honestshop21 at MOCA Toronto


at MOCA Toronto

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Sunday, January 30, 2022

In time for the holiday season, MOCA Toronto is launching honestshop21, a self-serve store that showcases and sells handmade items by local makers and creators.

honestshop21 is hosted on the ground floor of MOCA Toronto within a reconfiguration of Tom Chung’s 50 Shelves for MOCA installation that is part of the GTA21 exhibition.

The shop operates on a self-service basis, relying on the honesty of customers to record their sale and pay. Transactions will be cashless with visitors able to purchase items using credit or debit payments.


Photo: Honest Shop, 2019.

Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21) has been extended due to popular success and will now remaian on view through January 30, 2022.

Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21) centres on what feels most urgent to artists today. Featured in the exhibition are 21 artists and art collectives who work in the Greater Toronto Area or have direct connections with the city. Spanning all three floors of the Museum, the exhibition is a new triennial survey defined by MOCA’s pledge to support the work of Toronto artists and to commission new projects that add to local and global discourse.

21 Greater Toronto artists address the pressing issues of our time and our city.

Visitors encounter specially commissioned or never-before-seen artworks in a range of media including drawing, installation, paintings, sculpture, and video plus new works by all the artists: Ashoona Ashoona and Alexa Hatanaka, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Nour Bishouty, Jesse Chun, Tom Chung, Common Accounts – Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler, Julia Dault, Azza El Siddique, Kareem-Anthony Ferreira, Aaron Jones, Pamila Matharu, Native Art Department International – Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan, Oluseye, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Jagdeep Raina, Tony Romano, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Walter Scott, Kara Springer, Sahar Te, and the collective of Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko.

GTA21 was organized by guest curator Daisy Desrosiers, Adjunct Curator Rui Mateus Amaral, and MOCA Artistic Director November Paynter.

Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21) is on view at MOCA Toronto until January 30, 2022.

About MOCA Toronto
The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) presents rotating exhibitions and rosters of public programmes that prioritize twenty-first-century artistic production, primarily through commissioning of new work and providing a community space for enrichment, discourse, collaboration, and creativity. Artists, partnerships, experimentation, and reciprocal initiatives are at the centre of the Museum’s mission as a locally rooted and internationally connected organization. Focused on core values promoting equity, inclusion, access, courage, and responsibility, the Museum sparks critical conversations that challenge the current cultural moment. MOCA fosters active participation and engagement in order to serve as a welcoming cultural hub in the hyper-diverse city of Toronto.

MOCA Toronto
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