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The art truck is on its way to Toronto

Along with transporting commodities for us to fetishize and food for us to consume, the humble truck has another purpose -- or at least it does now. Art. That's right, Toronto is about to get a dose of mobile art in the form of the (awkwardly named) Aimia/AGO Photography Prize Art Truck.

Here's the lowdown: in conjunction with the publicly voted Aimia Photography Prize, the AGO has commissioned a truck to travel across Toronto (and beyond) featuring the four artists shortlisted for the $50,000 award. It's a smart move on the part of organizers given the mandate of the prize. What better way to get the artists' work in the face of potential voters?

It's also a nice diversion in that nothing is for sale. On the contrary, your intellect and creativity is under request. You know those trucks that roam this city carrying billboards? This is the opposite of that.

The art truck left Montreal yesterday and will arrive in Toronto tomorrow. Currently scheduled dates include The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (Sept. 27), the Kensington Market Art (Sept. 28), Bellmedia at Queen and John (Sept 29), Aimia's Mississauga office (Sept. 29), AGO First Thursdays (Oct. 2), and Nuit Blanche (at the AGO on Oct. 4). Pay a visit, engage with the art, and vote.


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