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Canadian Art Encounters: International Artists Series

Forensics: Art Investigates Information

Disruption rules during this fall’s Canadian Art Encounters series, as three globally acclaimed artists talk about their groundbreaking work and our changing relationship with information.

Tickets are $20 per lecture, with an option of upgrading to add a yearlong membership and magazine subscription to your purchase.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m. (doors 6:30 p.m.)
Beverley Webster Rolph Hall,
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal,
185 Sainte-Catherine Street West

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m. (doors 7:00 p.m.)
Auditorium, National Gallery of Canada,
380 Sussex Drive

Friday, December 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m. (doors 7:00 p.m.)
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

Taryn Simon
‘s work results from rigorous research and investigation into the power and structure of secrecy and the precarious nature of survival. Combining photography, text and graphic design, her conceptual projects address the production and circulation of knowledge and the politics of representation. Simon’s images and texts reveal the invisible space between language and the visual world—a space in which multiple truths and fantasies are constructed, and where translation and disorientation continually occur. In her work, history—its classifications, its contents—seems the stuff of projection.

Simon was born in New York, where she currently lives and works. Her work was most recently shown in a solo exhibition at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. She is also a Guggenheim Fellow.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue


Hito Steyerl‘s video installation Factory of the Sun—a spoof video game that includes a Deutsche Bank predator drone and a YouTube dance star—was one of the most talked about works at this year’s Venice Biennale. Steyerl is a leading voice in the age of mass surveillance and omnipresent media technology. One of the most critically acclaimed artists in the field of video, she is a distinguished writer and speaker whose practice reveals our shared implication in the battlefield of the image.

Born in Munich, Germany, Steyerl is currently a professor of New Media at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her work has been shown internationally, with a recent survey exhibition at Artists Space in New York.



Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. (doors 7:00 p.m.)
Auditorium 190, OCAD U, 110 McCaul st


Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m. (doors 7:00 p.m.).
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema,
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts,
Simon Fraser University,
149 West Hastings Street


Janice Kerbel is internationally renowned for her playful and inventive use of existing systems of information to create what she terms “strategies of deception.” Her work takes the form of elaborate instructions, theatrical and radio plays, detective stories, maps and scientific diagrams, all of which turn familiar narrative formats into new and fantastical realities. From producing an exhaustively researched manual for robbing a branch of a London Bank for Bank Job in 1999 to her “play for stage lights” as the sole means to present a dramatic narrative, Kerbel will have you wondering what is blank, what is missing and what needs to be filled in.

Kerbel was born in Toronto, and lives and works in London, UK, where she also teaches at Goldsmiths College. She has exhibited internationally, and is currently nominated for the 2015 Turner Prize.

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