DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art presents a lecture by Lewis Hyde with special guest Robin McKenna.
Presented in conjunction with DHC/ART’s 10th anniversary exhibition L’OFFRE, American author Lewis Hyde will discuss his book The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, followed by a conversation with Montreal filmmaker Robin McKenna around her upcoming documentary, entitled GIFT. The conversation will include exclusive clips from the film. The event will conclude with a Q&A by curator Cheryl Sim.
By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. Inspired by Hyde’s book, Robin McKenna’s GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. A rich and cinematic character-driven documentary, taking us inside real-life gift economies, the film is a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.
This event will be in English. Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.