Art on Bikes
Instructor: Amish Morrell
Thursdays May 9 – June 6: 6 pm - 9 pm (5 weeks)
Members $80 | Public $95
This workshop investigates the idea of the bicycle as a social and artistic medium, a tool for emancipation, a time machine, a research vehicle, and a way of activating the body’s relationship to space. During the workshop we will explore the natural topography of the city, visit artists’ studios and sites of natural or cultural interest, and map alternative paths through the urban landscape. We will also look at numerous art projects that involve bicycling, as well as literary accounts of bicycling and the cultural history of cycling. Classes will be held “open air” at outdoor sites throughout the city, except during inclement weather.
Because this workshop happens in the evening and on bicycles, your bike must be in safe operating order, with front and rear lighting. Participants should wear clothing that has reflecting striping, clothes that are light-colored, or wear a reflective sash or vest. Rides will typically occur within a 10 km radius of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Amish Morrell is Editor of C Magazine, an international art quarterly on contemporary art, and teaches in the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He recently started the blog, The Bicycle Critic, art criticism by bicycle