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October 24-27, 2024

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Onsite at the show, the Platform Stage hosts a range of thoughtful conversations featuring notable art experts from across Canada and abroad on topics ranging from curatorial affairs, to the state of the market and more. In 2023 speakers included Connie Butler, Larry Ossei Mensah, Jean-François Bélise, Meryl McMaster and other unique voices, see below for links to the conversations.

Curators in Conversation

Friday, October 27, 2023
Platform Stage presented by Therme Art at Art Toronto 2023

Curators in Conversation offers audiences an insight into the processes of notable curators working today. In this talk, longtime colleagues and friends, Kitty Scott and Connie Butler discuss upcoming projects, including Butler’s move from her curatorial role at the Hammer Museum to NYC’s MoMA PS1 as director.

Indigenous Artists on the World Stage

Friday, October 27, 2023
Platform Stage presented by Therme Art at Art Toronto 2023

The global impact of Indigenous Art is certainly nothing new, yet works by First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists are being exhibited and sold internationally with increasing interest from collectors and institutions alike. Artists Meryl McMaster, Renee Condo and Caroline Monnet engage in discussion around how global recognition within the art community can serve or challenge Indigenous artists working today. Moderated by Rhéanne Chartrand.

Centering the Margins

Saturday, October 28, 2023
Platform Stage presented by Therme Art at Art Toronto 2023

We often think of the art world as being centered in major cities across the globe. But increasingly art institutions, exhibition spaces and creative organizations are taking root and thriving outside of city centers. This talk features a discussion with Larry Ossei-Mensah Co-Founder and Curator, ARTNOIR, Miguel A. Lopez, Co-Curator, Toronto Biennial (former co-director of TEOR/ética, Costa Rica), Michelle Jacques, Curator, Remai Modern and moderated by Sarah Milroy, Director and Chief Curator, McMichael, explores the idiosyncrasies, opportunities and challenges of cultural production in these unique environments.

Collecting the Art of Our Time

Presented by RBC
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Platform Stage presented by Therme Art at Art Toronto 2023

Corrie Jackson, Senior Art Curator, RBC, was joined by Jean-François Bélisle, Director of the National Gallery of Canada, Emelie Chhangur, Director and Curator of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and Stephan Jost, Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario, for a discussion on the art market in Canada, the role of institutions and the importance of collecting the art of our time.