Collage Party: Paul Butler || February 22 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Throughout the month of February, Butler will stage a Collage Party at Project Gallery that will serve as a pilot model for a future permanent space in Toronto. As Butler describes it: “The Collage Party is where I make my work. It’s my studio. And I like making work alongside other people of all ages and backgrounds – not just artists. It’s how I grow personally and artistically – laterally, through shared ideas, beliefs, opinions, likes, and techniques”. Info: facebook.com/events
Celebrating the Indigenous Spirit Reception || February 8 at 4 PM – 6 PM
In the spirit of collaboration, reciprocity, and exchange, Celebrating the Indigenous Spirit, a group show taking place at North Space from January 22 to February 16, 2018, explores the rich diversity, imaginative beauty, and resilient vitality of Indigenous creative expression. It brings together an inter-generational group of artists to push past boundaries and illuminate the connection between art, activism, resistance, and resurgence. Info: facebook.com/events
Artist Project 2018 || February 22 – February 25
Artist Project celebrates its 11th year with the most exciting show yet!
From collectors and curators to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favorite art fair. Info: facebook.com/events
History, Collecting and the Art Object || February 9 at 9 AM – 4 PM
What are the implications of past choices on future collection practices? Is an object altered by becoming part of an institution’s collection; is the institution altered? How are contemporary artists re-visiting historical narratives and forms of representation in their work?
Join artists, curators, and academics at the National Gallery of Canada as they discuss history, collecting and the art object. Participants include Shannon Bool, David Hartt, Robert Houle, Johanne Lamoureux, lessLIE, Landon Mackenzie, Diana Nemiroff, Jamasee Pitseolak, Hajra Waheed and Stan Douglas.
In the Auditorium. Free. Admission to Gallery exhibitions is not included. Registration is required: www.gallery.ca/rsvp/2018ContemporaryArtSymposium
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