This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Toronto International Art Fair running from October 24th to 27th. There will be more than 100 galleries from all across Canada and around the world participating in the art fair this year. Large-scale installation works will be featured by such well-known Canadian artists as Thrush Holmes, Amalie Atkins, BGL and many more.
This four day long festival is filled with a variety art-focused activities including fair tours, expert talks, and the ever-popular Opening Night Preview Party. This must-see event is perfect way to get a comprehensive overview of the world of contemporary art and is a must-see event.
Here are our top picks for exhibits not to be missed!
This Quebec-based art collective has been gaining international recognition for their provocative large scale works of art. Representing Canada at the upcoming Venice Biennale of art, this trio is on the forefront of Canadian contemporary art. During Art Toronto their massive and thought provoking exhibitions are worth exploring.
NEXT Lounge by Thrush Holmes
Designed by Toronto native Thrush Holmes, the NEXT lounge will feature a variety of young and emerging galleries making their name on the international art scene. Holmes as designed a life-size house frozen in mid-build, using plywood, found objects, and ephemera designed for visitors to gather in.
The Montreal based gallery, Parisian Laundry will be hosting a variety of celebrated artists including the highly respected and established sculptor Valérie Blass. Her work incorporated everyday objects and industrial materials to create her new versions of icons and figures. This year, Valérie has also been selected to create a limited edition print sold during Art Toronto to support the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.
Bau-xi has become a leader in showcasing Canadian contemporary artists with locations in both Vancouver as well as Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto, and Bau-Xi Photo, which is one of the few strictly photography galleries in Toronto. The Toronto location boasts such notable neighbours as the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Ontario College of Art and Design and it is no wonder that they have been recognized as one of Canada’s most highly regarded art galleries.
Looking to check out an international gallery? Be sure to stop by and check out:
- Bicha Gallery (London, UK)
- Galeria Contrast (Barcelona, Spain)
- Bruno Dahl Gallery (Ebeltoft, Denmark)
- Galerie Raphael (Frankfurt, Germany)
- Galerie Mark Hachem (Paris, France)
- Vision Neil Folberg Gallery (Jerusalem, Israel)
- 3D Gallery (Venice, Italy)
and many more!
Opening Night Preview
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Special Collector’s Preview 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Opening Night Preview 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday October 24 to Monday October 27, 2014
Friday & Saturday – Noon to 8:00pm
Sunday & Monday – Noon to 6:00pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West
For more information and tickets please visit their website here: www.ArtToronto.ca