Crossing the Line: A Symposium on Difficult Images

Presented by the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)

February 28, 2013


Schulich School of Business

99 Ian Macdonald Blvd, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3


What is too much for an image to bear and for viewers to bear in turn? Crossing the Line addresses issues of difficult knowledge, difficult histories, and difficult images in a free, public one-day symposium to be held at York University February 28, 2013. The symposium is held in conjunction with the AGYU exhibition Deanna Bowen: Invisible Empires, which looks at the role that the Ku Klux Klan played during the Civil Rights struggles in the United States and its century-long history in Canada.


The format will be a series of individual presentations and open discussion. Speakers include: Deanna Bowen, Alfredo Jaar, Steven Loft, Philip Monk, Kim Simon, and Shawn Michelle Smith.


The symposium is free but requires advance registration at:


On-site registration begins February 28, 9:30 – 10:00 in room W132 Schulich School of Business (opposite AGYU). Symposium begins at 10:00.