We are pleased to launch our newest initiative in support of emerging artists and curators: Summer Sessions, a program through which we are making free space and staffing support available to graduates of local and regional colleges and universities to present their thesis exhibitions in downtown Toronto.
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).
(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.
Please join us Thursday, September 18th from 7–9 pm for the opening of our fall exhibition. Of Other Faces features sound art, video, and photography by Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz (Paris, New York), Victoria Fu (Los Angeles), Marta Ryczko (Toronto), and Manuel Saiz (Berlin), five artists whose works employ strategies of mirroring and doubling to investigate the paradoxical nature of our dualistic world. Of Other Faces will be the first exhibition in Canada to feature work by international artists Victoria Fu and Manuel Saiz.
We are pleased to launch our online web galleries for Exhibitions and Artist Profiles, just in time to document and archive Lyla Rye’s beautiful and poetic installation, ERRATIC ROOM.
Click any thumbnail in the exhibition gallery to view larger images and full captions for the installation and sculptural photo edition, as well as images of the exhibition catalogue and limited edition print. On Rye’s artist profile page, the portfolio gallery features selected images of previous works. Scroll down for the full portfolio; clicking any large image brings you back to the main Exhibition or Artist Profile page.
We hope you enjoy this new feature of our website and look forward to presenting the work of more artists and exhibitions as our 2014 program continues.
We’re still in recovery mode from an amazing opening night at Artscape Youngplace. After more than a decade laying empty, what a thrill it was to see the hallways and former Shaw Street School classrooms filled once again with people, including and especially all the enthusiastic kids. Artscape launched Youngplace in style, with resident artist and curator Heather Nicol’s two building-wide exhibitions, Unarchive and Stairmasters, gracing the passageways, plus food, drink, and music galore.
TYPOLOGY’s doors were open all day for tours by the kids from neighbouring Givins Shaw School, who unanimously loved the unpredictable projections of ERRATIC ROOM. Some even came back with their parents later in the day, joining the hundreds of visitors who attended the official ERRATIC ROOM opening and catalogue launch as part of the greater building’s festivities. The response was wonderful and we thank everyone who stopped by, introduced themselves, made comments, and/or signed up for the mailing list. Welcome to TYPOLOGY!
Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th from 5–10 pm for our grand opening in conjunction with the wider Community Opening at Artscape Youngplace! You’ll find us in No. 302 on the third floor, where we’ll be debuting ERRATIC ROOM, a video installation and limited-edition photo series by Lyla Rye. The artist will be in attendance for most of the evening.
Signed copies of the ERRATIC ROOM exhibition catalogue, as well as the first in a series of low-priced limited edition prints produced by TYPOLOGY, will also be available (previews to be posted next week).
RSVPs are being accepted through Artscape for this event. See the invite below for details (click to enlarge and/or print), and visit the Exhibitions page for a full list of upcoming ERRATIC ROOM events, including a film screening, curator’s and artist’s talks, and a family-friendly holiday workshop.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
A PDF of the press release is available here; contact Shani K Parsons at info (at) typology (dot) ca for more information.
Not local? Stay tuned for pics from the show and opening celebration – and thanks for your continued interest and support!