Esther Shalev-Gerz | Artist Talk

In association with her solo exhibition at the Koffler Gallery, Esther Shalev-Gerz discusses the notions of portraiture, representation and testimonial within the context of her artistic practice based in active dialogue with diverse communities across many decades. In a candid conversation with curator Mona Filip, Shalev-Gerz also shares insights into her conceptual investigations of the ways in which individuals and societies construct ideas of cultural identity, democracy, memory and history.

Podcast | Nicole Krauss

The Koffler Centre of the Arts and Ben McNally Books present an evening with Nicole Krauss in conversation with Ami Sands Brodoff.

Nicole speaks candidly about the inspiration for and artistic process behind her newest novel, Forest Dark, which interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals–an older lawyer and a young novelist–whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

Mary Anne Barkhouse & FASTWÜRMS

In her Koffler Gallery exhibition, Le rêve aux loups, Mary Anne Barkhouse invokes the animal inhabitants of the land in artworks that reveal the transitory nature of empire, highlighting both the endurance and betrayals that delineate history north of the 49th parallel. Joining her in an insightful conversation, artists FASTWÜRMS and curator Jennifer Rudder discuss practices that foreground the relationship of the human and animal realm with the environment, examining the role that art can play in ecological as well as political awareness.