Art Toronto 2018 | Oct 26 - 29

/Expand your thinking with Art Toronto’s extensive program of talks, panel discussions and tours


When visiting Art Toronto, you are met vast displays of exceptional modern and contemporary artwork—add to your cultural experience by attending our stimulating and timely talks, panel discussions and tours. See the full program below.

/PLATFORM Speaker Series

/Friday, October 26

1:00PM / Conversations on an Emerging Market
Presented by Presenting Sponsor, RBC

Facilitated by Canadian Art, this talk will be moderated by Editor-in-Chief and Co-publisher David Balzer, in conversation with Joanie Tremblay, Artist and former Director/Co-founder of Projet Pangée (Montreal), and Davida Nemeroff, Artist and Principal of Night Gallery (Los Angeles). 

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2:30PM / Art in the Cloud
Presented by C MAGAZINE

Speaker: Anna Khachiyan, New York-based writer and Co-host of Red Scare, a cultural commentary podcast.

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4:00PM / POWER TALKS: Social Engineer, The Artist as Bridge Builder with Cannupa Hanska Luger
Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Speaker: Cannupa Hanska Luger, Artist

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6:00PM / Isuma Screening and Curator’s Talk
Presented by the National Gallery of Canada

Presented by the National Gallery of Canada

Speakers: Josée Drouin-Brisebois,Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Barbara Fisher and Asinnajaq of the Isuma curatorial team.

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/Saturday, October 27

1:00PM /  Breaking Ground: New Models of Engaging Audiences
Presented by Show Sponsor, AXA

Speakers: Jenn Goodwin, Programming Supervisor, Arts & Culture Services, City of Toronto, November Paynter, Director of Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and Ilana Shamoon, Director of Programming, Toronto Biennial of Art.

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2:30PM / FOCUS: California, all weather: three projects in the California landscape
Presented by Art Toronto

Speakers: Karla Wozniak, Artist, Suné Woods, Artist and Matthew Schum, Curator, Desert X.

Moderator: Glen Helfand, Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, independent writer and curator based in Oakland, California.

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4:00PM / POWER TALKS: How to Take Apart an Image and Put it Back Together with Kota Ezawa
Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Speaker: Kota Ezawa, Artist

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6:00PM / Climates
Presented by Lead Partner, Canadian Art

Speakers: Christina Battle, artist, Kelly Jazvac, artist and Tyler Los-Jones, artist.

Moderator: Jayne Wilkinson, Managing Editor, Canadian Art.

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/Sunday, October 28

1:00PM / Of National Importance
Presented by the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC)

Speakers: Julian Cox, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario, Sharilyn Ingram, Chair, Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board and Jeanette Langmann, Director, Uno Langmann Ltd. Fine Art.

Moderator: Gregory Humeniuk, Independent Art Historian

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2:30PM / POWER TALKS: Why Museums does Exist? With Sandra Guimarães
Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Speaker: Sandra Guimarães, Director of Programs and Chief Curator, Remai Modern.

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4:00PM / Lines of Inquiry
Presented by the Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA)

Speakers:  Candice Hopkins, Senior TBA Curator and Tairone Bastien, Curator, TBA 2019. 


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/Onsite Programming & Tours

/SOLO Salon Art Talks

Join a selection of Art Toronto’s SOLO artists as they discuss their work through the lens of shared themes.

Each talk will feature four artists and analyze works exhibited within the context of the fair in conversations moderated by art professionals.

SOLO Salon talks take place at 5 PM in the SOLO space. Talks are approximately 45 minutes long and are complimentary with admission.


Saturday, October 29, 5:00 PM 
Terence Dick, Art Critic & Editor at

Representing Histories: from the Documentary to the Dystopian in conversation with artists Véronique La Perrière M., Micah Lexier, Tyler Bright Hilton and Tyler Los-Jones.


Sunday, October 28, 5:00 PM
Derek Liddington, Artist

Art and material culture have long been aligned, but how does the translation of culture into art shift our understanding of the world we live in?

A medium-specific exploration of the role of popular imagery in abstract contemporary painting.  Exhibiting artists include: Louis-Philippe Cote, Shawn Hunt, Mark Puchala, and Tessar Lo.

/The Curator Series

Join one of Art Toronto’s engaging art tours led by curators from Canada’s leading art institutions. Tours are included with admission and last approximately 45 minutes.

Check in at the Information Desk to participate. Arrive early as space is limited.


Friday, October 26, 3:00 PM 
Sara Angel, Founder and Executive Director, Art Canada Institute/Institut de l’art canadien

On Canadian Masterworks


Saturday, October 27, 3:00 PM
Amy Fung, Writer, Curator, Organizer of Multifarious events

On Redefining Canadian Art


Sunday, October 28, 3:00 PM 
Meeka Walsh, Editor, Border Crossings

On Collecting and its Sources: The Eye, The Heart and the Bank Account


/Canadian Art Editor Tours

Join Canadian Art editors Nicholas Brown, Merray Gerges, Bryne McLaughlin and Leah Sandals at 2 PM every day as they discuss their favourite artists and artworks at Art Toronto Tours begin at the Canadian Art booth.

Tours are included with admission and last approximately 45 minutes. 

Friday, October 26, 2:00 PM 
Merray Gerges, Assistant Editor


Saturday, October 27, 2:00 PM 
Bryne McLaughlin, Senior Editor


Sunday, October 28, 2:00 PM 
Nicholas Brown, Manager of Programming and Contributing Editor


Monday, October 29, 2:00 PM 
Leah Sandals, News and Special Section Editor

/Collector's Corner Presented by AXA

Saturday, October 27, 3:00 PM
Collector’s Corner: Jewellery – The Art of Design

AXA Booth  

Join AXA for an intimate conversation on the artistry of jewellery design with collector Beverly Creed and jewellery designer Myles Mindham.


Sunday, October 28, 3:00 PM
Collector’s Corner: Baseball – The Art of the Game

AXA Booth

AXA is taking the opportunity to expand our perspectives on art. In this informal interview, David Angelo will share his passion and examples from his collection of illustrated baseballs by George Sosnack.

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