What a week! We wrapped up 30 great months of TYPOLOGY programming with a packed house during the Toronto Art Book Fair and an amazingly well attended roundtable discussion on our relaunch as Critical Distance centre for curators in Toronto.
Thanks to all the visitors to our exhibition, table, and workshop at TOABF, to Maxine Proctor, Karie Liao, and everyone behind the fair for a fantastic four days at Artscape Youngplace, and to our fellow exhibitors, curators, and artists for the amazing variety and quality of the work on display. Special thanks to the AGO Library and Archives for adding book works and editions by Working Title exhibiting artists Maria Flawia Litwin, Christopher Manson, Cathryn Miller, Susana Reisman, Lyla Rye, and Manuel Saiz to their wonderful collection.
We’re working on the transcription for Monday’s roundtable discussion and will post it shortly. In the meantime here’s the survey we promised to all who attended and to anyone who is interested in participating in establishing priorities and developing programming for the centre. The survey should take no more than 5–10 minutes to complete and we’re asking everyone to respond by the end of this week (Friday, July 1st) so that we can incorporate your feedback and develop initiatives right out of the gate.
Survey for a Centre for Curators in Toronto
Now is the time to think and dream big — what do you wish for the arts/exhibitions/curating/community in Toronto today? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, ideas, and insights soon!
This past fall, the Images Festival and TYPOLOGY launched Moving Images in Contemporary Culture, a new series of talks and workshops on the changes, challenges, and advances in curating and presenting the moving image. Our pilot event, Beyond the Projection, took place on October 17 with the participation of many local curators and programmers. Our second event, The Space of Production: Notes on Technical Support, took place January 23 and featured a presentation by Victoria Brooks, EMPAC Curator of Time-based Visual Art (more information on this page under Events).
TYPOLOGY presents Script, Stage, Screen | Ciprian Mureșan, curated by Oana Tanase. Featuring a critical selection of this internationally known artist’s experimental films, Script, Stage, Screen is the first solo exhibition of Mureșan’s work in Toronto, which we are very pleased to present in partnership with the 29th edition of the Images Festival (April 14–23, 2016).
We’ve got so much good stuff coming up at the space and in the building that we have to share over multiple posts. Here’s our March update — stay tuned for more news and our April exhibition announcement coming soon. Make a note, mark your calendars, and COME!
IN HOUSE: A BENEFIT EXHIBITION FOR PAPERHOUSE STUDIO
(Note to our mailing list subscribers: sorry about that bait and switch from yesterday — but we hope you enjoyed the posts by our resident curator, Oana Tanase, and intern, Katelyn Gallucci. We’re now sending you the info on our upcoming screenings from CHINA NOW: Independent Visions, for reals! Read on for details, and if you’re as excited as we are, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your own personal discount code for 10% off advance tickets — a bit of special treatment for our long suffering subscribers. :)
TYPOLOGY is proud to announce our support for CHINA NOW: Independent Visions, in the form of two exciting film screenings we’ll host in Small World Music Centre’s theatre space at Artscape Youngplace this spring.
Organized by Toronto-based curator and critic Shelly Kraicer, LA-based producer Karin Chien, and Chicago-based filmmaker JP Sniadecki, CHINA NOW is the touring arm of Cinema on the Edge, a program of 29 experimental films representing the best of Chinese independent film festivals from 2012-14. Launched to wide acclaim in New York last summer, Cinema on the Edge will debut in Toronto this March with a monthlong program of eight documentaries hosted by TIFF Cinematheque, under the series title The Crisis of the Real: New Chinese Independent Documentaries.
Following fast on their heels, TYPOLOGY will present our own selection from the original series: three groundbreaking animations and one experimental feature which comprise an eye- and ear-opening program of independent contemporary cinema from across China. Featuring filmmakers from Shenyang in the north to Guangzhou in the south, and Tibet in the west to Taiwan in the east, this selection bespeaks volumes on the vastness of space, time scales, and cultural difference experienced by these artists, who must find their voices in a country where censorship remains the order of the day.
TYPOLOGY is pleased to announce the launch of Conversations, a new series exploring research-based arts by Curator-in-Residence, Oana Tanase. Her first interview features Brooklyn-based artist, Rob Carter.
Rob Carter was born in Worcester, UK and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University and later received an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College in New York. He has shown his work internationally, with solo exhibitions at Art In General in New York, Galerie Stefan Röpke in Cologne, Station Independent Projects in New York, Galeria Arnés y Ropke in Madrid and Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome. He has also exhibited at Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, The Field Museum in Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
LOOSE ENDS | MARY GRISEY, FAYE MULLEN, JÉRÔME NADEAU, DEBORAH WANG
January 14 — March 6, 2016
Each decay is a form of transformation into other living things, part of the great rampage of becoming that is also unbecoming. It is cruel, it is death, and it is also life, degeneration and regeneration, for nearly all living things live by the death of other things.
— Rebecca Solnit
TYPOLOGY is pleased to present Loose Ends, curated by Noa Bronstein and featuring sculpture, video, and photo-based works by Mary Grisey, Faye Mullen, Jérôme Nadeau, and Deborah Wang.
Just a quick note to wish everyone a wonderful year-end and a most auspicious beginning to 2016. We’ve got such good stuff in store for the next half of the current program year that we’re fairly bursting at the seams to tell you all about it. See our 2015–16 overview for the latest updates, and stay tuned for more information coming at you in the new year!
Also thanks to everyone who visited, volunteered, engaged, and otherwise supported the space, our people, and our programs in 2015, including the amazing artists and curators we worked with, our fantastic community and collaborators at Artscape Youngplace, our first interns and curatorial resident, our current and soon-to-be volunteers and board members, and our organizational partners and independent colleagues in curating and exhibition-making. Here’s to all this and more in 2016 and beyond.
This weekend is your last chance to see Nicolas Fleming’s transformative site-specific installation, Moving right along. We are open Friday thru Sunday from 12–5 pm, and the artist will be in attendance on the Friday to answer questions and discuss his work and process.
Join us this Friday from 5–11 for a major building-wide Halloween-themed event organized by artists and organizations at Artscape Youngplace, including TYPOLOGY. See below for all the amazing stuff we have in store for all ages.