Showroom Performance Series Curated By Life Of A Craphead – Part 1

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Part I: Performance series curated by Life of a Craphead

Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 pm
Meet at the University of Toronto Art Centre

Camille Turner
Marlo Yarlo
Sebastian Butt & Charlie Murray

Join us for a performance series exploring the built environment and forms of lifestyle marketing, curated by Life of a Craphead in conjunction with Showroom.

Camille Turner will present a new work called the “Afronautic Research Lab,” an afro-futurist perspective on the history of slavery in Canada; Marlo Yarlo will present “Just Relax Tattoo”, a temporary tattoo parlour that extends the “Pleasure Until Forever” brand; and Sebastian Butt and Charlie Murray will lead an instructional demonstration of their constructed language “Krelm,” made up of 15 different word-dances.

Reception to follow.

Save the date for Part II: March 5, 2016.


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.

For a list of public programs held in conjuction with Showroom, please visit:
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By: Art Museum at the University of Toronto