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The noise of reception

Essay

Montreal-based writer and curator Vincent Bonin responds to Tris Vonna-Michell’s exhibition, Capitol Complex, at Gallery TPW.

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hi how are you

Writer in Residence:
Tiziana La Malia

Gallery TPW Writer in residence Tiziana La Melia’s hi how are you adapts the format of an in-flight travel magazine as a model for building a narrative out of episodic reportage. La Melia asks reader to picture her “scribbling the answers in sky-high hovering movement with images from a birds eye point of view, crackling long distance phone calls to Nadia Belerique and Bojana Stancic”

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Notes on Back to School:
A Conversation About Making an Open Classroom Happen

In this blog series, art educator and writer Amber Yard responds to Vesna Kirstich’s curatorial residency at TPW entitled Back to School.
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Notes on Back to School:
An Institution Is a Thing Made of People and An Institution Is a Thing Made of Space

Posted October 24, 2013

Art educator and writer Amber Yared responds to Vesna Krstich’s curatorial residency, Back to School, a series of workshops, screenings, lectures, events and conversations focused on alternative pedagogy. In this post Yared reflects on the assumed rigidity of institutionalized education and pedagogic power dynamics in response to a public Skype conversation with Jakob Jakobsen.

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Ending an Encounter:
Some notes on the end of a residency

Blog Post

Posted October 22, 2013

In this blog post Gabrielle Moser reflects on her time as Curator in Residence at Gallery TPW.

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Show’s Over

Essay

Guest curator Jon Davies responds to Wu Tsang’s exhibition, Show’s Over, at Gallery TPW.

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Notes on Back to School:
Zmijewski’s Choices

Posted September 25, 2013

Art educator and writer Amber Yared responds to Vesna Krstich’s curatorial residency, Back to School, a series of workshops, screenings, lectures, events and conversations focused on alternative pedagogy. In this post Yared examines ideas of destruction and creation, non-verbal compliance and crappiness in Artur Zmijewski’s Choices .

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Back to School
Curatorial Statement

Essay

Guest curator Vesna Krstich introduces the research interests driving the Back to School residency.

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Notes on Back to School:
A Partial Re-enactment

Posted September 19, 2013

Art educator and writer Amber Yared responds to Vesna Krstich’s curatorial residency, Back to School, a series of workshops, screenings, lectures, events and conversations focused on alternative pedagogy. In this post Yared examines practices of re-enactment and reinvention.

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Wanting Images:
What does a landscape want?
On illumination as a hermeneutics of looking

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Wanting Images:
on looking as free association

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Notes on the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Posted July 24, 2013.
Curator and writer Jon Davies reflects on the 59th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, History is What’s Happening curated by Pablo de Ocampo.
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Wanting Images:
In the Playroom
(on looking as pedagogy)

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T.H.T.K. (Toronto)

Essay

Gallery TPW’s curator in residence Gabrielle Moser reflects on Jason Lazarus’ T.H.T.K. installation at Gallery TPW.

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Jenn Goodwin
Reflections on a Residency

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Wanting Images:
On looking at
“difficult photographs”

Posted June 4, 2013
Writer and scholar Sara Matthews contributes a series of blog posts to TPW R&D Online. Entitled Wanting Images, the series explores the relation between art, pedagogy and desire. Taking the form of a conversation with various images, visual projects and curatorial strategies, the intent is to explore the notion of what constitutes a pedagogical encounter in looking and to consider the methodological dilemmas raised by such provocations.
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Wanting Images:
Sleeping Soldiers

Posted May 16, 2013
Writer and scholar Sara Matthews contributes a series of blog posts to TPW R&D Online. Entitled Wanting Images, the series explores the relation between art, pedagogy and desire. Taking the form of a conversation with various images, visual projects and curatorial strategies, the intent is to explore the notion of what constitutes a pedagogical encounter in looking and to consider the methodological dilemmas raised by such provocations.
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Yes, but (Some Thoughts on Broomberg and Chanarin’s New Work)

Cape Town-based writer Sean O’Toole responds to Broomberg and Chanarin’s To Photograph The Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light.
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The Wanderer

Essay

Chicago-based film scholar and curator Amy Beste responds to Laure Prouvost’s multi-channel video and installation The Wanderer at Gallery TPW.

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Talking About
What We Talk About When We Talk About History

Posted April 5, 2013

Artist and writer Sharlene Bamboat responds to What We Talk About When We Talk About History, a screening series curated by Pablo de Ocampo. In this post Bamboat looks at the circulation of power within the film program.

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Talking About
What We Talk About When We Talk About History

Posted April 3, 2013

Artist and writer Sharlene Bamboat responds to What We Talk About When We Talk About History, a screening series curated by Pablo de Ocampo. In this post Bamboat reflects on the ways in which we transmit history.

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Enframing an Invisible Violence

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Doing the Difficult Work

Montreal-based writer Amber Berson shares her reflections on the workshop titled “The Form of Violence / The Form of Exhibition” presented by Liz Park for Invisible Violence at CEREV (The Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence) at Concordia University on February 27.
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Talking About
What We Talk About When We Talk About History

Posted March 20, 2013

Artist and writer Sharlene Bamboat responds to What We Talk About When We Talk About History, a screening series curated by Pablo de Ocampo. In this post Bamboat reflects the symbolic privilege of power’s gaze.

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Curation as Interruption

Sara Matthews, Assistant Professor in Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, responds to a conversation between Gabrielle Moser and Liz Park at the Toronto launch of Invisible Violence.

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The Expanded Image

Annie MacDonell’s third year Ryerson photography class came to TPW to engage with Oliver Husain’s mutable exhibition Pandy Ramada’s Bendable Displex. The students were asked to use the exhibition as a way to investigate the possible points of intersection between photography and sculpture.

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Slippery Bond

Vancouver-based artist and writer Sean Alward responds to an artist talk by Marianne Nicolson to mark the Vancouver launch of Invisible Violence.

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To Nobody

Part Three

Responding to some of the concerns embedded in artist Oliver Husain’s TPW R&D exhibition, Toronto writer, director and artist Alexander Wolfson contributes a series of posts to our growing research archive TPW R&D Online. The writing is conceived as a ongoing dialogue between two nameless figures questioning the boundaries of the accessible/inaccessible in relation to representation itself. The text explores the limits of what is transmitted by an artist to whoever encounters the effects of a work. As the accompanying exhibition progresses, so will the dialogue, emerging from what occurs from within the boundaries of the space.

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To Nobody

Part Two

Responding to some of the concerns embedded in artist Oliver Husain’s TPW R&D exhibition, Toronto writer, director and artist Alexander Wolfson contributes a series of posts to our growing research archive TPW R&D Online. The writing is conceived as a ongoing dialogue between two nameless figures questioning the boundaries of the accessible/inaccessible in relation to representation itself. The text explores the limits of what is transmitted by an artist to whoever encounters the effects of a work. As the accompanying exhibition progresses, so will the dialogue, emerging from what occurs from within the boundaries of the space.

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Belmore / Gonzales-Day / Granados / Noguchi

To explore the artists’ works and the topic of violence in collaboration rather than in isolation, the curator Liz Park and photo-scholar Judy Ditner engaged in a process of exchange. Seeking to open up each other’s readings, we jointly authored this text to point to some key issues the artists take up, and to offer partial descriptions of and ruminations on the artworks.

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Introduction

Invisible Violence brings together the work of four artists – Rebecca Belmore, Ken Gonzales-Day, Francisco-Fernando Granados, and Louise Noguchi – who use photography as a point of reference for histories of violence that inform a contemporary politics of representation. Designed to incite thoughtful conversations about the representation of violence and its politicization today, this multi-part project consists of: publication of the artists’ work as a sequence of 5”x7” cards; a series of discursive events conceived as points of distribution for the publication; and this web hub that archives reflections on the discussions that take place at each event.

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To Nobody

A Dialogue

Responding to some of the concerns embedded in artist Oliver Husain’s TPW R&D exhibition, Toronto writer, director and artist Alexander Wolfson contributes a series of posts to our growing research archive TPW R&D Online. The writing is conceived as a ongoing dialogue between two nameless figures questioning the boundaries of the accessible/inaccessible in relation to representation itself. The text explores the limits of what is transmitted by an artist to whoever encounters the effects of a work. As the accompanying exhibition progresses, so will the dialogue, emerging from what occurs from within the boundaries of the space.

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A few thoughts about
Zhou Tao’s “Collector(s)”

Gallery TPW and the Reel Asian Film Festival are pleased to co-present the Canadian premiere of video work by Chinese artist Zhou Tao.
Kim's Blog

Beta

The first post of curator Kim Simon’s blog on our project site TPW R&D online.
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Ame Henderson
Reflections on Public Recordings’ Public Events

In collaboration with TPW R&D, my research intersected with a public space, during two consecutive evenings in early October.