PROGRAMMING

Erin Gee, What can a Vocaloid do?

Performance and Discussion with Sandra Annett: Friday June 12, 6:30pm
Trinity Square Video | 401 Richmond St W, Suite 376
Co-presentation of Trinity Square Video, Doris McCarthy Gallery, and Justina M. Barnicke/University of Toronto Art Centre

Erin Gee presents a reconfigured version of her 2011 work Voice of Echo: Song of Love for Technological Eyes, which invokes the mythological nymph, the very talkative Echo who loses her ability to speak except to repeat the last words of others. Gee takes a material-discursive twist to the Greek myth making concrete manifestations of Echo’s voice in the form of a song essay. Following the performance, Erin will engage in a discussion with new media audience studies researcher, Sandra Annett in the context of her work on the fan-generated virtual pop star Hatsune Miku.

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Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Featuring performances by Raphaëlle de Groot, Wendy Jacob and Catherine Richards
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre

The Doris McCarthy and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre celebrate the opening of our new joint exhibition The Flesh of the World with a reception and performance series, featuring Wendy Jacob’s Waves and Signs (Basketball), Raphaëlle de Groot’s The Wait – Experimenting Expectation and Catherine Richards’ Shroud Chrysalis I.

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Raphaëlle de Groot, The Wait – Experimenting Expectation
Performance: Thursday June 25 & Friday June 26, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

This durational performance by Flesh of the World artist Raphaëlle de Groot features audience participation, a collection of materials, found objects and accessories. Within her engagements with other bodies, de Groot collectively produce signs, marks and accounts through note-taking during a process of undertaking various physical and situational constraints—obstructed vision, restrictive wear, covering up the face.

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Falling Down & Falling Apart: A Brief Talk About the Work of Martin Kersels
Thursday June 25, 5:30pm
University of Toronto Art Centre
Offered with ASL interpretation

Using visual examples of his sculptures and photographs, Martin Kersels will focus his artist’s talk on the topics of failure and humor as relating to his work.

Martin Kersels’ body of work ranges from the collaborative performances with the group SHRIMPS (1984-1993) to large-scale sculptures such as Tumble Room (2001). His interest in machines, entropy, sound, and dissolution has produced work that examines the dynamic tension between failure and success, the individual and the group, and the thin line between humor and misfortune. Since 1994, Kersels’ objects and projects have been exhibited at museums both nationally and internationally, including the 1997 and 2010 Whitney Biennials, the Pompidou Center, MOCA Los Angeles, the Tinguely Museum, Kunsthalle Bern, MAMCO in Geneva, and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. For nearly 14 years Kersels taught at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), only within the last few years joining the faculty at the Yale School of Art as director of the Graduate Sculpture Department. Currently he lives and works in the New Haven area of Connecticut. The galleries Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York and Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois in Paris represent his work.

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Sara Hendren’s Unknown Armature: Body Socks Presented at The UTSC Pan Am Busker Festival
Tuesday, July 14, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday, July 16, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday, July 21, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday July 23, 11:00am – 1:00pm
University of Toronto Scarborough

UTSC will be hosting ‘Live! @ UTSC Pan Am Busker Festival’ during the Pan Am Games (July 10-26). In conjunction with this event, the Doris McCarthy Gallery will present Sara Hendren’s Unknown Armature: Body Socks in action outside of the gallery. The ‘Pan Am Busker Festival’ will take place at UTSC outdoors between the Arts and Administration Building, Science Wing Building, and the University of Toronto Bookstore. For directions and parking information, please click here.

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Artist Visit and Public Performance with Sara Hendren

Wednesday, July 22, 11:00am – 1:00pm: University of Toronto Scarborough
Thursday, July 23, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Downtown Toronto (CIBC Pan Am Park and Trinity Bellwoods Park)

Sara Hendren will be on site at UTSC this Wednesday, July 22 and in downtown Toronto on Thursday, July 23. Come see her work, Unknown Armature: Body Socks, out of the gallery and in action at the University of Toronto Information Tent located directly outside of The Toronto Pan Am Games Sports Centre (875 Morningside Avenue) on Wednesday, July 22, and catch the body socks in action at Trinity Bellwoods Park in downtown Toronto on Thursday, July 23.

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Bus to the Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Pan Am Path Art Relay Fairgrounds  
August 4, 3:00-7:00pm

After visiting The Flesh of the World at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre, join us on a FREE bus to visit the final third of the exhibition at the Doris McCarthy Gallery. The bus will then continue to the Pan Am Path Art Relay Fairgrounds to visit kinetic installations by U of T students. More information on the Pan Am Path Fairgrounds here.

3:00pm – Bus departs from Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
4:30pm – Bus arrives at the Doris McCarthy Gallery
5:20pm – Bus arrives at the Pan Am Path Fairgrounds
7:00pm – Bus arrives at Hart House

Be sure to arrive before 3:00pm to visit the exhibition at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/UTAC.
Seating is limited. Accommodation for wheelchair users is available. Please RSVP by Friday, July 31st at 4pm to 416-978-3450 or jmb.utac.info@utoronto.ca.

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Sara Hendren’s Unknown Armature: Body Socks Presented at the University of Toronto Art Centre
Wednesday, August 12, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Thursday, August 13, 3:00 – 5:00pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Currently on display at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Sara Hendren’s Unknown Armature: Body Socks will be presented at the University of Toronto Art Centre for the Parapan Am Games. The Body Socks are wearable therapeutic tools for people with sensory processing disorders. The sock is a kind of envelope over the wearer’s experience: she can see through the stretchy fabric, but she cannot be seen, and she can be enclosed while also exploring the world.

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Catherine Richards, Shroud Chrysalis I

Performance: Every Tuesday through August 25, 12:30 –1:30pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

In an entirely white room, a glass table is used as a shrouding bed. Spectators are invited to be wrapped in copper taffeta; an electro-magnetic shielding fabric. The spectator is on display for the better part of 20 minutes.

Appointments are available to participate in Shroud Chrysalis I. Openings are available each Tuesday at 12:30 and 1:00 in the University of Toronto Art Centre, until August 25th. Each appointment will last approximately 30 minutes.

If you are interested in an appointment please email jmb.utac.info@utoronto.ca and include the following information:
– Your preferred date/time (Please note: available times are 12:30 and 1:00)
– Your name and phone contact information

You will receive a confirmation email with your scheduled time. Please note: late arrival will result in a reduced participation time.

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Sara Hendren’s Unknown Armature: Body Socks Presented at Explore Hart House
Thursday, September 17, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Hart House, University of Toronto

On September 17 Hart House is throwing open their doors and inviting you to explore the social epicentre of the University of Toronto! In partnership with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre, Sara Hendren’s Unknown Armature: Body Socks will be in action at Explore Hart HouseTry on a body sock and experience the world without being seen, enclosed while exploring the world.

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ARTbus: Exhibition Tour
Saturday, September 19, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Pick-up and drop-off at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, with stops at Art Gallery of Hamilton and Oakville Galleries. $10 donation includes admission to all galleries and afternoon refreshments by Trafalgar Brewing Company and Whole Foods Market, Oakville. To RSVP, contact 905.844.4402, ext. 27 or artbus@oakvillegalleries.com by Friday 18 September, 4:00 pm. For a full schedule, click here.

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Free Contemporary Art Bus Tour
Sunday, September 27, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Tour starts at the Koffler Centre of the Arts at Artscape Young Place (180 Shaw Street) and then departs for Blackwood Gallery, AGYU, and Doris McCarthy Gallery, returning to Shaw Street at 5 pm. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, September 23, to Julia Abraham at dmg@utsc.utoronto.ca or 416-287-7007.

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Guest Lecture with David Onley
Monday, September 28, 2015

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Doris McCarthy Gallery

Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Special Ambassador for the Pan American and Parapan American Games, senior lecturer and distinguished visitor, the Honourable David Onley will hold his class, Politics of Disability, at the DMG on Monday, September 28. 

Professor Onley will discuss the place and rights of disabled persons in contemporary society within the context of the exhibition, The Flesh of the World. Light refreshments will be served. This guest lecture is free and everyone is welcome.

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Artist Talk with Ingrid Bachmann
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1:00 – 2:00 pm
University of Toronto Scarborough
Bladen Wing, Room BV340

Join us for an artist talk with Ingrid Bachmann where she will discuss her work The Gift and Pinocchio’s Dilemma, presented in The Flesh of the World at the Doris McCarthy Gallery. Please RSVP for the talk by clicking here. This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.

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The 19th Annual Janet E. Hutchison Lecture
Presented in conjunction with The Flesh of the World
Wednesday October 7, 2015

4:30 – 6:00 pm
University College, Room 140
15 King’s College Circle, Toronto

“Because of”; Not “Despite of”: Difference as Generative Embodiment
Dr. Carrie Sandahl, Associate Professor, Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois

Dr. Sandahl’s lecture will focus on artworks in The Flesh of the World in which differences in embodiment (physical, sensory, mental) generate new aesthetic possibilities in visual arts and performance, including sports. The comingling of disability art and culture, performance art, and adaptive sport raises important—and perplexing—questions. Reception to follow at UTAC art lounge. This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
Reception to follow at UTAC art lounge.

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Catherine Richards, Shroud Chrysalis I
Performance: October 7, 6:00 – 7:00pm in conjunction with the Hutchison Lecture
University of Toronto Art Centre

Participate in Catherine Richards’ Shroud Chrysalis I
In an entirely white room, a glass table is used as a shrouding bed. Spectators are invited to be wrapped in copper taffeta; an electro-magnetic shielding fabric. The spectator is on display for the better part of 20 minutes.

By Appointment. Please email jmb.utac.info@utoronto.ca and include the following information:
– Your preferred time (Please note: available times are 6:00 and 6:30)
– Your name and phone contact information

You will receive a confirmation email with your scheduled time.
Please note: late arrival will result in a reduced participation time.

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Closing Reception
Thursday, October 8, 5:00 – 8:30pm
Featuring a Curator’s Talk with Amanda Cachia (with ASL interpretation), 7:00pm
Doris McCarthy Gallery

FREE bus will depart from Hart House for the Doris McCarthy Gallery at 4:30pm.

The curator of The Flesh of the World, Amanda Cachia, will present a lecture regarding this ambitious exhibition, which showcases the work of twenty-four Canadian and international artists in conjunction with the PanAm and ParaPanAm Games held in Toronto over the last several months. Cachia will also contextualize the exhibition within her broader curatorial practice and dissertation research, which has focused on representations and intersections of the disabled body and phenomenology in contemporary art over the past five years. Cachia is especially interested in how the curator might become an infrastructural activist in the museum for the benefit of disabled artists and audiences. What are the ethical and practical responsibilities for curators in thinking about exhibits that offer disability as a central subject matter? How can access become a dynamic conceptual tool for interrogation in art exhibitions hand in hand with thinking about access as a practical conundrum? The presentation will include an overview of Cachia’s other recently curated exhibitions, such as Art of the Lived Experiment, LOUD silence, and Marking Blind (2014-2015).

Exhibition programming supported by Equity and Diversity in the Arts, Department of Arts, Culture & Media, University of Toronto Scarborough.

 

 

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