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Members’ Preview | Winter 2019 | Chantal Akerman & Basma Alsharif

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
 | 7:00 pm
 – 10:00 pm 
 | Free

Explore the works of Chantal Akerman and Basma Alsharif in a new and immersive experience.

MOCA Toronto welcomes you to our new winter 2019 (February-April) programming. We are excited to present the works of Chantal Akerman and Basma Alsharif. Both artists share many concerns – geopolitical definitions, the collapsing of histories and how we form individual versus collective memory.

Akerman’s exhibition is the first time that her work is being shown in a museum in Toronto.

Learn more about the artists:

Chantal Akerman
Akerman is known for her impact on feminist filmmaking and avant-garde cinema. Her filmography includes the masterpiece Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), which she made when she was just 25 years old.

NOW by Akerman creates a sense of being immersed in an arid landscape, across five screens. Also on view is Akerman’s In The Mirror.

Basma Alsharif
Basma Alsharif’s exhibition intertwines four major works, each one presented as a staged setting. Using many different media, she takes us on journeys into the collective subconscious, exploring the tools we all use to understand the ghosts of history.

At the centre of the exhibition is A Philistine, inviting you to settle into an armchair and enter a story travelling back in time.

Don’t forget to visit these interactive exhibitions on view:

DEMOS – A Reconstruction, Andreas Angelidakis
Light Therapy, Apolonija Šušteršič
Scaffold and Horizons (Earth and Sky), Adrian Blackwell

Joining us:

  • Beer by Henderson Brewing
  • Wine by Masi Wines
  • Music by DJ Dre Ngozi
    Through fresh mixes, Dre takes the crowd on an unexpected journey. Dre has played for Manifesto, Vogue and Covergirl, in Toronto and across the continent.
  • Café by Forno Cultura and shop by Art Metropole will be open

A cash bar will be available. Last entry time is 9:30pm.

Members’ Preview Registration details:

Please log in and claim your ticket(s) online. Artist, Student, Out of Town, and Individual members receive one (1) ticket to the preview. Dual, Engage and Immerse level members are permitted two (2) tickets. Please print out your ticket or have it available on your phone for entry. This event is for all ages. Youth and adults both require tickets.

Not a member? Become a member here.


About MOCA Toronto

The new MOCA Toronto is a place of conversation, exchange and exploration where visitors of all ages and backgrounds can be part of a global creative moment.

Located on Sterling Road, in the culturally rich Junction Triangle community, the museum is housed in the historic Tower Automotive Building, a former aluminium factory known for its unique architecture.

A few housekeeping items

  • Everyone requires a ticket for entry including youth. Please print or have your ticket ready on your phone.
  • Doors open at 7pm
  • A cash bar will be available
  • Last entry time is 9:30pm


Plan your visit

MOCA is located at 158 Sterling Road, Toronto. Limited street and paid parking are available.

The museum is easily accessible by TTC. We are located near Dundas West and Lansdowne Subway Stations, as well as the Bloor UP Express Station. You can reach us via the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars. Visit TTC’s Trip Planner.

MOCA Toronto is a barrier-free and accessible museum for all.
We are located in the Tower Automotive Building, with elevators serving each floor. The museum has wheelchair and stroller parking as well as two walkers and wheelchairs available onsite for use. If you have other needs we should know about, contact us at ahead of time to make any arrangements.


Generously supported by Hal Jackman Foundation