'I'm Afraid to Ask:" When Objects Have Agency

Image of floating, heart-shaped objects
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 4:00am

“I'm Afraid to Ask” 
When Objects Have Agency
Catherine Richards

Exhibition opening reception 
Fri Oct 24  6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Open Gallery, 49 McCaul Street  

Human hearts are a living object ‘ gift of life’ and a technological one. Successful transplanted patients give ‘token objects’ to the cardiologist who cannot part with them. Here, the role of objects is dramatically manifested as they intervene in life processes, inter-relations and the limits of being human.

Special thanks to the PITH team, 
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, 

In conjunction with the UAAC sessions:

SHIVERING Panel: Objects, Agency, and Art
Saturday October 25: 4 to 5:30 p.m.  
An investigation into the social role of objects through art research, digital art practice and contemporary anthropological theory. 

SHIVERING Break-Out Session: 
Sunday October 26: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Gallery Dates  / hours
Fri Oct 24: 3 to 8 p.m. *opening reception 6 to 8 p.m.*
Sat Oct 25: 3 to 7 p.m.
Sun Oct 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct 30, Oct 31, Nov 1: 3 to 7 p.m.

Thanks to the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University.


Venue & Address: 
Open Gallery 49 McCaul Street  

UAAC Conference 2014

Event Poster
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:00am

Universities Art Association of Canada Conference hosted by OCAD University

Sessions are encouraged that explore - within any geographical and temporal context - issues from the full range of scholarship in the visual arts including art history, visual and material culture, creative practices and research in studio art, design practices and research, theory and criticism, pedagogy, and museum and gallery practices.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario