Art in Use

September 22, 2018–August 2019

Floor 4

How can art and museums be useful in today’s communities?

A year-long program, Art in Use poses this question through a series of projects presented on Floor 4. New commissions and public events ask: Can art motivate social, political and cultural change? What meaningful role does art play in our lives? How can we use it as a tool?

The Art in Use program is supported by an adaptable set of furniture elements —“an office of useful art” designed by Adrian Blackwell. This “office” will host workshops, conversations and events that explore the utility of art.

Art in Use has been conceived in conversation with artist Tania Bruguera, the Association of Useful Art and local and international artists. An online platform of socially engaged forms of artistic practice collated by this association can be found at www.arte-util.org.

Art in Use changing program:

Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois
Rehearsing Disagreement, 2018
September 22November 11, 2018

Apolonija Šušteršič
Light Therapy Room
November 28, 2018February 10, 2019

The 2019 Art in Use program will include new projects by Ange Loft and Tania Bruguera.

Join us for Art in Use’s weekend program October 13-14:

MOCA Supporters
Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois, Striking a Balance – Rehearsing Disagreement, 2018. Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.