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Events / April 16 2019

Canadian Art Encounters: Andrea Fraser in Toronto

Tuesday, April 16, Doors at 6:30 p.m. Talk at 7 p.m.

Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West

Toronto, Ontario

On April 16, join internationally renowned, Los Angeles–based artist Andrea Fraser for a lecture in Toronto. Fraser will discuss her ongoing research into cultural patronage and wealth, from her 1989 performance Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk to her recent book 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics (co-published by Westreich Wagner Publications, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art and the MIT Press), which documents political contributions made by the trustees of more than 125 major US art organizations during the 2016 election cycle. Organized as a telephone book–style index, Fraser’s 2016 research meticulously tracks the intersection of arts philanthropy and campaign finance in an age of plutocracy.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
Doors at 6:30 p.m., talk begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 or pay-what-you-can

Andrea Fraser is an artist whose work investigates the social, financial and affective economies of cultural institutions, fields and groups. She is Professor, Interdisciplinary Studio Area Head, and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of California Los Angeles. Retrospectives of her work have been recently presented at the Museum Ludwig Cologne (2013), the Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2015), the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona and MUAC UNAM Mexico City (both 2016).

Jackman Hall is an accessible venue.

Canadian Art is is pleased to partner with Art Metropole for is event, who will provide a limited number of copies of Fraser’s book 2016: in Museums, Money, and Politics for sale at the lecture so that attendees can have them signed by the artist. To ensure you get your copy, you may also preorder from the Art Metropole website ( and leave a note at checkout that you’d like to pick up the book at the talk.