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Curated by DesignTO and co-presented with Harbourfront Centre
January 17–29, 2020Artport Gallery, Bill Boyle Artport
Future Retrospectives is a group exhibition featuring the work of eleven local and international artists and designers, unified by a shared methodology: using the past as a lens through which we imagine the future. It asks, “What will the future look like, and how did we get there?”
Creative acts are, by their nature, future-oriented. Creativity brings to fruition that which did not previously exist and, in doing so, builds the future. What is this future-world that we are building? What does it look like and how does it work? How do we prepare for it? Future Retrospectives proposes that in order to have a meaningful understanding of relationships in the future and our role in them as creators of material culture, we have to look at how the past, present, and future are interconnected. By considering the past, we are able to holistically imagine the future.
Thank you to our external jurors Farah Yusuf and Melanie Egan.
Generously supported by Lemay
This exhibition is part of the DesignTO Festival (January 17–26, 2020).