The Art Museum at the University of Toronto reopens with four new exhibitions

Welcome back to the Art Museum! Reserve your timed ticket and visit our Fall 2020 exhibitions—the MVS Studio Program Graduate Exhibition and three MVS Curatorial Studies Graduate Exhibitions: If a Turtle Could Talk, Overt: Militarization as Ideology, and The exhaustive thought.

To ensure the safety of the community, we have made changes to how you visit our museum spaces including timed ticketing, limited capacity, and reduced hours. For more information and to reserve your timed ticket, visit our website.

EXHIBITIONS NOW ON VIEW

Until November 21, 2020

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Chris Mendoza, yet you dream in the green of your time, 2020, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

MVS Studio Program Graduate Exhibition
University of Toronto Art Centre
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The Art Museum is pleased to exhibit the graduating projects of the 2020 Master of Visual Studies graduate students Emily DiCarlo, Chris Mendoza, Brandon Poole, and Jordan Elliott Prosser.

Composed of four solo exhibitions, together they present the artists’ attempts to wrestle with the intersections of science and art, the environment and the museum, and the material and the digital through video and installation-based works. Whether simulating far oceans, intervening in the hydraulics of a river, automating patriarchal labour, or processing atomic time, the revelries of this year’s MVS graduating exhibition meld both a technē and a poeisis.

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Visual Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

The exhaustive thought
Curated by Xenia Benivolski
Works by Zanis Waldheims
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University of Toronto Art Centre

The exhaustive thought is the first Canadian solo exhibition of the work of outsider artist Zanis Waldheims. Born in Latvia in 1909, Waldheims immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1952, where he lived his life in relative isolation. Spanning 40 years of practice, Waldheims’ written and visual art work is a diagrammatic illustration of a self-conceived ideological system that illuminates structural parallels between different systems of knowledge.

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

Overt: Militarization as Ideology
Curated by Fatma Yehia
Works by Harun Farocki, Hajra Waheed, Hiwa K, James Bridle, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lamis Haggag
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University of Toronto Art Centre

Overt: Militarization as Ideology focuses on the ways in which artists have engaged aesthetically with the concept and condition of militarization. Through video, film, drawings, and installation-based works, the exhibition highlights the human-technological relationships that have been amplified due to the ever-intensifying intrusion of military research in everyday life.

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

If a Turtle Could Talk
Curated by Yuluo Wei
Works by Ed Pien, An’Xiong Qiu, and Xiaojing Yan
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Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

If a Turtle Could Talk features large-scale installations and video works by Ed Pien, An’Xiong Qiu, and Xiaojing Yan—three artists who share an interest in mythical creatures as a way of understanding ourselves and the world we live in today, differently. The exhibition is accompanied by curator Yuluo Wei’s story of Papa Turtle; together, the works and the story create a confluence of narratives that blur the distinction between reality and fiction.

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

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UPCOMING ONLINE PROGRAMS

Artist Talk: Ed Pien, An’xiong Qiu, and Xiaojing Yan
Tuesday, November 10, 7:30pm–8:30pm
Online on artmuseum.utoronto.ca

One Story at Twilight Time: If a Turtle Could Talk
Saturday, November 21, 5:15pm–5:30pm
Online on artmuseum.utoronto.ca

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VIRTUAL ART MUSEUM

Immaterial Architecture (online)
Curated by Yan Wu
Works by Oliver Husain, Maïder Fortuné and Annie MacDonell, Jon Sasaki, and Skawennati
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Until November 19, 2020
Online on artmuseum.utoronto.ca

Immaterial Architecture (online) is a series of new projects specially conceived for the screen-space commissioned by the Art Museum.

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Visiting the Art Museum

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3
416-978-8398

University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
416-978-1838

Reserve your timed ticket here.

Museum Hours
Please note that we have temporarily changed our hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 12-5pm
Wednesday 12-7pm
Sunday and Monday closed

Admission is FREE to all exhibitions.

Media Contact: Marianne Rellin, marianne.rellin@utoronto.ca

artmuseum.utoronto.ca
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The Art Museum at the University of Toronto gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Additional project support for the MVS Studio Program Graduate Exhibition is provided by The Valerie Jean Griffiths Student Exhibitions Fund in Memory of William, Elva, and Elizabeth.

Additional project support for the MVS Curatorial Studies Program Graduate Exhibitions is provided by University of Toronto Affinity Partner, TD Insurance, and the Reesa Greenberg Curatorial Studies Award and International Travel Fund.

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