Suitable for all ages
In association with Goodwill Industries of Toronto, Eastern, Central and Northern Ontario.
In association with Chinatown Business Improvement Area and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
Revisit this project between October 5 - 13. Learn More.
Maria Ezcurra - Montreal / Mexico City, Canada / Mexico
The installation is composed of clothes labeled “Made in China,” donated by the community and set in a Chinatown alleyway. This collaborative piece functions as a façade filling an empty space between two buildings, creating in this way both a physical and a symbolic connection among cultures.
The work is about connections between Eastern and Western societies, between old customs and current trends, between globalization and tradition. It is about how we see and understand ourselves from other views, and vice versa. But mostly, it is about trying to build a bridge in which we are all represented, as a society as much as individuals.
Made in China is an anthropology of our shared present. Clothing in this project is perceived as an effective artistic medium for knowing and learning in new ways about ourselves in relation to others, thus symbolically connecting individual knowledge with culturally produced ideas.
Clothing donations are being accepted at the following locations from Monday - Friday:
287 Spadina Avenue, Unit D, 2nd Floor
Toronto ON M5T 2E6
Hours: 10:30am to 5:30pm.
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto 5183, Sheppard Avenue East
Scarborough ON M1B 5Z5
Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Donations will be accepted up until Thursday October 2nd, 5pm.
Born in Argentina (1973), Maria Ezcurra grew up in Mexico City, where she studied Visual Arts at the UNAM. Ezcurra completed her graduate studies in London and San Francisco. She is a PhD candidate in Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal. Ezcurra has received major awards, including a Fulbright scholarship and FONCA. A member of the National System of Art Creators from Mexico, she has taught art in diverse universities. Her work has been presented internationally in numerous group and individual exhibitions.
330 Spadina Avenue (North of Dundas Street West, on west side)
This project is outdoors.