Our Pick of the Week: Light Therapy at MOCA

Winter blues setting in? Head to the newly reopened MOCA (158 Sterling Rd.) for a therapeutic art exhibit designed to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, about 2-3% of Canadians will experience SAD during their lifetime, with women being at a greater risk.

In its third iteration at MOCA, Light Therapy will explore how contemporary museums act as spaces that support wellbeing and mental health. Designed by Swedish architect and visual artist Apolonija Šušteršič, Light Therapy simulates a bright, sunny day by filling a room with a generous amount of artificial light. The installation, which was originally designed for Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1999, will transform MOCA’s fourth floor into a space where visitors can read or socialize with each other while being exposed to light.

Light Therapy runs until February 10, 2019, and is included in general admission.

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