Downtime: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Artists Janet Cardiff in a green jacket and George Bures MIller in a black puffer jacket, standing in a field with a hill behind them.

Photo by Zev Tiefenbach

Please note the new date for this event: June 16, 2 pm


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Downtime: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Tuesday June 16, 2 pm

Join the AGO and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) as they collaborate on a series of conversations with writers and artists on boredom, distraction, escapism and dreaming.‌

This week renowned Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller will be in conversation with Adelina Vlas, AGO Associate Curator, Contemporary Art.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are known for their immersive multimedia sound installations and audio and video walks. They have recently shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico (2019); Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2018); 21st Century Museum, Kanazawa, Japan (2017); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017); ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark (2015); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2015); Menil Collection, Houston (2015); 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2013); and Documenta 13, Kassel (2012). In 2011 they received Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize, and in 2001, represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale , for which they received the Premio Speciale and the Benesse Prize.

Janet and George live and work in British Columbia, Canada.

Prior to joining the AGO in 2014, Adelina Vlas held curatorial positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada, where she concentrated on permanent collection displays and special exhibitions. She holds a Master’s Degree in curating contemporary art from the Royal College of Art, a Master’s Degree in art history from York University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from McGill University. Vlas’s area of specialty is post-war contemporary art with a focus on conceptual and time-based media practices. 


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Downtime: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller


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