Join OCAD University for a public reception to celebrate the opening of Imago Mundi — Great and North at Onsite Gallery, the only venue in Canada.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7 to 9 p.m.
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. W.
Cash bar available
This comprehensive exhibition features works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island.
Installation designed by architect Tobia Scarpa
Documentary video by Laurie Kwasnik
Francesca Valente, Lead Curator of the exhibition, has selected artists from Central and Eastern Canada working in several disciplines: painting, sculpture, architecture, design, cinema, music and literature. Among the featured artists are: Rebecca Belmore, Edward Burtynsky, Douglas Cardinal, Jack Diamond, Robert Houle, Moshe Safdie, Andrew Jones, Mary Pratt, Michael Snow, Margaret Atwood.
Jennifer Karch Verzè curated contemporary Western Canadian, Inuit, and Indigenous artists from Canada and the United States.
Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 2018.
Imago Mundi is about Art and the World without borders — a democratic, collective and global map-in-the-making of human culutres at the start of the third millenium — as envisioned by Luciano Benetton, art patron and creator of United Colors of Benetton. With a single format, 10 x 12 cm, the entire international Imago Mundi collection brings together artists from every continent: to date, more than 25,000 from over 150 countries.
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; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.
Image: Andrew Jones, Sitting Room, 2015, wood and scaled figures, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.