The exhibition Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication is accompanied by the documentary film Finding Authenticity (2021), directed by Tyler Tekatch, and featuring artists Nathan Carson, Chaka Chikodzi, Dorian FitzGerald, Suzy Lake, Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell, Anong Migwans Beam, Shelley Niro and Tim Whiten. Finding Authenticity is created as a contemporary conversation about authentication. Using the same themes explored in the exhibition including signature, subject matter, style, materials and provenance these nine artists reflect, respond and question notions of authenticity in artistic practice today.
This film was created in conjunction with the exhibition Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication, curated by Alicia Boutilier and Tobi Bruce, organized and circulated by Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, in partnership with the Canadian Conservation Institute.