La nuit des idées: About Time

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
National Gallery of Canada Scotiabank Great Hall
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

About Time

Developed in France and now held worldwide, La nuit des idées features public conversation in which guest experts, researchers, artists and members of the general public explore the major issues of our time.

This is the third Nuit des idées event in Ottawa, and the second hosted by the National Gallery of Canada. This year’s panelists engage with the theme of Time from a variety of viewpoints. The event relates to the NGC’s Canadian and Indigenous galleries, and the Gallery’s special exhibition of international contemporary Indigenous art, Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel. The conversation will centre around perceptions and conceptions of time, the experience of time, and time in contemporary art.

In English and French with simultaneous interpretation

Please register here for free:



6 pm: Panel 1 (in French): Caroline Monnet and Sylvie Poirier

7 pm: Break: DJ Jon Deck, Spotlight Talks, $7 food menu at 7 Tapas Bar

8 pm: Panel 2 (in English): Jordan Bennett, Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow and Ira Wagman


Free ** with special extended hours of Àbadakone| Continuous Fire | Feu continuel **.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the French Embassy in Canada.


Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:00 pm 9:00 pm
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