February 13, 2007 - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) - Canada at ARCO 07
February 13, 2007

Canada at ARCO 07

Canada at ARCO 07
Curator: David Liss
February 14 – 18, 2007

ARCO, Madrid, Spain
Info: 
www.canada-es.org/arco
Press: laura.ballesteros@international.gc.ca

Canada at ARCO 07 The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, (MoCCA) and the Canadian Embassy in Spain are excited to announce the participation of Canadian artists and galleries in various programs at ARCO 07 in Madrid, Spain from February 14 19, 2007. This marks the third consecutive year that Canada will have a strong presence at the international art fair.
ARCO 07

Participating galleries and artists:

I General Program
-Pari Nadimi Gallery from Toronto featuring Regina José Galindo, Bruno & Botto, Elena Kovylina, George Legrady, David Rokeby, Stephen Schofield, and Jennifer Stillwell.
-Nicholas Metivier Gallery from Toronto featuring a.o. Shelly Adler, Edward Burtynsky, José Manuel Ballester, Malcolm Rains, Tom Hopkins, Mara Korkola, James Lahey, and Howard Lonn.
-TrépanierBaer Gallery from Calgary featuring Micah Lexier, Evan Penny, Liz Magor, Luanne Martineau, Danny Singer and Chris Millar.
II Projects
Curator: David Liss
Organized by the MoCCA

-Christopher Cutts, Toronto, featuring Sherry Hay, Drew Simpson, and Richard Stipl.
-Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, featuring Luc Corchesne.
-Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, featuring Max Dean, Raffaello DAndrea, and Matt Donovan.
-Peak Gallery, Toronto, featuring Blue Republic, Lyn Carter, and Raffael Iglesias .
-P/M Gallery, Toronto, featuring Edith Dakovic, Penelope Umbrico, and Rob Waters.
III Collaborative Project
-Nicholas Metivier Gallery and TrépanierBaer Gallery featuring a collaborative project between Evan Penny and Michael Awad.

According to MoCCAs director David Liss The artists and galleries selected for ARCO 07 reflect the most diverse range of practices, from refreshing, unconventional approaches in traditional media to the most innovative technologies. All of the galleries are from Canada. Themes and subject matter range from the unique and deeply personal to the highly resonant and popular, and in some cases are embedded within ethnic cultural traditions, while others partake of the current canon of global artistic discourse. Easily categorized movements, emerging trends and general consensus are elusive. The selection is typically international in spirit, typically pluralistic and atypical – that is to say, typically Canadian. As a youthful and exuberant nation deeply rooted in aboriginal and migratory traditions and identities, Canadian culture and the Canadian experience is the perpetual ebb and flux of a peripatetic world on the move, from the local to the global.

The selection of artists and galleries reflects the complexity of the art scene and presents works especially conceived for the occasion, offering a new vision of contemporary Canada.

IV Reception at Distrito 4
Thursday 15 February 10 pm
Barbara de Braganza, 2

The Canadian Embassy in Spain offers a welcome cocktail reception at the prestigious Distrito Cu4tro gallery, in honour of the Canadian artists and galleries at Arco, on Thursday 15 at 10 pm. Collectors, art critics, gallery owners, artists, and curators are invited to engage in dialogue with the Canadian representatives in a relaxed atmosphere.

Media contact: for additional material related to the Canadian galleries at ARCO or an interview with the curator, please contact Laura Ballesteros by email :
laura.ballesteros@international.gc.ca More information on : www.canada-es.org/arco
Canadian participation in these programs is supported by ARCO Madrid, the Canadian Embassy in Spain, International Trade Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, BMO Financial Group, and Toronto Culture.

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