BIG ENOUGH? Exhibition Opening at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre

2012-01-24

How much space do we need to live in the city?

Opening this Friday Altius is proud to be participating in the Toronto Harbourfront Centre’s Winter Exhibitions 2012. The event includes eight exhibitions offering unique perspectives into the worlds of architecture, craft & design, photography and visual arts.

When considering the homes we live in, do we desire more or less space? Is the idea of economy of space something we are conscious of?

With more and more people moving back to the city centre, the expectations of what is necessary in terms of living space has dramatically shifted. Living in the city versus living in the suburbs requires a radical change of perspective and compromise of priorities. In the city, for most people, the large single family home on a spacious lot with all the amenities that go with it is a distant dream. How much space do we really need? And how can these needs be accommodated in a city where space is such a limited commodity? These are the questions we are now facing. It is a dilemma faced by cities around the world. This exhibition seeks a new paradigm for city living.

Altius will be joining nkA and rzlbd to create new installations which explore the idea of what is big enough. Artist Surendra Lawoti presents a photography installation.

 

JANUARY 28 – JULY 8, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, January 27, 2011
6-10pm
York Quay Centre
FREE
Info: 416-973-4000
York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8