27–30

For Sale, On Sale, Not For Sale
by Dave Dyment

A series of three free newspapers that document the available wares of 2 ⁄ edition’s participating publishers and vendors. The first contains the seller’s choice of a work that they wish to highlight, the second consists of images of works that they have discounted, and the final contains pictures of works that they refuse to sell, for various reasons (sold out, held back, etc.).

In addition to serving as a form of catalogue to the fair, the project addresses notions of value and fetishism among both collectors and sellers.

Learn more about Dave Dyment at dave-dyment.com

drink
by Kristin Nelson

These cups were woven by some of Riding Mountain National Park’s most stunning lakes. Kristin Nelson invites you to have a drink at the water cooler during Edition Toronto and help her in the continuation of a new art installation drink.

drink is an overt commentary on our precious natural resources and the effects of our consumer culture on them.

Born in Ajax Ontario, Kristin Nelson received her BFA in Visual Arts at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2003) and MFA at Concordia University (2014). Kristin completed a Canada Council International Residency at Artspace in Sydney Australia (2015) and has participated in a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts (2008). She has exhibited work in Canada at La musée régional de Rimouski, Idea Exchange (Cambridge), Skol (Montréal), Winnipeg Art Gallery, La Maison des artistes visuels francophone, Plug In ICA, Actual and RAW Gallery (Winnipeg). Her work has shown internationally at Museo Textil de Oaxaca in Oaxaca, México. Kristin is on the board of the Winnipeg Arts Council and has been a mentor for women identified artists at MAWA. She has served on the board of directors of the Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. Her work is represented by Lisa Kehler Art + Projects is in the collections of Boralex, BMO, the Province of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

2 ⁄ edition hosted by World Tea Party

2 ⁄ edition is pleased to present World Tea Party, animated by tea master and calligrapher Bryan Mulvihill (aka Trolley Bus).

World Tea Party is based convivial meeting rituals around the arts of drinking of tea, a spirit of generosity, and understanding that both celebrates and transcends our cultural diversity. Tea is the most popular beverage in the world after water.

The World Tea Party is a “social sculpture” that involves the creative empowerment of the audience. The tea salon is a meeting place. Its interactive aspect makes it a suitable vehicle for discussion.

In the afternoon, tea is offered for free, both inside the  ⁄ edition library and at times throughout the space.

Previous versions have been presented in a wide range of contexts, including the Winnipeg Pan Am Games, the Venice Biennale, the National Gallery of Canada, the Hollywood Bowl and the Eiffel Tower, Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010.

Learn more about World Tea Party at worldteaparty.com

27FRI

Momus Talks

12-1:30 pm

Incredibly Strange Resistance
40 years of RE/Search Publications

RE/Search Publications was founded by V. Vale in 1977 out of San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore with a $200 loan from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Over the subsequent four decades RE/Search became the essential source for pre-internet, punk, and counter-culture independent publishing. Based out of San Francisco, DIY strategies informed the voice and design of the publications, which take the form of tabloids, handbooks, textbooks, and zines, and feature interviews, ephemera, commissioned artwork, and literature. RE/Search was a vital early platform for many artists, writers, and performers who have gone on to exemplify experimental and punk practices including The Yes Men, Annie Sprinkle, Lydia Lunch, and George Kuchar. It was also an essential republication source for banned or out-of-print material by J.G. Ballard, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Octave Mirbeau. RE/Search publication’s catalogue provides on-the-ground portraits of underground cultural movements such a Noise music (The Industrial Culture Handbook, 1983), body art and ethnographic practices (Modern Primitives, 1989), feminist performance art (Angry Women, 1991), and independent publishing, (Zines Vol.1 and 2, 1996).

Curator and writer Lauren Wetmore presents Incredibly Strange Resistance: 40 years of RE/Search Publications, a history of RE/Search Publications featuring ephemera and footage from V. Vale’s archive. The lecture, followed by a Q&A with Momus publisher Sky Goodden, illuminates RE/Search Publication’s uncompromising practice of political and cultural resistance through DIY publishing – a unique position in North American art-house publishing and a vital perspective for the contemporary context.

Lauren Wetmore is a Canadian curator and writer based in Brussels. She has initiated and contributed to exhibitions, biennials, publications, and commissions internationally, working closely with artists in that space between the unstoppably abstract needs of an artwork and the immovably practical constraints of the world around it. As artistic and curatorial coordinator of Meeting Points 8, she contributed to the biennial of art from the Arab World, which took place at the Beirut Art Center (Beirut, 2017), La Loge (Brussels, 2016), and the Windsor Hotel (Cairo, 2016). As associate curator of Frieze Projects (London, 2014-2015) she co-commissioned twenty major new works in a variety of media by artists including Lutz Bacher, Rachel Rose, and Cerith Wyn Evans. As curatorial assistant to the 2013 Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, 2012-2014) she co-authored the biennial’s catalogue and oversaw its satellite public program The Apartment, with projects and presentations by over fifty international artists. As program coordinator of visual arts residencies at The Banff Centre (Banff, 2011), she produced Ragnar Kjartansson’s television spectacular Soiree TV. Her project The Conversation won the Encura curatorial residency at Fundació AAVC Hangar (Barcelona, 2015). Her writing has been published in C Magazine, Momus, and Spike Art Quarterly, among others, and she has contributed to publications including Xavier Cha: abduct (MOCA Cleveland, 2015) and These Are the Tools of the Present: Beirut – Cairo (Sternberg Press, 2017). Wetmore holds a MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (Toronto, 2011) and a BA in Art History and Gender Studios from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, 2008).

3–4:30 pm

Publishing in the Expended Field

With the emergence of the internet, publishing has entered a fascinating and difficult period, a time of unprecedented expansion and innovation which has also been characterized by endemic financial instability at both the personal and institutional levels. In his talk, “Publishing in the Expended Field,” artist and editor Dushko Petrovich will trace his own attempts to navigate this context, chronicling his work with the Brooklyn-based publications, n+1, where he served as board chairman, and Paper Monument, which he co-founded in 2007, as well as with DME, his newest imprint, which gained renown for publishing Adjunct Commuter Weekly in 2015  and will be debuting The Daily Gentrifier in September of 2017.

Dushko Petrovich is a Chicago-based artist who has exhibited his work internationally at venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Charlottenborg Museum in Copenhagen, and Zacheta—National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. His writing has appeared in periodicals such as Bookforum, n+1, and ArtNews, among many others. As a co-founder of Paper Monument, Petrovich has edited publications including I Like Your Work: Art and Etiquette and Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment. In 2015, Petrovich published Adjunct Commuter Weekly, which was reported on by the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR. His newest project, The Daily Gentrifier, will debut in September. Having previously taught at Yale, New York University, and RISD, Petrovich is currently Graduate Director of the New Arts Journalism program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

28SAT

3–5pm

Show & Tell
In the artist library area

Akin Projects and 2 ⁄ edition offer you the chance to show us something special and tell us why it matters to you.Join us as artists, curators, gallerists, publishers and more offer a series of short, 5 minute presentations on an item of their choosing, and engage in a discussion about what the work means to them.

Do you have an artist book, publication, multiple or editioned artwork you’d you’d like to share? Email us, we’d love for you to share your story.

29SUN

12-1:30 pm

Museum Publishing: Similarities & Differences in the United States and Canada
Presented by AGO & LACMA

Jim Shedden, Manager of Publishing at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Publisher at the Los Angeles County of Art, will provide an overview of their respective publishing programs, including non-traditional platforms, and discuss some of the challenges of museum publishing in Canada and the U.S.

Jim Shedden is the Manager of Publishing at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where he also occasionally curates film-related exhibitions, including the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, currently on view at the AGO. In the 1990s, Shedden worked at the AGO as a film curator and performing arts programmer, before leaving for a 12 year stint at Bruce Mau Design. Shedden makes the occasional documentary film, and has written extensively on music, film, video, art, and design, published dozens of zines and small press publications, and has been involved in the artist-run scene in Toronto since the late 1980s. Shedden has recently published a book in the form of a poster that is really a zine, DIY Toronto, 1975-1989; is editing a book on Canadian avant-garde cinema; and recently co-founded ad hoc, an experimental film exhibition collective.

Lisa Gabrielle Mark is Publisher at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She was Director of Publications at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, from 2000–2010. She has written extensively about contemporary art and has edited numerous museum catalogues and artist monographs, including Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination (LACMA), Mike Kelley (Stedelijk Museum), WACK: Art and the Feminist Revolution (MOCA).

30MON

Education Day

10–4pm

This fall, 2 ⁄ edition is proud to launch Binding Ideas and Images — a new program dedicated to introducing self-publishing to university, college and high school students.

Partnering with Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Education Day will connect local industry professionals (photo editors, photographers, curators, book artists etc.) with students to create their very own books – from concept to binding – on site over the course of one day.

For Schools and teachers that are interested in participating, please contact maryann@editiontoronto.com

Please do note: This is a full day workshop with set appts for schools only. NO WALK INS.

The breakdown of the day will consist of four working stations:

Station 1: An Introduction to Photography Books
A spectrum of photobooks dating back 150-yrs will be shared with students as a way to show the possibilities and spark their own ideas.

Station 2: The Editing Station
Working with their own images, students will be guided through image editing, sequencing and narrative strategies.

Station 3: Typography
Students will learn about the art and techniques of arranging type, typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, leading, tracking, and kerning.

Station 4: Book Binding
A variety of ways to bind their books will be presented to students and they’ll be guided on completing their very own custom books.

Edition Publications

As 2 ⁄ edition sets a new standard for supporting printed matter and working with its national community, this year we will publish a handful of small edition publications. Setting new standard of how 2 ⁄ edition, will position itself, as a special edition publisher, for galleries and artists nationally and internationally.

In Fall of 2017, the publications that will be featured are: Graham Gillmore a small sampling of his Me and You work, Inuit artist Nicotye Samayualie and her latest series of work, A compendium of critical reviews with publishing partner Momus as well as artist books by Tau Lewis and Celia Perrin Sidarous.

As we begin to align ourselves more closely with all Canadian and International galleries and artists, we look forward to expanding and making publications accessible to everyone.

Momus is an international online art publication and podcast that stresses a return to art criticism. It publishes art writing that is evaluative, accountable, and brave. Since 2014, Momus has attracted more than 600,000 readers and been recognized by peer publications including Friezee-fluxThe New Inquiry, and the LA Times. In 2016, it was shortlisted – twice – for the International Award for Art Criticism. It also established a podcast, which has already been syndicated by NTS radio, in the UK. Now, for the first time, Momus extends its reach to print. In its inaugural print publication, Momus encompasses its most popular, brave, urgent, and shifting criticism, while promoting a discourse that continues to address both the flaws and strengths of an artworld fast expanding – and in need of renewed reflection.

Tau Lewis (b. 1993) is a Jamaican-Canadian artist living and working in Toronto, Ontario. A self-taught sculptor, Lewis combines natural and synthetic materials to create simulations of living things. She considers the history and symbolism of each material, exploring the political boundaries of nature, identity and authenticity. Her work is bodily and organic, with an explicit strangeness and subtle morbidity. Previously, Lewis’ work has carried strong feminist themes. Her current practice relies heavily on her surrounding environment; she uses live plants, found objects and repurposed materials collected throughout the Canadian landscape to create figurative sculptures investigating black identity politics and African diaspora.  Lewis has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Spring Break Art Fair in New York and Mulherin New York. She has received support from Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council. Recent and forthcoming exhibition sites include: New Museum, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; COOPER COLE, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada.

Nicotye Samayualie (b. 1983) is the daughter of Kudluajuk Ashoona and Johnny Tunnillie Samayualie. Nicotye’s grandmother, Keeleemeeoomee Samayualie was a well-known graphic artist whose prints were represented in the Cape Dorset annual print collections throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. Nicotye is fascinated by patterns and arrangements of disparate objects in nature and man-made materials. Many of her drawings depict everyday items such as the contents of a pantry shelf, a table of shiny fishing lures or boxes of camping supplies. Nicotye has had her original drawings shown at the Toronto Art Fair and in 2013 her work was featured in an Italian publication, ‘Annie e le Altre’, an ambitious scholastic study that explored the role of women artists in Cape Dorset.

The practice of Celia Perrin Sidarous presents assemblages and arrangements, following a logic that is at once internal and associative. Her photographs offer a considered way of looking at collected objects within the visual rhetoric of the studio. Referencing histories and the overarching structures of still life, interior arrangement and the placement of objects for display and exhibition, her photographs nonetheless confound the conditions through which everyday objects are usually interpreted and the ways we navigate the material world. Celia Perrin Sidarous holds an MFA from Concordia University. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at Parisian Laundry (Montréal), the Esker Foundation (Calgary), Campbell House Museum (Toronto), the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), The Banff Centre (Banff), WWTWO (Montréal), VU (Québec), Gallery 44 (Toronto), and was featured in the Biennale de Montréal 2016. She is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including the 2011 Barbara Spohr Memorial Award. Her works are part of several private and public collections, including the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. She lives and works in Montréal.

Through his visual use of language, Graham Gillmore shows us that communication can both connect and distance at the same time. His text often examines conflicting sources of knowledge: science and religion, as well as personal and universal human experiences.  Gillmore’s work is collected by the MoMA, the Ghent Museum, Gian Enzo Sperone, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, RCA Records, The Royal Bank of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and numerous other institutions worldwide. He has been featured in publications such as Canadian Art, W Magazine, Art News, ArtForum, L.A. Weekly, C Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine. He lives and works in Winlaw, BC and Toronto, ON.