Show Guide 2016
Friday, October 28 12 – 8 PM
General $20 (online); $22 (at door)
Saturday, October 29 12 – 8 PM
Multi-Day Pass $45
Sunday, October 30 12 – 6 PM
Students and seniors $15
Monday, October 31 12 – 6 PM
Groups 10+ $15
A benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario Thursday, October 27
Free admission for children ages 12 and younger.
Special Collectors’ Preview 4:30 – 10 PM Includes access to the Opening Night Preview Opening Night Preview 6:30 – 10 PM LOCATION Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building 255 Front Street West
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Welcome to Art Toronto 2016, the 17th edition of Canada’s premier international fair for modern and contemporary art. This year’s list of exhibitors is the strongest and most diverse in the fair’s history featuring 106 galleries from 14 countries. As always, our galleries exhibit alongside cultural and museum partners, publications and curated projects to present a comprehensive view of the current art scene in Canada and abroad. 2016 marks the second year of Art Toronto Design, under the creative direction of Nicole Engelmann, designer at Wayne Swadron Interiors Limited. This initiative was conceived to feature the best in contemporary furnishings and encourages patrons to linger, explore, and converse. The layout and spatial concept of the fair by architect James Khamsi of FIRM a.d. works to create focal points and foster interactions between visitors and galleries, as well as integrate more intimate and enclosed environments. We are honoured to present our second chapter of FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA, this year curated by New York-based cultural producer Isabela Villanueva. Sixteen contemporary galleries join us from nine countries exhibiting work that touches on the breadth and depth of new art emerging from Latin America. The curatorial project features eight artists whose practices are dedicated to exploring social and political issues within the context of urban architecture and the built environment: Stefan Benchoam and Christian Ochaita (Buró de Intervenciones Públicas, Guatemala), Vivian Caccuri (Brazil), Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba), Luciana Lamothe (Argentina), Mario Navarro (Mexico), Federico Ovalles-Ar (Venezuela), and Ishmael Randall Weeks (Peru). To get the most out of your experience at Art Toronto, we invite you to participate in our extensive programming: PLATFORM, our engaging series of lectures and panel discussions from prominent art world figures, including POWER TALKS, organized in partnership with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the Curator Series Art Tours and SOLO Salon. Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy the fair!
FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA
Art Toronto continues its exploration of art from Latin America with a second installment of FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA, a curated section of the fair highlighting galleries and projects from across Mexico, Central and South America.
Artist Project Series The 2016 FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA Artist Project Series, curated by Isabela Villanueva, presents a selection of artworks that ponder architectural, spatial, and urbanistic concerns. This special exhibition gathers a group of artists dedicated to exploring social and political issues within the context of urban architecture and the built environment.
Additional Programming In addition to the Artist Project Series, FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA includes the participation of sixteen galleries highlighting work from Latin American artists as well as an extensive series of lectures and panel discussions by leading international artists and curators as part of the PLATFORM Speaker Series and the POWER TALKS presented by the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
Participating Artists Stefan Benchoam and Christian Ochaita, Buró de Intervenciones Públicas (Bureau of Public Interventions, BIP), Guatemala Vivian Caccuri, Brazil Carlos Garaicoa, Cuba Luciana Lamothe, Argentina Mario Navarro, Mexico Federico Ovalles-Ar, Venezuela Ishmael Randall Weeks, Peru Curated by Isabela Villanueva Isabela Villanueva is an independent curator and cultural producer based in New York City. Villanueva recently curated the exhibition Basta! at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College (2016), the Masters and Pioneers section for ArtLima 2016, Stanislav Kolíbal: The Fundamental Element of Drawing at Merzbau Gallery in Miami (2015) and Impronta at the Centro Cultural Capuy in Caracas (2015). She was part of the Curatorial Team of the 30th Sao Paulo Biennial titled The Imminence of Poetics and organized its itinerant exhibitions throughout Brazil (2013).
1 Carlos Garaicoa 2 Luciana Lamothe 3 Stefan Benchoam and Christian Ochaita,
Buró de Intervenciones Públicas (Bureau of Public Interventions, BIP) 4 Federico Ovalles-Ar 5 Ishmael Randall Weeks 6 Mario Navarro 7 Vivian Caccuri
ways to keep our culture unique and sustainable while attracting international attention? What are the politics of having ambitions to be internationally visible — indeed, what are the identity-and‑class-based elements of being someone who works across borders? 4 PM POWER TALK / Carla Fernández, Dances and Ceremonies Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Mexico City-based artist and fashion designer Carla Fernández was, in 2013, one of 11 worldwide recipients of the Prince Claus Award, which recognizes artists whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies. She will speak about her extraordinary approach to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Mexico’s indigenous communities. Fernández travels throughout Mexico visiting communities of artisans that specialize in handmade textiles, using centuries old indigenous techniques. In the face of today’s “fast fashion,” she is helping young artisans understand they can earn a livelihood by continuing their family’s traditions instead of migrating to the city and eventually losing their trade. Her contemporary take on handcrafted methods is proving ethical fashion can be striking, avant-garde, and forward-looking. 6 PM Sounds of Venice (1959) Presented by the National Gallery of Canada On the invitation of Geoffrey Farmer, Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam and Jon McCurley) will perform John Cage’s Sounds of Venice (1959). The re-imagining of this score, which premiered on television, brings Life of a Craphead’s hybrid approach into dialogue with the creative legacy of Cage, whose unconventional choreographies and chance-driven happenings have influenced generations of contemporary artists. Using Cage’s abstract formal terms to reflect on the very site of the Venice Biennale, this collaborative project will also address the city’s past and present reputation as a locus of artistic labour and production. This performance will be live streamed.
Curator), participants Ruth Cuthand (Artist), Lee-Ann Martin (Curator), Patricia Feheley (Director, Feheley Fine Art), and Sara Roque (Aboriginal Arts Officer, Ontario Arts Council) discuss the state of Indigenous contemporary practice from the perspective of the artist, dealer, curator and funder within the context of the larger art economy, and consider the past and current challenges and successes in supporting Indigenous artists in the market. 4 PM POWER TALK / Diego Bianchi, Impurity Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Artist Diego Bianchi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1969, where he still lives and works. He studied graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires and in 2003 – 2005 was a recipient of the prestigious Guillermo Kuitca grant, one of the few programs in Argentina that establish mentorships for young artists. Bianchi creates installations from detritus and collected objects, and is interested in re-examining the ideas of progress, value, law, education and beauty. Bianchi will share his perception of artistic practice as a testing ground and space of experimentation where the things of the world can establish unprecedented relations.
/Canadian Art Editor Tours Join Canadian Art editors Bryne McLaughlin, Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, Rosie Prata and Leah Sandals at 12:30 PM every day as they discuss their favourite artists and artworks at Art Toronto. Tours begin at the Canadian Art booth. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 12:30 PM Bryne McLaughlin, Senior Editor SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 12:30 PM Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, Associate Editor SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 1 PM Indigenous Contemporary Art Practice and the Art Market Presented by Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) Moderated by Rachelle Dickenson (PhD Candidate,
12:30 PM Rosie Prata, Managing Editor MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 12:30 PM Leah Sandals, Managing Editor, Online
/The Curator Series Art Tours Join one of Art Toronto’s engaging art tours. Tours are included with admission and last approximately 45 minutes. Check in at the Information Desk to participate. Arrive early as space is limited.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
3 PM Barbara Fischer, Executive Director/Chief Curator, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, will swerve from one work to another, sparking connections that could make an imaginary exhibition on The News Today. The walk will take you across media, geographic locations, and subject matter to highlight how artists think about the present moment, what urgencies appear, and how these manifest in their work.
3 PM Join Mandy Salter, Director/ Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, for an in-your-face highlights tour focusing on artists and gallerists who are pushing the traditional boundaries of the art market. This tour supports those creative practices that move beyond the status quo in relevant and progressive ways.
3 PM Jeffrey Spalding, Senior Curator, Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Author, leads the If I had a Million Dollars tour. He will scour the fair looking to present to you the most notable works of international and Canadian historical and contemporary art. He will be looking to place you in the company of both the evident runaway blue chip star attractions of the fair, as well as scouting emerging talent. So, just maybe you won’t need a million dollars?
/SOLO Salon Join a selection of Art Toronto’s SOLO artists as they discuss their work through the lens of shared themes. Each talk will feature four artists and analyze works exhibited within the context of the fair in conversations moderated by art professionals. SOLO Salon talks take place at 5 PM in the SOLO space. Talks are approximately 45 minutes long and are complimentary with admission.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 5 PM Contemplating Culture: Ruth Cuthand, Chris Millar, Ryan Quast, Brendan Tang Dr. Michael J. Prokopow, Cultural Historian, Curator, Associate Dean (OCAD University) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 5 PM Process Makes Practice: Fiona Ackerman, Angela Leach, Joe Lima, Zachari Logan Derek Liddington, Artist, Instructor (OCAD University)
Edition Toronto is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing, in all forms, while building an appreciation for artworks produced in editions of more than one.
Edition Toronto is also pleased to be collaborating with Art Metropole, an organization that has been dedicated to the promotion, distribution and conservation of artists’ books and multiples since 1974, in the development of the fair’s programming. Throughout the weekend, workshops and panel discussions by local, national and international artists, curators, collectors, critics, performers and other visionaries will educate, enlighten and engage visitors to the fair. Edition Toronto is located on street level adjacent to the box office.
/Art Toronto Design Art Toronto welcomes you to the second year of Art Toronto Design. Under the creative direction of Nicole Engelmann, designer at Wayne Swadron Interiors Limited, Art Toronto Design features the best in contemporary furnishings. Together with New York-based architect James Khamsi of FIRM a.d. – responsible for the overall layout and spatial concept of the fair – Art Toronto Design presents a series of curated environments, incorporated into the fabric of the fair, which are featured in the Public and Publication lounges, Café, and Wine Bar. Be sure to check out the lounge areas as you explore the fair.
/ART Bistro by Parts & Labour Art Toronto is excited to announce our on-site Restaurant Partner, Parts & Labour. Lead by Executive Chef Matty Matheson, this full-service restaurant within the fair features P&L’s comfort food with a twist. Be sure to visit the /ART Bistro by Parts & Labour during your time at the fair. Other restaurants and bars on-site include Greens and Grab + Go by Cashew & Clive. RESTAURANT PARTNER
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