On Friday, April 21, AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall returns to address the provocative theme of Art and Nationhood. Four world-renowned artists and a prominent Toronto journalist will discuss current global politics and how art shapes our understanding of place, history and progress. Last Friday we were thrilled to announce that Whitehorse, the acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning Canadian rock duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, will be kicking off the event with a musical performance.
Whitehorse is an exciting addition to the evening of ideas, discussion and performance, replacing Tanya Tagaq, who is no longer able to participate due to a conflicting engagement.
Get a taste of Whitehorse’s music with the song “Boys Like You”:
As previously announced, the second edition of Creative Minds will address the topic of Art and Nationhood through the eyes of four acclaimed artists. Architect Sir David Adjaye, visual artist Christi Belcourt, author Junot Díaz, and filmmaker Paul Gross join moderator Matt Galloway, host of CBC Toronto’s Metro Morning, for an evening of inspired conversation.
The event, taking place on April 21, 2017 at 8 pm, will be live-streamed at cbc.ca/arts and broadcast nationally on CBC Radio One. But act quickly to buy tickets if you want to be there in person—the inaugural Creative Minds, featuring artists like Buffy Sainte-Marie and Deepa Mehta, sold out. Tickets for AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall are available through the Roy Thomson Hall box office, and range from $19.50 to $79.50 and are on sale now. For more information, please visit AGOCreativeMinds.ca.
A landmark partnership between the Art Gallery of Ontario, Massey Hall, CBC and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Creative Minds is supported by Series Presenters Jonas and Lynda Prince, whose leadership inspired the development of the project. The semi-annual series aims to examine the present and imagine our futures through the eyes of some of the world’s most innovative and socially-engaged artists, while celebrating the vitally important role their work plays in shaping our lives.
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AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall is a series of provocative conversations presented by Jonas and Lynda Prince.