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The Museum presents Vera Frenkel’s Points of Departure: Words & Works at the Toronto Art Book Fair

June 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Museum celebrates the launch of Vera Frenkel’s new book, Points of Departure: Words & Works, at Toronto’s inaugural Art Book Fair.

This ambitious and beautiful publication features a brilliant overview of Frenkel’s practice by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, and has its roots in Ways of Telling, the exhibition he curated for our museum in the Winter of 2014.

Vera Frenkel is among a small number of artists who have changed the way in which art is practiced in Canada. Her recombinant, exploratory works, addressing themes of human migration, cultural memory, censorship and the bureaucratization of experience have been exhibited in key venues from documenta IX, Kassel to the Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo; from MoMA, New York to the Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin.

The book explores Frenkel’s use of interdisciplinary, socially engaged approaches throughout her practice and underscores the impact of her work on Canadian contemporary art.

Vera Frenkel and Jonathan Shaughnessy plan to be in attendance.

Date and time:
Saturday, June 18, 3-5pm (Remarks at 3:30pm). Free Admission.

Artscape Youngplace
1​80 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON

About TOABF:
The Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF) is a free public event featuring curated exhibitions, 75 Canadian and international vendors, and community programming that includes a speaker series, readings, talks, launches and workshops. In its inaugural year TOABF will highlight over 150 national and international artists, publishers, designers, curators, bookmakers, writers, and performers.


June 19, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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