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Visual Arts


Presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto

The Goethe-Institut Toronto has invited Swiss-Canadian librarian-photographer Thomas Guignard to take over the Goethe Media Space for fall 2020 to investigate questions about reading hubs and architectural spaces, and where and how people read. Breaking through the art wall and expanding the library at the Goethe-Institut Toronto into Berlin's Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre, Guignard plays with access and scale, form and function, perspectives and vanishing points.
Guignard has visited more than 300 libraries, still a work in progress.
This project is part of the Goethe-Institut Toronto's celebration of CFBM2020, the Canada focus at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Above: 'Reading terraces' - Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (2011)
shot on Canon 5D Mark II with Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG
Wall vinyl with matte laminate finish, 12 x 8 feet

"Swiss librarian and photographer Thomas Guignard captures the beauty, symmetry and intricate designs of libraries across the world"
— The Guardian

Opening hours tbc, by appointment and in small groups.

Part of the Goethe-Institut focus on CFBM2020

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