January 11 – February 4, 2023

Forecast

DesignTO

Focus

Everything we have done is weather now, Lisa Hirmer. Photo courtesy of the artist

Event Info At A Glance

Price Overview: Free

Venue Overview: United Contemporary - Dupont St.

Overview

‘Forecast’ is a group exhibition featuring the work of nine local and international artists and designers exploring themes related to the climate crisis specifically as it relates to the weather and how environmental changes impact communities on a global scale. 

Featuring Christina Battle, Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram, Vardit Goldner, Grace Grothaus, Lisa Hirmer, Malu Luecking, Joel Ong, Daisy Pearson, and Allison Rowe, this multidisciplinary exhibition includes a broad range of work in video, photography, sculpture, installation, textiles and speculative design to capture, critique and investigate the current realities of and future solutions to living with the consequences of the temperature rising. These artists and designers respond to their experiences of climate change by indexing them to human activities, looking to the past and present for weather patterns, forecasting future activities and environments, and speculating on how we can move forward under this terrifying and complex reality. 

‘Forecast’ is curated by DesignTO, co-presented with Harbourfront Centre and funded by the Government of Ontario. Thank you to the external jurors Melanie Egan and Chiedza Pasipanodya. 

DesignTO brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful. We curate exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design, and hope to embolden all Canadians to participate in making a future where people and planet are thriving again. 

Venue

United Contemporary - Dupont St.

1444 Dupont Street, Unit 22,

Toronto, ON,

M6P 4H3

Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-6pm or by appointment.

The gallery is located between Lansdowne and Symington Avenues. Access to the gallery is north of Dupont St. via Campbell Ave.

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Keywords Public Art