Criticism & Curatorial Practice Grad Students open new gallery: Bunker 2

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:00pm

Bunker 2 is a new gallery space that "exists to push curatorial and artistic boundaries while maintaining a critical dialogue between our exhibiting artists and our local community."  It is founded by Criticism & Curatorial Practice graduate alumnus Matthew Kyba with two current CCP gradauate students on staff - Veronika Ivanova is a Curtorial Associate and Jesse Wardell is in charge of Outreach and Communication for the space. Bunker 2's inaugural exhibition, Casual Encounters, opens this Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The space is located at 450 Dufferin Street.

Exhibiting artists include Daniel Griffin Hunt, Connor Olthuis (BFA, OCAD U), Ryan Pechnick (MFA 2016, OCAD U), Jenna Robineau, Claire Scherzinger (BFA, OCAD U), and Shanie Tomassini

More on Casual Encounters:

"What is the role of intimacy within the art gallery? How do specific practices use closeness as a means for communication? The exhibiting works engage in a conceptual tenderness that elevates foreign objects into sites for personal exchange.

Bunker 2 is a new project space that responds and is responsive to contemporary cultural, artistic, and local milieu. As the hyper-commodification of real estate in Toronto continues to mount, alternative venues must evolve in order to continue creating unrestricted exhibition areas for artists and cultural producers. Although this may seem like a basic tenant of curatorial practice, Bunker 2 was born out of this emphasis on the lack of said spaces.

Casual Encounters questions viewing rituals and invites each artist to display works that responded to both the space (or the lack there of) and other artists. This resulted in both a literal and figurative “closeness” that ties together each unique practice and the multiplitude of themes."

Bunker 2 website: www.bunker2.ca

 

More on the CCP Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm

More on the IAMD Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/interdisciplinary-masters-in-art-media-and-design.htm

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:00pm

Bunker 2 is a new gallery space that "exists to push curatorial and artistic boundaries while maintaining a critical dialogue between our exhibiting artists and our local community."  It is founded by Criticism & Curatorial Practice graduate alumnus Matthew Kyba with two current CCP gradauate students on staff - Veronika Ivanova is a Curtorial Associate and Jesse Wardell is in charge of Outreach and Communication for the space. Bunker 2's inaugural exhibition, Casual Encounters, opens this Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The space is located at 450 Dufferin Street.

Exhibiting artists include Daniel Griffin Hunt, Connor Olthuis (BFA, OCAD U), Ryan Pechnick (MFA 2016, OCAD U), Jenna Robineau, Claire Scherzinger (BFA, OCAD U), and Shanie Tomassini

More on Casual Encounters:

"What is the role of intimacy within the art gallery? How do specific practices use closeness as a means for communication? The exhibiting works engage in a conceptual tenderness that elevates foreign objects into sites for personal exchange.

Bunker 2 is a new project space that responds and is responsive to contemporary cultural, artistic, and local milieu. As the hyper-commodification of real estate in Toronto continues to mount, alternative venues must evolve in order to continue creating unrestricted exhibition areas for artists and cultural producers. Although this may seem like a basic tenant of curatorial practice, Bunker 2 was born out of this emphasis on the lack of said spaces.

Casual Encounters questions viewing rituals and invites each artist to display works that responded to both the space (or the lack there of) and other artists. This resulted in both a literal and figurative “closeness” that ties together each unique practice and the multiplitude of themes."

Bunker 2 website: www.bunker2.ca

 

More on the CCP Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm

More on the IAMD Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/interdisciplinary-masters-in-art-media-and-design.htm