University of Toronto student exhibitions opening this week

On Friday, March 23, 2018 those interested in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto (U of T) are welcome to attend the Opening Reception of these exhibits from 7:00-9:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to explore the University of Toronto campus, view some of the work of our talented students and connect with members of the Daniels Faculty community.

Registration is not required. No formal programming will be provided. 

Master of Visual Studies Graduating Student Exhibitions
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The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is pleased to exhibit the graduating projects of the 2017 Master of Visual Studies Studio program graduate students Rouzbeh Akhbari, Sam Cotter, Andrea Creamer and Noah Scheinman  as well as the exhibit titled “and I am the curator of this show” with Sophie Bélair Clément, Walter Benjamin and an exhibition structure curated by Christophe Barbeau, produced as part of the requirements for the Master of Visual Studies Curatorial program.

Produced in the shadow of Canada’s controversial 150th anniversary, this year’s graduate students directed their attention to historically based research that critiques our ideas of nationalism. Rouzbeh Akhbari’s hallucinogenic narrative investigates the serpentine history of the petrochemical industry within ancient chimeric forces. Sam Cotter considers the parallax views of mechanized transport / mechanized time via the Canadian railway engineer who was also the inventor of international time zones. Andrea Creamer paired her karaoke bar of 1980s Toronto punk music videos and video art alongside a community reading room. Noah Scheinman investigated Canada’s historic national park Algonquin by complicating the myth of the natural and resource extraction. The exhibition is accompanied with a catalogue with essays by Swapnaa Tamhane and a foreword by Visual Studies program director Charles Stankievech.

You can read more about these exhibits online here.

U of T Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition
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The University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition showcases the artistic excellence of undergraduate students in the University of Toronto’s tri-campus visual studies programs. The selected works demonstrate the dynamic ways in which University of Toronto students are engaging with timely topics such as human-environment relationships, feminism, consumerism, and identity. More information about this exhibit can be found online here.