Category:Partnerships

Spring 2017 Billboard on Shaw: Mountainburger by Aislinn Thomas

Critical Distance is pleased to announce the selected artwork for the Spring 2017 Billboard on Shaw, a partnership with Artscape Youngplace through which we are providing opportunities for curators and artists to present large format printed artworks for the freestanding mural/billboard outside our building on Shaw Street.

Mountainburger is an 8-foot image by Kitchener-based artist Aislinn Thomas to be unveiled this week in conjunction with our opening for Signals & Sentiments. (Note above image is placeholder. We will update this post with the actual image and a description after April 27th).

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Call for Submissions: Spring 2017 Billboard on Shaw

In partnership with Artscape Youngplace, Critical Distance is pleased to issue this call for submissions for the 3rd in our series of Billboards on Shaw, an initiative through which we are providing opportunities for curators and artists to propose site-responsive, large-format, print-ready public artworks for the freestanding mural/billboard on our building’s front lawn.

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In House 2017: Art Show + Silent Auction to Benefit Paperhouse Studio

Paperhouse Studio presents

IN HOUSE
A Benefit Art Show for Paperhouse Studio | February 24–28, 2017.
Yael Brotman, Melanie Chikofsky, Doug Guildford, Tessar Lo, Tim Manalo, Roula Partheniou, Meghan Price, and Natalie Wood, curated by Sonya Filman

Critical Distance is pleased to host the second annual In House Benefit Art Show for Paperhouse Studio. For 2017, Paperhouse has collaborated with eight emerging and established artists to create new work exploring contemporary approaches to working with handmade paper. These artists, whose practices feature an emphasis on materiality and process, took to working with handmade paper in a myriad of different ways. The resulting works highlight strong interconnections between notions of labour and temporality, contextualized in relation to personal histories, geologic time, and commonplace objects.

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New Billboard on Shaw: Lost in Shape by Ruth Adler

Critical Distance is pleased to present the second artist’s project in our newest initiative, the Billboard on Shaw, through which we are providing opportunities, in partnership with Artscape Youngplace, for curators and artists to propose large format printed artworks for the freestanding mural/billboard outside our building on Shaw Street.

Lost in Shape is an 8-foot image by Toronto and Tel Aviv-based artist Ruth Adler to be unveiled the week of January 18 (note above image is placeholder — see the exhibition page for the actual image). As she poignantly states,

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Call for Proposals: CDCC Exhibition at Toronto Art Book Fair

TOABF+CDCC

CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
Artists’ Books x Archives x Alternative Narratives
Critical Distance Centre for Curators at Toronto Art Book Fair
Fair dates: June 15–18, 2017
Submission deadline: March 15, 2017

In partnership with the Toronto Art Book Fair, Critical Distance is pleased to announce this call for proposals for an exhibition or curatorial project to take place in our third floor gallery during TOABF 2017, happening building-wide at Artscape Youngplace from June 15–18 this year.

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Liu Bolin: Art Hacker

Liu Bolin, Hiding in London No. 4 - Magazine Rack, 2014. Courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery.

Liu Bolin, Hiding in London No. 4 – Magazine Rack, 2014. Courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery.

Liu Bolin is a Chinese artist who has become internationally known for his “Hiding” series of photographs, in which Bolin’s body and face are painted by assistants to blend in to his surroundings, rendering him almost invisible. Over the past six years, Bolin has traveled the world to create new iterations of these images, often responding to local visual contexts and global issues of commerce and cultural production.

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CDCC at VABF with TOABF

Christopher Manson, Riot Act — The G20 in Toronto

CDCC is pleased to be at the Vancouver Art Book Fair (October 14–16, 2016) in spirit, via a selection of artist’s books, publications, and multiples featured by the Toronto Art Book Fair. Selected by TOABF co-founder, Maxine Proctor, these works represent some of the wonderful artists we have worked with on exhibitions, projects, and programs over the last three years. 

Tamara Gayer, RIOT tote bags and stickers
Maria Flawia LitwinThe National Girl
Christopher MansonRiot Act – The G20 in Toronto
Susana ReismanTime Flies
Lyla Rye et al, NetherMind

If you missed the fairs, contact us for information on these and other great editions, which we have available in-gallery for viewing and purchase, and will have online very soon.

Billboard at AYP: Steven Beckly | Curated by Matthew Kyba

Steven Beckly, Come to My Window, 2016. 8 x 8 foot billboard/mural at 180 Shaw Street in Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood. Curated by Matthew Kyba for Critical Distance and supported by Artscape Youngplace.

Critical Distance is pleased to present our newest project, Billboards on Shaw (formerly 8×8 at AYP), through which we are providing opportunities, in partnership with Artscape Youngplace, for curators and artists to propose large format printed artworks for the freestanding mural/billboard outside our building on Shaw Street.

Come to My Window is an 8-foot image by Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Steven Beckly. As project curator Matthew Kyba writes, Continue reading