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.
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.
Critical Distance is pleased to participate in Art Book Week in conjunction with the 2018 Toronto Art Book Fair. For our third year of art book-related programming in support of TOABF, we will launch our newly stocked e-shop with a celebration and sale on Saturday, July 7th from 4–7 pm.
Watch our Instagram and Facebook feeds for previews of new and bestselling titles selected by CDCC team members and participants, featuring such publishers and artists as: Contemporary& (Berlin), Half Letter Press (Chicago), Kayfa-ta (Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis, Cairo), Independent Curators International (NY), Domenica (LA), and Maake (US); and Qiana Mestrich (Brooklyn), Khaled Hourani (Palestine), Ed Panar (Pittsburgh), Ciprian Muresan (Romania), Jeanette Ehlers (Denmark), Maggie Groat (Ontario), Sara Knox Hunter (Queens, NY), and Tings Chak (Toronto); plus a selection of catalogues and editions produced by TYPOLOGY Projects and Critical Distance Centre for Curators. Continue reading
Critical Distance and imagineNATIVE present The Informants for Images Festival 2018
Saturday, April 14 from 9:30-11 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Through video and performance, “The Informants” examines the desires of indigeneity in the myths, dreams, political foundations of the so-called Americas. Guest curated program by Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys.
Critical Distance at the Edition Art Book Fair
October 26–30, 2017
Featuring Half Letter Press and works by Marc Fischer/Public Collectors and Temporary Services, Magali Duzant, Graphic History Collective with Paul Buhle, Project 40 Collective, Mark Mulroney, Brandon Dalmer & Erin Ornstein, Maggie Groat, and Tings Chak; plus selected publications from Independent Curators International and Cura Magazine; and selected catalogues and editions produced by Typology Projects and Critical Distance Centre for Curators
Critical Distance and the Toronto Art Book Fair are pleased to present GENERATORS, curated by Anthony Stepter and featuring Erika DeFreitas, Edie Fake, Marc Fischer/Public Collectors, Dina Kelberman, Nellie Kluz, Sanaz Mazinani, Eric Oglander, and Leah Wellbaum.
Critical Distance is pleased to present Signals & Sentiments, a two-part exhibition that examines how gesture functions as a mechanism for the production of identity. In CDCC’s third floor gallery, Signals & Sentiments takes the form of an intimate group show for which five Toronto-based artists, Sebastián Benítez, Petar Boskovic, Shelby Fenlon, Maxwell Hyett, and Mickey Mackenna, consider the inner workings of the gestural urge. Placing a varied selection of sculpture and photo-based objects in context with each other, exhibition curator Katelyn Gallucci investigates how seemingly divergent artistic gestures might fundamentally derive from inadequacies of language, disposition, desire, and whim.
In Artscape Youngplace’s expansive stairwell spaces, three site-specific installations address the more exterior and transitory dynamics of gesture. Extending themes of self-discovery, the relationship between perception and memory, and the search for emotional connection through time, these encompassing spatial interventions by Maggie Groat and Jimmy Limit (working in collaboration), Karen Henderson, and Josée Pedneault condition the viewer’s bodily response as much as they embody gestural acts and intentions themselves.
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.
featuring Dominica Publishing and works by Martine Syms, Lauren Anderson, Hannah Black, Marco Braunschweiler, Erin Christovale and Amir George, David Hartt, Sara Knox Hunter, and Diamond Stingily; plus Claire Goodwin, Eve Fowler, and Leslie Hewitt, Matt Keegan, Lori Salmon, and Michael Queenland; Kevin Haas; Sophie Calle; and selected publications and editions produced by Typology/Critical Distance Centre for Curators