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Art Toronto 2018 Programming

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    Image courtesy of Art Toronto

PLATFORM Speaker Series + POWER TALKS

PLATFORM is Art Toronto’s original series of lectures and panel discussions from prominent art world figures. Included within PLATFORM are POWER TALKS, a series of lectures organized in partnership with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.Find out what's trending and happening in the international scene from artists, writers and curators and immerse yourself in all things art in this comprehensive line up of talks on the PLATFORM stage.

Talks last approximately one hour and are free with admission. See the 2018 schedule of talks HERE.


FOCUS: California

Expanding upon 2017's FOCUS: Los Angeles, Art Toronto returns this year with FOCUS: California. The interactive exhibit featuring galleries from California will be curated by Kim Nguyen (Curator and Head of Programs at the CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco) and Glen Helfand (Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, independent writer and curator based in Oakland, California).

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 27, 5:00 PM Terence Dick, Art Critic & Editor at Akimbo.caRepresenting Histories: from the Documentary to the Dystopian in conversation with artists Véronique La Perrière M., Micah Lexier, Tyler Bright Hilton and Tyler Los-Jones.

Sunday, October 28, 5:00 PMDerek Liddington, ArtistArt and material culture have long been aligned, but how does the translation of culture into art shift our understanding of the world we live in? A medium-specific exploration of the role of popular imagery in abstract contemporary painting. Exhibiting artists include: Louis-Philippe Cote, Dil Hildebrand and Tessar Lo.

The Park

This year’s design initiative The Park in conjunction with the FOCUS: California exhibition presents a curated selection of video and works by local and international artists reflecting on abstract interpretations and notions of landscape. Works are presented as movies in the park with expanses of green lawns and bleacher seating.

Canadian Masterworks

This year Art Toronto highlights important Canadian artworks created before 1968 which are showcased at galleries whom exhibit historic and secondary market work at the fair. Look for this logo which designates specific artworks which are included in this highlight.

Participating Galleries:Cosner Gallery at the Ritz Carlton Montreal (Booth A19)Barbara Edwards Contemporary (Booth C41)Michael Gibson Gallery (Booth A28)Han Art (Booth A12)Masters Gallery (Booth A15)Roberts Gallery (Booth A18)Nikola Rukaj Gallery (Booth A3)Miriam Shiell Gallery (Booth A7)