Exhibition in Toronto

The Brothel Without Walls
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
University of Toronto Art Centre
In 1964 Marshall McLuhan wrote of the photograph as “the brothel without walls” just one year after creating a center for culture and technology at the University of Toronto, where he was a professor for over 30 years. McLuhan described photographs as “dreams that money can buy” which could be “hugged and thumbed more easily than public prostitutes.” The exhibition The Brothel Without Walls considers McLuhan’s metaphor within today’s global village, where it appears that the illusions images create are often preferable to reality.
Artists: Susan Anderson, Evan Baden, Douglas Coupland, Jessica Dimmock, Marina Gadonneix, Clunie Reid, Stefan Ruiz, Joachim Schmid, Christopher Wahl
Curators: Matthew Brower and Bonnie Rubenstein
Exhibition: April 29 – May 29, 2010
Opening reception: May 1st, 7.30 – 9 pm
Panel discussion: 6 – 7.30 pm