‘Future Matters’ is a group exhibition featuring the work of nine local and international artists and designers exploring themes related to material expression, innovation, and environmental sustainability.
Featuring Yassine Ben Abdallah, Nada Al-Obaidi, Safaa Alnabelseya, Sonny Assu, Adrian Chiu, Morgan Possberg Denne, Julia Rose Sutherland, Cole Swanson, and Elaine Whittaker, this multidisciplinary exhibition includes a broad range of works in sculpture, video, installation, photography, and textiles to explore the intersection of traditional and futuristic materials and practices.
Materials carry complex narratives and histories are embedded within them. The exhibition addresses interconnected themes such as colonialism, sustainability, cultural significance and site specificity of materials, interplay between technology and hand-based techniques, revitalization of traditional cultural practices, and more.
The opening reception for ‘Future Matters’ coincides with the DesignTO Launch Party on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 7-11pm. Tickets are required to enter the building during this time.
‘Future Matters’ is curated by DesignTO, co-presented with Harbourfront Centre, and supported by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Government of Ontario and Yabu Pushelberg, with media partner AZURE Magazine.
DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful. We curate exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design.