The printing press is working overtime at Magenta central. We are pleased to announce all the books we will we launch by May 2018 starting off with a small artists catalogue with Kim Dorland and Arsenal Contemporary in NY, Same Old Future, opening March 8th. Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf will open in Los Angeles in conjunction with MOPLA on April 12th. Details of the book launch and exhibition will be announced very soon! And we like to take this time again to THANK ALL our patrons for making Michelle’s book a reality, we have listed your names here.
LandMarks2017/Reperes2017 in conjunction with PIA (Partners in Art) will hit the printing press early May. As you can see there are SO many great things on the horizon and we are really happy to see so many more books being published.
More great news about our newest platform. As we have mentioned in previous newsletters (and above), we are continuing to add to the dedicated Flash Forward/Flash Back site with results that are both compelling and exciting.
What have our past grant winners been working on? Find out as we catch up with 2016 Flash Forward Project Grant Winner Jake Naughton (Dual Shadows), and 2017 Project Grant Winner Maya Fuhr (Malleable Privilege). We also feature 2018 entry highlights, and a selection of past winners. Do have a look and let us know what you think.
Happy February, Magenta friends!
The entry period for Flash Forward 2018 Emerging Artists’ Competition is now closed. We would like to thank every photographer who submitted to this competition. In addition, we would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the jury who helped us spread the call far and wide.
The results of the competition will be announced early May. In the meantime, please do visit our new dedicated website to all Flash Forward photographers: flashforwardflashback.com.
To the Canadian Arts Community with regard to Black Dog Publishing
With the announcement of the bankruptcy of Black Dog Publishing, The Magenta Foundation would like to offer some assistance. The arts-publishing arm of our organization can help you regenerate the momentum you have lost with regard to any publishing plans you may have had with Black Dog. We will not be able to recover any funds, but if you want your books to move forward, we can help.
The Magenta Foundation embraces the printed matter in every way. Our book fair /editiontoronto encourages more people to publish their work, helping to build a bigger and better community of visual artists and their supporters.
Don’t be deterred by unfortunate circumstances that have interrupted your plans. Publishing is a very worthwhile endeavour, one that we will continue to pursue and champion.
Drop us a line anytime to discuss a new partnership!
We are so happy to announce this. Stage 1 of Flash Forward Flash Back is now live! There is much more to come in the days and months ahead, but for now, please enjoy the past and present winners of the Flash Forward Competition as we showcase their stories on our new platform here: flashforwardflashback.com.
Also DO pay attention to all the early bird entries for this years 2018 competition. We will highlight some very special entries, such as Kirsten Leah Bitzer’s, over here: flashforwardflashback.com/flash-forward-2018-best-entries.
And a special note from all of us at The Magenta Foundation… We want to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season with all the very best for 2018. Let’s all step in the right direction and make positive changes to the world by being kind and thoughtful to everyone we meet. See you in 2018!
Happy December, Magenta Friends! Hope you are about to embark on a happy and relaxing holiday season.
We just wanted to remind you that if you visited the Edition Toronto Book Fair in October (or especially if you couldn’t make it), Edition Toronto has a lovely online shop to explore at editioneditions.com.
Among the publications and artist multiples is a limited edition globe object and USB key, containing interactive art by Alex McLeod. Available in three colours: Black, White, and Grey – each version contains a different video. Also included are Inuit artist Nicotye Samayualie’s latest work, artist books by Tau Lewis and Celia Perrin Sidarous, as well as John Hiltunen, Joe Becker, Colin Zipp, Jesse Harris, Graham Gillmore and others. Check it out here, and let us know what you think! We’re always happy to hear from you on Magenta’s Facebook page or that of Edition Toronto.