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Information: Johanna Robinson at 416-934-1583 or email@example.com.
Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is pleased to announce its official participation, as part of an exclusive not-for-profit contingent at The Armory Show taking place 2 to 6 March 2011. The ADAC pavilion is located in Pier 94 at Booth #1511. In partnership with Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Foundation and Art Toronto, ADAC will present a uniquely Canadian itinerary of exhibitions, public lectures and art tours. This dynamic program, entitled A Quiet Revolution: Canadian Art Now, is designed to build awareness around Canadian galleries, artists and the art market.
The exhibition and public programs are curated by Toronto Arts Foundation Associate Director William Huffman; work has been selected from the results of an open call to the ADAC membership. Working with The Armory continues the ADAC mandate of providing promotional and professional development opportunities for its member galleries across Canada.
Participating galleries are: Bau-Xi Photo; Diaz Contemporary; Doug Udell Gallery; Feheley Fine Arts; Galerie Simon Blais; Galerie Trois Points; Gallery 78; Gallery Gevik; Gallery Moos; Jessica Bradley Art + Projects; Kinsman Robinson Galleries; KWT Contemporary; Lonsdale Gallery; Mayberry Fine Art; Miriam Shiell Fine Art; Olga Korper Gallery; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain; p|m gallery; Roberts Gallery and Sandra Ainsley Gallery.
Participating artists include: Keith W. Bentley; Michel Campeau; Dean Dreaver; Scott Everingham; Éliane Excoffier; Brendan Fernandes; Tom Forrestall; Irene Frolic; Osheen Harruthoonyan; Dil Hildebrand; Natalka Husar; William Lazos; John Lennard; Rita Letendre; Amanda MacCavour; Allyson Mitchell; Viktor Mitic; Lauren Nurse; Paul P.; Germaine Pataki-Thériault; Annie Pootoogook; Steven Scott; Chris Shepard; Bewabon Shilling; Max Streicher; Derek Sullivan; Denyse Thomasos; Jutai Toonoo and Andrew Valko.
The following program of public talks and walking tours will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition:
Canadian Art Now – This daily talk series features cultural professionals who really know the visual art landscape beyond the 49th parallel. After a lively discussion over a glass of wine, the participating speakers will conduct a walking tour of The Armory Show.
Thursday 3 March at 5pm
William Huffman (Toronto Arts Foundation) – Canadian Art on the World Stage
Friday 4 March at 5pm
Patricia Feheley (Feheley Fine Arts) – Canada’s Aboriginal Art Scene
Saturday 5 March at 5pm
Denise Markonish (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) – Canadian Art at MASS MoCA in 2012
Sunday 6 March at 12pm
François Babineau (Galerie Simon Blais) and Jean-François Belisle (Association des galeries d’art contemporain) – Contemporary Art in Québec
The Expat Effect – Meet a dozen Canuck artists who’ve taken a serious bite out of the Big Apple! Each day, three emerging talents will meet their public for an informal and interactive discussion – learn about their work, how they got here, the successes enjoyed and challenges overcome. After a lively discussion over a glass of wine, the participating artists will conduct a walking tour of The Armory Show. Please join us in celebrating 12 northern lights on the East River.
Thursday 3 March at 7pm
Shelly Bahl, John Monteith, Reena Katz
Friday 4 March at 7pm
Michael Caines, Mona Saeed Kamal, Inbred Hybrid Collective
Saturday 5 March at 7pm
Kristine Moran, Brendan Fernandes, Jason Gringler
Sunday 6 March at 2pm
Adrienne Reynolds, Emily Stoddart, Tobaron Waxman
Art Dealers Association of Canada is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1966 to provide a professional platform for the determination of ethical standards as they relate to commercial galleries. ADAC also actively lobbies government on issues affecting the visual arts. The association undertakes vital programming and professional development initiatives aimed at building national and international profile for Canadian commercial galleries specifically, and around the Canadian art market in general.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $17.1 million in visual arts throughout Canada.
Additional support is generously provided by Art Toronto, AXA Insurance, Consulate General of Canada in New York, Donoahue Design, Diane Dussault & Associates, Klaus by Nienkamper and PACART.
Nuit Blanche is the perfect opportunity to try something a little different. NYC-based artist Kurt Bigenho is here to help with a lending library of usable art that allows participants to “modify” their experience of the night. Borrow something for a few hours and see where it takes you. We hear there is a special Canadian edition scarf!
Kurt Bigenho is a Californian artist currently living/working in Brooklyn, NYC. He has shown work in California, NYC, Tokyo. A recurring interest is with giving audiences a unique and customized experience. He works under a number of aliases, including The Dept. of Shape Research, Made By Kurt, K., The Generalist, and was a co-founder of VAINGLORIOUS, the SF-based uncertainty troupe, which was formally put to sleep in 2002. He is currently developing new interactive pieces and continuing to develop The Dept. of Shape Research. His design consultancy is known as Kurt for Hire. Other relevant biographical details: degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, studied yoga for a few years, likes to cook, and is a recovering pack rat. In 2004 he launched Multiverse, a monthly showcase promising ‘genre-bending at its best’. Also in 2004 he curated The Mobile Phone Photo Show, in which 250+ participants from 50+ countries sent in 2000+ images taken with mobile phones.
Curated by Darren Copeland, New Adventures in Sound Art
Part of Toronto (new music) Marathon
Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto
Performances Saturday, September 25, 2 - 7 pm
The name 3-sided Square derives from the fact that Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) has a pie shape layout - a triangle shape rather than a square. These performances are a soundscape portrait of YDS (and its surrounding area) made from 3 perspectives at once - 2 performers and the audience. It is a performance that melds together the worlds of acoustic ecology and soundscape composition with laptop improvisation and electronica and that also incorporates audience participation. The performances function as short intermezzos in between the main stage performances of the Toronto New Music Marathon at Yonge-Dundas Square. The goal of 3-sided Square is to create spontaneous and personalized sound portraits of the Yonge-Dundas area that over the course of an 8 hour period will mirror the natural changes in the Yonge-Dundas soundscape. Performances by Richard Windeyer & Eric Powell (2 - 4 pm), Michelle Irving & Matt Miller (4 - 6 pm), Jessica Thompson & Hector Centeno (6 - 8 pm)