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DIYing Free: CDCC at DesignTO

Timelines by Lois Shklar, installation with mylar balloons that spell out "DO NOT RESUSCITATE", 2019 in Design TO Festival at Artscape Youngplace, 2019.

Critical Distance is pleased to participate in hosting Taboo Health’s interactive exhibition DIYing Free, a project by artist Justin Tyler Tate as part of the 2019 edition of DesignTO Festival. Tate’s open source cardboard coffin sits before rows of chairs within the gallery, welcoming visitor use. In this speculative piece, we ask: can we promote a process of death which uses design, technology, and recycled materials for a more ecological practice of grieving? We can’t avoid dying but we can be more ecologically conscious at the end of life – we can D-I-Y.

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2019 Programming Update

2019 Programming Update with book covers

In the new year Critical Distance will be welcoming visitors during our new gallery hours. We are open Wednesday to Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11-5 pm, and by appointment during exhibitions. Unless otherwise noted, we are open on holiday weekends during exhibitions and closed for installation between shows. We encourage you to confirm exhibition dates before making the trip, and hope to see you soon!

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Welcome to Our Newest Team Members!

View from CDCC window with logo and gradient

Critical Distance is thrilled to announce the appointment of three new team members​ Emily Peltier​, ​Rowan Lynch, ​and​ ​Alessia Dowhaniuk-Oliva​. Emily will be taking the role of Curatorial Programs Coordinator, Rowan as Gallery Assistant focusing on Curatorial Programs and Design, and Alessia joins us as Curatorial Intern. Emily, Rowan, and Alessia bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences to their individual roles and we are excited to work with them on our upcoming programs and on exciting new initiatives. Thanks to OCAD University’s Career Launchers Program for making this possible.

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Curatorial Opportunities from Around the Web

Curatorial Opportunities from Around the Web Dec 2018 photograph of Fogo Island 

Opportunities to participate and expand your practice! Calls for submissions from galleries and organizations in Canada and beyond:

Fogo Island Arts: The Arts Summer 2019 Art Writing Residency (Fogo Island, NL) Deadline: Dec 17, 2018

Peripheral Review Winter Deadline (Publication) Dec 17, 2018

Apexart INTL Open Call (New York, NY) Next call opens: Feb 2019

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Emerging Curator Fellowship (Edmonton, AB) Deadline: Sept 16, 2019

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Upcoming event: 2 screenings featuring groundbreaking animation and cinema from China!

Still from Perfect Conjugal Bliss, directed by Zhong Su

TYPOLOGY is proud to announce our support for CHINA NOW: Independent Visions, in the form of two exciting film screenings we’ll host in Small World Music Centre’s theatre space at Artscape Youngplace this spring.

Organized by Toronto-based curator and critic Shelly Kraicer, LA-based producer Karin Chien, and Chicago-based filmmaker JP Sniadecki, CHINA NOW is the touring arm of Cinema on the Edge, a program of 29 experimental films representing the best of Chinese independent film festivals from 2012-14. Launched to wide acclaim in New York last summer, Cinema on the Edge will debut in Toronto this March with a monthlong program of eight documentaries hosted by TIFF Cinematheque, under the series title The Crisis of the Real: New Chinese Independent Documentaries.

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Conversations I: Rob Carter, the first in a new series by resident curator Oana Tanase

Rob Carter, Poppy Field 1 (detail image)

TYPOLOGY is pleased to announce the launch of Conversations, a new series exploring research-based arts by Curator-in-Residence, Oana Tanase. Her first interview features Brooklyn-based artist, Rob Carter. 

Rob Carter was born in Worcester, UK and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University and later received an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College in New York. He has shown his work internationally, with solo exhibitions at Art In General in New York, Galerie Stefan Röpke in Cologne, Station Independent Projects in New York, Galeria Arnés y Ropke in Madrid and Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome. He has also exhibited at Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, The Field Museum in Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Continue reading

Presenting: Loose Ends | Mary Grisey, Faye Mullen, Jérôme Nadeau, Deborah Wang

January 14 — March 6, 2016

Each decay is a form of transformation into other living things, part of the great rampage of becoming that is also unbecoming. It is cruel, it is death, and it is also life, degeneration and regeneration, for nearly all living things live by the death of other things.

— Rebecca Solnit

TYPOLOGY is pleased to present Loose Ends, curated by Noa Bronstein and featuring sculpture, video, and photo-based works by Mary Grisey, Faye Mullen, Jérôme Nadeau, and Deborah Wang. Continue reading

Unseasonably warm greetings from TYPOLOGY!

2015 Typology Holiday Card image with a hand holding a flower

Just a quick note to wish everyone a wonderful year-end and a most auspicious beginning to 2016. We’ve got such good stuff in store for the next half of the current program year that we’re fairly bursting at the seams to tell you all about it. See our 2015–16 overview for the latest updates, and stay tuned for more information coming at you in the new year!

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