Friday, January 16
5pm to 6pm

German photographer Jochen Lempert will be a guest of the Goethe-Institut at the inaugural Villa Toronto 2015. As an Arts Partner, and as part of the Goethe-Institut’s Shaping the Future focus series, a discussion on the interface of art and science shall occur. Award-winning Canadian science journalist and writer Alanna Mitchell will moderate this discussion.

Presented by Goethe-Institut in association with Project SD and Villa Toronto

100 University Avenue #201,
Toronto, M5J 1V6
Saturday, January 17
2pm to 3pm

Scrap Metal, in association with Villa Toronto, is thrilled to present a talk with Toronto-based sculptor and installation artist Lois Andison. Based on a series of questions posed by her colleagues, Andison has composed an artist talk that addresses her commitment to human communication that alters our perception of reality through the movement and stillness of mechanized forms. Andison will also discuss and reflect on her recent survey exhibition, “relay,” co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Rodman Hall Art Centre and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery this past fall. Each exhibition focused on a particular aspect of Andison’s work during the last fifteen years, and taken together, they reveal the depth of her practice.


Presented by Scrap Metal Gallery in association with Villa Toronto


Scrap Metal
11 Dublin Street, Unit E,
M6H 1J4 Toronto
Saturday, January 17
6pm to 8pm

Villa Toronto launches its 128-page publication, featuring not only intriguing details about Villa Toronto, but also a selection of interviews, and an essay by Sylwia Serafinowicz on the “Contextual Art Symposium” initiated by Jan Świdziński and Amerigo Marras, and held at the Centre for Experimental Art and Communication in Toronto, in 1976. Some of the materials, as they emerged from this symposium, will, alongside complementing ephemera, be on view at Art Met until the end of the month. Included in the materials presented will be a set of ‘Mail-Outs’ by the artist duo KwieKulik.

How to communicate better?

Alongside the new book and old ephemera, art historian Sylwia Serafinowicz, Raster co-founder Łukasz Gorczyca and Villa Toronto editor Rosemary Heather will present some of their findings in answer to this question.

Presented by Raster and Art Metropole in association with Villa Toronto


Art Metropole
1490 Dundas St W, at the intersection of Dufferin St,
M6K 1T5 Toronto
Sunday, January 18
3pm to 4pm

A salon reading featuring excerpts from Albert Camus’ The First Man and W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn as selected by Iris Häussler. The readings for this salon explore transition and migration as a study of an artist’s mind.

Presented by No Reading After The Internet in association with Villa Toronto


Union Station, Villa Reading Room
65 Front St West
M5J 1E6 Toronto

This salon will feature selections from the writings of Karen Barad as well as a performance of Is 1 hr 1 hr?, a script by Tiziana La Melia produced in collaboration with Laurie Kang.

Presented by No Reading After the Internet in association with 8-11 and Villa Toronto


Union Station, Villa Reading Room
65 Front St West
M5J 1E6 Toronto
Tuesday, January 20
5pm to 6pm

Focusing on Toronto's dynamic farm-to-table and forest-to-table food movement, this talk will pair Swiss artist Reto Pulfer with wild forager Deidre Fraser. Arlene Stein, founder of the Terroir Symposium, will moderate this exciting discussion.

Presented by British Council, Hollybush Gardens and Drake Hotel in association with Villa Toronto


1150 Queen Street West,
Toronto, M6J 1J3
Wednesday, January 21
5pm to 6pm

Tyler Coburn will lead a lecture entitled “Postscript on I’m that angel.” For his talk, Coburn will share images and stories from his tour, discuss the industrialization of online writing, and describe the role of data centers with respect to the ever-expanding physical spaces of the internet.

Presented by Kunstverein Toronto in association with Villa Toronto


Union Station, Villa Reading Room
65 Front St West
M5J 1E6 Toronto