EVENTS: OCT 15 – OCT 22

  • OCAD U Recylces with Greentec: RECYCLING MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!

WHEN: October 22 and 23, 2014 10am to 3:30pm
WHERE: Butterfield Park

Help the environment (and your wallet)by upcycling and recycling used art and design materials, electronics and furniture! (No kitchen equipment please!)

Visit http://ow.ly/CORR4 for more details!

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM Thank you for your support! Your efforts are Good for the Environment! Good for You! This program has been designed to help the environment by diverting harmful electronic waste from landfill and to help raise funds for a good cause. We appreciate your efforts in recycling only the following Acceptable Items. Anything not included on this list may result in
Environmental Fees.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

• Computer Equipment (Desktop / Laptop)
• Computer Peripherals (Mice, Keyboard, etc.)
• Mini & Micro Computers
• Cell phones
• Monitors & TVs (Up to 29”)
• Tablets & PDAs
• Memory/RAM
• Printed Circuit Boards (All)
• Hard/Disk Drives, CD-ROM Drives
• Digital Cameras
• Ipods
• Power Supplies
• Satellite Receivers (PVRs)
• Cell Phone/Laptop Batteries
• Rechargeable Batteries
• Cables & Wires
• Landline/Cordless Telephones, Pagers
• Printers, Fax Machines, Copiers (Under 90 kgs)
• Print Cartridges
• Projectors, Video Players/Recorders
• Amplifiers, Pre-Ampliefiers, Equalizers
• Radios, Speakers, Turntables
• Audio Players/Recorders
• Typewriters

NON ACCEPTABLE:

• Bio & Hazardous Waste/Sharps
• Chemical Waste
• Air Conditioners & Water Coolers
• Gas Powered Equipment
• Ballasts (PCB)
• Paint & Aerosol Cans
• Medication
• Smoke Detectors
• Microwaves, Toaster Ovens & Vacuum Cleaners

Not sure if a product is acceptable? Please contact us by calling 1.888.858.1515 or emailing clientservices@greentec.com.

1.888.858.1515 | clientser vices@greentec.com | www.greentec.com | www.think recycle.com

Brought to you in collaboration by the OCADU Library’s Learning Zone, the Indigenous Visual Culture Program,

Facilities, Planning & Maintenance & Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives

 

  • Collective 7511 presents: thresholds

When: October 30 – November 4, 2014: Friday – Tuesday 12-6pm
Opening Reception: October 30, 2014, 7-9pm
Curatorial Tour: October 31, 2014 4-5pm
Where: OCADU Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond Street, Room #7104, Toronto, ON. (Richmond @ Duncan) *All access entrance will be from Richmond Street, via the elevator in the main lobby.
For more information, please contact: collective7511@gmail.com

OCAD U graduate students of curatorial studies, Collective 7511, is pleased to announce, thresholds, a multi-media exhibition featuring selected works by graduate students in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design (IAMD): Valerie Carew, Mille Isrealsen, Wensi Li, Bindu Mehra, Amy Meleca, Esmaa Mohamoud, Yasemin Oncu, Ryan Pechnick, Tamara Skubovius, Ashley Snook, Kimberley White, Jennifer Wigmore, Richard Williams and Garnet Willis.

thresholds is an open investigation into the contingencies of human experience and expression through various forms and formats of art, media and design. In particular, thresholds explores how the interplay between the absence and presence of the body marks the negotiation of physical, political and/or psychic spaces, and considers how we might interpret contested meanings of difference as both liminal and mediated. In order to highlight and critically engage states of emergence, absence, transformation, being and becoming, thresholds offers an assemblage of diverse artistic works that collectively challenge the mutable boundaries of space, time, emotion, identity, ideology, perception, technology and the body.

The curators of Collective 7511 are: Archana Dalmia, Jennifer Lorraine Fraser, Suzanne Fulbrook, Erica Manetta, Tak Pham, Barbora Raceviciute, Alana Traficante, Kimberley White, and Sylvia Zhang.
Collective 7511 would like thank our sponsor, Above Ground Art Supplies, for their generous donation to the exhibition.

You can find Collective 7511 on twitter: https://twitter.com/Collective7511 and join the Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/777998692246869/

  • Artist Pedro Reyes: OCAD University 2014 Nomadic Resident

Nomadic Resident: Pedro Reyes
Residency: November 17 to 21, 2014
Free public talk: Tuesday, November 18, 7 p.m.

OCAD University
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Admission is free, seating is limited
(Toronto—DATE, 2014) OCAD University’s Faculty of Art will welcome Mexico city-based artist Pedro Reyes as Nomadic Resident for the 2014 program, to take place November 17 to 21, with a free public talk on November 18, 7 p.m. “Pedro Reyes’s cross-disciplinary practice and interest in art as an agent of social change is in keeping with OCAD U’s commitment to studio teaching that engages the intersections of aesthetics and ethics in contemporary art,” said Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Art at OCAD University. “His approach to art making, community building and social awareness will surely inspire many of our students and faculty.”

The Nomadic Residents program was launched with the generous support of Partners in Art in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012) and Candice Breitz (2013). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Reyes studied architecture but considers himself a sculptor. His work integrates elements of theatre, psychology and activism and takes on a variety of forms, including penetrable sculptures and puppet production. As part of this residency, Reyes will meet with faculty and students, participate in critiques and work with a group of students on a collaborative project.

In 2008, Reyes initiated the ongoing Palas por Pistolas where 1,527 guns were collected in Mexico through a voluntary donation campaign to produce the same number of shovels to plant 1,527 trees. This led to Disarm (2012), where 6,700 weapons were transformed into a series of musical instruments. In 2011, Reyes initiated Sanatorium, a transient clinic that provides short unexpected treatments mixing art and psychology. Originally commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Sanatorium has been in operation at Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); and The Power Plant, Toronto (2014). Reyes lives and works in Mexico City.

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.

About OCAD University
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

For more information please contact:

Christine Crosbie
Media Relations Officer, OCAD University
416-977-6000 Ext. 4849 Cell 647-473-7778
ccrosbie@ocadu.ca