A blueprint map of the Greater Toronto Area covered with the text "BAU BUYS Bitcoin"


SPACE: The BAU | Functioning Circuits: BAU Buys Bitcoin

15 February 2021 - 27 March 2021

Bitcoin, coined as internet money, is a programmable network that works as a store of value through its distributed public ledger. Operating independently of a central bank, Bitcoin exists outside of government issued currencies and offers an alternative to legacy financial tools. The Black Artists Union’s (BAU) desire to seek tools for self-sustenance has led […]

A minaret peeks out of the bottom left corner of the frame sheltered by thin branches of a taller, towering tree. Shot from the perspective of one looking up at the sky.


Erdem Taşdelen: A Minaret for the General’s Wife

21 November 2020 - 25 April 2021

The starting point for Erdem Taşdelen’s commissioned work is a little-known architectural oddity located in the Lithuanian city of Kėdainiai, approximately 120 km from the capital Vilnius. Built in 1880 and restored in 2007, this structure is a freestanding Ottoman-style minaret that peculiarly has no mosque below or attached to it, and currently sits in […]


9 February 2021 - 31 May 2021

isthmus is a connection; a site forged between places. This collaborative research commission invites artists whose thinking and work are bolstered by peer exchange and participatory forms of knowledge assembly. Presented on the Mercer Union website and using Miro, commissioned projects bridge geographies and temporalities between artists, their collaborators and publics; gathering a multiplicity of […]