July 28, 2004 - Art Toronto - ART TORONTO 2004
July 28, 2004


ART TORONTO 2004 - Toronto International Art Fair Celebrates 5th Year
1 – 4 October 2004

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Opening Night Thursday, September 30
 Special Collectors’ Preview    5:30 – 6:30pm
 Opening Night Preview        6:30 – 10pm
Hours: Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2     12 – 8pm
 Sunday, October 3 and Monday, October 4    12 – 7pm
tel: 1-800-663-4173


The Toronto International Art Fair, recognized as a rising star among international art fairs, will hold its fifth annual exhibition from September 30 – October 4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. 83 galleries from 13 countries will assemble to form an extensive exhibition and sale of modern and contemporary art in the heart of downtown Toronto. This Fifth Anniversary edition of the Fair boasts a 90% exhibitor return, a selection of attractive newcomers and exceptional curatorial and cultural programming.
The Opening Night Preview and benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario will be held Thursday September 30, from 6:30 – 10:00pm. A Special Collectors’ Preview will be held from 5:30 – 6:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets please call the AGO (416) 979-6608.
New projects to debut at TIAF are Berlin Constructions: an exhibition that addresses the emergent practices and new art forms that have developed since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Solo Spaces: a section dedicated exclusively to one-artist shows presented by selected participating galleries. The Fair will also present the second edition of The News at Five: a series of daily rotating exhibitions curated by Canadian Art magazine Editor Richard Rhodes, Fresh Avant-Garde: a section highlighting the talent and innovation of young emerging artists.
SPEAKERS FORUM Organized by Popsy Johnstone and Marshall Webb
A wide range of topics such as curating contemporary international art, private collecting and incorporating art into business will be addressed by a distinguished selection of international guest speakers and panelists including MOCA Miami Director Bonnie Clearwater, Gallery at Windsor Director and Wittington Fashion Retail Group Creative Director Alannah Weston, AGO Curator David Moos, Frankfurt Kunstverein Director Nicolaus Schafhausen and major Belgian collectors Wilfried and Yannicke Cooreman.
This additional hosted lecture series is comprised of international and local art personalities who will collectively discuss curatorial perspectives on exemplary exhibitions.
With two new curators, a new Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) location and major redevelopment projects underway for the AGO, Royal Ontario Museum and Ontario School of Art and Design the city of Toronto has reason to celebrate. On site, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) and the Art Gallery of Ontario will each show their presence with a feature project reflective of their respective concurrent programming.
Galeria La Acacia HAVANA / Sandra Ainsley Gallery TORONTO / Arte Giani FRANKFURT / Galerie d’Avignon MONTREAL / Bau-Xi Gallery VANCOUVER,TORONTO / Galerie de Bellefeuille MONTREAL / Galerie Roger Bellemare MONTREAL / Galerie Simon Blais MONTREAL / Galerie Rene Blouin MONTREAL / Stephen Bulger Gallery TORONTO / Buschlen Mowatt Galleries VANCOUVER, PALM DESERT / Monte Clark Gallery VANCOUVER, TORONTO / Corkin/Shopland Gallery TORONTO / Christopher Cutts Gallery TORONTO / Edward Day Gallery TORONTO / Engine Gallery TORONTO / Equinox Gallery VANCOUVER / Feheley Fine Arts TORONTO / Peter Fetterman Gallery SANTA MONICA / Flowers LONDON/NEW YORK / Foster/White Gallery SEATTLE / Michael Gibson Gallery LONDON, ON / Mira Godard Gallery TORONTO / Goedhuis Contemporary NEW YORK, LONDON, BEIJING / Gradiva Galeria de Arte BUENOS AIRES / Galerie Graff MONTREAL / Galerie Han Art Contemporain MONTREAL / Galerie Jorg Hasenbach ANTWERP / Rebecca Hossack Gallery LONDON / Ingram Gallery TORONTO / Galerie Grita Insam VIENNA / Catriona Jeffries Gallery VANCOUVER / Kinsman Robinson Galleries TORONTO / Olga Korper Gallery TORONTO / Kreisler Galeria de Arte MADRID / Galerie Lacerte Art Contemporain QUEBEC CITY / Galerie Claude Lafitte MONTREAL / Galerie Lausberg DUSSELDORF / Lehmann, Leskiw + Schedler Fine Art, TORONTO,ZURICH / Loch Gallery TORONTO/WINNIPEG / Lonsdale Gallery TORONTO / Begona Malone MADRID / Roberto Martin Arte Contemporaneo BUENOS AIRES / Nicholas Metivier Gallery TORONTO / Moore Gallery TORONTO / Pari Nadimi Gallery TORONTO / Galerie Orange Art Contemporain MONTREAL / Galerie Orel Art Presenta PARIS / Christina Parker Gallery ST. JOHN’S / Galeria Paupa SAN SEBASTIAN / Prime Gallery TORONTO / Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts TORONTO / Roberts Gallery Ltd. TORONTO / Galerie Lilian Rodriguez MONTREAL / Nikola Rukaj Gallery TORONTO / Renate Schroeder Galerie KOLN / Marion Scott Gallery VANCOUVER / Jack Shainman Gallery NEW YORK / Miriam Shiell Fine Art TORONTO / Studio 21 Fine Art HALIFAX / Tatar Gallery TORONTO / TrepanierBaer CALGARY / Trias Gallery TORONTO / Galerie Trois Points MONTREAL / Douglas Udell Gallery VANCOUVER/EDMONTON / Galerie Voss DUSSELDORF / Waddington & Gorce MONTREAL / Odon Wagner Gallery TORONTO / Susan Whitney Gallery REGINA / Wynick/Tuck Gallery TORONTO / Yaneff International Fine Art TORONTO

Angell gallery TORONTO / A.W.O.L Gallery TORONTO / Robert Birch Gallery TORONTO / Bjornson Kajiwara / VANCOUVER / Olivier Houg Galerie LYON / Tracey Lawrence Gallery VANCOUVER / Richard Levy Gallery ALBUQUERQUE / othergallery WINNIPEG / Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain MONTREAL / Peak Gallery Co. TORONTO / Paul Petro Contemporary Art TORONTO / State Gallery VANCOUVER / STOP arte contemporanea-design ROME

Scott McFarland Monte Clark Gallery / David Hoffos TrepanierBaer / Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman Pari Nadimi Gallery / Myfanwy MacLeod Catriona Jeffries Gallery
For more information:
tel: 1-800-663-4173 www.tiafair.com
TIAF2004 is sponsored by Cadillac, CIBC Wood Gundy, The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Art, Ontario Tourism and Roche Bobois.

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