Adel Abdessemed: Future of Decor


Abdessemed’s exhibit at OCADU will feature new work commissioned for Onsite [at] OCADU. “Adel’s visit is timely,” says OCADU Curator Charles Reeve. “This exhibit and related events will encourage us to ponder the failure of first world populations to grasp the differences between their experiences and those of the rest of the world, and the contradictions that this oversight leads to in so-called progressive opinions.”

 
DateFriday, November 26, 2010 - 11:00pm to Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website

http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite

Location

Onsite Gallery: 100 McCaul, Level 2

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Born in Constantine, Algeria, in 1971 and currently living in Paris, Abdessemed exploded onto the international art scene in the mid-1990s as France’s most exciting artist in over a decade. His expansive practice incorporates drawing, video, ceramics, performance, installation and other media into a visual language that ranges from subtle and sentimental to bombastic and outrageous, often probing the awkward gap between what we believe to be ‘good’ and what we know to be true.

Abdessemed’s exhibit at OCADU will feature new work commissioned for Onsite [at] OCADU. “Adel’s visit is timely,” says OCADU Curator Charles Reeve. “This exhibit and related events will encourage us to ponder the failure of first world populations to grasp the differences between their experiences and those of the rest of the world, and the contradictions that this oversight leads to in so-called progressive opinions.”

MORE EVENTS:

Exhibition (Onsite [at] OCADU): November 26 to February 13, 2011
Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, November 26, 7 to 10 p.m.
Curator’s Tour with Charles Reeve: Thursday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture by Susan Buck-Morss (Cornell University): Thursday, February 3, 6:30 p.m. (Part of the Faculty of Art's lecture series "Art Creates Change")
Free Public Lecture by Adel Abdessemed: Thursday, November 25, 8 to 9:30 p.m.



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DateFriday, November 26, 2010 - 11:00pm to Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website

http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite

Location

Onsite Gallery: 100 McCaul, Level 2

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Friday, November 26, 2010 - 11:00pm to Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:00pm

Born in Constantine, Algeria, in 1971 and currently living in Paris, Abdessemed exploded onto the international art scene in the mid-1990s as France’s most exciting artist in over a decade. His expansive practice incorporates drawing, video, ceramics, performance, installation and other media into a visual language that ranges from subtle and sentimental to bombastic and outrageous, often probing the awkward gap between what we believe to be ‘good’ and what we know to be true.

Abdessemed’s exhibit at OCADU will feature new work commissioned for Onsite [at] OCADU. “Adel’s visit is timely,” says OCADU Curator Charles Reeve. “This exhibit and related events will encourage us to ponder the failure of first world populations to grasp the differences between their experiences and those of the rest of the world, and the contradictions that this oversight leads to in so-called progressive opinions.”

MORE EVENTS:

Exhibition (Onsite [at] OCADU): November 26 to February 13, 2011
Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, November 26, 7 to 10 p.m.
Curator’s Tour with Charles Reeve: Thursday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture by Susan Buck-Morss (Cornell University): Thursday, February 3, 6:30 p.m. (Part of the Faculty of Art's lecture series "Art Creates Change")
Free Public Lecture by Adel Abdessemed: Thursday, November 25, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery: 100 McCaul, Level 2
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
FREE
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