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C Magazine Contemporary Art Online Auction 2021

Event Details


27 Jun 2021

Preview Catalogue

Opens: Saturday, June 19 at 11 am ET
Closes: Sunday, June 27 at 6 pm ET

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10 Early Bidders will be awarded one of the Gattuso Edition. Bid early and bid often!

The 17th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction features artworks generously donated by artists whose work reflects C Magazine’s mandate to provide a vital international forum devoted to the advancement of conversations in contemporary art, led by Canadians. Funds raised at the C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction will directly support the publication of C Magazine and the presentation of related educational programming. C Magazine commissions more than 120 artists, writers and thinkers each year, and presents the work of hundreds more.

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What is Left is a cluster of Canada’s now-defunct 1¢ copper coins, melted to their core material—and burnished by hand. Resembling naturally-occurring copper nuggets, What is Left suggests a transformation of the metal back to its natural state and away from its use as a material commodity and colonial currency. Ts̱ēmā reconnects the copper ore to the Tahltan territory in northwest British Columbia, which is rich in natural resources and has a history of mining that dates back thousands of years, highlighting her nation’s ancestral values and questioning modern extractive practices that impose environmental injuries without returning something to the land.

What is Left
Canadian pennies
2 × 3 × 2”
Edition of 50 + 3AP, varied

The Gattuso Edition is generously supported by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

Ts̱ēmā is an interdisciplinary artist and a member of the Tahltan First Nation. She uses potlatch methodology to create conceptual artwork and teachings influenced by her mentorship in Northwest Coast formline design at K’saan (2005-06), her studies in visual culture, and her lived experiences in the mountains. She has degrees from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and OCAD University, and has exhibited and performed in varied contexts in Canada including the 2016 and 2018 Montreal Contemporary Native Art Biennial, as well as internationally in Chile, Mexico, Sweden and the USA. Ts̱ēmā was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2020.

This year’s auction is presented with the generous support of our sponsors, including La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Waddington’s Auctioneers, Superframe, Museumpros Art Services, Smokestack, Imagefoundry and Griffin Art Services.

Charitable tax receipts are issued for donations and art purchases in excess of their market value by C The Visual Arts Foundation (charitable no. 88643 1162). Participating artists receive a portion of the sales.

The Terms & Conditions of the C Magazine Auction differ from those of our auction host, Waddington’s Auctioneers. For the C Magazine Auction a 5% premium is added to your invoice. No HST or other sales tax is applicable. C Magazine will invoice the buyer at the email they register with at Waddington’s by June 30th. Buyers are responsible for shipping or delivery, and C Magazine or its partner can provide quotes on request. Deliveries and pickups will be available starting July 5th. Bidders are legally responsible for all bids that they have placed and all sales are final.

Questions? Please contact auction@cmagazine.com