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The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House is proud to announce our 2011 Fall Season:

HOW NEAR IS FAR

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IMAGE CREDIT: Artur Zmijewski Democracies (Live broadcasting of the Germany against Turkey football match in the half-final of the European Championship), 2009. Video still. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.

Presented in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan's birth, our 2011 fall season, How Near is Far takes as its point of departure in McLuhan's observation that, in the electronic age, information integration would cause people to be ever more involved in each other's lives, collapsing any easy distinction between what is felt to be near or far. Increasingly, artists are examining this pervasively mediated environment, the nature of our involvement in it, and the possibilities and nature of participation in the public sphere.

 

2011 FALL SEASON AT A GLANCE:

MODELS FOR TAKING PART
9 September - 11 December, 2011
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto

MARK BOULOS: ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR
McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of the Faculty of Information's Coach House Institute, University of Toronto
1 October - 11 December, 2011

LOCATION / DISLOCATION
Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
15 September, 2011 - 15 June, 2012

SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE: HOW FAR IS NEAR
1 October, 2011
6:59 pm until sunrise
Hart House, University of Toronto

 

2011 FALL SEASON DETAILS:

MODELS FOR TAKING PART
9 September - 11 December, 2011

Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova, Bouchra Khalili, Renzo Martens, Tobias Zielony, and Artur Zmijewski

Curated by Juan A. Gaitán

Organized by Presentation House Gallery and adapted for the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Opening Reception:
Thursday 8 September, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Curator's Tour:
Tuesday 11 October, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Panel Discussion with Juan A. Gaitan and Guests:
Wednesday 12 October, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hart House Music Room

Models for Taking Part assembles media works by international artists Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova (b. Slovakia and Romania), Bouchra Khalili (b. Morocco), Renzo Martens (b. the Netherlands), Tobias Zielony (b. Germany), and Artur Zmijewski (b. Poland). The artists' provocative works critically interpret the public sphere as both an idea and ideal that intersects uneasily with factional and even personal interests. The exhibition presents models of participation in which the idealized marriage between democracy and the public sphere becomes fraught with incongruity, at times appearing unsustainable.

Juan A. Gaitan is a curator currently working at Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Produced with assistance from the British Columbia Arts Council Touring Initiatives and the Toronto Arts Council.

*Please note that this message cannot accommodate the accents on artists' names. Please visit jmbgallery@utoronto.ca for a complete list of artists and curators

 

MARK BOULOS: ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR
1 October - 11 December, 2011

Curated by Barbara Fischer
Presented at the Coach House Institute, University of Toronto

Mark Boulos's large-scale video projection, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, highlights the distance between global capital speculation and its local effects. The work consists of two videos – projected simultaneously on opposing walls – which confront the viewing audience with conflicting yet inextricably emeshed forces. One screen presents frenzied stock traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the largest commodities exchange in the world) speculating on the futures of oil; the other shows documentary footage of guerrilla fighters from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) preparing for battle against oil companies that extract and export oil from their land.

The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of the Faculty of Information's Coach House Institute, University of Toronto
39A Queens Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3

Visiting Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

 

LOCATION / DISLOCATION
15 September, 2011 - 15 June, 2012

Brendan Fernandes, Jamelie Hassan, Oliver Husain, Will Kwan, and Karen Tam
Presented at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
Curated by Denise Ryner in collaboration with Barbara Fischer

Opening Reception: Thursday September 15, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

This year-long exhibition of works by five renowned artists from Toronto, Montreal, London (ON), and New York examines spatial, environmental, and architectural manifestations of cultural dislocation. Artists Brendan Fernandes, Jamelie Hassan, Oliver Husain, Will Kwan, and Karen Tam consider the implications of a variety of uprooting and establishing forces, ranging from post-colonial diasporas, multiculturalism, and cultural re-articulation to economic exploitation and urban gentrification. Their photo- and installation-based works share an interest in the effects of globalization and the manifestation of hybridity and displacement in primarily urban contexts.

Location / Dislocation is the theme around which the Jackman Humanities Institute will organize its multidisciplinary 2011-2012 events and fellowships. This exhibition marks the first time that contemporary artists have been invited to respond to the institute's annual academic theme and its architectural setting.

Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
170 St. George Street, 10th Floor Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE: HOW FAR IS NEAR
A collaboration between Mammalian Diving Reflex, Jakub Dzamba, Nathan Isberg, and Dean Baldwin, with additional works by Valie Export, Chris Burden, and others.

Presented throughout Hart House How Far is Near marks the University of Toronto's annual participation in the all-night contemporary art event.
1 October 2011, 6:59 pm until sunrise

 

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Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

416-978-8398 | www.jmbgallery.ca

The exhibitions and programs of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery are generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

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