On Thursday, April 21, 2022, Toronto Arts and Events attended the Artist Project, held inside the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place. As one of Canada’s largest annual arts and culture events, the Artist Project provides a platform for established and emerging artists from across Canada to showcase their work to the thousands of attendees, many of whom are art dealers, gallery owners, and passionate art lovers.
There were 200 Canadian independent artists showcasing their artwork, endless conversation, gallery-style shopping experience as well as Interactive installations and emerging artist competition. This year the Artist Project ran April 21-24, 2022 with about 200 Canadian independent artists showcasing their work at a new location at the Canadian Exhibition Place.
“Art is instrumental in helping us navigate and understand our actions as citizens of the world. Ultimately, it is a reflection of our human experience,” says Emma Fried, Exhibitor Relations Lead for Artist Project. “Our mission is to help represent and provide independent and contemporary artists with a professional platform to showcase and sell their work through unique installations and physical spaces.”
The opening evening program had a live fashion show featuring local fashion designers in collaboration with Fashion Art Toronto (“FAT”) which merged well with the art and artists of the Artist Project.
Live Fashion Show by FAT – Fashion Art Toronto
New this year, Fashion Art Toronto debuted works from 2 emerging designers during a live fashion show on opening night. The 7 pm show was Meesh, by Micheline Wedderburn who is a “member of the Black Designers of Canada, Wedderburn creates works by repurposing vintage fabrics and textiles.” The 9 p.m. show was Ayimach, “led by Artistic Director Jason Baerg, who uses cultural references of Indigenous materials and pallets.”
OCAD University Career Launcher Program
OCAD’s Career Launcher program provides professional exhibition space to a graduating student and this year it was Toronto-based, new media artist, Kasra Goodarznezhad who showcased his work, “Evolving Maps: A Collective Memory”.
Untapped Emerging Artists Competition
This competition is “dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists” and this year the following emerging artists were among those provided the opportunity to exhibit their work free of charge in this feature section of the Artist Project: painter Alexander Notarangelo, textiles artist Olivia Mae Sinclair and collage artist Sui Ling Selina Yung.
The Artist Project Merged Art with Fashion
This year’s artist fair, with the added fashion shows by FAT worked together to provide a great show that merged art and fashion. Check out the photos of the art and the fashion and check back here for next year’s Artist Project and check out the review of the FAT.
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