Art Book Week at Critical Distance

Featuring Contemporary& (Berlin), Half Letter Press (Chicago), Kayfa-ta (Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis, Cairo), Independent Curators International (NY), Domenica (LA), and Maake (US); and Qiana Mestrich (Brooklyn), Khaled Hourani (Palestine), Ed Panar (Pittsburgh), Ciprian Muresan (Romania), Jeanette Ehlers (Denmark), Maggie Groat (Ontario), Sara Knox Hunter (Queens, NY), and Tings Chak (Toronto); plus a selection of catalogues and editions produced by TYPOLOGY Projects and Critical Distance Centre for Curators.

Critical Distance is pleased to participate in Art Book Week in conjunction with the 2018 Toronto Art Book Fair. For our third year of art book-related programming in support of TOABF, we will also be launching our newly stocked e-shop with a celebration and sale on Saturday, July 7th from 4–7 pm at Critical Distance.



Saturday, July 7 from 4-7 pm
at Critical Distance Centre for Curators
Suite 302 on the 3rd floor at Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street, Toronto, M6J 2W5
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Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Limited free copies of Contemporary& magazine will also be available while supplies last! And you join us before 6, you can make an art book evening of it, with Penrose Press’s launch of The Insomniac’s Assistant happening one floor down from from 6–10 pm.

Accessibility Info

CDCC is located on the third floor of the Artscape Youngplace building at 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J-2W5. Artscape Youngplace is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator servicing every floor and a fully accessible washroom on every level. The nearby 63 Ossington bus on the TTC is wheelchair accessible. More information about accessibility at Artscape Youngplace can be found here.

For more information on the 2018 Toronto Art Book Fair and other Art Book Week events, check out their website at


shown: spread from I am built inside you: Texts countering the art canon, edited by ifa and Contemporary&