Shelf Life

Carbon Paper presents SHELF LIFE: an assembly of Canadian arts periodicals, both living and not, for your perusing pleasure. From March 19th - 29th we invite you to grab a seat, and flip through the pages of Canadas finest art-mag offerings from coast to coast. Housed at the Ryerson Artspace in the Gladstone Hotel, our little library will offer a glimpse into Canadas strong and varied history of arts publishing.

Available publications will include: C Mag, Border Crossings, Esse, Ciel Variable, Little Brother, Public, Canadian Art, Double Dot, Prefix Photo, Shift, Rivet, Millions, Fillip, Crit, Inuit Art Quarterly, Carbon Paper, Bad Day, Editorial, Fuse, Hunter & Cook, File and Function

In collaboration with Art Metropole, we are also pleased to present a selection of books chosen by several Canadian artist, curators and writers including Brad Tinmouth, Maryanne Casasanta, Geoffrey Pugen, Micah Lexier and Xenia Benivolski

But thats not all! Carbon Paper is also pleased to present several unique evening performances during our occupation of the Ryerson Artspace.

Schedule of Events:

March 19th: 7pm-11pm

Exhibition Opening

March 19th: 9pm-11pm


Karaoke hosted by Alex McLeod & Brianna Lowe

March 25th: Time TBC

When I Breath the Ocean Curls

A performance by Lauren Scott, curated by Lindsay LeBlanc

March 27th: 7pm - 10pm

Clearing Spaces VI

A meditative performance by The Broadbent Sisters

March 28th, 6.30pm - 9.30pm


An installation based performance by Virgil Baruchel & Benjamin Kamino

March 29th, 6.30pm and 8pm


A sound and image based collaborative performance by Adrian Cook and Sylvain Chausse

Look out for more information about each performance as we approach event dates.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the contributors, publications, artists and performers who have dedicated their time to this exhibition. And of course, a huge thank you to Art Metropole for their generosity and support.

Shelf Life

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