Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2019 Programming Announced
Renowned American artist Carrie Mae Weems will headline the 23rd edition of the citywide event spanning the month of May. As Weems’ first solo presentation in Canada, her exhibition in five parts will include an array of pivotal, celebrated works, some in unique new iterations. Her work will be shown at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, at CONTACT Gallery, and at three outdoor sites in Toronto’s Entertainment District, including the exterior of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Weems will also give a public lecture discussing her practice.
Throughout Toronto every May, CONTACT presents lens-based works by acclaimed and emerging artists, documentary photographers, and photojournalists from Canada and around the world. The core programming of Primary Exhibitions (co-presentations with major museums, galleries, and artist-run centres), and Public Installations (site-specific public art projects), are a central focus of the Festival. These are cultivated through partnerships, commissions and new discoveries, framing the cultural, social, and political events of our times. The Featured and Open Exhibitions present a range of works by local and international artists at leading galleries and alternative spaces across the city. The Festival also includes a wide range of Events including the CONTACT Photobook Fair, a symposium, lectures, talks, panels, and workshops.
Visit CONTACT’s website for full details on the 2019 Festival.
Festival Launch Party
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould St
Wednesday May 1, 7-11pm
Free and open to the public
Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey
Meryl McMaster, As Immense as the Sky
Adrian Raymer, Rejects
Maximum Exposure 24
The CONTACT Gallery is Accessible.
CONTACT fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.
CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997, 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, The Gladstone Hotel, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, and Canadian Art.
CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Street Art Toronto (StART), Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Goethe-Institut, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.