The Gattuso Prize goes to Sophie Sabet | That’s a wrap on CONTACT 2019!

Sophie Sabet, I Almost Didn’t Feel You Leave. Installation at the Bradley Museum, May 11-June 16, 2019. Photo: Darren Rigo.

The Gattuso Prize goes to Sophie Sabet

I Almost Didn’t Feel You Leave
On view at the Bradley Museum until June 16, 2019
Curated by Noa Bronstein

The Gattuso Prize of $5,000 acknowledges an outstanding Featured Exhibition in CONTACT. The jury, Maegan Broadhurst (curator, The Shell Projects) and Geneviève Wallen (independent curator and writer), based their decision on the conceptual and technical excellence of the work, as well as the curatorial vision.

“Against the backdrop of the Bradley Museum, I Almost Didn’t Feel You Leave complicates colonial narratives of the homestead by using the autobiographical to delve into experiences of migration and its affects on familial structures. Sophie Sabet uses domestic objects as signifiers of expectation, whether economic or social, and demonstrates a desire for the continuity of a past life, but also contemplates present possibilities and constraints.” – The Jury

The exhibition is on view at the Bradley Museum (1620 Orr Rd, Mississauga) until June 16, 2019.

CONTACT’s Featured Exhibitions, selected to be part of the Festival through a juried submission process, are independently organized by artists, venues, and organizations across the city.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the generous support and contributions of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso. The Foundation demonstrates strong leadership and influences innovation across all charitable sectors in Canada including health care, culture and the arts.

That’s a wrap on CONTACT 2019!

The 23rd edition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival officially ends today! The CONTACT team would like to sincerely thank all of the exhibiting artists, venues, and programming partners as well as our funders and sponsors who made this year so memorable.

Many exhibitions continue into the summer months, so be sure to visit the CONTACT website to see what’s on near you.

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Colored People Grid), installation view, Blending the Blues, CONTACT Gallery, Toronto, May 1– July 27, 2019. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid. Courtesy CONTACT, the artist, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY.

Carrie Mae Weems
Blending the Blues

On view through July 27
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CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. CONTACT embraces an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, and cultivates collaborations with and among artists, curators, institutions, and organizations.

CONTACT is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Steam Whistle Brewing, Art Toronto, BIG Digital, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, Canadian Art, and the Metropolitan.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Goethe-Institut, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.