Night Of Ideas Toronto

Thinking through the night with artists, writers, philosophers, historians, neuroscientists and other restless minds. On January 25th, 2018, join us at Hart House from 7pm to 7am for Toronto’s Night of Ideas. 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3, Canada

In partnership with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Canada and Hart House, the Art Museum is one of the first Canadian institutions to take part in this French-initiated global, all-night event happening simultaneously in more than 50 cities. Night of Ideas will bring together international artists, writers, philosophers, historians, neuroscientists and other restless minds to tackle such wide-ranging subjects as the neuroscience of sleep, the meaning of downtime, the health impact of sleeplessness, the cultural importance of dreaming, and the architecture and politics of sleep.

The audience will be able to engage directly in conversation with these thinkers as part an intensive series of keynote lectures, workshops, performances, screenings and readings.

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In conjunction with the Night of Ideas:


Figures of Sleep

January 17 – March 3, 2018

Curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan

Art Museum at the University of Toronto


Figures of Sleep, a major international exhibition, considers the cultural anxieties manifest in the popular and critical imagination around the collapsing biological function of sleep under economic, social and technological transformation. Is sleep in crisis? Exceedingly, artists have adopted the motif of sleep as a cipher for material, aesthetic, existential and political considerations of these urgent cultural concerns.

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