Public Exposures: Opening Reception

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Opening Reception: A Space Gallery
Saturday May 14, 2016, 2-4 pm

Participating Galleries: A Space Gallery, Urbanspace Gallery, Trinity Square Video, Prefix ICA, and YYZ Artists’ Outlet

Five Toronto galleries are presenting a career survey exhibition by pioneering artist-activists Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. This grassroots initiative will be the artists’ first large Toronto exhibit since their controversial AGO show in 1976 at the outset of their collaboration. Featuring their staged photography, Public Exposures also examines the scope and influence of their activist collaborations in the areas of artists’ rights, cultural policy, and labour arts.

Initiated by The Public Exposures Collective, this project has wide support and participation. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the coalition of galleries (listed above), and in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and the Mayworks Festival. OCAD University and United Steelworkers (USW) Canada are co-hosting a symposium (May 27, 28, 29), and OCADU students Leaf Watson and Sanjit Dhillon are curating a response to Condé and Beveridge’s 1976 AGO show for Urbanspace Gallery. The organizations supporting and participating in Public Exposures include: CARFAC National, CARFAC Ontario, The Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, Unifor, UFCW Canada and The Canadian Labour Congress, No One is Illegal (Toronto), ONSITE Gallery, VTape, SSHRC, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Council for the Arts, 401 Richmond, the research project Cultural Workers Organize, the Centre on Learning, Social Economy and Work (CLSEW) at OISE, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

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By: Public Exposures: The activist-art of Condé + Beveridge 1976-2016

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