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
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.
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road
L5L 1C6, Canada
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Wednesday: 12 - 9pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12 - 3pm
The gallery is closed on statutory holidays.
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