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Canadian Art International Lecture Series presents:

Jens Hoffman: How To Do Things With Exhibitions

Thursday May 24, 7 pm

A blurry Jens Hoffman. Image: saatch-gallery.co.uk

Hoffmann will discuss his previous projects and offer a preview of his future projects.

Formerly Director of Exhibitions at the ICA in London UK, Jens Hoffmann is presently based in San Francisco, where he is the Director of the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts and a senior lecturer in the graduate Curatorial Practice program at the California College of the Arts.


The Ontario College of Art and Design presents:

Off the Wall: Reponding to Rirkrit Tiravanija’s OCAD installation

Saturday May 26, 2 – 4 pm

This panel discussion with the fascinating, erudite painter Tony Scherman, Haema Sivanesan, Executive Director of the South Asian Visual Arts Collective and OCAD gallery curator Charles Reeve.

For further reading on Rirkrit’s work, check out Jerry Saltz’s review of his recent show at David Zwirner HERE


The Power Plant presents:

International Lecture Series: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Wednesday, May 30, 6 pm

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Image: spots-berlin.com

In association with Pulse Front, the ethereal light sculpture that will activate Toronto’s night skyline during the city’s upcoming Luminato festival from 1–10 June, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses the ideas behind his work.

The light beams of Pulse Front are activated by sensors that read the heart rates of passersby. A Mexican/Canadian artist based in Montreal, Lozano-Hemmer has exhibited internationally for over fifteen years, and will represent Mexico at this year’s Venice Biennale.

Pulse Front will be Lozano-Hemmer’s first major light sculpture in Canada, presented as part of Luminato.

Stay tuned for VoCA’s top picks for Luminato and an interview with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer coming up next week…

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