2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Launch Party
Festival Launch Party at Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould St, Toronto, 7–11pm
Free and open to the public
Come celebrate with us! Exhibitions on view tonight:
CONTACT 2019 presents more than 250 exhibitions and programs throughout greater Toronto during the month of May, by artists from across Canada and around the world. This year’s Festival places the spotlight on Carrie Mae Weems and includes a special focus on women working in lens-based media.
The Festival’s Core Exhibitions showcase outstanding works at leadings arts venues and public spaces, including major museums and art centres, billboards, transit stations, building atriums and façades. Comprising collaborations, commissions and site-specific public art installations, these presentations frame the cultural, social, and political events of our times. The Featured and Open Call Exhibitions present a range of works by local and international artists at leading galleries and alternative spaces across the city. The calendar of Programs includes lectures, talks, panels, workshops, a photobook fair and a symposium. Pick up a free catalogue in the CONTACT Gallery or visit our website for the full schedule.
CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. CONTACT embraces an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, and cultivates collaborations with and among artists, curators, institutions, and organizations.
CONTACT is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Steam Whistle Brewing, Art Toronto, BIG Digital, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, and Canadian Art, and the Metropolitan.
CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Goethe-Institut, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.