Canadian Visual Culture? (Vol. 1)

CVC Panel
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 11:30pm

Today many believe that globalization is making the nation-state obsolete. But is it? Michael Adams’ research suggests that Canadian culture is distinct from that of the USA in its values. Could we assume then that different values have given rise to a different visual culture? If Canada has a distinct culture, what typifies it? How would we study it?

Michael Adams is the founder of Environica Research, a polling firm, and the best-selling author of several books, including Sex in the Snow and Fire and Ice.

Yam Lau is Assistant Professor of painting at York University. He has written criticism, curated exhibitions, and has recently exhibited His work is represented by the Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto and Yuanfen New Media Art Space in Beijing.

Mark Cheetham is Professor of Art History at the University of Toronto. He has curated two exhibitions, and is the author of Abstract Art Against Autonomy, Remembering Postmodernism: Trends in Recent Canadian Art, as well as a book on Alex Colville.

Lisa Rochon is the architecture critic for The Globe and Mail, and author of Up North: Where Canada’s Architecture Meets the Land.

Panel Moderator: Andy Patton, artist, curator, OCAD faculty member.

Venue & Address: 
Rm 7104, OCAD Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St West, Toronto, Ontario

Convergence - South

William Lyon Mackenzie at Yonge and Dundas, animation still, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with work by faculty member, Rae Johnson

Art Science Collective Canada

Elizabeth Greisman - Toronto, Canada
Rae Johnson - Toronto, Canada
Lynn Connell - Toronto, Canada

Art, science and history of Toronto converge with the interpretation, synergy and light of multidisciplinary artists. Architectural details, the printed word, personal histories of the inhabitants of Mackenzie Museum and Bond Street create a stunning convergence for audiences who walk the modern day and historic paths of intensely urbane, alive yet hidden Bond Street.

This project is paired with Convergence North at Spadina House Museum.

Convergence South will concentrate their thematic historical interpretations of Mackenzie House and of Bond Street, the architecture and lives within.

William Lyon Mackenzie at Yonge and Dundas, animation still, 2013
Photo: Rae Johnson




Venue & Address: 
Mackenzie House Museum 82 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario