Barbara Astman in Living, Building, Thinking: art and expressionism

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

The term Expressionism is invariably associated with the period of art and social activism in Germany between 1905 and 1937, encompassing visual art, literature, philosophy, theatre, film, photography and architecture. In the context of an expanded view on the subject, Living, Building, Thinking offers a rich and thought-provoking perspective on the relationships between artists and societies, and the ever-changing responses and visual expressions that circulate through shared hopes and aspirations for social awareness and change.

Living, Building, Thinking is comprised of more than 90 works in all mediums, including examples of European art from the 16th to early 20th centuries by William Blake, Paul Gauguin and Edvard Munch. Also highlighted are striking works from the German Expressionist and Weimar period, as well as mid-to-late 20th century European paintings by artists like Jörg Immendorf, Anslem Kiefer and Sigmar Polke. Canadian contemporary works by artists such as Barbara Astman, Natalka Husar, Nancy Johnson, Gary Pearson and Tony Scherman demonstrate the lasting legacies of Expressionism.

Organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Ihor Holubizky, Senior Curator 

Visionary Partners for Historical Exhibitions:
Huaijun Chen and Family

This project is supported by the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage/Ce projet est appuyé dans le cadre du Programme d’aide aux musées de Patrimoine canadien

Venue & Address: 
Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

Remaking a Living - Economies That Work for All of Us

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:30pm to Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:00am

Natalie Zend and Peter Jones

Coordinated by Natalie Zend (Awakening the Dreamer) and Peter Jones (OCADU Design with Dialogue). These dialogues will be gently guided by various skilled facilitators, drawing from a variety of methods and tools such asThe Work that Reconnects, Art of Hosting, and Awakening the Dreamer, with the occasional guest speaker to inspire the exchange.

We are seeing the emergence of new ways of thinking about wealth and money, of doing business, of exchanging with each other and with the earth, that reflect the age-old world views of connectedness held by indigenous peoples throughout the world.  

The first session of a new series on Economies that Work - For All of Us

Session 1 - Idle No More as a love story

The life support systems of our planet are being destroyed by the growth imperative of capitalism and the stolen commons, making it harder to live in peace with the Earth. The First Peoples of this land can no longer tolerate the destruction of their Mother. Nor can we as allies sit idly by.

What might an economic system based on the traditional teachings of balance and harmony look like in a modern urban context?

How best can we indigenous and non-indigenous city dwellers learn to bring about the necessary changes in governance and economic relationships that will enhance the quality of life for all of us?

Join us for a session with special guests Philip Cote (OCADU and widely known artist and Aboriginal arts advocate) and Kevin Guest (Land and Mining Activist) for a dialogue on restorative economics in 2015 in this our first session of the series.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 252 Bloor Street West