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We ask that you please pre-book your visit to our fall exhibitions: three solo presentations by Liz Magor, Samuel Roy-Bois, and Jon Sasaki.


Featured Exhibition

Jon Sasaki: Killing One Bird With Half A Stone

September 26 - December 5, 2020

Jon Sasaki’s multidisciplinary practice delves into the potentially generative outcomes of failure and futility. Killing One Bird with Half a Stone centres around a selection of the artist’s videos from the past decade that depict the artist as a solitary protagonist who persistently, sometimes recklessly, refuses to accept the obsolescence, failure, or inadequacy of everyday objects. In To Change a Lightbulb (2017), Sasaki resolutely maneuvers a burnt-out lightbulb in the hopes of reconnecting the broken filament and re-illuminating the bulb, if only fleetingly. In Motivation (2013), he shakes a pendant lamp with a frayed cord, which illuminates briefly – tantalizingly – if shaken just so, before inevitably disconnecting again. When faced with the task of scaling a wall in Ladder Stack (2009), he perches multiple step ladders on top of one another, gradually and precariously climbing out of the camera’s view.

COVID-19 Update

Online Screening | Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS

November 30, 2020

Visual AIDS presents TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. Esker Foundation is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), Charan Singh (India/UK), and George Stanley Nsamba (Uganda).

Creative Youth & Family Online Programs

  • Family Workshop | Balancing Act with Suzanne Presinal

    November 21, 2020

    For this family program we invite children of all ages to join us for a session in balance, whimsy, laughter and fun. Can we balance stuffies with LEGO, a fork with a bowl, then put it all in a kid – made box? Are you up for a challenge? While the kids work with balancing household objects and toys in new ways, parent – collaborators will learn to film using a stop motion animation App to document these tippy and precarious sculptures.From our workshop space to your living rooms, let’s take some time to adventure and play together.

  • Family Workshop | Comic Making with Nicole Wolf

    December 5, 2020

    Children and families are invited to join us for an afternoon of creative story making with comic creator and local artist Nicole Wolf. From fast-paced exercises designed to explore storytelling and spark creativity, to basics like drawing panels, using word balloons and developing characters, Nicole will lead us through the stages of bringing a story to life. This workshop will give beginner and intermediate comic-makers new tools to use as they create their own stories. Suggested for ages 10 and up, but younger siblings are welcome to join.

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