Barbara Astman, Artist Talk: Speaking for Herself

photo of Barbara Astman & Rosalie Favell
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Barbara Astman

Artist Talk: Speaking for Herself Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7 PM– 9 PM

Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario

What are the concessions, accommodations, declarations or rebellions made by women-identified artists in response to the biases of the art word? How have these responses changed over the decades? Please join Barbara Astman, Rosalie Favell and other artists from Speaking For Herself exhibition take part in a panel moderated by AGH Senior Curator Tobi Bruce.
  
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Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Hamilton 123 King Street West Hamilton, ON
Website: 
https://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/exhibition/speaking-for-herself/

Artist Talk: Michael Turner - thoughts on practice -

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Michael's talk begins at a fall dinner held at the “recreational residence” of a middle-aged couple who patronize the arts not as venture philanthropists but as quiet no-strings-attached art collecting board members who give generously of their time and, when asked, their expertise (but also their money). On this occasion the couple had placed a number of high circular café tables in what might be called their ballroom. After filling our plates at the buffet table, we gathered at these smaller tables and ate, drank and chatted. The table Michael joined included a private collector, a senior manager at a public gallery and an independent curator -- all of whom Michael is acquainted with, all of whom know him as a writer. The topic of conversation he walked into was the Vancouver Art Gallery’s recently opened Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube exhibition.

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Michael Turner is a writer of fiction, criticism and song based in the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. His books include Hard Core Logo (1993), The Pornographer's Poem (1999), Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs (with Grant Arnold) (2007), 8x10 (2009) and, most recently, 9x11 and other poems like Bird, Nine, x and Eleven (2018), while reviews and features have appeared in magazines and journals such as Art 21, Canadian Art, Mousse and Modern Painters. He has contributed essays to anthologies Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists (Belkin Gallery/MuHKA, 2006), Vancouver Art & Economies (Artspeak, 2007), Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties (Belkin, 2009), and to exhibition catalogues on the work of artists such as Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Brian Jungen and Ken Lum. Curatorial projects include "to show, to give, to make it be there": Expanded Literary Practices in Vancouver, 1954-1969 (SFU Galleries, 2010); Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry (Belkin, 2012), with Scott Watson; A Postcard from Victoria (AGGV, 2013); and Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 (PHG/Satellite, 2015), with Allison Collins. A frequent collaborator, Turner has written scripts with Stan Douglas (Journey into Fear, 2001; Suspiria, 2002), poems with Geoffrey Farmer (Broadsiding, VPL, 2010) and songs with recording artists such as cub, Dream Warriors, Fishbone and Kinnie Starr.

Venue & Address: 
RM 511 at 205 Richmond St. W.
Cost: 
Free
am I thinking what you think I a t in ing?
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Panel Talk: Collaboration as Process

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

Collaboration as Process
Saturday, January 19 at 1 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Panel talk with exhibiting artists Maryanne Casasanta, DaveandJenn and Pejvak (Rouzbeh Akhbari + Felix Kalmenson)
Moderated by Lisa Deanne Smith

Collaboration is the keystone of many of the exhibiting artists’ practices in Onsite Gallery's Winter exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. Taking place at Onsite Gallery, the artists will share their perspective on what collaboration means to them and their practice.

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, coral, humans, insects, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others — including the natural world — as active and reciprocal. The artwork invites you to consider a personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with all living things.

 

Maryanne Casasanta (Toronto, Ontario)
Maryanne Casasanta is an artist educator working in photography, video and performance. Central to her practice is the relationship between art and home, and art and life. Often documented through photos or video, performances of light gestures and subtle interventions propose ways of transforming a routine experience, promoting an active immersion—and reconsideration of—small, ordinary events. Maryanne observes other areas of research such as, process-based learning and art making, co-creation, and movement, which she explores by working alongside artists across a number of fields. She has exhibited widely and her projects have been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Maryanne earned a BFA from OCAD University (Integrated Media, 2005) and holds an MFA from the University of Guelph (2014). She is currently a Master of Education candidate in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning program at the University of Toronto.

DaveandJenn (Calgary, Alberta)
DaveandJenn (David Foy and Jennifer Saleik) have collaborated since 2004. Foy was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1982; Saleik in Velbert, Germany, in 1983. They graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2006, making their first appearance as DaveandJenn in the graduating exhibition. Experimenting with form and materials is an important aspect of their work, which includes painting, sculpture, installation, animation and digital video. Over the years, they have developed a method of painting dense, rich worlds in between multiple layers of resin, slowly building up their final image in a manner that is reminiscent of celluloid animation, collage and Victorian shadow boxes. They have been shortlisted for RBC’s Canadian Painting Competition (2006, 2009), awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Biennial Emerging Artist Award (2010) and longlisted for the Sobey Art Award (2011). Their work can be found in both private and public collections throughout North America, including the Royal Bank of Canada, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Calgary Municipal Collection and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Pevjak — Rouzbeh Akhbari (Tehran, Iran/Toronto, Ontario) and Felix Kalmenson (St. Petersburg, Russia/Toronto, Ontario)
Pejvak (Rouzbeh Akhbari & Felix Kalmenson) is the long-term collaboration between Felix Kalmenson and Rouzbeh Akhbari. Through their multivalent, intuitive approach to research and living, they find themselves in a convergence and entanglement with like-minded collaborators, histories and various geographies.

Rouzbeh Akhbari is an artist working in video installation and film. His practice is research-driven and usually exists at the intersections of political economy, critical architecture, and planning. Through a delicate examination of the violences and intimacies that occur at the boundaries of lived experience and constructed histories, Akhbari uncovers the minutiae of power that organize and regiment the world around us.

Felix Kalmenson is an artist whose practice navigates installation, video and performance. Kalmenson’s work variably narrates the liminal space of a researcher’s and artist’s encounter with landscape and archive. By bearing witness to everyday life, and hardening the more fragile vestiges of private and collective histories through their work, Kalmenson gives themselves away to the cadence of a poem, always in flux.

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

 

Image: DaveandJenn; No Horizons; 2017; polymer clay, acrylic paint, silicon carbide, fibre, wire, acetate and dichoric film; 8.5” x 11.25” x 19.75”. Courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of Glenbow Museum, photo by Owen Melenka.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/panel-talk-collaboration-as-process-tickets-53442108786
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
DaveandJenn; No Horizons; 2017; polymer clay, acrylic paint, silicon carbide, fibre, wire, acetate and dichoric film; 8.5” x 11.

Artist Talk: Abdullah Qureshi

CharBagh (20118), Abdullah Qureshi, mixed and multi-media installation, dimensions variable/exhibited at Uqbar, Berlin
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Abdullah Qureshi is an artist, educator, and cultural producer. Through his research and production, he interrogates ways that queerness and resistance manifest within Muslim contexts. Qureshi’s work has been exhibited internationally, and he has held numerous positions at cultural and educational institutions including British Council and the National College of Arts, Lahore. In 2017, Qureshi received the Art and International Cooperation fellowship at Zurich University of the Arts and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University in Finland and Research Fellow at the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research, Boston.

This talk presents an overview of Qureshi's practice, and he will share selected curatorial projects, along with his on-going doctoral research on LGBTIQ Muslim Migrants in Finland.

Presented by the Cotnemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Program (CADN)

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University RHA 511, 205 Richmond St. W.
Cost: 
Free

The Verbal and the Visual

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Verbal and the Visual
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Peggy Gale and Francesca Valente
Bill Burns, Barry Callaghan, Carlo Cesta, Gary Michael Dault, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Francesca Vivenza

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 2018.

 

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Image: Barry Callaghan, Off the Wall Horseman, 2015, mixed media, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Barry Callaghan, Off the Wall Horseman, 2015, mixed media, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Photography in the Third Millennium

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Photography in the Third Millennium
Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Marc Glassman and Francesca Valente
Edward Burtynsky, Suzy Lake, Rita Leistner, John Oswald, Vincenzo Pietropaolo

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 2018.

 

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Image: Suzy Lake, Thin Magenta Line, archival ink print, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Suzy Lake, Thin Magenta Line, archival ink print, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Central and Eastern Canada: A Cultural Laboratory

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Central and Eastern Canada: A Cultural Laboratory
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Murray Whyte and Francesca Valente
Bonnie Devine, nichola feldman-kiss, Vera Frenkel, Jamelie Hassan, Graeme Patterson, Lisa Steele

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 2018.

 

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Image: Bonnie Devine; Royal Proclamation; 2015; graphite, ink, cotton, thread and glass beads on paper; 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Bonnie Devine; Royal Proclamation; 2015; graphite, ink, cotton, thread and glass beads on paper; 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luc

The Intergenerational Path

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Intergenerational Path
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Peggy Gale and Francesca Valente 
Informal talks by: Miles Gertler, Erin Loree, Brendon McNaughton, Henrjeta Mece, Andrew Owen

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 2018.

 

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Image: Erin Loree, Passage, 2016, oil on canvas, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Erin Loree, Passage, 2016, oil on canvas, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

RESCHEDULED -- eL Seed Talk

Artist Talk featuring eL Seed, French-Tunisian artist who has exhibited in public spaces, galleries and institutions around the world.

Cartography Between Art, Science & Politics

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Cartography Between Art, Science & Politics
Public talk by Philippe Rekacewicz

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W.

 

Free

 

Cartography Between Art, Science and Politics: an open door to manipulation or a tool for resisting power?

There is no such thing as an innocent map...

A fusion of disciplines: cartography has since long been torn between science and art. Both scientists and artists have claimed ownership of the discipline. This dispute will never been solved because of the very complexity of what a map really is: it uses data that has to be handled scientifically, it uses forms, colours, movements, in other words "artistic means" and so the same material has to be also handled artistically and aesthetically. All together, to produce a vision of the world as seen by the cartographer — an image which represents a specific position i.e. the way the cartographers sees, understands and interprets the world. In this respect, the map is fundamentally a political object.

It certainly has nothing to do with Reality, the Truth. This dynamic is an open door to manipulation and the use of the cartographic image as a propaganda tool, both from the dictator’s point of view as well as that of the activist. The map is a dialogue between reality and imaginary, taken in consideration that what is represented on a map has its roots in the reality, but like a fictional movie, it is deeply romanticized. It never represents reality, only the way we interpret it. The map is therefore an intellectual construction.

Philippe Rekacewicz is a cartographer and information designer. After completing his training as a geographer at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, he worked from 1988 to 2014 as a permanent staff for the monthly journal Le Monde Diplomatique. He concurrently directed, from 1996 to 2008, the Norwegian cartographic unity of the United Nations Programme for Environment (UNEP), the GRID-Arendal. A specialist in Geopolitics and International Relations, he addresses especially topics linked to migrations, refugees and populations’ forced displacements, as well as frontiers. He works at present on several socio-cartographic projects (public and private spaces, perception and representation of frontiers) and explores the links between cartography, art and politics, like the art’s contributions on maps’ production and the political uses of maps as objects of propaganda and manipulation. He also leads a research on the “new cartographic writings” and the emergency of radical, critical and experimental cartographies. Since 2006, he attends project of artistic mappings and political art in several European countries. He is associate researcher at the departement of Anthropology of the University of Helsinki (programme Crosslocation – Trade, Transit and Transport). He is the current editor of the research blog on mapping and visualizing Visionscarto http://visionscarto.net/

 

Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Featuring work by Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz and Visualizing Impact.

Exhibition runs July 11 to September 29, 2018.

 

Support
Diagrams of Power is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, OCAD University's Office of the Faculty of Design, Public Visualization Lab, Nexus Investments, Multi Touch Digital and Microsoft.

Diagram of Power's public workshops and research engagement events is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/166264800904463/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Philippe Rekacewicz public talk

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