The Blackwood Launches New Website
The Blackwood is delighted to announce the launch of the gallery’s new website and to welcome visitors to this expanded and content-rich online space! Developed over the course of a year-long engagement with designer Alan Woo, the website mobilizes strategies implemented in recent Blackwood projects to support varied modes of navigation, research, and inquiry. Visit blackwoodgallery.ca to explore the site!
About the New Blackwood Website
The new website features an extensive archive of Blackwood exhibitions, programs, publications, and artist projects, and includes navigational and research tools that draw out connections between and among projects. Among these new tools are: robust search functionality that captures related content across the entire site; Publications pages that offer an online reading experience for the Blackwood’s signature SDUK broadsheets; a Reader section that shares insights and ideas in various stages of development across Blackwood operations; Program pages that enable visitors to sort and filter projects by type, and showcase documentation, media, resources, and interpretative tools for recent exhibitions and events.
Animating the new site are modes of connection, curiosity, reading, thinking, and questioning mobilized across the gallery’s trajectory of research, operations, and programs. An Index gathers together lines of inquiry from across recent projects, underscoring the gallery’s commitment to asking critical questions and graphing relationships between projects, concepts, and contributors. A Glossary assembles terms that have been taken up in the Blackwood’s work from a broad variety of disciplines and contexts (including law, climate justice, economics, carework, activism, science, technology, and across the arts, social sciences, and humanities). Both the Index and Glossary are living and entangled documents for a changing world—evolving in online space as concepts and relations emerge in Blackwood projects and programs.
Ongoing and Upcoming
While the Blackwood’s website redesign was already underway before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new website now functions as a robust platform for ongoing programming in digital and socially-distant formats:
Burning Glass, Reading Stone
A multi-part lightbox series
September 8, 2020–June 27, 2021
Featuring photographic documentation, interpretive video tours by Educator-in-Residence Laura Tibi, and podcasts and responses from a series of Readers-in-Residence.
Running with Concepts: The Mediatic Edition
A virtual conference and research fellowship
October 7, 2020–January 24, 2021
Featuring an archive of previous events, upcoming online broadcasts and live workshops (January 22–24, 2021), and ongoing documentation by research fellows and program respondents.
The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Broadsheets
A serial broadsheet publication published in print and online
Featuring an archive of recent publications from 2018–present, including artist projects, essays, columns, experimental texts, and more. Watch this space: SDUK 08: MEDIATING will be released in January 2021.
The Blackwood Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the University of Toronto Mississauga.
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd.
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Image descriptions: 1) An abstracted black graph on a coral background depicts several bubbles with dotted lines relating them to a central black bubble. 2) A webpage based on the inquiry: “How do our closely held biases obscure other ways of knowing?” Two panes appear against a grey background: at left, the inquiry is presented with a paragraph of text and a list; at right, the inquiry is mapped in a bubble graph showing relationships between programs, glossary terms, publications, and contributors. 3) A webpage showing the glossary entry for “care work.” On an off-white background, a narrow left pane shows an arrangement of alphabetical terms, while a right pane includes the glossary term, a paragraph definition, and a list of related items.