MOCA Toronto Presents Greater Toronto Art 2024

Sin Wai Kin, A Dream of Wholeness in Parts (still), 2021. © Sin Wai Kin. Courtesy the artist, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei and Soft Opening, London.

MOCA Toronto Presents Greater Toronto Art 2024

A Triennial Exhibition Celebrating the Artistic Vibrancy of the Greater Toronto Area

MOCA Toronto’s highly-anticipated triennial exhibition, Greater Toronto Art 2024 (GTA24), presents newly commissioned and site-specific works alongside existing works of contemporary art by an eclectic group of 25 intergenerational artists, duos, and collectives. The second edition of the museum’s triennial, GTA24 challenges the notion of individualism and focuses instead on the interconnectedness of individuals within a larger social fabric. The exhibition proposes that explorations of personal identity are vital to creating new forms of relation, particularly in places as dense as the Greater Toronto Area.

GTA24 will be on view March 22– July 28, 2024 across all three floors of the museum.

In consideration of community and equity, the inaugural exhibition, GTA21, focused on what felt most urgent to artists under the drastically changing conditions of the pandemic. Building on this, GTA24 considers the importance of understanding the history and context of the GTA, featuring a group of intergenerational artists. The exhibition weaves together 15 newly commissioned artworks and live programmes with existing work made between the 1960s and the present. While GTA21 faced physical programming restrictions, GTA24 embraces gatherings and shared spaces, featuring live performances, events, and screenings as central elements of the project.

Organized by guest curators, Ebony L. Haynes and Toleen Touq, and MOCA Curator Kate Wong, the exhibition features works of contemporary art by:

Alexis Kyle Mitchell | Catherine Telford Keogh | Ésery Mondésir | G.B. Jones | Jean-Paul Kelly | Jes Fan | June Clark | Kamias Triennial | Lisa Myers | Lotus L. Kang | Mani Mazinani | Matthew Wong | Michael Thompson | Nobuo Kubota | Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger | Oreka James | P.Mansaram | Richard Fung | Sharlene Bamboat | Sin Wai Kin | Sukaina Kubba | Theo Jean Cuthand | Tim Whiten | Timothy Yanick Hunter | Wendell Bruno

Coming together as three curators from different places and each with different relationships to the GTA, the divergence in perspective served as an important foundation for a discussion around both artist selection as well as curatorial methodologies.

Michael Thompson, Mirror Match Shine, 2023, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Franz Kaka, Toronto. Photo by LF Documentation.

Alongside the exhibition, the GTA24 Live Programme features performances and events by artists such as Richard Fung, Nobuo Kubota, and Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger, and a Screening Programme featuring Sharlene Bamboat, Alexis Kyle Mitchell and Kamias Triennial.

MOCA Toronto is grateful to its Visionary Supporters, Gilles & Julia Ouellette and the Price Family, and Visionary Corporate Supporter Castlepoint Numa. Exceptional exhibition support has been provided by the Presenting Sponsor of GTA24, BMO Financial Group.

About MOCA Toronto

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA Toronto) presents rotating exhibitions that prioritize twenty-first-century artistic production, primarily through commissioning of new work. Artists, partnerships, experimentation, and reciprocal initiatives are at the centre of MOCA’s mission as a locally rooted and internationally connected organization. Focused on core values promoting equity, inclusion, access, courage, and responsibility, MOCA fosters active participation and engagement to serve as a welcoming cultural hub in the hyper-diverse city of Toronto.

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