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SAW Video at CRITICAL DISTANCE
Featuring naakita feldman-kiss, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Henry Andersen, Mara Eagle, Phil Rose, Molly Teitelbaum, Anna Queen, and the Video in the Public Sphere Working Group

Curated by Neven Lochhead
and presented in partnership with SAW Video Media Art Centre, Ottawa

February 7 – March 31, 2019
Opening reception Saturday, February 9th from 2–4 pm. Gallery hours thereafter Wednesday–Friday 12-6, Saturday–Sunday 11-5, and by appointment.

Lois Schklar/Timelines

Opening Reception: January 17, 2019, 6 pm – 9 pm: second floor hallway gallery, north side. Schklar will be exhibiting “Timelines”, a series of poetic narratives that are a visual testimony to the power of memory, connecting the past to the present. The individual works grow and change from preceding installations and are primarily site-specific. Each work is suspended on elastic cord, wire or metal rod and embedded with found and bought objects to create a metaphorical line in time.

“Timelines” re-imagines the aesthetic association that first brought these objects to Schklar’s attention, references former bodies of work and re-purposes materials she no longer uses or needs.

The Brain Storm

An unstructured studio drop-in where artists can meet, talk, brainstorm, share techniques, materials or ideas they are engaged with.

Community Day at the (mus)interpreted Exhibit

Join us for an art-filled day, meet new individuals, and take home a piece of art made by you!

You will:
* experience the visual art through an exhibit tour
* engage in a facilitated discussion and Q&A period
* create your own piece in a session led by visual artist Iman Bhatti
* enjoy a light meal and snacks with old and new friends

To sign-up please email us by October 26th at noon (please share any allergies or accessibility requirements in the email).

This event is FREE and is open to ALL Community Members | Spaces are limited | TTC tokens will be provided upon request

Exhibition – Crossing the Line: Contemporary Art from Denmark

Crossing the Line: Contemporary Art from Denmark

November 5 – December 11, 2016 | Critical Distance, Third Floor Studio 302

Hours: Friday to Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM

Critical Distance is pleased to present Crossing the Line, a timely and provocative survey of contemporary Danish art curated by Earl Miller. Recognizing the transnational nature of much recent art from Denmark, the exhibition asks: Can a nation define itself culturally by looking beyond its traditional borders?

Often boldly political, the work of the nine featured emerging and established artists considers cultural hegemonies, the nation state in a global framework, post-colonialism, nomadism, and the Syrian refugee crisis. Through performance, photography, video, sculpture, and sound, Jeannette Ehlers and Patricia Kaersenhout, Søren Thilo Funder, Jens Haaning, Maj Hasager, Tina Helen, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Jane Jin Kaisen, and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen reveal migrant patterns and alter them in unexpected ways. Challenging traditional gender, racial, and national divides, the artists often reverse roles: women become men; black men become white; tourists become locals; locals become tourists. Ultimately, Crossing the Line examines the response of one country’s artists to questions of international import. For many Canadians, the exhibition will serve as an introduction to the vibrant contemporary art scene in Denmark. For several of the artists in turn, Crossing the Line will be the first exhibition to feature their work in North America.

Crossing the Line will be accompanied by a catalogue with curatorial essay by Earl Miller and Q+As with all of the artists in the show, as well as full photo documentation of the exhibition. CDCC will also debut a limited edition print by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen.