Getting Rid of Ourselves

curated by Helena Reckitt

July 16 to October 11, 2014
Exhibition brochure

Wednesday, July 16 opening events

  • Claire Fontaine lecture on 1970s Italian feminism, 6:30 p.m. OCAD University Auditorium, 100 McCaul St.
  • Reception: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Onsite [at] OCAD U, 230 Richmond St. W.

Artists / Collaborators

Becky Beasley, Adrian Blackwell, Heath Bunting, Kajsa Dahlberg, Jesse Darling, Claire Fontaine, Goldin+Senneby, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Kernel.

Getting Rid of Ourselves presents artists and artistic collaborations whose work in different ways obscures, delegates, withdraws or complicates the conventional signs of authorship and artistic subjectivity. Works in the exhibition question the link between art and self-expression through tactics of anonymity, shared authorship, appropriated identities, delegated production, and financial speculation. Highlighting how subjectivity is treated as a form of living currency to exploit, market and sell to, the exhibition explores the diffusion and distribution of artistic agency and intellectual property.

Claire-Fountaine Untitled Tennis-ball sculpture

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Tennis Ball Sculpture), 2008, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Neu, Berlin.

Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Troika, 2013 (detail)

Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Troika, 2013 (detail)