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Art in the Spotlight: The posters of Will Munro

Party poster with black text on white background featuring a masculine head wearing a hat

Will Munro, poster for the first Vazaleen, January 21, 2000. From the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives Will Munro Collection.

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Art in the Spotlight: The posters of Will Munro

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 pm

Join Sarah Liss and Luis Jacob in conversation about the artist, activist, community builder, and queer party maker Will Munro. Drawing from the the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives collection of Munro’s posters for events spanning the years 2000-2009, Liss and Jacob will reflect on their friend’s work, life, and legacy. 

Luis Jacob (born in Lima, Peru; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) is an artist whose work destabilizes viewing conventions and invites collisions of meaning. He studied semiotics and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Since his participation in documenta 12, Kassel, 2007, he has achieved an international reputation with exhibitions at venues such as: the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, and the Toronto Biennial of Art (2019); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2018); Museion, Bolzano, Italy (2017) La Biennale de Montréal, 2016; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York City, 2015; Taipei Biennial, 2012; Generali Foundation, Vienna, 2011; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 2010; Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2008; and Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 2008.

Sarah Liss is a writer, editor, journalist, and sometime cultural critic living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in publications including New York, The Grid, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Hazlitt, and The Globe and Mail. She is also the author of Army of Lovers, a collective history of the late artist, activist, and community builder Will Munro, which was published by Coach House Books in 2013. She is currently Editor of Publications & Exhibitions at the AGO.

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