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Opening Reception: MVS Studio Program and MVS Curatorial Studies Program Graduating Exhibitions

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 6pm–8pm
Opening remarks at 6:30pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Celebrate the opening of the 2023 MVS Studio Program and the MVS Curatorial Studies Program Graduating Exhibitions! Join us at the opening reception for welcoming remarks, student presentations, an awards ceremony; and be the first to see the students’ graduating exhibitions:

my final prayer is an exhibition curated by atif mikhail khan, with works by naakita f.k., Jasmine Gui with Abby Ho and Justine Wong, Thomas Haskell, and Pejvak, which stages prayer through different kinds of materials, bodies, and spirit, from the granular and non-human to the wider living landscapes in which the artwork is placed.

Where have I arrived?, curated by Sherry Chunqing Liu, explores the themes of food/kitchen, translation, and body through the conceptual lens of “diaspora space”, and features works by Lotus Laurie Kang, Brubey Hu, and Patrick Cruz.

Tumbling in Harness, curated by Erin Reznick, brings together artists Oreet Ashery, Common Accounts, Charlie Engman, Stine Deja, Russell Perkins, and Vunkwan Tam, who inquire into the sociopolitical, practical, and emotional implications of online death in the age of platform capitalism.

acts of preservation / acts of decay is a site-specific exhibition at the Clark Quadrangle, adjacent to the University of Toronto Art Centre. Curated by Erin Storus, the works by Marli Davis, Shannon Garden-Smith, and Sara Maston address the courtyard as a site at once carefully maintained and susceptible to organic decomposing.

The 2023 MVS Studio Program Graduating Exhibition features new works by Durga Rajah, Nimisha Bhanot, Omolola Ajao, and Sarah Zanchetta.

The exhibitions are produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Visual Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

Title and Page Image: SK Maston, veils garden, presented at Feast in the East, Toronto, ON. Photo: Daniel Paterson.


A green landscape is seen though a draped veil.

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