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Toronto’s Scotiabank CONTACT Images Pageant Launches twenty sixth Version

Toronto’s Scotiabank CONTACT Images Pageant Launches twenty sixth Version

Toronto’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Launches 26th Edition

For its twenty sixth version, the Scotiabank CONTACT Images Pageant continues its dedication to supporting an distinctive vary of initiatives by lens-based artists from Canada and around the globe in a various array of exhibitions in museums, galleries, public websites, and various areas all through Toronto. Every year, the pageant expands to achieve many various communities and mirror the work of not solely native artists, but additionally artists who convey a world perspective to town.

American artist Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995) is featured in a multi-faceted exhibition titled Cultural Turns, which incorporates work on view at CONTACT Gallery in addition to in out of doors installations at Toronto’s Metro Corridor and on two downtown billboards in the course of the month of Could. Curated by British cultural historian Mark Sealy, PhD, OBE, director of Autograph ABP, the challenge represents Mitchell’s first solo exhibition in Canada and his first public set up work.

Anastasia Samoylova, “Fountain” (2017) (picture courtesy the artist)

Among the many many Canadian, Indigenous, and worldwide artists represented within the 2022 pageant are Farah Al Qasimi, Claudia Andujar, Atong Atem, Raymond Boisjoly, Sandra Brewster, Sophie Calle, Jorian Charlton, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Margit Lukács & Persijn Broersen, Meryl McMaster, Reminiscence Work Collective, Esmaa Mohamoud, Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Shirin Neshat, Rajni Perera, Anastasia Samoylova, Jeff Thomas, and Natalie Wooden. Their works discover urgent modern points, from notions of worldwide diaspora, Blackness, colonial residues, and techniques of resistance to humanity’s results on the local weather, its relationships to nature, and the envisioning of hopeful alternate futures.

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Scotiabank CONTACT Images Pageant additionally goals to supply alternatives for significant dialogue by fostering inventive engagements between modern artists and notable native and worldwide curators. Curators collaborating within the 2022 pageant embody AXIS Curatorial (Noor Alé & Claudia Mattos), Tairone Bastien, Roya DelSol, Sara Knelman, Andrea Kunard, Zun Lee and Sophie Hackett, Courtnay McFarlane, Gaëlle Morel, Crystal Mowry, Michèle Pearson Clarke, and Sarah Quinton, amongst many others.

For additional info on the 140+ exhibitions on this 12 months’s pageant, go to

Mahtab Hussain, “Tajvin Kazi and Rishada Majeed” (2021), from the continued collection Muslims in America (picture courtesy the artist and Chris Boot, © Mahtab Hussain)
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