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Canadian Artists in the New Museum's 2021 Triennial

Moderator: Corrie Jackson, RBC Senior Curator, Toronto  
Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Curator, New Museum, New York  
Nadia Belerique, Artist, Toronto  
Laurie Kang, Artist, Toronto  
Jeneen Frei Njootli, Artist, Vancouver  

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and ideas. Join us for an overview of the New Museum's fifth Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone”.  Taking place this fall, it includes works across various mediums by forty artists and collectives from around the world -- including five from Canada.

How Social Media Has Changed Art Culture

Moderator: Rebecca al-Lahiq, Underwriter – Fine Art, AXA XL, Toronto  
Anita Cirillo, Art Consultant, Gallery Jones, Vancouver  
Alex McLeod, Artist, Toronto  
Dara Vandor, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Toronto  

 In 2020 online art sales surpassed USD12 billion. Roughly one-third of collectors purchased art online last year, and most of them never saw the art in person until after their purchase. Learn how social media offers the art market new opportunities to showcase works and reach collectors and in doing so could revolutionize the way art institutions, galleries, and auction houses operate. 

As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

Dr. Kenneth Montague, art collector and Founder and Director, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto  
Dr. Julie Crooks, Head of the Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto  

Hear Dr. Montague in conversation with the AGO’s Dr. Julie Crooks, a specialist in photography of the African diaspora, discuss this exciting compilation of over 100 photographs from The Wedge Collection, established by Dr. Kenneth Montague. 

 

Decolonizing Museums and Collections: An Ongoing Conversation

Moderator: Greg Hill, Audain Senior Curator of Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby, Associate Curator of Native American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
John G. Hampton, Executive Director and CEO, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Jason Baerg, artist, curator and Assistant Professor of Art, OCAD University, Toronto
Julia Rose Sutherland, Assistant Professor of Design, OCAD University, Toronto 

 
During Art Toronto 2020, an esteemed group of curators initiated a discussion about the process of decolonizing collections and shifting institutional space towards greater equity for the BIPOC community.

 

Crypto Conversation: The Future of NFTs and Art

Samuel Arsenault-Brassard, Digital Artist/Architect and collector of NFTs, Montreal
Kirsten Hinder, Co-founder of NfinityMark, Stockholm 

 Digital art (in the shape of JPGs, GIFs, and more) has been around for decades, but only over the last year has it become more collectible, thanks to the rise of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Hear from two experts in this burgeoning field who define what NFTs are within the art world, how digital and analogue (or physical) artworks relate, and the potential impact on galleries and museums. 

TBA2022: A Conversation with the Curatorial Team

Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator
Clare Butcher, Curator, Programs  
Tairone Bastien, Curator, Exhibitions 

The inaugural curatorial team for the Toronto Biennial of Art was assembled to work together on the first two editions, in 2019 and 2022. Between Biennials, they have come closer together to shape a collective vision through the challenges of the global pandemic, political upheaval, and climate crisis. 

Art & Care: Healing Mind and Body with Creativity

Moderator: Shaun Francis, Chair and CEO, Medcan, Toronto
Dr Lesley Wiesenfeld, Psychiatrist in Chief, Sinai Health, Toronto
Diane Brown, Founder and President, RxART, New York
Marcel Dzama, Artist, New York
Stephen Legari, Educational Programs Officer – Art Therapy, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 

A growing body of research demonstrates that the arts support positive mental and physical health. Spending time looking at artworks and making artworks can promote a greater sense of calm, focus and well-being in some, while in others it refines hand-eye coordination and aides memory recall. Some doctors even “prescribe” an art museum visit to help with what ails us. The panelists explore how art contributes to short- and long-term health and the role art can play in health care.