Canada's international fair for contemporary art
October 23 to 26, 2015 - opening reception October 22
Metro Convention Centre - Toronto
|Works from the Nikola Rukaj Gallery (Toronto) incl artist William Perehudoff|
What I love about it is that it gives you a kind of snapshot of contemporary art and art practices, with a great representation of Canadian galleries from coast to coast along with a sprinkling of galleries from Europe, New York City, L.A., Tel Aviv and Tokyo.
|Works from Zemack Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv)|
|Mark Lang 'Transmission' - Galerie Bellefeuille (Mtl)|
|Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain|
|Works from the Loch Gallery (Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg)|
I had the chance to speak to Abaseh for a few minutes about the work of Eduardo Basualdo, an artist she is very excited about. The piece pictured below is on loan from a Canadian collector and ties in with his frequent theme of examining mental spaces and emphasizing the viewer's experience of the art work, meant to gently question your relationship to your surroundings. Eduardo has several shows in Europe at the moment, including a piece at the Venice Bienniale.
FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA also includes booths featuring eight additional galleries based in Latin America and/or showcasing the work of Latin American artists.
• As always, the RBC Painting Competition finalists and their work;
• Another returning feature is the MoCCA Benefit, which sees a prominent Canadian artist donate their work in support of MoCCA. This year it's Douglas Coupland's archival inkjet print ($2,500 each).
• Naturally, tours, talks and other educational features;
• A wine bar;
• SOLO - 12 booths that each focus on the work of a single artist;
|Artist Jim Holyoak at Galerie Donald Browne (Mtl)|
In an interactive feature, artist Ricardo Mazal's 'Bhutan Abstractions' invites visitors to write your thoughts or prayers on his iPad - as you write, your words will instantly merge with his video of a traditional Bhutanese prayer flag.
|Slate Fine Art (Calgary)|
Here's a peek at how last year's extravaganza was put together: