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Contact 2008

CONTACT Unveils Itself for 2008

CONTACT, the mammoth photography festival that takes over Toronto each May, partially unveiled its 2008 web site today and started leaking out some of the highlights of this year's feature exhibits.

The primary exhibition this year takes place at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and will feature photography by acclaimed international artists including Britain's Martin Parr, Germany's Thomas Ruff and Argentinian-American Alessandra Sanguinetti.

Among this year's large-scale, outdoor public art installations will be Canadian artist Rodney Graham's virtual forest on the columns underneath the Gardiner Expressway using his iconic images of inverted trees; Suzy Lake will modify the exterior of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) with works personalizing gestures of peeling and sweeping; and emerging artist Eamon MacMahon will present aerial views of disappearing glaciers and landscapes along a kilometre of moving sidewalk at Pearson International Airport.

Not to be left out, the Olga Korper Gallery will feature an exhibit by renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. For more info about this year's festival, stay tuned to the CONTACT group on Facebook where they'll likely be posting more updates.


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