un-histories: art and the unconcluded


The Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Graduate Student Conference

 
DateFriday, March 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

ocadugraduateconference@gmail.com

Website

https://unhistoriesconference2018.weebly.com/

, Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/446986352386010/

, Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/un-histories-art-and-the-unconcluded-tickets-42872521867

Location

OCAD University, Auditorium, Rm. 190 100 McCaul Street, Toronto Ontario, M5T 1W1

March 9, 7:00 PM

Keynote by Dr. Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia University)

 

March 10, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM

Conference panel presentations from graduate students, artists, and arts professionals from Toronto and abroad, followed by a closing reception at OCADU’s Graduate Gallery

 

~

 

Within the term “history” lies a conceptual confinement—the presumption that the topics being written about remain consigned to the past. This conference seeks to counter history’s containment and to foreground its continuing relevance in the present. Through the notion of “un-histories,” conventional limits can be unsettled by prompting critical inquiries into how history functions: by re-organizing the composition of the past, by re-constructing methods of transmitting narratives, and by destabilizing the seeming linearity of events. Un-histories reimagine history as a practice for addressing the “unconcluded”—subjectivities and narratives previously considered spectral, disparaged, marginalized, erased, shamed, abashed, or localized.

 

Keynote Presentation

 

Unthinking Expo 67

Dr. Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia University)

March 9, 7:00 PM, 100 McCaul Street, room 190

 

Dr. Gagnon will present on her co-curated exhibition À la recherche d’Expo 67 / In Search of Expo 67 (2017) which featured 19 Canadian and Québec contemporary artists taking inspiration from the landmark international event, 50 years later.  Discussing the original Expo 67 in connection to artworks by Althea Thauberger, Leisure, CINEMAexpo67, Geronimo Inutiq and others, Gagnon speaks on the distinct methods of contemporary art offers for exploring cultural history.  Engaging the process of “unthinking” developed by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam, which activates the movement between knowledge, history and media, Gagnon will show how the artworks of In Search of Expo 67 are positioned as vital forms of animating the archive and knowing the past in the present.

 

Monika Kin Gagnon is Professor of Communication Studies and a Concordia University Research Fellow. She has published widely on cultural politics, memory, and visual/media arts since the 1980s. Her books include Other Conundrums: Race, Culture and Canadian Art (2000), 13 Conversations about Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002, with Richard Fung), and Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 (2014, with Janine Marchessault). Her media works include the DVD-catalogue and restoration project of her late artist-father’s experimental 1960’s film, Charles Gagnon: 4 Films (2009), and the interactive database Archiving R69 (2011). Currently, she is completing a book exploring posthumous collaborations with filmmakers as a form of creative archiving.

 

~

 

This conference is organized by students in the MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD University. Special thanks is given to the Office of Graduate Studies, the President's Office, the Faculty of Art, and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences/School of Interdisciplinary Studies for their generous support.

Website: https://unhistoriesconference2018.weebly.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/446986352386010/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/un-histories-art-and-the-unconcluded-tickets-42872521867

Contact: ocadugraduateconference@gmail.com



un-histories: art and the unconcluded

un-histories: art and the unconcluded-gagnon
DateFriday, March 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

ocadugraduateconference@gmail.com

Website

https://unhistoriesconference2018.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/446986352386010/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/un-histories-art-and-the-unconcluded-tickets-42872521867

Location

OCAD University, Auditorium, Rm. 190 100 McCaul Street, Toronto Ontario, M5T 1W1

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join us for beer and pizza as we get inspired by industry makers! Creatives take the stage to walk us through their recent work in our Meet Your Maker speaker series hosted by ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario) and SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design). Arrive early to grab a drink and slice before the talks and stay after for the social.  
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
A curatorial project by Lamont Abramczyk as part of his OCADU CRCP undergraduate thesis
Join Nicole Collins and the Toronto Shape-Note Singers for an introduction to shape-note singing from The Sacred Harp tradition that inspired the sound element in Furthest Boundless. The “sacred harp” is the human voice, which combines in this practice into a four-part acapella harmony of hymns and anthems, in an inclusive, non-denominational musical event.
Senate meetings are open to the university community. 
Are you looking to protect your ideas? The Office of Research and Innovation will be an hosting an intellectual property workshop 
Digital Futures: Summer Employment + For-Credit Placement
Empowering Creative Researchers at the Toronto Public Library with Irene Gotz, Librarian at TPL’s Toronto Reference Library. Learn about arts specific resources and services available at the Toronto Public Library. Bring your OCAD U ID and get signed up for a Toronto Public Library card!
un-histories: art and the unconcluded
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

March 9, 7:00 PM

Keynote by Dr. Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia University)

 

March 10, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM

Conference panel presentations from graduate students, artists, and arts professionals from Toronto and abroad, followed by a closing reception at OCADU’s Graduate Gallery

 

~

 

Within the term “history” lies a conceptual confinement—the presumption that the topics being written about remain consigned to the past. This conference seeks to counter history’s containment and to foreground its continuing relevance in the present. Through the notion of “un-histories,” conventional limits can be unsettled by prompting critical inquiries into how history functions: by re-organizing the composition of the past, by re-constructing methods of transmitting narratives, and by destabilizing the seeming linearity of events. Un-histories reimagine history as a practice for addressing the “unconcluded”—subjectivities and narratives previously considered spectral, disparaged, marginalized, erased, shamed, abashed, or localized.

 

Keynote Presentation

 

Unthinking Expo 67

Dr. Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia University)

March 9, 7:00 PM, 100 McCaul Street, room 190

 

Dr. Gagnon will present on her co-curated exhibition À la recherche d’Expo 67 / In Search of Expo 67 (2017) which featured 19 Canadian and Québec contemporary artists taking inspiration from the landmark international event, 50 years later.  Discussing the original Expo 67 in connection to artworks by Althea Thauberger, Leisure, CINEMAexpo67, Geronimo Inutiq and others, Gagnon speaks on the distinct methods of contemporary art offers for exploring cultural history.  Engaging the process of “unthinking” developed by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam, which activates the movement between knowledge, history and media, Gagnon will show how the artworks of In Search of Expo 67 are positioned as vital forms of animating the archive and knowing the past in the present.

 

Monika Kin Gagnon is Professor of Communication Studies and a Concordia University Research Fellow. She has published widely on cultural politics, memory, and visual/media arts since the 1980s. Her books include Other Conundrums: Race, Culture and Canadian Art (2000), 13 Conversations about Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002, with Richard Fung), and Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 (2014, with Janine Marchessault). Her media works include the DVD-catalogue and restoration project of her late artist-father’s experimental 1960’s film, Charles Gagnon: 4 Films (2009), and the interactive database Archiving R69 (2011). Currently, she is completing a book exploring posthumous collaborations with filmmakers as a form of creative archiving.

 

~

 

This conference is organized by students in the MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD University. Special thanks is given to the Office of Graduate Studies, the President's Office, the Faculty of Art, and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences/School of Interdisciplinary Studies for their generous support.

Website: https://unhistoriesconference2018.weebly.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/446986352386010/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/un-histories-art-and-the-unconcluded-tickets-42872521867

Contact: ocadugraduateconference@gmail.com

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Auditorium, Rm. 190 100 McCaul Street, Toronto Ontario, M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://unhistoriesconference2018.weebly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/446986352386010/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/un-histories-art-and-the-unconcluded-tickets-42872521867
Email: 
ocadugraduateconference@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
un-histories: art and the unconcluded
un-histories: art and the unconcluded-gagnon
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.