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Syrus Marcus Ware

Syrus Marcus Ware (born in Montreal, QC, Canada; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) is a Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator, and educator. He uses painting, installation, and performance to explore social justice frameworks and black activist culture, and has shown widely in galleries and festivals across Canada. He is part of the Performance Disability Art Collective and a core team member of Black Lives Matter – Toronto. He has won several recognitions including the TD Arts Diversity Award (2017), Steinert & Ferreiro Award (2012), and “Best Queer Activist” from NOW Magazine (2005).

Works

Syrus Marcus Ware at Ryerson Image Centre

Location: Ryerson Image Centre

Ancestors, Can You Read Us? (Dispatches from the Future) is half of a two-part installation at the Ryerson Image Centre and 259 Lake Shore Blvd E that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism. Ware transforms the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall into an imagined…

Syrus Marcus Ware at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

In a two-part installation at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E and Ryerson Image Centre’s New Media Wall, Ware imagines a world where racialized people have survived the “black death spectacle” writ large on the nightly news; survived the catastrophic impact of the Anthropocene; and survived the crushing effects of white…

Programs

Audio Dispatches

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Dispatch is an expansive program offered in multiple parts. Individuals are invited to respond to Syrus Marcus Ware’s Afro-futuristic speculative fiction installation, Antarctica, located at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E. Ware’s dispatch from a dystopian future is a warning of impending environmental and social disaster and a call to action,…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, “Antarctica,” 2019, mixed-media installation. Courtesy…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, “Antarctica,” 2019, mixed-media…

Antarctica

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, “Antarctica,” 2019, mixed-media…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 5-5:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 5-5:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 5-5:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 5-5:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 5-5:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 5-5:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 5-5:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 2-2:30pm and 3:15-3:45pm Live theatrical performances take place every week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica, 2019, mixed-media…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica, 2019, mixed-media…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica, 2019, mixed-media…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Performance Times: 5-5:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica, 2019, mixed-media…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica, 2019, mixed-media…

Syrus Marcus Ware: Art, Activism, And Futurity

Location: Ryerson Image Centre

For two decades, Toronto-based artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware has explored the themes of justice and climate change through his practice spanning painting, installation, performance, and video. In this talk, Ware discusses his hopes for the future of activism and how artistic practice can help us understand an uncertain…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica, 2019, mixed-media…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica, 2019, mixed-media…

Antarctica: Live Performance

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Live theatrical performances take place each week as part of Antarctica, an installation that draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism where the next generation of racialized activists offers insights into a future radically altered by climate change. Image Credit: Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica, 2019, mixed-media…

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