Critical Distance – Artscape Youngplace Billboard

180 Shaw St, Toronto
Hours of Operation
Open 24 hours
Outdoor / Fully Accessible

Current Exhibitions & Programs Past Exhibitions

  • 2023 / core / exhibition / outdoor

    Jake Kimble
    Grow Up #4

    Artist Jake Kimble, a Chipewyan (Dëne Sųłıné) from Treaty 8 Territory in the Northwest Territories, combines humour and pathos in reflective images often featuring the artist engaged in acts of self-repair. Presented as a billboard on Shaw Street, Kimble’s elusive, abstract combination of image and text explores concepts of birth and being born, and hints at questions of what comes next, without offering any definitive answers.
  • 2023 / core / exhibition / outdoor

    Nadya Kwandibens
    Shiibaashka’igan: Honouring the Sacred Jingle Dress

    This outdoor component of the exhibition Materialized presents an image by newly-appointed Toronto Photo Laureate Nadya Kwandibens. Photographed at the Naotkamegwanning roundhouse, the portrait depicts three Anishinaabekwewag sharing a candid moment of laughter, subverting the “stoic Indian” trope that characterizes historical portraits by non-Indigenous photographers. It is said that laughter is medicine—this image brings together that energy with the healing power of the jingle dress.