Lost & Found Agency

Nicolaus Schafhausen in dialogue with two of the GTA21 co-curators

Image credit: Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Mashrabiya, 2021. Courtesy of MOCA Toronto.

Fogo Island Arts’ new digital program, Lost & Found Agency presented a dialogue between FIA’s Strategic Director, Nicolaus Schafhausen and two of the co-curators of MOCA Toronto’s inaugural triennial, Greater Toronto Art 2021, Rui Mateus Amaral and November Paynter. This live tour highlighted several newly commissioned works conceived for the triennial, as well as touched on several themes of the exhibition

Saturday, November 14 2021
12 PM EST
1:30 PM NDT

GTA21 brings together twenty-one of the most energizing artists and art collectives working in Toronto, or intensely connected to the city. The title plays on the name of the city’s broad metropolitan area, addresses the ever expanding notion of what Toronto might be, where it extends, and what practices and attitudes exist. This large-scale exhibition is a new triennial, defined by its pledge to Toronto artists and the commissioning of new projects that add to a local and global discourse. For the inaugural iteration, the curators asked each contributor to consider: What feels most urgent to you today? Taken together, their responses offer different imaginations of the city, society and the world. Uniting them, however, is a profound belief in remembering, storytelling, questioning, resisting, celebrating, making and speculating.Curators: Daisy Desrosiers, Rui Mateus Amaral and November PaynterArtists: Ashoona Ashoona and Alexa Hatanaka, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Nour Bishouty, Jesse Chun, Tom Chung, Common Accounts (Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler), Julia Dault, Azza El Siddique, Kareem-Anthony Ferreira, Aaron Jones, Pamila Matharu, Native Art Department International (Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan), Oluseye, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Jagdeep Raina, Tony Romano, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Walter Scott, Kara Springer, Sahar Te, The collective of Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko. GTA21 is on view at MOCA Toronto from:September 29, 2021 to January 9, 2022.For more information: https://moca.ca/gta2021-home/