September 6 – October 26, 2014

The exhibition title TBD, most typically used as an acronym for ‘to be determined’, proposes that the definition of a contemporary art gallery is not fixed. TBD exposes the defining factors of contemporary art galleries for scrutiny and examines the institutions’ effects on communities in order to imagine possible futures and new approaches. 

Brew Pub Journal (Vancouver/Toronto), Jonah Brucker-Cohen (New York), Bill Burns (Toronto/Dawson City), Arabella Campbell (Vancouver), ch+qs arquitectos (Madrid), Tomas Chaffe (Stockholm), Michelle JaJa Chang (San Francisco), Steven Chodoriwsky (Los Angeles), Maggie Groat (St. Catherines), Jesse Harris (Toronto), Justin Langlois (Vancouver), Gordon Matta-Clark (American), Dax Morrison (Toronto), Archer Pechawis (Toronto), Jon Sasaki (Toronto), Jeanne van Heeswijk (Rotterdamn) and others

To Be Destroyed: 69 jury-selected submissions from the call for ideas.

The jury selected 69 ideas out of the over 130 that were submitted. Several common themes are visible including ideas about itinerant galleries, mobile units, condoization, everyday life as art, accessibility and utlizing available spaces and structures. A number of unique and stand alone ideas are also among the display.

Eight of the ideas were made into a free postcard available at MOCCA (indicated on the list with *).

Architecture program and consultation: Jennifer Davis

Curated by Su-Ying Lee, Assistant Curator, MOCCA

Opening Reception

Friday September 5, 8 – 10 pm

Featuring a performance by artist Archer Pechawis
See events listing for more info


Brewtality of Fact Beer Club
a collaboration between Gina Badger, Eric Emery, cheyanne turions, and The STAG Library (artists Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman)
Monday, September 29 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 30 – 7:00 pm*
Wednesday, October 1 – 7:00 pm*
Friday, October 3 – 7:00 pm
*rsvp  required / limited to 7 guests
beer club membership and rsvp are only available online

To Be Discussed Panel Series
The Builders Panel
Monday, October 6, 7:30 pm
The Innovators Panel
Thursday, October 9, 7:30 pm

Open Sesame Critics Forum
Saturday, October 18, 3:00 pm

No Art Tours
Blindfolds Tour
Sunday, October 19, 12:00 pm
Walls + Outlets Tour
Sunday, October 19, 3:00 pm

Exhibition Supporters

J.P. Bickell Foundation
The Ouellette Family Foundation
Donald Schmitt and Cheryl Atkinson
Armstrong Fine Art Services
Paint the City