Bidding Opens for the 19th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction

Renée Condo, Mntu Apje’ji’jg X, 2023

Bidding is Open:
November 4 (tomorrow!) at 9am ET
Until November 13 at 8pm ET

Salon & Launch Celebration
November 4, 6-9pm ET
Ace Hotel, Toronto
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The 19th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction opens tomorrow! C Magazine is very excited to share this year’s collection and to officially welcome bidding on 52 works generously donated by artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, and beyond. Starting tomorrow, November 4th, and until November 13th, they invite you to bid on your favourites at Bid early and bid often to support C Magazine and ensure you take them home! Your contribution directly supports C Magazine in its mission to engage our community in the ideas of our time through Canadian-led contemporary art and art writing. Register now to save time when bidding opens.

Join C for a Live Salon and Launch Celebration. As bidding opens online tomorrow, C kicks off the auction in person from 6-9 pm at the Ace Hotel. Hear from artists Anahita Akhavan, Keiran Brennan Hinton, Laura Hudspith, Janice Reid, and Nicholas Zirk, preview their works, and mingle with other participating artists. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar, a 1-year Print Subscription, and entry to win a free night at the Ace. Enjoy an evening of art and conversation in support of C Magazine and help them continue to offer a vital platform for diverse artists, writers, and thinkers. Spaces are limited, so get your tickets now!

Images (left to right, top to bottom): Nicholas Zirk, Haptic Visions, 2022; Keiran Brennan Hinton, May Bouquet, 2022; Janice Reid, Untitled (portrait of Yona), 2023; Anahita Akhavan, Ab Namaa (Water Feature I), 2023; Laura Hudspith, Orb (healing stone), 2023.

Check out images and details for every work in the full catalogue and register to bid through Waddington’s. Registration requires a piece of ID and a short verification process.

Charitable tax receipts for all auction purchases are issued by C The Visual Arts Foundation (charitable no. 88643 1162) for the portion of artworks in excess of their estimated market value. Participating artists also receive a portion of the sales. Read important information for successful bidders in the Auction Terms and Conditions.

Images (left to right): Farihah Aliyah Shah, Without A Leg to Stand On, Untitled 06, 2021; Kathy Slade, Untitled (Charcoal) 3, 2022

C Magazine is a contemporary art and criticism periodical that functions as a forum for significant ideas in art and its contexts. C is published in print and online by C The Visual Arts Foundation, a registered charitable organization established to present ideas, advance education, and document contemporary visual art and artist culture in Canada.

Published three times per year, our print issues each explore a theme that is singularly engaged with emerging and prevailing perspectives through original art writing, criticism, and artist projects. Our content focuses on contemporary art in Canada and the activities of Canadian practitioners living abroad—with an emphasis on those from Black, Indigenous, diasporic, and other equity-deserving communities—as well as on international practices and dialogues. We are committed to facilitating meaningful, pluralistic, interdisciplinary, historically-engaged, and imaginative conversations about art.

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Toronto, ON
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Ace Hotel is located at 51 Camden St, Toronto. The building is fully accessible.

C Magazine thanks our Auction partners, Waddington’s and museumpros.