ICC at the ROM Welcomes David Hockney’s Fresh Flowers

Films, lectures and courses
announced

To celebrate the opening of David
Hockney’s Fresh Flowers: Drawings on the iPhone and iPad

, the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the ROM
presents a suite of programs inspired by the exhibition, technology
and the impact it has on the way we create, receive and interpret
culture.

Film
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

Friday, October 7, 6:30 pm
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, followed by exhibition preview
Public $12, Member $10, FICC Members $8
Filmed over three years, this documentary is an unprecedented record
of a major artist at work. Preceding his work with the iPad, this
documentary captures David Hockney’s return from California to paint
his native Yorkshire, through the seasons and in all weather. It tells
the story of a homecoming and provides a revealing portrait of what
inspires and motivates one of today’s greatest living artists. href="http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/lectures">Buy tickets

Lectures/Discussions

David Hockney in Conversation with Charlie
Scheips

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 pm
Samuel Hall /Currelly Gallery
The ICC presents this once-in-a-lifetime event. One of the world’s
greatest living artists is joined on stage at the ROM for an intimate
discussion with curator Charlie Scheips. A Q&A session will follow the
talk. Buy
tickets

Panel Discussion: The Social, Mobile, New
Museum - Harnessing New Technologies in the Museum World

Monday, October 24, 3:30 pm
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, FREE
This panel, made up of both international museum and new media
experts, will explore the new standard of technology in museums.
Panelists will discuss what the museum world will look like in ten
year and how they can implement new media effectively and in a budget-
friendly way.

Panel Discussion: Political Advocacy on the
Internet

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Public $12, Member $10, FICC Members $8
Join in the conversation about the role that new media and the
internet play in political advocacy. Learn more about the strategies
leading organizations have embraced, and the implications and effects
of this growing platform. For tickets, please visit:
http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/lectures

Digital Artist Show-and-Tell

Friday, November 4, 7:00 pm
Roloff Beny Gallery, Included with Museum admission
Spend Friday evenings in November with the ICC, where Toronto-based
digital media artists will be showcasing their work. Within the
gallery space of David Hockney’s iPod and iPad works, the artists will
demonstrate how and why they use technology in their artistic process.
More information on participating artists coming soon.

Interact

iPad Drawing Class

Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm
ROM Classroom #3
Public $25, Member $23, FICC Members $20
Bring your iPad with the Brushes application loaded to the
ROM and learn the ways David Hockney created his works featured in the
Fresh Flowers exhibition. Instructor Jarrem Lynch of the
Toronto School of Art will demonstrate the application and help
participants develop their own drawing skills with this new and
exciting medium. Space is limited. Check back soon for information on
how to register.

Additional Information

Fresh Flowers marks the ROM’s first WiFi
accessible exhibition, so visitors can share their experience online,
in real time. Join the conversation on twitter; tweet us @ROMToronto
and use the hashtag #ROMFreshFlowers to share your thoughts and stay
informed.

The exhibition includes a 56 page catalogue titled
David Hockney: Fleurs Fraiches, featuring an essay by Hockney
on his works on the iPhone and iPad, created for the exhibition in
Paris and available at the ROM Museum Store. The catalogue texts are
in both French and English.

About the Exhibition

Originally presented by the Fondation Pierre
Bergé/Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, this ICC presentation is the
exhibition’s North American debut and marks Hockney’s first major show
in Canada in over two decades. Curated by Charlie Scheips and
engineered by architect Ali Tayar, the presentation of Fresh
Flowers
has been custom-designed for the Roloff Beny Gallery in
the ROM’s Michael Lee- Chin Crystal, in collaboration with David
Hockney. It will be on view from October 8, 2011 to January 1, 2012.

The exhibition features approximately 100 iPhone
drawings displayed on 20 iPod Touches, as well as an additional 100
iPad drawings on 25 iPads. More than 20 drawings in the exhibition
will feature playback animations, allowing viewers insight into
Hockney’s creative process. Fresh Flowers will also show two
films featuring the artist working on an iPad, eight large-scale
animated projections of recent iPad drawings, and a nine-minute
triptych slide show with an additional 169 images.

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About Institute for Contemporary
Culture

The Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) is the
Royal Ontario Museum's window on contemporary societies around the
globe. Playing a vital role within the historical Museum, the ICC
examines current cultural, social and political issues throughout the
modern world in thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary art,
photography, architecture and design that are presented in the Roloff
Beny Gallery and other galleries of the Museum. Additionally, a roster
of public events including lectures, film series, debates and
performances further explore relevant themes addressed in ICC
exhibitions, serving as a catalyst for stimulating public
conversations. The ROM's extensive collections of world cultures and
natural history through the ages add context, meaning and depth to
these engaging discussions of contemporary ideas. More information at:
www.rom.on.ca/icc