A photo-body on drugs smells.

Marvin Luvualu Antonio, Angel Dust, 2015

A photo-body on drugs smells. installation view. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

A photo-body on drugs smells. installation view. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

A photo-body on drugs smells. installation view. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

A photo-body on drugs smells. installation view. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

A photo-body on drugs smells.

Friday, April 1, 2016 to Saturday, May 28, 2016
Opening reception
April 1,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

On October 20th, 2014, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was murdered by police officer Jason Van Dyke in the city of Chicago, Illinois. An autopsy report found traces of Phenycyclidine or PCP in his blood stream. In 1986, Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men was launched to critical acclaim and is among the top 10 best selling men’s fragrances worldwide. Since 2007, after studying the results of Pat Thomas who discovered fragrances can be used to keep zoo animals curious, Rony Garcia has been using Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men along with heat and motion technology to determine the size and rituals of jaguars in Guatemala. Biopower, the way in which technology is used to monitor and navigate bodies both animal and human, if there is a distinction, is an effective trap that gets us every time we are high.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with:

An interview with Marvin Luvualu Antonio:

Artist Biography: 

Marvin Luvualu Antonio is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores but is not limited to the topics of identity politics, objecthood and the artist as subject. He has recently been published in the ROM’s Every Object Has a Story: Extraordinary Canadians Celebrate the Royal Ontario Museum and was selected for 2014’s AGO/AIMIA photography scholarship prize. He is currently completing his BFA in photography at OCAD University and is represented in Canada by Clint Roenisch Gallery.