CONTACT/2019 is showing a wide range of Canadian and international photo-based art across town. By collaborating with the city’s museums, galleries and artist-run centres, the event has grown into one of the largest anywhere – and much of it is free.<VIVEK SHRAYA, Calgary-based,“Trauma Clown,” 2019, May 4 – June 2, PATEL PROJECTS, 184 Munro Street, Unit #6 – rear>
CONTACT is based on an open call to participate. Emerging artists are given the opportunity to show their work along with leading professionals. Local galleries, community centres, educational institutions, cafes, stores and other alternative locations are all involved – over 200 of them this year.
Take in some of the 175 gallery openings and learn about photography at lectures, panel discussions and workshops – it’s all available during TORONTO’s month of photography.
<SPUTNIK PHOTO COLLECTIVE, “Anaklia, Georgia, an Unfinished Viewing Tower,” 2013, contemporary life in the former USSR, until May 31, ALLEN LAMBERT GALLERIA, 181 Bay Street>
<AYSIR BATNIJI, from the series Untitled (Gaza Walls), 2001, May 3 – June 22, PREFIX INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 401 Richmond St. West, suite 124>
<GISELE FREUND, “Colette”, 1938, gift of Valerie Burton & David Milman, 1985, ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO>