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Opening Reception: Summer 2024 Exhibitions

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
University of Toronto Art Centre

Celebrate the opening of the 2024 MVS Curatorial Studies Program and the MVS Studio Program Graduating Exhibitions! Join us at the reception for welcoming remarks, student presentations, and an awards ceremony. Be the first to see the students’ graduating exhibitions:

Indiscernible thresholds, escaped veillances explores opacity, illegibility, and invisibility as productive alternatives to contemporary trans hypervisibility. Curated by Dallas Fellini, the exhibition considers how disappearance might take on an unexpected political power, framing opacity as a protective act and archival illegibility as an escape.

Centring Black scholarship, artistry, and embodied practices, Liberation in Four Movements traverses non-linear paths, inviting reflection as one navigates narratives of dehumanization, culminating in meditations on humanity and freedom. Through Fred Moten’s query of what it would mean for the enslaved to remain in the ship’s hold, this exhibition offers a hypothetical mix of outcomes, illuminating how to resist dehumanization through the power of action. Curated by Ingrid Jones.

Curated by Samantha Lance, The Love that Remains brings together three Toronto-based artists whose contemporary textile practices recover matrilineal histories of displacement and belonging. Par Nair, Julie Gladstone, and Carol Ann Apilado revitalize ancestral practices to reconnect with their families, genealogies, and homelands  

The 2024 MVS Studio Program Graduating Exhibition features new works by a. portia ehrhardt, Adrienne Scott, Cason Sharpe, Rachel Ormshaw, and Sandy Callander.

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.

Free and all are welcome!

Title and Page Image:
Elsa James, Goat Curry & Rap, 2010. Film performance still. Courtesy of the artist.

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