Posts Tagged ‘activism’

Feminist Fomo Nomo Art Exhibition: Performative Period Manifesto Workshop with Holly Timpener December 1, 12 – 2pm

Image of card flyer promoting Performative Period Manifesto Workshop with Holly Timpener December 1st, 12 - 2pm at OCAD U Learning Zone. Share your period stories and create a manifesto for a new shameless future for menstruation.

Join us Tuesday December 1, 12 – 2 pm for the Perfomative Period Manifesto Workshop with Holly Timpener. Followed with a live performance of the manifesto in the halls of OCAD U.

Performative Period Manifesto Workshop is part of the ongoing Feminist FOMO NOMO: What Does Feminism Mean To You? Exhibition.

Holly Timpener investigates and instigates issues relating to gender, feminity, sex and sexuality and identity with her performances. Come and share your period stories to create a manifesto for a new shameless future of menstruation.

Highlights from the opening reception held November 10. Photographs and videos courtesy of Nazanin Khani.

 

 

Feminist FOMO NOMO: What Does Feminism Mean To You? Exhibition offers a range of multi-disciplinary artwork—videos, printmaking, installations, digital prints that address inclusiveness and multiple expressions of what Feminism means to each of the participating artists.

On until December 6

Logos for OCAD University, OCAD Student Union, WIA projects, FAC (Feminist Art Conference)

 

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The Materials Trading Post Event: Wednesday November 18, 1- 4 pm!

The Indigenous Visual Culture Program and the Library’s Learning Zone collaborates once more to bring you The Materials Trading Post!

The Materials Trading Post Is Back. Wednesday November 18, 1- 4 pm. INVC and Learning Zone joint event. Donations

It’s a swap and trade event in which you can share your knowledge, ideas and materials. This event invites us to embrace the idea of sharing over waste.

Donate or exchange any unused or lightly used art and design materials from paints, pastels to protractors and inks. We will be accepting a broad range of art supplies.

Sorry, we will not accept books, clothing or any other unrelated items.

Unable to attend the day of the event but you want to contribute? Donations can be brought to:

The Indigenous Visual Culture Office, Room 410, 4th floor at 113 McCaul Street or The Learning Zone, Room 110, 1st floor, 113 McCaul during regular hours.

Join us in the Learning Zone Wednesday November 18 between 1 – 4 pm for refreshments, to share ideas, inspiration and the exchange of materials.

All are welcome!

 

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FEMINIST FOMO NOMO Art Exhibition: Submissions Deadline: Ongoing

Feminist FOMO NOMO Show What Feminism Means to You. Call for Submissions Nov 3. Exhibition dates: Nov 10 - Dec 6 2015 in the Learning Zone. All artists welcome to contribute.

Feminist FOMO NOMO: Show What Feminism Means To You Art Exhibition is coming to OCADU Library Services: The Learning Zone November 10 — December 6.

Feminist FOMO NOMO embraces the term FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) by connecting artists coming from different histories, mediums and perspectives. Seeking to alleviate fear and create a safe space for participation and acceptance, allowing all to contribute.

What does feminism mean to you? Feminist FOMO NOMO is an all inclusive project that welcomes any creative work, expression or material.

Show What Feminism Means to You; Feminist Art Exihibition in Learning Zone November 10 - December 6 2015

Open call to artists to participate in this art exhibition promoting equality and inclusivity. Accepting any media or discipline — paintings, photography, performance art, video, graphic design.  Groups are invited to participate with open discussions or creative collaborations — it’s open.

Good news, a call for submissions for October 27 has now been extended to November 3!

Get Involved.  Contact feministfomonomo@gmail.com; All inclusive

Artists and Groups are invited to submit artwork, host discussions, presentations or events, on what feminism means to you. To submit or for more information contact: feministfomonomo@gmail.com.

Artists: please include name or school, copyright or redistribution rights and a short bio.

Groups: please include an outline of your discussion, presentation or event along with the proposed event date.

This exhibit is supported by a team of OCAD University students and alumni including Pam Patterson, Julia Pereira, Nazanin Khani, Trudy Erin Elmore, Magnus Frolov, Marta Chudolinska and Leena Raudvee.

Sponsored by OCAD U Library Services: The Learning Zone, WIA Projects, CWSE/OISE University of Toronto and FAC (Feminist Art Conference).

*UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACCEPTED WHILE THE EXHIBIT RUNS FROM NOVEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 6. EACH WEEK WE WILL PUT UP NEW PIECES WE RECEIVE. WE WANT TO SHARE AS MANY PERSPECTIVES ON WHAT FEMINISM MEANS AS POSSIBLE!

 

 

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Celebrate Freedom to Read Week: Freedom of Expression Zine Display

Censor poster

circa 1980

 

The Learning Zone celebrated Freedom to Read Week, February 22-28 with a special zine display that presented content that might challenge popular norms.

Freedom to Read Week, is an annual event marked with celebrations across Canada, inviting Canadians to exercise their rights to intellectual freedom as protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedom.

Free Expression remains as important today as ever, there is a perpetual struggle to protect the right to freedom of speech and free access to material. It’s a freedom that you can’t take for granted.

The OCAD Zine Library collection reflects a large diversity of content and freedom of expression—drop by for a visit and express your right to read!

To learn more about Freedom to Read Week visit their website: http://www.freedomtoread.ca

Freedom of Expression Zine Display; Learning Zone

Ask Me About My Tubal Ligation by Sarah Lawrence; Land of Make Believe and Dress Up: Some of My Experiences Doing Sex work in NYC as a Queer Anarchist by Rachel; Whorelicious: Premier Issue: Coming Out; Little Cockroach Press 18, Untitled by AA Bronson & Matthias Herrman; A Beautiful Storm has Come by Kara Sieve Wright & David Cunningham; Maille à Part: mailleapart.blogspot.ca; Little Cockroach Press 13, 12 Assholes and a Dirty Foot by John Waters, Untitled: paperkillstreees.blogspot.com; I’ll Piss In That Rubber Boot For Five Bucks!: The Family Suckass Issue 3

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OCADU Zine Fair 2015

Last week (Thursday, March 12) was the 7th annual OCADU Zine Fair. A mixture of students and Toronto-based zine makers gathered to share their work with the OCADU community.

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For the uninitiated, zines are self published creations that take many different forms: small magazines, art books, comics, journals, how-to guides… the list continues to infinity. The Learning Zone houses a zine collection and is the meeting place for OCADU’s Zine Collective. The annual zine fair is but one of the Learning Zone’s zine initiatives, and it is the best opportunity to meet other creators face-to-face.

Meet some of the vendors at this year’s zine fair:

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Jay Chau is a photography student at OCADU.

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Jay (who was sharing a table with fellow student Grace Brooks) was displaying work such as these embroidered genitalia journals, and some prints. Grace was showing t-shirts (featuring Billy Balogna from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse!) and sculptures of two-headed animals.

 

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Worn and The Wheelhouse were neighbours this year. The aim of The Wheelhouse (left) is to bring together a community of people who are facing barriers to accessibility. Through intersectional activities — including a zine distro — The Wheelhouse provides resources, learning opportunities and safe spaces for marginalized people.

Before it closed up shop at the end of 2014, Worn was a progressive fashion journal that looked deeper into fashion, covering questions like what is behind our relationship with accessories, what is the relationship between religious identity and underwear and what connections are there between clothing and activism. Though there will be no more new issues of Worn, back issues from its 10 years of feminist fashion insight are still available online.

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Whitney French is a Toronto-based zine maker and one of the editors behind the zine series From The Root. The series documents stories, images and testimonies from women of colour in Canada. The first issue’s focus was hair, and the newest issue — which had its Toronto debut at the zine fair — focuses on stories and experiences around the theme of the body. The body issue has its official launch March 22 at Beit Zatoun on Markham Street (4-6pm).

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Kimberley Dewing was representing the work of a group of 4th year illustration students. Much of the work was themed around goblins. They have plans for a next venture which will focus on witches.

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OCADU alumna Emily Waknine was here representing the artist collective Carrier. To raise funds for future exhibitions, Carrier was selling work such as collage zines, prints, jewellery and cassette tapes.

If you missed the zine fair, you may yet have a chance to see the work of these artists. Many of these zines will be added to the OCAD Zine Library so stop by the Learning Zone to check out our collection. And follow the links above to find some of these zines for sale online.

 

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