Monthly Archives : July 2014

OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum
Exhibitions / July 15, 2014

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LUFF art+dialogue is pleased to present the sixth instalment of OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum

Saturday, July 26at 3:00pm – 6:00pm
LUFF art + dialogue
688 Richmond Street West, #202, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1C5

Based on David Cohen’s Review Panel at the National Academy Museum in New York City, three critics will review three current Toronto exhibitions, after which questions and dialogue between critics and audience will be facilitated.

Exhibitions reviewed:

Vasco Araújo – Under the Influence of Psyche

The Powerplant June 28- September 1 2014
http://www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2014/Vasco-Araujo–Under-the-Influence-of-Psyche.aspx

Flipping Properties, a project by Jimenez Lai
Rear view projects -The lane way at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street
July 11 – September 14, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/events/1518619108366226/

Stefan Bruggeman, Aleksander Hardashnikov, Jonathan Monk, Gabriel Orozco, David Shrigley, Gedi Sibony – First the Pleasure, then the Thesis
Clint Roenisch Gallery July 10 – July 28
https://www.facebook.com/events/1462663720646143/

Critics are Alex Bowron, Ame Henderson and Cheyanne Turions. Our moderator will be Amy Lam.

OPEM SESAME is grateful for the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

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On BlogTO: Toronto laneway transformed into makeshift art gallery
Press / July 14, 2014

* Correction: The project was designed specifically for the laneway – it was never originally intended for a gallery space.

 

Toronto laneway transformed into makeshift art gallery

Posted by Aubrey Jax / JULY 13, 2014 / BlogTO

Flipping Properties

Residents of Little Portugal who venture down the alley behind Sheridan and Gordon will stumble upon a new design exhibit this summer thanks to Rear View (Projects)Flipping Properties, architect Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular)‘s guerrilla-ish art installation of several large-scale, sit-able design works(too large to be furniture, but too small to be houses), opened Friday and will stay up in the dead-end laneway until September 14 (or such is the plan).

At the opening Lai and the CBC/WNYC’s Britt Wray gave a muddled run down of the project as a couple of guys buzzed away on a project of their own by a garage nearby (who were asked, as the area became populated with art fans and architecture grads, to cut the noise). The presenters confessed the laneway was employed when the project didn’t find gallery space – yet it was surprising that neither touched on community related issues or ideas for re-use of Toronto’s often dead laneways, as David Suzuki’s Homegrown Design Challenge winner Tawab Hlimi did with project Carolinian Way.

Still, Flipping Properties hopes locals will “gather and imagine an architecture that can reorient infinitely” (infinitely!), and social commentary or not the install makes for a fun find and an intriguing under-the-radar hang out spot. Bring your next date or walk your dog by to puzzle over space, architect style.

Flipping Properties is on until September 14 in the laneway at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street (see their map here). The exhibit is free.

Photo: Denise McMullin

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Opening of Flipping Properties
Exhibitions / July 12, 2014

The opening was a fantastic event with a huge turn out! Jimenez Lai in conversation with Britt Wray was indeed a highlight of the evening. Thanks to everyone for their help and support!

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Flipping Properties, uma instalação artística de Jimenez Lai e Bureau Spectacular, chegará em breve ao seu bairro!
Exhibitions / July 11, 2014

Venha participar do evento de abertura:

Sexta-feira, 11 de Julho,  das 6:00 pm às 9:00 pm

Peformance house flipping às 7:00 pm seguida de uma conversa entre Jimenez Lai e Britt Wray, apresentador da rádio CBC.

 

Localização da obra de arte e datas:

Viela entre a Sheridan Avenue e a Gordon Street, Toronto (veja o mapa).

De 11 de Julho à 14 de Setembro, 2014

 

O que é isso?

Flipping Properties é uma instalação artística organizada pelo Rear View (Projects) para uma viela no bairro de Brockton Triangle/Dundas West/Little Portugal. O projeto do arquiteto Jimenez Lai e da equipe do Bureau Spectacular utiliza o pentágono, o conhecido símbolo que representa a casa, como ponto de partida formal.  Lai inverte este símbolo de domesticidade, convertendo-o no que ele chama de super-mobiliário: uma estrutura “grande demais para ser um mobiliário e pequena demais para ser arquitetura”. Esta intervenção no tecido urbano de Toronto nos leva a reconsiderar o uso em potencial de espaços negligenciados na cidade e questionar modelos típicos de inteiração entre arte, lugar e audiência.

 

Durante o evento de abertura no dia 11 de Julho de 2014, partes da instalação irão cair e se realocar na viela, criando um espaço para que os vizinhos se encontrem e imaginem uma arquitetura que pode ser reorientada infinitamente. Junte-se a nós para uma animada conversa com Lai e o apresentador da radio CBC Britt Wray que irão discutir sobre o tema ‘rotação’ sob as diversas perspectivas da arquitetura e da ciência.

 

 

Deixe a sua curiosidade levar você até a viela. Flipping Properties é grátis e aberta para visitação a qualquer hora a partir de 11 de Julho até 14 de Setembro de 2014 na viela entre aSheridan Avenue e a  Gordon Street, Toronto (veja o mapa).

 

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Rear View (Projects) é formado pela arquiteta Jennifer Davis e a curadora de arte contemporânea Su-Ying Lee. Tanto um coletivo curatorial como um local itinerante para arte, elas experimentam com plataformas não convencionais para mobilizar novas inteirações entre arte, lugares e audiências. Colaborações passadas incluem a exposição de Lawrence Weiner As Long As It Lasts na fachada do Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) na Queen Street West, Toronto, em 2013.  Para mais informações visite rearviewprojects.com

 

Jimenez Lai é professor assistente de arquitetura na Universidade de Illinois em Chicago e líder do Bureau Spectacular. Desde sua graduação pela Universidade de Toronto, Lai publicou seu primeiro manifesto, Citizens of No Place, e seu trabalho tem sido colecionado pelo MoMA e pelo New Museum. Em 2012 foi ganhador da Architectural League for Young Architects em Nova Iorque e em 2014 representará Taiwan na Bienal de Arquitetura de Veneza. Para mais informações visite bureau-spectacular.net

 

Participe do nosso mailing list para receber notícias e informações sobre os próximos eventos: rearviewprojects.com/contact/

 

Apoio cultural:

[images of Toronto Arts Council & Ontario Arts Council logos]

 

Agradecimentos especiais:

  • Eliot Callahan, Fabricante
  • Sam Mogelonsky, Marketing
  • Murat Saman, Saman Design Inc.
  • Barrymore Furniture
  • Foamite Industries Inc.
  • Fishtnk Design Factory
  • FEAST Toronto

 

Perguntas? Comentários? Quer mais informações? Entre em contato conosco: info@rearviewprojects.com

 

Siga-nos!

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/rearviewprojects

Twitter:  RearViewProject

Instagram:  RearViewProjects

 

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Final construction and delivery of Flipping Properties
Exhibitions / July 11, 2014

It was a final push and a slightly precarious bit of transit down the alley, but the installation has arrived!

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Flipping Properties by Jimenez Lai & Bureau Spectacular
Exhibitions / July 3, 2014

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Opening Event: Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm.

Performance at 7:00pm followed by Jimenez Lai in conversation with science radio producer and host Britt Wray (CBC, WNYC) for combined scientific and architectural perspectives on flipping the house.

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Exhibition Location & Dates: July 11 – September 14, 2014

The laneway at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street, Toronto (refer to map).
Rear View (Projects) is pleased to present Flipping Properties, a project by Jimenez Lai in Toronto during Summer 2014.

Flipping Properties was commissioned by Rear View (Projects) for an unconventional exhibition platform – a laneway in Toronto’s Little Portugal neighbourhood. The project is a continuation of an ongoing study of super-furnitures by Lai, an architect, and the team of Bureau Spectacular. The installation takes the familiar house icon, the pentagon, as its formal starting point. Lai denatures this symbol of domesticity, converting it into super-furniture which is ‘too big to be furniture and too small to be architecture.’ This intervention in Toronto’s urban fabric provokes us to reconsider the potential uses for overlooked spaces in the city and question typical modes of interaction between art, place and audiences.

During the opening event on July 11, 2014, pieces of the installation will tumble and relocate within the laneway, creating a place for neighbours to gather and imagine an architecture that can reorient infinitely. Join us for a lively talk with Lai and science radio producer and host Britt Wray (CBC, WNYC), who will discuss the topic of ‘rotation’ from the varied perspectives of architecture and science.

Flipping Properties is free and open for view anytime from July 11, 2014 to September 14, 2014 in the laneway at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street, Toronto (refer to map).

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Jimenez Lai is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. Since graduating from the University of Toronto, he has published his first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, and has been collected by the MoMA and the New Museum. In 2012 he was named a winner of the Architectural League for Young Architects Prize in New York and will represent Taiwan in the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale. For more information, visit bureau-spectacular.net
Project supported by:
The Toronto Arts Council & The Ontario Arts Council

Special thanks to:

· Eliot Callahan, Fabricator
· Sam Mogelonsky, Marketing
· Murat Saman, Saman Design Inc.
· Barrymore Furniture
· Foamite Industries Inc.
· Fishtnk Design Factory
· FEAST

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