Public Volumes

Public Volumes

Opening reception: April 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Small Arms Inspection Building
Exhibition continues at Bradley Museum and Mississauga City Hall

Public Volumes brings together exhibitions, public programming and writing that centre around broad interpretations of spatial justice. These many projects focus in or out from a particular location or series of locations, fostering deeper insight into why space matters. From thinking through ideas around memory and ways of living to community mobilization and immigration, Public Volumes espouses the multiple meanings folded into the spaces of everyday life and those of unexpected circumstance. This program looks to the tangled means by which we defend the spaces that offer support and the efforts we take to transform those that fail.

Taking place over three sites within Mississauga and featuring collaborations with Koffler.Digital and independent curator Anu Radha Verma, Public Volumes features existing and newly commissioned work from artists working across a range of media.

We are pleased to announce that as part of Public Volumes we will be presenting new and site-specific work at Bradley Museum by soJin Chun and LeuWebb Projects.

FREE Contemporary Art Bus Tour

April 6, 2019 - 11:45am to 4:45pm
Pick-up and drop-off at Kipling Station
Features visits at Humber Galleries, Art Gallery of Mississauga, and SAIB

Public Volumes Bus Tour

April 13, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Pick-up and drop-off at the Gladstone Hotel
Features tours of SAIB, Bradley Museum and City Hall with artists HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander, Amanda White, soJin Chun and LeuWebb Projects.


PUBLIC PROGRAMMING SERIES
re: placement, can we find a way?

April to July 2019
Curated by Anu Radha Verma

"I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does."
- Jorge Luis Borges

Mississauga is a place of complexities: pasts that scream to be recognized or remembered; futures that seem contrary to the constant push of "development" marked by towers, malls and claims of diversity; and presents/presence of demands that can be traced along the fractured lines of roads, boundaries and barriers. These complexities run parallel to the simple almost-comic depictions of what the suburbs are: bedroom communities, conservative bastions where nothing interesting or political happens, wannabe places decades "behind" their big city siblings.

How do space, place and "justice" make themselves known, or felt in this suburban landscape?

re: placement, can we find a way? is a set of public programs intended to confront (some of) the complexities of Mississauga. Curated by Anu Radha Verma, re: placement, can we find a way? features artists across disciplines, who each offer up a meditation on these suburbs by interrogating place, space, access, meaning, community and connection.

Artists:
Aidan Cowling
Aislinn Thomas
Alize Zorlutuna
CONSENT IS
Khanh Tudo
Marina Fathalla
Thompson Nguyen

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Free Exhibition
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