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Zone B, Downtown Central
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In this zone you'll find two separate Exhibitions. The Downtown East Exhibition, curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan, looks at the night of future past addressing histories revisited, futures explored and the present in flux. The Downtown West, curated by Anthony Kiendl, explores how art and popular music create cultural moments.

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Downtown Central (West)
curated by Anthony Kiendl

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Image by Angus Rowe MacPherson

Curatorial Statement
Sound and Vision

Through a range of multi-sensory experiences, languages and forms, Sound and Vision explores how art and popular music create, anticipate, and document some of our most inspired, passionate and widely appreciated cultural moments. These musical “notes” generate sub-rosa histories and collective imaginaries that are transmitted across borders through the body, live performance, radio waves and recent technologies of communication. The convergence of sound and vision encompasses both presence and signification, opening up multiple levels of communication and ecstasy.
Anthony Kiendl

Curator Biography

Anthony Kiendl is Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, Canada. In 2007 he was Leverhulme Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Arts, Middlesex University, London. In 2010 he was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art.



Commissioned Projects, Downtown Central (West)
Daniel Lanois  (Los Angeles, USA & Toronto, Canada) Later That Night At The Drive-In
Dan Graham  (New York City, USA) Performance Café with Perforated Sides
Lee Ranaldo, Leah Singer  (New York, USA) sight unseen
Dave Dyment  (Toronto, Canada) Day for Night
Kianga Ford(New York, USA/Los Angeles, USA; Isabelle Noel (Toronto, Canada) Dances with Strangers

Open Call Projects
Shannon Linde  (Toronto, Canada) Eternal Encore
Mark Laliberte  (Toronto, Canada) FALSE KRAFTWERK




Downtown Central (East)
curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan

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Image by Angus Rowe MacPherson

Curatorial Statement
The Night of Future Past

To survive the night without sleep is to live outside standard time. With the circadian clock stopped, the past may be confused with a possible future. Remove this diurnal passage between night and day, and we find ourselves living inside the past, present and future simultaneously. The night of future past transposes one tense for another; and is composed of histories revisited, futures explored and the present in flux.
Sarah Robayo Sheridan

Curator Biography

Sarah Robayo Sheridan is Director of Exhibitions and Publications at Mercer Union. She trained as a curator in the Curatorial Practice Program of the California College of the Arts, completing her MA thesis on the visual culture of sleep. She has also been active in the dissemination of contemporary art through her parallel work as an editor, writer and graphic designer. In 2010, she was nominated for the Young Curator's Invitational, a prize of the Ricard Foundation, Paris.



Commissioned Projects, Downtown Central (East)
Group Exhibition  Reunion
Christian Giroux (Guelph, Canada); Daniel Young (Toronto, Canada) Up Up and Around: Toronto City Hall
Iman Issa, Meeting Point  (New York City, USA) After a planner whose search for new forms pays tribute to existing and familiar places
Ryan Gander  (London, UK) Just because you can feel it doesn't mean it's there
Mammalian Diving Reflex  (Toronto, Canada) Nuit Market Starring the Toronto Weston Flea Market

Open Call Projects
To encourage involvement by a wide range of artists - established and emerging -
each exhibition includes projects selected by the curators through an open call process.

Karen Garrett de Luna  (Vancouver, Canada & Brooklyn, USA) Ning Ning
Derek Liddington  (Toronto, Canada) Allegory for a Rock Opera
Charlie Roby, Mark Gane, Bryson Winchester  (Toronto, Canada) coloured night: 12 hours 12 tones




Independent Projects
Campbell House Museum Pine Cone Colony
401 Richmond - Reeta Saeed Gift
Distillery District - B ART Gallery SHEBA
Distillery District - Benecorpo Community Way-Station (North Migration)
Distillery District - Cityscape The River Peace
Distillery District - DANCE ONTARIO LOOK LISTEN MOVE
Distillery District - DEAF CULTURE CENTRE VIBES! Feel It!
Distillery District - DISH GALLERY + Studio MYSTIC CLAY PAD
Distillery District - Kehrig Fine Art & Blake Burning Buddha
Distillery District - Le Laboratoire d'Art (Le Labo) Red Light
Distillery District - Sparrow in the Room Collective Homage to Guernica
OCAD University Pitch_Patch_Pulse
Peggy Baker Dance Projects Aleatoria
Queen Gallery First Film
Ryerson University - Faculty of Communication & Design, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT U-Nity at Work
Ryerson University - Faculty of Communication & Design, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT The Swans' Lake
Ryerson University - Faculty of Communication & Design, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT At Different Angles
Ryerson University - Faculty of Communication & Design, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Here's Looking At You
Ryerson University - Faculty of Communication & Design, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Landscapes, cityscapes, mindscapes - Experimental films & videos
Iva Jericevic
The Bus House
The Semaphore Project Group The Semaphore Project
Toby Smith The Renewables Project
Vesna Jocic & Jennifer Davis Happy Birthday to ___________!

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

Art Gallery of Ontario Julian Schnabel - Selected Films
Art Initiatives ConcurrenceIII
Thompson Landry Galleries Identity Project


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