Villa Toronto, 2015 ©

Vlad Lunin

The event, presented by Raster and in association with Art Metropole, brought local and international art galleries together in the Great Hall of Union Station in downtown Toronto.

The site, by its very nature, actively questions the presence of art in public space, the role of the general audience and the use of participatory tactics in the presentation of artwork. Villa Toronto aims to be a real time and consistently evolving exercise that demonstrates how a gallery and an audience can communicate in a public space that lacks the formal support of the gallery’s white walls.

London-based gallery Hollybush Gardens participated in Villa Toronto with artist Reto Pulfer.