They Had Not Read The News by 2017 Social Commentary Award Winner, Azadeh Pirazimian
Eyes of Society
A curated exhibition of outstanding works of social commentary
Location: Booth D273 in Zone D
The Eyes of Society exhibition by the New Regionalism Project showcased outstanding pieces of social commentary, and created an awareness of the correlation between free expression in the arts, and an open, democratic society. The works in this exhibition demonstrated that not only can art be about something, it can also reflect the aesthetic traditions of skill and craftsmanship while remaining cutting-edge and modern.
To see more of what The New Regionalism Project was up to on site at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, take a look at their dedicated page.
The recipient of this year's Social Commentary award, Julia Hepburn, was chosen by the artists of Eyes Of Society exhibition at the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria: April SGaana Jaad White, Anja Karisik, Sophie Lavoie, Jim Hart, Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, Gary Landon, Andrew Cheddie Sookrah and W. David Ward.