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Bonaventure Ndikung, OCAD U’s International Resident Curator, will have a free ranging conversation with Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator of the Toronto Biennial of Art, about how our collective cultural "brain" is influenced by both contemporary and generational sounds and music, as well as the resonances and histories that they carry. How does listening, and listening to those sounds not often amplified, enhance what we see? The speakers will present diverse sound clips they have collected—ranging from music to the recordings of subjugation and resistance—to deepen our understanding of our collective bodies as organs of seeing, listening and remembering.

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Bonaventure Ndikung, OCAD U's International Resident Curator,

Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung is an independent curator, author and biotechnologist, and is the founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary Berlin. He was curator-at-large for Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, and guest curator of the 2018 Dak'Art Biennale in Senegal. Together with the Miracle Workers Collective, he was curator of the Finland Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Dr. Ndikung was artistic director of the 12th Rencontres de Bamako, a biennale for African photography, 2019 and is artistic director of Sonsbeek 20-24, a quadrennial contemporary art exhibition in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He is currently a professor in the Spatial Strategies MA program at the Weissensee Academy of Art in Berlin. He is OCAD University’s first International Resident Curator, and will create an exhibition for Onsite Gallery in Fall 2022.

Candice Hopkins in conversation

Candice Hopkins is a curator and writer and a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation. She is Senior Curator of the 2019 and 2022 editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art. Hopkins was co-curator of major exhibitions including the Canadian Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennial featuring the media art collective Isuma; the 2018 SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada; documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art; and Close Encounters: The Next 500 Year. Her writing is published widely and her recent essays and presentations include, "The Appropriation Debates (or The Gallows of History)" for MIT Press; “Outlawed Social Life," for South as a State of Mind; and "The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier," for the documenta 14 Reader

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Join us for an international conversation about art, sound, memory and meaning presented by OCAD University’s Presidents Speaker Series in partnership with Onsite Gallery.

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How I Learned to Jam with a Pansy: Talk with Bob Ezrin
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Free event as part of Onsite Gallery's public event program for T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.


Celebrated Canadian music producer and musician Bob Ezrin discusses the organics of making music with plants, animals and humans

In a legendary career as a music and entertainment producer and entrepreneur that has spanned nearly 50 years, Toronto-born Bob Ezrin has worked around the world on recordings, TV, film and live event production with a wide variety of artists including Andrea Bocelli, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, KISS, Lou Reed, U2, Jay-Z, Peter Gabriel, 2Celllos, The Tenors, Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires, Deftones, Rod Stewart, Nine Inch Nails and Pete Seeger among many others.

He is a co-founder of Wow Unlimited Media Inc. and The Nimbus School of Media Arts, both in Vancouver, B.C., and 7th Level Inc in Richardson, TX and Enigma Digital in Los Angeles, CA, both seminal companies in interactive entertainment, education and social media. He also served as Co-Chairman of Clear Channel Interactive and Chairman of Live Nation Artists Records.

Mr. Ezrin was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in April 2004, and into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in March 2006. In 2012 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and in 2013 was inducted into Canada’s Walk Of Fame.

Currently he is a member of the boards of directors of In Place of War in Manchester, UK and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation in Los Angeles; a Leadership Circle member of MusiCounts in Toronto, Canada; Chairman Emeritus of the Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership and, along with U2′s the Edge, a co-founder of Music Rising, an initiative to replace musical instruments that are lost in natural disasters.

Mr. Ezrin lives with his wife Janet in Nashville and Toronto.

 

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

T.M. Glass, Pansy with Midi Sprout Electrodes, 2019, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 14” x 14”.

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