Post Colonial Hot Ones with Michael Rakowitz
November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Post-colonial Hot Ones #2
Community dinner with interventions by Michael Rakowitz and other artists.
Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 6:30pm
The Commons (4th floor)
401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Post-Colonial Hot-Ones is a panel series centered around sharing meals, ideas, and experiences by community members and artists. The second installment of this series will focus on institutional accountability (critique), sustainability (resilience), and transparency (censorship). These discussions will evolve by sharing communal knowledge, stories, cultural practices and recipes for dishes/sauces. The event will include participation from Michael Rakowitz and a number of Toronto-based artists, and unfolds as a series of talks/presentations by these artists/educators who will each cook a meal to sharet with audiences. This iteration is presented in collaboration between SAVAC and OCAD University: Faculty of Graduate Studies, Office of Research & Innovation, and Public Visualization Lab.
The screening is part of a three-part program that includes a screening of recent works and studio visits with emerging artists. For more information about the full program, visit: savac.net/recipes-finished-and-unfinished/
Michael Rakowitz is an artist living and working in Chicago. His work has appeared in venues worldwide including dOCUMENTA (13), P.S.1, MoMA, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th and 14th Istanbul Biennials, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and Transmediale 05. He has had solo projects and exhibitions with Creative Time, Tate Modern in London, MCA Chicago, Lombard Freid Gallery in New York, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and Kunstraum Innsbruck. He is the recipient of the 2018 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts; a 2012 Tiffany Foundation Award; a 2008 Creative Capital Grant; a Sharjah Biennial Jury Award; a 2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Architecture and Environmental Structures; the 2003 Dena Foundation Award, and the 2002 Design 21 Grand Prix from UNESCO. He was awarded the Fourth Plinth commission in London’s Trafalgar Square, on view through 2020. A traveling survey of his work premiered at Whitechapel Gallery in London in June 2019, and is currently on view at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Torino, Italy. It will travel to the Jameel Art Centre in Dubai in 2020. Rakowitz was recently named the 2020 Nasher Sculpture Prize Laureate and is Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University.