Onsale Times

As nationalist movements rise in the West following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump—and as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation—there is no better moment to ask the question: what makes a nation?

Creative Minds continues with a debate about the nation-state and its impacts, discussing current global politics and how art shapes our understanding of place, history and progress.

Moderator Matt Galloway will lead the artists in a discussion that begins with the ways each has approached these issues in their practice, before opening up the conversation to debate broader questions about today’s political moment, including issues of migration, colonialism, protest and how we might find connection across difference.

The event will unfold over 90 minutes, opening with a performance by Tanya Tagaq before moving into the discussion.

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A series of provocative conversations presented by Jonas & Lynda Prince




IMAGE CREDITS: Sir David Adjaye photo by Alex Fradkin, Christi Belcourt photo by David Barbour, Junot Díaz photo by Nina Subin, Tanya Tagaq photo by Nadya Kwandibens, Matt Galloway courtesy CBC.

About Creative Minds


CREATIVE MINDS is a landmark series of events that bring together visionary artists to discuss their work and the urgent social, political and cultural issues of our time. Four leading Canadian cultural institutions—the Art Gallery of Ontario, Massey Hall, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity—have come together to create this initiative with the support of Series Presenters Jonas & Lynda Prince, whose leadership inspired the development of the project.

The conversations are moderated by a leading journalist and each event opens with a musical performance, a nod to the legacy of Massey Hall. The events are streamed online and broadcast on radio by CBC, giving audiences across Canada an opportunity to hear what the artists have to say.

Creative Minds aims to examine the present and imagine our futures through the eyes of artists, celebrating the vitally important role they play in shaping our our lives, our ideas and our world.