Book Launch, At Home:Talks with Canadian Artists about Place & Practice, Lezli Rubin-Kunda


Please join Ben Mcnally Books and Goose Lane for the Toronto book launch of Lezli Rubin-Kunda’s book, At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice, on Saturday October 27th, 5PM - 7 PM at Ben Mcnally Bookstore, 366 Bay Street, Toronto.  In this book, Lezli Rubin-Kunda expands her horizons, travelling across Canada to talk to more than fifty practicing artists, including Diane Pugen and Stan Krzyzanowski, about their work, their creative process, and the place of "home" in their work.

 
DateSaturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Website

https://gooselane.com/collections/art-architecture/products/at-home-1

, Website

www.lezlirubinkunda.com

, Website

https://vimeo.com/145392116

Location

Ben Mcnally Bookstore, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

About the book:

In this intimate investigation of the artistic process, Lezli Rubin-Kunda explores the nuanced path of creative work and the way artists make sense of home and place within their art practice and their lives. Rubin-Kunda is a multidisciplinary artist who examines these issues in her own work. But in this book, she expands her horizons, travelling across Canada to talk to more than fifty practicing artists, including Amalie Atkins, Aganetha Dyck, Sandra Semchuk, Francois Morelli, Simon Frank, Diane Pugen, Stan Krzyzanowski and Sharon Alward, about their work, their creative process, and the place of "home" in their work.

What emerges from these thoughtful conversations are fascinating and unexpected orientations to place as an impetus for art making, ranging from deep connections to a specific childhood home, to more conscious adoptions of place, to somewhat fluid approaches in which the very concept of "home" seems to dissolve.

Moving from physical landscapes to the geography of memories and recorded histories, from territories of emotion to social environments that condition and contribute to the idea of home, Rubin-Kunda touches on indigenous approaches to ancestral homelands, the land as physical place and emotional territory, the historic role of women in creating and taking care of "home," ideas of home disconnected from place, and liberating concepts of "homelessness." Woven through these encounters with other artists are Rubin-Kunda’s reflections on her own artistic path, as a Toronto born Jewish-Canadian who has made her home in Israel.

Candid, empathetic, and insightful, At Home explores the creative process and the ways that artists find and create meaning within a fragmented contemporary landscape.

About the author:  Lezli Rubin-Kunda is a Canadian-Israeli multidisciplinary artist whose work explores her relationship with her environment. She has exhibited, performed and lectured in the United States, Canada, Israel and Europe. She currently lives outside of Tel Aviv and teaches in the architecture faculty at the Technion University, Haifa, Israel. This is her first book.

 The book will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be live music, a slide presentation of the artists and light refreshments, as well as a book signing.

Lezli Rubin-Kunda
www.lezlirubinkunda.com
https://gooselane.com/collections/art-architecture/products/at-home-1



Image of an artist at work in a snow covered landscape

Image of Diane Pugen at work outdoors

image of an installation artwork involving pine cones
DateSaturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Website

https://gooselane.com/collections/art-architecture/products/at-home-1

www.lezlirubinkunda.com

https://vimeo.com/145392116

Location

Ben Mcnally Bookstore, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

About the book:

In this intimate investigation of the artistic process, Lezli Rubin-Kunda explores the nuanced path of creative work and the way artists make sense of home and place within their art practice and their lives. Rubin-Kunda is a multidisciplinary artist who examines these issues in her own work. But in this book, she expands her horizons, travelling across Canada to talk to more than fifty practicing artists, including Amalie Atkins, Aganetha Dyck, Sandra Semchuk, Francois Morelli, Simon Frank, Diane Pugen, Stan Krzyzanowski and Sharon Alward, about their work, their creative process, and the place of "home" in their work.

What emerges from these thoughtful conversations are fascinating and unexpected orientations to place as an impetus for art making, ranging from deep connections to a specific childhood home, to more conscious adoptions of place, to somewhat fluid approaches in which the very concept of "home" seems to dissolve.

Moving from physical landscapes to the geography of memories and recorded histories, from territories of emotion to social environments that condition and contribute to the idea of home, Rubin-Kunda touches on indigenous approaches to ancestral homelands, the land as physical place and emotional territory, the historic role of women in creating and taking care of "home," ideas of home disconnected from place, and liberating concepts of "homelessness." Woven through these encounters with other artists are Rubin-Kunda’s reflections on her own artistic path, as a Toronto born Jewish-Canadian who has made her home in Israel.

Candid, empathetic, and insightful, At Home explores the creative process and the ways that artists find and create meaning within a fragmented contemporary landscape.

About the author:  Lezli Rubin-Kunda is a Canadian-Israeli multidisciplinary artist whose work explores her relationship with her environment. She has exhibited, performed and lectured in the United States, Canada, Israel and Europe. She currently lives outside of Tel Aviv and teaches in the architecture faculty at the Technion University, Haifa, Israel. This is her first book.

 The book will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be live music, a slide presentation of the artists and light refreshments, as well as a book signing.

Lezli Rubin-Kunda
www.lezlirubinkunda.com
https://gooselane.com/collections/art-architecture/products/at-home-1

Venue & Address: 
Ben Mcnally Bookstore, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://gooselane.com/collections/art-architecture/products/at-home-1
www.lezlirubinkunda.com
https://vimeo.com/145392116
Image of an artist at work in a snow covered landscape
Image of Diane Pugen at work outdoors
image of an installation artwork involving pine cones
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