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upArt at the Gladstone Hotel
Thursday October 25 to Sunday October 28, 2012 – Coincides with Toronto International Art Fair
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Gladstone Hotel is seeking innovative makers and thinkers to participate in our fourth annual contemporary art fair. Using the historic hotel as a platform for experimentation, upArt brings together local, national and international artists, curators, collectives, and galleries, to transform the space with site-specific installations and previously unseen work.
Do·cent (noun) a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.
You don’t have to get wild on this performance tour, but your docent will. Starting May 12 from 1-2pm and continuing every Saturday until September, an eclectic team of wild docents (read: drag queens, thespians and other outspoken characters) will be leading moderately historical tours of the Gladstone Hotel. Based loosely on fact and strongly in entertainment, you never know what your docent will do.
*Docents will rotate from tour-to-tour so don’t be shy to come back for seconds.
…Wendy W Fok (Artist, Architectural Designer and Urbanist) brilliantly crafted a series of simple sculptural elements, the ends of which cast shadows of some of the worlds best coastlines. It might have taken visitors to room 201 a little while to catch on but it was well worth the discovery.