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

OCAD University congratulates the federal government for its support of research, skills and innovation with a variety of measures that will ensure that the Canadian economy remains internationally competitive and that innovation is inclusive. 
CBC’s new ten-part docu-drama series, CANADA: The STORY OF US, highlights extraordinary moments in Canada’s history and people that helped forge a nation, from early Indigenous history to the 20th century.  The series was produced under the guidance of historians and academic consultants, including OCAD University’s Indigenous Scholar, Dr. Gerald McMaster, who served as one of the primary consultants.
Portrait of Salah Bachir
OCAD University is pleased to announce the appointment of Salah Bachir as the University’s Chancellor, effective June 1, 2017.
Student volunteer award winners with Dr. Sara Diamond
OCAD U students were honoured for their outstanding extracurricular leadership contributions to the community at Campus Life’s recognition and awards dinner on March 14, 2017.  Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University attended the dinner and was on hand to present the awards.
Minister Kirsty Duncan with student looking at wearable art
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan and Adam Vaughan, MP for Spadina–Fort York, met with President Sara Diamond and members of OCAD University’s research labs to learn about the unique work produced by our faculty and students.
Photo: Curtis Ho / Mark Tholen
*Open until Friday, March 30th
Current BA (Honours) in Visual and Critical Studies student Maya Wilson-Sanchez's text "Collaboration, Family and Photography: The Process of Creating and Installation for the Family Camera Exhibition" is featured on the ROM's blog.
Andrew Watch CQ47
This is the first notification of student winners
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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