Sunday, 18 January 2015
In collaboration with VILLA Toronto, this salon will feature excerpts from Albert Camus’s The First Man and W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn as selected by Iris Häussler.
Iris Häussler in attendance.
As part of VILLA Toronto, Iris Häussler will be presenting the Foundation Joseph Wagenbach. On display will be a selection of his sculptures cast in bronze. Wagenbach (b. 1929), was a German immigrant who moved to Canada in 1962. His oeuvre became publicly known in 2006 when Häussler organized guided tours through the house had occupied since arriving in Canada, where his obsessive sculptural production was under assessment. Wagenbach, recovering from a major stroke, lived afterwards in various retirement homes and finally became a tenant in Häussler’s basement apartment. He disappeared traceless in 2009.
As selected by Häussler, the readings for this salon explore transition and migration as a study of an artist’s mind.
Iris Häussler was born in Germany and trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Häussler’s work has been shown at exhibitions internationally. Häussler was a stipendiary of the Kunstfonds (Bonn) and won the Karl Hofer Prize 1999 (Berlin). Since her immigration to Canada she received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery.
Special thanks to the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto for their ongoing support of this project and the VILLA Toronto for hosting this salon.