This Art Works!
Created by Madeleine Co. in partnership with CBC Arts and OCAD University
There are artists who make pretty pictures to hang on your mantle. This Art Works! is not about those artists. A new original series for CBC Arts in partnership with OCAD University, This Art Works! is a subversively surreal showcase of provocative projects by Canadian artists tackling today’s most pressing and controversial issues. Using a variety of artistic methods (ball-gags, street signs, blanket forts, and menstrual blood just to name a few), the artists let their imaginations run wild to make art work for social change. With a supporting cast of comedians, This Art Works! fuses the wholesomeness of children’s television with an absurdist comedic bent, creating a bizarre world unlike any other.
Watch all 10 episodes of season 1 online on cbc.ca/watch (Canada only) or on YouTube (International).
Works for Change produced by the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, July 4-13, 2017.
OCAD University, Toronto, Oct 11 – Oct 21, 2017
EDIT Festival, Toronto, September 28 – October 8, 2017
CBC Metro Morning, July 13, 2017