Please join us in Directed Studio for a visit from Louie Palu, OCAD Photo grad and Photojournalist – artist. Louie is a celebrated war correspondent and now working in the Arctic.
All are welcome. louiepalu.com
(Toronto) – Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a symposium on the work of renowned Canadian photographic artist Jeff Wall. Titled The Man in the Mirror, the symposium provides an overview and analysis of the major tropes of the artist’s oeuvre as exemplified in his signature work Picture for Women (1979). Accordingly, the subjects addressed in the symposium encompass a broad spectrum, including the use of art-historical and literary references, the representation of women and the male gaze, and the contrast between extreme realism and elaborate artifice, among others.
Programmed by Scott McLeod, The Man in the Mirror consists of two primary components. The first is a lecture presented by Dieter Roelstraete, past member of the curatorial team for Documenta 14 and current curator of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago, and moderated by Sara Knelman, director of Jane Corkin Gallery in Toronto. The second is a round-table discussion that, in addition to Roelstraete and Knelman, features the participation of several local delegates, including Blake Fitzpatrick, chair of the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University; Will Kwan, associate professor at the University of Toronto; and Dot Tuer, professor of art history and humanities at OCAD University. These primary components are supplemented by introductory and concluding remarks by Scott McLeod, as well as opportunities for attendees to engage the delegates in Q&A and to participate in casual conversation during the associated receptions.
The lecture, which is also programmed in conjunction with the Urban Field Speakers Series, will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 7 PM, while the round-table discussion will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 2 PM. Both events will be held at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto.
Admission to the symposium is free for passholders to the Urban Field Speakers Series. Single tickets to the lecture, which also allows free admission to the round-table discussion, are available for $14; special single tickets, discounted for students, seniors and Prefix Photo subscribers, are available for $9. Single tickets to the round-table discussion are available for $5.
Passes to the Urban Field Speakers Series are available in advance or at the door. Please note that single tickets to the lecture or round-table discussion are not available for advance purchase and are only sold at the door. Single tickets ticket sales begin thirty minutes in advance of the event.
Administrative Search: Shortlist for the CHAIR of PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTMAKING & PUBLICATIONS
A public lecture is a significant part of the selection process for new hires and this gives everyone the chance to give feedback to the committee before final decisions are made. Here are the 3 final candidates for a new Chair.
Please attend as many of these lectures as you can and share your thoughts. All are welcome.
Talk/title: Let’s warm up a cool tone: Re-calibrating the fixed Image
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
113 McCaul St., Room 525
Kotama Bouabane is a Laotian born artist and educator. He is a sessional instructor in Photography at OCAD University and holds an MFA in Studio Arts in Photography from Concordia University. Bouabane has shown extensively throughout Canada in notable galleries including Centre A, Vu Photo, Contemporary Calgary, Parisian Laundry and Gallery TPW. He has adjudicated many art juries including the Emerging Artists grant for the Toronto Arts Council and was on the nominating committee for the City of Toronto’s first Photo Laureate. His work has been published in Prefix Photo, Art Papers, Ciel Variable and most recently contributed to The Making of An Archive, initiated by artist Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn. Bouabane has received funding through the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts and will be a visiting artist in residence at Open Studio in 2019/20. He is currently the Co-President of the Board of Directors at Gallery 44 Centre For Contemporary Photography.
Talk/title: Interpreting and re-negotiating history: exploring the third and fourth dimensions within printmaking and photography
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
113 McCaul St., Room 525
Emma Nishimura’s work ranges from traditional etchings and digital prints to sculptural installations. Using diverse media, her work addresses ideas of memory and loss that are rooted within family stories and inherited narratives. Emma received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2013) and her BA from the University of Guelph (2005). Her work is in public and private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Emma is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph. Previously she taught at OCAD University, Sheridan College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the 2018 winner of the Queen Sonja Print Award.
Talk/title: that which has been witnessed
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
113 McCaul St., Room 525 OR 113 McCaul St., Room 512
nichola feldman-kiss is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her research is socially engaged and performative. feldman-kiss’s artworks explore body, citizen, collectivity and hybridity. Her art and technology innovations have been supported by the National Research Council, the Ottawa Hospital Eye Institute, the Canadian Forces and the United Nations. feldman-kiss holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Her artworks have been presented in Canada, the United States, Mexico, India, and Europe. She is an art and technology policy consultant and a former Officer for New Media and Audio at the Canada Council for the Arts.
For the Complete Program: https://ryersonimagecentre.ca/symposium/photography-the-black-box-of-history/
For a text version of this event, visit http://bit.ly/2oreGdO. Please contact us if we can make any accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this event.
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Image: Michael Mitchell, Black Square: Alberta Badlands, Brooks, 1979, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist
Take advantage of this opportunity:
Thursday November 9th In Room 2030 at 6:00pm
Artist talk and portfolio review with
South African Artist Siwa Mgoboza
Siwa will also do meetings with students who come to the talk and sign up for a time slot.
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