Photo by Katelyn Gallucci

Hidden is the first publication presented by 23kg50lb artist collective. This limited edition book features a selection of photographic portraits by thirty-eight artists. The work was produced as a collaborative effort between Toronto based and international artists. Hidden explores the contemporary nature of the self-portrait. Artists challenge the tradition of exhibiting their face as the main component of the photographic portrait, gaining control of representation.

Hidden Publication Launch – Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 6:30pm
The Open Gallery, OCAD University
49 McCaul St, Toronto

23kg50lb Collective – 2350collective.com
23kg50lb is a collective of photographic artists practicing around the world, producing collaborative artworks, publications, and exhibitions that bring together the cultures and ideas of its members and their communities. The Collective’s intent is to foster rewarding local and international partnerships that help bridge together emerging artists with a global platform. The members of 23kg50lb met within an international arts collaboration course through OCAD University in Toronto, TAMK University in Finland, CAU in Korea, and BTK University in Germany. Intent on continuing the project of global collaborative approaches to making artworks, the members founded 23kg50lb.

Featuring Artists:
Sebastian Benitez (Canada)
Petar Boskovic (Canada)
Jazmine V K Carr (Canada)
David Caterini (Canada)
Joanne Chung (Canada)
Giselle Mira Diaz (Canada)
Naoise Dunne (Canada)
Danya Ensing (United States)
Sardar Farrokhi (Canada)
Júlia Félix (Brazil)
Shanon Fujioka (Canada)
Katelyn Gallucci (Canada)
Nilou Ghaemi (Canada)
Eve Heino (Finland)
Niina Kiiveri (Finland)
Tuomas Koskialho (Finland)
Merituuli Laatu (Finland)
Anna-Elina Lahti (Finland)
Anne Lehtelä (Finland)
Laura Lehtinen (Finland)
Abigail Lomboy (Canada)
Sofia Matus & Juan Adán Arzate Hoyos (Mexico)
Hyungjo Moon (South Korea)
Anu Mustonen (Finland)
Pat Nav (Canada)
Heidi Persaud (Canada)
Sanni Saari (Finland)
Felipe Sarmiento (Canada)
Chinar Shah & Sun Photo Studio (India)
Farihah Aliyah Shah (Canada)
Niko Skorpio (Finland)
Anna Snyder (Canada)
Elsa Trzaska (Finland)
Christopher Van Doorn (Canada)
Nick Vo (Canada)
Kumiko Wakabayashi (Japan)
Anni Waris (Canada)

In addition to the physical publication launch, there will also be performances from local electronic artists Precipitation and OS/MOS.

Precipitation is the brainchild of Zefan Sramek.  He has been making electronic music using modern and vintage hardware and software since early 2011.

OS/MOS is the collaborative efforts of Sid Tangerine and Brian Pierce. As OS/MOS, they explore not only the traditional sounds and performances of a modern alternative rock band, they also push the limits of sound art and the concepts of being musicians in the digital age.

Cash Bar & food will be provided