ArtSlant - Alternative spaces en-us 40 Art Toronto (Toronto International Art Fair), METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada <p>Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is one of the most successful fairs in North America. Art Toronto is held annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada's top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:49:41 +0000 Chinese Contemporary Xchange (CCX), 50 Gladstone Avenue , Toronto, Ontario M6J 3K6, Canada <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Founded in 2006, CHINESE CONTEMPORARY XCHANGE (CCX) is a non-profit organizing committee focusing on art exchange programs between Canada and overseas Chinese communities. Our definition of Chinese contemporary art deals with critical and creative art practices within the wider context of artists from not only mainland China but also Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, countries of Southeast Asia, and Chinese diaspora abroad.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="black_11_text"><span style="font-size: small;">Chinese contemporary art has a dynamic and complex relationship with the rest of the art world. It is our goal to bring into Canada such vibrance through a continuous, curated program of exhibitions, to generate discourse and exchange of ideas between the participating countries.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="black_11_text"><span style="font-size: small;">CCX's main effort is devoted to a constant showcasing of Chinese contemporary art in Canada. 70% of the CCX exhibition program is dedicated to bringing in high calibre work from East Asia. 30% of the program is committed to organizing Canadian contemporary art exhibitions in Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="black_11_text"><span style="font-size: small;">CCX runs a centrally located gallery space in Toronto that houses regular exhibition programs on Chinese contemporary art. CCX programs include film and video screenings, lectures, performance events, publications and web publishing, as well as educational outreach.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="black_11_text"><span style="font-size: small;">CCX aims to work with curators, institutions, public galleries and art organizations in East Asia and Canada on projects of varying scales.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="black_11_text"><span style="font-size: small;">CCX is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of artists and writers. Its activities and artistic advancement will be informed and broadened by an international Advisory Board of artists, curators and professionals in the field.</span></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:48:41 +0000 Koffler Gallery Off-Site at Honest Ed's, 581 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1K3, Canada <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 16pt; color: #ff0000;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 04:33:44 +0000 Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art, 1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1N9 , Canada <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Mandate / Vision </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>Mercer Union</strong>, A Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre dedicated to the existence of contemporary art. We provide a forum for the production and exhibition of Canadian and international conceptually and aesthetically engaging art and related cultural practices. We pursue our primary concerns through critical activities that include exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, publications, events and special projects.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Brief History</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Established and incorporated in 1979, Mercer Union began as an artist-run centre through the collective efforts of artists who believed in alternative art production and presentation. Throughout our thirty year history, we have maintained ambitious programming, exhibiting national and international artists and presenting cultural professionals both in formative and established stages of their careers</span>.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:25:01 +0000 Red Bull 381 Projects, 381 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A5, Canada Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:41:03 +0000 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, <p><strong>CONTACT is an annual month long festival of photography with over 1000 local, national and international artists at more than 200 venues across the Greater Toronto Area in May.</strong></p> <p>Founded as a not-for-profit organization 15 years ago, CONTACT is devoted to celebrating, and fostering an appreciation of the art and profession of photography. As the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Toronto, CONTACT stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.5 million and is focused on cultivating even greater interest and participation this year.</p> <p>The festival's success, to a great degree, is a result of the open call for exhibitions and this continues to provide an invaluable opportunity for emerging artists to contribute unexpected and memorable encounters with photography throughout the city, alongside leading professionals. Since 2002, curated programming and special events are a central focus of development.</p> <p>Through the ongoing development of the festival into a leading proponent of photography, we increase exposure and recognition for local, Canadian and international artists. CONTACT is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:46:06 +0000 The Artist Project - Contemporary Art Fair, Better Living Centre , 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Exhibition Place , Toronto,, ON, Canada <p><strong>The Artist Project</strong> features original works from over 250 top contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow&rsquo;s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a unique opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from artists from Canada and abroad.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:16:36 +0000 Toronto Sculpture Garden, 115 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G6, Canada <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">The <strong>Toronto Sculpture Garden</strong> has been the site of innovative contemporary sculpture installations since 1981. This small, urban park in the downtown core serves as a testing ground for visual artists to experiment with public space and to address issues of architectural scale, materials and context. It has given some artists their first opportunity to work out-of-doors, to experiment with the challenges of siting work within an urban environment and it has provided them with critical experience for future public art projects. Many, including Susan Schelle, Stacey Spiegel, Brian Scott, Mark Gomes, John McKinnon, Carlo Cesta, Judith Schwarz, Stephen Cruise, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Yvonne Singer, Brian Groombridge, Lisa Neighbour and Warren Quigley, undertook their first public commissions after exhibiting in the Toronto Sculpture Garden.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Located at 115 King Street East, near Church Street and opposite St. James' Cathedral, the Garden is both a civic and a private initiative. It is a unique partnership between the City of Toronto, which owns and operates it as a city park, and the Louis L. Odette family, who created a non-profit foundation to fund the exhibitions. The City of Toronto has been an active participant in this partnership with Mayors David Crombie and John Sewell having played a significant role in the development of this special city park with privately funded art exhibitions.</span></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:48:09 +0000