Art Gallery of Ontario

Awol Erizku, Purple Reign (Bitches Brew), 2017. Framed chromogenic print, 61 x 50.80 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery.

November 10, 2017
December 3–4, 2017
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto Ontario M5T 1G4

This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize with two special projects: a two-day symposium in partnership with Aperture and a brand new Aimia | AGO publication. Visibility is a symposium that will bring artists and jurors from throughout the Prize’s decade of activity together with prominent national and international artists, writers and scholars to ask questions about power, urgency, representation and photography.

The symposium will take place at the AGO on December 3 and 4, 2017; it will feature all four artists shortlisted for this year’s Prize—Liz Johnson Artur, Raymond Boisjoly, Taisuke Koyama and Hank Willis Thomas—in dialogue with artists such as Awol Erizku, Lyle Ashton Harris, Annie MacDonell, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Josué Azor, Sandra Brewster, Zun Lee, Chino Otsuka, David Hartt and Dayna Danger. This year’s jurors—AGO Curator of Photography Sophie Hackett, artist Ken Lum, and chief curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Eva Respini—will be joined by prominent curators, thinkers and writers to consider these questions, including Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti, National Museum of African American History and Culture curator Rhea Combs, and the AGO’s Curator, Indigenous Art, Wanda Nanibush.

The symposium will culminate with the launch of a special publication that marks a decade of extraordinary support for artists working at the forefront of photography in Canada and around the world. Ten Years: Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, 2008 – 2017 will be available at shopAGO beginning December 5.

Tickets to Visibility are on sale now.

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Exhibition is on now until January 14 and is included in general admission. The winner of this year’s Aimia | AGO Photography Prize will be announced on December 4.

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November 10, 2017

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