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Koffler Centre of the Arts

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Image: Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Never Never Land (Koffler Gallery installation detail), 2019. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a cultural platform that explores critical ideas and concerns of our time through exhibitions, publications, performances, literary events and digital initiatives. We examine complex issues through transformative art experiences that stimulate intercultural dialogue and position Jewish identity in conversation with diverse perspectives and global voices.

Featuring a year-round program of exhibitions, publications, public programs and educational initiatives, the Koffler Gallery fosters new production while equally aiming to expand the visibility of existing work by Canadian and international artists. The program positions the contemporary Jewish experience in a context of comparative discussions of identity, memory and place.
 
Committed to nurturing and promoting Canadian artists, the Koffler Gallery provides a stimulating and supportive environment for the creation of new work, the promotion of current artistic practices, and the exchange of ideas across disciplines. Programs aim for the highest artistic standards while being accessible and engaging for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. As a Jewish organization, the Koffler Gallery promotes ideals of social justice, equality and inclusiveness, affirming the power of art to provide common ground and activate social change.

Address: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., # 104-105, Toronto, ON, M6J 2W5
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Thirty Works

September 1, 2020

-September 15, 2020

An online art sale and fundraiser featuring 30 artworks by 32 artists who have been engaged with the Koffler Gallery and its audiences.

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Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive

September 23, 2020

-November 15, 2020

Vancouver artist Carol Sawyer assembles a fiction as truthfully as possible to tell a needed story.

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A Matter of Taste

August 18, 2020

-November 30, 2020

A Koffler Digital exhibition that uses food, and the cultures that surround it, to examine our relationships to one another, society and the world at large.

Virtual

Still Lives: Visual Diaries

July 6, 2020

-September 30, 2020

In collaboration with the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Youth Leaders from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital took part in a unique photography project during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual

Self-Loving Jew

July 4, 2016

-July 5, 2021

Self-Loving Jew by Jonathan Rotsztain is a series of autobiographical comics claiming a secular, cultural Jewish identity on Koffler Digital.

Virtual

Eleventh House

April 13, 2020

-May 3, 2021

Eleventh House is a Koffler Digital project exploring the rituals of astrology reading and horoscope writing.

Virtual

Thresholds

November 4, 2019

-April 29, 2022

Thresholds is a new Koffler.Digital podcast hosted and produced by Maya Bedward in collaboration with members of Holland Bloorview’s Youth Advisory Council. 
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