Opens Saturday, June 19, 11 AM ET
Closes Sunday, June 27, 6 PM ET

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C Magazine will invoice the buyer directly by 30 June 2021, at the email they register with. A 5% premium is added to your invoice. No HST or other sales tax is applicable. Buyers are responsible for shipping or delivery costs. Artwork is located in Toronto, unless otherwise noted. C Magazine will provide Fedex or Canada Post quotes on request, and Museumpros can provide art shipping quotes. Deliveries and pickups will be available starting July 5th.

The 17th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction features artworks generously donated by artists whose work reflects C Magazine's mandate to provide a vital international forum devoted to the advancement of conversations in contemporary art, led by Canadians. Funds raised at the C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction will directly support the publication of C Magazine and its public  programs. C Magazine commissions more than 120 artists, writers and thinkers each year, and presents the work of hundreds more.

With work by Derya Akay, Jaime Angelopoulos, Robin Arseneault, Karen Asher, Shuvinai Ashoona, Karen Azoulay, Dean Baldwin Lew, Daniel Barrow, Maya Beaudry, Vida Beyer, Alex Bierk, Anna Binta Diallo, Alyssa Bistonath, Mike Bourscheid, Annie Briard, Adam David Brown, Maryanne Casasanta, Melanie Colosimo, Steven Cottingham, Javiera da Fonseca, Gabi Dao, Sarah Davidson, Marie Michelle Deschamps, Katherine Duclos, Mark Dudiak, Simon Fuh, James Gardner, Sky Glabush, Kara Hamilton, Faye HeavyShield, Oliver Husain, Jay Isaac, Paul Kajander, Tiziana La Melia, Kristiina Lahde, Maryse Larivière, Arvo Leo, Micah Lexier, Derek Liddington, Morris Lum, John Monteith, Lindsay Montgomery, Philip Leonard Ocampo, Sophia Oppel, Alison Postma, Meghan Price, Shakeel Rehemtulla, Miles Rufelds, Vicky Sabourin, Mia Sandhu, Callum Schuster, Joshua Schwebel, Shaan Syed, Eve Tagny, Catherine Telford Keogh, Larissa Tiggelers, Tristan Unrau, Marjan Verstappen, Josh Vettivelu, Holly Ward, Emma Welch, Janet Werner, Jacob Whibley, Naomi Yasui, Florence Yee, Z’otz* Collective, Michael Zahn and Shellie Zhaang

What is Left

Canadian pennies
2 × 3 × 2”
Edition of 50, varied

The Gattuso Edition, What is Left by Ts̱ēmā is a cluster of Canada’s now-defunct 1¢ copper coins, melted to their core material—and burnished by hand. Resembling naturally occurring copper nuggets, the transformation of the metal to its natural state and away from its use as a colonial currency reconnects the ore to its source in the land. The Gattuso Edition is generously supported by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

Ts̱ēmā is an interdisciplinary artist and a member of the Tahltan First Nation. She uses potlatch methodology to create conceptual artwork and teachings influenced by her mentorship in Northwest Coast formline design at K’saan (2005-06), her studies in visual culture, and her lived experiences in the mountains. She has degrees from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and OCAD University, and has exhibited and performed in varied contexts in Canada including the 2016 and 2018 Montreal Contemporary Native Art Biennial, as well as internationally in Mexico, the USA, Sweden, and Chile. Ts̱ēmā was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2020.

This year’s auction is presented with the generous support of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso for the Gattuso Edition, online auction sponsor Waddington’s Auctioneers, framing Superframe, storage and delivery Museumpros Art Services, printing and mounting Smokestack, Griffin Art Delivery, fine art printing Imagefoundry.

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Charitable tax receipts are issued for donations and auction art purchases in excess of their market value by C The Visual Arts Foundation (charitable no. 88643 1162). Participating artists will also receive a portion of the sales.

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