Information session for students interested in registering for: LandMarks 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This course frames a critical context that marks a multifaceted dialogue about land and the occasion of 150 years of Canada, pointing to futures and to much longer histories.  Students will engage in conversation with curator Tania Willard and artists, Camille Turner and Cheryl L’Hirondelle, resulting in the installation of public artworks in Parks Canada sites and in an online platform.

Winter 2017 Course 

CROS S4001.  Credit Value: 1.0

Instructors: Min Sook Lee & Laura Millard

 

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 650
info session poster with text superimpossed on a photo of people at night with beams of lighted smoke

Yellow Staircase Project 2008 Launch

daniela pettinato 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Yellow Staircase Project, a student initiative with full administrative support, launched officially in September 2007. Join us to celebrate one year later as we launch the project for 2008. Students (individually or small groups) are welcome to submit proposals for original artwork in the staircase. Free the yellow staircase of its yellowness and replace it with colourful paintings and murals! The medium is paint but students from all disciplines are encourged to get involved.

Come out and pick up a copy of the submission guidelines and deadlines.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

Do Not Play on or Around

Play Image
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, October 10, 2008 - 4:00am

Coordinated by Printmaking student James Gauvreau, this exhibit will examine street art as an entity that has emerged out of, and has separated itself from graffiti and vandalism. It will include mixed media installations drawing inspiration from the city streets and urban art, posited in a gallery setting.
Held in conjunction with Nuit Blanche, October 4, 6:52 pm to sunrise.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor (outside of Rm 230), Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Explores and Dandies in an open letter to Canada Post

Explorers and dandies
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 4:00am

Through Canada Post's process of approving postage stamp imagery, and the works of artists Frederick Hagan and Kent Monkman, this exhibition asks "who has the authority to officiate over our history?" Critical examination and cheeky humour reveal the history-of-our-history, that is, how institutions determine and prescribe the standard version of history.

Frederick Hagan's (b. 1918, d. 2003) works have had the honour of being sanctioned to represent Canadian history. Issued from 1986-89, the Explorations of Canada postage stamp series was commissioned by Canada Post to honour select explorers. Although bestowed the honour of the commission, under the direction of Canada Post, Hagan's original designs did not wholly emerge. Unable to satisfactorily realize his conceptual ambitions through the commission, Hagan was compelled to continue production on the theme of exploration. Amending the Explorations of Canada title from the stamp series to simply Exploration, the artist encompassed broader connotations through this ambitious series of lithographs.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Mississauga 300 City Centre DriveGround floor, South east corner, Mississauga, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

I am a Banana Box

i am a banana box invite
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 10:00pm

“I am a Banana Box” revisits OCAD Integrated Media thesis student Alexandra Hazisavvas’ 42 moves throughout her life. A large-scale performance installation done amongst the fleeting inhabitants of Souraren Park from April 11 to 13, Hazisavvas performs 42 moves in 42 hours. Each house constructed out of a simple wooden frame covered in unprimed Canvas. Placed in a grid formation the identical de-saturated white houses appear as ghostly structures. “I am a Banana Box” is a journey exploring identity, isolation and ephemeral spaces. In recovering her past, Alexandra Hazisavvas erects houses like haunting memories reliving each space without attachment.

A graduating student at OCAD, Alexandra Hazisavvas started her career as a photographer, she has since shifted to performative video work and installation. Working primarily with questions of gender, identity and alienation, Alexandra’s work is striking and honest. “I am a Banana Box” has been curated by Kissing Cousin Collective and is Alexandra’s largest and most challenging work to date.

Kissing Cousin Collective:
Nadia Alam & Catherine Miller

Venue & Address: 
Sorauren Park 300 Sorauren Ave, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
alexhazi@hotmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Yellow Staircase Project Reception

yellow staircase
Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 9:30pm to 11:30pm

The Yellow Staircase Project, a student initiative with full administrative support, launched officially last September. To free the Yellow Staircase of its yellowness--and replace it annually with colourful paintings and murals--students were asked to submit proposals.

Now that the commissioned student works are complete, it's time to celebrate with the artists!

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP: ocadcampuslife@ocad.ca

Information: yellowstaircase@ocad.ca

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Level 1 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

Found and Crafted

XPACE
Friday, November 23, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 5:00am

FEATURING: Andrea Chin, Andrew Morton, Amrita Takhar, Gina Yu, Joel Pollock, Grace Park, Erin McCutcheon, Marijan Zelic, Mike Kicul and Willie Tsang.
Artist, designer and educator Gord Peteran gives ten emerging designers the same brief: Go find a chair on the street, analyze the reasons behind its disposal and reconstruct the chair in any way desired'the outcome does necessarily need to be a chair. Through this restoration both history and newfound potential within the chair are exposed. Using this reconstruction as source material the designers make new chairs to highlight the discarded chairs strongest points.
Found and Crafted showcases the result of this innovative design
initiative: each new chair is displayed along side a photo of the discarded, restored chair.
The designers featured in this exhibition are students in their final year of the Ontario College of Art and Design 's prestigious Industrial Design program. This program investigates customer and commercial projects, furniture, interaction and experience design, strategic creativity and applied innovation. Engaging in extensive research and analysis, these emerging designers develop new products and experiences while addressing current and emerging human needs.
The work featured in Found and Crafted exemplifies innovative and rigorous design practice. Walking the blurry line between art and design, Found and Crafted examines the cyclical nature of objects, creating a discourse around what a chair as furniture is, and what it can be through investigation and manipulation.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

In the Public Interest

Going out to meet the rollers, Wasaga Beach, Photographer unknown, c. 1925, Ministry of Education
Friday, October 12, 2007 - 11:00pm

The still photography exhibition Assignment to Archives, curated by Professor Vid Ingelevics at the John B. Aird Gallery, is accompanied by two nights of film screenings in the OCAD Auditorium taking place at 7pm on Friday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 19. These are produced in partnership with OCAD and Pleasure Dome and bring forward the work of Ontario government filmmakers going back to the late 1940s. The two evenings offer distinct programs, the first focusing on agriculture and rural life and the second on postwar travel, leisure and road safety.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free for OCAD students; $2 for other students; $5 general admission.

In the Public Interest

Going out to meet the rollers, Wasaga Beach, Photographer unknown, c. 1925, Ministry of Education
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 11:00pm

The still photography exhibition Assignment to Archives, curated by Professor Vid Ingelevics at the John B. Aird Gallery, is accompanied by two nights of film screenings in the OCAD Auditorium taking place at 7pm on Friday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 19. These are produced in partnership with OCAD and Pleasure Dome and bring forward the work of Ontario government filmmakers going back to the late 1940s. The two evenings offer distinct programs, the first focusing on agriculture and rural life and the second on postwar travel, leisure and road safety.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free for OCAD students; $2 for other students; $5 general admission.

Assignment to Archives

Going out to meet the rollers, Wasaga Beach, Photographer unknown, c. 1925, Ministry of Education
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, October 26, 2007 - 4:00am

This exhibition, curated by Professor Vid Ingelevics for the Archives of Ontario, is drawn from the photographic holdings of the Archives and deals with relationships between image, information and meaning. While bringing to light the skilled work of many (often unidentified) government photographers, it brings attention equally to the trajectory that their work followed from assignment to the archives. How does one today situate these images that often arrived accompanied by minimal metadata years after having been taken?
As part of this exhibition five writers, including well-known authors such as Martha Baillie and John Lorinc, have selected images to base a short text upon. Their resulting works are on display at the main exhibition site.

FILM SCREENINGS - In the Public Interest The still photography exhibitions are accompanied by two nights of film screenings in the OCAD Auditorium taking place at 7pm on Friday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 19. These are produced in partnership with OCAD and Pleasure Dome and bring forward the work of Ontario government filmmakers going back to the late 1940s. The two evenings offer distinct programs, the first focusing on agriculture and rural life and the second on postwar travel, leisure and road safety.

Venue & Address: 
John B. Aird Gallery McDonald Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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