Podcast | Gwen Benaway & Katherena Vermette

Anishinaabe and Métis poet Gwen Benaway and Métis writer and artist Katherena Vermette discuss personal history and the creative process. Presented by Koffler Centre of the Arts and Ben McNally Books.

Four Questions | Identity, Home & Place

By engaging with the personal experiences of community members who have recently emigrated to Canada and those who have lived here for decades, Four Questions showcases the complexities of identity-making and the ever-evolving definitions of home.

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.

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 …

2FIK & LORI BLONDEAU

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