GOOD BUY! by Tanya Mars

May 35, 2018

The Commons @ 401
401 Richmond Street West, Toronto
4th floor, suite 440



FADO Performance Art Centre hosts Toronto’s hottest performance art POP-UP


Good Buy! by Tanya Mars


For 3-days only! Not to be missed! Rare opportunity!

Opening night performance-lecture by Tanya Mars

Performances by Paul Ledoux and Jess Dobkin

AND shop tours by official merchandiser, collaborator and muse, Odette Oliver



Q: What do performance artists do when faced with rising rents, rarefied availability, aging and too much stuff?  


A: Go out of business! (or)

B: Downsize. Re-purpose. Re-gift. (or)

C: Move to Hamilton.


Something for everyone! Be the first to own an original Mars! Everything must go!

For 3 days only, you will have the unique opportunity to see, touch, smell (and buy!) decades of treasures collected in the name of art. One-part exhibition of performance materials and one-part studio sale. Come and browse the materials, objects, costume bits and other curiosities from Tanya Mars’ personal studio/storage locker. Everything is up for grabs at Toronto’s hottest performance art POP-UP shop, Good Buy!




May 3–5, 2018



The Commons @ 401

401 Richmond Street West, Toronto

4th floor, suite 440





Thursday, May 3

5pm–6:30pm: VIP Preview (by invitation only)

7pm: Doors open to the public & performance-lecture by Tanya Mars

7:30–9pm: shopping + refreshments

ADMISSION: $5 / $2 for students and seniors


Friday, May 4

12pm–9pm: shop open 

7pm: Performance by one of Mars’ long-time collaborators, playwright Paul Ledoux



Saturday, May 5

12pm–6pm: shop open

2pm–5pm: Loving and Letting Go, a performance about attachment by Jess Dobkin




Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/357169541469257

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Tanya Mars is a feminist performance artist who has been involved in the Canadian art scene since 1973, and has been collecting valuable stuff all that time, lugging it from Montreal to Toronto to Shelburne, Nova Scotia and back again to Toronto. Disguised as “art materials” some of these things have been used in performances over the years, other things are performances-in-waiting. 


She’s done a lot of things. Among them: Performances (solo and collaborative) in Canada, the Arctic, Europe, South America, China, Mexico and US; director/member of Powerhouse/La Centrale; Editor of Parallelogramme/ANNPAC (if anybody remembers what those things are); some videos; collective member of 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art; two books on Canadian Women Performance Artists with Johanna Householder; teaching performance at NSCAD and UTSC; parent, grandparent, Art Mom to many.

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