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Curated by Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta
Presented by Art Spin in partnership with TAS
Holding Patterns, an exhibition curated and presented by Art Spin will transform the Planet Storage facility at 1655 Dupont St. from October 11th - 21st. The exhibition, presented in partnership with TAS will animate a series of storage lockers with commissioned and site-specific art projects.
Recognizing the shifts and upheavals often associated with storage lockers, Holding Patterns explores movement, space, belonging, material culture, and transition. The exhibition investigates consumerism and the glorification of materialism, and touches on forms of marginalization in reference to issues of site-lessness, connoted by storage facilities. Storage lockers often house a unique range of objects from the precious to the useless, their contents acting as a metaphor for memory and forgetting, or the conscious and unconscious. Drawing together these varied realities of space, storage, excess, and access, Holding Patterns examines not only the personal stories, but the histories of urban development and community migration that accompany them.
In 2010 Art Spin presented their first-ever group exhibition in the same industrial building where Holding Patterns will be presented, animating a 10,000 sq ft. space. This time they are opting for a smaller footprint through a series of 5x5 to 10x20 units, and are excited to revisit this building in their tenth year of programming.
Opening Night: Thursday October 11th, 6-11pm
Holding Patterns: Roll-a-thon: Guided tours for mobility-device users, Thursday October 11th, 5pm & 6pm
Artist & Curator Talk and Tour: Saturday October 21, 3pm
Exhibition runs: October 11th - October 21
For more details visit --> http://www.artspin.ca/holding-patterns
Exhibition and related events are all FREE
Art Spin will be accepting PWYC donations at the door to assist with exhibition costs
Want to help us by volunteering at the exhibition? Check out --> http://www.artspin.ca/volunteer for details
Mitchell Akiyama & David Bobier presented by the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE
The Dream Video Project
Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea
Kristina Guison presented by South Asian Visual Arts Centre
Danielle Hyde presented by Creative Users Projects
Taimaz Moslemian & Naomi Dodds
Heather Nicol and Rebecca Campbell
PALACIT Design Studio
Lejb Pilanski & Sean Wainsteim
Michael M Simon
Catherine Telford-Keogh presented by Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container
aislinn thomas presented by Tangled Art + Disability
Art Spin would like to acknowledge funding support from the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada, the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, and the Toronto Arts Council.