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Behind the scenes in the Toronto art world

In case you haven’t seen it, my latest project is a series of short video clips called ARTLAND for Akimbo that showcase some inspiring people in the Toronto art world. Check out this latest video of art installer Angelo Pedari, HERE

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Talking to Angelo was fascinating – we got far too much material to use in just four minutes. As an installer, Angelo has to work to a tight deadline, solve all problems that arise, get along with everyone including an occasional ‘difficult’ artist, and get the art installed perfectly, and securely.  It’s amazing to learn what goes on behind the scenes, especially when as viewers, we just look at the work as if it was always in place. Plus: This is a guy who gets to be alone in a gallery installing paintings by the likes of Turner and Picasso worth tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars.

Angelo also installs for Toronto’s Luminato Festival, works regularly with his partner, the excellent performance artist Johanna Householder, and is a significant part of the locally founded performance art festival 7A*11D.

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The Encampment by Thom Sokoloski, installed at Luminato 2012 by a team headed by Angelo Pedari.


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