Habitat Conversations: Felicity Tayler



In conjunction with Luis Jacob’s exhibition Habitat, Gallery TPW commissioned three short texts in response to the artist’s explorations of place-making, the visual regimes of the city, and the force of photographs.

This is the first of three in a series of Saturday-afternoon discussions based on these commissioned texts. Each session will begin with time to read together, followed by conversation with guest facilitators.

Text by Felicity Tayler, facilitated by Tayler and Luis Jacob

Felicity Tayler’s short graphic novella weaves together references to the representations of Toronto in Jacob’s work Sightlines, ongoing conversations with the artist, and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s explanations of social space.

Felicity Tayler is a Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Art at the University of Toronto. She has previously worked as an artist and librarian. Her recent writings include articles in the Journal of Canadian Art History and C Magazine and a series of essays in The Grey Guide to Artist-Run Publishing and Circulation (ARCA, 2017). www.atthetime.ca