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Jennifer Long to speak on panel at Glasgow School of Art

Congratulations to Jennifer Long who speaking at a panel at the Glasgow School of Art on April 25th!

 

The symposium is a contribution to the appreciation of the current Franki Raffles exhibition Observing Women at Work at Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 4 March – 27 April 2017.

 

A series of panels will take place at the Glasgow School of Art on April 25th, 11am-4pm, titled ‘Assessing the legacy and impact of Feminist photographer Franki Raffles.’

 

 

This symposium will draw on the Franki Raffles Research project to look in depth at Raffles’ work from 1981 until her death in 1994. There will be papers that outline the initiatives leading to the current exhibition and charting how it was planned. Raffles died suddenly and unexpectedly and without the chance for her to select and organise her work for future preservation. For twenty years, her photographic practice has been largely forgotten and unkown. This symposium will consider the legacy of her work, in Scotland and in other countries, examine how the central themes of her practice are relevant to women and photography today.

It grapples questions such as:

What are the lessons for contemporary feminist and social documentary photographic practice, archive collections and exhibition curation from this work now over 20 years old?

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Jennifer Long will be speaking on a panel titled ‘WildFires: creating an ecology for women’s practice in Scotland today.’ 

Wildfires is the Womens Photography Network in Scotland, which you can read more about here.

 

Congratulations Jenn, and safe travels!

Barbara Astman at the National Gallery of Canada

Right side image: Barbara Coming...Barbara Going , c.1973 © Barbara Astman

Right side image: Barbara Coming…Barbara Going, c.1973 © Barbara Astman

Congratulations to Barbara Astman for her inclusion in the exhibition Photography in Canada: 1960–2000 at the National Gallery of Canada! Her work is a part of the Social Commentary/Feminism/Gender section. The show was organized by the Canadian Photography Institute.

Where: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
When: April 7th – September 17th, 2017
More Info: Photography in Canada: 1960-2000

Exhibition catalogues are available for purchase here.

Congratulations Peter Sramek – Paris After Marville App

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Congrats to Peter Sramek on launching version 2.2 of Paris After Marville  in the Apple App Store!   The new version,$3.99 CAD, solves an issue that blocked starting-up without a WiFI connection (thanks to Aquafadas’ constantly improving compiler) and a few navigation improvements that make the user interface more intuitive.

Project 31 – Thank you!

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Thanks to the Project 31 organizing committee, the generous artists who donated artwork and the  eager bidders who came out on Wednesday night to support the OCAD U community!  

The Photography Program would like to extend an extra special thank you to:

Kotama Bouabane, Acacia Johnson, Hugh Martin, & Tek Yang  who are directing the auction proceeds from their work to the Photography Special Projects Fund, which supports guest lecturer visits, special workshops, events, and residency programs, enriching student experience and professional opportunities.

April Hickox is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Living Laboratory at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point. This unique course includes a one week residency where OCAD U students collaborate to produce site-specific artworks and design solutions in the environment of the Toronto Islands.

Peter Sramek is directing the auction proceeds from his work to student travel for the Photography International Collaboration Studio; providing third & fourth year students the opportunity to collaborate with various universities around the world, creating artworks and new networks.

Kotama Bouabane in Calgary!

Kotama Bouabane. NYC, China. 2011. C-Print 36"x24"

Kotama Bouabane. NYC, China. 2011. C-Print 36″x24″

When Form Becomes Attitude at Contemporary Calgary

117 8TH AVE SW . CALGARY, CANADA
Curated by Noa Bronstein
Main & Tall Gallery, March 16 – July 30, 2016

 What is the political life of a building, place or historic marker? When Form Becomes Attitude points towards this question in considering the role of monuments or concepts around monumentality in constructing cities, nations and ideologies. Featuring artworks by Maria Flawia LitwinBear WitnessKotama Bouabane (OCAD U Photo Alumni & Faculty)Morehshin AllahyariChristian JankowskiIsabelle Hayeur, Babak Golkar, and Shelagh Keeley the exhibition reflects on the negotiated intersections of design and power in which monuments are materialized. When Form Becomes Attitude also emphasizes how state-building relates to city-building, while tracing how monuments speak to the mechanisms of architectural memory. In many contexts, monuments are constructed representations of nationalism and political posturing. The artworks in this exhibition, however, raise further questions around how monuments can serve as architectural or materialized devices of resistance, performance and subversion.

 When Form Becomes Attitude further addresses ideas around posterity in our built environment and how a nation’s official representation of itself, in the case of state sponsored monuments, prompts larger negotiations surrounding the rendering of nationalism. Equally, or perhaps more importantly, the artists within this exhibition carefully mine around and between these official renderings as a way to consider the speculative use or abuse of monuments as agents of power, politicking, gentrification, geopolitics and globalization.

March 18, 2017 – 1:00 PM

Panel Discussion / When Form Becomes Attitude
Lecture // STEPHEN AVENUE LOCATION

Join Guest Curator, Noa Bronstein, and artists Kotama Bouabane, Maria Litwin, and Babak Golkar while they discuss the role of monuments and concepts around monumentality in constructing cities, nations and ideologies.

http://www.contemporarycalgary.com/whats-on/utopia-factory

Napier, OCAD and Ryerson Universities collaborate:

Photo by Ava Cochrane, A Chair for My Mother, 2017

Photo by Ava Cochrane, A Chair for My Mother, 2017

Please join us on International Women’s day, Wed, March 8th, from 5-7pm for the opening of the Gender & The Lens exhibition at:

Ada Slaight Student Gallery, OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, 2nd floor (North side)
Wheelchair accessible

Artists Include: Maddie AlexanderYuling ChenClea Christakos-GeeAva CochraneMara Gajic, Antonio GiacchettiRaelene GiffinAshley HiltzJesse King,  Morgan Sears WilliamsMichael SeleskiFarihah ShahAlia Youssef Curated by Jennifer Long and Clare Samuel

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L to R:  Farihah Shah, Laden Hands, 2017, Michael Seleski, Spectrum, 2016, Alia Youssef, Rayhanah, 2016

The exhibit runs from Mon, March 6 to Sat, March 11 and showcases artworks by feminist-minded students and recent graduates from Ryerson and OCAD University whose artwork explores themes of gender through lens-based mediums.  Within this installation is a slideshow entitled When The Light Shifts, by members of WildFires: Women Photographers Network in Scotland.  This initiative is part of an  ongoing series of research and networking events  between Napier (Edinburgh) University,  Ryerson University and OCAD University that focus on gender and photography.  

Photos left to right: Ashley Hiltz, selections from A Woman's Guide manual, 2016, Clea Christakos-Gee, Alexandra Rose, 2016

L to R: Ashley Hiltz, selection from A Woman’s Guide manual, 2016, Clea Christakos-Gee, Alexandra Rose, 2016

In Fall 2016, a collaboration was formed through faculty members Mary-Ann Kennedy (Napier University), Jennifer Long (OCAD University), Katherine Parhar (Napier University) and Clare Samuel (Ryerson & OCAD University). With a focus on research and creating networks to explore current trends in gender and photography, we began piloting projects in Edinburgh and Toronto with the goal of sharing information and providing opportunities for art creation and dialogue.  The Gender & The Lens exhibition is the first public presentation of this network and in May 2017, we begin our first collaborative project, Create & Converse.  This research hub will be an online platform dedicated to artworks and dialogue by lens-based artists exploring themes related to gender.

Photos left to right: Yuling Chen, still from Adios, Catalonia, 2016, Morgan Sears Williams, still from Stop, 2017

L to R : Yuling Chen, still from Adios, Catalonia, 2016, Morgan Sears Williams, still from Stop, 2017

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L to R:  Raelene Giffin, Gatherer, 2016, Mara Gajic, Untitled, from The Room series, 2014

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Maddie Alexander, Antonio Giacchetti, & Jesse King, still from Interaction, 2016

 

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April Hickox Presents…

April Hickox, 2016

April Hickox, 2016

Please join us for the Faculty of Art Sabbatical Presentations on:

Tuesday February 28th, 2017, 12:00 –2:00 pm
OCAD U, 100 McCaul,  r
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From 12-12:30, Photography faculty April Hickox will be speaking about her 2015-2016 leave and the many projects that kept her busy during that time!  Following April’s presentation, learn what amazing things  Simone Jones and Claire Brunet on their sabbatical!

Bio: April Hickox is a lens based artist, teacher and independent curator who lives on Toronto Islands. She has been producing for over 35 years, her work includes photography, film, video and installation works. April’s work is based in narratives, the passage from one experience, to another in the life process encompassing history, memory, and site. She has been supported by all levels of funding throughout her career and has exhibited nationally and internationally. An active community leader, the founding director of Gallery 44 Center For Contemporary Photography, and a founding member of Tenth Muse Studio, and Artscape.

https://www.lensculture.com/search/projects?q=april+hickox

https://vimeo.com/aprilhickox

Instagram: aprilhickox

Nominate a Faculty Member

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It’s time to celebrate excellence!  If a faculty inspired you, consider nominating them for a 2017 Teaching Excellence Award! Nominations are now open with a deadline of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

THE 2017 TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 The Price and Non-Tenured Teaching Awards are given to recognize outstanding teaching at OCAD University. Both awards are intended to underscore the ways that OCAD U values innovation and excellence in the classroom and studio. They are also one way that we recognize and celebrate excellence in teaching and research. The Price Award is given in memory of Mamie and JH Price, and the Non-Tenured Award is sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President, Academic.

1.    Price Award for Excellence in Teaching – $2000 prize for Tenure or Tenure-Track Faculty

2.    Non-Tenured Award for Excellence in Teaching $2000 prize for CLTA, Continuing, TIS and Sessional Faculty

For more information and to nominate a faculty who has made a difference to student learning, click the link below. Your nominee will be considered for the award for which they are eligible:

http://www.ocadu.ca/about/governance/VP-academic-and-provost/teaching_excellence_awards_2017.htm

 THE 2017 FACULTY AND SPECIALIZED TEACHING AWARDS

The Faculty and Specialized Teaching Awards are given to recognize the best teaching in specific categories at OCAD University. The awards highlight the contributions of individuals that work in areas of teaching and learning that are integral to student success and may otherwise go unheralded.

3.    Inspired Teaching Awards

4.    Faculty Teaching Awards

5.    BLG Faculty Equity Award

For more information and to nominate, click the link below: 

http://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre/teaching-awards.htm

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