Newly arrived art exhibits on modernist Christian Louboutin (^, the carousel of shoessss) and ancient Mesopotamia at the Royal Ontario Museum let attendees step back through time to gain insight on the art of our culture.
"So we converge at Power Ball, to take selfies with the art, or with each other, to become “Toronto Famous” to one another through tweets, and Instagrams, and blogs, and stories like this. It’s the reason they print hashtags on our bracelets. It’s the reason there’s a life-sized Toronto Life cover prop. It’s the reason the Kobo-sponsored photo booth has a two-way mirror that lets us peep in on the most intimate primping. It’s the reason the cocktails are named “Paparazzi,” the reason wicked performance artist Zeesy Powers projected faces on an entire wall, and the reason Ryan Trecartin turned our Tumblr posts into art.”
The rising star of fashion photography lets his portraits of Canadian music heroes take the spotlight. Feist’s Metals was playing in the background through most of our conversation, and I stood looking at this picture through all four minutes of “Bittersweet Melodies.”