Public Studio's "The Long Now" published

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The Long Now covers the collaborative art practice of filmmaker Elle Flanders and architect Tamira Sawatzky, collectively known as Public Studio. A wide-ranging interview with the artists by curators Emelie Chhangur and Philip Monk interrogates the frameworks from which their engaged practice emerged. Additional reflections on their work come from essays by TJ Demos, John Greyson, Susan Schuppli, and Jayne Wilkinson.

Designed by Lauren Wickware Design.  Interview with Public Studio by Emelie Chhangur and Philip Monk. Major essays by TJ Demos, John Greyson, Susan Schuppli, and Jayne Wilkinson.

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Public Studio plants tree saplings on York University campus

As a culminating event to our recent solo exhibition What We Lose In Metrics at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Public Studio, along with Emelie Chhangur, Philip Monk and Michael Miranda, and more of the AGYU spent a hot day in August planting the tree seedlings that had been fed by a 10ft by 20ft LED sign installed in the gallery for the duration of the three-month exhibition on York University’s campus. These trees, all species involved in Ontario botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s Bio-Plan, will grow into a sustainable and local forest on campus for years to come. See photos from the planting below!

Public Studio: AGO Artist-In-Residence, May-July 2016

We are excited to share that Public Studio has been invited to be the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Artists-in-Residence from May through July of this year.

Public Studio will be working on new work during our time at the Artist-in-Residence program in the Weston Family Learning Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario. For further information about the program, visit the AGO site here!

Road Movie at Irish Biennial EVA International

This year’s EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial in Limerick City, is titled Still (the) Barbarians and curated by Koyo Kouoh. Public Studio’s immersive six-channel video installation Road Movie (2011) has been selected for exhibition at the Biennial, which will be the second time the work will be exhibited in Europe.

If you find yourself in Ireland between April 17th and July 17th of this year, please be sure to visit EVA International.

Eshrat Erfanian’s “My 10pm is your 9am” in Public Window

We are proud to have exhibited Eshrat Erfanian’s new work, My 10pm is your 9am, in Public Window. This work has been in our window since December 7th, 2015, and will be coming down soon – on March 17th, 2016.

If you haven’t caught this window project yet, be sure to check it out before it closes. Public Window is at 1575 Dundas Street West, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information on this project, visit this page.