Exploring the relationship between fashion and art, Canadian designer Jeremy Laing has curated a special project entitled “Everything Must Go”. The exhibit will be unveiled during Art Toronto 2010, the 11th edition of the Toronto International Art Fair, taking place from October 29th to November 1st and showcases some of the world’s newest and most exciting contemporary artists.
This is a new type of collaboration for Art Toronto, as it is the first time they’ve worked with a non-career curator. When asked why he decided to tackle the project, the designer stated, “It was something I had never done. I enjoy side projects like this, as it’s a nice diversion from the work we usually do at the studio, and often inspires new ideas. Also, it was cool to work with some of my artist friends on putting together the exhibit.”
The exhibit takes the form of a mini-department store or a luxury boutique desperate to clearout. Everything in the shop is art and available for purchase — an attempt to convey the notion of the purveying of art as a luxury and fashionable object. Laing brought together a group of major artists—including Young & Giroux, Derek Sullivan and Valerie Blass—to incorporate their work and create everything from the fixtures to the neon signage. This is definitely one shop that you don’t want to miss.
Visit the exhibit at Metro Toronto Convention Center, North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B, 355 Front Street West. Tickets are available at www.tiafair.com or can be purchased at the venue. Hours Friday and Saturday – 12-8pm, Sunday and Monday 12-6pm.