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Toronto Canada 2009
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Zone C, South/West

Curated by Makiko Hara and produced by the City of Toronto, this Exhibition addresses human strength and adaptability in the face of urban disaster, catastrophe and survival actions.

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Curatorial Statement

Urban Disaster/Catastrophe/Survival Actions will address the universal human ability to accommodate and survive memories of war, disaster and catastrophe through strategic creative survival actions. The intent of the projects is not to examine the ongoing disaster of catastrophe, nor to manifest some socio-political message on the global situation of disaster. Rather, it proposes an unexpected temporal physical and intellectual territory where we can put ourselves into a flow of imagination - to question how we can creatively revitalize our life, regain a joy of living, and share the aspiration of renewal.
Makiko Hara

Curator Biography

Makiko Hara has been curator at the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art - Centre A since 2007; where she has curated solo and group exhibitions of local, national and international artists including Koki Tanaka, Lida Abdul, and Louise Noguchi. Prior to Centre A, Hara had been an independent curator based in Tokyo and Montreal since the early 90’s and co founder of the art collective Tokyo Art Speak. Hara has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions and has served as project coordinator for several international exhibitions including the International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Yokohama (2001/2005) and The Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale (2003). Hara has also served on several juries including the VIVA Awards, the City of Richmond and City of Vancouver Public Art Programs, and the Canada Council for the Arts.



Commissioned Projects
Skeena Reece Please Do Not Disturb
Randy Gledhill, Berenicci Hershorn Catastrophe Theory
KUO I-Chen Invade
Oswaldo Maciá Surrounded in Tears
Maria Legault The Apology Project
Tom Dean FIRE AND SAUSAGE: Small Mercies
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES GALACTIC TIDES BY NIGHT
Babak Golkar Position!
Kyohei Sakaguchi BICITYCLE (Bike City)
Norico Sunayama A SULTRY WORLD

Open Call Projects
Brandon Vickerd Dance of the Cranes
Annie Tung, Maggie Flynn, Meiko Maruyama, Stephanie Nicolò, Jessica Thalmann Take Shelter
Jerome McGrath, Rina Grosman The Lost and Found Forest
Tomar Diamant Rescue Bubble
Jason deHaan, Scott Rogers THE END IS NEAR HERE IS NEAR THE END




Independent Projects
Alexandra (Alita) González NITE LITE
annhomanART , Bloordale BIA , DIG IN and Funktion Gallery Funktion Function
CAIXDENCE : : : Christian Joakim Antlia : : : Machine pneumatique II
Canadian Film Centre's Media Lab CFC Interactive Projects - Emerging New Media Artists
Diana Shpungin and Nicole Engelmann Two Piece Band
GALTstudio twofold
Gladstone Hotel Nuit Gladstone IV
Gladstone Hotel - The sheVISIONS Collective A.R.R.R.T (Artistically, Recycling, Reusing, Reclaiming, Twilight) The Evolution of The Human Spirit
INDEXG Toronto Mythh
Kensington Communications and White Pine Pictures City Sonic: The Cameron House in Motion
Magda Trzaski Inside the Shadow Box
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art ARENA: Road Game
Nika Mistruzzi and Matt King Laundromat Kaleidoscope
Parkdale BIA NO MELATONIN
The Drake Hotel The Sight of Sound
Toronto School of Art Ruby Choose-A-Day
Workman Arts Project of Ontario inSANITY
A.R.R.R.T The Evolution of The Human Spirit

The following Independent Projects will open their doors all-night long so you can check out
previously mounted or ongoing shows and installations.

galleryDK INTO ABANDON
Mon Ton Window Gallery REFUGEE
Rhino Bar and Toronto Animated Image Society Rhino Animated Film Festival



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