FALSEWORK & Furnishing Positions


Allora & Calzadilla, Adrian Blackwell, Cyprien Gaillard,Mary Mattingly, Laurel Ptak, Wages for Facebook

Falsework is any temporary structure used to support a permanent structure during its construction until it becomes self-supporting. Too often the importance of falsework is insufficiently recognized.

For more information on the exhibition, click here: http://www.blackwoodgallery.ca/exhibitions/2014/Falsework.html


Furnishing Positions

A Commissioned Project by Adrian Blackwell

with contributions by Abbas Akhavan, Eric Cazdyn, Greig de Peuter, Kanishka Goonewardena, Karen Houle, Mary Lou Lobsinger, Dylan Miner, Paige Sarlin, Scott Srli, Charles Stankievech, Kika Thorne, cheyanne turions

Adrian Blackwell creates discourse-machines: spaces of intellectual generosity, where bodies congregate, they move, think, and speak together, and they lay claim to a certain space as public space. Blackwells commissioned project Furnishing Positions provides the falsework laying claim to the Blackwood Gallery as a public space. It is a modular sculpture that will be reconfigured six times; it is a broadsheet that will be published once every two weeks; and it is a set of conversations between the contributors to the broadsheets. With Furnishing Positions, Blackwell stages the paradox of public space according to six encounters: affinity and disagreement, representation and presentation, people and things, materiality and immateriality, privacy and publicity, and city and urbanization. By thinking of public space in terms of its essential polarities, a field of contestation is opened between extremes, providing a conceptual space for discussion and disagreement.

For more information on the project, click here: http://www.blackwoodgallery.ca/exhibitions/2014/FurnishingPositions.html

September 15 - December 7, 2014

curated by Christine Shaw


Wednesday, September 17, 5 8pm

A FREE shuttle bus will depart from Mercer Union 1286 Bloor Street W. at 5:30pm and return for 8:30pm.

Blackwood Gallery

University of Toronto Mississauga

3359 Mississauga Road

Mississauga, Ontario

L5L 1C6, Canada




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Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 12 - 5pm

Wednesday: 12 - 9pm

Saturday - Sunday: 12 - 3pm

The gallery is closed on statutory holidays.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Admission is FREE

FALSEWORK & Furnishing Positions

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