Canada’s only modern and contemporary international art fair is happening this weekend! ART TORONTO runs from October 26-29 where art enthusiasts will experience the latest in the art world at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The massive exhibition, that is open to the public, includes more than a hundred leading and emerging galleries from 23 countries, with over 20,000 collectors, curators and art lovers expected.
OPEN SPACE Installation
Markus Linnenbrink, Courtesy of ftc., Berlin
Expect to see solo exhibitions, installations and curated projects by renowned artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, and Ed Pien, as well as the exhibitions special curatorial project FOCUS: ASIA. This presentation will feature works devoted to contemporary Asian art. While some pieces may not appear to have immediate or any cultural references, this opens the dialogue about what kind of art audiences expect by artists who happen to have lived in Asia or of Asian descent, and reflect on our understanding of Asia itself.
What you really don’t want to miss at ART TORONTO is the late Robert Rauschenberg’s iconic 1986 BMW 635 CSi art car. For pop art lovers, this first-ever Canadian viewing is a must see. Rauschenberg was a pioneer in the American pop art movement. He described the Art Car as a fulfillment of a dream of his, and considered it a mobile museum. Rauschenberg was the first to incorporate other artists work by projecting their artwork onto the car.
Since 1975, artists from around the world have transformed BMW automobiles into artwork representing a movement in time through the global Art Car program. Rauschenberg’s project is a model of artistry in the BMW Art Car Collection that spans 27 years and consists of 17 outstanding rolling sculptures on wheels.
The car will be unveiled at the Opening Night Preview of ART TORONTO and a benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario. ART TORONTO and public viewing information can be found at the official website www.arttoronto.ca
Collect admiring work at Galerie Rene Blouin.
Courtesy of Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto