Anthropocene Cinema Talk by Selmin Kara at UofT

Selmin Kara giving a presentation
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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:00am

A Talk by Selmin Kara, Assistant Professor, OCAD University

This talk provides an overview of Professor Kara’s recent research on the emerging aesthetic and thematic threads related to the “Anthropocene imaginary” in contemporary cinema, including: the post-cinematic return to the tropes of primordiality and extinction in recent films depicting human loss (in Tree of Life and Beasts of the Southern Wild), fantasies of grand-scale waste and its impacts (in films like Gravity and Snowpiercer), projections of ecological exploitation / anxiety onto human bodies (in Safe, Night Moves, and Upstream Colour), and evocations of insular and hyperstitional climates. 

Artist’s Talk: Simon Glass, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art

contemporary artwork by Simon Glass
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

Simon Glass, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art, has been named Artist-in-Residence at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Simon’s work is on view in their space at 170 St. George Street, room 218 for the academic year 2015/16.
Simon will be giving an artist’s talk on November 12 at noon, also at 170 St. George Street, room 318.
All are welcome.

Venue & Address: 
Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies University of Toronto 170 St. George Street, room 318 Toronto
Website: 
http://www.simonglass.ca

Artists Teaching Artists

image credit: Hudson Christie
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 4:30am to Friday, November 29, 2013 - 11:00pm

An exhibition of reflections on the art of teaching by OCAD U students and alumni

In speaking to art and design education, one tends to reference curriculum, the students taught, the educational contexts, and teachers’ pedagogy; but what about our own unique experiences of, and affective, experiential and aesthetic responses to teaching and learning? Our process as artists inextricably intertwines art making and multileveled learning. We are responsive to and responsible for our own personal and project development and their realization. As art and design educators we reflect on our teaching moments and in doing so inform our art practice; this is a reciprocal and complex relationship.

Two concurrent exhibitions at OCAD University and at OISE, University of Toronto strategically and evocatively map artist-teachers learning as process, as evocation and as provocation.

Artists Teaching
Learning Zone, 122 St Patrick Street, OCAD University
Opening Oct 30th 12:00-2.30pm. Artist talk at 1:00pm
Runs Oct 30-Nov 29.

Students and graduates of OCADU’s Art and Design Education Lab (ADEL) present visual and new media work that reveals and explores the anxieties, pleasures and challenges they have encountered as emerging educators in their art and design learning and teaching.

Artists: Hudson Christie, Megan D’Angelo, Nazli Nahidi, , Hareem Qureshy, Peter Rahul, Julia Sardinha, Angelina Stoilkova, Cassidy Tam.

Curatorial Advisors: Marta Chudolinska, Pam Patterson, Daniel Payne, Leena Raudvee.

Teaching Artists
CWSE Hallway Gallery, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West 2nd floor, University of Toronto
Opening: Oct 28th 5.30-7pm.
Informal Artist Talk: 6pm, Oct 28th.
Runs Oct 28-Nov 29.

OCADU faculty and visual artists JJ Lee, Mei Lee Ogden, Amy Swartz and Natalie Waldburger present work in paint and scripto-visual drawing that addresses both the playfulness and complex nature of the art and learning relationship. Lee’s life-sized works on paper, painted collaboratively with her young daughter Mei, speak to the nature of risk, trust, care, creativity and mutuality found in this unique art making and learning relationship. Swartz’s and Waldburger’s intertwined texts draw and map a process of joint discussion, negotiation and mutual reflection.

Curatorial Collective: Pam Patterson, Peter Rahul, Leena Raudvee, Jay Smith.

image credit: Hudson Christie

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Free

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario