Critical Distance at the 2018 Edition Art Book Fair

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Critical Distance is pleased to participate in the 2018 Edition Art Book Fair, running concurrently with Art Toronto at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For our third year at Edition, CDCC presents publications and editions from STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM (NY), CONTEMPORARY& (Berlin), INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL (NY), DOMINICA (LA), and HALF LETTER PRESS (Chicago); artist’s editions by KAYFA TA/MAHA MAAMOUN and ALA YOUNIS (Cairo), QIANA MESTRICH (Brooklyn), ED PANAR (Pittsburgh), and KHALED HOURANI (Palestine); plus two new catalogues produced in conjunction with recent exhibitions at Critical Distance.

On the occasion of The Studio Museum in Harlem‘s 50th year, we will present an array of publications from this premier centre for contemporary artists of African descent. Among our offerings will be the complete set of “F-series” catalogues documenting the museum’s signature group exhibitions, including Freestyle, the hard-to-find catalogue for the first show in this series (2001). We will also have selections from the Museum’s Studio Magazine and Harlem Postcard series, representing over two decades of pathbreaking publishing. These wonderful postcards and magazines will be made available to Edition visitors for free, while supplies last (limit one per visitor).

We are also pleased to feature international art publisher Contemporary And (C&). In addition to a very limited supply of complimentary copies of C& magazine, we will present their first book, I am built inside you (Texts countering the art canon). This anthology takes as its point of departure a conversation with South African artist Helen Sebidi that took place during the 2016 São Paulo Biennial, and features interviews with artists Tabita Rezaire and Senga Nengudi, as well as Studio Museum director and curator Thelma Golden.

Finally, we are thrilled to launch two new catalogues produced in conjunction with recent exhibitions at Critical Distance: We Look At Animals Because (curated by Toleen Touq and Nahed Mansour and produced in partnership with SAVAC with support from the Toronto Arts Council), and … move or be moved by some thing rather than oneself. (curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson). Join us Friday and Saturday from 2–4 pm to celebrate these new publications along with standout editions by exhibiting and affiliated artists including Kayfa ta (Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis), Ed Panar, Khaled Hourani, and many others.

Thursday, October 25, 2018  6–10pm (Art Toronto Preview)
Friday, October 26, 2018  12–8pm (Catalogue Launch from 2–4 pm for …move or be be moved for some ‘thing’ rather than oneself.)
Saturday, October 27, 2018  12–8pm (Catalogue Launch from 2–4 pm for We Look at Animals Because)
Sunday, October 28, 2018  12–6pm

Image: selected publications to be presented by CDCC at Edition/3 from: the Studio Museum in Harlem, Contemporary&, CDCC, Kayfa Ta, and Ed Panar.