Events > Artist Talk/Lecture

10 May 2018

Book Launch + Canadian Art Encounters: Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Merray Gerges

Aruna D’Souza and Merray Gerges
7 PM - 9 PM

Jackman Hall
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W
Toronto, M5T 1G4

Please join Canadian Art and Art Metropole at Jackman Hall for the Canadian launch of Aruna D’Souza’s Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts, featuring the author in conversation with Canadian Art’s Merray Gerges.

Whitewalling delves into three controversies at the intersection of race and art, and the public protests they ignited. Beginning with the recent and ongoing controversy over Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmet Till’s open casket, D’Souza offers pertinent historical precedents that tackle the question: when we speak of artistic freedom and freedom of speech, who, exactly, is free to speak?

Alongside the conversation with Canadian Art assistant editor Merray Gerges, D’Souza will read passages from her book.

Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest is published by Badlands Unlimited, and will be available for purchase at the event. Following the event, D’Souza will sign books.

Doors at 6:30 p.m., starts 7:00 p.m.
Reserve tickets here

Accessible venue

Presented by BMO Financial Group
Community Partner: Art Metropole

Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art, food and culture; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; how museums shape our views of each other and the world; and books. Her work appears regularly in, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, as well as in publications including The Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Garage, Bookforum, Momus and Art Practical. D’Souza is the editor of the forthcoming Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader.

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