Part Ii: Showroom Performance Series Curated By Life Of A Craphead

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Part II: Performance series curated by Life of a Craphead

Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 pm
Meet at the University of Toronto Art Centre
Outdoor component, so please dress warmly.

Join us on the closing day of Showroom for a performance series exploring the built environment and forms of lifestyle marketing.

Liz Peterson will present a new performance in the University College courtyard exploring its landscape architecture and natural elements; Zoe Solomon will present a work using and its resource of articles on how to behave; and Randy Gagne’s performance transposes Alvin Lucier’s “I Am Sitting in a Room” to the soundtrack of one episode of the sitcom Friends, set inside a dumpster that stands in for that show’s iconic apartment.

Reception to follow.


January 21- March 5, 2016
Curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan

Showroom is an exhibition that considers how artists have responded to the ubiquity of lifestyle marketing as a determining feature of the cityscape. A showroom is an aspirational space, not quite plausible except as image, devoid of the texture and details necessary to render a full life, but delivering something life-like. Where real estate sales rhetoric has appropriated the artist as a benign element in the landscape, Showroom reverses the figure/ground relationship in order to identify particular nodes of production amongst artists working here. This exhibition and related public programs sustain our engagement with developing Toronto art histories. Showroom constitutes the largest survey of Toronto artists within the combined history of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre.
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By: Art Museum at the University of Toronto