Book Launch Infrastructure Canada
Saturday 28 May 2016

Art Metropole

Please join Oakville Galleries to celebrate the launch of Infrastructure Canada, a book by Daniel Young & Christian Giroux. Daniel Young will be in attendance to present the book. He will be joined in conversation by Amish Morrell, Editor of C Magazine.

Infrastructure Canada completes a trilogy of conceptual films created by Daniel Young & Christian Giroux that depict the systematic production of space. Traveling from the Yukon to Labrador and southern Ontario to Nunavut, Young & Giroux have captured on Super-35mm film the expansive system of roads, bridges, ports, dams, and energy corridors that have facilitated access to the environment while also shaping Canada's national expansion and federalist ambition. Presented in random order, the one hundred objects documented by Young and Giroux function as a rigorous dérive through nodes in the network of a material body that can be thought of as comprising a single piece of architecture.

This 268-page publication features complete documentation of the objects and locations captured in Infrastructure Canada, alongside texts by Carlotta Daró, Richard William Hill and Jonathan Shaughnessy. The book is designed by Katja Gretzinger Studio and published by Oakville Galleries.

Copies of the publication will be available for sale at the launch for $40 each.

Event details

Time

Saturday 28 May 2016, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Location

Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West, Toronto

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Over the past decade, Canadian artist duo Daniel Young & Christian Giroux have created an acclaimed body of work that critically explores the built environment. Infrastructure Canada (2010–2012), completes a trilogy of conceptual films created by the artists that depict the systematic production of space.

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