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Claire Bishop’s “Déjà Vu”, a response by Katelyn Gallucci

drawing from Nikolai Punin. “The Monument to the Third International”

On October 28th, 2015 OCAD University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School for Interdisciplinary Studies presented a public lecture by Dr. Claire Bishop, art historian, critic, author, and professor in the History of Art Department at CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Entitled “Déjà Vu: Contemporary Art and the Ghosts of Modernity,” Bishop’s lecture critiques themes of the failure and ruin of modernity and utopia that she believes have persisted in contemporary art since the 1990s. Continue reading

Past Present FUTURE at ESP: review by Fall 2015 intern, Katelyn Gallucci

We are thrilled to welcome Katelyn Gallucci to TYPOLOGY as our curatorial intern for Fall 2015. For her first exhibition review, she visited Erin Stump’s new location on Dupont Street to see their inaugural exhibition.

Past present FUTURE, 2015, co-curated by Kristen Weckworth and Erin Stump, ESP, installation view with work by Maggie Groat.

Past present FUTURE is a three-part exhibition co-curated by Kristen Weckworth and Erin Stump at ESP’s new 1558 Dupont Street location. The first exhibition, FUTURE, (closing October 10th) is a group show featuring work by Katie Bethune-Leamen, Fastwürms, Maggie Groat, Cameron Lee, Annie MacDonell, and Susy Oliveira. Continue reading

Upcoming: Moving right along | Nicolas Fleming

Nicholas Fleming, We're still standing (detail), 2015.

TYPOLOGY is pleased to present Moving right along, the first solo exhibition of work by Nicolas Fleming in Toronto. Appropriating the visual language and syntax of design-build practices, Fleming’s new artworks and site-specific installation transform the exhibition space, exploiting the inherent imperfections and irregular marks characteristic of construction sites to challenge the white cube environment in which they are situated. Constructing a room within a room, the artist’s sculptural gestures within the installation include curved walls and the representation of a fountain which bursts through the ceiling, its shiny finish reflecting the bright neon lighting illuminating the space. Continue reading

Win a FREE Papercutting Workshop with Maria Flawia Litwin!

Maria Flavia Litwin, papercutting workshop, detail image

As a way to thank you, our faithful mailing list subscribers, for your continued interest and support, we’re offering a FREE Polish Papercutting Workshop with artist Maria Flawia Litwin, in conjunction with exhibition The Lowest ReliefSaturday, September 15, 2015 from 12–3 pm at Paperhouse Studio! This is a $55 value plus you’ll gain mad papercutting skills that you can use for the rest of your gift-giving life! Continue reading

Girl Germs: Mixtape for a Party, a review by Brynn Higgins-Stirrup

The summer edition of Xpace Cultural Centre’s annual program is on view for just a few more days, until August 22nd. The main space exhibition, curated by Emily Gove, features four artists whose work bridges worlds of idealized femininity with re-imagined universes of great complexity, charm and disorder. The show’s name references early the 1990s feminist zine Girl Germs, a publication whose poems, stories, and mix tape listings fostered the expansion of the Riot Grrrl movement across Canada and the United States. Continue reading