Art Toronto 2020 Opens This Week Across Canada
Art Toronto Opens This Week
This year, Art Toronto will truly be Canada’s art fair. Looking beyond the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Art Toronto 2020 expands its virtual and physical footprint, featuring virtual exhibitions, curated collections, talks, tours and more; complemented by in-person programming in galleries across Canada.
Join us October 28 through November 8 in celebrating visual culture at a national level. We look forward to welcoming you.
Art Toronto Virtual Preview, a Benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
October 28, noon to midnight (EST)
Celebrate the launch of the fair with early access to the digital platform as well exclusive interviews and thought-provoking talks, featuring Brendan Fernandes, Françoise Sullivan, Shary Boyle, and Rajni Perera, and a DJ set by Toronto artist and Club Quarantine co-founder Casey MQ.
Art Toronto VIPs get an early look at the fair, and gain access to exclusive collection tours, studio visits and conversations.
Art Toronto Public Days
October 31 – November 8
The public portion of the fair is free to access this year. Fair programming features important conversations with dynamic speakers, including:
PLATFORM TALK: Economy and Belief: A conversation between Liz Ikiriko, Camille Turner, Whitney French, and Candice Hopkins
Presented by the Toronto Biennial of Art
POWER TALK: Curtis Talwst Santiago in conversation with Claire Gilman
Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
PLATFORM TALK: The Evolving Role of Public Art and Placemaking: A conversation between Ken Lum, Coralie Olson, Su Ying Strang and Rebecca Carbin
Presented by ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art (City of Toronto)
ARTIST TALK: Uprisings: Christi Belcourt in Conversation with Sarah Milroy
Presented by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
PLATFORM TALK: The Book on Kent Monkman: Canada’s internationally celebrated painter on the necessity of artist publications
Presented by Art Canada Institute
ARTIST TALK: Moyra Davey in conversation with Andrea Kunard
Presented by the National Gallery of Canada
NATIONAL GALLERY HOP: Visit participating galleries in cities across Canada on Saturday, November 7
Augmented Reality Filter by Jenn E Norton
Art Toronto is the first North American art fair to commission an Augmented Reality artwork. Represented by ELLEPHANT (Montréal), artist Jenn E Norton was commissioned to create the social filter using time-based media that is immersive and experiential, reframing familiar objects, landscapes, and activities as dreamlike occurrences. Norton’s work explores the blurring boundaries of virtual and physical realms, akin to the format the fair is taking this year.