The CONTACT Photography Festival officially launches April 28th and runs through the month of May throughout Toronto. While the theme this year is Canada’s 150, there are a lot of different subjects confronted in the works on display around Toronto. Here’s where you can enjoy the CONTACT Festival in and around Ossington Village.
Photographers Without Borders presents – Sumatra: Conservation is our Future
Boehmer Restaurant, –Reception:
Boehmer Restaurant is a beautiful space for exhibiting art, and for the duration of CONTACT, it will host the photographs of 4 females with the focus on the Sumatran rain forest. Photos of the animals and people living in that rapidly depleting environment are mean to raise awareness of the endangered animals in Sumatra. Stop by Boehmer at 93 Ossington to see the photos.
Deutsche Demokratische Republik: The Stasi Archives
Loop Gallery, –
This exhibit will interest fans of the hidden history of the former GDR, German Democratic Republic, of the Soviet Union, and the Stasi or secret police. Artist Adrian Fish photographed the archives and the rooms which housed them. In interesting look at an interesting recent time in history. Its already on and open to the public at Loop Gallery, 1273 Dundas West.
His and Other Stories
Koffler Gallery, –
This exhibit at Koffler Gallery at Artscape Youngplace features photographs by Montreal artist 2Fik. His playful tableaux depict fictional characters with elaborate staging. Some of the photographs often reenact images from famous artworks. The exhibit is already running now through June 4. Artscape Youngplace is at 180 Shaw Street.
Check the festival site for more events throughout the city, and our calendar for local events.