October 19, 2009
by Canadian Architect
The 10th Toronto International Art Fair takes place from October 23 to 26, 2009 in Exhibit Halls A & B of the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at 255 Front Street West in Toronto.
Art Toronto 2009 represents the 10th edition of the Toronto International Art Fair. One hundred fine art galleries from 12 countries have selected their finest artists and artworks to assemble an outstanding exhibition and sale of modern and contemporary art at the Fair. Modern masterpieces to the vanguard, museum-calibre to affordable, Art Toronto 2009 offers a unique, first-hand view of some of the world’s finest art in all forms and media. For those searching out new and fresh works the NEXT section of the fair features 19 selected galleries exhibiting emerging and exciting cutting-edge artists.
In addition to international gallery-hopping, the Fair offers a stimulating and diverse cultural program of speakers, exhibits and special projects. Returning to the Fair is the successful Canadian Art rotating exhibit The News at Five, the popular on-site panel interviews T at Three and the much-anticipated Power Talks speaker series presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Gallery.
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Fair are several new exciting projects and programs, including the benchmark project Heartland. Conceived by Jeffrey Spalding, renowned Canadian artist, curator and director, Heartland recognizes Art Toronto as a significant vehicle uniting art and artists with audiences of collectors, curators and enthusiasts, both at home and abroad.
Building upon a platform of inclusion and connection are two diverse programs of talks and tours. Power Forum is a round-table program targeted towards seasoned professionals while artACCESS engages novice art enthusiasts looking to make their first purchase or to just understand the sometimes enigmatic world of contemporary art.
Art Toronto 2009 is very pleased to be working with the Toronto arts community by partnering with numerous off-site projects, exhibitions and city-wide events creating a dynamic Art Toronto Week. There is much to learn, see, experience and purchase at the fair this year. Join in celebrating the vibrancy of contemporary visual art in Canada.
For more information, please visit www.tiafair.com