Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the TIA Fair is one of the most successful fairs in North America. It’s not just about seeing and buying the art, although that is the main reason, but also to engage in the events the fair has to offer.
The one I’m really excited about is, “Buy Early, Buy Young”. Conducted by The Art Stylists , Manny Neubacher and Anya Shor. They will demystify the process of beginning, building and caring for a collection. More on that later.
If you love opening nights, like I do, then be sure to attend the Opening Night Preview on Thursday October 28th 4:30 to 6:30, only 2 days away! This is when you will be able to preview and purchase art before anyone else and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while meeting your favourite artists. Click here for details and to purchase tickets.
“Everything Must Go”, curated by Jeremy Laing is a display set up like a mini-department store or luxury boutique desperate to clear out. For those of you follow our Toronto fashion scene, Jeremy Laing is a highly regarded fashion designer. This display should be exciting.
As well, for the first time in Canada, BMW is proud to present African painter Ester Mahalngu’s 1991 Art Car. Ms. Mahlangu, the first female Art Car artist, has transformed a BMW 525i into a masterpiece of African Ndebele art, her tribe’s traditional painting technique. This I have to see.
Also, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) has commissioned a series of three prints by Toronto artist Alex McLeod, and offers them at very affordable prices. And be sure to see this year’s winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
Download the Art Toronto Show Guide to see the complete list of daily programming.
Public viewing starts Friday October 29 and runs until Monday November 1.
See you there.