Monday, June 27, 2011

"Art in the 21st Century" talk July 10 at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. As part of it, I'm happy to say I'm part of a panel taking place Sunday, July 10, at the fair. It's themed on Art in the 21st Century (thank god there's only been 11 years of that century so far!) and also features artist Alexandre Castonguay and Textile Museum of Canada director Shauna McCabe. Here's the full details:

Art in the 21st Century – Exploring the Creativity in Today’s World
presented by the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Sunday, July 10th 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Toronto City Hall Rotunda
Free admission
The 21st century is becoming known as the Digital Age and as contemporary art practices advance as does the art. Alexandre Castonguay, artist and Professor at L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Shauna McCabe, Executive Director of the Textile Museum of Canada and Leah Sandals, professional art writer and editor will discuss the challenges faced when displaying contemporary art, the role of the audience and whether the notion that new movements or organization are being developed to showcase these works.

As is typical with these things, it's a pretty big topic for an hour's discussion, but I look forward to joining in the discussion. My two cents to myself: Sandals, you might do better in the digital age if you tried updating your blog more than once every two weeks. Ah well.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition runs at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on Friday July 8 from 10:30am to 7:30pm, Saturday July 9 from 10:30am to 7:30pm and Sunday July 10 from 10:30am to 6:30pm. Admission is free. For more information visit

(Image of a past Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition from BlogTO)

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