BACK TO SCHOOL: Party & Programming Launch

Xpace event poster
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual back-to-school party, featuring a musical performance by Myst Milano, DJ yummy baby, art by Allana Mae Cooper, Natalie King, and many more - plus snacks and drinks!

TTC from OCAD U: Take the 505 Dundas West streetcar west to Lansdowne Avenue.

ABOUT XPACE
Xpace is a membership-driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting.

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.xpace.info/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
emily@xpace.info
Phone: 
416 849 2864
Cost: 
Free
xpace event poster

Blood Ties - XPACE exhibition with OCAD U graduate students and alumni

Image of Fallon Simard's work called 'Womb' (video still)
Friday, February 17, 2017

Blood Ties

February 17 to March 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 17, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

XPACE Cultural Centre, 303 Lansdowne Ave

Artists: Omar Badrin (IAMD MFA, 2015), Aditi Ohri, Shahir Omar-Qrishnaswamy, Fallon Simard (IAMD MA candidate, 2017), Eve Tagny
Curators: Geneviève Wallen (CCP MFA, 2015) and Eve Tagny

Blood Ties explores the spiritual and material bonds that shape familial histories and intimacies. By presenting narratives of individuals from transnational and translocal families, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which multi-local identities embody a web of geographical encounters and cultural memories. The selected artworks demonstrate how one’s familial identity is subjected to social and spatial negotiations underlining periods of longing, absence and change. This exhibition examines contemporary family “units” as a threshold allowing conversations about one’s relationship to their immediate landscape, spaces connected to ancestral memories, and cultural exchanges mapping colonial legacies.

More info: http://www.xpace.info/exhibition-event/blood-ties/

More info on the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

More info on the Criticism & Curatorial Practice program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm

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genderTROUBLING

genderTROUBLING
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 11:00pm

gender/TROUBLING
Curated by Pam Patterson with Serena Lee
Co-sponsored by Women in Action (CWSE/OISE/UT),
XPACE Cultural Centre, and the AGO Youth Council
(presenting ShiftChange) with Toronto video, film, and
new media artists Loree Erickson, Spy Dénommé-Welch,
Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, Alexandra Hazisavvas, fibre
artist, Frances Mahon, with a performance by Claudia
Wittmann.
Gender bend, gender blend - Oh ! Have we got trouble! The fun,
sexxy, hot, meets “voguing” - What a “drag”! Get rid of those bina-
ries! Engage with life-sized on the wall grls/gys and video & film
by native-tranny-poly-queer-gimp-homo-gender-
b(l)enders. “Perform” (or critique) a new persona at the gallery site,
see a performance and a portable gender-abled potty, and work-
shop, in conversation, with the artists on site. Play with where you
stand (or pass?).... anything is dizzyingly possible.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
xpace@xpace.info
Cost: 
Free

Creative Type

Creative Type
Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 5:00am

Join students from the graphic design program for a celebration of creative typography and typeface design at OCAD. Posters featuring experimental alphabets and unique original fonts reflect the obsessive love of letters among the typographically-minded. Co-curated by Greg Van Alstyne.

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

XPACE Lead Gallery Walk

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:00pm

An open invitation to all OCAD students to walk around with XPACE and discover the Queen West gallery scene. We will visit all types of galleries for mini presentation on how you, them, and us fit into the Toronto Art and Design community.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Project Lotherton: What do you see?

Lotherton youth
Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 4:00am

Fifteen youths from the Lotherton community break down social and cultural barriers in an exhibit of never-before-seen photographic work. Raw, powerful images put unforgettable faces to the Vietnamese, Chinese, Caribbean, Jamaican, Tamil and Filipino cultures thriving within the Lotherton Youth Community.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union

Venue & Address: 
Xspace 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

I’ve Been Shot

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 5:00am

A video installation by Rob Lendrum that pokes fun at Hollywood machismo and excruciating pain. The installation is in XBASE.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Hard Cell

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 4:00am

Industrial Design students from the Ontario College of Art & Design address the future needs of cellphone users in this unique, process-based design exhibition, presented by TELUS. After the meticulous examination of keys, screens, materials, components and interfaces, 25 original concepts for a new TELUS handset came to life. Follow the journey of these design concepts from beginning to end.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Gerelt Mur Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 4:00am

XPACE is proud to host the Gerelt Mur Fundraiser. In Mongolia's urban centre, Ulan Bator, domestic abuse, alcoholism and financial desperation have driven many homeless children to living in the sewer systems. Gerelt Mur is an exceptional grassroots Mongolian charity supporting these children and their families. All funds raised from this art fundraiser will go directly to Gerelt Mur to help buy yurts, clothing, food and educational materials.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Free Drawings Issue #2

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 4:00am

Peruse the exhibited drawings and pick up your copy of Free Drawings for zero dollars. The party features DJ Jenny Orenda, Vomit Mountain, LSDoubleDcup, Yomul Yuk, and the Bush League.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
X-space 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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