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MICHAEL ANTKOWIAK, FACULTY OF ART, PRESENTS: WHAT RIGHT HAS MY HEAD TO CALL ITSELF ME

abstract figurative work, predominantly blue
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 4:00am

WHAT RIGHT HAS MY HEAD TO CALL ITSELF ME

MICHAEL ANTKOWIAK

OCTOBER 7TH - 29TH, 2016

RECEPTION OCT 7TH 6-9PM

 

“At what precise moment...

...does an individual stop being who he thinks he is?

You know, I don't like complications.

Cut off my arm. I say, "Me and my arm."

You cut off my other arm. I say, "Me and my two arms."

You...take out...

...take out my stomach, my kidneys,

assuming that were possible...

And I say, "Me and my intestines."

Follow me?

And now, if you cut off my head...

...would I say, "Me and my head" or "Me and my body"?

What right has my head to call itself me?

What right?”

Excerpt from the film “The Tenant”, 1976, by Roman Polanski.

 

Michael Antkowiak (Warsaw, 1977) is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and completed his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2003. He has since exhibited in public and commercial galleries in Canada and abroad, including the Queens Museum of Art, in New York City, and Carrie Secrist Gallery, in Chicago, Il. Michael is a recipient of several artist’s grants and residencies, including the Toronto Arts Council Grant, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Michael lives and works in Toronto, and in addition to his studio practice, teaches as a drawing and painting instructor at OCAD University.

 

 

Blue, oil on canvas 12”x16” 2016

Venue & Address: 
WIL KUCEY GALLERY 1183 DUNDAS ST. W. TORONTO CANADA M6J 1X3
Website: 
http://www.wilkuceygallery.ca
Phone: 
416.532.8467

Red Embers installation at Allan Gardens features work of five OCAD U alumni

Photo courtesy: Red Embers
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

Red Embers, a public art installation honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women is on display at Toronto’s Allan Gardens. Commissioned featured artists include OCAD U alumni: Catherine Tammaro, Hannah Claus, Hillary Brighthill, Lido Pimienta and Lindsey Lickers.

The artists were chosen along with nine other Indigenous female artists from different parts of the country who were commissioned to be part of the exhibition.

The 13 banners symbolize the 13 Grandmother Moons within the Lunar System. According to the Indigenous tradition, the Grandmother Moon heals those women who have suffered sexual assault or domestic violence.

This is the first time that Toronto is displaying a free installation of this scale featuring Indigenous women artists. The installation is on display at Allan Gardens until the annual October 4, 2019 Sisters in Spirit Vigil.

Red Embers is funded by the Public Space Incubator, an initiative of Park People funded by Ken and Eti Greenberg and the Balsam Foundation. The Toronto Arts Council is supporting Red Embers through a grant. Other donors include ERA Architects, Friends of Allan Gardens, Torys LLP, Andrew Sorbara, ARUP and  University of Toronto School of Cities. The Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto is the project's charitable partner and collaborator. The organization is also accepting donations.

Poster: 
Photo courtesy: Red Embers

URBANI_T + OCAD U + Ryerson will host the Student Zone this summer

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

The summer event will be taking place from Thursday, June 27th to Saturday, June 29th at Nathan Phillips Square. This year we are participating in the Fashion Shows and Moments throughout the three day event. Each day there will be different themes that you are able to participate in and showcase your already created designs/collections.

 

Venue & Address: 
Nathan Phillips Square
Keywords: 
Digital Screen: 

Publishing our way into a thriving discipline – Recent publications in Systemic Design

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30am

Peter’s editorial titled The Systemic Turn: Leverage for World Changing, served as the theme for the articles comprising the issue.  The issue featured five articles from RSD5 authors, including Jones and Jeremy Bowes’ Rendering Systems Visible for Design: Synthesis Maps as Constructivist Design Narratives. All articles are available free for download at https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/she-ji-the-journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/vol/3/issue/3

 

Peter also edited a second RSD symposium collection, a Springer book in the Translational Systems Science series, one of the series edited by Dr. Kyoichi Kijima of Tokyo Institute of Technology. The book Systemic Design: Theory, Methods and Practice, comprises 10 chapters from the top-selected papers from the RSD4 Symposium, the 2015 RSD conference in Banff. As with the She Ji issue, the chapters were developed in close collaboration with authors form the emerging systemic design community, and were also rigorously peer-reviewed. One of the chief differences in the book collection is that the chapters are widely ranging in length, with some chapters at nearly 50 or 70 pages long. As Springer books are not open access (See the volume at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9784431556381#otherversion=9784431556381 ) please contact Peter Jones if interested in the articles.

 

The RSD8 Symposium is being held this year at IIT / Institute of Design in Chicago, October 17-19, in the new facilities at ID. SFI students and alumnae have already contributed and are expected to continue to make a strong showing at this continuing program, as it develops from emergence to excellence, as demonstrated in these continuing publication projects now following each conference. See http://rsd8.org for registration (soon) and to submit synthesis maps or posters (the call for papers is closed, but poster sessions will be open through June 14.

LIFE DRAWING SESSION

OCAD U Alumni Association Logo
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumnus to attend — the sessions are open to everyone!

Bring a drawing board and materials. $10 cash per session. Please pay the monitor on duty.

Please note that due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis. There are no reserved spots.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul Street Toronto On M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm?
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 ext. 4880
Cost: 
$10 Cash

LIFE DRAWING SESSION

OCAD U Alumni Association Logo
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumnus to attend — the sessions are open to everyone!

Bring a drawing board and materials. $10 cash per session. Please pay the monitor on duty.

Please note that due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis. There are no reserved spots.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul Street Toronto On M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm?
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 ext. 4880
Cost: 
$10 Cash

LIFE DRAWING SESSION

OCAD U Alumni Association Logo
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumnus to attend — the sessions are open to everyone!

Bring a drawing board and materials. $10 cash per session. Please pay the monitor on duty.

Please note that due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis. There are no reserved spots.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul Street Toronto On M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm?
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 ext. 4880
Cost: 
$10 Cash

LIFE DRAWING SESSION

OCAD U Alumni Association Logo
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumnus to attend — the sessions are open to everyone!

Bring a drawing board and materials. $10 cash per session. Please pay the monitor on duty.

Please note that due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis. There are no reserved spots.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul Street Toronto On M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm?
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 ext. 4880
Cost: 
$10 Cash

LIFE DRAWING SESSION

OCAD U Alumni Association Logo
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumnus to attend — the sessions are open to everyone!

Bring a drawing board and materials. $10 cash per session. Please pay the monitor on duty.

Please note that due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis. There are no reserved spots.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul Street Toronto On M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm?
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 ext. 4880
Cost: 
$10 Cash

LIFE DRAWING SESSION

OCAD U Alumni Association Logo
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction.

While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumnus to attend — the sessions are open to everyone!

Bring a drawing board and materials. $10 cash per session. Please pay the monitor on duty.

Please note that due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis. There are no reserved spots.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615 100 McCaul Street Toronto On M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm?
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 ext. 4880
Cost: 
$10 Cash

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