Holding Patters: Art Spin Transforms Storage Facility in New Exhibition That Explores Material Culture and Consumerism

Art Spin, our favourite curated art tour, has cooked up something special for this month. From October 12 to 21, the Planet Storage facility at 1655 Dupont Street will be transformed for Holding Patterns, an exploration of movement, space, belonging, material culture and transition.

Enter the maze of a storage facility and discover twenty artists and organizations animating storage lockers with site-responsive and multidisciplinary programming.

Recognizing the shifts and upheavals often associated with storage lockers, the exhibition investigates consumerism and the glorification of materialism, and touches on forms of marginalization in reference to issues of site-lessness, connoted by storage facilities. Holding Patterns examines not only the personal stories, but the histories of urban development and community migration that accompany them.

Fun fact: In 2010, Art Spin presented their first-ever group exhibition in the same industrial building where Holding Patterns will be presented, animating a 10,000 sq ft. space. This time they are opting for a smaller footprint through a series of 5×5 to 10×20 units, and are excited to revisit this building in their tenth year of programming.

Holding Patterns runs from October 12 to 21 at 1655 Dupont St with an opening night celebration on October 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This exhibition is curated by Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta. There will be an artist and curator talk and tour on Saturday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. The exhibition and related events are all FREE. Art Spin will be accepting PWYC donations at the door. Click here for full exhibition hours.

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