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Lectures

Events listing

Sunday Scene: Ekow Nimako

June 25, 2017

Ekow Nimako is a Toronto-based artist who creates sculptures out of Lego bricks, which he uses to examine issues of social justice. Nimako has exhibited at Nuit Blanche, the Art Gallery of Ontario, BAND Gallery and more, and will participate in The Brain Project this summer in Toronto. Nimako will discuss Ydessa Hendelesí exhibition The Millinerís Daughter at The Power Plant.

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Sunday Scene: Richard Rhodes

July 16, 2017

Richard Rhodes is the founder of the Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects gallery in Toronto. Previously, he was Editor at Canadian Art magazine, the founding editor at C Magazine and Curator at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. In 2001, he published A First Book of Canadian Art. Rhodes will discuss Ydessa Hendelesí exhibition The Millinerís Daughter.

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Sunday Scene: Emily Cadger

July 23, 2017

Emily Cadger is a Toronto-based writer and art historian. She recently graduated from the University of Guelphís Masterís in Art History and Visual Culture program. Her broader interests cover the production and dissemination of illustrated books as both pieces of art and as aesthetic political products used to diffuse sociopolitical commentary into the commercial market. Cadger will discuss Ydessa Hendelesí exhibition The Millinerís Daughter.

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Talk by Abbas Milani

July 28-29, 2017

Join Professor Abbas Milani as he discusses the Iranian Revolution and Fall of the Shah through recently declassified American documents. Conversation in Persian on July 28 and English on July 29.

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Talk by Homa Katou

July 29-30, 2017

Homa Katouzian is an economist, author, historian, political scientist and literary critic, with a special interest in Iranian studies. Don't miss a discussion on Hedayat's Satire (Tanz-e Hedayat, in Persian) and 'Sa'di on Love and Morals' (in English).

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Talk by Persis Karim

July 29-30, 2017

Poet, Persis Karim reads from Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: Poetry and Prose of the Iranian Diasporaand Without Borders: Voices and Visions of the Iranian Diaspora.

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Sunday Scene: Rui Amaral

August 6, 2017

Rui Mateus Amaral is Director and Curator at Scrap Metal in Toronto, Canada. In this role, Amaral has produced We are safe and all is well in our world in 2017, The Sophie La Rosiere Project in 2016 and Autocontusion, also in 2016. He holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Studies at OCAD University. Mateus Amaral will discuss Ydessa Hendelesí exhibition The Millinerís Daughter.

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Sunday Scene: Ivana Dizdar

August 13, 2017

Ivana Dizdar is a Toronto-based artist and curator. She recently presented a solo project at the European Centre for Culture and Debate in Belgrade and received a Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Support Award for her latest curatorial project at 8-11 Gallery, which she co-directed from 2015 to 2017. Dizdar will discuss Ydessa Hendelesí exhibition The Millinerís Daughter.

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Sunday Scene: Sergei Petrov

August 27, 2017

Sergei Petrov is Professor of Film Studies at Durham College and Executive Director at both Scarborough Arts and the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival. Prior to this, he programmed films for the Toronto International Film Festival and Canadian Film Centre, in addition to consulting for numerous national and international film festivals. Petrov will discuss Ydessa Hendelesí exhibition The Millinerís Daughter.

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Sunday Scene: Abbas Rizvi

September 3, 2017

Abbas Rizvi is a Toronto-based draftsman and Lead Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. He completed his BFA at OCAD University in Drawing and Painting and has recently exhibited at Gallery 1313 and Hazelton Lanes Fine Arts. Rizvi will discuss Ydessa Hendelesí exhibition The Millinerís Daughter.

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