CDCC E-Shop Launch and Celebration

Critical Distance is pleased to participate in Art Book Week in conjunction with the 2018 Toronto Art Book Fair. For our third year of art book-related programming in support of TOABF, we will launch our newly stocked e-shop with a celebration and sale on Saturday, July 7th from 4–7 pm.

Watch our Instagram and Facebook feeds for previews of new and bestselling titles selected by CDCC team members and participants, featuring such publishers and artists as: Contemporary& (Berlin), Half Letter Press (Chicago), Kayfa-ta (Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis, Cairo), Independent Curators International (NY), Domenica (LA), and Maake (US); and Qiana Mestrich (Brooklyn), Khaled Hourani (Palestine), Ed Panar (Pittsburgh), Ciprian Muresan (Romania), Jeanette Ehlers (Denmark), Maggie Groat (Ontario), Sara Knox Hunter (Queens, NY), and Tings Chak (Toronto); plus a selection of catalogues and editions produced by TYPOLOGY Projects and Critical Distance Centre for Curators.

Event Date/Time/Location
Saturday, July 7 from 4-7 pm
at Critical Distance
Suite 302 on the 3rd floor at Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street, Toronto, M6J 2W5

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Limited free copies of Contemporary& magazine will also be available while supplies last!

And if you join us before 6, you can make an art book evening of it, as Penrose Press’s event, The Insomniac’s Assistant – Toronto Launch will be happening one floor down from from 6–10 pm.

Accessibility Info:
CDCC is located on the third floor of the Artscape Youngplace building at 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J-2W5. Artscape Youngplace is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator servicing every floor and a fully accessible washroom on every level. The nearby 63 Ossington bus on the TTC is wheelchair accessible. More information about accessibility at Artscape Youngplace can be found at

Art Book Week is a week-long series of events and activities that parallels the Toronto Art Book Fair. The goal of Art Book Week is to celebrate the unique artists’ book community in Toronto, as well as increase the visibility of new and exciting projects, spaces, and artists. Art Book Week 2018 takes place from July 4-11 at various locations across the city. For more information on the 2018 Toronto Art Book Fair and other Art Book Week events, check out their website at

shown: spread from “I am built inside you: Texts countering the art canon”, edited by ifa and Contemporary&

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