TORONTO, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - In recognition of the 150th anniversary of confederation, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival focuses on Canada through a series of exhibitions, public installations and events. From documentary explorations of the nation's shifting landscape and inhabitants, to projects that challenge perceptions of history and definitions of photography, CONTACT 2017 presents outstanding projects by established and emerging Canadian artists and curators.
CONTACT's Focus on Canada will have a widespread impact throughout the city. 20 Primary Exhibitions in museums and galleries, in conjunction with 17 site-specific Public Installations in urban spaces make up the festival's core programming. In galleries and alternative venues in the Greater Toronto Area, 40 Feature Exhibitions and 110 Open Exhibitions traverse the photographic medium. Darcy Killeen, Executive Director of CONTACT says "We are elated to have the work of Canadian artists such as Valérie Blass, Lori Blondeau, Robin Cameron, Dana Claxton, Petra Collins, Seth Fluker, Johan Hallberg-Campbell, Suzy Lake, Mark Lewis, Jalani Morgan, Shelly Niro, Celia Perrin Sidarous, and Michael Snow, among others, on view for this year's festival."
CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural experience in Canada, with over 1500 artists in 200 exhibitions and happenings throughout the month in the Greater Toronto Area. Founded in 1997, CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography.
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
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, Vistek, Dentons Canada LLP, 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.
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For further information: For more information on CONTACT or to interview a CONTACT spokesperson or artist, please contact NKPR: Yulia Balinova | 416 365 3630 ext 230 | [email protected]