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Project 31 – Thank you!

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Thanks to the Project 31 organizing committee, the generous artists who donated artwork and the  eager bidders who came out on Wednesday night to support the OCAD U community!  

The Photography Program would like to extend an extra special thank you to:

Kotama Bouabane, Acacia Johnson, Hugh Martin, & Tek Yang  who are directing the auction proceeds from their work to the Photography Special Projects Fund, which supports guest lecturer visits, special workshops, events, and residency programs, enriching student experience and professional opportunities.

April Hickox is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Living Laboratory at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point. This unique course includes a one week residency where OCAD U students collaborate to produce site-specific artworks and design solutions in the environment of the Toronto Islands.

Peter Sramek is directing the auction proceeds from his work to student travel for the Photography International Collaboration Studio; providing third & fourth year students the opportunity to collaborate with various universities around the world, creating artworks and new networks.

Kotama Bouabane in Calgary!

Kotama Bouabane. NYC, China. 2011. C-Print 36"x24"

Kotama Bouabane. NYC, China. 2011. C-Print 36″x24″

When Form Becomes Attitude at Contemporary Calgary

117 8TH AVE SW . CALGARY, CANADA
Curated by Noa Bronstein
Main & Tall Gallery, March 16 – July 30, 2016

 What is the political life of a building, place or historic marker? When Form Becomes Attitude points towards this question in considering the role of monuments or concepts around monumentality in constructing cities, nations and ideologies. Featuring artworks by Maria Flawia LitwinBear WitnessKotama Bouabane (OCAD U Photo Alumni & Faculty)Morehshin AllahyariChristian JankowskiIsabelle Hayeur, Babak Golkar, and Shelagh Keeley the exhibition reflects on the negotiated intersections of design and power in which monuments are materialized. When Form Becomes Attitude also emphasizes how state-building relates to city-building, while tracing how monuments speak to the mechanisms of architectural memory. In many contexts, monuments are constructed representations of nationalism and political posturing. The artworks in this exhibition, however, raise further questions around how monuments can serve as architectural or materialized devices of resistance, performance and subversion.

 When Form Becomes Attitude further addresses ideas around posterity in our built environment and how a nation’s official representation of itself, in the case of state sponsored monuments, prompts larger negotiations surrounding the rendering of nationalism. Equally, or perhaps more importantly, the artists within this exhibition carefully mine around and between these official renderings as a way to consider the speculative use or abuse of monuments as agents of power, politicking, gentrification, geopolitics and globalization.

March 18, 2017 – 1:00 PM

Panel Discussion / When Form Becomes Attitude
Lecture // STEPHEN AVENUE LOCATION

Join Guest Curator, Noa Bronstein, and artists Kotama Bouabane, Maria Litwin, and Babak Golkar while they discuss the role of monuments and concepts around monumentality in constructing cities, nations and ideologies.

http://www.contemporarycalgary.com/whats-on/utopia-factory

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Salon 44: opening Mar 4, 6-10pm

Dianne Davis, Untitled from ‘green, dripping, glistening, gorgeous’, 2016, 11” x 8.5”, Edition of 6, $330

Dianne Davis, Untitled from ‘green, dripping, glistening, gorgeous’, 2016, 11” x 8.5”Salon 44

 

GALLERY 44 CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY – SALON 44
Friday, Mar 4-Sun, Mar 20th
Opening Reception, Mar 4, 6-10pm

 Salon 44 is Gallery 44’s annual fundraising exhibition in support of their education and exhibition programs. Representing the best in Canadian photography, Salon 44 brings together an incredible collection of over 70 established and emerging artists with works priced for both new and seasoned collectors alike.

OCAD U is prominent in the selection of artists, this includes:

Kotama Bouabane (Faculty & Alumni)
Miles Collyer (Alumni & Career Development Coordinator)
Nathan Cyrpys (Alumni)
Dianne Davis (Alumni)
Jonathan Groeneweg (Faculty)
April Hickox (Alumni, Faculty & Founding Member of Gallery 44)
Brendan George Ko (Alumni)
Surendra Lawoti (Faculty)
Jennifer Long (Faculty)
Darren Rigo (Alumni)
TEK (Alumni & Photo Technician)
Lauren Vaile (Alumni & Admissions and Recruitment Assistant)
Nicholas Vo (Alumni)

Additional artists Please see salon44.tumblr.com for online gallery.

GALLERY 44
401 Richmond Street West Suite 120
TorontoOntario M5V 3A8

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices.

Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.

Kotama Bouabane: Coconuts and Selfie Sticks

 

Photography Faculty & OCAD U alumni Kotama Bouabane
will put a smile on your face with the latest work he completed
during a summer residency at The Banff Centre!

Check out Peta Pixel for an additional review.

Kotama Bouabane has an MFA in Studio Arts, Photography from Concordia University, Montreal and a AOCAD from OCADU. His work has been exhibited in many galleries including Centre A (Vancouver), Parisian Laundry (Montreal) and Jen Bekman Gallery (New York). He has received many awards and grants and most recently in 2010 the Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography. He is represented by Erin Stump Projects and lives and works in Toronto.

Kotama Bouabane: Project 31

Your Photography Faculty supports OCAD University’s Project 31  auction. Over the past five years, this event has been a tremendous success, raising over $400,000 for OCAD University projects and programs, including student scholarships, awards and bursaries, program materials and equipment, and much more.

Over the month of March we will showcase the artworks being donated by OCAD U Photo faculty and alumni.  First up is alumni and faculty, Kotama Bouabane!  Kotama will be directing the money raised from the sale of his print to 4th year Photography Awards.

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The Project 31 auction will take place at OCAD U on March 26, 2015 and will be a ticketed fundraising event. Work will be on view in the Great Hall as of Monday, March 23rd. But if you are at the school on the evening of the event you can view the auction from the main elevators over looking the great hall with the auction running 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

 

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