Monday 15 October 2012

Art Talks! 2012

This past Saturday, October 13th, the 2012 Art Talks! event “Imagination’s Truths” was held at the Isabel Bader Theatre. A wonderful lecture by renowned professor and public intellectual Richard Kearney opened the day, and the discussion following it was very engaged. It ranged over such topics as how stories can be part of the transformative healing of intergenerational trauma, and the ethics involved in using stories—are they transforming or deforming? The panel discussion with Professor Kearney, Mark Knight of the U of T English department, writer Anne Michaels and ICS’ own Ron Kuipers was equally engaging, covering the ways stories are used in public contexts such as films, and what Dr. Kearney named a “universal ethic of hospitality toward the stranger.” The day concluded with an evening performance of selections from the 66 Books Project and Ins Choi’s Subway Stations of the Cross.

We hope to be able to post the full lecture and panel discussion on YouTube soon, so keep an eye open for details!