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It takes everyone to know no one

Works by:

Lorna Brown, Jennifer Cherniack, Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez, Chris Holman, Yvonne Lammerich, Dax Morrison, Anne Ramsden

It takes everyone to know no one

April 8–May 21, 2011

Curated by Ana Barajas

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

The exhibition It takes everyone to know no one brings together works by seven artists—Lorna Brown, Jennifer Cherniack, Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez, Chris Holman, Yvonne Lammerich, Dax Morrison, and Anne Ramsden—who propose a recontextualization of institutional methodologies. Utilizing diverse bureaucratic strategies, the works question the validity and inner workings of art institutions, and, in some instances, suggest reshaping their structure and purpose. By analyzing the institution’s archived history, functionality, organizational strategies, and physicality, the artists equally acknowledge the emergence and usage of a virtual landscape in which information and data could be newly mined, archived, and shared across geographical boundaries.

This exhibition was produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto.

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 19, 2011, 7-9pm
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Round table

The future of art institutions
Featuring exhibition artists
Friday April 8, Noon to 2 pm
Hart House, Board Room

Curator’s tour with Ana Barajas

Thursday April 27, 2011, 5 pm
Followed by a FREE Shuttle Bus to the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough

Media Coverage

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Title Image: Installation view of It takes everyone to know no one, 2001. Image credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.

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