Blood Ties - XPACE exhibition with OCAD U graduate students and alumni

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Blood Ties

February 17 to March 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 17, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

XPACE Cultural Centre, 303 Lansdowne Ave

Artists: Omar Badrin (IAMD MFA, 2015), Aditi Ohri, Shahir Omar-Qrishnaswamy, Fallon Simard (IAMD MA candidate, 2017), Eve Tagny
Curators: Geneviève Wallen (CCP MFA, 2015) and Eve Tagny

Blood Ties explores the spiritual and material bonds that shape familial histories and intimacies. By presenting narratives of individuals from transnational and translocal families, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which multi-local identities embody a web of geographical encounters and cultural memories. The selected artworks demonstrate how one’s familial identity is subjected to social and spatial negotiations underlining periods of longing, absence and change. This exhibition examines contemporary family “units” as a threshold allowing conversations about one’s relationship to their immediate landscape, spaces connected to ancestral memories, and cultural exchanges mapping colonial legacies.

More info: http://www.xpace.info/exhibition-event/blood-ties/

More info on the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

More info on the Criticism & Curatorial Practice program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm

The Faculty of Design Office will be closed from 2:00 pm on Monday, July 3rd and will open in our new location on 230 Richmond Street, oth floor Wednesday, July 5th at 11:00 am. Unless it is URGENT, please consider us out of comission for the full week.
Dr. Sara Diamond with panel members
This week, President Sara Diamond moderated a panel discussion on gamification at BIO 2017 in San Diego, California --  the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry.
The Walrus Talks: The next 150
Tune in to catch Dr. Gabrielle Moser, adjunct professor in art history in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, on The Walrus Talks June 21st at 11pm on CBC Radio One
Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery is hiring Student Monitors for the Fall term. Deadline for applications is July 16, 2017.
If you didn’t get to see Dr. Gabrielle Moser’s presentation at last month’s sold-out Walrus Talks, you can listen to her on CBC online!
Richard Revie and Victor Lam
Primo takes top prize at Cassels Brock pitch competition OCAD University’s newest entrepreneurs from the Imagination Catalyst squared off at the Cassels Brock Pitch Competition on June 15, competing for $5000 in start-up funding.  Richard Revie and Victor Lam, founders of Primo, took the top prize, out-pitching their colleagues from OCAD U’s business incubator.  
Graduate students at convocation 2017
94 graduate students were called to the stage and presented with their official degrees
Chaewon Kim with her installation ALL TOGETHER HERE
http://chaewonkimart.comhttp://chaewonkimart.comOCAD University Drawing and Painting grad, Chaewon Kim, winner of Scotiabank’s Dream Office REIT’s competition, celebrated the unveiling of her installation, ALL TOGETHER HERE, displayed in the main lobby of Scotia Plaza.
Image of Fallon Simard's work called 'Womb' (video still)
Friday, February 17, 2017

Blood Ties

February 17 to March 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 17, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

XPACE Cultural Centre, 303 Lansdowne Ave

Artists: Omar Badrin (IAMD MFA, 2015), Aditi Ohri, Shahir Omar-Qrishnaswamy, Fallon Simard (IAMD MA candidate, 2017), Eve Tagny
Curators: Geneviève Wallen (CCP MFA, 2015) and Eve Tagny

Blood Ties explores the spiritual and material bonds that shape familial histories and intimacies. By presenting narratives of individuals from transnational and translocal families, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which multi-local identities embody a web of geographical encounters and cultural memories. The selected artworks demonstrate how one’s familial identity is subjected to social and spatial negotiations underlining periods of longing, absence and change. This exhibition examines contemporary family “units” as a threshold allowing conversations about one’s relationship to their immediate landscape, spaces connected to ancestral memories, and cultural exchanges mapping colonial legacies.

More info: http://www.xpace.info/exhibition-event/blood-ties/

More info on the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

More info on the Criticism & Curatorial Practice program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm

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