Opening Reception: Sense of Place
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
A program of Sense of Place
Featuring Alistair MacLeod and Iain Baxter in a conversation
Moderated by Nino Ricci
Alistair MacLeod is the author of No Great Mischief which has won multiple awards including the 1991 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and The Trillium Award for Fiction. He is also internationally acclaimed for his collections of short stories The Lost Salt Gift of Blood (1976) and As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories (1986). He is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.
Iain Baxter& an international pioneer of conceptual art has been nationally celebrated with the 2004 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, the 2005 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize, and the 2006 Gershon Iskowitz Foundation Prize. He is Professor Emeritus at the School of Visual Arts University of Windsor.
Nino Ricci is the winner of two Governor General’s Awards for Fiction. His 1990 novel, Lives of the Saints was followed in 2008 with the award winning, The Origin of Species. Nino Ricci is the recipient of the 2006 inaugural Alistair MacLeod Award for Literary Achievement. He lives and works in Toronto.
University of Toronto Art Centre
Title and Page Image: Installation view of Sense of Place, 2009. Image credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.