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Arts

5 reasons to check out Art Toronto 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 24, 2014

art toronto fairArt Toronto is back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you've never attended an art fair, this is the one to start with: Canada's only international art fair for modern and contemporary art is an overwhelming, full glitz ordeal with over 100 galleries participating, so there's little chance that you'll be bored walking down the aisles and bumping shoulders with art's dapper riff raff. Whether you're pursuing inspiration or snark (I like to be versatile and go both ways) you'll find it at TIAF.

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New fair a curated alternative to Toronto art goliath

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 23, 2014

feature art fair torontoThe Feature Contemporary Art Fair crept into the city yesterday with a modestly attended VIP opening night. A small, hyper curated, contemporary alternative (/complement) to this weekend's gigantic Toronto International Art Fair (Art Toronto) was enticing, with only 23 galleries' applications selected for participation by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC), the Montreal organizers of Papier.

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Toronto ranked 10th on Lonely Planet's 2015 travel list

Posted by Derek Flack / October 21, 2014

20141021-toronto-travel.jpgToronto has been ranked the 10th most desirable travel destination in 2015 by Lonely Planet, the popular publisher of international travel guides. Rather than noting some the more cliched traits Toronto is known for, the guide references specific events and developments that will have an impact next year. Here's the blurb:

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There's new life at the Toronto Underground Cinema

Posted by Sarah Ratchford / October 8, 2014

Toronto Underground CinemaThe Toronto Underground Cinema is about to begin a new life. The theatre, which closed down in 2012, will once again be in use this Friday night, albeit in a different capacity.

The Queen and Spadina theatre has been leased out to Boomer, a show focused on cluing people into the politics of the 1960s. Show promoter Brian Walker says it's about making people think.

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World's top photojournalism on display in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / October 7, 2014

World Press Photo Toronto 2014World Press Photo, "the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest," has once again touched down at Brookfield Place. If you haven't already paid a visit to the exhibit, it's worth doing so for the stunning quality of the work on display. From world events to portraiture to nature and sports photography, the range of images featured is remarkable. It's possible to lose and entire lunch hour slowly meandering through the hundreds of photos on exhibit.

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The best and worst of Nuit Blanche 2014

Posted by Derek Flack / October 6, 2014

2014105-gb.jpgNuit Blanche 2014 displayed both the event's power to bring people onto the streets of Toronto for a cultural experience and also the organizational challenges faced by an undertaking of this size. What attendees got out of the all-night art affair likely had a lot to do with the expectations that they had going in. Those who were confident that they'd witness a series of thought-provoking art installations were probably disappointed. As the years have passed, the exhibits have tended more and more towards flashy spectacle with little substance or attempt at subversiveness.

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