Archive:Working Title | TYPOLOGY at the Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF)June 16 – 19, 2016

Working Title | TYPOLOGY at the Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF)

June 16 – 19, 2016

TYPOLOGY is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair with a pop-up exhibition in the project space, a vendor table in the third floor hallway, and an artist-led book arts workshop on the front lawn, hosted in partnership with Gallery 44 and generously supported by Japanese Paper Place. Our pop-up exhibition, WORKING TITLE, will feature a wide variety of unique and editioned artists’ books, publications, and multiples by local and international artists who have participated in our program over the past three years

Featuring work by: Lyla RyeLeif Low-Beer, Manuel Saiz, Cathryn Miller, Tamara GayerJanine Miedzik, Josée Pedneault, Brynn Higgins-Stirrup, Maria Flawia Litwin, Nicolas Fleming, Faye MullenSusana ReismanEmily Cook and Christopher Manson. The works will be accompanied by images representing the artists’ current or main practices including sculpture, installation, video, photography, and more, as well as extended labels that discuss how and why these artists engage the book format as a sideline to, or more integral aspect of, their artistic practice.

Our free all ages Book Arts Workshop will be led by artists Emily Cook and Christopher Manson. Learn the fundamentals of using photo-based images and simple bookbinding techniques such as accordion, pamphlet stitch, and stab bindings to make your own small-format artist’s book. Materials to make one softcover handbound book provided; bring your own images or use our materials to create your own unique visual story. All ages are welcome to participate (with kids 7 and under accompanied by caregiver).

For more information on all the amazing exhibitions, events, and vendors who will be at the fair, check out the TOABF website here.


With thanks to our presenting partner, Gallery 44, and to Japanese Paper Place for their generous support for this workshop.    

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Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC) was founded in 2013 under our former name, TYPOLOGY. Established as a not-for-profit space devoted to curatorial and artistic experimentation, we devoted our first three years to providing opportunities for curators and artists to mount fully realized exhibitions within a critical framework. In 2016, we relaunched under our new name (CDCC) with a new Board of Directors and a commitment to meet the need, voiced by local and national curators, for a truly vital curatorial community—one that both supports emerging and underrepresented curators, and advances curatorial practice and inquiry. Working Title took place in CDCC’s exhibition space in 2016 under our former name, TYPOLOGY, and was curated by CDCC’s Founding Director, Shani K Parsons.


image: Brynn Higgins-Stirrup, AB (spread), 2015

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