February 18, 2010

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery presents Model for a Public Space [knot]

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House at the University of Toronto
Adrian Blackwell
Research collage for Model for a Public Space [knot], 2010
Image courtesy of the artist
Model for a Public SpaceModel for a Public Space [knot]MPS [knot]Extra-curricular: Between Art & Pedagogy

Special Programming for MPS [knot]
Two conversations about love and politics in relation to contemporary art practices will be organized by Christine Shaw and Adrian Blackwell.

1. “Love is a force that acts as the productive motor of every emancipatory politics.
Thursday, March 18, 2010, 7:00 pm

2. “Love is an event ignited by the distance between two polarities.”
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:00 pm

Adrian Blackwell is a visual artist and architectural and urban designer whose work has been exhibited at artist-run centres and museums across Canada. He is a member of the Toronto School of Creativity and Inquiry and the editorial collective of the journal SCAPEGOAT: Architecture, Landscape and Political Economy. In 2009 he collaborated with Jane Hutton to design and build Dymaxion Sleep for the International Garden Festival in Metis, Quebec. He teaches architecture and urban design at the University of Toronto.

Extra-curricular: Part II: “Beyond Institutions”

Model for a Public Space (knot) takes place in the context of a curatorial project and international conference exploring the relationship between art, education, research, and activism. Titled Extra-curricular: Between Art & Pedagogy, its second phase “Beyond Institutions” (March 8–13, 2010) will be accompanied by installations, workshops, and residencies with international artists, collectives, educators, and activists. The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery’s International Artist-in-Residence, Annette Krauss (Utrecht, Netherlands), will present the keynote lecture. Collaborating organizations include Gallery TPW (Toronto), REV-, and Toronto Free Gallery.

The conference features representatives from collectives who initiate creative pedagogical models and tools in their work including the Center for Urban Pedagogy (NYC), colourschool (Vancouver), Dodolab (Waterloo, Canada), La Lleca (Mexico City), Radical Education Research Collective (RERC) (Toronto), The Pinky Show (Honolulu, Hawaii), Toronto School of Creativity and Inquiry, and Ultra-Red (London, UK).

Events Schedule at a glance:

Mon. March 8 7:00-8:30 pm
Keynote address by Annette Krauss (Music Room, Hart House)

Tues. March 9 – Fri Mar 12
Roundtable Discussions and Workshops

Thurs. March 11 7:00 (Toronto Free Gallery)
Book Launch and reception for Recipes for an Encounter (published by Western Front with REV-) Presenters include: Adrian Blackwell, Berin Golonu, Candice Hopkins, Kristina Lee Podesva, and Marisa Jahn.

Sat. March 13 3:00-5:00 pm
Screening: Read the Masks: Tradition is not given by Petra Bauer and Annette Krauss, followed by Q & A with Annette Krauss, moderated by members of Ultra-Red (Janna Graham and Elliot Perkins) co-presented and hosted by Gallery TPW, Toronto

For more details on Extra-curricular: Part II. “Beyond Institutions” please visit or contact:

Maiko Tanaka
JMB Gallery, Curator-in-Residence
[email protected]

Extra-curricular: Between Art and Pedagogy is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Hal Jackman Foundation, Ontario Association of Art Galleries with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council and the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk Centre for International Studies.

The Gallery is currently closed for renovations from January 4 to March 31, 2010.

Please refer to the Gallery website for updates.
Hart House is wheelchair accessible.
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON
M5S 3H3

Tel: 416-978-8398
Fax: 416-978-8387
Email: [email protected]

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