2011 Show


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Come Up To My Room

Friday, January 28, 12-8pm
Saturday, January 29, 12-10pm*
Sunday, January 30, 12-5pm*
Plus additional CUTMR events at the Gladstone Hotel (see below)


Press Preview: Thurs, Jan 27, 4-8pm (Gladstone Gallery)
Student/Class Curators’ Tours: Fri, Jan 28, 12-5pm (must pre-register – click here)
CUTMR Design Talks: Sat, Jan 29, 11am-2pm (Gladstone Ballroom)
Opening Reception: Sat, Jan 29, 7pm-10pm (Gladstone Gallery)
Love Design Party: Sat, Jan 29, 10pm-Late (Gladstone Ballroom, with DJ’s Denise Benson and Joe Blow)

** we will have a bar serving coffee, mimosas and pastries during exhibition hours.

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*NEW* CUTMR Retrospective Show:

Thurs, Jan 20 – Sunday Jan 30, 2010 – 12-5pm Daily – Gladstone Hotel Art Bar
CUTMR Retrospective Show Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan 20, 7-10pm

The CUTMR Retrospective Show takes its audience through the last seven years of the Gladstone Hotel’s annual show Come Up To My Room. Housed on-site in the hotel’s intimate Art Bar, this exhibition provides a glimpse into some of the past installations of CUTMR by presenting selected projects as well as a digital slideshow of all room installations and public space projects from 2004 to 2010. Bringing colour photographs and original objects together in a dynamic installation, the CUTMR Retrospective Show runs from January 20-30, 2011.

More about CUTMR

Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event. Curated by Jeremy Vandermeij and Deborah Wang, CUTMR invites artists and designers to show us what goes on inside their heads. Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imaginations, making CUTMR one of the most exciting shows in Toronto.  The four-day exhibition is in its 8th year at the Gladstone Hotel, featuring 11 rooms and 14 public space installations, design talks and curatorial tours.

How does it work?

CUTMR is comprised of room installations and public space projects that literally take over the Gladstone Gallery and other public spaces of the hotel.  Curators select participating designers and artists based on their past work and experience. Once these creative individuals and collectives have been selected, they are given a public space or one of the 11 exhibition rooms on the hotel’s second floor. Curators consult and discuss public space projects with their makers, but know next to nothing about the room installations. This approach, inherited from CUTMR founding curators Christina Zeidler and Pamila Mathru, ensures that the artists and designers are given the freedom to rock out – creating new, site specific installations that are the ultimate artistic, inventive and/or spatial expression. The final results are art and design mash-ups that challenge our pre-conditioned notions of both disciplines. In this show, participants are pathfinders, continually pushing the limits and exploring new territories, opening up new worlds for every one to inhabit. Our strategy means that at this point we can only tempt you with what participants have done before and imagine what they will create for CUTMR 2011.

To see the full list of CUTMR 2011 Participants click here.


How much to Come Up To My Room?

REGULAR ADMISSION – $10.00

MEDIA PREVIEW – THURS JAN 27 – 4PM TO 8PM:
FREE – FOR MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA (PLEASE RSVP HERE)
FRIDAY EXHIBITION HOURS – JAN 28 – 12PM TO 8PM:
1/2 PRICE – FOR STUDENTS W/ STUDENT CARD
$20.00 – FOR PRE-REGISTERED STUDENT GROUPS (TO REGISTER: MAYA@GLADSTONEHOTEL.COM)
$10.00 -  REGULAR ADMISSION
GENERAL EXHIBITION HOURS – JAN 28 TO JAN 30:
$10.00
FREE -FOR MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA
DESIGN TALKS  JAN 29 11AM TO 2PM
FREE – FOR EVERYONE
LOVE DESIGN PARTY – JAN 29 10PM till LATE:
FREE – FOR EVERYONE



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