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… move or be moved by some ‘thing’ rather than oneself.

Critical Distance is pleased to present … move or be moved by some thing rather than oneself., an exhibition that considers curating and choreography as materials and subjects. Bringing together the work of Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Adam Basanta, Adrienne Crossman, and Nadège Grebmeier Forget, the exhibition is curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson. The title, taken from a quote by choreographer Yvonne Rainer, echoes the curators’ desire to question the potentialities of artworks as well as presentation contexts from the position of transdisciplinary instability.

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23, from 2-4 pm
Exhibition dates: June 23-August 5, 2018
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, from 12-5 pm

Opening Reception: CAREER LAUNCHER 2018

CAREER LAUNCHER 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Exhibition Dates: June 26th – July 26th, 2018 | Second Floor Hallway Gallery | Free

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCADU is pleased to present a Photography Exhibition of the recipients of the 2018 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher. Congratulations to those who have been selected!

This exhibition will be held on the 2nd floor of Artscape Youngplace and presents recent work by the artists:

Patrick Corrigan: patrick-corrigan.format.com

Abigail Holt: abigail-holt.format.com

Michelle Homonylo: michellehomonylo.com

Qirou Yang: kiyoyang.ca

 

Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers

OCAD University

100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON M5T 1W1

careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca

Exhibition: CAREER LAUNCHER 2018

CAREER LAUNCHER 2018

June 26th – July 26th, 2018 | Second Floor Hallway Gallery | Free

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCADU is pleased to present a Photography Exhibition of the recipients of the 2018 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher. Congratulations to those who have been selected!

This exhibition will be held on the 2nd floor of Artscape Youngplace and presents recent work by the artists:

Patrick Corrigan: patrick-corrigan.format.com

Abigail Holt: abigail-holt.format.com

Michelle Homonylo: michellehomonylo.com

Qirou Yang: kiyoyang.ca

 

Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers

OCAD University

100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON M5T 1W1

careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca

Artist & Curator Talk (Program in French)- José Luis Torres: Question d’adaptation

Artist & Curator Talk- José Luis Torres: Question d’adaptation (Program in French)

Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 2 PM | FREE
In conjunction with his solo exhibition at the Koffler Gallery, José Luis Torres will discuss his artistic practice and the ways in which his work engages notions of displacement, adaptation and identity construction, in a conversation with curator Mona Filip.

José Luis Torres was born in Argentina and has been living and working in Québec since 2003. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, a Master’s Degree in Sculpture and a degree in Architecture. His work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions, as well as public interventions in both Canada and abroad, including Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec), Human Cities/Places to be (Brussels, Belgium), Museum London (London, ON), The Works Art & Design Festival (Edmonton – Alberta), Manif d’art the Québec City Biennial (Québec), UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, (Colorado Springs, USA), Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture (Edmonton, Alberta), X-Border Art Biennial (Rovaniemi, Finland) and CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (Cambridge, ON), among many others. Torres has also participated in various artist residencies in Canada, Argentina, the United States, Mexico and Europe. More details.

Image: José Luis Torres, Mutations, 2015.

Opening Reception & Curator’s Talk: “…move or be moved by some ‘thing’ rather than oneself.”

Opening Reception & Curator’s Talk at Critical Distance Centre for Curators

… move or be moved by some ‘thing’ rather than oneself.

Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Adam Basanta, Adrienne Crossman, and Nadège Grebmeier Forget

Curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson

June 23, 2018 2–4 pm | FREE

Critical Distance is pleased to present … move or be moved by some thing rather than oneself., an exhibition that considers curating and choreography as materials and subjects. Bringing together the work of Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Adam Basanta, Adrienne Crossman, and Nadège Grebmeier Forget, the exhibition is curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson. The title, taken from a quote by choreographer Yvonne Rainer, echoes the curators’ desire to question the potentialities of artworks as well as presentation contexts from the position of transdisciplinary instability.

About the artists

Guillaume Adjutor Provost is a Montréal-based artist. His practice is situated at the borders of visual arts, curating, and literature through hybrid works. He holds a Ph.D. in Arts Studies and Practices from UQAM and is the 2016-18 recipient of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art. His solo exhibition have been presented in various venues, such as Centre CLARK (Montréal, 2016), Diagonale (Montréal, 2017), and Bikini (Lyon, 2018).

Adam Basanta is a Montréal-based artist, composer, and performer of experimental music. His sculptures and installations reveal the conceptual and sensory dimensions of sound in the exhibition space by modifying the usual relationship of the visitors to it. His recent projects have been presented in Europe, United States, and Canada. He is long-listed for the 2018 Sobey Art Award.

Adrienne Crossman is based in Windsor. Their approach as an artist and curator questions the normativity of representation and the boundaries of the physical or virtual exhibition environment. They examine the potentialities of a queer sensibility through digital media and popular culture. Their recent projects have been shown in Toronto, Windsor, Carlisle (UK), and Montréal, as well as in The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale.

Nadège Grebmeier Forget is a Montréal-based artist. She employs choreographic and curatorial strategies to complicate access to her performing body in live, video, or installation works. Recent exhibitions and performances have been presented in various venues, such as VU PHOTO (Québec, 2016), She Works Flexible—Flex Space (Houston, 2016), and OPTICA (Montréal, 2017).

About the curators

Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau is a Montréal-based writer and curator. MA candidate in Art History at UQAM, her research questions the effects of exhibition reenactment in contemporary art. She was the Assistant Curator for the Canadian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), co-editor of the book Questionner l’avenir. Réflexions sur la réactualisation de la Biennale de Montréal (2015), and curator of the exhibition do it Montréal at Galerie de l’UQAM (2016).

Maude Johnson is a Montréal-based writer and curator. She holds a MA in Art History from Concordia University. She is interested in the relationship between bodies, times, and spaces. Her research explores performative and curatorial practices, while probing methodologies, mechanisms, and languages within interdisciplinary practices. Her recent projects have been presented in the SIGHTINGS space of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Montréal, 2016) and at Artexte (Montréal, 2018).

 

image: Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Rendering on View (Betty Rowland meets Angela Aames)2017. Performed on May 27, 2017, as part of the installation Walls of Wind: The mirroring and rendering which was created in the context of the group exhibition I’ve Only Known My Own curated by Nicole Burisch and presented from April 21 to June 10, 2017, at OPTICA, Montréal. Photo by Paul Litherland.

Opening Reception- José Luis Torres: Question d’adaptation

Summer Opening Reception for José Luis Torres: Question d’adaptation

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 6–9 PM | FREE

Koffler Gallery presents José Luis Torres: Question d’adaptation, curated by Mona Filip. Join us for the FREE summer opening reception on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6-9pm.

Argentinian-born, Québec-based artist José Luis Torres works with sculpture, installation and public intervention, appropriating spaces and hijacking meaning through simple actions that subvert everyday materials and the conventions of handicraft. Influenced by his experience of displacement, Torres’ creative explorations focus on space and place, generating whimsical artworks where spontaneity and accumulation recur in connection to ideas of economy, survival, labour and the ready-made.

At the Koffler Gallery’s invitation, Torres creates a site-specific sculptural installation focused on three notions central to the experience of migration: camouflage, reflection and construction. Attempting to blend into the new cultural milieu and to mirror social conventions is a familiar process to newcomers. As assimilation indelibly affects one’s sense of identity, layers of individuality risk being chipped away to near invisibility, or reconfigured and rebuilt into ever more complex self-expression.

Metaphorically exploring the adaptation strategies and fluid reinvention of immigrant identity, Torres transforms the exhibition space through material interventions, building an immersive setting that disrupts visitors’ expectations. The installation unfolds as an all-encompassing, seemingly endless construction that reflects the state of precariousness and perpetual change intrinsic to the immigrant condition. Cultivating the ways in which coexisting, unplanned elements can modify each other to generate constantly evolving environments, Torres’ work enables us to re-examine how we inhabit and adjust to our surroundings.

Image: José Luis Torres, Mutations, 2015.

Exhibition- José Luis Torres: Question d’adaptation

José Luis Torres: Question d’adaptation

Curated by Mona Filip

June 21 – August 26, 2018 | Koffler Gallery

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 PM – 6 PM, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM, Closed Mondays & Statutory Holidays

Summer Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 6–9 PM | FREE

Argentinian-born, Québec-based artist José Luis Torres works with sculpture, installation and public intervention, appropriating spaces and hijacking meaning through simple actions that subvert everyday materials and the conventions of handicraft. Influenced by his experience of displacement, Torres’ creative explorations focus on space and place, generating whimsical artworks where spontaneity and accumulation recur in connection to ideas of economy, survival, labour and the ready-made.

At the Koffler Gallery’s invitation, Torres creates a site-specific sculptural installation focused on three notions central to the experience of migration: camouflage, reflection and construction. Attempting to blend into the new cultural milieu and to mirror social conventions is a familiar process to newcomers. As assimilation indelibly affects one’s sense of identity, layers of individuality risk being chipped away to near invisibility, or reconfigured and rebuilt into ever more complex self-expression.

Metaphorically exploring the adaptation strategies and fluid reinvention of immigrant identity, Torres transforms the exhibition space through material interventions, building an immersive setting that disrupts visitors’ expectations. The installation unfolds as an all-encompassing, seemingly endless construction that reflects the state of precariousness and perpetual change intrinsic to the immigrant condition. Cultivating the ways in which coexisting, unplanned elements can modify each other to generate constantly evolving environments, Torres’ work enables us to re-examine how we inhabit and adjust to our surroundings.

José Luis Torres was born in Argentina and has been living and working in Québec since 2003. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, a Master’s Degree in Sculpture and a degree in Architecture. His work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions, as well as public interventions in both Canada and abroad, including Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec), Human Cities/Places to be (Brussels, Belgium), Museum London (London, ON), The Works Art & Design Festival (Edmonton – Alberta), Manif d’art the Québec City Biennial (Québec), UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, (Colorado Springs, USA), Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture (Edmonton, Alberta), X-Border Art Biennial (Rovaniemi, Finland) and CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (Cambridge, ON), among many others. Torres has also participated in various artist residencies in Canada, Argentina, the United States, Mexico and Europe. More details.

 

Image: José Luis Torres, Mutations, 2015.

Nuit Rose 2018 Opening Night

NUIT ROSE is back for its fifth festival with the theme UNBOUND. This year, NUIT ROSE returns to Artscape Youngplace with a major group exhibition of painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture. Musical and DJ performances will activate our FREE opening night. Come for the art and stay for the party.

Opening Night: Wednesday, June 13th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Exhibition: June 13th – June 23rd

#NUITROSETO

Nuit Rose 2018 Group Exhibition

NUIT ROSE is back for its fifth festival with the theme UNBOUND. This year, NUIT ROSE returns to Artscape Youngplace with a major group exhibition of painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture.

Exhibition: June 13th – June 23rd, 1st 2nd and 3rd floor hallway galleries.

#NUITROSETO

www.nuitrose.ca

Patti and Rose’s 5th Annual Kids and Youth ART Show

Patti and Rose’s 5th Annual Kids and Youth ART Show

May 27-June 9, 2018

Opening Party: May 30, 4-6pm

Hours: Monday – Sunday 8am – 9pm

MAKE BETTER – is the theme this year! Kids have taken objects that already exist in their homes and made them better. The theme this year is an effort to use less, use what we have and possibly explore re purposed objects or environmentally friendly materials or themes.

The Opening party has a POTLUCK snack table so bring a snack to share or a container of juice (no juice boxes with straws please)