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Visual Arts


Presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Montreal

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.

Each Tuesday in November, Thomas Guignard will take over the Goethe-Institut Toronto Instagram account to take a closer look at a detail from his Humboldt University photo and discuss ideas of public reading and thinking spaces

Please note that our fall events are by invitation/request for groups of up to 8 guests only, physically distanced, and masked to ensure everyone’s safety.

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