Genres
45 RPM
5
Activism
26
Anthology
27
Architecture
44
Art History
59
Art Metropole Edition
69
Arts Writing
82
Audio
7
Autobiography
6
Bag
14
Beach Towel
4
Book
14
Booklet
8
Books on Books
15
Box set
5
Buttons
7
Calendar
7
Canadian
85
Card
6
Cassette
45
Catalogue
80
CD
124
Ceramics
27
Chapbook
5
Collaboration
8
Collage
38
Collection
6
Comic
38
Concrete Poetry
6
Contemporary Art
330
Conversations
46
Cooking
5
Creative Writing
31
Criticism
158
Culture
26
Dance
5
Design
19
Digital
6
DIY
5
Drawing
69
DVD
7
Enamel Pin
7
Environment
7
Ephemera
12
Erotica
4
Essays
180
Every Day Objects
35
Fashion
35
Feminist Theory
16
Fiction
40
Film
29
Film/Video
7
Flexidisc
6
Flip-book
8
Food
11
Found Images
7
Fundraiser
10
Glassware
15
Graphic Design
10
Graphic Novel
5
Handmade
9
History
22
Illustration
165
Indigenous Art
15
Installation Art
23
Institutional Critique
9
International
28
Interview
71
Invitation
5
Jewellery
21
Journal
9
Literature
33
Lithograph
6
LP
8
Mail Art
13
Manual
4
Memoir
6
Monograph
34
Mug
8
Multiple
40
Music
29
New Media
25
Newsprint
20
Notebook
5
Out of Print & Rare
35
Painting
61
Pamphlet
5
Patch
16
Performance Art
45
Periodical
23
Personal Texts
16
Philosophy
5
Photocopy
67
Photography
422
Pin
13
Poetry
140
Politics
37
Postcard
25
Poster
18
Print
66
Punk
5
Queer
35
Queer Pedagogy
4
Retrospective
8
Reviews
20
Risograph
101
Scarves
4
Screenprint
35
Sculpture
43
Self-Published
8
Short Stories
15
Silkscreen
14
Soap
7
Social Practice
4
Special Edition
11
Sticker
6
Sweatshirt
5
Tee-shirt
48
Text-Based Practice
17
Textile
11
Theory
119
Tote bag
28
Translation
4
Travel
11
Unique Edition
13
Video Art
7
Vinyl Record
55
Wearable
8
Wholesale
21
Zines
37

Shop > Multiples

#04555

Toronto Insane Asylum

Artist
Lavarius
Price
$2.00
Publisher
Insane Geniuses Productions
Format
Multiples
Size
7.4 × 15 cm
Description

A piece of brick symbolizing the patients of the Toronto Insane Asylum, referred to as “inmates” in the late 19th century. The massive structure of the Toronto Insane Asylum encompassed the entire area of 16 hectares between Queen and King Streets West, bordering Shaw Street and Dovercourt Road. Construction of the wall began in 1875 and was finished in 1910, solely with patient labour. This work was referred to as “therapeutic” and was made mandatory for all male patients, of able body and “improved mind.” No-one was ever given financial reward or any tangible benefits for this work. It was in fact slave labour.

  1. Toronto Insane Asylum
 

Related Items

  1. Kara Hamilton: Placeholder 03
  2. Kara Hamilton: fragile get out the vote pin 02
  3. Kara Hamilton: fragile get out the vote pin 04
  4. Kara Hamilton: fragile get out the vote pin 07
  5. Shari Kasman: Galleria Mall Sandwiches at El Amigo Postcard
  6. Pascal Paquette: Magnetized spray bomb nozzles
  7. Sarah Nasby: Squiggle Pendant
  8. Still Life
  9. Collage Postcards
  10. Julie Voyce: GTA Dolls
  11. Sandy Plotnikoff: Blank Disc II
  12. Melissa Luk: Mask notebook (large)
  13. Tom Dean: My Broken Heart: Globe and Mail, March 8 1999
  14. Shari Kasman: Galleria Mall Button
  15. RAY ~ RAY Backpack
  16. Adam David Brown: silence
  17. Shari Kasman: Galleria Mall Santa Postcard
  18. Shari Kasman: Galleria Gumball Machines Postcard
  19. Anna Banana: BANANAPOST
  20. Shari Kasman: Galleria Mall Magnet
  21. Marlo Yarlo: Pleasure Until Forever Mousepads
  22. Shari Kasman: Galleria Mall Snowmen Postcard
  23. Miyo Takeda: Counterfeit ’No Frills’ shopping bag
  24. Geoffrey Farmer: THIS ROOM IS NOT IN USE (As of October 24th, 2013) - framed
  25. Luis Jacob: BILTS Book: 99-22
  26. John Marriott: No Security button
  27. Tom Lecuyer: Untitled Print
  28. Iris Häussler: Joseph Wagenbach: Liebe macht machen überleben, Love makes making survive
  29. Luxury Lanyards
  30. Standard Form Editions Wrapping Paper