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PLUS Art Fair Featured Talks, Presented by Gladstone Hotel
$10 online/at the door (includes free bus ride to Hamilton. Bus will leave at 12pm!)
David Liss: Curator MOCA Toronto
Bruce La Bruce: Filmmaker
Moderated by: Rafi Ghanaghounian
Curator and Director of PLUS Art Fair Rafi Ghanaghounian will sit with MOCA Toronto Curator David Liss and international filmmaker Bruce La Bruce to discuss ones careful navigation through the art landscape. Being daring and risking it all has its advantages but sometimes when you’re hot, you may end up burning bridges.
Bruce LaBruce is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist based in Toronto who has had numerous gallery shows around the world, one of which titled Obscenity, a photography exhibit, caused a national ruckus in Spain. LaBruce has been honoured with film retrospectives at both TIFF/Bell Lightbox, and at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. All of the films are part of MoMA’s permanent film collection. LaBruce has recently completed three new films, a short entitled Refugee’s Welcome, a short feature called Ulrike’s Brain, and a feature entitled The Misandrists, all of which will be released in 2017
David Liss is currently Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada and was Director and Curator from December 2000 through 2015. Arriving from Montreal with a vision to create a museum for contemporary art in Canada’s largest city, Liss evolved MOCA from modest beginnings in the Toronto suburb of North York, re-locating the museum to Queen St. West in 2005, and establishing its permanent facility in Toronto’s west end set to open Fall 2017.
From 1995 to 2000, Liss was Director and Curator of the Gallery of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts in Montreal, and during the early 1990s he contributed art and music reviews to the Montreal Gazette, Vice magazine, Canadian Art, and other mainstream and alternative publications. Since the late 1980s he has organized, curated, contributed writing and developed interdisciplinary programs for numerous exhibitions in Canada and Internationally. David Liss is also a practicing artist in drawing, watercolour, collage and photography.