Excerpts from “Bring the Noise,” Inside the White Cube” and “The Emancipated Spectator” – NRATI



LIFT and the Gendai Gallery present



LIFT and the Gendai Gallery present

No Reading After the Internet: excerpts from Bring the Noise, Inside the White Cube and The Emancipated

selected in conjunction with the main Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (mMOCCA)


The main Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (mMOCCA)* was
founded mostly from wood and old nails in 2011 and exists as a slightly for
profit, arms length agency in the City of Toronto. The mMOCCA is relocating all
the time, it could be in your bedroom right now. In each new location the
mMOCCA redefines the heart of North America’s most dynamic arts community. Our
facility is modest in scale, impressive in design, and functions effectively as
a nucleus of energies for cultural production and exchange.


The mandate of the mMOCCA is to exhibit, research,
collect, and promote innovative art by Canadian and International artists whose
work engage and address challenging issues and themes relevant to our times.
mMOCCA is committed to providing a forum for emerging artists that show
particular promise, and to establish artists whose works are considered to be
ground-breaking or awesome.


From the 29 January until 17 March 2012, the Gendai Workstation
will be sharing its site with the mMOCCA, whose programming includes a Silent
Auction fundraiser developed in partnership with the Art History Graduate
Student Association of York University (AHGSA), as well as an exhibition
entitled FANDOM


This co-habitation acts as witness to the interplay of
each organization’s role in respect to their administrative functions and
exhibition making methods. In this sense both organizations mutually activate
each other’s domain in an attempt to demystify the by-products of their


Excerpts from Claire Bishop + Boris Groys’s Bring the
O’Doherty’s Inside the White Cube
and Jacques Rancière’s The Emancipated Spectator have been chosen by
Braden Labonte, Director of the mMOCCA and Yan Wu, Programming Director of
the Gendai Workstation, in collaboration with the AHGSA, to be read aloud and
discussed by participants at March’s No Reading After the Internet


No Reading is a salon series that aims to provoke theoretical
illumination on particular art works and the broader scope in which they exist.
No Reading

means to offer an engaged pedagogical space where participants can retrace the
steps used in constructing understanding, productively challenging individual
and collective ways through the realms of language and interpretation. To
participate in No Reading
is to invoke an exuberant not-knowing, seeking out
moments of collective illumination. 


Participants are encouraged to attend the Silent Auction
on Saturday 3 March, 2012, from 7pm-12am at the Gendai Workstation (1265 Bloor
Street West).


The Art History Graduate Students Association is a student-run organization
open to all members of the York University community. The AHGSA seeks to
represent the interests of those in the graduate programme in Art History.


A satellite of the Gendai Gallery, the Gendai

focuses on experimental content and fosters research into models for public art
galleries that, like the Gendai, operate from a basis of ethnic identity. With
this extension, Gendai Workstation posits itself as an alternative research
platform with an audience that consists of Toronto’s downtown art community and
academic and other research-oriented institutions from different disciplines
that share similar concerns.


No Reading After the Internet – Toronto is supported by the Liaison of
Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.
Special thanks to Gendai
for their support of this month’s salon. 


* It should also be noted that mMOCCA (main Museum of
Contemporary Canadian Art) bears absolutely no relationship to the MOCCA
(Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), another fine institution located in the
city of Toronto.


Wednesday 7 March 2012 –

Non-members: Free
Members: Free

Gendai Workstation 
1265 Bloor Street West 
Toronto ON Canada