OCAD U announces partnership with Toronto Biennial of Art

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:15pm

OCAD University has developed a number of initiatives to support the programming of Toronto’s first international Biennial of Art. The 72-day, free art exhibition will take place every two years.

Launching September 21, 2019, the inaugural exhibition, curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien, will present local, national, and international contemporary art in a city-wide experience. The event will provide unique experiential learning opportunities and placements for OCAD U undergraduate and graduate students.

Programmed along the waterfront and grounded in the multi-layered history of Indigenous presence in what we now call Toronto, the inaugural Biennial asks us to re-examine the past to project alternative futures—Indigenous futurisms, Black futurisms, migrant futurisms, queer futurisms, animal futurisms—that expand our ways of knowing and becoming as a function of coming into greater relational awareness

Click here to learn more about the Toronto Biennial of Art.

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TBA curators Candice Hopkins (left) and Tairone Bastien (right), photo: Mariana D'Alberto
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:15pm

OCAD University has developed a number of initiatives to support the programming of Toronto’s first international Biennial of Art. The 72-day, free art exhibition will take place every two years.

Launching September 21, 2019, the inaugural exhibition, curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien, will present local, national, and international contemporary art in a city-wide experience. The event will provide unique experiential learning opportunities and placements for OCAD U undergraduate and graduate students.

Programmed along the waterfront and grounded in the multi-layered history of Indigenous presence in what we now call Toronto, the inaugural Biennial asks us to re-examine the past to project alternative futures—Indigenous futurisms, Black futurisms, migrant futurisms, queer futurisms, animal futurisms—that expand our ways of knowing and becoming as a function of coming into greater relational awareness

Click here to learn more about the Toronto Biennial of Art.