imagineNATIVE Art Crawl Kick-Off

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

imagineNATIVE's Art Crawl Kick-Off

Friday, October 20
5 p.m.

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Co-presented with imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival

This year's Art Crawl kicks off at Onsite Gallery, with a talk by Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers of 2Ro Media, the creators of the exhibition For This Land: Inside Elemental. The Art Crawl continues in the historic 401 Richmond building and will end with a special performance off-site at Wallace Studios.

Full event details, schedule and list of galleries here.

 

For This Land: Inside Elemental
Presented with community partner imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
On view at Onsite Gallery from September 15 to December 10, 2017

For this Land: Inside Elemental is part of a multi-project series by 2Ro Media,  comprised of Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers—both Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) artists from Six Nations of the Grand River. The artists, who currently live outside their traditional territory, produce work collaboratively about ‘returning home’, which typically involves creating site-specific narratives using video, sound, poetry, performance and multi-media installation.

With Inside Elemental, the artists engage in a series of conversations with the Kana:ta Village on traditional Haudenosaunee territory in order to create an immersive multimedia installation using sound, video, performance and digital languages. Inside Elemental is an exploration of the internalization of one’s traditional territory, and in general about how external environments are deeply intertwined with identity, self-understanding, and the interiority of personal and collective experience.

Jackson 2bears is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia installation/performance artist and cultural theorist originally from Six Nations of the Grand River. He is currently based in Lethbridge, Alberta. Since 1999, 2bears has exhibited his work extensively across Canada in public galleries, museums and artist-run centres, as well as internationally, in festivals and in group exhibitions.

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. She has been living as a guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people in Victoria, British Columbia, since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, a documentary producer, and a media and sound artist.

imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival
imagineNATIVE is the international centre for Indigenous-made media arts. Through year-round presentation, promotion and professional development activities, it is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
Free
Janet Rogers performance at Onsite Gallery, September 16 2017

Lisa Myers: Artist Talk

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. W. (Ground Floor)

Free

Lisa Myers, an exhibiting artist in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015), will speak about her art practice.

Lisa Myers is an independent curator, artist and educator. Her recent work involves printmaking, stop-motion animation and performance. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial practice from OCAD University. Since 2010 Myers has worked with anthocyanin pigment from blueberries in printmaking, and animation. Her participatory performances involve social gatherings where sharing berries and other food help reflect on place and displacement, and processes of straining and absorbing. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in venues including Urban Shaman (Winnipeg), Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her writing has been published in exhibition publications in addition to the journal Senses and Society, C Magazine and FUSE Magazine. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Myers is a member of Beausoleil First Nation and she is based in Port Severn and Toronto, Ontario.

 

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015)
Curated by Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD U

Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard.

raise a flag presents selected works from a national heritage collection representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis art. Housed in Ottawa, managed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Indigenous Art Collection is one of the most important and comprehensive art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada and beyond. In light of and in tandem with Canada’s 150 commemorations, raise a flag represents alternative discourses and uncovers missing narratives from the framework of a national identity. The works in raise a flag focus on recent acquisitions, obtained from 2000 to 2015, which chronicle recent significant national narratives reflecting upon Canadian heritage, diversity and collective memory.

 

Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery, located at 199 Richmond St. W., is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. On view at the gallery are two inaugural exhibitions in our new expanded space: raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015) and For This Land: Inside Elemental.

 

Image credit: Lisa Myers, Blueprint, 2012. Serigraph on paper, 55.9 x 76.2 cm. Collection of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/117536528914584
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x265
Cost: 
Free
Lisa Myers, Blueprint, 2012. Serigraph on paper, 55.9 x 76.2 cm. Collection of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Chto Delat Artist's Talk & Workshop

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Sponsored by OCAD University's graduate program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories.

205 Richmond St. W. Room 115, 1st floor

4:00 pm -- Presentation by the Artists

5:30-8:30 pm -- Workshop with the Artists

Please join us for a wide-ranging talk about art and politics by the members of the St. Petersburg-based collective Chto Delat. After the talk, the audience is invited to participate in a workshop to create posters that will be included in Chto Delat's installation in Toronto's Nuit Blanche (September 30-October 1, 2017, sunset to sunrise). Their project, 1968 through continents (Paris, Oakland, and elsewhere) (2017), is featured in curator Nato Thompson's exhibition "Monument to the Century of Revolutions."

The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) was founded in 2003 by artists, critics, philosophers and writers from Russia with the goal of merging political theory, art and activism. The name of the group derives from a novel by the Russian 19th century writer Nikolai Chernyshevsky, and brings to mind the first socialist worker’s self-organizations in Russia, which Lenin actualized in his own publication, What Is to be Done? (1902). Chto Delat is an artistic cell and a community organizer for a variety of cultural activities intent on politicizing knowledge production.

Chto Delat's activity utilizes a range of media – from education practices to film, theater and radio programs, from publishing newspapers to creating murals, from seminars to public campaigns. Their works are characterized by the use of alienation effect, surreal scenery, typicality and analyses of concrete social and political struggles. The collective has been featured in recent exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Tate Liverpool, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), New Museum (New York), Moderna Galerija (Ljubljana), and Institute of Contemporary Art (London), as well as biennials in San Paulo and Gwangju.

Venue & Address: 
Room 115, 1st floor 205 Richmond St. West (at the corner of Duncan) Room 318, 3rd Floor 205 Richmond St. West (at the corner of Duncan) Graduate Studies Building OCAD University
Email: 
For more information, contact Jim Drobnick, Director of CADN: jdrobnick@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free & open to the public
Chto Delat Artist's Talk and Workshop Poster
Keywords: 

Choreographing Moving Image

Medrie MacPhee

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Medrie MacPhee was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has resided in New York City since 1978. She received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Her work has been exhibited in over 20 solo exhibitions including shows at Michael Steinberg, New York; Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York; Baldacci-Daverio Gallery, New York; Phillipe Daverio Gallery, New York; Stadtische Galerie Haus, Siegen, Germany; the Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto; Espace 502, Montreal; Linda Generaux Gallery, Toronto; Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto; Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, B.C; 49th Parallel,New York; and the Concordia University Art Gallery, Montreal.

Her work has also been included in more than 40 group exhibitions, including: Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York (2004 and 2006); ArtCore, Toronto (2005); Plus Ultra, Williamsburg (2004); Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, New York (2004); ArtPoint, Miami Art Fair (2003); DUMBO (2003); Edmonton Art Gallery (2003); Winnipeg Art Gallery (2002); Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2002); National Gallery of Canada (2001); Edmonton Art Gallery (2001); seph Helman Gallery, New York (2001); Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto (2001, 1999); Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York (1999); Campo, Antwerp Belgium (1999); Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco (1998) Nielsen Gallery, Boston (1997); Musee d' art contemporain de Montreal (1996); Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York (1996, 1994, 1993); MIART, Italy, (1995); Katonah useum, New York (1995); Power Plant, Toronto (1995) Phillipe Daverio allery, New York (1991).

The Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver and the Art Gallery of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal organized Flight in the Variable Zone, a solo traveling exhibition of MacPhee's work, which toured Canada in 1999/2000.

MacPhee is represented in various private and public collections in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The National Gallery of Canada; the Art Gallery of Ontario; the Edmonton Art Gallery; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the Confederation Center Art Gallery, Charlottetown; and the Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary.

MacPhee has taught at Columbia University, Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Sarah Lawrence College and is the Sherri Burt Hennessey Artist-In-Residence at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Artist Talk by Zhiyuan Cong

Zhiyuan Cong
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 11:00pm

Open Studio is pleased to announce that US-based artist Zhiyuan Cong will be visiting Toronto from October 29 to November 1, and will present two public presentations during his stay. Both events are open to the general public and admission is free.

Artist Talk by Zhiyuan Cong
Co-presented by Open Studio and OCAD Wednesday, October 29, 7 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Room 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Printmaking Demonstration by Zhiyuan Cong
Saturday, November 1, 3 to 6 p.m.
Open Studio

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104, Toronto

Zhiyuan Cong is a Professor and Head of the Printmaking Program at William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Cong has two MFA degrees: one in printmaking from Indiana University and the other in Chinese painting from the Nanjing Arts Institute in 1986. His work is steeped in both traditional Chinese and contemporary Western traditions, which he melds together in his prints and paintings.

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for funding this special international visiting artist initiative.

Venue & Address: 
Room 284, Level 2 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

ciudadMULTIPLEcity: Art & The City: An Experiment in Context

Gerardo Mosquera
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 11:00pm to Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 1:00am

Presented by A Space Gallery, in partnership with Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace and the Ontario College of Art & Design.
Gerardo Mosquera is a freelance curator and critic based in Havana, Cuba. For his talk at OCAD, he will discuss his role as curator of ciudadMULTIPLEcity, a 2003 project that gathered international artists, including Francis Alÿs, Ghada Amer, Gustavo Artigas, Cildo Meireles and Gu Xiong, who responded to Panama City's fascinating complexities.

Other recent curatorial projects by Mosquera include the Liverpool Biennial International 2006 and the Panorama da Arte Brasileira Contemporanea (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Vigo, 2003-2004). He was the founder of the Havana Biennale and is currently Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and advisor at the Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Amsterdam. He is the author of numerous books and texts on contemporary art and art theory and has co-edited Over Here, International Perspectives on Art and Culture (Cambridge, 2004), and edited Beyond the Fantastic: Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America (London,1995).

All are welcome; Admission is free.
Limited seating available. Guests are advised to arrive early.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Silence

Silence
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

In their most recent album-project, Silence, Berlin-based multimedia formation rechenzentrum (Lillevan - video, and Marcus Weiser - audio) unfolds the meditative states of contemplation and speechlessness. Drawing on the self-referential aesthetics of the Orthodox icon painters, and the black and white film on Andrej Rjubljev by Russian director Andrei Tarkowsky, Silence lends itself as a stream of subtly collaged cinematic sentiments, “submerged rhythms of continents never seen, melodies thought lost, and legends from ancient times”. Working through the processes of digital mapping and camouflaging of analog connotations of Lillevan’s black and white drawings, vocals, quartet trumpet, live cello, grand piano and acoustic guitar performed by guest musicians Nicholas Bussmann, Reinhold Friedl, Franz Hautzinger, Maurice de Martin, Akemi Takeya, and Nicolas T. Weiser, Silence uncovers the proximity between the surface of the screen and the lens of the camera in contemporary world, and transforms the technological sublime into visual music and expansive sonic fiction. For more information about rechenzentrum, please visit (www.rechenzentrum.org)

The duration of the screening is approximately fifty minutes. Please note that this is an expanded cinema event so the audience is encouraged to move around freely in and out of venue.

This event at OCAD is preceded by an artist talk by Lillevan (rechenzentrum’s video artist) that will take place at Ryerson University, the School of Image Arts at 4 pm, 122 Bond Street, Room 307, free admission. Lillevan’s talk and visit to Toronto is sponsored by Ryerson University, OCAD's IADE Research Group, and Goethe-Institut Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Artist Talk: Guillermina Buzio

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 11:30pm

Artist Guillermina Buzio has worked in a diverse range of media, including, painting, film, video and installation. Guillermina will be attending OCAD's Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Art, Media and Design in fall of 2008.

Venue & Address: 
Groupe Intervention Video 4001 Berri # 105, Montreal, Quebec
Cost: 
Free

Artist Talk by Beauvais Lyons

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Artist Beauvais Lyons' Exhibition, Artist Talk and Demo
Open Studio presents a series of events in conjunction with the exhibition Hokes Medical Arts by Tennessee-based artist and professor Beauvais Lyons from January 10 to February 2, 2008. All events are free admission.
Artist Talk at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Rm 284: Tuesday, January 8, 7 pm.
Opening Reception with Artist in attendance at Open Studio: Thurs Jan 10, 6-9pm.
Lithography Demonstration by Artist at Open Studio: Sat Jan 12, 1-4pm.
For further information, contact Heather Webb, Director, or Bridget Indelicato Associate Director.

Venue & Address: 
Rm 284 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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