Recent public dialogues such as The Curatorial Today, Art Basel (2011); Are Curators Unprofessional?, The Banff Centre (2010); and Curators In Context, ARCCO (2005) have established national and international conversations around the practical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to contemporary curatorial practice. The Curator’s Image seeks to do the same on a local level, providing a vehicle for conversation between emerging professionals who curate contemporary art in Toronto as part of institutional, commercial, artist-run and independent platforms.
For more information about the participants please see below.
Christopher RÉGIMBAL is the Exhibition Coordinator at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. A leading forum for local, national and international contemporary art, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto recently produced the major touring exhibition Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980, about the history and legacy of conceptual art in Canada within a global context.
Cheyanne TURIONS is an independent curator and co-founder of No Reading After the Internet, a salon series that deals with cultural texts that are read aloud by participants. The project involves reforming publics and experimenting with the act of reading as its own media form.
Leah TURNER is an Associate at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects. Presenting exhibitions locally with an international perspective, the gallery provides a context for the range of artistic practices that exist today, including special projects and collaborations as well as a regular roster of solo exhibitions.
Yan WU is the Programme Director of Gendai Gallery. Unlike the neutral spaces of museums, art galleries and artist-run centres, Gendai Gallery functions as a constantly evolving site of collaborative construction, installation, architecture and renovation. Artists, architects, builders, curators and others; magicians, chefs, and gardeners to name a few, are invited to contribute to the physical and theoretical development of the space.
Lucas SOI is the Director/Curator of Soi Fischer. Presenting contemporary art projects as curatorial compositions, each group exhibition is comprised of work from different time periods and cities around the world to create new contexts through unique juxtapositions. Each exhibition is uniquely themed and includes an intergenerational mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists. Working in an extra-institutional context each exhibition is staged in a new location, intentionally involving the architectural characteristics of each space in the presentation of the show.
YYZ Artist’s Outlet
401 Richmond St. W.
April 20, 2012 | 7pm – 9pm
For more information please contact Lucas Soi at (416) 887 – 4854 or firstname.lastname@example.org