Under Vancouver 1972-1982 by Greg Girard

posted June 1, 2017 in Announcements

Under Vancouver by Greg Girard Special Edition Boxset

Hello Magenta friends!

We’re so very pleased to announce the publication of Under Vancouver 1972-1982, the first comprehensive collection of Greg Girard’s early photographs of Vancouver. Made in and of the moment, a young photographer’s earliest engagements (often featuring the underside of the city), the pictures now form an unintended photographic record of a Vancouver that has all but disappeared. They reveal an early interest in the hidden and the overlooked, the use of colour film at night, and the extended photographic inquiry of a specific place, all of which became signature features of later books such as City of Darkness and City of Darkness Revisited (about the infamous Kowloon Walled City), Phantom Shanghai and Hanoi Calling.

From Greg: “When I started making these photographs, especially the pictures of people in the mid-1970s, I felt like I was photographing a world nobody knew anything about, apart from the people living it, of course. I was something of an interloper, but my youth protected me. It’s curious to consider these pictures now, practically unseen since they were made, in terms of a Vancouver they might have some potential to invent.”

Get your copy on our website here.

Cape Dorset: Flash Forward Incubator Extends to Canada’s North

posted December 12, 2016 in Announcements

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Above: Cape Dorset, Nunavut

Happy holiday season, Magenta friends,

We’ve got news we’re very excited and proud about this December. Without further ado, The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce the extension of its Incubator Program in the North. Incubator Cape Dorset builds on the successes of the established Flash Forward Incubator program, concurrently running for the past 4 years. With key partnerships with the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative (WBEC), Dorset Fine Arts and the Sam Pudlat school, we can provide essential tools and materials to the youth in Cape Dorset, allowing them to expand their vision of their homeland, the same, as all youth do today, through technology and smartphones.

This is an exciting chapter for our foundation and we are extra excited about our new collaborative partner, Dorset Fine Arts, for their vision and enthusiasm to help us bring our Incubator Program to Cape Dorset. This new initiative begins early January 2017.

We’d like to take a moment to extend our gratitude to TD Bank Group, who so generously support not only the Flash Forward Competition, and is also the founding sponsor of the Flash Forward Incubator program for students. Speaking of the Flash Forward competition, a reminder that this is the last month to submit to Flash Forward Emerging Photographers’ Competition and the deadline is rather quickly approaching: December 31st. Open to photographers working in Canada, the US, and UK, there are $20,000 combined cash prizes including a $10,000 Project Grant to award our winners, so kindly spread the word.

Thanks to everyone for your support in 2016 and hope you have a fantastic holiday break and a brilliant new year!

Edition Toronto: Art Book Fair Opening Reception

posted October 23, 2016 in Announcements, Edition Toronto

Edition Toronto

Edition Toronto
Magenta Foundation is proud to sponsor the /edition Toronto art book fair with Division Gallery.
Opening Reception Oct 27
6:30 to 10:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Running concurrently with Art Toronto

Hello Magenta friends,

We’d like to cordially invite you to the first annual Toronto international art book fair: /edition Toronto. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 27, and do come back for the great programming we have lined up over the weekend.

Rutherford's "We Buy White Albums" on view at the Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo (2015). Photo courtesy the artist.


Above: We Buy White Albums by Rutherford Chang on view at the Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo (2015). Photo courtesy of the artist.

October 28-31, 2016 will mark the first /edition art book fair in Toronto. Running concurrently with Art Toronto, Canada’s international art fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the /edition fair shares a focus on contemporary art practices. /edition will welcome book publishers, commercial galleries, artist-run centres, and independent artists, collectives, book-makers and dealers from around the world. Visitors will have their eyes and minds opened to alternative ways of looking at and collecting art as they browse a wide range of contemporary and historical editions, multiples, publications and collectible art-related ephemera. 

/edition Toronto is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing, in all forms, while building an appreciation for artworks produced in editions of more than one. 

We also invite you to connect with /edition Toronto via social media and to use the easy-to-remember tag #editiontoronto:
Instagram: /editiontoronto
Facebook: facebook.com/editiontoronto
Twitter: @editiontoronto

Happy October and we will see you there!

Our Spring Publication Featuring Greg Girard AND Edition Toronto Book Fair News

posted September 12, 2016 in Announcements, Edition Toronto

Hi Magenta friends,

Happy Early Fall!

We hope you’ve had a busy and productive summer. We’ve been continuing to collaborate on Edition Toronto, the upcoming Toronto book fair running in conjunction with Art Toronto (more below). And in very recent news, we’ve announced a highly anticipated spring publication…

Under Vancouver 1972-1982 by Greg Girard

Arco Hotel 1975 by Greg Girard
Above: Arco Hotel 1975 by Greg Girard

Under Vancouver 1972-1982 is the first comprehensive collection of Girard’s early photographs of Vancouver. Made in and of the moment, a young photographer’s earliest engagements (often featuring the underside of the city), the pictures now form an unintended photographic record of a Vancouver that has all but disappeared. They reveal an early interest in the hidden and the overlooked, the use of colour film at night, and the extended photographic inquiry of a specific place, all of which became signature features of later books such as City of Darkness and City of Darkness Revisited (about the infamous Kowloon Walled City), Phantom Shanghai and Hanoi Calling.

As always, stay tuned here and on social media (Facebook, Twitter in particular) for upcoming information on this publication.

Edition Toronto Book Fair News

Rutherford's "We Buy White Albums" on view at the Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo (2015). Photo courtesy the artist.
Above: Rutherford Chang’s We Buy White Albums, part of Edition Toronto’s programming. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Lots of news about Edition Toronto Art Book Fair that is just over a month away. We’re seeking volunteers from October 24 to 31, so please do sign up or spread the word (or both): editiontoronto.com/volunteers. The programming is absolutely stellar, too many must-attends from panels to speakers and more to mention right here, but check out this list and mark it down on your calendar or join the Edition Toronto Facebook event page for an auto-reminder.

Among the aforementioned Edition Toronto programming is a show-and-tell-style presentation from Book Club. This club was featured in Toronto Standard‘s Shelf Life column and offers up a fascinating glimpse into this particular group of bibliophiles. Edition Toronto is also given a succinct nod in the forthcoming Fall issue of Canadian Art coming out September 15th, so do have a look!

Hope to see you all out in late October!

Edition Toronto: Toronto Interational Art Book Fair

posted July 6, 2016 in Edition Toronto

Hi Magenta friends,

We’ve got new and exciting news to share! In October we’re introducing Edition Toronto: Toronto International Art Book Fair. Edition Toronto is dedicated to art book publishing in all forms, while building an appreciation for artworks produced in editions of more than one. We welcome book publishers, commercial galleries, artist-run centres, and independent artists, collectives, book-makers and dealers from around the world. Visitors will have their eyes and minds opened to alternative ways of looking at and collecting art as they browse a wide range of contemporary and historical editions, multiples, publications and collectible art-related ephemera. Here’s the Edition Toronto website and the Facebook page: please check them out!

Edition Toronto

From October 28 to 31, 2016, Edition Toronto will run concurrently with Art Toronto, Canada’s international art fair (which had over 21,000 visitors last year) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Exhibitor Applications: Visit editiontoronto.com/apply and fill out our online application for exhibitors. There is NO FEE to apply, however please note that this is a curated fair and submission and application is not a guarantee of participation.

We will accept applications until July 28, 2016. Please submit your application as soon as possible.
Once we get through all applications, you will be notified as to your status. Please keep an eye on all your inboxes and SPAM/JUNK folder as well.

More about Edition Toronto:
Edition Toronto is also pleased to be collaborating with Art Metropole, an organization that has been dedicated to the promotion, distribution and conservation of artist’s books and multiples since 1974, in the development of the fair’s programming. Throughout the weekend, workshops and panel discussions by local, national and international artists, curators, collectors, critics, performers and other visionaries will educate, enlighten and engage visitors to the fair.

Pittsburgh Portrait Photographers: FREE + OPEN Call For Submissions

posted February 1, 2016 in Announcements, Pittsburgh, Popups

Andre (detail) from the series Queen Ave. Dead End (2014) by Ricky Rhodes (Flash Forward 2016 US Winner)

Above: Andre from the series Queen Ave. Dead End by Ricky Rhodes (Flash Forward 2016 US Winner)

Hello Magenta Foundation friends,

Here’s hoping February is off to a great start for all of you. We’re already busy as can be starting the month with an announcement regarding Magenta POP: Pittsburgh. It’s a Call for Entries for Pittsburgh Portrait Photographers. And did we mention it is a FREE and OPEN call for submissions? Please do take a moment to encourage eligible artists to submit.

Here is the our criteria (re-iterated on our page: magentafoundation.org/popups/pop-2016-call)

1. This is a Call for Submissions for all photography students, emerging photographers and professional photographers from the Pittsburgh region. Photographers from the following counties are eligible to apply: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.
2. We will accept the following types of portraits: Street, Environmental, Conceptual, Groups and Couples, Selfies, Self-Portraits, Constructed Images, and Alternative Processes
3. This is a PORTRAIT photography show, so please submit images related to this topic. Anything else will be disqualified.

Head over here for instructions on how to submit.

On that note, we are so happy to welcome the enormous talent of Philip Prodger, Head of Photographs of the National Portrait Gallery in the United Kingdom, who will curate Magenta POP: Pittsburgh’s Spring 2016 Group Exhibition. The exhibition will open April 22, 2016, at 937 Liberty Avenue, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl, and end May 21, 2016.

A big thanks of course goes out to our partners Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership  and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Happy February!