Book Launch: Commerce by Artists
Friday, March 23, 2012 5-7pm
Co-presented with Art Metropole
Book Launch and Public Conversation
Featuring Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge, Ben Kinmont, two past participants from Mammalian Diving Reflex’s Haircuts by Children, Jon McCurley from Life of a Craphead
Commerce by Artists documents a fascinating and sweeping range of artists’ projects produced since the 1950s by Canadian and international artists who have sought to engage, rather than merely represent, the commercial world of which they are a part, revealing various expanded ideas of transaction, value and exchange. Encompassing popular works such as Yves Klein’s Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility (1958), Seth Siegelaub’s Artist’s Contract (1971), and Lee Lozano’s Strike Piece (1969)-as well as innovative and rarely-documented works like Keith Obadike’s Blackness for Sale (2001), Kelly Mark’s In & Out (1997-ongoing until 2032).
Special Event Book Pricing:
Commerce by Artists will be offered at special discounted prices at the launch.
$60 ( $5 savings off of the regular $65.00 price )
Book and Metropolitans membership (basic level)
$77 ($23 savings)
Book and Metropolitans membership (charitable level)
$100 ($65 savings)
Art Metropole Currency Prospectus 2012 will be included with all purchases.
Special thanks to Barbara Fischer, Executive Director/Chief Curator for Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, and Senior Lecturer, MVS Curatorial Studies, and Lisa Steele, MVS Graduate Program Director and Associate Chair, University of Toronto
Hart House South Dining Room
University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
Page Image: Mammalian Diving Reflex, Haircuts by Children.