Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 7 PM | FREE
Small World Music Centre | Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
(seating is limited)
In conjunction with Sukkahville 2015, the Koffler Centre of the Arts has commissioned Toronto-based visual artist Dan Bergeron to create a re-imagined, contemporary ‘Sukkah’: a temporary outdoor hut built for one week, in which it is customary for families to share meals, during the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Please join us for an informal conversation with Bergeron and David Liss, MOCCA’s Artistic Director and Curator. They will discuss how Dan’s work blends Street Art aesthetics and a deep engagement with communities, to foster reflection upon issues of personal identity, social relationships and the spaces we collectively inhabit.
Dan Bergeron’s Sukkah, titled ///re-ply\\\ PHASE 2: CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MAY 2016, will be on display during Sukkahville 2015 (September 25 – 27, 2015 in Nathan Phillips Square) in support of the Kehilla Residential Programme’s affordable housing initiatives.
Blending Street Art aesthetics and a deep engagement with communities, Toronto-based visual artist Dan Bergeron’s work employs urban visual culture’s immediacy to foster reflection upon issues of personal identity, social relationships and the spaces that we collectively inhabit. Inspired by the need for affordable living spaces in densely populated cities like Toronto, Bergeron uses condo sandwich boards as his primary source material to create ///re-ply\\\ PHASE 2: CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MAY 2016. This re-imagined, contemporary Sukkah also takes inspiration from the micro condo, and its design aesthetic. Bergeron also considered the way children are sometimes seated at the “kids table” during traditional family holiday celebrations, and designed ///re-ply\\\ PHASE 2 as a space for playful engagement and discovery.
///re-ply\\\ PHASE 2: CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MAY 2016 was commissioned by the Koffler Centre of the Arts