The Transience of Value

Gallery Gachet

Salon Shop exhibition: The Transience of Value by Lena Tan.

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Opening reception: Friday, April 24th, 7.00 – 10.00 pm
Exhibition runs: April 24th – May 31st, 2015

Lena Tan carries forward forgotten traditions into a contemporary society that leaves a trail of increasingly obvious destruction behind it. Hand-worked lace, based on the pattern work of Irish women crocheting for survival through the Great Famine of the mid-19th century, meld with the flotsam of the daily commuter. Repurposed bus tickets & crochet become micro meditations on transit and transformation. Permanence fused on to transience. Can the invalidated be made valid again through art?

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Let Valentina play

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Valentina Lisitsa:

Yes, Toronto Symphony is going TO PAY ME NOT TO PLAY because I exercised the right to free speech.
Yes, they will pay my fee but they are going to announce that I will be unable to play and they already found a substitute.
And they even threatened me against saying anything about the cause of the cancellation.

Shostakovich Sonata No. 2 Mov 3 Finale

Update at CTV.

More info at CBC.