YYZ in the 90s

Creator(s): YYZ Artists' Outlet

The artist-run centre model is a site where artists can engage the viewing public with contemporary issues that are too contentious to discuss in the popular media sphere, paving the way for an open discourse and challenging notions of the normative. The art community in Toronto in the 1990s was very much involved in provoking dialogue on issues related to diversity, identity politics, and new media technologies. YYZ Artists' Outlet collaborated with individual artists, curators, and other Toronto-based cultural organizations to bring over a hundred demonstrations of this involvement to the community through our various programming efforts.

YYZ in the 90s

"YYZ in the 90s" is an online exhibition documenting a decade of our collective history. Compiled here are exhibition photographs, postcards, press releases, newspaper articles and reviews pulled from our previously inaccessible archives, framed in context with contemporaneous art criticism. The starting point of this project are exhibitions by Panya Clark, Nelson Henricks and Janice Gurney, which express the issues and challenges that are associated with reconstructing and establishing histories.

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