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Ann Veronica Janssens
Side (video installation)
courtesy Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
"Universal Code"
Power Plant
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by Clare Henry

The international contemporary art scene in Toronto dates back at least to 1959, when Walter Moos opened his Gallery Moos, introducing Canadians to European artists like Karel Appel, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Jean Dubuffet, Paul Klee, Joan Miró and Henry Moore, while at the same time supporting local and emerging talent. "I was a pioneer. I stuck my neck out and I started something!" Moos came from a long line of art dealers, dating back to 1899, with immediate his family having owned notable galleries in Germany and Switzerland.