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May 06, 2005


Yuka and I went to see the Massive Change exhibit at the AGO last sunday, as guests of our local city councillor Olivia Chow. The gallery is in our neighbourhood, which is largely asian, and doesn't really represent the diversity of the area, let alone Toronto which is the most culturally diverse city on the planet, according to the UN.

Yuka and I walked out after about 15 minutes. Massive: fraud, con, waste of time, joke... or as a good friend of mine put it "Yeah, massive mess. Load of sophomoric crap with a pot-pouri of "gee-whiz" attention getters... Love the spelling mistake on the splash wall at the entrance; set the whole tone."

The notion that design is a substitute for content, thought, art or anything more than fashion is an interesting one to contemplate... for a pico-second. I lament the death of a liberal arts education.

Posted by jason at May 6, 2005 07:25 PM


yeah i've heard nothing but bad stuff about that exhibit. i had dinner with ana serrano (the director of the habitat new media program) the other night and she just piled on the hate for it all evening

Posted by: kate at May 8, 2005 03:41 PM

that is a definite thumbs down :-)

hope you heckled

Posted by: stefanos at May 7, 2005 10:50 AM

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