ART TORONTO 2017 SHOW GUIDE
/FOCUS: Los Angeles FOCUS: Los Angeles, the feature section of this year’s fair, gives visitors a taste of the increasingly relevant and burgeoning art scene on the west coast. In recent years, Los Angeles has redeﬁned itself as a major centre for artistic production and curatorial vision. What is it precisely about LA, its history, values and physicality that draws artists, curators and gallerists to it today? FOCUS: Los Angeles unpacks and highlights contemporary cultural praxis from this city. Artist Project Series: And The Sky is Grey The FOCUS: Los Angeles Artist Project Series, curated by Santiago Vernetti, presents a number of projects by LA artists placed throughout the fairgrounds. These include in-situ installations, the latest in genre bending virtual reality work by LA new media artists and a microcinema showcasing some of LA’s most experimental and engaging moving image art practices. This central group exhibition features works by Christopher Coy, Karen Lofgren, Grant Levy-Lucero, Christopher Richmond, Nicolas Grenier, Jake Longstreth, Kandis Williams and other artists whose practices have been shaped by the city’s complex cultural history and landscape. Additionally, a number of projects by Los Angeles based artists have been placed throughout the common areas including FLOAT, a future-facing virtual institution from Kate Parsons, Ben Vance, and Daniel Lisi, the Sorry’s Bar, an art installation by Adam Stamp and recent sculptural work by Josh Callaghan. Additional Programming In addition to the Artist Project Series, FOCUS: Los Angeles includes the participation of eight leading galleries representing the Los Angeles area, an engaging panel talk, Beyond the Hype, moderated by LA-journalist Jori Finkel of The New York Times and The Art Newspaper, as well as a live comedy performance, Aesthetical Relations, hosted by LA-based art writer and comedian Christina Catherine Martinez. See pages 4-5 for schedule of talks and performances. 1 Adam Stamp, Sorry's Bar 2 Santiago Vernetti 3 Christopher Richmond (Moskowitz Bayse, F07) 4 Erik Olson (Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, F02) 5 Grant Levy-Lucero (Night Gallery, F01) 6 Karen Lofgren (Royale Projects, F05) 7 FLOAT, Liminal Realities, Dream Logic Edition
2 Curated by Santiago Vernetti Santiago Vernetti is an independent curator and writer based in Los Angeles. Some of his most recent group exhibitions include Top Five Buddy Cop Films at Steve Turner, Thus Spake the Fungus at Arturo Bandini, and Aria Dean, Merideth Hillbrand, Hannah Boone at Club Pro Los Angeles. His writings have been featured in FOUNDATIONS Magazine, LXAQ, Baumtest and his essays have been included in a variety of artist books and catalogues including Transmorphing Utopia, a monograph on the work of Paul W Waddell. He was previously at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and is currently at work on a group exhibition of site-responsive works for the Angels Gate Cultural Center with co-curator Jeanne Dreskin.
/PLATFORM Speaker Series + POWER TALKS Hear from inﬂuential art world ﬁgures and ﬁnd out what’s trending in the international scene from artists, writers and curators and immerse yourself in all things art in this comprehensive lineup of talks on the Art Toronto stage. Talks last approximately one hour and are complimentary with admission. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 1 PM / The Evolution of Painting: How Artists Today are pushing the Medium’s Boundaries Presented by Presenting Sponsor, RBC This panel explores the shifting role of paint in an artist’s practice. Paint is no longer just applied to canvas; it is molded, stretched, knitted and sculpted to create works that defy traditional notions of what a painting can be. Nicholas Brown (Manager of Programming, Canadian Art), leads a discussion on how this shift not only impacts an artist’s practice, but also strongly inﬂuences the legacy of art in Canada. Panelists include Corrie Jackson (Associate Art Curator, RBC), Beth Stuart (Artist) and Jonathan Shaughnessy (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada). 2:30 PM / Meet the 2017 Sobey Art Award Winner Presented by the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada The winner of the 2017 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize for professional artists 40 and under will speak with Mary Lynk, award winning journalist and producer for CBC radio’s IDEAS program about his/her work and career. Initially a nominee among 25 longlisted artists from across Canada, the winner was selected by an international jury from a shortlist of ﬁve. Since its inception in 2002, the annual award has had an undeniable impact on the careers of young Canadian artists. In collaboration with the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto is presenting the work of the ﬁve ﬁnalists from October 24 to December 9, 2017. 4 PM / POWER TALK: Charles Gaines, Systems, Structures and the Politics of Subjectivity Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery LA-based artist Charles Gaines will discuss his early work in systems and numerals to his most recent work with language and representation. This will 4
include a discussion of ways the work rethinks notions of subjectivity and how they are manifested in works of art. 6 PM / Tania Willard: Site/ation Presented by C Magazine Using concepts of Indigenous epistemology, land rights and creative acts, curator and artist Tania Willard will discuss her approach to recent curatorial and artist led projects. Centering methods of acknowledging territory and developing relationship with site, and contrasting notions of in-situ, Site/ation acknowledges the deep artfulness and Indigenous land rights holders of all sites in Canada. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 1 PM / Perspectives on Collecting: Fine Art and Beyond Presented by Show Sponsor, AXA ART How can different types of collections inform our view of contemporary art? What common passion drives the collection and interest in objects from decorative arts to fashion or artefacts to religious works? Join AXA ART’s Iris Handke as she interviews all panelists as they investigate their own curatorial eye and if their insights into the artistry of certain objects informs or enhances viewership of traditionally held artistic media. Panelists include Kelvin Browne (Executive Director and CEO, Gardiner Museum), Filiz Çakir Philip (Curator, Aga Khan Museum) and Alexandra Palmer (Senior Curator, Royal Ontario Museum). 2:30 PM / FOCUS: Los Angeles: Beyond the Hype Los Angeles has undoubtedly become an exciting epicenter for artists, art schools, museums and galleries, but we’ve also begun to see backlash to all the growth, whether anti-gallery protests in Boyle Heights or concerns about mega-collectors opening their own museums. Can the city sustain all the new galleries and museums in town? In a panel moderated by journalist Jori Finkel (The New York Times and The Art Newspaper), curator Santi Vernetti, gallerist Luis De Jesus and artist Kim Schoen will discuss the fast-changing landscape of the LA art scene. 4 PM / POWER TALK: Mari Spirito, Protocinema, In and Around Istanbul Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Mari Spirito is the Founding Director of Protocinema, realizing site-aware exhibitions in the world, based in
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/Canadian Art Editor Tours
Canada 150 Art Project (Roche Bobois & Canadian Art) Isla Santa Maria 3D, Oliver Husain (Susan Hobbs Gallery) Carla Fernández 87 Wade Ave (Franz Kaka) The Finiliars, Ed Fornieles (Galerie Division) What Needs To Be Said, MK Guth (Cristin Tierney Gallery)
P07 / NOT FOR SALE (Bunker 2) P08 / Okui Enwezor Graciously Guide Us, Bill Burns (MKG127), Lobby Level BAR X THE DRAKE / Ness Lee (The Drake) CANADIAN ART BOOTH / Plot Holes, Christian Kliegel
Join Canadian Art editors Nicholas Brown, Bryne McLaughlin, Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, and Leah Sandals at 2 PM every day as they discuss their favourite artists and artworks at Art Toronto. Tours begin at the Canadian Art booth.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 2 PM / Nicholas Brown, Manager of Programming and Contributing Editor
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2 PM / Bryne McLaughlin, Senior Editor
2 PM / Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, Associate Editor
2 PM / Leah Sandals, Managing Editor, Online
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6 PM / PANEL: The Idea of History Presented by Canadian Art What stories are we telling and whose are we leaving out? Inspired by the theme of the Fall issue, The Idea of History, Merray Gerges (Assistant Editor, Canadian Art) leads a discussion exploring Black-Canadian histories from the perspective of the panelists' artistic practices. Panelists include Deanna Bowen (Artist), Yaniya Lee (Associate Editor, Canadian Art) and Michèle Pearson Clarke (Artist).
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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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3 PM / Frances Loeffler (Curator, Oakville Art Galleries) previously at White Cube, London, UK, will guide visitors around a selection of Canadian and international talent at Art Toronto. Offering a personal viewpoint on the central themes of a diverse range of works, she will give insight into the most interesting artists working today.
3 PM / Melissa Bennett (Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton) leads a tour of artworks by some of the more emotive and understated artists working today. A focused look at a selection of intimate practices will suggest their rich meanings, with amusing surprises along the way.
3 PM / Julia Paoli (Director of Exhibitions & Programs, Mercer Union,acentreforcontemporaryart) will lead a tour focusing on emerging artist communities in Toronto. Paoli will explore artworks that embody changed notions of connectedness and community in the context of Toronto contemporary art.
1 PM / Past Forward: Toronto’s Early Contemporary Art Scene Presented by Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) In light of ADAC’s recent 50th anniversary, Georgiana Uhlyarik (Associate Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario), Gisella Giacalone (Owner/Director, Mira Godard Gallery), Renann Isaacs (Director, renann isaacs contemporary art), Michael Snow (Artist) and Paul Wildridge (Director, Roberts Gallery) will discuss post-war Toronto’s contemporary galleries in a conversation-style panel. A time of creativity and innovation, we look at the game-changer dealers and artists and their contribution to art history and the Canadian art scene today. 2:30 PM / Making the Beyond Presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) cheyanne turions (Director of Education and Public Programs, VAG) leads artists Patrick Cruz, Magalie Guérin and Walter Scott in a panel discussing how the idea of the west often stands in as a metaphor for the development of a project or concept. The talk will explore how contemporary practices are aggravating the limits of western art historical discourses in framing or contextualizing the range of inﬂuences and concerns that artists are working with today.
/SOLO Salon Art Talks Join a selection of Art Toronto’s SOLO artists as they discuss their work through the lens of shared themes. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
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5 PM / David Liss (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada) in conversation with artist Jennifer Lefort, Joseph Hartman, Robin Arseneault and Jane Buyers.
5 PM / William Huffman (Arts Administrator, Curator and Educator, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto division of Cape Dorset’s West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative) in conversation with artists Celia Perrin Sidarous, Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley, Jay Dart, Miles Gertler and Kris Knight.
Istanbul and New York since 2011. Spirito will discuss the founding and development of Protocinema, present a few of their projects, talk about working with uncertainty, and the new role of non-proﬁts worldwide.
4 PM / POWER TALK: Courtney Martin, Plant Space, Depth and Distance Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Courtney J. Martin (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation) will use American painter Robert Ryman, active from the late 1950s, to examine the question of painting within the discourse of objectbased minimalism.
/Performances Art Toronto is pleased to host a number of performances throughout the show ﬂoor and on the Art Toronto stage. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 6 PM / A DANCER IS NOT A SCULPTURE BUT A SCULPTURE IS A DANCE Presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario Together with dancer Lukas Malkowski and Deaf Artist Ralista Rodgriguez, choreographer Valerie Calam and cinematographer Jason Tan – award winning Torontobased artist Diane Borsato will perform a discursive and choreographic response to the fair, during the Opening Night Preview, using American Sign Language (ASL) and a wider vocabulary of improvised movement. THURSDAY, OCT 26 – MONDAY, OCT 30 NOT FOR SALE, Bunker 2 Location: South-west corner of the fair In NOT FOR SALE, Bunker 2 aims to introduce a new dimension to Art Toronto: that of time-based artworks, which exist in a state of ethereal transience. 7:30 PM & 9 PM / Thurs Oct 26: Jazmine V.K Carr 2 PM & 6 PM / Fri Oct 27: Patrick Cruz 2 PM & 6 PM / Sat Oct 28: Rodney Diverlus 2 PM & 4 PM / Sun Oct 29: Maya Ben David 2 PM & 4 PM / Mon Oct 30: Francisco-Fernando Granados What Needs To Be Said, MK Guth Location: Opposite Cristin Tierney Gallery’s booth (C40) This interactive performance by MK Guth takes place at various times and invites participants to declare what they believe needs to be said about such topics as politics, identity, love, art, and ecology. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 7 PM / FOCUS: Los Angeles, Aesthetical Relations Location: Art Toronto Stage This itinerant and irregular live ‘comedy talk show experience’is produced and hosted by LA-based art writer and comedian Christina Catherine Martinez. Loosely modeled on the late-night talk show format, Aesthetical Relationsfeaturescomedians,musicians,andperformance artistsdoingunclassiﬁablefeatsofentertainmentfollowed by a brief heart-to-heart with the magnanimous emcee, Miss Martinez. 5
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Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto Angell Gallery, Toronto Art Mûr, Montréal Back Gallery Project, Vancouver Bau-Xi Gallery | Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto & Vancouver Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montréal & Toronto Galeries Roger Bellemare et Christian Lambert, Montréal Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa & Toronto Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York Birch Contemporary, Toronto Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal Galerie René Blouin, Montréal Caviar20 & Todd Merrill Studio, Toronto Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto Galerie D'Este, Montréal dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton Galerie Division, Montréal & Toronto Downs & Ross, New York Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto Susan Eley Fine Art, New York ELLEPHANT, Montréal Equinox Gallery, Vancouver ESP, Toronto Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montréal Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto Franc Gallery, Vancouver Gachi Prieto, Buenos Aires Galerie 3, Québec City General Hardware, Toronto Jill George Gallery, London Michael Gibson Gallery, London Ginsberg Galería, Lima Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto Han Art, Montréal Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London & New York renann isaacs contemporary art, Guelph Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver Gallery Jones, Vancouver Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Galerie Claude Laﬁtte, Montréal GALERIE ISABELLE LESMEISTER, Regensburg Marión Gallery, Panama City Mayberry Fine Art, Toronto & Winnipeg Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto MKG127, Toronto Oeno Gallery, Bloomﬁeld Other Criteria, New York & London Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal & Toronto Parisian Laundry, Montréal Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's parts gallery, Toronto Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto Galerie Raphael, Frankfurt Republic Gallery, Vancouver Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal Roberts Gallery, Toronto Clint Roenisch, Toronto
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RoFa Projects, Potomac Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto Rumi Galleries, Oakville Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary Galerie Trois Points, Montréal Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto Winsor Gallery, Vancouver Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
FOCUS: Los Angeles
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Jaan Poldaas, Birch Contemporary, Toronto Joseph Hartman, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto Miles Gertler, Corkin Gallery, Toronto Rande & Carollyne (Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley), Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver Robin Arseneault, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary Jeneen Frei Njootli, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver Kris Knight, MULHERIN, Toronto & New York Celia Perrin Sidarous, Parisian Laundry, Montréal Jane Buyers, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto Jennifer Lefort, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami Ambera Wellmann, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary Jay Dart, Galerie Youn, Montréal
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Will Aballe Art Projects | WAAP, Vancouver La Castiglione Gallery, Montréal CYDONIA, Fort Worth Dillon + Lee, New York Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg L’INCONNUE, Montréal Quimera, Buenos Aires Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto
PUBLICATIONS Akimbo, Border Crossings, C Magazine, Canadian Art, CONTACT Photography Festival, esse, Vellum
Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC), Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa Inuit Art Foundation, Toronto McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg Mercer Union, Toronto OCAD University, Toronto Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto
/Art Toronto Design Art Toronto welcomes you to the third 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 by Dreschel Studio and Roche Bobois. Together with London and 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, cafés and bars. Be sure to check out the lounge areas as you explore the fair.
/Edition Toronto 2 ⁄ edition is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms, and building an appreciation for artworks produced in editions of more than one. New and returning visitors to 2 ⁄ edition will ﬁnd an expanded roster of vendors, and continue to have their eyes and minds opened to alternative ways of looking at and collecting art. A stimulating and engaging series of talks, panels and special exhibitions will also be presented throughout the weekend in conjunction with the fair’s programming partners. 2 / edition is located in the Lobby level of the fair.
Image: drink by Kristin Nelson. Photo courtesy the artist.
In partnership with superkül, MOCA will be sharing proposals for the entry ﬂoor landscape of its future home on Sterling Road within a lounge in the SOLO Section of the fair. superkül’s seating structure responds to the mushroom column heads found in the Tower Automotive Building, designed by architect J. W. Schreiber. Erected in 1919, the building continues to be an important early example of ﬂat-slab concrete construction. In the lounge, MOCA's installation acts as a prototype for a circular seating composition that tests form, scale, userfriendliness and ﬂexibility. A key element of the ﬁnish and the surface detailing will be inspired by material textures found inside the heritage building. Come join the conversation and help select ﬁnal aspects of the design in the lead up to MOCA’s opening in spring 2018. 9
/Where to Eat & Drink Enjoy a selection of food and beverage options during your time at the fair. BAR X THE DRAKE Stop by the south-east corner of the fair for a signature cocktail and other beverages in front of a site-speciﬁc installation by artist Ness Lee. Sorry’s Bar As part of FOCUS: Los Angeles, the Sorry’s Bar (created by LA-artist Adam Stamp) offers a selection of wine, beer, and other beverages right at the centre of the fair. Grab a drink and enjoy the curated FOCUS: Los Angeles Artist Project Series. Sushi by Ah So Sushi Located at the centre of the fair, Ah So Sushi offers a selection of sushi options made fresh daily. Greens by Cashew & Clive Located at the south-east corner of the fair, Greens by Cashew & Clive offers a contemporary and fresh approach to food, taking inspiration from local produce, seasonal harvests, and international ﬂavours. Selection includes salads, sandwiches, snacks and drinks.
/ART BISTRO X THE DRAKE Art Toronto is excited to announce our on-site Restaurant Partner, The Drake. Led by Chef Matt Ravenscroft, Drake Catering brings a unique personality + endless energy to the fair with an artfully-curated food + beverage experience, accented by artist Jennifer Murphy’s installation. Be sure to stop by the ART BISTRO X THE DRAKE.
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Published on Oct 12, 2017
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