15 photos of the funky design takeover at the Gladstone
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) - Toronto's biggest and baddest alternative design event - enters its second decade today, running all weekend long (January 24 - 26) for $10 a pop. Curated by Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram, Elise Hodson, and Britt Welter-Nolan, the 11th edition features 25 installations that transform the 19th century Gladstone Hotel into a living, breathing work of contemporary art - both inside and out.
Every year, it's near impossible to stamp a single theme on a beast like CUTMR because its artists and designers - each from different backgrounds and walks of life - are given full reign over the space. Some works directly complement the hustle and bustle of the hotel itself, some can take you back in time to revisit feelings of childlike intrigue (or teenage angst), while others are a bit more serious, delving deep into social and cultural paradoxes.