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The Same Problem

Video still of man in bed installed in Hart House

Works by:

Aleesa Cohene, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

The Same Problem

September 18–December 21, 2012

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Video installation at the archway to the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery by Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is a Montréal-born artist and diarist. Since 1999, his video, sound and print works have considered the singing voice and the history of song, the rendering of love into language, and the impact of popular culture on emotional identity. His use of irony, unexpected musicological intersections and raw emotion invites audiences to reflect on the media we ingest and the concepts of love to which we attach ourselves. Nemerofsky Ramsay’s work has exhibited in diverse contexts across Canada, Europe and East Asia and has won prizes at festivals in Germany, Poland and Portugal. His work is part of numerous private collections as well as the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

Vancouver-born artist Aleesa Cohene has been producing video installations since 2001. Her work has shown in festivals and galleries across Canada as well as in Brazil, Cambodia, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Scandinavia, Turkey, and the United States, and has won prizes at Utrecht’s Impakt Festival and Toronto’s Images Festival. She has participated in artist residencies in Canada, the Netherlands and Denmark. She recently completed a fellowship at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne, Germany and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto.

Opening Reception

Tuesday September, 18th, 2012, 4-6pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Title Image: Installation view of The Same Problem, 2012. Image credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.


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