What Is Art Worth To You?

upArt Contemporary Art Fair, 2010

Join Circuit Gallery for the upArt Contemporary Art Fair at the Gladstone Hotel as we engage head-on with this year’s theme—For What It’s Worth—and challenge you to consider the question of “value” in art!

Our exhibition features work by:

Robert Bean
Alejandro Cartagena
Dan Larkin
Akihiko Miyoshi
Sharon Switzer
Andrew Wright

What do we value in art? Why do we collect? How do we attribute worth to an artwork? In the case of digital or photographic work—where there is no “original,” simply an infinitely reproducible image—what determines the edition?

The consideration of these questions and the multifarious meanings of value, lie at the core of Circuit Gallery’s intervention. Our business model is based on questioning the very idea of “value” in art—what this means and where we find it. Instead of polemically answering these questions, we seek to make explicit their terms and entanglements, to create a new model of circulation for art, and to offer new options for both artists and collectors.

The 2010 exhibition theme, For What It’s Worth: Curios, Collections and Counterfeits, could not be more appropriate and we are very happy to have been invited to participate in this year’s event, scheduled to coincide with the Art Toronto.

UpArt 2010: For What It’s Worth

Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 3

Gala Opening Reception: Thursday, October 28, 7-10 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Hours: 12 noon – 6 pm

The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J6


We hope to see you there!
Claire + Susana