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Month: March 2016 (page 1 of 3)

CROS 3003: Summer Residency Course with April Hickox

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CROS-3003 GIBRALTAR POINT: A Living Lab, an artist residency on the Island May 17 to June 3, 2016

Students taking this course will live and work for one week at the Artscape Gibraltar Point Arts Centre, located in the Toronto Island Park, 230 hectares of unique and diverse Carolinean forest, with a community of 750 residents, located minutes from downtown Toronto by boat. (Please Note: there is an additional fee for your accommodations at Gibraltar.)

Students interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity should come to the Information Session on Wed, April 6 at 12 NOON in Room 258

For more information Email: April Hickox, Course Leader aprilhickox@gmail.com

Esther Choi at MoMA

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An Evening with Assemble

London-based architecture collective Assemble has emerged as one of the most unorthodox and innovative practices of recent times. As recipients of the prestigious Turner Prize in 2015, their socially engaged projects have garnered attention from the fields of art and architecture alike.

Join us for a timely and compelling conversation about Assemble’s enterprising strategies, alternative approaches to building, and spatial tactics for social activism.

Panelists include: Fran Edgerley and Paloma Strelitz (Assemble); William Menking (Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper), Michael Meredith (Partner, MOS Architects), Esther Choi (Assistant Professor, OCAD University), Martino Stierli (The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA), and Sean Anderson (Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA).

March 28, 2016, 6:30-8:00pm
The Celeste Bartos Theatre
4 W 54th Street
RSVP required

Please use the entrance at The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54 Street.

RSVP to adevents@moma.org : Space is limited, and RSVP is required.

This event is co-sponsored by OCAD University, Toronto, Office of the President.

https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/1977?locale=en

 Esther Choi is an architectural historian whose research interests center on the entanglements between architecture and the sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the intersections between artistic and architectural movements throughout the twentieth century.

Though based in New York, she has been an assistant professor at OCAD University in Toronto since 2008. She is currently completing a joint Ph.D. at Princeton University in the Department of Architecture and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities. Choi received a MDes (History and Theory) from Harvard Graduate School of Design, M.F.A. from Concordia University, and B.F.A. from Ryerson University.

Her writing has appeared in publications such as Architectural Review and Art Papers, as well as exhibition catalogues such as Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia(Walker Art Centre, 2015). She is the coeditor of Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else (MIT Press, 2010) and the forthcoming volume, Architecture Is All Over (2015).

Choi’s work has been supported by The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Society for Architectural Historians, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Princeton University, Harvard University, and Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada, among others.

EXTENDED ACCESS IS HERE!

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Come in and finish up those upcoming assignments over your weekend!
 Take advantage of the extended hours!

 

DUE TODAY: Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship

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Aimia AGO Photography Prize websitehttps://www.aimiaagophotographyprize.com/scholarship

2016 Applicationhttp://artmatters.ca/wp/aimia-ago-photography-prize-scholarship-form/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize/

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/aimiaagoprize

Peter Sramek: Project 31

Photo Faculty and cutting-edge educator, Peter Sramek, is directing Project 31’s auction proceeds from his work to student travel for the Photography International Collaboration Studio.

Peter Sramek, Inari Shrine, Otoyo-jinja, Kyoto, Archival pigment print, edition 2 of 5 2015, 30” x 34” Courtesy of the artist. Estimate: $1,500

Peter Sramek, Inari Shrine, Otoyo-jinja, Kyoto, Archival pigment print, edition 2 of 5 2015, 30” x 34” Courtesy of the artist. Estimate: $1,500

As the deity of foxes as well as agriculture, fertility, prosperity and success, Inari shrines are important Shinto sites which are found throughout Japan. This particular shrine is part of the Otoyo-jinja which is dedicated to various animal deities especially mice. The shrine is located on the eastern ridge overlooking Kyoto among the shrines and temples found along the Philosopher’s Walk. Not seen in this view are the beautiful stone animal carvings which ank the individual shrines.

This photograph was made when leading a group of OCAD U students to Japan for an exhibition at the Osaka University of Arts.

Peter has taught photography at OCAD since 1976 during which time he has also taken on a number of roles in Faculty of Art including Acting Dean of Faculty of Art, Chair of Photography and of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices, as well as a Co-ordinator for the Florence Off-Campus Studies Program for multiple sessions.

He is currently the Chair of the Mobility Exchange/Advisory Committee and is leading the development of the International Art Collaborations network (INTAC).

A founding member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Peter carries on an active practice in both photography and book arts which encompasses film-based and digital. View more of Peter’s artwork on LensCulture.

 

The live auction is happening TONIGHT!

Thursday, March 24, 2016
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Reception & Silent Auction: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Catalogue Preview

Nicholas Pye: Project 31

Photo Faculty and OCAD U Alumni, Nicholas Pye, is directing Project 31’s auction proceeds from his work to fourth-year awards for Photography students.

Nicholas Pye, Sopori c Form, Archival pigment print, edition 2 of 5 2014-2015, 40” x 60” Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary Estimate: $8,000

Nicholas Pye, Sopori c Form, Archival pigment print, edition 2 of 5 2014-2015, 40” x 60” Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary Estimate: $8,000

Patience, observation, performance; In Rise and Fall I study and intervene with light, architecture, and lens.  Through occupying these spaces, my intention was to create still photographs rooted in duration.  These works manifest themselves through both the performativity of light and the performativity of the figure – each treated as equal subjects.  The selection process for the environments photographed was done after spending much time in each physical space, watching and experiencing distinctive change to the quality of light at various periods of the day and night.  Within these considered spaces, performances where enacted as a response with the intention to echo the type of affect and physical charge each space conjured.  By embodying these spaces for the lens, I create works that reflect the psychological nature between presence and absence. This is realized through the representation of what the light reveals in the frame, what darkness obscures, and by how much the figure wittingly divulges for us.

Nicholas maintains an active art practice both independently and collaboratively. His interests integrate performance, cinema, installation and large format still photography.

To view more of his work, check out:

www.nicholaspye.com 

www.nickandsheila.com 

Instagram & Vimeo 

 

The live auction happens on:

Thursday, March 24, 2016
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Reception & Silent Auction: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Catalogue preview

Simon Glass: Project 31

Photo Faculty, Simon Glass, is directing Project 31’s auction proceeds from his work to fourth-year awards for Photography students.

Simon Glass, Sunset, Metzuqeh Dragot Giclée print, artist’s proof 2008, 24” x 30” Courtesy of the artist Estimate: $1,600

Simon Glass, Sunset, Metzuqeh Dragot Giclée print, artist’s proof 2008, 24” x 30” Courtesy of the artist Estimate: $1,600

This photograph was taken in 2008 at the edge of the Judean Desert. It was inspired by a short text from
the Book of Jeremiah in which the prophet sees birds eeing and the skies darkening. The lighter sections of the image were shot about 20 minutes before sunset, and the darker section about 20 minutes after sunset.

In his artistic practice, archival and original photographic imagery is combined with mystical, biblical and liturgical Hebrew. Recently, his work has gravitated toward installation and examines prophecy in the context of the possibilities and impossibilities of translation, the philosophy of language and the conflation of future and past.

Simon is currently an Artist in Residence at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

The live auction will happen:

Thursday, March 24, 2016
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Reception & Silent Auction: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Jennifer Long: Project 31

Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices, Jennifer Long is directing Project 31‘s auction proceeds from her work to the Photography Program Special Projects Fund.

Jennifer Long, Untitled, series Intertwine,Wood burn/laser rastering, artist proof 2015, 42” x 30” Courtesy of the artist Estimate: $2,000

Jennifer Long, Untitled, series Intertwine,Wood burn/laser rastering, artist proof 2015, 42” x 30”
Courtesy of the artist. Estimate: $2,000

Jennifer Long’s interest in the experiences of women, and the limited representations in which they are depicted, spurs her practice and forms a lineage from her earliest work through to her current series, Intertwine. Long’s artistic practice explores issues of doubt, vulnerability, perceived ideals, and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships.

These lens-based works draw inspiration from the quiet moments and rituals of everyday life. The resulting artworks deal with themes ranging from community to motherhood from a Feminist perspective. Intertwine expands her interest in themes of family and acknowledging the multitude of experiences within parenting.

“For the past fifteen years, my artistic practice has explored issues of doubt, vulnerability, perceived ideals, and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships.  Working with constructed narratives and a Feminist lens I describe the emotions and quiet moments of everyday life.  Touch, gesture and gaze all play significant roles as conduits of conscious and unconscious modes of communication.”

 

The live auction will happen:

Thursday, March 24, 2016
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Reception & Silent Auction: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Catalogue preview

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