Central and Eastern Canada: A Cultural Laboratory

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Central and Eastern Canada: A Cultural Laboratory
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Murray Whyte and Francesca Valente
Bonnie Devine, nichola feldman-kiss, Vera Frenkel, Jamelie Hassan, Graeme Patterson, Lisa Steele

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 2018.

 

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Image: Bonnie Devine; Royal Proclamation; 2015; graphite, ink, cotton, thread and glass beads on paper; 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Bonnie Devine; Royal Proclamation; 2015; graphite, ink, cotton, thread and glass beads on paper; 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luc

The Intergenerational Path

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Intergenerational Path
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Peggy Gale and Francesca Valente 
Informal talks by: Miles Gertler, Erin Loree, Brendon McNaughton, Henrjeta Mece, Andrew Owen

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 2018.

 

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Image: Erin Loree, Passage, 2016, oil on canvas, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Erin Loree, Passage, 2016, oil on canvas, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Onsite Gallery presents Imago Mundi — Great and North

Presented for the first time in Canada, Onsite Gallery will exhibit Imago Mundi – Great and North, a comprehensive exhibition that offers a snapshot of contemporary art across Canada today.

The exhibition (October 24 to December 16) features works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from North America. The installation is designed by architect Tobia Scarpa.

Exile Series = Rising Sadness: Performance and Artists' Talk by Ali Asgar

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. W.

Free

Presented by Art and Social Change, The President’s Office and Onsite Gallery
Co-sponsored by SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) and ASAAP (Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention)

 

Regrettably, Ali Asgar is unable to attend this event in person. They will be participating via live video, projected in Onsite Gallery.

They are unable to travel since, this winter, their visa was denied by the Canadian government. This time it has been inexplicably held up. We support the artists’ proposal to continue to present the event as scheduled, as a form of protest and to promote awareness of restricted border control and the barriers in place against mobility.

 

Ali Asgar is a Bangladeshi transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose performances and visual narratives arise from growing up queer in a heteronormative class-based society. Their provocative street performances and gallery exhibitions exposed them to serious risk in Dhaka and, in 2016, they were awarded an Artist Protection Fund Fellowship at the University of Maine. They are currently working on an MFA in Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ali has exhibited at the Dhaka Arts Summit, the Kolkata International Performance Festival and the Asian Art Biennial. Their work has been produced in Boston, Chicago and New York City, where they were a featured artist at the PEN World Voice Festival.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Photo by Amy Pears.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Ali Asgar photo by Amy Pears

Onsite Gallery is Hiring Student Monitors for the Fall

Onsite Gallery is hiring Student Monitors for their Fall exhibition. Deadline for applications is October 8, 2018.

Onsite Gallery is Hiring Student Monitors for the Fall

Onsite Gallery's raise a flag Exhibition
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

Onsite Gallery is OCAD University’s flagship public professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Fostering social and cultural transformations, Onsite serves the OCAD U community and the general public.

Onsite Gallery is currently recruiting a Student Monitor for their Fall exhibition (October 24 to December 16, 2018) to serve as front-line staff welcoming and informing visitors about exhibitions and public events, to supervise the gallery and engage with visitors. 

Reporting to the Programs Coordinator, Onsite Gallery, the Onsite Gallery Student Monitor will

  • Greet visitors as they enter the gallery and provide information on present and upcoming exhibitions, public events and general gallery and OCAD U information. 
  • Supervise the entrance and all areas of the exhibitions to enhance visitor experience, encourage conversation and engagement and enforce gallery rules and etiquette.
  • Research the exhibiting artists/designers and exhibition themes, prepare and lead thoughtful tours and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the artists/designers and themes in the exhibition to facilitate discussion and meaningful engagement with viewers. 
  • Track daily attendance and encourage the recording of email addresses for Onsite Gallery's e-newsletter database, so patrons are aware of upcoming exhibitions and events. 
  • Ensure all exhibition elements are in proper working order and front reception and gallery areas are clean/tidy. Examine the exhibitions daily to identify if maintenance is needed on artworks, perform corrective action (as appropriate) and notify other staff as needed. 
  • Perform administrative tasks including writing reports related to gallery attendance and audience response. Replenishes gallery material, such as exhibition brochures, at the front desk and other areas as needed. 
  • Perform opening and closing duties including: turning on and off the works in the exhibition, keeping front reception tidy and locking all doors. 
  • Provide staffing assistance for all public programs and events, such as the opening reception, where duties may include: setup and takedown of chairs and tables, serving food, selling drinks and taking photographs. 
  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions, as needed, which may include: light lifting and moving of objects, installing hanging material, moving plinths, patch/repair and paint walls and hanging wall labels. 
  • Attend Student Monitor orientation meeting prior to the opening of an exhibition, and any other meetings as called by the Programs Coordinator or Curator.  
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Programs Coordinator and senior management. 

Requirements

  • Available to work Wednesdays from 12:00-4:00 p.m. from October 24 to December 16
  • Currently enrolled as an OCAD University student 
  • Interest in contemporary art and design 
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role 
  • Strong verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work under general direction and in a team environment 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working with the public 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours for public event shifts 

Assets

  • Ability to operate audio/visual and office equipment 
  • Knowledge and comfort using social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to assist with Onsite Gallery's digital presence and promotion 
  • Smart Serve certified 

 
Duration: October 24 to December 16, 2018, with possibility of renewing for the following exhibition period 

Rate of pay: $15.68 per hour (which includes in lieu of vacation and benefits)

Schedule: one regular weekly 4-hour shift: Wednesdays from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Vacancies: 1

Please submit the following to Linda Columbus, Programs Coordinator, at lcolumbus@ocadu.ca:

  • confirmation that you are available to work Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 p.m. from October 24 to December 16
  • a cover letter
  • resume
  • notification of whether or not you are IWSP*-eligible (information on the IWSP program here)

 

*Institutional Work Study consists of part-time employment for students on or near campus while they are enrolled in a program of instruction, to supplement OSAP assistance received by students, or to assist other students with demonstrated financial need.

 

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., October 8, 2018.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

NUIT TALK: Presence as Politics, Queer Storytelling as Resistance

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 3:00pm

Sunday, September 30, 2018
3 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W.

 

Free

 

Join Brendan Fernandes and Harold Offeh as they delve into the stories behind their projects that focus on queer identity, pride and presence. Both artists work across a range of media including performance and social practice. 

The discussion will explore the connections between Fernandes’ ongoing investigations of queer bodies and dance as an act of resistance and Offeh's interest in creating spaces from which to explore the relationship between race, identity and the body.

Moderator: Francisco Alvarez

For the full schedule of all Nuit Talks visit: https://nbto.com/program/nuit-talks.html

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/445862389270170/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Nuit Talk

Measuring & Being: How has the way we measure shaped the way we are?

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Measuring & Being: How has the way we measure shaped the way we are?
Public talk with Peter Hall

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W.

 

Free

 

Drawing from Peter’s current research into a critical history of data visualization and his previous journalistic work on product design, this talk makes connections between international standards of fit, measurement and time and their entanglement with Western industrialization and colonization. He’ll argue that in this history of measurement there are links between an aesthetic movement and racist scientific theories of the 19th and 20th century that will help us better understand the long shadow of Modernism in design education.

Peter Hall is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London. His research focuses on mapping and visualization as critical and participatory design processes. His recent essays appear in The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture and Design (Routledge 2018), The Graphic Design Reader (Bloomsbury Academic 2018), Encountering Things: Design and Theories of Things (Bloomsbury Academic 2017) and Design in the Borderlands (Routledge 2014). Dr Hall previously taught at Yale School of Art, University of Texas at Austin and Griffith University Queensland College of Art in Australia where he led the BA Design and Design Futures (2012-15). He is a Visitor to the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London and Co-founder of DesignInquiry, a non-profit educational organization. https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/central-saint-martins/people/dr-peter-hall

 

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.

Featuring work by Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz and Visualizing Impact.

Exhibition runs July 11 to September 29, 2018.

 

Support
Diagrams of Power is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, OCAD University's Office of the Faculty of Design, Public Visualization Lab, Nexus Investments, Multi Touch Digital and Microsoft.

Diagram of Power's public workshops and research engagement events is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/668835373488925/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Peter Hall talk

Public Talk with Pater Hall: Measuring & Being

P. Hall head shot
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

PUBLIC TALK with Peter Hall: Measuring & Being — How has the way we measure shaped the way we are?

Peter Hall is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London. His research focuses on mapping and visualization as critical and participatory design processes. His recent essays appear in The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture and Design (Routledge 2018), The Graphic Design Reader (Bloomsbury Academic 2018), Encountering Things: Design and Theories of Things (Bloomsbury Academic 2017) and Design in the Borderlands (Routledge 2014). Dr Hall previously taught at Yale School of Art, University of Texas at Austin and Griffith University Queensland College of Art in Australia where he led the BA Design and Design Futures (2012-15). He is a Visitor to the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London and Co-founder of DesignInquiry, a non-profit educational organization. https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/central-saint-martins/people/dr-peter-hall

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery at OCAD U, 199 Richmond St. West
Website: 
: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/measuring-being-how-has-the-way-we-measure-shaped-the-way-we-are-tickets-50134219801
Cost: 
Free
Public Talk September 20
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Public Talk with Phillippe Rekacewicz: Cartography Between Arts, Science and Politics

P. Rekacewicz head shot
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

PUBLIC TALK with Philippe Rekacewicz: Cartography Between Art, Science and Politics — an open door to manipulation or a tool for resisting power?

 

Philippe Rekacewicz is a cartographer and information designer. After completing his training as a geographer at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, he worked from 1988 to 2014 as a permanent staff for the monthly journal Le Monde Diplomatique. He concurrently directed, from 1996 to 2008, the Norwegian cartographic unity of the United Nations Programme for Environment (UNEP), the GRID-Arendal. A specialist in Geopolitics and International Relations, he addresses especially topics linked to migrations, refugees and populations’ forced displacements, as well as frontiers. He works at present on several socio-cartographic projects (public and private spaces, perception and representation of frontiers) and explores the links between cartography, art and politics, like the art’s contributions on maps’ production and the political uses of maps as objects of propaganda and manipulation. He also leads a research on the “new cartographic writings” and the emergency of radical, critical and experimental cartographies. Since 2006, he attends project of artistic mappings and political art in several European countries. He is associate researcher at the departement of Anthropology of the University of Helsinki (programme Crosslocation – Trade, Transit and Transport). He is the current editor of the research blog on mapping and visualizing Visionscarto http://visionscarto.net/

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery at OCADU, 199 Richmond St. West
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cartography-between-art-science-politics-tickets-50147408248
Cost: 
Free
poster for public talk Sept 18
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