Lezli Rubin-Kunda Book Launch


At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice

The book features chapters on two OCAD University Faculty of Art professors, Diane Pugen and Stan Krzyzanowski.

 
DateMonday, February 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Website

https://www.amazon.com/At-Home-Canadian-Artists-Practice/dp/1773100475/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1534150643&sr=1-1&keywords=lezli+rubin+kunda

Location

OCAD University, 100 McCaul  St., Room 258 Toronto, ON

Lezli Rubin-Kunda Book Launch

Monday February 25th

5 - 7 p.m.

OCAD University, Toronto

100 McCaul  St., Room 258

Please join OCAD University and Goose Lane Editions for

A lecture by Lezli Rubin-Kunda, on the occasion of the launch of her book

At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice

Lezli Rubin-Kunda will give a slide presentation charting her encounters with a wide range of contemporary artists, and the different orientations to home and place in their practice.

The book features chapters on two OCAD University Faculty of Art professors, Diane Pugen and Stan Krzyzanowski.

The book will be available for purchase at the event and there will be a book signing.

Light refreshments will be served.

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, Stan Krzyzanowski, Diane Pugen, 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.

To order the book:

For individuals:  https://www.amazon.com/At-Home-Canadian-Artists-Practice/dp/1773100475/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1534150643&sr=1-1&keywords=lezli+rubin+kunda 

For institutions:

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

 



Book cover and additional text
DateMonday, February 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Website

https://www.amazon.com/At-Home-Canadian-Artists-Practice/dp/1773100475/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1534150643&sr=1-1&keywords=lezli+rubin+kunda

Location

OCAD University, 100 McCaul  St., Room 258 Toronto, ON

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Monday, February 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Lezli Rubin-Kunda Book Launch

Monday February 25th

5 - 7 p.m.

OCAD University, Toronto

100 McCaul  St., Room 258

Please join OCAD University and Goose Lane Editions for

A lecture by Lezli Rubin-Kunda, on the occasion of the launch of her book

At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice

Lezli Rubin-Kunda will give a slide presentation charting her encounters with a wide range of contemporary artists, and the different orientations to home and place in their practice.

The book features chapters on two OCAD University Faculty of Art professors, Diane Pugen and Stan Krzyzanowski.

The book will be available for purchase at the event and there will be a book signing.

Light refreshments will be served.

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, Stan Krzyzanowski, Diane Pugen, 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.

To order the book:

For individuals:  https://www.amazon.com/At-Home-Canadian-Artists-Practice/dp/1773100475/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1534150643&sr=1-1&keywords=lezli+rubin+kunda 

For institutions:

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

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul  St., Room 258 Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://www.amazon.com/At-Home-Canadian-Artists-Practice/dp/1773100475/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1534150643&sr=1-1&keywords=lezli+rubin+kunda
Book cover and additional text
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