Barbara Astman at Koffler Gallery: We’re in the Library



Sara Angelucci, Barbara Astman, Adam David Brown, Michelle Gay, Ido Govrin,
Vid Ingelevics, Jon Sasaki
November 19, 2013 to January 19, 2014
Koffler Gallery
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
Curator: Mona Filip


Tuesday, November 19, 5 – 9 PM | FREE


Barbara Astman

The Fossil Book (detail), 2013

In November 2013, the Koffler Gallery opens its highly anticipated new downtown venue at Artscape Youngplace with its inaugural exhibition – We’re in the Library.

School libraries are portals to new worlds of enchantment where some of our first journeys of discovery and self-awareness begin. Seven Toronto artists have been invited to create works responding to the history of the Koffler Gallery’s new exhibition space, formerly the library of the Shaw Street Public School. Exploring the notion of the school library as a place of exploration, intellectual inquiry, and social interaction, the artists articulate singular ways of engagement with the site’s context. With projects ranging from print to sculptural installation, sound, video and new technologies, they revisit childhood literary favourites and cultural icons, revel in the mysteries of encyclopedia illustrations, examine the communication of knowledge, and subvert idealized notions of education.

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