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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

Landy invites the public to collaborate in building a ‘wall of protest’ by submitting images, words, texts and slogans that represent their thoughts and feelings—of hope or of despair, on matters small or large, from high to low and across the cultural spectrum—to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

September 29 – December 31, 2017

Amalia Pica: ears to speak of

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

For her exhibition "ears to speak of" at The Power Plant, Amalia Pica will develop "Ears (2017)", a new work, which continues her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies.

September 29 – December 31, 2017

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck: Urban Now: City Life in Congo

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

"Urban Now: City Life in Congo" offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.

September 29 – December 31, 2017

In Conversation: Wayne Johnston & Linda Spalding

Saturday, October 28, 2017
11:00am–12:00pm

New York Times reporter, Ian Austen, interviews Wayne Johnston and Linda Spalding about their literary career.

October 28, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our Fall 2017 Exhibitions include Artists on art, The Mobile Ruin, Le Labo: New Perspectives in Jewellery in Quebec, Working It Out and The Deer of Nine Colours.

September 27 – December 24, 2017

IFOA Academy: Improving Your Writing

Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00pm– 4:00pm

Your writing is good, but how do you make it great? In this intensive workshop, bestselling novelist Brian Francis and Simon & Schuster Editorial Director Nita Pronovost give you the insider tips and tools to take your fiction writing to the next level.

October 28, 2017

Held in Suspense

Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

K.J Howe, Grace O’Connell and Andrew Pyper discuss the psychology of suspense with Joseph Kertes.

October 28, 2017

In Conversation with Carol Off

Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

CBC’s As It Happens host, Carol Off, has been covering human interest stories worldwide for decades. Her new book All We Leave Behind tells the story of an Afghan man, who exposes the warlords working arm in arm with the American and NATO troops. Once the secrets are out, he and his family are forced to go. Off will share Asad’s story with you in an interview with Catherine Porter.

October 28, 2017

A Republic, If You Can Keep It: Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA Keynote

Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

Susan N. Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will present this year’s keynote address titled “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” at the Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA interdisciplinary conference.

October 28, 2017

Power Talk: Mari Spirito

Saturday, October 28, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Mari Spirito is Founding Director of Protocinema, realizing site-aware exhibitions in the world, based in Istanbul and New York since 2011. Spirito is Curator of Conversations for Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach since 2014 and was Curator of Alt Art Space, Istanbul 2015-2017; and Advisor to the 2nd Mardin Biennial, Turkey, 2012. Spirito will discuss the founding and development of Protocinema, present a few of their projects, talk about working with uncertainty, and the new role of non-profits worldwide.

October 28, 2017

In Conversation: Kyo Maclear & Antanas Sileika

Saturday, October 28, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Place and geography play a major role in Kyo Maclear’s Birds Art Life and Antanas Sileika’s Barefoot Bingo Caller. They discuss how the cityscapes influence their writing with Sheniz Janmohamed. Hosted by Matthew Blackett.

October 28, 2017

In Conversation: Catherine Chidgey & David Layton

Saturday, October 28, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Catherine Chidgey, winner of the New Zealand Book Awards Fiction prize and David Layton, bestselling author of The Bird Factory, discuss childhood struggles and familial relationships with Bert Archer. Hosted by Canisia Lubrin.

October 28, 2017

True North: Stories of Canada

Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Ania Szado moderates a discussion with Carol Bruneau, Terry Fallis and Jesse Ruddock about the state of Canadian literature. Hosted by Shoilee Khan.

October 28, 2017

In Conversation: Marie Darrieussecq & Carol Off

Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Wendy O’ Brien interviews Marie Darrieussecq and Carol Off on the extensive body of their work, their career and who/what has influenced them as writers. Hosted by Jessica Wyman.

October 28, 2017

Writers & Company @ IFOA

Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Colm Tóibín will speak with Eleanor Wachtel about his new novel and other recent work, including his critical study, On Elizabeth Bishop.

October 28, 2017

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