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Toronto Canada 2011
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Photography Gabor Podor

Zone C [Downtown South/West]

Chevrolet Sponsored Projects
Camilla Singh Cardiac Combustion Chamber
Camilla Singh on the cusp of aggression, enthusiasm, defense and support

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Zone C Curator Nicholas Brown

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Photo by Chris Shepherd

Curatorial Statement
You had to go looking for it
You had to go looking for it invites us to transform and occupy Toronto's financial district. The neighbourhood lives and breathes during banker's hours - its glass buildings, subterranean arcades and courtyards are offered up to those with the business to be there. This exhibition proposes forms of organization, communication, and labour that echo, invert and misuse the symbolic language of corporate capitalism. We convene in the wake of recent traumatic events that saw the area cordoned off as a protected site of global financial policymaking in the midst of civil unrest. Against this backdrop, artists will open the financial district up as a place of otherworldly encounter, ambivalent assembly and enthusiastic competition.

Curator Biography
Nicholas Brown is a Toronto-based independent curator and co-director of Hunter and Cook Projects. From 2008-2010 he was the curator of Red Bull 381 Projects, where he introduced a programme of leading contemporary art and a model for arts patronage that was unprecedented in Canada. He maintains an independent practice that encompasses writing, curating, and project development. Nicholas was an organizer of Reverse Pedagogy II, a nomadic art school that took place during the 53rd Annual Venice Biennale in 2009. Nicholas has written for Fillip, Hunter and Cook, and C Magazine.

Scotiabank Sponsored Project
Steve Di Lorenzo, FLUXe

Phillips Sponsored Project
Michal Maciej Bartosik, New Dawn Fades

Commissioned Projects
Jeremy Jansen, Niall McClelland, Barricades
Kate Sansom, Who's Gonna Run This Town
Curtis Grahauer, I just know that something good is going to happen
Maura Doyle, Bone Dump
Raymond Boisjoly, the sense of reckoning
Mark Dudiak, Hall
Jacob Gleeson, Monster Jam
Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Geoffrey Pugen, The Tie-break
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Soon
Camilo Ontiveros, Memorias

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 Zalamea, Stereo Efficiency Cheer
Tonya Hart, INFRA
John Notten, Intensity
Julia Hepburn, City Mouse
Basil AlZeri, The Free Shop

Independent Projects
401 Richmond Built for Art
401 Richmond - Artists of Loopmedia, Loomière la nuit
Artist Bloc, The Happiness Project : In the House
Campbell House Museum & Jonathan Brett, 1972-1976
Dennis Hale & Mike Sharpe, The Way Up is the Way Down
Fort York - _iterative, Shed
Fort York - Dashing Collective (in collaboration with Aesthetec Studio), DLYT "SMILE"
(Socially Motivated Interactive Lightscaping Environment)

Gladstone Hotel, Fly By Night
Juicebox, A Brief History of Rebellion
Julia Abraham, Do You See What I See?
Margaret Krawecka & Ulysses Castellanos, Hansel and Gretel
Miles Keller & Michele Woodey, Je t'aime Alouette
National Film Board of Canada Mediatheque, Obscured Transmissions
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies, Our Hope for Children
Parkdale - Andres Musta, 2011 Toronto International Adhesive Arts Expo
Parkdale - gallerywest & Brette Gabel, Your Special Day
Parkdale - Xxi Collective, The Athanor and the Stone
Parkdale Village BIA, LEITMOTIF : Experiments in Public Space
Parkdale Village BIA, LEITMOTIF : Cubes
Parkdale Village BIA, LEITMOTIF : Manifestations
Parkdale Village BIA, LEITMOTIF : Cohesions
Parkdale Village BIA, LEITMOTIF : Associations
Parkdale Village BIA, LEITMOTIF : Dioramas
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Intersecting Messages
Queen Street West - Malcolm Levy & Hybridity, A Place to Reflect
Queen Street West BIA, Out of Site: Timeline
Queen Street West BIA, Out of Site: God Save the Queen
Queen Street West BIA, Out of Site: All Nite with Mike Hansen
Queen Street West BIA, Out of Site: Untitled
Queen Street West BIA, Out of Site: Rose for One
Robin Pacific, A Black Tie Affair
Semaphore Group, Morse Project
Sensitive Men Cooperative, Sensational
Subject to Change Design Collective, TESTtubes
SubZeroArts, The Sound is Watching You
The Do.Crew, We Are Water
The Drake Hotel, Funhouse
The Fingerschmidt Guillotine, Closed Circuit
The Spoke Club & Evan Tapper, Listening Portrait Booth
The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music, The Celebration Of Film And Music
The Two Gullivers, SLEEP
TIFF, Movie Studio Playhouse
TIFF, Singin' in the Dark: '80s Edition
TIFF, Man with a Movie Camera
TIFF, Chiptunes Orchestra
Toronto School of Art, The Life Long Burning Question Project
Workman Arts, Asylum

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