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Framing Narratives: Renaissance to Modernism PDF Print E-mail

3 September 2013 to 8 March 2014

Co-curated by former UTAC Director, Niamh O’Laoghaire and students in the Spring 2013 UTAC Exhibition Course this curatorial project began with a core set of works drawn from the Malcove, University College and University of Toronto Art Collections, three permanent holdings in the care of UTAC. The works, by major artists within the Western canon range in date from the 1500s to the 1940s. 

 

 

  
Above right: Henri Fantin-Latour, AriadnéAbandonée, 1884, coloured pastel on canvas. Above: Lyonel Feininger, Dorfkirche, 1918, woodcut on paper.  

Our objectives were multifold: to explore the meanings of the individual objects, to examine the narratives in the history of western art to which they may contribute, and to show how such narrations intersect and overlap. Above all we wanted to emphasize the process of curation itself, and the apparatus, in this case the gallery, through which art histories are created. For this reason the exhibition is an iterative project evolving over three successive phases:

  • ·         Works on Paper/Secondary Medium (3 September -- 26 October)
  • ·         Landscape (29 October  – 7 December)
  • ·         Modernism (14 January – 8 March)

Co-curated by former UTAC Director, Niamh O’Laoghaire and students in the Spring 2013 UTAC Exhibition Course:  Mary Annunziata, Celeste Braun, Danielle Cadhit, Steve Chung-Yu, Anna Flak, Ashlee Galletta, Olivia Keimel, Kate Kim, Marsya Maharani, Aliya Mazari, Madalen Nicholls, Sofia Reive, Alice Tallman, Marie van Zeyl.

 

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Also supported by the University College Bartley Bull Fund and The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation.