Book Launch and Exhibitions – Alphabet City Festival 2010: AIR and TRASHFOODFUELWATERAIR

Alphabet City Festival 2011 - AIR

Alphabet City Festival 2010: AIR – Toronto Book Launch and Exhibitions

Toronto’s Alphabet City is celebrating the publication of its 15th anthology AIR – and the completion of its five-part biblioblitz on the environment – with events in NYC + Toronto.

The thin layer of atmosphere that clings to the surface of our planet is a fragile and corrupted brew. Air is in constant, restless migration around the globe, connecting us in the most intimate fashion. From the dust storms that sweep into Beijing from faraway deserts to the smog from Chinese factories that shrouds Los Angeles, our air, the ultimate commons, is tragically defenseless. Breathing air is an involuntary physical function, but keeping the air breathable requires acts of political imagination and will. AIR considers the condition of this basic component of life on earth from a range of perspectives. It reveals the thick materiality of air, air as stinky, clotted, corrupted matter – in a word, dirty. AIR leads us to perceive air, and the imperative to protect it, anew.

AIR art + talks + party – Toronto

Saturday, December 11, 3:00 p.m. – midnight

Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor Street West (Lansdowne subway station), Toronto
www.torontofreegallery.org

Presented in partnership with Toronto Free Gallery and Circuit Gallery

ALL DAY – Exhibitions and Print Sale

3:00-6:00 p.m. – MUSEO AERO SOLAR: Help build a giant balloon artwork!

6:00-8:00 p.m. – CITIES OF AIR: Readings and interviews with four AIR authors: Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Megan Griffith-Greene, Amanda Jernigan, and Lisa Rochon

8:00-midnight – PARTY-AIR!: Celebrate with the authors, artists, designers, partners and editors of the AIR project.

LEARN MORE – visit the AbC Festival site

Alphabet City Festival 2011 - AIR


TRASHFOODFUELWATERAIR

December 11 through February 23, 2011
Toronto Free Gallery

Christine D'Onofrio, Smarties (Group of 4), 2004

Christine D'Onofrio, Smarties (Group of 4), 2004 - from the anthology FOOD

TRASHFOODFUELWATERAIR features fine art prints for sale from ABC’s five-volume series on the environment. The exhibition and print sale are part of our ongoing fundraising collaboration – Art from the Anthologies – with Alphabet City.

Find work, exclusively available through this project, by: Michael Cook, Eamon Mac Mahon, Stefan Petranek, Christine D’Onofrio, Ian Spence, Susana Reisman, Meredith Carruthers + Susannah Wesley (Leisure Projects), and Cynthia Lin.

Susana Reisman, from the Plastikos series, Untitled 1, 2002

Susana Reisman, Untitled 9 from the Plastikos series, 2002 - from the anthology TRASH

Eamon Mac Mahon, Lake Ice

Eamon Mac Mahon, Lake Ice, 2005 - from the anthology WATER

Michael Cook, Beaconsfield Overflow, Garrison Creek Relief Sewer, Toronto, 2008

Michael Cook, Beaconsfield Overflow, Garrison Creek Relief Sewer, Toronto, 2008 - from the anthology WATER

Please visit our Projects section to see and learn more about this collaboration.


About Circuit Gallery

Circuit Gallery is the shared vision and collaborative product of Susana Reisman and Claire Sykes. The gallery specializes in high-end editions of works by emerging and established contemporary artists with an emphasis on photographic, digital and print-based works on paper.

For more information, visit www.circuitgallery.com or follow the daily conversation at www.twitter.com/circuitgallery.

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For more information, contact:
Claire Sykes, Partner, Circuit Gallery
Tel: 647-477-2487
E-mail: claire@circuitgallery.com

New Editions by Andrew Emond and Michael Cook for Art From The Anthologies

Michael Cook
Michael Cook, Beaconsfield Overflow, Garrison Creek Relief Sewer, Toronto, 2008

Andrew Emond
Andrew Emond, Garrison Creek, Toronto, 2010

We are happy to be expanding our fundraising collection Art From The Anthologies for Alphabet City with the addition of Six New Editions.

The six photographs by Montreal artist Andrew Emond and Toronto’s Michael Cook bring to light places the average citizen never sees, the underground waterways, watersheds, and infrastructural networks that flow beneath our feet.

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Our collaboration, Art From The Anthologies, began with works from Alphabet City’s WATER anthology (co-published last year with The MIT Press) and includes editions by Eamon Mac Mahon, Stefan Petranek, and Meredith Carruthers & Susannah Wesley. The works are exclusively available for purchase online through the Circuit Gallery website – www.circuitgallery.com.

Watch for more editions to be announced in the near future as we continue to develop this series of very affordable limited edition artworks drawn from two decades of Alphabet City’s compelling, and always relevant, publications. (Stay tuned for news about the launch of AbC’s forthcoming publication AIR.)

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About Alphabet City

Alphabet City is a series of annual hardcover anthologies originating from Toronto, Canada. Each volume in the series addresses a one-word topic of global concern and draws on the diverse perspectives of writers and artists from many cultures and disciplines. Each book is a graphically rich and textually surprising combination of images and texts that critically and imaginatively reinvents the topic at hand. Learn more »

Art From The Anthologies, Alphabet City And Circuit Gallery To Offer Limited Editions

NEWS RELEASE

Art From The Anthologies, Alphabet City And Circuit Gallery
To Offer Limited Editions

Toronto, ON – October 27, 2009 — Toronto’s internationally acclaimed Alphabet City has found an ideal partner in Circuit Gallery. The two entities have joined forces to offer a series of very affordable limited edition artworks drawn from two decades of Alphabet City’s compelling, and always relevant, publications.

The collaboration, “Art from the Anthologies,” begins with works from Alphabet City’s newest anthology, Water (co-published with The MIT Press), with plans to offer material from previous editions in the near future. The works are exclusively available for purchase online through the Circuit Gallery website – www.circuitgallery.com/overview_ac/.

“Artists have always been central contributors to their thematic volumes,” says Claire Sykes, Circuit Gallery co-director. “We are very excited to be collaborating – both in raising funds for Alphabet City and in making available some very strong artwork.”

Artwork currently available includes special editions by Eamon Mac Mahon, Stefan Petranek, Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley.

To mark the launch of this new collaboration a special event entitled Water, Life and Baths has been organized for Sunday, November 1, starting at 5:00 p.m. at The Department, 1389 Dundas Street West, Toronto, and is part of the larger ALPHABET CITY FESTIVAL 2009: WATER (October 31 – November 6, 2009). (Visit the Alphabet City website for more details).

The evening, moderated by Ian Brown, will convene three literary contributors to Water (all of them recent mothers) – Jowita Bydlowska, Astrida Neimanus, and Christie Pearson – who will read from their essays and reflect together on the life of watery beings. Artworks from the latest anthology, Water, will be on display for the event.


About Alphabet City

Alphabet City is a series of annual hardcover anthologies originating from Toronto, Canada. Each volume in the series addresses a one-word topic of global concern and draws on the diverse perspectives of writers and artists from many cultures and disciplines. Each book is a graphically rich and textually surprising combination of images and texts that critically and imaginatively reinvents the topic at hand.

About Circuit Gallery

Circuit Gallery specializes in high-end editions of works by emerging and established contemporary artists with an emphasis on photographic, digital and print-based works on paper. The gallery aims to make interesting, significant, quality, contemporary art more accessible by making it more affordable.

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For more information, contact:

Claire Sykes, Partner, Circuit Gallery

Tel: 647-477-2487

E-mail: claire@circuitgallery.com

All About Water – Alphabet City’s Latest Anthology and Festival

We want to alert our readers to the launch of Alphabet City‘s excellent new publication WATER (now available though MIT Press), and this year’s WATER FESTIVAL (see line-up below) which starts October 31 and continues through November 6, 2009.

Alphabet City Water

Water—chemical matrix of life, transportation conduit, industrial feedstock, agricultural necessity—is coming under new pressures. This year Alphabet City considers the current state of this most vital substance, from the mythic to the infrastructural.”

The WATER festival includes HYDROCity–a panel, exhibition, and symposium series about the future of our cities’ relationship to water.

The festival also launches Water, Alphabet City’s 14th anthology, a hardcover, full-colour artbook co-published with The MIT Press.

Festival Events Quicklist
Click below to visit the Alphabet City website for dates, times and details.

NYC Events Quicklist

Visit the MIT Store
Learn more about Circuit Gallery’s collaboration with AbC: Art from the Anthologies


About Alphabet City
Alphabet City is a series of annual hardcover anthologies originating from Toronto, Canada. Each volume in the series addresses a one-word topic of global concern and draws on the diverse perspectives of writers and artists from many cultures and disciplines. Each book is a graphically rich and textually surprising combination of images and texts that critically and imaginatively reinvents the topic at hand.