Event Category: Exhibition

The Flesh of the World

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The Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre present:

The Flesh of the World
Curated by Amanda Cachia

Featuring work by: Katherine Araniello, Ingrid Bachmann, Mowry Baden, Louise Bourgeois, Lisa Bufano and Jason Tschantré, Raphaëlle de Groot, Arseli Dokumaci, Helen Dowling, Lindsay Fisher, Erin Gee, Ann Hamilton, Sara Hendren, Wendy Jacob, Martin Kersels, Noemi Lakmaier, Tim Lee, Darrin Martin, Bruce Nauman, Carmen Papalia, Catherine Richards, Stelarc, Aaron Williamson, Alexa Wright, and Artur Zmijewski

Exhibition website: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/dmg/fleshoftheworld

Inspired by the 2015 XVII Pan American and Parapan American Games and the work of the philosopher of phenomenology, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Flesh of the World is an exhibition presenting diverse and complex views of the body that might deepen qualities typically associated with competitive sports and games, such as the relationship between the body and technology, and how the senses might offer new forms of knowledge to corporeal performance and potential. The Flesh of the World will push the limits of the body and challenge dominant culture’s understanding of normativity and embodiment through work by Canadian and international artists who use the body as a medium.

The artists critically inquire and experiment with the shape and forms of bodies, proving that, within the context of both the exhibition and the field of athleticism itself, the body is unfixed and indeterminate. The exhibition also makes important connections between the language of complex embodiment and the language of sports, given that many of the issues relating to endurance, physical limits, failure, pathos, and the human psyche, inform both these fields. It is within the confluence of these two worlds, sometimes playful, sometimes reflective, that we can radically expand our ideas of the corporeal apparatus as a whole. The works span across various media, including film and video installation, sculptures, framed photographs, drawings, paintings and several performances. The exhibition aims to emphasize how visitors might engage with this work across multi-disciplinary, multi-modal platforms. Just like the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games itself, this project offers up the artists’ work to the audience through a wider fulcrum of knowing the contours of our flesh.

Public Programming:

Erin Gee, What can a Vocaloid do?
Performance and Discussion with Sandra Annett: Friday June 12, 6:30pm
Trinity Square Video | 401 Richmond St W, Suite 376
Co-presentation of Trinity Square Video, Doris McCarthy Gallery, and Justina M. Barnicke/University of Toronto Art Centre

Raphaëlle de Groot, Untitled
Performance: Thursday June 25 & Friday June 26, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Artist Talk with Martin Kersels (with ASL interpretation)
Thursday June 25, 5:30pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Catherine Richards, Shroud Chrysalis I
Performance: Every Tuesday through August 25, 12:30 – 1:30pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Accessibility:

In an effort to enable the greatest access possible for visitors, specific accommodations have been made in all areas of the exhibition. The Flesh of the World is installed in consultation with exhibition accessibility standards set forth by the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. The height of most works and mounts reflects these standards. The galleries and events are in barrier-free locations. Interpretive texts will be available in large type and braille. Additionally, there will be ASL interpreters at selected public programs.

For more information please visit the exhibition website: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/dmg/fleshoftheworld

For any other accessibility arrangements or questions about accessibility, please contact Rebecca Gimmi, rebecca.gimmi@utoronto.ca, (416) 978-8463

The Transformative Experience of Falling in by sab meynert

The Transformative Experience of Falling in

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Over the course of 3 years sab’s sketchbook was an intimate exhalation of diaristic navigation, and it is through the vulnerability allowed in a closed-circuit space like a sketchbook, where one can truly be contained and mapped out for all nuances. Approximately 30 drawings chosen from various sketchbooks, document the process of becoming and unbecoming as it relates the instability of mental health when moving through various stages in life. When the viewer encounters these maps of space created to communicate vulnerability, resilience and movement beyond, they are invited to occupy and reinterpret it as needed. This is an intimate display to create an empathetic connection with the intention of healing, to provide visual space of refuge and restitution, away from a place of pain, something new altogether rather than a reaction alone. In showcasing the process of navigation one is also able to see themselves, to allow the process to change oneself rather than whether the aspirational goal is ever met.

The show will feature sculptural work that acts as private anchor points, and two new works that were drawn as a result of this inner work, that have not yet been publicized anywhere, as a tone to set for the unfolding that happens once the process has reached a pressure point in trajectory.

All events associated with this exhibit will be barrier-free and will have ASL interpretation. We request that you help us make this event scent-free. This is a FREE event.

The artist thanks the Ontario Arts Council for generously supporting this work.

DIRECTIONS: Tangled Vitrines are located outside studio 30 on the basement level of the 401 Richmond Building. The accessible subway stations are at Union Station and Spadina Station. 401 Richmond can also be accessed by Streetcar by taking the 510 Spadina streetcar from Spadina subway station or the 510 Richmond Street stop going north from Union Station, which is intermittently accessible.

CONTACT:
info@tangledarts.org
647 725 5064
www.tangledarts.org
Tangled Art Gallery (TAG) is dedicated to exhibiting disability art and showcasing the highest standard of accessible curatorial practice.

Own Your Cervix

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Own Your Cervix by Vanessa Dion Fletcher is an interactive installation that uses menstrual blood to physically and metaphorically create a gendered space reflecting on what defines our bodies. In this boundary-pushing show, Dion-Fletcher uses installation and performance to invite us all to think about how our bodies, and the ways we think about our bodies are marked and defined, challenging a medical or anthropological lens.

Textiles, pattern and the athletics of beauty become the backdrop for self-examination in the context of a feminist decolonial discourse.

As part of the exhibition, audiences will be invited to participate in private self-examination sessions, guided by the artist. All persons with or without a cervix are welcome to participate. Materials and instruction will be provided in the privacy of a 30-minute individual appointment.

Accessibility:
This exhibition features audio description for all works and will also have multiple tactile pieces. All events associated with this exhibit will be barrier-free and will have ASL interpretation. We request that you help us make this event scent-free. This is a FREE event.

Directions:
Tangled Art Gallery is located in studio 122 on the main floor of the 401 Richmond Building. The accessible subway stations are at Union Station and Spadina Station. 401 Richmond can also be accessed by Streetcar by taking the 510 Spadina streetcar from Spadina subway station or the 510 Richmond Street stop going north from Union Station, which is intermittently accessible.

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Contact:
info@tangledarts.org
647 725 5064
www.tangledarts.org
Tangled Art Gallery (TAG) is dedicated to exhibiting disability art and showcasing the hi