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February 15 – April 26, 2020

Featured in "What to See in 2020" by Canadian Art

Xuan Ye, The Spectacles Before Us Were Indeed Sublime: Coda, 2018. Cropped video still, two channel 4K video (b/w, stereo sound) and installation. Courtesy of the artist.

About the Exhibition

Xuan Ye and Wenxin Zhang
Curated by Belinda Kwan

“If you[‘d] like a drink, then a Klein bottle is not a recommended receptacle. It may look vaguely like a bottle, but it doesn’t enclose any volume, which means that it can’t actually hold any liquid. Whatever you pour “in” will just come back out again.” —Marianne Freiberger

filling the Klein bottle (x) { explores tourism and its alternative dimensions. Using mathematic ideas of space and time, artists Xuan Ye and Wenxin Zhang find parallels in past, present, and future landscapes—real and imagined. The desire, or thirst, for travel becomes their main topic. Looking into the sensory links between math and memory, their installations bring out dream-like thoughts on what it means to travel through space-time.

This is the first of a three-part exhibition presented in partnership with InterAccess, Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container and Trinity Square Video.

Image: Xuan Ye, The Spectacles Before Us Were Indeed Sublime: Coda, 2018. Cropped video still, two channel 4K video (b/w, stereo sound) and installation. Courtesy of the artist.


Opening Reception 

Saturday, February 15, 2020
6 to 9 PM
Free Admission

The place to be on a Saturday night in Markham. Join us for critical conversations, contemporary art, food and fun in the studio.

Lunch and Learn: Xuan Ye

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
12:30 to 1:30 PM
Non-members $5

Join us for these informal artist talks and hear about current and future exhibitions.


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