Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series: Emily Jacir


The Faculty of Art at OCAD University is pleased to co-sponsor Emily Jacir’s Artist Talk with the Toronto Palestinian Film Festival

 
DateThursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:00pm

Location

Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Presented by the Faculty of Art

Journalist Kaelen Wilson-Goldie has observed that “[t]he strength of Jacir’s work lies in her combination of opposites, seamlessly exchanging the sublime and the banal, the sentimental and the cynical, the spontaneous and the studious, the poetic and the political within a single piece.” Emily Jacir achieves her consistently groundbreaking work through a diverse range of media and strategies including film, photography, social interventions, installation, performance, video, writing and sound. Jacir has shown extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East since 1994. Solo exhibitions include Beirut Art Center (2010), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009), Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen (2008). Jacir participated in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); the 51st (2005), 52nd (2007), 53rd (2009), 54th (2011) and 55th (2013) Biennale di Venezia; the 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006); Sharjah Biennale 7 (2005); and the 8th Istanbul Biennale (2003). Awards include a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); a Prince Claus Awards from the Prince Claus Fund in the Hague (2007); the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum (2008); and the Alpert Award (2011) from the Herb Alpert Foundation. In addition to these awards, Jacir has two monographs devoted to her work and has served on prestigious international juries. She is a professor at the vanguard International Academy of Art in Palestine. She currently lives around the Mediterranean.

The Faculty of Art at OCAD University is pleased to co-sponsor Emily Jacir’s Artist Talk with the Toronto Palestinian Film Festival. Conceived in 2008, TPFF uses cinema and art to explore the extraordinary narratives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora. The films examine a wide array of topics from a unique and under-represented Palestinian perspective, and highlight the dynamism of Palestinian culture. TPFF also hosts other cultural events before and during the festival including art exhibitions, musical performances, outdoor film screenings, culinary events and discussion panels.

The 6th annual TPFF is happening September 28 to October 4, 2013. For more information visit www.tpff.ca.

About Kym Pruesse
“Kym [Pruesse] was complex, complicated and often challenged those around her to think profoundly and creatively.” — The Globe and Mail, December 8, 2010

An artist, educator, writer and theorist, Kym Pruesse is celebrated as an expert in popular culture, art and design history, visual activism, art criticism and curatorial practice. A part of the OCAD U community since 1994, Kym taught courses in media and cultural studies, contemporary theory, women in art, art criticism, popular culture and studio. She believed in a cross-disciplinary perspective and taught in both the Faculty of Art and the Faculty of Liberal Studies at OCAD U. She passed away suddenly in June, 2009. The Art Creates Change series commemorates Kym’s work at OCAD U, as well as her contribution to the Toronto art community.

The Kym Pruesse Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student in excellent standing who shows a demonstrated interest in curatorial practice, art and design activism and/or popular culture. If you would like to make a donation in support of the scholarship, please contact Development & Alumni Relations at 416-977-6000 Ext. 481.

Emily Jacir
embrace 2005
steel, aluminum, rubber, motor, motion sensor
179 cm in diameter
photo: Stefan Rohner
© Emily Jacir, courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York

 

Free

 

DateThursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:00pm

Website Location

Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is inviting all students who identify as creative women* entrepreneurs in design to join us for a dinner as part of our Good w/ Food dinner series, which brings together OCAD students, alumni, and broader professional communities over food.
Learn the basics of softcover bookbinding to give your zines and publications a handmade touch! 
The future presents new challenges and opportunities for design. Those who manage design must equip themselves to confront rapid change on all fronts – economic, environmental, and social. Research and practice must increasingly collaborate to keep pace with the needs of today and the future. 
The OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program (CPIR) is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. Join us for an introductory talk with CPIR Liz Irkiriko.  
Join our top graduate students for a TED Talk Social
Join Tom Barker for a curatorial tour of CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists, curators and designers.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Come with your patience, leave with a handmade book! 
Emily Jacir, embrace, 2005, photo by Stefan Rohner, courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:00pm

Presented by the Faculty of Art

Journalist Kaelen Wilson-Goldie has observed that “[t]he strength of Jacir’s work lies in her combination of opposites, seamlessly exchanging the sublime and the banal, the sentimental and the cynical, the spontaneous and the studious, the poetic and the political within a single piece.” Emily Jacir achieves her consistently groundbreaking work through a diverse range of media and strategies including film, photography, social interventions, installation, performance, video, writing and sound. Jacir has shown extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East since 1994. Solo exhibitions include Beirut Art Center (2010), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009), Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen (2008). Jacir participated in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); the 51st (2005), 52nd (2007), 53rd (2009), 54th (2011) and 55th (2013) Biennale di Venezia; the 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006); Sharjah Biennale 7 (2005); and the 8th Istanbul Biennale (2003). Awards include a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); a Prince Claus Awards from the Prince Claus Fund in the Hague (2007); the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum (2008); and the Alpert Award (2011) from the Herb Alpert Foundation. In addition to these awards, Jacir has two monographs devoted to her work and has served on prestigious international juries. She is a professor at the vanguard International Academy of Art in Palestine. She currently lives around the Mediterranean.

The Faculty of Art at OCAD University is pleased to co-sponsor Emily Jacir’s Artist Talk with the Toronto Palestinian Film Festival. Conceived in 2008, TPFF uses cinema and art to explore the extraordinary narratives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora. The films examine a wide array of topics from a unique and under-represented Palestinian perspective, and highlight the dynamism of Palestinian culture. TPFF also hosts other cultural events before and during the festival including art exhibitions, musical performances, outdoor film screenings, culinary events and discussion panels.

The 6th annual TPFF is happening September 28 to October 4, 2013. For more information visit www.tpff.ca.

About Kym Pruesse
“Kym [Pruesse] was complex, complicated and often challenged those around her to think profoundly and creatively.” — The Globe and Mail, December 8, 2010

An artist, educator, writer and theorist, Kym Pruesse is celebrated as an expert in popular culture, art and design history, visual activism, art criticism and curatorial practice. A part of the OCAD U community since 1994, Kym taught courses in media and cultural studies, contemporary theory, women in art, art criticism, popular culture and studio. She believed in a cross-disciplinary perspective and taught in both the Faculty of Art and the Faculty of Liberal Studies at OCAD U. She passed away suddenly in June, 2009. The Art Creates Change series commemorates Kym’s work at OCAD U, as well as her contribution to the Toronto art community.

The Kym Pruesse Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student in excellent standing who shows a demonstrated interest in curatorial practice, art and design activism and/or popular culture. If you would like to make a donation in support of the scholarship, please contact Development & Alumni Relations at 416-977-6000 Ext. 481.

Emily Jacir
embrace 2005
steel, aluminum, rubber, motor, motion sensor
179 cm in diameter
photo: Stefan Rohner
© Emily Jacir, courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Ignite Imagination - The Campaign for OCAD U

Please be advised that OCAD U hosted events may be documented through photographs and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes. By participating in our events, both on campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD University to document and use your image and likeness. However, if you do not want us to use a photo or video of you or your child, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event. You’re also welcome to get in touch with OCAD University’s Marketing & Communications office: communications@ocadu.ca.

Be mindful of those in our community who have scent sensitivities; please help OCAD U maintain a healthy, scent-free campus.