Vikram Vij’s Power of 10
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Vikram Vij’s Power of 10

Continuing our 10th anniversary celebration, we’ve invited 10 Indian Summer Festival alumni to share 10 artists that inspire them. We couldn’t create this list without Vikram Vij. His legendary Vij’s restaurant famously takes no reservations (Pierre Trudeau and Harrison Ford have been asked to wait their turn) and is a local hotspot and a destination...

by February 18, 2020February 18, 2020
Han Han’s Power of 10
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Han Han’s Power of 10

As we gear up for the 10th anniversary of Indian Summer Festival, we’ve invited 10 ISF alumni to share 10 artists that inspire them. Our first guest was the amazing Ruby Singh, sharing 10 South Asian artists that are an inspiration for him. Today we have the pleasure of Han Han sharing her 10 artists...

by January 21, 2020January 21, 2020
Listen to the Indian Summer Festival podcast
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Listen to the Indian Summer Festival podcast

We’re thrilled to launch our very own Indian Summer Festival podcast! Over the years, Indian Summer Festival has played host to some of the most interesting thinkers on the planet – both local and global. Our vaults are full of talks and dialogues about the things that shape and affect our lives. Our speakers have...

by January 8, 2020January 8, 2020
Ruby Singh’s Power of 10
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Ruby Singh’s Power of 10

As we gear up for the 10th anniversary of Indian Summer Festival, we’ve invited 10 ISF alumni to name 10 artists that inspire them.  Anyone who has experienced ISF has likely felt the sonic magic that Ruby Singh creates. Over the years, ISF has been fortunate to have him as a constant force of creativity,...

by January 6, 2020January 14, 2020
Unceded Territories – Interactive Virtual Reality
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Unceded Territories – Interactive Virtual Reality

Created by Paisley Smith and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Canadian Premiere at Indian Summer Festival, after it’s recent World Premiere at Tribeca Immersive at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Unceded Territories is a provocative VR experience created from indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s iconic work, engaging viewers in an interactive landscape grappling with colonialism, climate change...

by June 25, 2019June 25, 2019
Art for Punjabi Market
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Art for Punjabi Market

A Public Art Project curated by Indian Summer Festival Curated by Indian Summer Festival, this unique public art project treats the street banners along Punjabi Market Main Street as a canvas for high calibre art. Indian Summer Festival asked two celebrated artists to respond to the idea of Punjabi Market as a place of gathering,...

by June 14, 2019June 14, 2019
Moving Still: Performative Photography in India
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Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

PRESENTING PARTNER Moving Still: Performative Photography in India explores themes of migration, gender, religion and national identity through the lens of performative photography. The exhibition focuses on the photo-based practices of contemporary artists who are rooted in the diversity of cultures within the country, while at the same time engaging in a global dialogue. Participating...

by May 30, 2019May 30, 2019
Nep Sidhu: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)
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Nep Sidhu: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

PRESENTING PARTNER Nep Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the reverberations of form, antiquity, myth, and history with an affinity for community. Through material investigations that use textiles, sculpture, video, and sound, Sidhu’s work seeks moments of knowledge. Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded) explores how memories persist in...

by May 30, 2019June 6, 2019