Toronto

“Terminal Building Project”

A Space

A Space, the first of the artist-run centers here, has recently been moving art into areas not usually associated with it. A previous show, “Apartment Number,” was set in a sublet suite in St. Jamestown, a classic exercise in high-rise living/social engineering; through installations, video, and film, it set out to explore the impact of this environment on the individual. Having dealt with the ways buildings have with people, A Space then had its way with a building—when curator Chrisanne Stathacos gave an about-to-be-demolished structure an Irish wake of a sendoff. Murhall Developments donated 680 King Street West, a turn-of-the-century downtown corner factory building that had done time as a warehouse, salesrooms, and studio spaces, and was to be torn down, except for its landmark clocktower. Stathacos selected Paul Campbell, Wendy Knox-Leet, Rae Johnson, and General Idea to work the

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