Exhibition Texts

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Hi Eileen, Dear Julie: A Conversation in Letters between Eileen Quinlan and Julie Pochron
From the exhibition Enough. (June 28 – August 4, 2018)
Enough continues Eileen Quinlan’s investigation into the material conditions of vision, through a new installation of densely tactile black-and-white photographs produced by the American artist over the last two years.

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A Body Knots

Laurie Kang and Martha Kenney in conversation with Daniella Sanader
From the exhibition A Body Knots. (May 5 – June 9, 2018)
A Body Knots is a new site-responsive installation by Laurie Kang that coalesces several threads of the Toronto-based artist’s research into studies of genetics, science fiction, feminist theory, and her personal and cultural history.

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Trisha Baga in conversation with Aily Nash
From the exhibition Biologue. (March 15 – April 21, 2018)
Collaging video footage of the artist’s family road trip through the Philippines, audio from Hollywood soundtracks, and objects both readymade and hand-crafted, Biologue invites viewers to become subsumed in its flows and to make meaning from simultaneous but diverging sensory and perceptual experiences.

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Special Works School

Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell) and Richey Carey
in conversation with Dina Georgis

From the exhibition Special Works School. (January 13 – February 24, 2018)
Special Works School transforms Gallery TPW into the speculative workshop of a surveillance artist. Framing surveillance as an aesthetic practice, the exhibition hones in on its psychic, material, and embodied dimensions, working from the positions of both surveillor and surveilled.

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Triangle Trade

Yaniya Lee in conversation with Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, and Camille Turner
From the exhibition Triangle Trade. (September 14 – November 11, 2017)
Created during a year of cross-border conversation and exchange, Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, and Camille Turner collaborated to produce Triangle Trade, a short film that premiered at TPW, accompanied by a new installation by Smith.

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Proof of Performances

Christina Battle in conversation with Dr. Lorena Rios
From the exhibition Proof of Performances, by Kelly Jazvac (June 24 – July 29, 2017)
Proof of Performances expands Kelly Jazvac’s work with the material refuse of capitalism. Thinking broadly about the effects of environmental contamination, the exhibition’s tendrils of inquiry touch on the granular, the bodily, and the interplanetary.

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Luis Jacob in conversation with Parker Kay
From the exhibition Habitat, by Luis Jacob (May 5 – June 10, 2017)
Habitat is a constellation of new work by artist Luis Jacob, who is known for his multidisciplinary practice that destabilizes conventions of looking to highlight the socio-political dimensions of the visual world.

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Does the oyster sleep?

Essay by Pip Day and Irmgard Emmelhainz
From the exhibition Does the oyster sleep?, curated by Pip Day and Irmgard Emmelhainz (March 10 – April 15, 2017)
Does the oyster sleep? explores the relationship between love and politics—two realms of human experience often understood as antagonistic to one another.

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Close Readings

Alison Cooley in conversation with Daniella Sanader
From the exhibition Close Readings, curated by Alison Cooley (January 14 – February 25, 2017)
Influenced by performance, conversation, and writing as modes of engaging with criticality and intimacy, Close Readings brings together practices whose insides and outsides are difficult to distinguish.

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