Free Contemporary Art Bus Tour
Blackwood Gallery, Art Gallery of York University, and Doris McCarthy Gallery
FREE Contemporary Art Bus Tour
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12-5pm | FREE
The tour picks up at 12pm at Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) then departs for Blackwood Gallery, Art Gallery of York University, and Doris McCarthy Gallery and returns to Gladstone Hotel at 5pm.
To RSVP: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-828-3789 by November 8 at 5pm.
BLACKWOOD GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA
Logics of Sense 2: Implications
Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Miles Rufelds, YangMing
October 28-December 7, 2019
Curated by Christine Shaw
Although the worlds we inhabit are invariably composed of sensations and sense-makings, it is a peculiar challenge to perceive ourselves sensing. Because our human-centred sensory habits are so difficult to discern, we can often mistake them for natural tendencies. As an attunement to the aesthetics of sensation, the exhibition Logics of Sense—presented in two parts at the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga—examines sense-in-the-making, from the surface of incorporeal events to a multiplicity of decentralized perceptions, and from itinerant geo-methodologies to the various disciplinary frames and frameworks that artistic intelligence retrofits for emergent social and political realities.
Logics of Sense 2: Implications includes works by Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Miles Rufelds, and YangMing. Among their videos, sculptures, and screenings, visitors are implicated in both seeing like a state and sharing in ecological complicity through colonial pasts and capitalist futures. As geopolitical backstories unfold to reveal an entropic obsolescence of objects, a storm builds toward the moment of its explosive release.
ART GALLERY OF YORK UNIVERSITY
Caecilia Tripp: Going Space and Other Worlding
September 11-December 1, 2019
Curated by Emelie Chhangur
Paris- and New York-based artist Caecilia Tripp creates immersive film, participatory performance, and sculptural installations that transgress notions of fixed identities and bounded geographies. Going Space and Other Worlding is the culmination of two years of residencies, research, and experimentation at the AGYU. Through film, performance, and sculptural installation, Tripp uses forms of reenactment and rehearsal to conjure alternative modes of freedom, utopia, and civil disobedience at the crossroads of globalization and cultural hybridity.
September 11-December 1, 2019
Curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien
Jae Jarrell began working professionally on Chicago’s South Side in the early 1960s and is a co-founder of AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists). Jarrell’s works disrupt the boundaries between fashion and sculpture, merging art and design with Black liberation politics. This installation gathers sculptures, garments, and archival material, representing almost fifty years of radical practice. This exhibition is co-presented by AGYU and the Toronto Biennial of Art.
DORIS MCCARTHY GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
September 24-November 30, 2019
9 Bats builds on Jalani Morgan’s life-long love for, and personal commitment to, baseball. In a large-scale installation and photographs set at Scarborough Village Park—Morgan’s childhood baseball diamond—Morgan’s five-year old nephew Cordell embodies the character of Devon C. Jones, a fictional future Hall of Fame player. Playful, yet inherently political, 9 Bats explores both the auto-biographical and fantastical to provide content and representation for Black communities, and to continue to build a world where kids like Devon/Cordell engage at the centre, and not on the margins.
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. N.
Art Gallery of York University
Accolade East Building
4700 Keele Street
Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
While all stops on the tour are accessible and free of physical barriers, we regret that the shuttle bus is not accessible. If you have questions about accessibility accommodations, please contact a Blackwood Gallery staff member at email@example.com or 905-828-3789.