C Mag


C141 "Design" + Auction Edition Launch

5-7 pm

Event Details


22 Mar 2019


MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd

Please join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, first floor, for the launch of C Magazine issue 141 “Graphic Design” and the 15th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction Gattuso Edition by Vanessa Maltese.

Issue 141 of C Magazine is devoted to “Graphic Design” as a visual practice that shapes ways of knowing—its ability to obfuscate and renegotiate existing scriptural economies of power. Featuring a dialog between Dr. Winona Wheeler and Joi T. Arcand on the Cree Syllabary; Kalpana Subramanian on the history of the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad; Chris Hamamoto and Federico Pérez Villoro on magic and techno-capitalism; Mary Banas on Shannon Finnegan and her use of typography to articulate disability and access; Tings Chak on the history of OSPAAAL and Tricontinental Magazine; Tucker McLachlan on incidental graphics; David Schnitman reading Pierre Bourdieu into contemporary design cultures; with an Artist Project by Danielle Aubert and Kikko Paradella introduced by Lisa Gitelman. Serendipitously, this issue also ushers in a complete redesign by Raf Rennie.

About the C Auction Edition

The Gattuso Edition “Pet rock” by Vanessa Maltese is a gift to the first 25 ticket purchasers, plus an additional 5 to be selected by a draw during the 15th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction, at MOCA Toronto on Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 pm – Facebook event

$125 Single Ticket
$400 Group of Four

Gattuso Edition
Vanessa Maltese
Pet rock
Patinated bronze,
lacquer, enamel paint
Edition of 55 unique pieces + 1AP

Pet rock is a hand-patinated and painted bronze sculpture cast from a found stone. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to a face with two eyes and a furrowed brow, “Pet Rock” explores the psychological phenomenon of pareidolia, in which recognizable patterns are seen in random visual material. This project is generously supported by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso. Vanessa will be in attendance.

Vanessa Maltese is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her practice explores ambiguous figure-ground relationships, optical illusions and processes of pattern recognition. Maltese holds a BFA from OCAD University, and was the National Winner of the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and the 2018 recipient of the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program Prize. Recent and notable exhibitions include, Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York), Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (Brooklyn), Halsey Mckay (East Hampton), The Power Plant (Toronto), and COOPER COLE (Toronto). vanessamaltese.com

About the C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction

On Tuesday, April 23rd join C Magazine at the 15th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction of Canadian and international art with auctioneer services provided by Perry Tung, courtesy of Bonhams Canada. Held at MOCA Toronto, the gala features great food and an open bar.

The live auction features more than 50 artworks generously donated by artists whose work reflects C Magazine’s mandate to provide a vital international forum devoted to the advancement of important conversations in contemporary art, led by Canadians.

With work by Barry Ace, Lorna Bauer, Irene Bindi, Shannon Bool, Amanda Boulos, Mike Bourscheid, Sandra Brewster, Jennifer Carvalho, Patrick Cruz, Sarah Davidson, Erika DeFreitas, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Myriam Dion, Emily Vey Duke &, Cooper Battersby, André Ethier, Liza Eurich, FASTWÜRMS, Mark Ferkul, Laura Findlay, Kaley Flowers, Nika Fontaine, Ben Freedman, Nadia Gohar, Mike Goldby, Angela Grauerholz, Jessica Groome, Randy Grskovic, Iris Häussler, Colleen Heslin, Qendrim Hoti, Jeremy Jansen, Daniel Langevin, Ness Lee, Ginette Legaré, Micah Lexier, An Te Liu, Annie MacDonell, Niall McClelland, Abby McGuane, John Monteith, Kim Neudorf, Public Studio, Shakeel Rehemtulla, Jasmine Reimer, Brian Rideout, Jon Sasaki, Callum Schuster, Lou Sheppard, Sean Ross Stewart, Beth Stuart, Joani Tremblay, Renée Van Halm, Jim Verburg, Joy Walker and Kendra Yee.

Presented with the generous support of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso for the Gattuso Edition, The Kavelman-Fonn Foundation and our in-kind sponsors AXA Art Insurance, Bonhams Canada, Chair-man Mills, Henderson’s Beer Company, Maker Technical Sculpture Services, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Museumpros Art Services, Sonic Print, Superframe and Toronto Image Works. We are also grateful to the donating artists and their respective galleries, our donors, patrons and volunteers.

Charitable tax receipts are issued for donations, tickets and art purchases in excess of their market value by C The Visual Arts Foundation (charitable no. 88643 1162). You can also support C Magazine by making a donation at canadahelps.org

Questions? Please contact Kate Monro, Publisher of C Magazine info@cmagazine.com.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto is an accessible space.