The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Friday, February 4, 2011
The Toronto School of Art (TSA) welcomes Paul Butler to its studios on Wednesday, February 9th, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his work. This event is open to the public on a 'pay-as-you-can' basis.

Toronto curator Camilla Singh recently started the "I Do My Own Stunts" series of artist lectures at the Toronto School of Art. Once a month these events present established artists and filmmakers who speak openly and candidly about their work and their creative process. Filmmakers Atom Egoyan and Guy Maddin were recent guest lecturers in this series.

Next week's guest, Paul Butler, is a post-disciplinary artist whose practice includes: hosting the Collage Party, a touring experimental studio established 1997; and directing the operations of The Other Gallery, a nomadic commercial gallery focused on overlooked artists’ practices established in 2001. In 2007, he founded the, a website that facilitates artist trading. He also initiated the experimental school Reverse Pedagogy that began at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2008, and has since travelled to Venice during the 53rd Biennale.

Butler has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland; and Sparwasser HQ, Berlin. His curatorial projects have included works by Matthew Higgs, Mitzi Pederson, Harrell Fletcher, DearRaindrop and Guy Maddin. He has contributed writings to the book Decentre: Concerning Artist-run Culture (2008) and to the magazines Canadian Art, Bad Day and Hunter and Cook.

Though this is not a Ministry of Artistic Affairs event, we support The Toronto School of Art and I Do My Own Stunts. See you there next Wednesday night!