Victoria Fu, Self-Portrait in Sweden (still), 2005

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.

Click to enlarge/print the press release below. Scroll down for opening details plus a full list of upcoming exhibition-related events, including an Artist Talk and Screening with Manuel Saiz, a Sound Art Intensive with Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz, and a Kid-friendly Alien Collage Workshop with Marta Ryczko!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 7–9 pm
Andrea Cohen, Wiska Radkiewicz, Marta Ryczko, and Manuel Saiz will attend; help us extend an extra warm welcome for our international guests! Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Also opening from 6–9 pm will be Koffler Gallery’s fall exhibition, Pardes — enjoy double the art at Youngplace this evening!

Edition Launch and Catalogue Preview
At the opening, we’ll be launching the third in our series of affordable limited edition prints produced in collaboration with exhibiting artists. A prototype of the exhibition catalogue with original curatorial essays will also be on view for pre-order at a 10% discount.

Event location
TYPOLOGY Projects, No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location

The following exhibition-related events are free and open to the public. Space is limited so please
RSVP to info (at) typology (dot) ca.

Artist Talk and Screening with Manuel Saiz | Saturday, September 20th starting at 1 pm
Manuel Saiz is a Spanish artist, curator, and writer who began his practice in the 1980s, working in painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. Since 1995 he has produced mainly video and media installations. Saiz has exhibited internationally at venues including the ICA in London, the Intercommunication Center in Tokyo, and the Sao Paolo Biennial. Additionally he has curated projects for the Tate Modern and Hara Museum, Tokyo.

Join us for an artist talk and screening of several fascinating video works by Manuel Saiz, who will be here from Berlin for our opening weekend. The project space (Rm. 302) will be open at 12 pm for those who would like to see Saiz’s work before the event. Artist talk and screening starts at 1 pm in Flex Studio Silver on the first floor (Rm. 106). Event is free to attend. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Sound Art Intensive with Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz | Sunday, September 21st from 1–5 pm
Bring your field recordings and make an original collaborative composition in this sound art workshop with the artists! We’ll start at the project space with a brief introduction to Cohen and Radkiewicz’s work in the exhibition, then proceed down to the workshop space on the first floor. BYO laptop running Audacity (or other) sound editing software (free download here) and a pair of headphones. Event is free to attend and geared toward adults and kids 11+ with their caregivers.

Kid-friendly Alien Collage Party with Marta Ryczko | Sunday, October 19th starting at 1 pm
Just in time for Halloween — come make an alien collage inspired by Ryczko’s freaky photographs in this free, family-friendly workshop with the artist! We’ll start with a brief kids-oriented tour of the exhibition, then get down to business with some hands-on collage creation. Finished pieces may be featured on the TYPOLOGY website at the artist’s option. Event is free to attend and geared toward kids 5+ and their caregivers. Materials will be provided.

About the Artists/Artworks

Multidisciplinary artists Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz are co-directors of the SoundSon Project, an experimental web-based approach to audio sharing and collaborative composition. Their sound work, A deux voix, moments, investigates themes of memory through a seamless evocation of timelessness born of an entirely virtual process of making.

Victoria Fu is an artist and educator whose works have been exhibited internationally, most recently at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Her elegiac video, Self-Portrait in Sweden, harnesses film’s moving image to present the viewer with a cinematic impossibility.

Marta Ryczko is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. Her paired photo series, titled Alien/Recognition, features transformed figures that elicit a potent mix of fascination and repulsion as archetypal expressions of humanity’s fear and desire for the Other.

Spanish artist, curator and writer Manuel Saiz has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitechapel Gallery and ICA in London. His two-channel video installation, Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity, interrogates fraught relationships between nature and contemporary humankind even as it offers viewers a chance at communion.

Press Release

A PDF of the press release is available here; contact Shani K Parsons at info (at) typology (dot) ca for more information.

TYPOLOGY gratefully acknowledges curatorial and community support for this exhibition by

Vtape     Print

Not local? Stay tuned for pics from the show and related events – it will be just like you were here! And thanks so much for your continued interest and support!

image: Victoria Fu, Self-Portrait in Sweden (still), 2005, Super 8mm film transferred to video

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