O-DAYS! CURATOR’S TOUR: Diagrams of Power

Image: Forensic Architecture, The Ayotzinapa Case: A Cartography of Violence (still), 2017. Video, 18 min. 24 sec
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, new students are invited to join curator Patricio Dávila for an exhibition tour! Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ocad-u-orientation-week-curators-tour-of-diagrams-of...

ABOUT O-DAYS!
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation

ABOUT ONSITE GALLERY:
www.ocadu.ca/gallery/onsite.htm

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
O-DAYS! 2018

Unhistories: Art and the Unconcluded

Ukiuktaqtumi, Stephen Puskas, 2017
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

Artwork on display:
Ukiuktaqtumi, Stephen Puskas, 2017
30:10 minutes, colour

Didactic:
A father picking arctic berries with his daughters on a sunny September day and a group of elders playing dice at a local community centre make up two separable moments bound together by Montreal-based Inuk artist Stephen Agluvak Puskas’s short-film Ukiuktaqtumi (2017). Lyrically stitching together video footage found on the web (each
borrowed with consent from the original videographers), Puskas shapes a wide-ranging view of Inuit life ukiuktaqtumi (“in the North”). In a gesture of endurance, the independent yet woven threads of narrative in Ukiuktaqtumi often begin inside of a moment and unravel without conclusion.

Through these rifts in continuity, Puskas echos the imperative of self-representation for Inuit communities in Canada, whose prolonged subjugation to the colonial lens has fostered inaccurate narratives that call for an unlearning and dismantling of such histories. Ukiuktaqtumi does just this—made in response to non-Inuit filmmaker Dominic Gagnon’s Of the North (compiled of taken footage that constructed a distorted image of Inuit), Puskas presents a selfdetermined
and consenting outlook of life in the North – full of variance, movement, and (dis)/continuities.

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Artist Bio:
Stephen Agluvak Puskas is co-founder and former producer for Nipivut, Montreal's Inuit community radio show. Selected by the Senate in 2017 as an Indigenous Youth Leader, Stephen works to improve Indigenous representation in media and to shed light on the exploitation of Inuit culture like with Ungava Gin. He volunteers for Dawson College's Indigenous Education Council and has also helped write the Inuit chapter of the Indigenous cultural awareness manual for the SPVM. Stephen's film about Inuit self-representation, Ukiuktaqtumi (OO-KEE-UKTAK-
TOO-MEE) recently won the Prix de la Releve at 2017's Presence Autochtone and he is currently an associate producer at the National Film Board, working on the coastal Labrador project, which aims to support Labrador Inuit in producing documentary films.

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Throughout this exhibition we are encouraging and accepting donations for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami: The National Representational Organization Protecting and Advancing the Rights and Interests of Inuit in Canada.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami serves as a national voice protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada, with a stated vision for Canadian Inuit to prosper through unity and self-determination.
More information can be found at : https://itk.ca

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We would also like to thank VTape (http://www.vtape.org) for their assistance in organizing the presentation of this work.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W

Hunter's Moon

Ossa: White Skull
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

Through photography, installation, and video, Hunter's Moon explores the complex ethics of getting close to nature as a post-industrial person. The artists engage with hunting culture while raising ethical questions about interspecies relationships.

Carlson and McCallum are graduate students in the IAMD program at OCAD University. Their practices interrogate the conceptual systems through which humans embrace or seperate themselves from "nature".

Venue & Address: 
Experimental Media Space, 1st floor, 205 Richmond St. W
Ossa: White Skull

OCAD U Gallery Crawl

OCAD U Gallery Crawl
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

OCAD U Gallery Crawl

Saturday, March 10, 2018
2 to 5 p.m.

Free

 

Visit the new OCAD University art district at OCAD U's first annual Gallery Crawl, featuring special programming at our nine galleries!

 

Gallery Crawl Locations:

  • Ignite Gallery (165 Augusta Ave.)
  • Continuing Studies Gallery (285 Dundas St. W.)
  • Learning Zone (113 McCaul St.)
  • Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Anniversary Gallery and The Great Hall (100 McCaul St.)
  • Open Space Gallery (49 McCaul St.)
  • Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond St. W.)
  • Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

 

Ignite Gallery (165 Augusta Ave.)
You Done Taken My Blues and Gone
Artists Timothy Hunter and Erin Jones with speak about their Collective and work in the exhibition.

The title, You Done Taken My Blues and Gone, is a quote from Langston Hughes 1940’s poem ‘Note on Commercial Theater’ which speaks on the theft of Black cultures by white dominated markets. The poem, much like this show, remarks on the insidious ways in which Black art forms and material culture are co-opted and divorced from the distinct Black experience that produced them. Artists: Sydne Barnes Wright, Tim Hunter, Oreka James, Aaron Jones, Ekow Stone, Destiny Grimm.

 

Continuing Studies Gallery (285 Dundas St. W.)
Convergence: Works by Continuing Studies Instructors
Director of Continuing Studies, Evan Tapper, will speak about the exhibition and the Continuing Studies program.

Artists and designers: Adrian Bica, David Griffin, Thomas Hendry, Karen Justl, Chung-Im Kim, Olenka Kleban, Gideon Näf, Fritz Park, Lauren Schaffer, Janice Schulman, and Cortney Stephenson

 

Learning Zone (113 McCaul St.)
Perspectives
Exhibiting artists Nataly Kais, Ehiko Odeh and Kaylee Meyer will speak about the exhibtion and their work.

Perspectives is an exhibition showcasing the work of international students at OCAD U. While being international means different things to each student, it is oftentimes a big part of one's identity. This diverse body of work that international students are creating that highlights their abilities, personalities and passions. Artists: Chen Luo, Chenjun Zhu, Ehiko Odeh, Ji Woo Lim, Kalore Jingmei Cao, Kaylee Meyer, Michelle Scholz, Nataly Kais, Qirou Yang, Raquel Gouvea, Jose Felicio da Costa, Rui Kang, Tim Hu, Tony Mulo, Zhiyi Qian.

 

Ada Slaight Student Gallery (100 McCaul St.)
Consciousness: The Embodied Space of Isolation
Consciousness: The Embodied Space of Isolation
is curated by Emma-Kate Deuchars, Avery Geboers, Jamie Park and Dana Snow, students of the 3rd year Curatorial and Criticism Practice course, The Work of the Curator. Artists: Ron Siu, Janica Olpindo, Morris Wazney, Michelle Homonylo, Hana Elmisry and Michelle Cieloszczyk.

In Flux
Curated by Sanjit Dhillon, Alessia Dowhaniuk, Abby Ho and Meredith Wood, students of the 3rd year Curatorial and Criticism Practice course, The Work of the Curator. In Flux explores idleness and the fluidity between production and rest. Artists: Lamont Abramczyk, Gabrielle Leighton, Sam McGuire, Jeremy Saya. 

 

Anniversary Gallery (100 McCaul St.)
Wandering Ground: Finding Paths
Four OCAD U students who were part of last year's Global Experience Project, with artist Isaac Julien, reflect on their experiences. Artists: leaf jerlefia, Yuling Chen, Aaron Robert Morre, Justyna Werbel.

 

The Great Hall (100 McCaul St.)
Festival of the Body
The Festival of the Body is a showcase of the best Student work that engages with the notion of body/figure through a wide range of concepts and media. Artists: Kelly Adams, Noor  Awan, Rebekah Bowen, Alexandria Boyce, Marli Davis, Hana Elmasry, Jonathan Fong, Zamila Islam, Kate Kilty, Ante Benedict Kurilić, Gabrielle Leighton, Amanda Lindenbach, Toni  Lomax, Clara Lynas, Noah Melrose, Janica Olpindo, Kelly O'Neill, Mira Marie Pedari, Emma Russell, Jeremy Saya, Suzanne Simoni, Janine Steeper, Ahlena Sultana-McGarry, Josiah  Tsang, Kristin Thorlaksdottir, Teresa Williams, Qirou  Yang.

 

Open Gallery (49 McCaul St.)
The Opioid Crisis: Naloxone Kits for Public Spaces 
This project developed product responses to the opioid crisis for the treatment of overdoses, making available the drug Naloxone in public spaces. Three systems to make Naloxone kits visible, accessible, and to break stigma, were developed by industrial design students for the undergraduate studio course, Design for Health and Wellness. Team Restrooms: Zoe Trommer, Lucas Bruketa and Perry Miller. Team Bars/Restaurants: Winnie Chen, Yifei Li and Madeleine Bailey. Team Libraries: Chris Cimini, Murtaza Kerani and Connor Novac.

Exploratory Interactions Between Spatial Platforms
Dr. Claire Brunet and Digital Future Graduate student Thoreau Bakker experiment with Virtual Reality and 3D data capture technologies to convey meaning inside digital sculptural referents. The researchers are studying interactions between spatial platforms that stimulate and challenge artists’ perceptions and relationships to space, time, and materiality. This research explores artistic interactions with digital modes of production. 

 

Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond St. W.)
Ukiuktaqtumi
Ukiuktaqtumi is a 30 min. film by Montreal-based Inuk artist, Stephen Agluvak, using video images sourced from the internet. Puskas presents a self-determined and consenting outlook of life in the North. The film is shown in conjunction with the 2018 Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Graduate Student Conference "un-histories: art and the unconcluded", which seeks to seeks to counter history’s containment and to foreground its continuing relevance in the present. 

Hunter's Moon
Artists Sarah Carlson and Kirstie McCallum with speak about their work.

Through photography, installation, and video, Hunter’s Moon explores the complex ethics of getting close to nature as a post-industrial person. The artists engage with hunting culture while raising ethical questions about interspecies relationships. Carlson and McCallum are graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program at OCAD University. Their practices interrogate the conceptual systems through which humans embrace or separate themselves from “nature”.

 

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
The Sunshine Eaters
Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan, Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries will speak about the gallery and exhibition. Artist Jessica Karuhanga will be present and speak about her work.

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises. Artists: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Venue & Address: 
Multiple venues (see below)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1775794086050926/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
OCAD U Gallery Crawl
Keywords: 

NOW Magazine calls raise a flag one of 2017’s 10 best art shows

Woman looking at a photo of a woman lying down with fringes on her back
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The inaugural exhibition in Onsite Gallery’s luminous new space at 199 Richmond St. W. has been declared one of Toronto’s top ten exhibitions this year:

“Raise A Flag: Works From The Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015), Onsite Gallery at OCADU (September 16-December 10) In the refurbished gallery, OCADU Indigenous visual culture chair Ryan Rice brought together selections from the federal government’s Indigenous art collection, a 50-year-old program at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development that hires First Nations curators to acquire artworks that are rarely exhibited. The show highlighted the ongoing cultural strategies Indigenous artists have used in a variety of media to insert their stories into the colonial narrative and keep their creative spirits alive.”

– Fran Schechter, NOW Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onsite Gallery Grand Opening & Street Party

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Onsite Gallery Grand Opening & Street Party
Saturday, September 16: noon to 6 p.m
Richmond St. W. between Duncan & Simcoe
FREE

On September 16, 2017 (noon to 6 p.m.), OCAD University will be holding a public Grand Opening of its newly expanded art gallery, Onsite Gallery. Onsite is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. To launch this new cultural space, we have a week of events culminating in a gallery grand opening and celebration on Richmond St. W. The street party will feature live performances and presentations by well-known Indigenous artists and remarks by political and community leaders (MP Adam Vaughan and Councilor Joe Cressy).

Acclaimed CBC host and arts reporter, Amanda Parris, will lead the afternoon’s events, which include onstage presentations and performances by:

  • DJ Classic Roots
  • Duke Redbird
  • Janet Rogers
  • Long Branch
  • Charlena Russell
  • Red Sky
  • Logan Staats

Save the date and join the celebration of the new Onsite Gallery

 

About Onsite Gallery
The new 8,000 square-foot location at 199 Richmond St. W. will house a state-of-the-art exhibition space and will reactivate the OCAD U collection. It will be a community hub serving the university and the general public, with the goal of fostering social and cultural transformations. Follow our photo blog to get a sneak peek of our progress!

Opening Exhibitions
We are excited to inaugurate the new Onsite Gallery with the following major exhibitions:

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015)
Curated by Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD U

Featuring: Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard.

For This Land: Inside Elemental
Presented with community partner imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Featuring: 2Ro Media: Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers

Supporters

Onsite Gallery's Grand Opening & Street Party is produced with the support of Our Children's Medicine program and HigherMe.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes.

 

Photo of DJ Classic Roots by Ogichidaa Arts.

Venue & Address: 
199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 262
Cost: 
FREE
Photo of DJ Classic Roots by Ogichidaa Arts
sponsors

Hiring Permanent Collections Student Monitors!

OCAD U's Galleries System department is hiring OCAD U Permanent Collections Student Monitors for the summer term.

John Walsh: This is a Political March / 1973 – 2016

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

100 McCaul St., Lobby
Runs June 1 to 30, 2017
Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

JOHN WALSH
This is a Political March / 1973 - 2016
Video (4:16 minute loop), 2016

In 1973 Sylvia Rivera, a prominent figure of the Stonewall riots, fought her way onto the stage at New York’s Gay Liberation Rally. After years of fighting for the rights of trans and gender non conforming individuals of the queer community, she found the oppressed had turned into the oppressors; attempting to silence her voice as well as others. The feminists and gay men of 1973 believed that queens and trans women such as Sylvia were not the right face of the Gay Liberation movement, which we now celebrate as Pride. 

How far have we come?

In 2016, Black Lives Matter Toronto staged a sit-in at the Pride Parade, protesting the treatment and representation of the most marginalized of the LGBTQ2S community in Toronto. Booing from the crowd ensued. Within seconds of critiquing the current system of Pride, and asking for a more inclusive approach, Black Lives Matter were denounced by the very people who belong to the same community. Is this a political march, or a capitalist party?

With rebuilding and reinventing the ways we navigate through the movement of queer liberation, we cannot allow our most marginalized to be an afterthought.

- John Walsh

John Walsh is a multidisciplinary designer based in Toronto. Through political and speculative work, he aims to promote dialogues and discussion within topics such as identity, society and activism.

This work is presented by Onsite Gallery at OCAD University, as part of OCAD U's participation in Toronto's Pride Month.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Lobby
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
FREE
John Walsh, This is a Political March / 1973 - 2016 (still)

Call for Submissions: Nuit Blanche Toronto

Zahra Saleki, Girl Talk at 401 Richmond, 2016. Photo by Kaveh Safarnejad.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 2:45pm to Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Nuit Blanche Toronto - Call For Submissions

Calling all Toronto artists and independent producers! Nuit Blanche Toronto is now accepting submissions to the Independent Projects program for its 12th edition on Saturday, September 30, 2017. 

Nuit Blanche Toronto, the city's free all-night contemporary art event, attracts over one million local and out-of-town audiences to its diverse program of curated exhibitions, commissioned installations, and enthusiastic partnerships with Toronto-based artists, collectives, galleries, cultural organizations, neighbourhood groups, and educational institutions. 

Future partners are invited to apply to the Independent Projects program with self-produced, self-funded projects for inclusion in the official event. 

Independent Projects can take place anywhere in Toronto and are provided an opportunity to present projects at cultural institutions, engage with large audiences, and receive marketing, programming and production support from the City of Toronto. 

Don't miss this chance to include your project in Toronto's largest contemporary art event!

THEME

Nuit Blanche 2017: Many Possible Futures 

To mark Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017, the City of Toronto has launched "TO Canada with Love", a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring this milestone. As part of "TO Canada with Love", Nuit Blanche Toronto has created an overarching theme for the entire 2017 event, entitled Nuit Blanche 2017: Many Possible Futures. Applicants to the Independent Projects program are encouraged to look forward to the many possible futures of Canada in their proposals, addressing notions of identify, nationhood, migration, reconciliation, settlement, and the natural landscape, among others.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Information Session – Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers 

Interested applicants are welcome and encouraged to attend the Independent Projects Information Session, where they can meet the programmers of Nuit Blanche Toronto, learn more about the program and discuss their project ideas. 

Applications and guidelines for Independent Projects are available at http://www.toronto.ca/nuitblanche. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Venue & Address: 
Toronto-wide
Website: 
http://nbto.com/
Email: 
nuitblancheTO@toronto.ca
Cost: 
FREE
Nuit Blanche Toronto

P.U.P Contemporary: Superfluous Appetite

Black and White Woodcut, two hands extending from clouds and gripping
four portrait images in colour of humans and non humans
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 5:00am to Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:00am

P.U.P CONTEMPORARY: Superfluous Appetite November 3-30th @ The Gladstone Hotel, #208 (2nd Floor), 1214 Queen St. W, 12-5pm Daily.

P.U.P Contemporary is excited to show an amazing work of local printmaking artist duo,

Gideon Näf & Justin Labine of Free North Press.

For Superfluous Appetite, the duo has teamed up to present a survey of illustrative prints and drawings from the past three years. Whether in Justin's sprawling historically influenced drawings or Gideon’s dream inspired, tongue and cheek compositions; the pair use both the content of their imagery and the very essence of hand crafted work to present a critical response to the mania that is modern life. We invite you to take a bite.

Please find the press release attached for further show info.

Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel, #208 (2nd Floor), 1214 Queen St. W, 12-5pm Daily

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