Announcing the 2017 Master of Visual Studies — Curatorial Studies Graduating Exhibitions

Image: Courtesy of Jessica Karuhanga
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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:15am

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is pleased to announce the 2017 Master of Visual Studies—Curatorial Studies Graduating Exhibitions.

An integral part of the requirements of the MVS degree, each student in the Curatorial Studies stream produces an independent curatorial project in collaboration with the professional staff and in the context of the University of Toronto’s visual art galleries. The projects by this year’s graduating students — Henry Heng Lu (Shenzhen, China), Jaclyn Quaresma (Canada), and Jenn Goodwin (Canada) — are hosted by the Doris McCarthy Gallery (UTSC), and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House).


all our days are full of breath:
a record of momentum

Artists: Jessica Karuhanga & Brandy Leary
Curated by Jenn Goodwin
March 24 – April 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 6 – 8 pm (with performances)
 
Art Museum/Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto. 416-978-8398.  
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5 pm; Wednesday 12 – 8 pm
The gallery is wheelchair accessible; admission is free.

Media inquiries: Brittany Brooks b.brooks@utoronto.ca 416-978-5488
 
Performance times:
 
Jessica Karuhanga: through a brass channel
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm
With: Jazmine V Carr, Ahlam Mohammed, Maandeeq Mohamed, Kimberley Wint, Jessica Karuhanga
 
Brandy Leary: Ephemeral Artifacts
March 25, 28, 30 and 31, April 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, from 2 – 5 pm
March 29, 5 – 8 pm, April 5, from 3 – 6 pm
With Mafa Makhubalo, Supriya Nayak, Travis Knights, Nikola Steer, Brandy Leary
 
all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum brings together two artists who foreground the body and movement as material in evolving choreographic and installation-based works. Jessica Karuhanga and Brandy Leary transform the gallery into a place of kinesthetic fieldwork:  part performance, part laboratory, part choreographed sculpture. The artists utilize bodies, gestures and reciprocal objects as their materials. Their work strives to mine personal, cultural, ancestral, and corporeal archives. They show the connection between the body and performance and the traces left behind in their absence, and become incarnations of an archive; embodiments of past, present and future.
 
Related Programming:
 
March 28, 7 – 9 pm
An evening with M. NourbeSe Philip, a Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and short story writer, hosted by Jessica Karuhanga
 
April 5, 6 – 8 pm
Audience in Residence (AiR) salon hosted by Anandam Dance
 
April 6, 7 – 9 pm
Tender skeletons – Choreography in the cube. Panel moderated by Jenn Goodwin
 
All programming takes place at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, 7 Hart House Circle.
 
This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Images Festival, April 20 – 27, 2017. For more information visit imagesfestival.com



for there are many stories here  
Curated by Jaclyn Quaresma
April 20 – May 20, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2 – 5 pm
 
Doris McCarthy Gallery (DMG)
University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto. 416.287.7007
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12 – 5 pm
The gallery is wheelchair accessible; admission is free.

Media inquiries: Erin Peck peck@utsc.utoronto.ca 416-208-2766
 
The exhibition, for there are many stories here, engages in a conversation that spans some 40,800 years between contemporary, historic and prehistoric artists and writers. Each work performs an act of self-determination as a form of resistance and remembrance. Together they complicate the dominant relationships to place, specifically to Scarborough, Ontario, where the DMG is located, via an exploration of the Bluffs and the presence of women therein.



Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us
Curated by Henry Heng Lu
Dates: September 5 – October 28, 2017
 
Art Museum/Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto. 416-978 8398.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5 pm; Wednesday 12 – 8 pm
The gallery is wheelchair accessible; admission is free
 
Part of an ongoing exploration and manifestation of ethnic and social forms of identity, Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us brings together different generations of Canadian artists of Chinese descent, based in cities with large Chinese populations: Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal. The works included in this exhibition investigate overlooked narratives, and notions of distancing and being distanced, in relation to race, identity, sexuality, and their intersection with Chinese Canadian history. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the abolishment of the Chinese Exclusion Act and Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the artists recollect some of the less visible as well as some of the contested histories of the country.



Support for these exhibitions is provided in part by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, with additional project support from Manulife, TD Insurance and MBNA.