March 30, 2016
Toronto, ON – Inspired by the plight of Syrian refugees, and by the ongoing displacement of peoples in Toronto and abroad, ART x BISSELL, in partnership with SKETCH and The Remix Project, is pleased to present Common Ground, the 2nd annual contemporary art exhibition at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information (iSchool).
Curated by Master of Museum Studies students Madeleine Adamson, Annissa Malvoisin and Camille-Mary Sharp, Common Ground: ART x BISSELL 2016 explores topics as diverse as homelessness, gender and diaspora, drawing on the participating artists’ experiences of—and relationships with—displacement.
The exhibition’s contemporary paintings, photography and one mural have been produced by 12 local emerging artists, many of whom are affiliated with community-engaged organizations The Remix Project and SKETCH (sketch.ca). Common Ground will also be featured as an open exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival that will run during the month of May 2016.
WHAT: Opening reception for Common Ground: ART x BISSELL 2016, featuring two live music performances, a DJ, artist remarks, a live painting session by an artist, and a curatorial tour of the exhibition
WHO: Rowell Soller and Samaa Ahmed, two youth from SKETCH will be at the launch (artists in the show as well as our muralists), along with other artists; and co-curators Madeleine Adamson, Annissa Malvoisin and Camille-Mary Sharp
WHERE: Claude T. Bissell Building, Room 728, 140 St. George Street, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. (until 9 pm)
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For more information, please contact:
Madeleine Adamson, Annissa Malvoisin and Camille-Mary Sharp
Faculty of Information