Career Planning for Artists

 Career Planning for Artists
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:30pm

Learn about developing your professional practice!

Developed for Faculty of Art students and recent alumni, this practical session will offer you ways to start thinking about how you can help your art practice thrive beyond school.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

 

416-977-6000 x3843

 

www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment

zfarber@ocadu.ca

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 240 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario

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

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

First-Year Art Info Session

First-Year Art Info Session
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 4:00pm

Bring Your Questions, Get Them Answered

FIRST-YEAR ART STUDENTS

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR MAJOR?
NOT SURE HOW TO CHOOSE ONE?
WHAT'S THE PROCESS?
WHAT IS A PROGRAM GUIDE?
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE?

Speakers & information will be available on all Faculty of Art Majors:
12:00 Introduction
12:15 PUBL Publications
12:30 INTM Integrated Media
12:45 INTM DPXA Digital Painting and Expanded Animation through INTM
1 :00 SCIN Sculpture/Installation
1 :15 PRNT Printmaking
1 :30 DRPT Drawing & Painting
1 :45 DRPT DPXA Digital Painting and Expanded Animation through DRPT
2:00 PHOT Photography
2:15 CRCP Criticism & Curatorial Practice
2:30 MAAD Material Art & Design
2:45 Questions

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Room 554 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series: Kenneth J. Foster

Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series: Kenneth J. Foster
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:00pm

Resilience Thinking: What the Arts Can Learn from Environmentalism

The Faculty of Art at OCAD University is very pleased to welcome Kenneth Foster, Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Arts Leadership Graduate Certificate program in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, as our second speaker in our Art Creates Change speaker series.

In the midst of a rapidly changing and challenging environment, artists and arts organizations find themselves in a much different world than they anticipated, one in which the more generally accepted ways of thinking and acting are no longer providing the desired solutions. With more than thirty years of innovative leadership work in a variety of arts organizations, Kenneth Foster, newly appointed director of Arts Leadership at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, examines the contours of what is actually happening and suggests that an ecological view of the arts can illuminate innovative strategies to strengthen artistic vibrancy and create a robust environment within which the arts can thrive.

A nationally recognized arts leader with a distinguished career of more than thirty years, Prof. Foster has held Executive level positions at multiple arts organizations from community based nonprofit arts organizations to major University arts centers. Prior to coming to USC in 2013, he served for ten years as Executive Director of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), a multidisciplinary contemporary arts center in San Francisco. Under his leadership, YBCA achieved international recognition for its innovative approach to connecting art, artists and communities. He has served on several national arts Boards, and is a founding member of the African Contemporary Arts Consortium. He has traveled extensively, examining arts organizational practices throughout the world. His book, Presenting the Performing Arts; From Theory to Practice (2006) was the first to systematically define the discipline of performing arts presenting. He has conducted workshops and written extensively on contemporary issues and the arts.

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.

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Faculty of Art Sabbatical Presentations

Image: Wendy Coburn and Aviva Rubin 2011-2013
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 8:15pm

Presentations by Wendy Coburn and Catherine Beaudette

Wendy Coburn
Associate Professor Wendy Coburn’s work spans the mediums of photography, video, installation and sculpture. Coburn recently led curriculum development for the Art & Social Change Minor in the Faculty of Art, and she is currently a Fellow in the Sexual Diversity Studies Program at the University of Toronto. Coburn’s sabbatical work explores questions pertaining to freedom of assembly, the ethical implications of provocateurs and their effects on activist organizing and the media’s influence in forming public opinion about protesters and their calls for social change.

Catherine Beaudette
Associate Professor Catherine Beaudette is the founder of Loop Gallery in Toronto and 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects in Duntara, Newfoundland. Beaudette received her MFA from NSCAD in 1998, won The RBC Canadian Painting Prize in 2000, and twice has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, in 1982 and 1986.

Image: Wendy Coburn and Aviva Rubin 2011-2013

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Faculty Sabbatical Presentations: Francis LeBouthillier & b.h. Yael

 Faculty Sabbatical Presentations: Francis LeBouthillier & b.h. Yael
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 5:00pm

Presented by the Faculty of Art

Associate Professor Francis LeBouthillier is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher who uses traditional approaches to figurative sculpture along with new technologies to build training devices for the medical industry. Since 1989, Francis has been a Professor at OCAD University. He chaired the Sculpture/Installation Program from 2007 to 2012. His research work was selected by the Ontario Council of University’s to be included in their province wide Research Matters Campaign. LeBouthillier’s sabbatical presentation will include his exploration in developing highly accurate fetal models that have been created from MR, CT scans and 3D printing. LeBouthillier will also present new installation works produced during his sabbatical.

b.h. Yael is a Toronto based video and installation artist. She is Professor of Integrated Media at the OCAD University. Yael’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally and has shown in various settings, from festivals to galleries to community and activist groups and various educational venues. Her work has been purchased by many universities and she is a recipient of numerous arts grants including the Chalmers Fellowship award.

Yael's work has dealt with the many intersections of identity; it has focused on activist initiatives in Palestine/Israel; and more recently addressed apocalypse and environmental issues. Works include: Fresh Blood, A Consideration of Belonging; In the Middle of the Street; Palestine Trilogy; and Trading the Future, which won the ‘Audience Award’ at the Ecofilms festival in Rhodes, Greece.

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Rm 544 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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