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.

Matti Friedman & Rita Leistner

Author Matti Friedman joins photographer Rita Leistner at the Two Penny Cafe at Artscape Youngplace to discuss their interdisciplinary and socially engaged approaches to conflict journalism. Moderated by the Koffler’s producer of public and literary programs, Mary Anderson.

Our Stories: A Living Library Project

In the Spring of 2017, the Koffler partnered with Toronto’s Hearts & Minds Living Library Collective to create its’ third collaborative educational program, Our Stories: A Living Library Project. Grade 5 and 6 students from Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School and Rose Avenue Public School engaged with themes of diversity and cultural identity, as human ‘books’ and ‘readers’ of …

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.

K+Blog: Jahmal Nugent

On February 16th I was given an opportunity to work alongside Koffler Gallery and assist Moroccan, Montreal based artist 2Fik to create an artwork onsite during An Honest Farewell, a four day city festival at Honest Ed’s. The concept of 2Fik’s project was to reimagine and recreate Benjamin West’s neoclassical painting, The Death of General Wolfe, with 2Fik posing and …

Bad Jews: Eric Beck Rubin

Photo by Dahlia Katz Who gets to tell your story? Who has the rights to your memories? Thinking about these central questions in Joshua Harmon’s play, Bad Jews, brought me back to one of my first writing jobs: ghostwriting the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor. I was just shy of twenty-two when I got the call to meet a man …


Interdisciplinary artists 2Fik and Lori Blondeau sit down in Koffler Gallery for an exclusive, candid conversation on their artistic practices.

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