Ruth Spitzer, Claire Ironside, (X)Static Clown Factory, 2013,
Photo: Steve Payne
University Avenue / Queen's Park
Follow curator Patrick Macaulay's Parade route along University Avenue. Meet the Queen of the Parade at Queen Street West, then walk north to Charles Street West to see all 14 projects.
The format of a parade is archetypal; one that is well understood and consistent across the globe.
A parade route is set. The audience stands on either side of the procession and observes the succession
The intent of PARADE is to create, at first glance, an unconventional parade. The floats do not move
forward and the people, who would normally be stationary, become the procession by actively participating
in the parade. In essence all parades require pageant + people. Scotiabank Nuit Blanche perhaps most
patently encapsulates the power of this equation. This art parade is in fact putting the focus forward
onto the spectator since, in truth; all parades are at their core a vehicle to create civic ceremony.
PARADE shifts the denotation of mere procession to be a large-scale art installation convoy. Artists
and architects create the "floats" but unlike a gallery setting these works are placed in the
street. How one views and understands these artworks is dependent on the stream of people moving down
the street and interconnecting with the streetview itself. The PARADE is place and populace. The PARADE
is art and occurrence.
Patrick Macaulay is the Head of Visual Arts at Harbourfront Centre. Over the past 15 years he has curated
hundreds of exhibitions and has moved the visual arts programming at Harbourfront Centre in new and exciting
directions. He received his MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago, and BFA from Nova Scotia College of
Art and Design.
Rumbling Drumlins, AGATHOM Co.
This, I Build For You, David R. Harper
PARALLAX, Idea Tank Design Collective
Music Box, John Dickson
Monster Child, Libby Hague
A Quack Cure, Lisa Hirmer as DodoLab
HOW TO SEE IN THE DARK , Margaux Williamson
Cancer is our Story, Max Dean
(X)Static Clown Factory, Ruth Spitzer, Claire Ironside
Human Sweat Generator , Warren Quigley
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.
HYBRID GLOBE, Arthur Wrigglesworth, Mohammad Mehdi Ghiyaei, Mojtaba Samimi
Ferris Wheel, Katharine Harvey
Queen of the Parade, Lisa Anita Wegner, Vanessa Lee Wishart
Paper Orbs, Marcin Kedzior, Christine Kim