Art Toronto 2012
Opening Night Preview, a benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Friday, October 26 – Monday, October 29, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Art Toronto – the Toronto International Art Fair - is pleased to announce the exhibitors for the 2012 edition of the fair. As Canada's only international art fair, Art Toronto is widely acknowledged as an essential platform for networking in the Canadian visual arts community by bringing together collectors, curators, artists and galleries from across Canada and around the world.
To view the complete list of Art Toronto 2012 exhibitors click here.
Credit: Zhang Xiaogang. Courtesy of UCCAstore – Beijing, China | Lauchie Reid. Courtesy of Narwhal, Toronto. | Daniel Langevin. Courtesy of Galerie René Blouin, Montreal. | Ken Matsubara. Courtesy of MA2 Gallery – Tokyo, Japan.
For the 2012 installation, Art Toronto has turned its attention to the diverse contemporary art scene of Asia. In addition to the over 100 galleries from Europe, the United States and Canada, Art Toronto will feature 12 established and emerging galleries from the world's largest continent in a section devoted specifically to contemporary Asian art.
Focus ASIA offers an international platform to Asian artists and galleries, and provides a unique opportunity for visitors to Art Toronto to experience a distinct view of the Asian art scene. Those participating in Focus ASIA 2012 are Gao Magee Gallery - Madrid, Spain; Galleria H. – Taipei, Taiwan; Art Lexing – Miami, US; MA2 Gallery - Tokyo, Japan; GALERIE PARIS – Yokohama, Japan; Galerie Pici – Seoul, Korea; Tyler Rollins Fine Art – New York, US; Gallery Sumukha – Bangalore, India; Tezukayama Gallery – Osaka, Japan; Wellside Gallery – Seoul, Korea; Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill – Graz, Austria & Manila, Philippines and Gallery Yang - Beijing, China. Art Toronto is also delighted to be welcoming the prestigious Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) – Beijing, China who will be exhibiting in Canada for the first time. Read more about Focus ASIA.
Art Toronto's main section will host 93 exhibitors from Europe, the United States and Canada including international exhibitors BlueLeaf Gallery – Dublin, Ireland; Cordeiros Galeria – Porto, Portugal; Galería Begoña Malone – Madrid, Spain; John Martin Gallery, Messum's and Thompson's Galleries from London, UK; as well as Israeli galleries Vision Neil Folberg Gallery, Jerusalem and Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.
The NEXT section includes a fresh mix of young galleries, showcasing work by emerging artists. This section of the fair is an ideal location in which to discover up-and-coming talent, as well as invest in the careers of the next generation of artists. This year's participants include new exhibitors: galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montreal; General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto; Narwhal, Toronto; Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto; Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montreal; and Erin Stump Projects, Toronto along with returning international exhibitors Antena Estudio - Mexico City, Mexico; Charlie James Gallery - Los Angeles, US; Lyons Wier Gallery - New York, US and 3D Gallery – Venice, Italy.
A dynamic and engaging educational program will complement the gallery section and be comprised of a comprehensive offering of talks, tours, sculpture installations and on-site projects in addition to an exhibition presented by Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and curated by Shengtian Zheng, Yishu Managing Editor and Katherine Don, Founder of RedBox Studio. Alternative spaces will be curated by media sponsor Canadian Art magazine, the South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Gendai Gallery and the Toronto Arts Council.
Art Toronto also works in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario on the Opening Night Preview, an important benefit for the gallery; the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art on the Art Toronto MOCCA Benefit Edition, as well as The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery who curate the ever-popular Power Talks international speaker series.
Tickets to Art Toronto 2012 will be available online September 1, 2012.
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