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The Work of Wind: Documents, Reflections, and Lessons on Public Art and the Environment

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

1:30 to 4:30 pm  |  Room 240

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Presented by the Blackwood Gallery

This presentation brings together photographic documentation from the site-specific public art exhibition The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, a project dedicated to opening perspectives on climate change, environmental crisis, and resilience.

Over the course of 10 days, Mississauga’s Southdown Industrial Area was transformed by 13 large-scale commissions, performances, film screenings, workshops, and other on-site programming.

Reflecting on this transformational project, this presentation explores how contemporary art can enable artists, thinkers, industry leaders, and everyday citizens to engage with each other in meaningful discussion about climate change and environmental responsibility.



About the Blackwood Gallery

Blackwood Gallery logoThe Blackwood Gallery is a contemporary art centre situated on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, and dedicated to open, public research. We present curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists, and offer visitors opportunities to grapple with the conflicts, challenges, and questions of our time: How do our respective living conditions impinge upon each other? What kind of a future do we want to live in? How can we shape our world more intelligently, but also more poetically?

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