Photo opportunities this week at Luminato – all free

Luminato 2010 is in full swing!

Below are some great places with FREE access, where you can test your photographic ‘muscle’.

I see the knit sculpture at the Brookfield Place every day, and it’s a marvel. I don’t want to spoil your pleasure, but it’s a good place to start:

MARK FAST: THE ASCENSION OF BEAUTY (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/127

Genre: Fashion

Location: Brookfield Place , 181 Bay Street

Time: All day

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Mark Fast transcends the boundary between art, fashion, and beauty by creating a knit installation exclusively for Luminato. Descending from its surroundings, a knit sculpture evokes the symbol of eternal femininity – the rose.The installation is fixed on site.

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CONVERSATION #4 BY TOM BENDTSEN (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/204

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

Time: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: This new visual arts installation, by Canadian artist Tom Bendtsen, consists of over 15,000 books.

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SOLAR BREATH (NORTHERN CARYATIDS)│LIGHT AIR (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/129

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Brookfield Place , 181 Bay Street ( Wellington Entrance)

Time: 11 AM – 7 PM

DESCRIPTION: This exhibition juxtaposes Michael Snow’s 2002 film Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids) with a work created in response to it by Mani Mazinani.

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SHIP O’ FOOLS (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/131

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park , 790 Queen Street West

Time: 11 AM – 10 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Ship O’ Fools, a salvaged thirty-foot Chinese junk boat by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, is in Trinity Bellwoods and open to the public.

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BAMAKO IN TORONTO (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/118

Genre: Illuminations

Location: Gladstone Hotel (3rd and 4th Floor), 1214 Queen Street West

Time: 12 PM – 5 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: This collection of images from Africa ’s foremost contemporary photography festival testifies to the sophistication and range of a rising generation of photographers from across the continent.

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NABAZ’MOB (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/198

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Location: Ernest Balmer Studio, Tapestry New Opera, 55 Mill St., Building 58, The Cannery, Studio 315 (Distillery Historic District)

Time: 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM (special performances)

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Nabaz’mob is an operatic ensemble of 100 small, robotic rabbits that form a captivating installation mixing sound and light.

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