Open Sesame: Critics Forum v.3

LUFF art+dialogue is pleased to present the second installment of our ongoing series OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum

Based on David Cohen's Review Panel at the National Academy Museum in NYC, three critics will review three current Toronto exhibitions, after which questions and dialogue between critics and audience will be facilitated.

Exhibitions Reviewed: TBA


NATASHA CHAYKOWSKI Natasha is a Toronto-based writer, emerging curator and art history graduate student at York University. Previously she was a curatorial intern at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Curatorial Assistant for Preternatural (2012), an international exhibition of contemporary art in Ottawa. She recently co-curated the annual Emerging Artist Exhibition at InterAccess in Toronto. Chaykowski worked at the Canadian Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale, and was Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Curatorial Studies. Her writing has been published in the Art & Science Journal, the Art Gallery of York University, esse: arts + opinions and the Journal of Curatorial Studies.

RM VAUGHN RM is a Canadian writer and video artist. Vaughan is the author of many books and contributes articles on culture to a wide variety of publications. Vaughan's short videos play in festivals and galleries across Canada and around the world.

MARK KINGWELLis a Canadian professor of philosophy and associate chair at the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy. Kingwell is a fellow of Trinity College. He specialises in theories of politics and culture.
Kingwell has published twelve books, most notably, A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, and the Politics of Pluralism, which was awarded the Spitz Prize for political theory in 1997. In 2000 Kingwell received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, for contributions to theory and criticism. He has held visiting posts at institutions including: University of Cambridge, University of California at Berkeley, and City University of New York where he held the title of Weissman Distinguished Professor of Humanities.

Moderated by:AMY LAM

Tickets: 5$ at the door