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Edition Toronto: Lecture, Workshops and Reading


Event Details


28 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Main Floor, 255 Front Street West, Toronto

Art Metropole, in partnership with Edition, has collaborated with C Magazine on presenting the following events within the Edition Toronto programme. Admission is free to Edition Toronto, except for the Hannah Black lecture which is presented in partnership with Art Toronto, and is included with admission.

Hannah Black

Co-presented by Art Metropole and C Magazine

Friday Oct. 28
6:00 p.m.

Presented on the Art Toronto stage and ticketed as part of the PLATFORM lecture series.

Hannah Black is an artist and writer from London. Her 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. Hannah Black is co-presented by Art Metropole and C Magazine in partnership with Edition Toronto and Art Toronto.

How to Read Artists’ Books

Co-presented by Art Metropole and C Magazine

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
Sunday Oct. 30
4:00 p.m.

A workshop that looks at the ubiquitous accessory, the tote bag. We will consider how content from artist publications is transmuted into wearable content. How and why do we wear ideas? We will look at publications from the Art Metropole collection and design our own bags in relation to the content we find there.

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.

Joshua Vettivelu: I Don’t Know How to Read!
Monday Oct. 31
4:00 p.m.

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 in 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.

Anna Szaflarski: The Emergent Property Game 4

Co-presented by Art Metropole and C Magazine

Monday, Oct. 31
2:00 p.m.

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.

For the complete list of events curated by Art Metropole, visit editiontoronto.com

Visit the C Magazine booth at Edition Toronto and pick up our latest issue, C Magazine 131 “Experimental Pedagogies,” which delves into art education, including a close look at the MFA degree, the role of play in curriculum reforms by Fluxus artists in the 1960s. It also includes a discussion about the emergence of discursive programming in art galleries and a survey of DIY-style art schools.

Edition Toronto Fair Schedule
October 28-31

Opening Night
Thursday, October 27: 6 PM – 10 PM

Friday, October 28: 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, October 29: 12 PM – 8 PM
Sunday, October 30: 12 PM – 6 PM
Monday, October 31: 12 PM – 6 PM

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