Free Events at Onsite Gallery

Installation view: DaveandJenn, various works, all 2017. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

How to Breathe Forever
Currently on view until April 14, 2019

Mary Anne Barkhouse
Maryanne Casasanta
Li Xinmo
Qavavau Manumie
Pejvak (Rouzbeh Akhbari + Felix Kalmenson)
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
Ningiukulu Teevee
Flora Weistche

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others ̶ including the ‘natural’ world ̶ as active and reciprocal. The exhibition invites you to consider an expanded personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with living things.

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Upcoming Free Public Events

Installation view: Mary Anne Barkhouse; Empire; 2017; wood, velvet, ceramic, glass, hydrocal, 144” x 42” x 108”. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Exhibition Tour in Spanish
Wednesday, February 27 at 1 p.m.

Join us for a free guided tour of How to Breathe Forever. This tour will be conducted in Spanish, led by Karina Roman Justo, an emerging writer currently at her third year in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University.

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Urban Animal Ecology: Mary Anne Barkhouse in Conversation with Susan Fleming
Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.

A new carnivore has slipped unnoticed into cities across the Eastern seaboard from Toronto to Montreal to Boston and even New York. Scientists say it is one of the most adaptable mammals on the planet but what surprises them most is how this remarkable creature manages to live right alongside us but just out of view. We share our parks, our streets even our backyards with these wild animals, that both fascinate and baffle scientists, but few of us have ever seen a coywolf.

Join us for a public conversation between exhibiting artist Mary Anne Barkhouse and nature filmmaker Susan Fleming, on the topic of urban animal ecology.

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Exhibition Tour in Farsi
Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

Join us for a free guided tour of How to Breathe Forever. This tour will be conducted in Farsi, led by Setayesh Babaei, multidisciplinary artist and designer in her final year at OCAD University in Environmental Design.

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Storytelling Night: Stories That Connect Us
Co-presented with Stories of Ours
Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Storytellers share true stories inspired by the themes in the exhibition
Featuring exhibiting artist Flora Weistche
Other storytellers to be announced

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Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 6 from noon to 4 p.m.

Every hour on the hour, one artwork in our exhibition will be selected for focused viewing.

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Curator’s Tour and Neighbourhood Walk
Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

Guided tour of Onsite Gallery’s exhibition followed by a walk to meet local air, animals, land, plants and water.

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How to Breathe Forever is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4.

Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Gallery admission and all events are free.
Everyone is welcome.

OCAD University and Onsite Gallery is an accessible venue.
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About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.

Contact Information:
Linda Columbus
Programs Coordinator, Onsite Gallery
416-977-6000, Ext. 456