Teatime has never been so revealing as eleven artists interpret their favourite poem.
Poetry and Tea invites you to a timeless teatime, where eleven headliners from the cultural scene pull up a chair and show themselves in a different light. This innovative video series is the result of an invitation launched by PHI to its valued collaborators during recent encounters or performances. Singers, musicians, and directors all took up the intriguing challenge to choose a poem that has touched their heart or inspired them on their journey, then recite it while savouring a cup of tea and sharing with us a moment of quiet introspection.
In a peaceful Zen atmosphere, infused with the evanescent charm of the mingled scents of steaming tea and exotic blossoms, Casey Spooner, Peaches, Milk & Bone, Lydia Képinski, YesMccan and other friends of PHI explore uncensored the interplay between rhymes and sounds, transforming pure art into pure pleasure. Above all, they invite us to make a place within for words that denounce, rhythms that soothe, and images that dare. Amorous feelings, maternal distress, devastating racism, spiritual quests, demands for social justice; the words paint a revealing portrait of their interpreters, introducing us to some of the new voices of contemporary poetry. Tea time has never been so infused with emotion.
October 5 → January 6, 2008
Gathering over forty recent works, DHC/ART’s inaugural exhibition by conceptual artist Marc Quinn is the largest ever mounted in North America and the artist’s first solo show in Canada
February 22 → May 25, 2008
Six artists present works that in some way critically re-stage films, media spectacles, popular culture and, in one case, private moments of daily life
July 4 → October 19, 2008
This poetic and often touching project speaks to us all about our relation to the loved one
November 30 → March 29, 2009
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s Replay, a major exhibition gathering works in video by the internationally acclaimed artist
May 21 → September 27, 2009
DHC/ART is pleased to present Particles of Reality, the first solo exhibition in Canada of the celebrated Israeli artist Michal Rovner, who divides her time between New York City and a farm in Israel
October 16 → November 22, 2009
The inaugural DHC Session exhibition, Living Time, brings together selected documentation of renowned Taiwanese-American performance artist Tehching Hsieh’s One Year Performances and the films of young Dutch artist, Guido van der Werve
January 29 → May 9, 2010
Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s film installations experiment with narrative storytelling, creating extraordinary tales out of ordinary human experiences
June 30 → November 14, 2010
For more than thirty years, Jenny Holzer’s work has paired text and installation to examine personal and social realities