In the News: Five great exhibitions to check out at the CONTACT Photography Festival [Toronto Star]

April 27, 2018

Five great exhibitions to check out at the Contact Photography Festival

Murray Whyte, Visual Arts Critic at the Toronto Star, recommends Dana Claxton’s A Forest of Canoes as one of the top five exhibitions to check out at the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

The embarrassment of riches that is the annual Contact Photography Festival only seems to get richer by the year, a testament to its public-first mandate and freewheeling ability to adapt on the fly. Twenty-two years since its first instalment debuted in cafes, laundromats — the “public” part is rooted that deeply — and the galleries run by its stalwart founders Stephen Bulger, Judith Tatar, Darren Alexander and Linda Book, Contact is a thoroughly bona fide affair with buy-in from all the major institutions in the city.

A solid one million people pass through its dozens of exhibitions and public projects every May, making the event second in total arts attendance here only to the Royal Ontario Museum.

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