Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™


Ignite Gallery is pleased to present a new interactive installation by Qendrim Hoti and Max Lupo

 
DateFriday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Phone

(416) 596-7538

Cost

Free

Email

ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Website

https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/galaxy-champion-fun-zone™

, Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/829378303901482

Location

165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

October 13 - November 4, 2017
Reception: October 13, 6-9 p.m.

Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™ is a two-person exhibition by Qendrim Hoti and Max Lupo which uses the video game technology of the past three decades to create an interactive installation. By using hacked and modified video games, Hoti and Lupo insert personal migrant histories into existing virtual worlds as a means to recontextualize their familiar contents. We invite visitors to play these games as a way to explore these alternate characters and environments.

About the Artists
Qendrim Hoti is a Kosovar Albanian interdisciplinary artist living in Canada. He uses his hybrid identity to help him negotiate material culture into artwork. Hoti graduated from the Interdisciplinary Arts, Media, and Design Masters Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2017. Qendrim's piece, made in collaboration with Esmaa Mohamoud, entitled 'One of the Boys' is currently on display at 'Every.Now.Then:Reframing Nationhood' at the Art Gallery of Ontario until December 10, 2017.
Artist website

Max Lupo is an emerging artist who received his MFA from OCAD U in 2017. Over the course of his education Max focused on printmaking, and new media sculpture. These days, Max travels the world (not really) in order to bring the most exotic and fascinating inventions to life. Max's recent shows include solo exhibitions at Georgian College's Campus Gallery, as well as VERSO gallery, on Queen Street West in Toronto. Max currently works as an educator at Georgian College, and the Innisfil Public Library and Idealab.
Artist website

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Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™ runs October 13 - November 4, 2017  at the new Ignite Gallery, located at 165 Augusta Avenue (in the heart of Kensignton Market).

OPENING RECEPTION
Join us on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 6 - 9 p.m. for the opening reception.

SPECIAL EVENT - WORKSHOP
Sunday, October 15, 2-3:30 p.m..
Join Qendrim Hoti in this special tutorial workshop as he demonstrates his ideas and techniques about manipulating commercial video games into virtual worlds of memoir and relief. This workshop is free and open to the piblic. No materials required.

Game still, Qendrim Hoti

 

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Ignite Gallery
165 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information please contact the gallery (ignitegallery@ocadu.ca) or visit our website: https://www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm

DateFriday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Phone

(416) 596-7538

Cost

Free

Email

ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Website

https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/galaxy-champion-fun-zone™

https://www.facebook.com/events/829378303901482

Location

165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

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Complimentary massages, therapy dog & DIY care packages. Presented by Grad Studies, OCAD Student Union & Xpace Cultural Centre.  
Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

October 13 - November 4, 2017
Reception: October 13, 6-9 p.m.

Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™ is a two-person exhibition by Qendrim Hoti and Max Lupo which uses the video game technology of the past three decades to create an interactive installation. By using hacked and modified video games, Hoti and Lupo insert personal migrant histories into existing virtual worlds as a means to recontextualize their familiar contents. We invite visitors to play these games as a way to explore these alternate characters and environments.

About the Artists
Qendrim Hoti is a Kosovar Albanian interdisciplinary artist living in Canada. He uses his hybrid identity to help him negotiate material culture into artwork. Hoti graduated from the Interdisciplinary Arts, Media, and Design Masters Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2017. Qendrim's piece, made in collaboration with Esmaa Mohamoud, entitled 'One of the Boys' is currently on display at 'Every.Now.Then:Reframing Nationhood' at the Art Gallery of Ontario until December 10, 2017.
Artist website

Max Lupo is an emerging artist who received his MFA from OCAD U in 2017. Over the course of his education Max focused on printmaking, and new media sculpture. These days, Max travels the world (not really) in order to bring the most exotic and fascinating inventions to life. Max's recent shows include solo exhibitions at Georgian College's Campus Gallery, as well as VERSO gallery, on Queen Street West in Toronto. Max currently works as an educator at Georgian College, and the Innisfil Public Library and Idealab.
Artist website

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Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™ runs October 13 - November 4, 2017  at the new Ignite Gallery, located at 165 Augusta Avenue (in the heart of Kensignton Market).

OPENING RECEPTION
Join us on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 6 - 9 p.m. for the opening reception.

SPECIAL EVENT - WORKSHOP
Sunday, October 15, 2-3:30 p.m..
Join Qendrim Hoti in this special tutorial workshop as he demonstrates his ideas and techniques about manipulating commercial video games into virtual worlds of memoir and relief. This workshop is free and open to the piblic. No materials required.

Game still, Qendrim Hoti

 

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Ignite Gallery
165 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information please contact the gallery (ignitegallery@ocadu.ca) or visit our website: https://www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4
Website: 
https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/galaxy-champion-fun-zone™
https://www.facebook.com/events/829378303901482
Email: 
ignitegallery@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 596-7538
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 
Ignite Imagination - The Campaign for OCAD U

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