Toronto Design Week | Come Up To My Room 2017

Totem Design Co.

 The 14th installment of CUTMR (Come Up To My Room) will take place during Toronto Design Week starting this week (Thursday, January 19 through to Jan 22, 2017).

Nicole Beno

Come Up to My Room (located on 4 floors of site-specific installations at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto) was conceived in 2004 by Christina Zeidler and Pamila Matharu as a vehicle for experimentation and interaction within the fields of art and design. Acting as counterpoint to the Interior Design Show (IDS) and giving rise to the more recent Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO), CUTMR has since become a cornerstone of the Toronto alternative design scene. Over the years, CUTMR has featured the work of hundreds of artists and designers from Canada and abroad, and continuously challenged participants to push their everyday practice by offering a blank canvas upon which to explore new themes and ways of working.
The CUTMR 2017 exhibition is called Transplant:

Our relationship with the world and with those around us is informed and affected by geopolitics, media, and our digital social interactions. Ideas, knowledge, and culture filtered and expressed through these exchanges evolve once transmitted and transferred from one place and to another. Through this act of transplantation, art, media, and culture converge, diverge, and reemerge into new and unique collective entities. But will these new ideas, concepts, and experiences be disruptive or will they acquiesce to their new environment. Through our dealings with the fast evolving environment surrounding us we are left working to define our place in the chaos. The physical and conceptual act of transplantation is a phenomenon to be explored by designers and artists.

In CUTMR 2017, ideas and concepts collide with objects and space resulting in the physical manifestation of unique interpretations of the notion of transplantation.

2017 Featured Artists
1:1 Collaborative; 302collective; Kaitlyn Bourden; Bruno Billio + Joseph Clement; Jeffrey Chiu; Grove Collective; RSID Year End Show Committee; Toronto Design Offsite Festival; Amanda Gresik; Deena Jamokha + Kaya Kim; Simon Johns; Tara Krebs; Totem Design Co.; Patrick Li; Rana Malik; Rey Midax, Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF); Laura Peturson; Jennie Suddick + Anna Rose; Marian Wihak; OCAD U Student Gallery curated by Alisa Maria Wronski

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Gladstone Hotel's Come Up to My Room 2017

—THURS, JAN 19: 6-8PM
—FRI, JAN 20: 11AM - 10PM
(after 6pm, entry is dependent on capacity - online ticket holders who arrive after this time may not get in if venue is already full)
—SAT, JAN 21: 11AM - 10PM + Opening Reception 7-10PM
(after 6pm, entry is dependent on capacity - online ticket holders who arrive after this time may not get in if venue is already full)
—SUN, JAN 22: 11AM - 5PM

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J1J6

Jan Halvarson

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