MAW is a collective of six artists which formed in Montreal, Quebec. Since 2011 they have shown within Canada and internationally. MAW functions as a single entity, constantly propagating and developing a collective mythology through sculpture, installations, and video works. In 2014 members of MAW moved to an ancillary studio in Hamilton, Ontario – while the majority of the collective works and resides in Montreal.
It’s Cold! It’s Cold! Caged, and Breezy ~ “What control does one really have. In the Cold. Over objects. We are encaging what we make, protecting it, imprisoning it, feeding/nurturing/loving it. The location is lost on those who do not hate the damp or those who fear the cold. You are lost and should not be here. If I were to tell you you knew nothing about the swamp, would you feel inferior? The caged in us is right — the smile on your face is wrong.”
Come Up To My Room 2015 (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s 12th annual alternative design event. 25 installations, 40 artists, and 4000 visitors, and with an extended run of 10 days! CUTMR invites artists and designers to show us what goes on inside their heads. Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imaginations, making CUTMR one of the most exciting shows in Toronto. The exhibition, curated by Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Caitlin Plewes, as been running for over a decade and was voted the People’s Choice for the 2014 Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
CUTMR’15 runs from January 16th to 25th, 2015 / $10 General or $15 Festival Pass / Monday to Friday from 12pm to 5pm / Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm
Design Pirates: Thursday Jan 15th 8pm *
Opening Party: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015 from 7pm – 10pm
Music Events: Friday Jan 16th & Thurs Jan 22nd, 9pm – 2am *
Closing Party: Saturday Jan 25th, 7pm – 10pm
Love Design Party: Saturday, Jan 24th, 10pm – 2am
*Additional entry fees may apply.