ACCESS IS LOVE and LOVE IS COMPLICATED

October 3, 2019 - December 8, 2019
ACCESS IS LOVE and LOVE IS COMPLICATED Co-curated by Emily Cook and Sean Lee and presented in partnership with Tangled Art+Disability Opening October 3rd from 6–9 pm / On view October 3–December 8, 2019 CRITICAL DISTANCE and TANGLED ART+DISABILITY are pleased to present ACCESS IS LOVE and LOVE IS COMPLICATED, an exhibition and event series featuring Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Kat Germain, Wy Joung Kou, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Andy Slater, Aislinn Thomas, and Adam Wolfond and Estée Klar. This program is co-curated by CDCC Education and Accessibility Coordinator, Emily Cook, and Tangled Art + Disability Director of Programming, Sean Lee and represents the next level in our ongoing series of programs providing opportunities for curators and artists to consider new and more collaborative aestheticFind out more

Billboard on Shaw: Pejvak | The Bell at the End of Time

August 21, 2019 - October 31, 2019
Billboard on Shaw co-presented in partnership with C Magazine, featuring The Bell at the End of Time (detail), by PEJVAK (Rouzbeh Akhbari and Felix Kalmenson), 2019. “We came across the following documents during our research residency in Tbilisi at Georgia’s State Silk Museum in March 2019. Reviewing the extensive archives maintained by the museum’s library, in preparation for our upcoming film on the Silk Road, we were captivated by a series of notes and illustrations that felt oddly out of place in the collection. These documents stood out from the rest of the archives not only because of their seemingly disconnected subject matter but also because of their disparate sorting logic and clandestine placement amongst various expedition reports and personal notes written by Nikolay Shavrov, aFind out more

PUBLISHING AGAINST THE GRAIN

July 4, 2019 - August 17, 2019
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL, NY OPENING SATURDAY, JULY 6TH from 11am–1pm CRITICAL DISTANCE and INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL (ICI) are pleased to present Publishing Against the Grain, a unique exhibition that provides visitors with a rare opportunity to engage in a variety of conversations from across the world. In the context of today’s corporatization and commodification of cultural institutions, and in many political situations where free speech becomes ever more precarious, independent publishing has shown extraordinary vitality and importance as a platform for disseminating alternative, progressive and autonomous positions. Publishing Against the Grain is a traveling exhibition that highlights the current state of publishing and art criticism as it exists in small journals, experimental publications, websites, and podcasts, asFind out more

Room For Shifting Expressions: Critical Distance at NUIT ROSE 2019

June 15, 2019 - June 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15th, 5–9 pm Critical Distance is pleased to participate in Nuit Rose 2019 with a presentation of new work by Eric Chengyang and Ebrin Bagheri curated by CDCC Curatorial Programs Coordinator Emily Peltier. Nuit Rose is an annual festival that showcases national and international 2SLGBTQ+ identified artists in Toronto. In response to the 2019 festival theme ARCADE, Room For Shifting Expressions will exhibit new works by Chengyang and Bagheri that explore individual, historical, and culturally-specific experiences of gender identity and sexuality made visible through illustration, motifs, language translation, and interactive installation. Location and Hours Chengyang and Bagheri’s work will be situated in the Critical Distance (Suite 302). Additional work by Bagheri will also be on viewFind out more

AMANDA BEECH: Constructing Time | Talk + Screening

Critical Distance Centre for Curators and SAW Video Media Art Centre, in partnership with Equitable Bank and Pleasure Dome, are pleased to present an artist talk and screening followed by a celebratory reception with LA-based artist, writer, and Dean of Critical Studies at CalArts, Amanda Beech. Beech has presented her work at major international venues including Tate Britain, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, and Remai Modern. For her talk, she will speak on the main themes that have mobilized her practice, focusing on how the relation between art and power is constructed in the choreographing of time. The machinations of time-based art have often led it to privilege ‘the open’ and to identify art with the future as anFind out more