Reflections on the State of Blackness

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for Dr. Andrea Fatona’s discussion of her ongoing interdisciplinary project: “The State of Blackness: From Production to Presentation”. The project interrogates issues of pedagogy and diversity in the context of both tertiary art education and gallery settings. It highlights the dearth of cultural production and in turn, presentation activities by black artists who because of racial difference have historically been at the margins of “traditional” visions of the Canadian nation and its art production.

Andrea Fatona is an associate professor in the Criticism and Curatorial program. She was the former curator of contemporary art at the Ottawa Art Gallery, and has worked as the programme director at Video In, Vancouver, Co-Director of Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, and Artistic Director of Artspace Gallery, Peterborough. Fatona is concerned with the pedagogical possibilities of art works produced by 'other' Canadians in articulating broader perspectives of Canadian identities.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 190
Reflections on the State of Blackness Poster

Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Conference

Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 5:00am

The 2008 UAAC conference is hosted by York University's Department of Visual Arts. However, it will not be held at the York U campus. York has partnered with other educational and arts institutions and has moved the conference proceedings and special events to a variety of different venues in downtown Toronto.


Thurs. Nov. 6 | 6 - 8pm at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto
Evening reception sponsored by the Canadian Art Foundation

Fri. Nov. 7 | 9am - 5pm on and around the University of Toronto's St. George campus

Sat. Nov. 8 9am - 5pm at the Ontario College of Art & Design
50+ sessions and round table discussions on a vast range of topics spanning centuries and continents, addressing the practice, theory, history, and social, political and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

Fri. Nov. 7 | 5:30 - 7pm at the Gladstone Hotel
Admission is free and open to the public
Reception celebrating the launch of the digital Canadian Art Database in its new home in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University.

The flagship project of the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, the Canadian Art Database is unique visual culture resource. Through images, texts, video and audio clips and related archival materials, it is documenting the Canadian art scene since 1960, focusing on key Canadian art institutions, organizations, artist groups and professional artists, designers, art writers and curators who have helped shape it.

Fri. Nov. 7 | 7:30pm at the Ontario College of Art and Design
Design for the Other 90%: A Panel Discussion on issues of design and extreme affordability, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Design for the Other 90% organized by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

UAAC Conference Program:

Conference sessions are open to non-members as well as members of UAAC. For information about fees and to register, click here to download the registration form (

General information:
Rose LeCoche, Department of Visual Arts, York University
416.736.2100 ext. 33656 |

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