September 6 – December 10, 2016
Curated by Luis Jacob
September 21, 2016 6:00-8:00pm
Hart House Quad
How do artists in Toronto visualize their sense of place? Are there particular made-in-Toronto ways of thinking about the city?
Curated by internationally renowned Toronto-based artist Luis Jacob, Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto concentrates on a period of more than fifty years to consider the ways in which artists visualize Toronto. Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, the exhibition is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures – mapping, modelling, performing and congregating – serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America’s largest cities.
The exhibition signals the Art Museum’s continued, energetic engagement with art and artists in Toronto, to foster research and histories concerning sense of place.
The most comprehensive exhibition of its kind, Form Follows Fiction incorporates historical documents gathered from local archives, contemporary ephemera and artworks by: Kim Adams, David Anderson, Napo B, Carl Beam, Adrian Blackwell, Deanna Bowen, Peter Bowyer, David Buchan, Michael Buckland, Colin Campbell, James Carl, Ian Carr-Harris, Carlo Cesta, Paraskeva Clark, Wendy Coburn, John Collins, Carole Conde & Karl Beveridge, Greg Curnoe, Tom Dean, Bonnie Devine, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Keesic Douglas, Sameer Farooq and Mirjam Linschooten, Robert Gagen, General Idea, Janice Gurney, Frederick Hagan, Lawren Harris, Isobel Harry, Bobs Cogill Haworth, Karen Henderson, Robert Houle, Yvonne McKague Housser, John G. Howard, Oliver Husain, Rae Johnson, G.B. Jones and Bruce LaBruce, Nobuo Kubota, Will Kwan, Suzy Lake, Michel Lambeth, Gordon Lebredt, Arthur Lismer, Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell, Peter MacCallum, Annie MacDonell, Arnaud Maggs, John Marriott, Sandra Meigs, Olia Mishchenko, Kent Monkman, Bridget Moser, Charlie Murray and Thom Van der Vaag, Shelley Niro, Daniel Olson, Charles Pachter, Roula Partheniou, Christiane Pflug, Ed Pien, Jaan Poldaas, Public Studio, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Steve Reinke, Arthur Renwick, Mitch Robertson, Jon Sasaki, David Armstrong Six, Michael Snow, Lisa Steele, Tess Boudreau Taconis, Ho Tam, Jeff Thomas, Joanne Tod, The Toronto Ink Company, Harold Town, Kwan Tse, Camille Turner, Renée van Halm, Frederick Varley, Lorne Wagman, Joyce Wieland, Robert Wiens, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tony Wilson.
The 20th Annual Janet E. Hutchison Lecture
Researching Contemporary Indigenous Art in Public
Dr. Richard Hill, Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Studies, Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Presented in Collaboration with the MVS Program, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:30pm
University College, Room 140
15 King's College Circle, Toronto
This endowed lectureship was initiated in 1997 by family and friends to celebrate Janet E. Hutchison’s birthday.
A little more than a year ago Richard Hill began research for a book on Contemporary Indigenous Art from 1980 to 1995. In March of this year he began a regular column on the Canadian Art website through which he aspired to “think out loud in public about questions and controversies arising” from this research. This talk will simultaneously address the primary motivations for undertaking this research, why he attempted to make parts of the research process public in advance of the completion of the book and what it has been like to do so.
Curator's tour with Luis Jacob
Wednesday, October 5 at 6:00pm
University of Toronto Art Centre
Please note that the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery section of this exhibition will close on November 5, 2016.
Lecture by John Ralston Saul, part of The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next Conference
Friday, October 14 at 5:30pm
Isabel Bader Theatre
Followed by a reception at 7:30pm
University of Toronto Art Centre
The lecture is part of international conference revisiting The Toronto School of Communications, presented by the University of Toronto Faculty Of Information McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
The Toronto Project: Tributes and Tributaries
September 28, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Art Gallery of Ontario
The Toronto Project is a landmark exhibition co-curated by Andrew Hunter, Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Wanda Nanibush, Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, alumni of UofT's MVS Curatorial Studies program and past Curator in Residence at the Art Museum of the University of Toronto.
Image: Still from Oliver Husain, Purfled Promises, 2009. Video, 9:20 min. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery.
Byzantine and Post Byzantine Icons from the Malcove Collection
This is an ongoing exhibition.
This exhibition, drawn from the University of Toronto’s Malcove Collection, is organized around two central themes: icons dedicated to Mary and the Christ Child, and icons representing Christ and important saints in the Christian tradition.
Introducing our new name
University of Toronto
Comprised of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre, which are located just a few steps apart, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto is one of the largest gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and programming in Toronto. Building on the two galleries’ distinguished histories, the Art Museum organizes and presents a year-round program of in-house and off-site exhibitions, as well as intensive curricular engagement and educational events.
Read more on the launch of the Art Museum here.