Last Chance to See David Hockney’s fresh flowers

Experience the exhibition during ROM for the Holidays;Extended hours and new lower admission prices

David Hockney’s fresh flowers: Drawings on the iPhone and iPad closes to the public Sunday, January 1, 2012. Visitors can experience the exhibition during ROM for the Holidays from December 26, 2011 to January 8, 2012. This year’s holiday celebration at the Museum includes extended hours and new lower admission prices.*

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 designed by architect Ali Tayar, the presentation of fresh flowers is custom-designed for the Roloff Beny Gallery in the ROM’s Michael Lee- Chin Crystal, in collaboration with David Hockney.

David Hockney’s fresh flowers
reveals the artist’s extraordinary use of this novel new artistic medium and its impact on shaping visual culture. 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.

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: .