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Anthony Goicolea, Double Projection Shadow Portrait 1, 2016, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Monte Clark Gallery


Although you can’t be in two places at once, this is one time you might like to simultaneously be in Toronto and Bogotá for the art fairs. If money is no object, you could quickly book your flights and visit both venues. But if finances are few, just sit tight and we’ll take you virtually down the aisles to share a selection of our favorites works from the dueling art fairs.

Featuring 95 galleries from 8 countries and 29 cities, the 18th edition of Art Toronto focuses on modern and contemporary in a variety of media. New to the fair, which remains at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre through October 30, are Miami's Mindy Solomon Gallery (showing Jennifer Lefort), Downs & Ross from New York (exhibiting Vikky Alexander) and Night Gallery from Los Angeles (highlighting Awol Erizku) while returning exhibitors include Vancouver’s Monte Clark Gallery (with work by Anthony Goicolea) and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain from Montréal and Toronto (showing Dil Hildebrand). 

Further south, the 13th edition of ARTBO—the International Art Fair of Bogotá, which runs through October 29 at the Corferias—features 75 galleries from 18 countries offering a diverse selection of artworks. Standouts include New York’s Jorge Riveros at Leon Tovar Gallery, Folkert de Jong at Luis Adelantado from Valencia and Mexico City, Carlos Garaicoa at São Paulo’s Galeria Luisa Strina, Carlos Alfonso at Bogotá's SKETCH, and Rodolpho Parigi at Galeria Nara Roesler from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and New York. 

Sit back, relax and imagine the 30 artworks below enlivening the empty spaces in your busy life. WM

Vikky Alexander, Yosemite, 1982, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Downs & Ross

Awol Erizku, Hammer, Stick, Same thang, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Night Gallery

Jennifer Lefort, Layers, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Mindy Solomon Gallery

Rande Cook & Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker Tribute Panel 1, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Fazakas Gallery

Bernard Aubertin, Tableau Clous, 1970, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Hollis Taggart Galleries

Douglas Coupland, Harris Quiet Lake, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Daniel Faria Gallery

Michael Wolf, Tokyo Compression 13, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Bau-Xi Gallery

Erik Olson, Bust, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Alan Belcher, CPB (1-Y), 2013, at Art Toronto. Courtesy MKG127

Louise Nevelson, Night Rhythm III, 1968, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Miriam Shiell Fine Art

Holly Farrell, Second Hand Nude Paperback, 2016, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Mira Godard Gallery

Dil Hildebrand, untitled collage 02, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain 

Yigal Ozeri, Priscilla 01, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Galerie de Bellefeuille

Caroline Larsen, Tropical Night, 2015, at Art Toronto. Courtesy General Hardware Contemporary

Marcos Castro, Untitled, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Machete

Andrea Geyer, Asterism (After Gertrude Arndt), 2016, at ARTBO. Courtesy Parque Galería

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Cromointerferencia Espacial 31, 1964-2015, at ARTBO. Courtesy RGR+ART

Joan Fontcuberta, SERIE MILAGROS & CIA, 2002, at ARTBO. Courtesy espaivisor - Galería Visor

Carlos Alfonso, Cyclical Narratives #2, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy SKETCH

Adriana Duque, Menina 11, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Fernando Pradilla/El Museo

Jorge Riveros, Mural, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Leon Tovar Gallery 

Marcelo Brodsky, Autorretrato fusilado, 1979, at ARTBO. Courtesy Henrique Faria Fine Art

Manuel Calvo, Untitled, 1959-1960, at ARTBO. Courtesy GALERÍA JOSÉ DE LA MANO

Folkert de Jong, Europa, at ARTBO. Courtesy Luis Adelantado

Carlos Garaicoa, Perspectives, 2015, at ARTBO. Courtesy Galeria Luisa Strina

Manolo Valdés, Perfil de Mujer Verde, 2006, at ARTBO. Courtesy Galería La Cometa

Danica Phelps, Income's Outcome 285, 2014, at ARTBO. Courtesy Galerie Michael Sturm

Juan Carlos Rivero-Cintra, Path of Stars Series (2), 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Beatriz Esguerra Art

Rodolpho Parigi, Volumen 2, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler


Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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