Simply put, Canadian art deserves more recognition and Art Toronto, which kicks off today, hopes to accomplish just that. Featuring a wide array of Canadian and international artists, the fair is just a small peak into what is arguably one of the most underrated art markets around. Forever eclipsed by its southern neighbour, Canadian art has struggled to find its way on the international scene. Perhaps for far too long it has been associated with the Group of Seven. While landscape painting might still feature heavily in Canada, the majority of its artists have moved beyond that stereotype. It is now up to the rest of the world to catch up. Nonetheless, there is plenty to celebrate at Art Toronto. one only wishes there was more than just a fraction of what's available.
1. Bruno Kurz, Bright Night 1, 2015, Odon Wagner Contemporary
With so many contemporary art fairs happening around the world it's difficult to know which ones to pay attention to. But Frieze London, which wrapped up its 13th edition this weekend, continues to remain a favourite and for good reason. If you're interested in finding out about emerging artists, new trends and who's selling what, Frieze will give you plenty to consider. While the installation pieces may have continued to draw the bulk of the attention this year there was no shortage of other works to keep you interested.
1. Alex Katz, Road 2015, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
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