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28 - 31 Oct. 2016

Edition Toronto 2016

Art Metropole is pleased to announce our programming partnership with Edition and excited to share the schedule for this year’s event.

EDITION: TORONTO’S ART BOOK FAIR
Panels, Presentations, Workshops and Special Exhibitions
Program presented in conjunction with Art Metropole.

October 28–31, 2016
FREE ADMISSION
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Opening Night / Preview October 27, 2016

Friday, Oct. 28

6:00 p.m. SPEAKER
Art Metropole and C Magazine present:
Hannah Black
In Partnership with Edition and Art Toronto
On the Art Toronto stage

Hannah Black is an artist and writer from London. Black’s practice as an artist and writer draws on feminist, Marxist and black radical theory, autobiographical fragments, pop music, hope and hopelessness. She will inevitably discuss these themes in relation to recent work including her book Dark Pool Party, and the effort, the many failures, to make art and/or writing adequate to the world, probably mostly avoiding the question of what “the world” is.

Saturday, Oct. 29

12:30 p.m. TALK
Edition presents:
Rutherford Chang in conversation with Bill Clarke

New York-based artist Rutherford Chang and Edition Director Bill Clarke will discuss the personal, art-historical and conceptual aspects of the artist’s installation We Buy White Albums and some of his recent projects, such as his participation the New Museum’s Real Live Online series. This informal talk will take place in the We Buy White Albums installation at the fair.

2:00 p.m. SPEAKERS
Art Metropole presents:
Tanya Busse and Joar Nango: Words From The Edge Of a Cloud: Arctic hippies, Indigenous periodicals and underground printing presses of the North
With support from Gallery 44

Through the lens of their ongoing research into underground publishing initiatives in Northern Europe, Sapmi and Russia, Busse and Nango will discuss how printed matter has been used politically to mobilize larger social transformations and create communities.

Joar Nango is an architect and artist of Sámi descent based in Tromsø, Norway. Amongst many print-based projects, he is also the editor and publisher of Sámi Huksendáidda, a fanzine that researches Saami architecture from different perspectives.

Tanya Busse (CA/NO) is a visual artist and is also currently co-director of Mondo Books, an independent book platform that focuses on art publications, fanzines, and printed matter, mainly by young and newly-established artists from the arctic North.

4:00 p.m. PANEL
Edition presents:
Book Club

Since 2008, ten of Toronto’s most dedicated collectors and aficionados of artist’s books, editions and ephemera have been meeting as “Book Club”. At these meetings, the curators, collectors and artists who make up the group share their latest acquisitions with each other in what they describe as “show and tell for book-loving grown-ups.” Members of the group will give a public “show and tell” of rare and interesting items from their collections. Book Club’s presentation will be a unique opportunity to see and learn about rare artist’s books and editions that usually remain securely under glass when exhibited in galleries and museums.

The members of Book Club include: Micah Lexier, Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Derek Sullivan, Bill Clarke, Dave Dyment, Roula Partheniou, Paul Van Kooy, Wendy Gomoll, Derek McCormack and Michael Klein. Members of Book Club have presented items from their collections in talks at The Power Plant and the London Art Book Fair (Whitechapel Gallery, U.K.)

6:00 p.m. PANEL
The Art Gallery of Ontario and Edition present:
The Persistence of Print
Join the AGO’s Manager of Publications and Special Projects Jim Shedden as he leads a panel discussion about what continues to compel artists to work in print. The artists, publishers and editors on the panel will share their thoughts on the highs and lows of producing print in the digital age. The participating panelists are: Robert Dayton (artist, writer, publisher, performer, karaoke host); Flavio Trevisan (artist, exhibition designer, publisher); Ana Barajas (Director of YYZ and Manager, YYZBOOKS); Annie Koyama (publisher, artist).

Sunday, Oct. 30

2:00 p.m. PANEL
Art Metropole presents:
A Panel Discussion on Artists’ Publishing
Moderated by AM Curator and Shop Manager Nasrin Himada

Nasrin Himada will lead a group of artists, producers and publishers through a discussion of the ecologies of independent artists’ publishing in Toronto.

Featuring:
-sab meynert is an artist and writer based in Toronto. Their work has been recognized as a melodic counterpoint to the independent arts publishing sector. Their work spins poetic imagery and text to weave maps of visceral emotions and the multiformity of life’s infinitely unfolding nature.

-Merray Gerges co-edits CRIT paper, a free newsprint publication that she co-founded at NSCAD in 2012. In 2015 she attended Supercript, a conference at the Walker Art Center that deliberated over the futures of art criticism, as a Hyperallergic mentee, and was the Emerging Critical Writer-in-Residence at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2015). She is Canadian Art’s 2016 Editorial Resident.

-Colour Code is an independent print studio and publishing platform based in Toronto, Canada. Color Code publishes and distribute small-run artist books, comics, posters and other printed matter.

4:00 p.m. WORKSHOP
Art Metropole and C Magazine present:
How to Read Artists’ Books

How to Read Artist’s Books will engage Art Metropole’s extensive and diverse collection of books, editions, multiples, zines and more, presenting two unique angles or “ways of reading” artist-produced publications.

WALTER SCOTT: Conceptual Baggage
A workshop that looks at the ubiquitous accessory, the tote bag. This workshop will consider how content from artist publications is transmuted into wearable content. How and why do we wear ideas? This workshop will draw from the Art Metropole collection, and offer participants the chance to design their own bags in response.

Scott is an interdisciplinary artist working across writing, video, performance and sculpture. In 2011, while living in Montréal, he began a comic book series, Wendy, exploring the narrative of a fictional young woman living in an urban centre who aspires to global success and art stardom but whose dreams are perpetually derailed. In fall 2016, Wendy’s Revenge, the sequel to Scott’s 2014 graphic novel Wendy, will be published by Koyama Press. Recent exhibitions include Fictive Communities, Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan 2014; Pre-Existing Work, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver 2015; and Stopping the Sun in Its Course, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles 2015.

Monday, Oct. 31

2:00 p.m. READING
Art Metropole and C Magazine present:
Anna Szaflarski – The Emergent Property Game 4: How do we know and how do we know it?:

A presentation of Anna Szaflarski’s book Letters to the Editors by contributing authors Maggie Boyd, Maryse Larivière, Stephen Remus and Anna M. Szaflarski.

Letters to the Editors (2016, AKV Berlin & Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite Verlag) compiles the issues of a self-printed black and white bi-weekly journal dedicated to text-based practices, written and distributed by Anna M. Szaflarski between October 2014 and November 2015. Based on her theory that content is created through social contact, each issue combines Szaflarski’s texts with contributions from an international pool of artists, writers, family, friends, librarians, and colleagues.

The Emergent Property Game is the title of the schematic epilogue of Szaflarski’s Letters to the Editors, and also the impetus for a series of reading events under the same title. Each event brings together a small selection of the thirty contributors for readings and performances.

4:00 p.m. WORKSHOP
Art Metropole and C Magazine present:
How to Read Artists’ Books

How to Read Artist’s Books will engage Art Metropole’s extensive and diverse collection of books, editions, multiples, zines and more, presenting two unique angles or “ways of reading” artist-produced publications.

JOSHUA VETTIVELU: I Don’t Know How to Read!

“One of the perks of being dyslexic and a faggot is that language often fails you. Sometimes, art is a way around that. Sometimes, it really isn’t. This workshop will look at the connections between art and language when existing modes of communication are found to be insufficient. Language, like humour and art, is often just a set of agreed upon terms based on shared experiences. So, what happens if you found yourself in a body that wasn’t able to read those terms?”

Joshua Vettivelu is an artist working within sculpture, video, performance and installation. Their work seeks to explore how larger frameworks of power manifest within intimate relationships. Recently, their practice has been examining the tensions that emerge when personal experiences are mined for art production, and how this allows institutions to posture and position themselves as self-reflexive. Vettivelu currently teaches at the faculty of Continuing Education at OCAD University and is the Director of Programming for Whippersnapper Gallery.



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