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Art Toronto & UPART Contemporary Art Fair

Artist Wil Murray/Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa

ART TORONTO

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

super-directional-man

255 Front Street West, Toronto

North building exhibit Hall A & B

October 23-26

UPART CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

The Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen St. W.

2nd Floor

October 23-25

The thing that interests me the most about  TIAF this year is that they are reaching out to the kinetic Toronto art scene and including exciting local art events and new vibrant  up and coming artists in the show, giving attendees a more comprehensive Canadian art experience.

This is the Toronto International Arts Fair’s 10th year and to celebrate Art Toronto have an amazing lineup of arts events, it’s the place to immerse yourself in contemporary and modern visual art. There are hundreds of art pieces for sale that use an extraordinary amount of different styles approaches and sensibilities.

If you’re a student this is a great place to immediately see what’s happening with art from around the world. Cruising through the exhibitor booths I saw some really exciting pieces brought in by galleries from Japan, England, Spain and right here in Canada.

Artist Peter Smith/Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto

Artist Peter Smith/Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto

If you are interested in art but feel a little intimidated by modern art you could attend

Art Access: Saturday

and Sunday from 11:30 am.  A series of talks by art professionals who will help you to understand the world of contemporary art.

For Arts professionals there are the Power talks 2009 and Power forum programs that bring in international Arts professionals to explain Critiquing and Curating and discuss their current projects.

In the “Next Lounge” you can see the latest emerging artwork and see local and international art stars. There will be satellite exhibitions from

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Don’t know how to get from the “Toronto International Art Fair” to the “UpArt Contemporary Art fair” at the Gladstone?

No worries, just look for “Superdirectional Man”. More commonly known as Performance Artist Ulysses Castellanos and take “The Ride Of Your Life”.

He will chauffeur you on board the “Performance Bus” Provided by the Art Gallery ofYork University, http://theagyuisoutthere.org/everywhere/
From the Metro Convention Centre to the Gladstone.

Sunday October 25th Departs from UpArt/Gladstone Hotel at 12:30pm. Departs Art Toronto/Metro Convention Centre at 3pm

After you have immersed yourself in the groovy installation projects devised by local, National and International artists at the Gladstone,  visit the Drake hotel down the street  and pick up your limited edition, “Free”!!, ART  SMART Collector pin, created by Micah Lexier.

I’ll see you there!

www.tiafair.com

Artist Russell West / Woolff Gallery London U.K.

Artist Russell West / Woolff Gallery London U.K.

Artist Yoko Obe/Aga.T Gallery, Japan

Artist Yoko Obe/Aga.T Gallery, Japan

By Alison Brown

Links to Galleries in this post:

http://www.woolffgallery.co.uk/

http://www.patrickmikhailgallery.com/

http://www.agat.co.jp/english/index.html

http://birchlibralato.com/

http://www.ulyssesdadabase.com/performancemenu.htm

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About the author: Alison

  • http://www.galerie-lausberg.com Brian Torner

    THANK YOU FOR THE POSTING ALISON. I MUST ASK YOU TO CORRECT THE POSTING OF SUPERDIRECTIONAL MAN. THE INSTALLATION IN THE BACKGROUND IS PART OF upART’S ROOMS OF WONDER CURATED THEME: THIS INSTALLATION IS A COMMISSIONED WORK BY LAUSBERG CONTEMPORARY ARTIST FROM COLOGNE TITED OVERFLOW, AND WAS REALIZED UNDER THE ARTIST SUPERVISION BY MORE THAN 15 CANADIAN AND AMERICAN YOUNG EMERGING ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS.
    I APPRECIATE YOU CORRECTING THE PHOTO CREDIT AS IT APPEARS IN THE PUBLIC REALM.
    SUPERDIRECTIONAL MAN HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WORK!

  • http://www.galerie-lausberg.com Brian Torner

    ARTIST IS ACHIM ZEMAN OF COLGNE, GERMANY