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FEBRUARY 7 – MAY 19
THIS IS NOT A TOY
Guest Curated by 
Pharrell Williams

 

This Is Not A Toy, curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickleson with Guest Curator Pharrell Williams, is the world's first exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik

The exhibition explores the conceptual toy – a form made solely as an expression of an aesthetic, concept or idea – as an art and design object as well as a contemporary cultural signifier. On display until May 19, visitors dive headfirst into the realm of designer toys as the Exhibition Hall is transformed into a vibrant and whimsical environment, filled with forms ranging from tiny trinkets to enormous free-standing pieces. 

This Is Not A Toy is generously supported by Artworkers Retirement Society, Hal Jackman Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council. 

Purchase admission tickets for This Is Not A Toy here

OAAG Members purchase TINAT Adult Admission. 

 

MAR 24, APR 28 & MAY 12 6:30PM
CURATORS' TOUR
 

Join us on March 24, April 28 and May 12 for a guided walk through This Is Not A Toy with curators John Wee Tom and Sara Nickleson. Learn about the exhibition’s inspiration, the major contributions made by guest curator Pharrell Williams, and the criteria that guided the curators’ selection of highly collectible toys and the artists behind them.

Admission: $25 at the door

March 24 | Purchase tickets here.

April 28 | Purchase tickets here.

May 12 | Purchase tickets here.

Curators’ Tour groups meet outside the elevator of the Exhibition Hall (Floor 3). 

Photo: Curators John Wee Tom (left) and Sara Nickleson (right). Photo by Arash Moallemi.

 

FEBRUARY 21 – MAY 19
emerging designer competition

 

The exhibition for the Emerging Designer Competition celebrates the future of Canadian design. Following a Canada-wide call, more than 80 creatives in such disciplines as fashion, product design, architecture, interior design, industrial design and graphic design submitted outstanding work to an esteemed jury that included Douglas Coupland, Heather Reisman and Marcel Wanders.

This national initiative seeks to provide a platform for up-and-coming Canadian designers representing all design disciplines to receive recognition and exposure, and showcase Canada’s diverse talent. From February 21 to May 19, DX exhibits selected works by the winner, the Caesarstone People's Choice Winner and the winners in each category, that together represent the best in emerging Canadian talent.

EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION 2013-14 WINNER: LUKAS PEET

CAESARSTONE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER: TREATY

CATEGORY WINNERS

ARCHITECTURE: JENNIFER THOROGOOD

FASHION: THE ALLELES

GRAPHIC DESIGN: EMERY NORTON

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: GUILLAUME NOISEUX

INTERIOR DESIGN: MASON STUDIO

 

The exhibition for Emerging Designer Competition is generously supported by RBC Foundation and Caesarstone Canada.