Good Buy by Tanya Mars

FADO Performance Art Centre hosts
Toronto’s hottest performance art POP-UP shop!

Good Buy! by Tanya Mars

May 3–5, 2018

Opening night performance-lecture by Tanya Mars
Performances by Paul Ledoux AND shop tours by official merchandiser, collaborator and muse, Odette Oliver

Q: What do performance artists do when faced with rising rents, rarefied availability, aging and too much stuff?  
A: Go out of business! (or)
B: Downsize. Re-purpose. Re-gift. (or)
C: Move to Hamilton.

Something for everyone!
Be the first to own an original Mars!
Everything must go!

For 3 days only, you will have the unique opportunity to see, touch, smell (and buy!) decades of treasures collected in the name of art. One-part exhibition of performance materials and one-part studio sale. Come and browse the materials, objects, costume bits and other curiosities from Tanya Mars’ personal studio/storage locker. Everything is up for grabs at Toronto’s hottest performance art POP-UP shop, Good Buy!

Thursday, May 3
7pm: DOORS OPEN, performance-lecture by Tanya Mars
7:30–9pm: SHOPPING & refreshments
admission: $5 / $2 for students and seniors

Friday, May 4
12pm–9pm: SHOP OPEN 
7pm: Performance by one of Mars’ long-time collaborators, playwright Paul Ledoux
admission: free

Saturday, May 5
12pm–6pm: SHOP OPEN
admission: free

Tanya Mars is a feminist performance artist who has been involved in the Canadian art scene since 1973, and has been collecting valuable stuff all that time—lugging it from Montreal to Toronto to Shelburne, Nova Scotia and back again to Toronto. Disguised as “art materials” some of these things have been used in performances over the years, other things are performances-in-waiting. 

She’s done a lot of things. Among them: Performances (solo and collaborative) in Canada, the Arctic, Europe, South America, China, Mexico and US; director/member of Powerhouse/La Centrale; Editor of Parallelogramme/ANNPAC (if anybody remembers what those things are); some videos; collective member of 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art; two books on Canadian Women Performance Artists with Johanna Householder; teaching performance at NSCAD and UTSC; parent, grandparent, Art Mom to many.

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GOOD BUY! by Tanya Mars
May 3–5, 2018
The Commons @ 401
401 Richmond Street West, suite 440

Established in 1993, FADO Performance Art Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre based in Toronto, Canada. FADO provides a stage and on-going forum in support of the research and development of contemporary performance art practices in Canada and internationally. As a year-round presentation platform, FADO exists nomadically, working with partner organizations and presenters, and utilizing venues and sites that are appropriate to individual projects. FADO presents the work of local, national and international artists who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and perspectives.