ArtTO 2020 On Demand Content

This year, we are thrilled to offer a selection of programming that will be available to view on demand throughout the fair. 

 


On Demand

PLATFORM TALK: Decolonizing Museums and Collections
Presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario (Virtual)

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario for an in-depth conversation conversation on the ongoing process of decolonizing collections and shifting institutional space towards greater equity. The discussion will be moderated by Wanda Nanibush, Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and will feature independent and institutional curators from both Canada and the USA – Julie Crooks, Associate Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario; Julie Nagam, Canadian Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media and Associate Professor, University of
Winnipeg; Larry Ossei-Mensah, Independent Curator and Co-Founder of ARTNOIR, and Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Director and CEO, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. 


On Demand

PLATFORM TALK: Claiming Space: Women in the Art World
Presented by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) (Virtual)

Echoing the #MeToo movement, this panel will address the presence of women in the visual arts. Going beyond the implications of motherhood and considering that parity is a real issue in the work world, how are women artists, art dealers, curators and art critics positioning themselves today? This panel discussion offers a perspective on how far we have come, but also on the work that remains to be done regarding gender inequality - whether implicit or unconscious - that shapes our community.


On Demand

PLATFORM TALK: Working together apart: Collaborative practices in Vancouver
Presented by the Contemporary Art Gallery (Virtual)

This panel discussion brings together an intergenerational group of Vancouver-based artists to discuss their histories with community and collaborative practices, the circumstances that brought them to the city, and their current projects in a time of distancing. Moderated by Althea Thauberger, this conversation includes Justine A. Chambers, Yasmine Haiboub, Sandra Semchuk and Charlene Vickers. 


On Demand

PLATFORM TALK: Expositions récentes au Québec : une conversation / Recent Exhibitions in Quebec: A Conversation
Presented by the Musée d'art de Joliette (Virtual)

 


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PLATFORM TALK: The Evolving Role of Public Art and Placemaking
Presented by ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art, City of Toronto (Virtual)

Join moderator Rebecca Carbin, Principal of ART + PUBLIC UnLtd , and Strategy and Programs Lead for ArtworXTO:Toronto's Year of Public Art, for a conversation about the shifting landscape of public art in cities. Panelists Ken Lum, Artist, Su Ying Strang, Director at Calgary’s The New Gallery, and Coralie Olson, Managing Partner of Montreal and Toronto-based MASSIVart, speak to how a variety of public art projects have responded to geographic and temporal specificies, defining urban contexts and shifting cultural moments.


On Demand

ARTIST TALK: Moyra Davey in conversation with Andrea Kunard
Presented by the National Gallery of Canada (Virtual)

On the occasion of the exhibition Moyra Davey: The Faithful at the National Gallery of Canada, curator Andrea Kunard speaks with the Toronto-born, New York City based artist whose influential work interrogates the boundaries and possibilities between photography, film, text and the human experience. Moyra Davey: The Faithful explores the artist’s trajectory from early images of family and friends, through portraits of the detritus of everyday life, her mailed photographs, and films examining the work of authors, philosophers and artists. Join artist and curator as they discuss the development of this remarkable exhibition featuring 54 photographs and 6 films by Davey, along with more than a dozen works from the NGC collection.

 


On Demand

PLATFORM TALK: Àbadakone | Continuous Fire: Indigenous Art at the NGC
Presented by the National Gallery of Canada (Virtual)

Please join the National Gallery of Canada’s Director and CEO Sasha Suda, and Greg A. Hill, Audain Senior Curator, Indigenous Art, as they discuss past, present and future
engagements with Indigenous Art at the NGC. Their conversation comes on the occasion of the recent launch of the catalogue for the exhibition Àbadakone which
closed in early October after a nearly year-long presentation at the Gallery. Àbadakone
– a word meaning “continuous fire” in the language of the Algonquin peoples –
featured work by more than 70 contemporary Indigenous artists identifying with
almost 40 Indigenous nations, ethnicities and tribal affiliations. Following the path-breaking initiatives of Sakahàn – “to light [a fire]” – in 2013, Àbadakone built upon themes of continuity, activation, and relatedness to explore the creativity, concerns and vitality of Indigenous art from 16 countries, including Canada.


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PLATFORM TALK: The Book on Kent Monkman: Canada’s internationally celebrated painter on the necessity of artist publications
Presented by Art Canada Institute (Virtual)

This discussion, moderated by Sara Angel, follows the publication of the Art Canada Institute’s March 2020 book on Kent Monkman’s installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Revision and Resistance: mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The publication will serve as the basis for a conversation about the enduring role of artist publications in documenting, examining, and recognizing an artist’s work, as well as in shaping
art history. It will also address how Revision and Resistance is the only book to offer the behind-the-scenes story of Kent Monkman’s diptych mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People), two genre-defying paintings that have changed the
conversation about art history.