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Model Dystopias: Young & Giroux’s sculptures and films, an essay by Milena Tomic


This essay was produced on occasion of Tangerine Panther: Daniel Young & Christian Giroux, at 811 March 8th – March 29th, 2017. Milena Tomic is an art historian and writer based in Toronto. Her research specialty is contemporary art after 1960, with an emphasis on quotational strategies. She completed her PhD at University College London… View Article

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AZZA EL SIDDIQUE // LATTICE BE TRANSPARENT


January 17 2017 – February 1st, 2017 Opening Reception: Tuesday January 17th 2017, 7-11 pm Continuing her exploration with Materialism, Azza El Siddique invites visitors into a virtual state of Immaterialism. In this constructed reality, El Siddique places objects that hold lines from her Sudanese diasporic experience — together, these objects scaffold El Siddique’s multi-layered… View Article

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CHRISTOPHER WILLES // EVERY SOUND IS A SMALL ACTION AND BROKE WORLD


Dec 10 2016 – Jan 3 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday Dec 10, 2016, 3-6 pm Every sound is a small action and broke world explores a sensorial delineation between the infra-noise of political conflict, and music’s capacity to make something else audible. Borrowing its title from a line in the poem “Other dimensions in music,… View Article

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PATRICK CRUZ: ARCHEOLOGICAL APATHY


November 10 – December 3, 2016 Opening: November 10, 2016 8-11 PM Wed-Sat, 12-5 PM Co-presented by SAVAC and 8eleven ~ ~ ~ ARCHEOLOGICAL APATHY delineates the problematics of empirical study on human material culture and cultural landscapes. Apathy here is not a lack of interest to speculate and study but, rather, posed as a… View Article

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MAYA BEN DAVID : MBD Origin Story


October 6 – October 29, 2016 Opening October 6, 2016, 7:00 – 11:00 pm Wed – Sat, 6 – 9pm Guest performance by Hannah Levin McGrath Exhibition text by Natasha MH ~ ~ ~ MBD: ORIGIN STORY Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the… View Article

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B.G-OSBORNE : DOLLO’S LAW


September 9th – September 23rd 2016 Opening Friday September 9th, 8 – 11pm Wed – Sat, 12- 5 pm “An organism is unable to return, even partially, to a previous stage already realized in the ranks of its ancestors”. – Louis Dollo In this growing body of primarily image-based work, B-G Osborne uses archival family photographs and… View Article

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JOHN MONTEITH: IN THE ABSENCE (OF)


July 13th – August 13th 2016 Opening Wednesday July 13th, 7 – 11pm Artist Talk with Alex Bowron & 811 811 courtyard Wednesday July 13th 5:30pm, prior to the opening Wed – Sat, 12- 5 pm ‘[A] whittling down of the trace into a simpler figure will be checked by a counter tendency to preserve… View Article

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DAVID COURT// STEVE KADO


David Court – Self-Titled (Materials for a 21st Century Room—or SWAMPED, EXHAUSTED, HESITATING) For 8eleven, David Court presents Self-Titled (Materials for a 21st Century Room—or SWAMPED, EXHAUSTED, HESITATING), composed with Corina Copp, Katie Bethune-Leamen and others. June 8 – July 2 Wed – Sat, 12- 5 pm 811 Gallery 233 Spadina Toronto, Canada a marvel… View Article

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BRITTANY SHEPHERD // A WEIRDLY FLOATING “WE” SNAPS INTO A BLURRY FOCUS


April 9 – 29, 2016 Opening April 9, 2016, 7 pm He knew that he was in presence, but knew not of what, and knew still less that I also was and that I did know. Her older brother wrote about a woman over whom everyone argued; whether she was crazy or whether the things… View Article

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ABBY MCGUANE: Nothing just happens on its own // BRITTANY SHEPHERD: A weirdly floating “we” snaps into a blurry focus


April 9 – 29, 2016 Opening April 9, 2016, 7 pm He knew that he was in presence, but knew not of what, and knew still less that I also was and that I did know. Her older brother wrote about a woman over whom everyone argued; whether she was crazy or whether the things… View Article

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