Canadian Art is pleased to join Art Toronto as a lead partner.
Visiting the fair? Stop by our booth at the fair to see a special artist project by Christian Kliegel; join one of our editors’ tours, daily at 2 p.m.; and attend our main stage panel on Saturday evening.
Panel: The Idea of History
Saturday, October 28, 6 p.m.
Michéle Pearson Clarke
Moderated by Merray Gerges
Whose stories are we telling and whose are we leaving out? Inspired by the theme of our Fall 2017 issue, “The Idea of History,” this discussion explores Black Canadian histories from the perspective of our panellists’ artistic practices. Join Canadian Art’s assistant editor Merray Gerges for a conversation with associate editor Yaniya Lee and multidisciplinary artists Deanna Bowen and Michéle Pearson Clarke, all contributors to the Fall 2017 issue.
Deanna Bowen is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice examines race, migration, historical writing and authorship. She is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in film/video and recipient of the 2014 William H. Johnson Prize.
Michèle Pearson Clarke is a Trinidad-born artist who works in photography, film, video and installation. Using archival, performative and process-oriented strategies, her work explores the personal and political possibilities afforded by considering experiences of emotions related to longing and loss.
Yaniya Lee is a writer and researcher based in Toronto. She is Canadian Art‘s associate editor and is the 2017-18 writer in residence at Gallery 44.
Merray Gerges studied art history at NSCAD and journalism at King’s in Halifax. She was the 2015 writer-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Canadian Art‘s 2016 editorial resident, where she is now assistant editor.
Editor Tours of Fair Highlights
Daily at 2 p.m., departing from the Canadian Art booth
Join Canadian Art editors for tours of fair highlights. Tours are drop-in, and depart daily from the Canadian Art booth at 2 p.m.
Friday: Nicholas Brown, contributing editor
Saturday: Bryne McLaughlin, senior editor
Sunday: Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, managing editor
Monday: Leah Sandals, managing editor, online
Christian Kliegel, Plot Holes, 2017
Dimensional lumber, hollow steel pipe, concrete cast in dirt, various found objects
Part 1960s radical architecture model turned furniture, part Kensington Market produce stand, this project is constructed out of humble, everyday building materials that link everyday life and personal narrative, pragmatic space and use value.
Christian Kliegel’s practice spans the disciplines of art and architecture. He graduated from Emily Carr University and the Masters of Architecture program at the University of British Columbia. His work revolves around the relationship between narrative, material and site. He lives and works in Toronto, ON.
Canadian Art: Art Toronto Edition
Canadian Art has produced a special Art Toronto Edition, highlighting new galleries, special projects and art to see around the city. Pick up yours at the Canadian Art booth, or keep an eye out for it around the fair.
Special Subscription Offer
Visitors to Art Toronto can take advantage of our best subscription offer: only $25 for a year-long subscription, plus a free issue and a limited-edition tote bag designed by artist Les Ramsay.
Roche Bobois Artist-Designed Cushions
At this year’s Art Toronto, Roche Bobois is launching a special Canada 150 project that will give their iconic Mah Jong cushion a twist. Six leading Canadian artists have each designed a cushion in their signature style, which will be on display at Art Toronto. After being a Feature Project at the fair, Roche Bobois will auction the pieces in support of Canadian Art. Cushions will be designed by:
• Patrick Cruz, represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP (Booth V06)
• Karen Kraven, represented by Parisian Laundry (Booth C42)
• Philippe Caron Lefebvre, represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert (Booth C05)
• Ron Moppett, represented by TrépanierBaer Gallery (Booth B10)
• Ningiukulu Teevee, represented by Feheley Fine Arts (Booth C15)