Exhibition Essays 2013

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Show’s Over

by Jon Davies
From the exhibition Show’s Over, by Wu Tsang, curated by Jon Davies (October 4 – November 16, 2013)
Los Angeles filmmaker, artist and performer Wu Tsang’s work draws on legacies of vocal performance, re-enactment, trans/queer representation, and anti-oppression activism to stage the complex relationships between individual and collective subjects and the charged dynamics of the body, identity, voice, and politics.

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Back to School Curatorial Statement

by Vesna Krstich
From the Back to School curatorial residency with Vesna Krstich (September 12 – 28, 2013)
Gallery TPW presents a three week residency with Vesna Krstich. Back to School re-envisions the gallery as an alternative classroom space for curriculum planning and experimentation, playing host to a series of school workshops, after-school programs and public events.

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T.H.T.K. (Toronto)

by Gabrielle Moser
From the exhibition T.H.T.K. (Toronto), by Jason Lazarus, organized by Gabrielle Moser (July 5 – August 10, 2013)
Started in 2010, Lazarus’s “Too Hard to Keep,” is a site-specific installation drawn from a growing archive of photographs donated by owners who find them too painful to live with any longer.

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Yes, but (Some Thoughts on Broomberg and Chanarin’s New Work)

by Sean O’Toole
From the exhibition and cross Canada billboard campaign To Photograph The Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin (May 11 – June 8, 2013)
For much of the past two decades, the work of the London-based photographic duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin has, in varying ways, challenged the orthodoxies, traditions and stabilities of photojournalistic practices.

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Laure Prouvost – The Wanderer

by Amy Beste
From the exhibition The Wanderer by Laure Prouvost (April 13 – May 4, 2013)
Working from a mistranslation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Prouvost creates a chaotic mise-en-scène, repeatedly subverting cinema’s narrative troupes, playing the archetypal against the absurd in a series of uncomfortable scenarios.

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