For our fourth year at Edition, Critical Distance is pleased to present an array of editions and publications from the wonderful artists, curators, and organizations we’ve partnered and collaborated with over the past 6 years. From our current exhibition, ACCESS IS LOVE AND LOVE IS COMPLICATED we are featuring two extraordinary chapbooks by 17 year old poet Adam Wolfond, published by Minneapolis-based Unrestricted Interest. As in years past, a selection of free/pwyc publications will be available for taking and sharing, including back issues of Lola (Toronto), Studio Magazine (Harlem), and Contemporary& (Berlin).
Finally, we are thrilled to launch two new catalogues produced in conjunction with past exhibitions at Critical Distance and TYPOLOGY: On The Surface /Susana Reisman curated by Shani K Parsons (with essay by Daniella Sanader) and Fermenting Feminism curated by Lauren Fournier.
Visit our table to see these and other editions and publications by artists, writers, and publishers we love.
What a tremendous year we had in 2018! Thanks to everyone who participated in, contributed to, and attended our exhibitions and events, including: guest curators for our annual program Toleen Touq, Nahed Mansour, Cass Gardiner, Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau, Maude Johnson, and Noa Bronstein; special/partner project curators Emma German, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys; presenting partners SAVAC, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Koffler Gallery, and Gallery 44; fair and festival partners Images Festival with ImagineNATIVE, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto Art Book Fair, and Edition Art Book Fair; project funders and supporters Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Artscape Youngplace; and all of our wonderful board, advisory, and team members; contributing designers, writers, and editors; and last but not least, our engaged and growing audiences in Toronto and around the world. Continue reading →
Thanks to everyone who has participated and attended our exhibitions and events this fall, including guest curators Astarte Rowe, Earl Miller, and Matthew Kyba; all the exhibiting artists (listed below) from InFuture, The Amoebic Workshop, the Billboard Project, Crossing the Line, and Edition Art Book Fair; event partners Drain Magazine, SAVAC, Gallery44, and VisualAIDS; exhibition supporters Artscape Youngplace and the Danish Arts Foundation; and all of our wonderful volunteers, interns, board members, book fair selectors, writers, critics, community sponsors, and local and international audiences.
Jeannette Ehlers’s work is characterized by its experimental nature. Often using image manipulation in her photographic and video-based works, she explores identity and meaning within these changeable terms, in both subtle and immediate ways. Inspired by her own Danish/Caribbean background, she has created cinematic universes that delve into ethnicity and identity, conveying imaginative stories in a visual language that is sharp yet engaging. Her works revolve around big questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark’s role as a slave trading nation, an aspect of Danish cultural heritage that is often glossed over in the country’s historiography. Continue reading →
Jeannette Ehlers and Patricia Kaersenhout, Søren Thilo Funder, Jens Haaning, Maj Hasager, Tina Helen,
Stine Marie Jacobsen, Jane Jin Kaisen, and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
Critical Distance is pleased to present Crossing the Line, a timely and provocative survey of contemporary Danish art curated by Earl Miller. Recognizing the transnational nature of much recent art from Denmark, the exhibition asks: Can a nation define itself culturally by looking beyond its traditional borders? Continue reading →
Crossing the Line: Contemporary Art from Denmark Featuring Jeannette Ehlers and Patricia Kaersenhout, Søren Thilo Funder, Jens Haaning, Maj Hasager, Tina Helen, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Jane Jin Kaisen, and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen | Curated by Earl Miller
Critical Distance is pleased to present Crossing the Line, a timely and provocative survey of contemporary Danish art curated by Earl Miller. Recognizing the transnational nature of much recent art from Denmark, the exhibition asks: Can a nation define itself culturally by looking beyond its traditional borders?
featuring Dominica Publishing and works by Martine Syms, Lauren Anderson, Hannah Black, Marco Braunschweiler, Erin Christovale & Amir George, David Hartt, Sara Knox Hunter, and Diamond Stingily; plus Eve Fowler; Claire Goodwin; and Leslie Hewitt, Matt Keegan, Michael Queenland & Lori Salmon; Kevin Haas; Sophie Calle; Tings Chak; Manar Moursi & David Puig; Jeannette Ehlers; and selected publications and editions produced by Typology Projects and Critical Distance Centre for CuratorsContinue reading →
Critical Distance is pleased to announce the following exhibitions and events for Fall 2016. We hope to see you at one or more of the upcoming events; stay tuned for additional details and announcements as they become available. Continue reading →