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Come Up To My Room 2018

The Gladstone’s Annual Alternate Art + Design Event

January 18 – 21st, 2018

Opening Reception – January 20th (7-10pm)
LOVE DESIGN Party (Opening After Party) January 20th (10pm-2am)

Come Up To My Room (#CUTMR) is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. The exhibition challenges participants to push their everyday practice by offering a blank canvas upon which to explore new themes and ways of working. Framed within the backdrop of the historic 128-year-old Gladstone Hotel, CUTMR invites artists and designers to create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike.

The 15th Anniversary of CUTMR will take place between January 18 and January 21, 2018, in conjunction with Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) Interior Design Show (IDS) with over 25 collectives featuring Canadian and international artists + Designers.

Lizz Aston, Chelsea Attong, ‘HIATUS’ presented by CAPACITY (Erin McCutcheon, Katherine Morley, Laura McKibbon, Shea Chang, Katrina Tompkins, Kristen Lim Tung, Margaret Pryde, Simone Ferkul, Talia Silva, Lauren Reed), CONCEALED STUDIO (Cheryl Cheng + Mario Sabljak), SISTER CO-RESISTER (featuring Karen Azoulay, Nedda Babba, Rachna Contractor, Marianne Ibrahim, Zahra Komeylian, Pamila Matharu, Kalpna Patel, Kendra Yee, Madelyne Beckles), DESIGN FABRICATION ZONE (Lily Jeon + Naveed Khan + Meghan Maclean), An Dy, Sofia Eleni, Camille Jodoin-Eng, Samantha Jones, Sarah Keenlyside + Ryan Mains + Pyramid Attack, Justin de Lima, LONGERNIN COLLECTIVE (Pazit Cahlon + Catherine Mellinger + Nat Janin), Roxanne Peckham, Jordan Shaw, Ashley Snook, Whyishnave Suthagar, Sherley Soraya Wijaya, Gordis Wong, Bruno Billio + Christina Zeidler

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Past press coverage has included: Toronto Life, Where Toronto, Canadian Architect, Forbes Mag, Torontoist, CBC (Stephen & Chris), Azure, Design Lines, Now Toronto, the Globe and Mail, Monocle and many more!

image: 2017 Participant 302 Collective (Lois Weinthal + Andrew Furman)