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No Ordinary Day at the Office

April 21st, 2011

9 to 5 opening soon at the Art Gallery of Ontario!

Anitra Hamilton  Graeme Patterson  Ed Pien

Exhibition Dates | April 27 to 29
Art/Work Symposium | April 30
Closing Reception | April 30, 6-9pm

Art is work. Hard work.

9 to 5 is an exhibition that lets visitors experience art in an unexpected way: by interacting with the artists while they make it! Running from April 27th to the 29th, 9 to 5 will transform one gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario(AGO) into a live office space. For three days, contemporary Canadian artists Anitra Hamilton, Graeme Patterson and Ed Pien welcome AGO visitors to meet with them and enjoy a conversation about their artistic practice. Using the familiar setting of the office, 9 to 5 will create a space for collaboration, inspiration and a forum for new knowledge and understanding about the artistic process. In addition, the artists have been invited to select a work of their choice from the permanent collection to “decorate” their cubicle. Accessible and interactive, 9 to 5 is an experience not to be missed!

Want to know more about whats happening at the 9 to 5 office or ask the artists a question about their research process?  Visit the blog here.

Following the exhibition, on April 30th, will be a free, one-day symposium entitled Art/Work. The first half of the symposium will feature 9 to 5 artists and curators reflecting on the project, followed by a special presentation by curator, artist and educator Rebecca Duclos. Duclos will expand on the burgeoning topic of artists’ research.

Event Schedule:
9 to 5 exhibition, 2nd floor, Gallery 248:
Wednesday April 27, 1:00pm – 8:30pm
Thursday April 28, 10:00am – 5:30pm
Friday April 29, 10:00am – 5:30pm

Art/Work Symposium, Jackman Hall, AGO
Saturday April 30
1pm – 2:30pm — Artists & Curators reflect on the 9 to 5 project
3pm – 4:30pm — Rebecca Duclos keynote presentation

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