Wherever possible, the DMG records our events and offers the videos or audio for download or streaming. Publishing artist’s talks, performances, curator’s talks and panel discussions to the web allows access to our programming to a broad audience.
Assistant Professor Karina Vernon, Department of English Black Canadian Literature and the Aesthetics of Spatial Justice March 8, 2017
Heather Hart’s Northern Oracle, with its evocation of the uncanny house that is not one, gives shape to the central preoccupation of black Canadian literature with the problem of spatial justice. Black writers turn time and again to the metaphor of the unsafe house to relate and rework the histories of slavery, colonialism, forced removal and erasure that have left black Canada spatially vulnerable—in a home that is not one. This talk offers a tour through some literary homes for blackness from Halifax to Winnipeg in order to trace a black Canadian aesthetics of spatial justice.
Associate Professor Tanya Mars, Department of Arts, Culture & Media Persona and Costume in Contemporary Art November 23, 2016
Renowned Canadian feminist performance artist, and U of T Scarborough faculty member, Tanya Mars discusses the role of persona and costume in contemporary art practice and how this artistic strategy relates to the work of DMG exhibiting artist Meryl McMaster.
Amanda Cachia October 8, 2015
The curator of The Flesh of the World Amanda Cachia presents a lecture regarding this ambitious exhibition, which showcases the work of twenty-four Canadian and international artists in conjunction with the PanAm and ParaPanAm Games held in Toronto. The curatorial lecture contextualizes the exhibition within Cachia's broader curatorial practice and dissertation research, which has focused on representations and intersections of the disabled body and phenomenology in contemporary art over the past five years.
Janet Werner March 4, 2015
Janet Werner speaks about her practice - her inspiration, sources and approach to painting.
PANEL DISCUSSION Seika Boye, Brendan Fernandes, Jacob Korczynski, taisha paggett Experimental Dance: Histories, Politics and Presence February 9, 2015
TEMPERAMENTAL artists Brendan Fernandes and taisha paggett, independant curator Jacob Korczynski and dance scholar/choreographer Seika Boye discuss their experiences working in the dance community, the intersection of dance and contemporary art, and issues around labour, dance culture and audience. Moderated by TEMPERAMENTAL curator Erin Silver.
Lois Andison speaks to the production and key concerns in each of the works in her solo exhibition, relay.
Wafaa Bilal: 3rdi
Wafaa Bilal speaks about the process and inspiration for the 3rdi project, and the themes explored in the work.
PODCAST Doris McCarthy's Canada
A six-part video series on the life and work of celebrated artist and gallery namesake Doris McCarthy. Features an introductory biography, followed by an analysis of her time spent in five areas of the country: the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, the West and the North.
Morgan Mavis, Contemporary Zoological Conservatory Culture Cloaked in Skins March 6, 2013
Morgan Mavis explores the evolution of taxidermy, from its roots as noblemen's trinkets to its prevalence in trendy consumer culture.
BEHIND THE SCENES
David R. Harper installation
In this timelapse video, watch David R. Harper install the sculpture To Remind, or to Warn (2012).
David R. Harper: Entre le chien et le loup
David R. Harper speaks about each of the pieces in Entre le chien et loup, providing insight into his process and the references he makes in the work.
Professor Steve Joordens, Department of Psychology The Psychology of Memory January 17, 2013
Award-winning University of Toronto Professor Steve Joordens spoke to the themes of memory, recollection and nostalgia found in Souvenir involontaire.
Melanie Rocan: Souvenir involontaire
Mélanie Rocan highlights ten paintings and speaks more broadly to process and themes in the works in the exhibition.
RIta McKeough: The Lion's Share Performance October 4, 2012
Documentation of a performance by Rita McKeough, as the Lion's Share Diner chef.
Jay Wilson March 5, 2012
Toronto-based artist, designer and educator Jay Wilson speaks about his design and art practices, which are a mix of conceptual considerations and play.
As part of The "C" Word, curator Richard Mongiat interviewed each of the exhibiting artists, asking them to consider the role of craft in their practice.
Gordon Monahan March 2, 2011
Internationally renowned multimedia artist and musician Gordon Monahan discusses his practice over the last thirty years, supported by video documentation. Co-presented by the DMG and Visual & Performing Arts: Studio program.
ARTIST TALK Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge October 19, 2010
Artists Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge discuss their practice, collaborating with trade unions and communitity organizations in the production of their staged photographic work over the past 25 years. October 19, 2010
LECTURE Professor John M Kennedy, Department of Pyschology Understanding pictures in vision and touch: Lines, perspectives and metaphors from cave art to the present
March 16, 2010
Professor Kennedy shares his research, asking if it is possible for lines to work as pictures in touch, for the blind. Through examples of work by a blind artist, he discusses how deliberate disobedience of realism can create highly successful pictorial metaphors.
ARTIST TALK Peter Mulcair, Jordan Stone, Joey DAMMIT! and Henry Banger Benvenuti Revelations
March 9, 2010
Four artists – members of Workman Arts, a professional arts company working in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – discuss their practice in the context of mental illness and addiction.