Dr. Ming Tiampo Visiting Lecture

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:30pm

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences/ School for Interdisciplinary Studies presents a Public Lecture by Dr. Ming Tiampo.

Decentering Global Modernisms: Critical World Art History between Museum and Academy

This lecture is a methodological analysis of the objects, terms, claims, and narratives of Global Art History, World Art History, and World Art Studies. Drawing insights from Comparative Literature, World Literature and Global Intellectual History, this lecture argues for the importance of critically interrogating our current models, especially the ones used to represent the global in the public sphere, both museologically and pedagogically.

Ming Tiampo is Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature Art and Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is a scholar of transnational vanguardism with a focus on Japan after 1945. Tiampo’s book Gutai: Decentering Modernism (University of Chicago Press, 2011) received an honorable mention for the Robert Motherwell Book award. In 2013, she was co-curator of the AICA award-winning Gutai: Splendid Playground at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

In addition to her work on Gutai, Tiampo has published on Japanese modernism, war art in Japan, globalization and art, multiculturalism in Canada, and the connections between Inuit and Japanese prints. In 2013, she co-edited Art and War in Japan and its Empire: 1931-1960 (Brill Academic Press). She is currently working on two books: Decentering Globalism is an interdisciplinary and methodological analysis of World Studies. Paris from the Outside In: Art and Decolonization considers Paris as a site of intersection to investigate the historical conditions of global modernism. Tiampo is a founding member of the Center for Transnational Cultural Analysis at Carleton University.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, room 544
Cost: 
Free
Public Lecture by Dr. Ming Tiampo with event info, OCAD U logo and drawing of South America

Dr. Claire Bishop Visiting Lecture

Woman in red demonstrating dance moves
RBC Logo
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:00pm to Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 1:00am

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences/ School for Interdisciplinary Studies presents a Public Lecture by Dr. Claire Bishop. Claire Bishop is a Professor in the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Her books include Installation Art: A Critical History (2005) and Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (2012), for which she won the 2013 Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism. She writes on contemporary art and performance, and is a regular contributor to Artforum.

Her latest book, Radical Museology, or, What’s Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?, was published in 2013 by Koenig Books.

Funding for this talk was provided by RBC.

A Special Thanks to the President’s Office of OCAD University for Generous Support.
With Additional Support from the Faculty of Art and The Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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Venue & Address: 
Auditorium Room 190, OCAD University 100 McCaul Street
Cost: 
Free
Public Lecture by Dr. Claire Bishop with event info, OCAD U logo and pictures of woman in orange garment in various poses

H. Lan Thao Lam: Where Does It Go From Here?

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

A Contemporary Sculpture/Installation Shortlist Public Lecture

H. Lan Thao Lam is a bi-national, bilingual artist whose work examines the ramifications of the past for the current socio-political moment through object-making, installation, film, video, writing and intervention. For thirteen years, she has been active as “Lin + Lam,” producing collaborative multidisciplinary projects about immigration, sites of residual trauma, national identity and historical memory.

Lam is an alumna of OCAD, California Institute of the Arts, and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She considers her experiences in refugee camps and housing projects also part of her education. Her work has been exhibited at international venues, including The New Museum and The Kitchen, NY; 3rd Guangzhou Triennial; Korean Arts Council; Taiwan International Documentary Festival; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Cold City Gallery and Lennox Contemporary, Toronto. Her awards include Canada Council for the Arts, Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship, H.L. Rous Sculpture Award, and Sir Edmund Walker Grant.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1525 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Janet Bellotto: Oscillating Between Waves & Reflections

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

A Contemporary Sculpture/Installation Shortlist Public Lecture

Janet Bellotto is an artist and educator from Toronto who splits her time between teaching in Dubai as an Associate Professor and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. She is also the Artistic Director for the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art.

Her practice encompasses sculpture, installation, photographic processes, video, and performance, which she also uses to engage in projects that promote cultural exchange. Water, documented events and personal narratives are elements that have shaped Bellotto’s work. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of collective, group, and solo exhibitions, as well as in international art fairs. Select exhibitions include: Residuals of Gravity, CDA Projects, Istanbul, Turkey; Nile Blue, Red Head Gallery, Toronto; Aquatica, Harvey Nichols, Dubai; The Lure, De Luca Fine Art Gallery, Toronto; 2010 – 12th Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt; and Drowning Ophelia, Stratford Gallery, Stratford, ON.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1525 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Robert Murray in Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott

 Robert Murray in Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

Public lecture: Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s

Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s presents the history of the sculptures made at Lippincott, Inc., in North Haven, CT. Founded in 1966 by Donald Lippincott and Roxanne Everett, this was the first fabricator dedicated exclusively to making large scale sculpture. Artists including Claes Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Robert Murray, Ellsworth Kelly, Clement Meadmore, and many others all came to Lippincott. These artists produced an incredible range of sculpture during what many have called the golden age of public art, and Large Scale is the first time this work has been presented as a whole.

Robert Murray was born in Vancouver, grew up in Saskatoon, went to Art School in Regina, lived for a time in Mexico and moved to New York in 1960. He lives at present near Unionville, PA and has a studio and summer place on Lookout Is., near Pointe au Baril, ON. Murray has dual US and Canadian citizenship. Since 1959 all of Murray's larger sculptures have been built under his supervision at metal fabricating plants, beginning with John East Iron Works in Saskatoon but in particular at Lippincott Inc. in North Haven CT, which specialized in sculpture fabrication, Murray has taught or has been a visiting artist at a great many art schools and universities and continues to work with fourth year students at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work can be found in a great many private and museum collections as well at the more public sited works. In 1990 he was given a retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada and is represented in Toronto by the Barbara Edwards Contemporary Gallery,

Jonathan Lippincott, author of Large Scale, was born the year after the first sculptures were made at Lippincott, and grew up watching the work that took place there. He studied studio art and art history at Swarthmore College, graduating in 1989. During the next few years, he worked at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as a cook and handyman, at the Yale University Art Gallery as an art handler, and as a dessert baker in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1993 he moved to New York City to begin work in publishing, and a year later he joined Farrar, Straus and Giroux, where he is currently the design manager. Since 2000 he has also worked independently as art director and designer for a range of illustrated books about architecture, landscape, and fine art.

This talk is sponsored by the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Nomadic Resident: Candice Breitz

Extra #8, 2011, Candice Breitz. Chromogenic print, 56 x 84 cm. Commissioned by the Standard Bank Gallery.
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 4:00am to Friday, September 20, 2013 - 4:00am

FREE Public Lecture: “From A to B and Back Again”
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street

Presented by the Faculty of Art

OCAD University's Faculty of Art welcomes critically acclaimed international artist Candice Breitz as this year's Nomadic Resident, from September 16 to 20, 2013. As part of her residency, Breitz will present a public talk on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. Titled “From A to B and Back Again,” Breitz’s public talk will focus on several recent works that have been made ‘on the road,’ providing insight into a creative practice that seeks to capture and observe the nuanced manner in which individual experience is inflected through a variety of social and other filters. In recent years, Breitz has spent long stretches of time producing works in Jamaica, Italy, Germany, Austria, Japan, Sweden, Great Britain, Ukraine, South Africa, the United States, India and Nigeria, typically working with a local crew in each new location, and endeavouring to respond to the particularity of each local context as it relates to the broader global context in which her work is made and exhibited.

“We are thrilled to have Candice Breitz join the Nomadic Residents program that is now in its seventh year,” said Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean in OCAD U’s Faculty of Art. “Breitz’s international perspectives and interest in interrogating the interplay between art making, media and cultural awareness, as well as her commitment to studio teaching will surely inspire many of our students and faculty and complement OCAD U ecology of learning.”

As part of her residency, Breitz will lead a collaborative studio workshop with OCAD U students: Being Ourselves + Others will invite students to expand their individual artistic strategies through a process of exploration into and reflection on coalescing societal contexts and ideas.

Candice Breitz’s residency at OCAD University is presented in conjunction with the debut of Treatment (2013), a new work by the artist that has been commissioned as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Treatment opens as part of the exhibition David Cronenberg: Transformation at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) on Wednesday, September 4 with a reception from 8 to 10 p.m. The exhibition continues until December 29, 2013.

Breitz will also give a talk at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the installation of her work Him + Her (1968-2008).

Candice Breitz (Johannesburg, 1972) is a Berlin-based South African artist whose moving image installations have been shown internationally. In recent years, solo exhibitions of her work have been hosted by The Power Plant (Toronto), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Bawag Foundation (Vienna), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), White Cube (London) and the South African National Gallery (Cape Town). Her work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Fonds national d’art contemporain (France), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. She has participated in biennales in Johannesburg (1997), São Paulo (1998), Istanbul (1999), Taipei (2000), Kwangju (2000), Tirana (2001), Venice (2005), New Orleans (2008), Göteborg (2003 and 2009) and Singapore (2011). Selected group exhibitions include New Frontier (Sundance Film Festival, 2009), The Cinema Effect (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2008), Made in Germany (Kunstverein Hannover, 2007), Superstars (Kunsthalle Wien, 2005) and Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop (Tate Liverpool, 2002).

About Nomadic Residents
The Nomadic Residents program aims to inspire and influence the OCAD U community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent. Nomadic Residents was launched with generous support from Partners in Art in 2006 with Rirkrit Tiravanija. Past residents include Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010) and Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012). Nomadic Residents continues to be supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Image:
Extra #8, 2011, Candice Breitz. Chromogenic print, 56 x 84 cm. Commissioned by the Standard Bank Gallery.

 

www.candicebreitz.net/

 

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Main Campus 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Safe Studio Practices Beyond OCAD U

Safe Studio Practices Beyond OCAD U
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:00pm

Talk by Monona Rossol

As part of TOOLBOX 2013 events, Studio Management and Office of Safety & Risk Management invite Monona Rossol, author of The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, to deliver a public lecture on safe studio practice for students and graduates.

Many young artists and designers learn their skills and craft within an institutional context, where safety is managed by professionals, and significant resources are dedicated to establishing and maintaining the safest possible work environments. However, upon graduating from these institutions, they often must continue to work without these resources. Many young graduates end up setting up their own studios, either individually or collectively, but almost always on a strict budget. Many will work in their own homes, or live within their studio space. Even though they have received training and education in safe work practices, financial exigencies could trump caution.

Ms. Rossol will deliver a talk aimed at students and graduates who are making the transition from an institutional setting to a developing professional one. Given limited resources and the pressure of establishing independent practices, Ms. Rossol will identify essential safety issues that new artists and designers should be concerned with for their continued health and sustainability of practice. This will be an exciting and informative lecture followed by an open discussion period. The event takes place in Central Hall (Room 230) at OCAD University on November 7, from 5PM – 7PM.

This lecture is hosted by Studio Management and Office of Safety & Risk Management at OCAD University. For more information about TOOLBOX 2013 events, visit: http://www.ocadu.ca/about_ocad/shops_studios/toolbox.htm

About the speaker:
Monona Rossol is President/founder of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She is a chemist, artist and industrial hygienist. For more information on ACTS and Monona Rossol, visit: http://www.artscraftstheatersafety.org/bio.html

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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