Thu, Jan 24, 2013 - Sun, Jan 27, 2013
Thursday 6pm-8pm, Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Location Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Event Type Design Party
January 24 – January 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26 | 7pm-11pm
Love Design Party: Saturday, January 26 | 10pm-2:30am | FREE
25 installations, 40 Artists, 4000 people all in under 4 days. Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event. CUTMR invites artists and designers to show us what goes on inside their heads. Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imaginations, making CUTMR one of the most exciting shows in Toronto.
As this is an important anniversary for this ever-expanding show, the tenth installment will emphasize the idea that formed the basis for the very first CUTMR – occupying and altering a space in a dramatic, conceptual, or experimental way.
This year CUTMR welcomes 25 individuals and collectives drawn from the worlds of architecture, industrial design, fashion, and contemporary art to transform the Gladstone Hotel both inside and out with site-specific and immersive installations. For the first time, CUTMR will break through the walls of this historic venue, adding design installations to the hotel’s exterior and surroundings. Site-specific furniture, lighting, and art will push the boundaries of design throughout the Romanesque red brick of the hotel’s gallery rooms, public spaces, and beyond. The exterior installations will be created primarily by CUTMR alumni, including Rob Southcott, Orest Tataryn, the Brothers Dressler, with newcomers Michal Maciej Bartosik and Greenbelt Arts.
Founding curators Christina Zeidler and Pamila Matharu return this year and are joined by Noa Bronstein and David Dick-Agnew.