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Farewell from TYPOLOGY; Critical Distance to come


We’ve got new postcards, so it must be official — TYPOLOGY is relaunching as Critical Distance Centre for Curators this fall!

Since June, we’ve been working behind the scenes to lay the groundwork for our transition to Critical Distance. Much of this involves the gruntwork of revising our website and social media pages to reflect our new identity, and summarizing the information we’ve gathered thus far so that we can prioritize initiatives and new programming, and provide multiple avenues for people to get involved. This preparatory work will continue through the early part of September and once complete, we will begin to reach out to everyone who has expressed an interest in participating through our roundtable discussion and online survey. (If you’re just finding us now, the survey is still open and additional responses are very welcome).

We’ll be launching our updated website and networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) soon with details on our fall exhibitions and the many exciting events, projects, and opportunities we’ve got in store for our first year as CDCC. We hope you’ll make the transition with us and follow our new pages as they go live. The website and Facebook page for TYPOLOGY will continue to exist as archives and resources for anyone interested in the history of our organization and program, although we will be sure to include current artist/curator profiles and past exhibition pages at as well.

It’s been an amazing three years as TYPOLOGY and we’re looking forward to many more as Critical Distance. Thank you to everyone who’s been with us, and will be with us, as we continue to build a truly dedicated centre for curators in Toronto, Canada, and beyond.


TYPOLOGY at the Toronto Art Book Fair: June 16–19, 2016


TYPOLOGY is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair with a pop-up exhibition in the project space, a vendor table in the third floor hallway, and an artist-led book arts workshop on the front lawn, hosted in partnership with Gallery 44 and generously supported by Japanese Paper Place.

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We’re levelling up this fall with a new name and more focused mission


TYPOLOGY is pleased to announce our pending relaunch this fall as


Building on the foundation we’ve established over the past three years, during which we’ve provided opportunities for nearly thirty curators and artists to mount exhibitions within a critical framework, TYPOLOGY is adapting our model and mandate in response to the need, voiced by local and national curators, for a truly vital collegial community—one which pursues, shares and supplies information, advocacy, opportunity, and resources for practitioners at all stages in their professional development.

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Opening May 7th: On The Surface | Susana Reisman, a CONTACT Featured Exhibition


TYPOLOGY is pleased to present On The Surface | Susana Reisman, featuring the Toronto-based artist’s latest findings from her multi-year investigation into the nature of wood. Encompassing aspects of both drawing and painting even as it foregrounds relationships between sculpture and photography, the exhibition includes a selection of large-scale colour photographs and several freestanding wood sculptures.

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Presenting: FLIGHTS & LANDINGS | Tamara Gayer, Christine Gedeon, Janine Miedzik

Tamara Gayer, Here Come the Bombs, 2015

TYPOLOGY is pleased to present FLIGHTS & LANDINGS, a two-part exhibition of work by three multidisciplinary artists from three different cities: Brooklyn-based Tamara Gayer, Berlin-based Christine Gedeon, and Toronto-based Janine Miedzik. Known for their visually engaging, site-responsive approaches to installation, each artist will debut a large-scale project in one of the stairwell galleries at Artscape Youngplace (the Flights), complemented by a selection of smaller artworks representing object-oriented aspects of their practices in the project space (the Landings).

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A Riveder le Stelle catalogues are on the way!


We were thrilled to launch our guest curating program with Heather Nicol’s wonderful and intimate exhibition, A Riveder le Stelle | Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean, and we are now equally excited to present the accompanying catalogue. Packed with images of the show and all the works in it, plus four texts exploring various forms of correspondence between Nicol, Hambleton, MacLean, and their works, this catalogue-as-conversation will be available for sale online and in the project space soon.

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Upcoming events at TYPOLOGY

A Riveder le Stelle is a Canadian Art Must-See Show!
Guest curator Heather Nicol’s exhibition-as-conversation, featuring Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean, is on view for another two weeks. We’re open extended hours through February 22nd: Thursday–Sunday from 12–5 pm, so don’t miss it. More information on the exhibition page, here.

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And now for something a little different…

If the image from our last email seemed strangely familiar, it’s because we neglected to swap out the previous exhibition shot with an image for the new one. Arrgh – sorry about that!

To make amends, we are taking this opportunity to share a few bonus photos of some of Mary Hambleton’s wonderful work in the show. The exhibition will feature 20 of her works on paper, plus a large painting also by Hambleton, and an immersive video installation by Sara MacLean.



Hope to see you at the opening next Thursday! A Riveder le Stelle, curated by Heather Nicol, runs January 22–February 22, 2015.

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TYPOLOGY presents A Riveder le Stelle | Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean


TYPOLOGY is thrilled to announce the launch of our guest curating program with A Riveder le Stelle, a two person exhibition. Featuring rarely seen works on paper by the late New York painter Mary Hambleton, and a video installation by Toronto-based Sara MacLean, the exhibition is curated by interdisciplinary artist and independent curator Heather Nicol.

Taking its name from the final line of Dante’s Inferno (1314), A Riveder le Stelle, “to gaze once more upon the stars,” is conceived as a virtual conversation between two artists, separated by time, place, and practice, whose work nevertheless manifests striking formal and conceptual correspondences. Among the many such convergences are a mutual interest in the body, the scientific gaze (particularly as it relates to diagnostic medicine), relationships between the infinitesimal and the celestial, and the sense of wonder such scrutiny engenders.

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