Critical Distance is pleased to welcome back the Magical Gumball Machine of Fate, a curatorial project by local artist Catherine Heard, which we profiled last year.
An exhibition of a do-it-yourself cardboard coffin seeks to turn death into a sustainable enterprise through design, technology, and open source methods while daring you to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Come on in and stay a while, for this is a unique chance for the living to get cozy with one of life’s certainties…death.
We’ve got new postcards, so it must be official — TYPOLOGY is relaunching as Critical Distance Centre for Curators this fall!
Since June, we’ve been working behind the scenes to lay the groundwork for our transition to Critical Distance. Much of this involves the gruntwork of revising our website and social media pages to reflect our new identity, and summarizing the information we’ve gathered thus far so that we can prioritize initiatives and new programming, and provide multiple avenues for people to get involved. This preparatory work will continue through the early part of September and once complete, we will begin to reach out to everyone who has expressed an interest in participating through our roundtable discussion and online survey. (If you’re just finding us now, the survey is still open and additional responses are very welcome).
We’ll be launching our updated website and networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) soon with details on our fall exhibitions and the many exciting events, projects, and opportunities we’ve got in store for our first year as CDCC. We hope you’ll make the transition with us and follow our new pages as they go live. The website and Facebook page for TYPOLOGY will continue to exist as archives and resources for anyone interested in the history of our organization and program, although we will be sure to include current artist/curator profiles and past exhibition pages at www.criticaldistance.ca as well. Continue reading
We are pleased to launch our newest initiative in support of emerging artists and curators: Summer Sessions, a program through which we are making free space and staffing support available to graduates of local and regional colleges and universities to present their thesis exhibitions in downtown Toronto. Continue reading
What a week! We wrapped up 30 great months of TYPOLOGY programming with a packed house during the Toronto Art Book Fair and an amazingly well attended roundtable discussion on our relaunch as Critical Distance centre for curators in Toronto.
Thanks to all the visitors to our exhibition, table, and workshop at TOABF, to Maxine Proctor, Karie Liao, and everyone behind the fair for a fantastic four days at Artscape Youngplace, and to our fellow exhibitors, curators, and artists for the amazing variety and quality of the work on display. Special thanks to the AGO Library and Archives for adding book works and editions by Working Title exhibiting artists Maria Flawia Litwin, Christopher Manson, Cathryn Miller, Susana Reisman, Lyla Rye, and Manuel Saiz to their wonderful collection.
We’re working on the transcription for Monday’s roundtable discussion and will post it shortly. In the meantime here’s the survey we promised to all who attended and to anyone who is interested in participating in establishing priorities and developing programming for the centre. The survey should take no more than 5–10 minutes to complete and we’re asking everyone to respond by the end of this week (Friday, July 1st) so that we can incorporate your feedback and develop initiatives right out of the gate.
Survey for a Centre for Curators in Toronto
Now is the time to think and dream big — what do you wish for the arts/exhibitions/curating/community in Toronto today? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, ideas, and insights soon!
TYPOLOGY is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair with a pop-up exhibition in the project space, a vendor table in the third floor hallway, and an artist-led book arts workshop on the front lawn, hosted in partnership with Gallery 44 and generously supported by Japanese Paper Place. Continue reading
TYPOLOGY is pleased to announce our pending relaunch this fall as
Building on the foundation we’ve established over the past three years, during which we’ve provided opportunities for nearly thirty curators and artists to mount exhibitions within a critical framework, TYPOLOGY is adapting our model and mandate in response to the need, voiced by local and national curators, for a truly vital collegial community—one which pursues, shares and supplies information, advocacy, opportunity, and resources for practitioners at all stages in their professional development. Continue reading
TYPOLOGY is pleased to present On The Surface | Susana Reisman, featuring the Toronto-based artist’s latest findings from her multi-year investigation into the nature of wood. Encompassing aspects of both drawing and painting even as it foregrounds relationships between sculpture and photography, the exhibition includes a selection of large-scale colour photographs and several freestanding wood sculptures. Continue reading
This past fall, the Images Festival and TYPOLOGY launched Moving Images in Contemporary Culture, a new series of talks and workshops on the changes, challenges, and advances in curating and presenting the moving image. Our pilot event, Beyond the Projection, took place on October 17 with the participation of many local curators and programmers. Our second event, The Space of Production: Notes on Technical Support, took place January 23 and featured a presentation by Victoria Brooks, EMPAC Curator of Time-based Visual Art. Continue reading