Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Toronto Art Book Fair preview: C Magazine

In addition to launching their new “Performance” issue, C Magazine is presenting the workshop The Critic & The Artist's Book:

Hosted by Amish Morrell and Alison Cooley
Free. Space limited. To register, email:

Art Writing for Emerging Arts Professionals | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

C Magazine Editor Amish Morrell will provide an overview of the social and institutional ecology of art writing in Canada for artists and writers who are at the beginning of their careers. We will consider the function of art writing in relation to galleries, granting bodies gallery-going publics, and as a means of advancing critical thought around contemporary art practice. We’ll also look at different formats and platforms for art writing, including gallery texts, exhibition catalogs, magazines and experimental artist-made publications, addressing how these forms of publication work and how one can best engage them as a writer.

Live Art Criticism Workshop | 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Independent critic Alison Cooley will lead this workshop on live and experimental forms of art criticism.We’ll focus on the activity of writing about art by looking, thinking and talking about artworks and publication projects at the Toronto Art Book Fair. As a group, we’ll tour the Fair, collecting observations and ideas. We’ll then produce responses and talk through our writing and findings together, exploring the possibilities live and embodied response holds for addressing the emotional and conceptual dimensions of practices at the fair.

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