January 25, 2005

Holly King brings her magic to the new building

CTR enters the magical world of artist-photographer Holly King, whose work will soon grace a wall in the new fine arts/engineering complex

Artist-photographer Holly King’s world is a magical one in which the viewer steps out of time and space for a moment to imagine a landscape of beauty that almost seems to have come out of a dream.


It’s a world of light that glows with a spirit of mystery that infuses the landscape. But wait a minute, what exactly are we looking at? Is this a painting? Some hyper-real computer-generated image?


The reality behind Holly’s magic is that she creates elaborate miniature sets at her Eastern Townships studio, meticulously photographs them with a special camera using a larger than normal size negative and then supervises the production of a large-scale print.


“People bring their own imagination and memories” to her landscapes, Holly said in an interview. By printing the images so large, viewers “are almost able to step into these worlds.”


One of her large photos has been chosen for a mural in Concordia’s new Fine Arts-Engineering complex, which is nearing completion at the corner of Guy and Ste. Catherine Sts.


Holly’s piece, which will be at the entrance to the building on the métro level, was chosen after a competition organized by the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA).


She has been a part-time instructor in the Studio Arts department for 20 years, teaching painting and drawing as well as an ARTX course she helped develop that deals with visual language as content.


Holly has had 40 solo shows and has participated in about 60 group exhibitions. She has work in several museum collections, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, which organized a touring show of her work in 1998. Her work is also in several corporate collections, including those of Air Canada and London Life.


She was one of only three Canadian artists with a piece in the Hitchcock and Art: Fatal Coincidences show at the Museum of Fine Arts in 2000-01, an international exhibition that went on to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.


Familiar


Holly’s landscapes can seem very familiar. She said a few people told her at one show, “I’m from that area, I know it very well.” But she doesn’t intend for the illusion to be complete; she wants the viewer to be aware that the landscape is artificial, thus pitting “believability vs. artifice, and fabrication vs. illusion.”


Holly, who takes about a month to make each new landscape, doesn’t allow her sets to be photographed or exhibited. She starts with a drawing, inspired by various influences, including films, literary texts and references to art history. Then she paints her sky and makes trees out of clay, adding other materials such as tissue paper, plaster, wood and plastic.


The sets are quite simple. “It’s like going backstage at the theatre,” Holly said. “The actual objects are very humble. Photographing the sets transforms them.”


The reference to performance and theatre is important for understanding the evolution of Holly King’s work from her days as one of the pioneers in performance art in Quebec. She studied studio arts, first in Quebec City, at Université Laval, then at York University, where she did her master’s degree.


Her years as a performance artist included a show at Montreal’s Musée d’art contemporain when she was in her early 20s. She incorporated symbols inspired by psychology and Carl Jung’s work.


One performance that toured several cities featured Holly in a cage with a black wooden frame. She wore a two-sided costume, with a peacock on one side and “the beast” on the other, turning quickly from one character to the other as she paced about the cage.


Staged performances


She later created staged performances for the camera in a set she created, often adding architectural elements. Finally, she tired of using the human form and focused on photographing the landscapes she created. “I wanted viewers to feel they could step into this world I was creating rather than watch somebody else in that world,” she said.


This emphasis on stimulating the imagination of the viewer is particularly fitting for the mural photo Holly is creating for the university’s new building, where it will help link the worlds of the university and the city beyond its gates.


The Concordia piece, which is 14 feet high by 12 feet wide, is titled Seascape and the Sublime. It depicts a luminous sky in colours of turquoise and deep blue reflected into a sea that gently swirls and eddies. In the foreground is a large flat-topped landmass that invites the viewer to contemplate the seascape beyond.

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January 29, 2005

Jeri Brown to be honoured at Vision Celebration Fundraiser

Concordia music professor and renowned jazz vocalist Jeri Brown will receive the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award at the Black Theatre Workshop’s 19th annual Vision Celebration Fundraiser Gala on January 29.

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February 02, 2005

Saturday Art Workshops - Concordia Comunity Art Center

Art Workshops for Pre-School Children to Adults.
Saturday, January 22nd to Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Saturday Art Workshops are a unique opportunity to experience creative and educational art making activities.  The courses are taught by senior undergraduate students in Art Education as part of their teaching internship. Special rates are offered to Concordia students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Art Education

Janette Haggar   
(514) 457-2359       
Fine Arts Building, Concordia University


b.newland@qc.aibn.com  (key word - SAW)

http://artcenter.concordia.ca

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February 04, 2005

Hey ! Mr. Tambourine Man: Folk and Folk Rock - The 8th Annual Roots of Rock and Roll Concert

Concert
Friday, February 4th, 2005
8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, doors open 7:30 pm

For the 8th year in a row, Craig Morrison & the Momentz present their popular annual concert.  This year's theme is folk and folk rock and the first half of the show will include short sets by their guests Lew Dite, Mike O'Brien, Gerry Kandestin, and Vintage Wine.  The repertoire will include songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Ian and Sylvia, Donovan, and Gordon Lightfoot, as well as traditional and newly composed songs.

Craig Morrison
music7n@ca.inter.net
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., N.D.G., Loyola Campus
848-4848
Tickets: regular $9, Seniors (65) $6, all students $4, all tickets plus service charge
http://www.craigmorrison.com/annual.html 

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February 14, 2005

A Show of Hearts

Monday, February 14th – 18th, 2004
Vernissage, Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 at 7:00 pm

Three sculpture classes take on the theme of the heart on a show of technique & content.

Danica Jojich
djojich@alcor.concordia.ca


VAV Gallery, VA lobby, Cafe X and other well indicated locations in the VA building

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February 15, 2005

Tsunamis Relief Print Sale

Studio Arts Print Media students and Dean Christopher Jackson contribute to the Red Cross Tsunamis Relief Fund

The Advanced Screen Print Class held a print sale in the VA lobby in January which garnered $1,085.00 for Tsunamis Relief. 


Many Thanks to All!


Studio Arts, Print Media
Bonnie Baxter
scarabee@polyinter.com 

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February 26, 2005

Les Marcheurs des Bois

Interdisciplinary art/nature event
Saturday, February 26th, 2005
1:00 – 5:00 pm

This second part of an exchange between Welsh and Québecois artists consists of a 2 week immersion on nomadic Laurentian trails in the Rouge-Matawin Wildlife Reserve during the heart of winter. You are invited to an afternoon of encounter and presentation in the company of the participating artists: discussions, ephemeral  on-site installations, performances, actions. Twelve artists: WALES : Simon Whitehead, Stirling Stewart, Ben Stammers, Maura Hazeldon, Stefhan Caddick, Peter Bodenham. QUÉBEC : Sylvie Tourangeau, Tedi Tafel, Daniel Poulin, Francois Morelli, Jeane Fabb, Julie Durocher


Department of Studio Arts

Francois Morelli
848.2424 (4674)
RÉSERVE FAUNIQUE ROUGE-MATAWIN (Chalet Balsam, Lac des Sucrerie
www.artnature.ca

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The Shadowy Waters

Musical presentation
Friday, February 26th, 2005
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The world première of an original opera by John Plant, for five singers, harp, percussion and piano, based on the play by W. B. Yeats. With Jocelyne Fleury (mezzo-soprano), Franco Tenelli (tenor), Neil Aronoff (baritone), Alexandre Malenfant (baritone) and Clayton Kennedy (bass), Caroline Lizotte (harp), François Gauthier  (percussion) and John Plant (piano).


Tickets available at the box office and on the Admission network

Renée Dunk
514. 848.2424 (7928)
rdunk@alcor.concordia.ca

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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March 04, 2005

Art Matters

Fine Arts Festival
Friday, March 4th – 18th, 2005

Art Matters showcases Concordia’s Creative Talent to the City of Montreal.  All Concordia students are welcome to participate as artists, volunteers and audience members.


All events are free
Http://artmatters.concordia.ca

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Les Arts Comme voie de Guerison / The Arts as Pathways to Healing

Mini Film Festival
Friday, March 4th, 2005
12:00 – 10:00 pm

How the various art forms - - music, dance, visual art and drama - - are used for preventative, Therapeutic and rehabilitative purposes. Film makers and Therapists, and Therapist/Film makers will be present to discuss their work. 

Department of Creative Arts Therapies in alliance with the Quebec Art Therapy Association

Benedicte Deschamps
768.7347

Stephen Snow
848.2424 (4641)
VA 323

It's all free as part of Creative Arts Therapies Week, March 6th to 13th.
http://iquebec.ifrance.com/aatq/

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March 06, 2005

The Klezmatics

Sunday, March 6th, 2005
7:30 p.m.

Soul-stirring Jewish roots music, including the lost Jewish songs of Woody Guthrie. Tickets available at the box office and on the Admission network: $36 (service charges applicable).

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March 10, 2005

Artist Talk: Saturday, March 19th, 2005 at 2:00pm at The Gallery

Thursday, March 10th, 2005 (exhibition continues until April 23rd)
5:00 -8:00 pm

Annie Martin's installation combines textile and sound to explore the urban environment and its relationship to our conceptions of landscape, space and nature. The work is composed of damask woven panels incorporating sound, inspired by the Fashion Plaza as a particular place.

Geneviève Matteau
524 6645
Galerie Diagonale,
5455 De Gaspé suite 203

galerie@artdiagonale.org

www.artdiagonale.org

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March 11, 2005

Echoes from the Ionian Islands

Friday, March 11th, 2005
8:00 p.m

Featuring the renowned wind ensemble Nikolaos Mantzaros from Greece. With Greek-Canadian soprano Maria Diamantis and tenor Dimitris Ilias as well as the voices of the Chroma Musika Children’s Chorus. Works by well-known Ionian composers like Nikolaos Mantzaros (composer of the Greek National Anthem), Spyros Samaras (Composer of the Olympic Anthem) and others.


Tickets available at the box office and on Admission network.


 

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Short Works Festival

Plays

March 11th – 13th, 2005,
12:00 pm – 12:00 am

An all-day performance festival of student works in co-operation with Art Matters.  Seven shows in all. 

Department of Theatre

Box office 848-2424 (4742)
Cazalet Studio, Loyola Campus (under the Chapel on Sherbrooke Street)
Free admission
http://theatre.concordia.ca

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March 12, 2005

Fifth Annual International Women's Day Concert

Saturday, March 12th, 2005
8:00 p.m.

With Lorraire Klaasen, featuring Soweto Groove and guests.
Tickets available at the box office and on the Admission network.


 

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March 13, 2005

Ensamble Sinfonia de Montréal

Sunday, March 13th, 2005
7:30 p.m.

An evening of love stories, with works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Louis Lavigueur, artistic director.

Tickets available at the box office.

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke West
848-4848

oscar@alcor.concordia.ca

http://oscar.concordia.ca/

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March 16, 2005

New Post Modern Romantic Compositions by John Winiarz

Concert

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
8:00 p.m.

The Music Department presents Winiarziana 2005, a concert of original works by Professor John Winiarz.  The concert will also feature musical tributes to Frédéric Chopin, Anna Pavlova and Astor Piazzolla, as well as recent works for solo piano. Professor Winiarz, who teaches composition in the Department of Music, will première his piece El tango del amor (Hommage à Astor Piazzolla), written for voice, bandoneon, piano, violin, guitar and double bass. Also presented for the first time in Quebec is Music from the Meadow, a work commissioned by the Nishikawa Ensemble from Yokohama, Japan, who gave the world première last November at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.


Department of Music

Tickets available at the box office and on the Admission network and free for Concordia staff and students.

Renée Dunk
848-2424 (7928)
rdunk@alcor.concordia.ca

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March 17, 2005

Françoise Sullivan is the winner of the Governor-General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts announced the winners of the sixth Annual Governor-General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts announced the winners of the sixth Annual Governor-General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts and Quebec dancer, choreographer, painter and performance artist Françoise Sullivan is one of eight to receive this prestigious award. Sullivan has been making waves for more than five decades, first as a force in the formation of the Automatiste movement (with painter Paul-Émile Borduas) and later as an innovative sculptor and choreographer, defying the prejudices against women as form makers in those field. She is the subject of retrospectives at the Musée nationale des beaux-arts du Québec in 1993 and the Montreal Museum of Fine arts in 2003. Sullivan has been teaching at beaux-art Concordia fine arts since 1997.

The Governor-General’s Awards for Visual and Media Arts have been given out every March since 2000, and they are awarded by juries organized by the Canada Council for the Arts.  The winners’ works will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada from March 18th to April 11th and the awards will be presented at Rideau Hall on March 16th, 2005.  Congratulations!

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ART MATTERS

Fine Arts Festival
Until March 18th, 2005

Art Matters showcases Concordia’s Creative Talent to the City of Montreal.  All Concordia students are welcome to participate as artists, volunteers and audience members.

All events are free.
http://artmatters.concordia.ca

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Saturday Workshops – Concordia Community Art Center

Art Workshops for Pre-School Children to Adults.
Until Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Saturday Art Workshops are a unique opportunity to experience creative and educational art making activities.  The courses are taught by senior undergraduate students in Art Education as part of their teaching internship. Special rates are offered to Concordia students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Art Education
Janette Haggar   
(514) 457-2359       
Fine Arts Building, Concordia University
b.newland@qc.aibn.com

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March 21, 2005

The Empty Bowl Project Sale will take place on the second floor Mezzanine of the Hall Building. 

Monday, March 21st, 2005
11:00 – 2:00 pm
Ceramics Association

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March 30, 2005

Jewels of the Jazz Repertoire

Student Jazz concert
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
8:00 – 10:00 pm

Come relax and give your support to the first year Improvisation class directed by Gary Schwartz. Students will be presenting well known jazz standards.

Music Department

Tickets at the door only; free for students
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
gary@vax2.concordia.ca

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March 31, 2005

The 60’s: Montréal Thinks Big

Colloquium Montréal at Street Level
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), in collaboration with beaux-arts Concordia fine arts will hold an interdisciplinary colloquium that will investigate how Montreal’s cultural identity was fundamentally redefined in the 1960’s.  It will take place both at the CCA and at Concordia from March 31st to April 2nd, 2005.

The colloquium is presented as a compliment to the exhibition The 60’s: Montréal Thinks Big and marks the inauguration of Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir. Conference organizers Rhona Richman Kenneally and Johanne Sloan of beaux-arts Concordia fine arts state that “Just as the architectural achievements of the 60’s dramatically altered the cityscape, so too was urban experience transformed through articulations of popular culture, everyday life, modernism, and cosmopolitanism.” 

The reinvention of Montréal cannot be considered properly without highlighting Expo 67, the exposition universelle that functioned as a kind of dream-city on the fringes of the real city. 

Expo 67 brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package, heralding the ideal future city to both Montrealers and visitors from afar. It is important to ask why this event was so successful, what the repercussions were for Montréal, and how it managed to leave such a significant material and imaginative residue in the lives of its citizens.

Participants include: Annmarie Adams (McGill University), Anouk Bélanger (Concordia University), Jean-François Côté (UQÀM), Elizabeth Darling (University of Brighton), Ross Higgins (Concordia University), Ben Highmore (University of Western England), Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia University), Eva Marie Kroller (University of British Columbia), André Lortie (Université de Rouen/Guest Curator of The 60s: Montréal Thinks Big), Thomas McDonough (SUNY Binghamton), Janine Marchessault (York University), Martin Racine (Concordia University), Inderbir Singh Riar (Columbia University), Kitty Scott (National Gallery of Canada), Sherry Simon (York University), Will Straw (McGill University), Aurora Wallace (New York University).

Admission to the Thursday evening inaugural session in the Paul Desmarais Theatre at the CCA (1920, rue Baile) is free, but seating is limited. Costs for attending the Friday session at Concordia’s De Sève Cinema (atrium of the J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West) and Saturday’s at the CCA are $20 per person for the two days, payable at the door. The program is open to the public and admission is free for students.

Nancy Dunton
846.8904.
Register online: www.mtlatstreetlevel.concordia.ca

or www.cca.qc.ca/mtlatstreetlevel
download pdf poster

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April 01, 2005

Air Gallery, New York City, Sixth Biennial

Exhibition
Tuesday, March 8th -  April 2nd, 2005

Juror: Maura Reilly, Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Photography, Studio Arts Department
Marisa Portolese
848.2424 (4287)
m.portolese@sympatico.ca

AIR Gallery, New York City

http://www.airnyc.org

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Irene Whittome Officer of the Order of Canada

Irene Whittome was named as Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.  This announcement was made public February 9th, 2005
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields.  Three different levels of membership – companion, officer and member – honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope.  This year 74 appointments were announced. Congratulations! 

An internationally renowned multi-media artist, Irene Whittome possesses a distinct style that is the hallmark of her engravings, photos, sculptures and paintings. Her work can be found in influential private and public collections around the world. A doyenne of Canadian art, she has been an eminent professor of Visual Arts at Concordia University since 1974. Over the years, she has channelled vast amounts of energy into the creation of the innovative Open Media program that attracts students from across Canada who are eager to hone their skills in an environment that allows them to explore and develop their creativity.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields. Three different levels of membership – companion, officer and member – honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope.

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CSU Election Results 2005

Evolution slate takes the cake three years running

Friday, April 01, 2005 @09:41AM
by Anna Sarkissian

The Evolution slate has once again triumphed at the polls and won the most votes for the Concordia Student Union executive by a margin of 111. Chief Electoral Officer Mark Small and several scrutineers finished counting the ballots at approximately 8 a.m. this morning, after the polls closed last night. Like every year, CSU supporters and candidates stayed up all night in Reggie's as the votes were being tabulated.

RESULTS:

Executive Slates

Evolution 1637
Conscious Concordia 1526
A-Hole Moron Dark Wizard Force 103
Movies of Tomorrow 70
The Higher Cause withdrew last weekend and was scratched off the ballot.

Referenda

1. Upgrade Health Plan
YES 1981
NO 1263
ABSTAIN 208

2. Allow council by 2/3 majority vote to increase health fee
YES 1410
NO 1537
ABSTAIN 358

3. Sustainable Concordia fee levy
YES 1862
NO 896
ABSTAIN 714

4. Advocacy fee levy
YES 1192
NO 1518
ABSTAIN 714

5. Concordia Athletics' control over new athletics space
YES 2223
NO 457
ABSTAIN 796

6. Student Centre fee levy
YES 1068
NO 1574
ABSTAIN 721

7. Student Centre Bylaw D
CSU President Brent Farrington withdrew this question, because it would have
been contradictory to the CSU standing regulations. The votes were not
counted.

8. Art Matters fee levy
YES 1483
NO 1242
ABSTAIN 750

Board of Governors
Walter Chan 1609
Tom Price 1455

Not elected
Lawrence Tsang 1361
Stephan Herman 1273

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Inuuvunga: I am Inuk I am alive

Film Festival
Documentary Film , 58 minutes

April 1, 1:00 pm and April 2, 9:00 pm

A documentary film with 8 Inuit Secondary Five Students from Inukjuak, who have been given mini DV cameras to make a film together with Daniel Cross, Assistant Professor, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. This National Film Board Production will be screening in QUEBEC CITY at the Festival des trois ameriques
Mel Hoppenhiem School of Cinema, Film Production
Daniel Cross, 848.2424 (5235)
FB 421-5
drcross@alcor.concordia.ca
www.nfb.ca

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New Canada Research Chair


Photos: Andrew Dobrowolskyj

On March 15th, 2005 Dean Christopher Jackson invited friends of the faculty to join him in celebrating Sha Xin Wei’s Canada Research Chair in New Media Arts. Sha’s research involves studying gesture and creating new forms of responsive media that blend sound, video, and soft wear (active and sensate fabrics) into rich interactive settings.
The research involves complex engineering interlaced with artistic and philosophical creativity and enquiry. Sha has long been interested in hybrid physical and computational materials that can change shape or colour or make sound when stroked or tugged, or bathed in light or other environment stimuli.
At the Montreal-based TML, apprentices and experienced practitioners from all walks of life flex their wings by working together on a variety of projects such as installations that evoke thoughtful or playful responses in public events. The studio-lab draws on knowledge from experimental performance and gestural electro acoustic music as well as the critical studies of media and technology. By putting such insights to work in a creative studio-lab that marries the practices of the art studio, the pre-industrial atelier, and the scientific laboratory, Sha’s TML is helping us discover ways to breathe a bit more life into our everyday environment.
The reception honoring Sha took place at 357c, a not-for profit establishment with a privileged relationship with the Daniel Langlois Foundation for the Arts, Science and Technology.
 
   

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April 06, 2005

Our Country’s Good

Play

April 6th – 9th at 8 pm
And April 9th – 10th at 2:00 pm

The Department of Theatre is pleased to present Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, directed by Kate Bligh. Australia, 1789: with dwindling resources and a dying population, a penal colony puts on a play to celebrate the birthday of its king who lives half a world away...
Tickets are General Admission

Theatre Department
Box OFFICE: 848-2424, ext. 4742
http://theatre.concordia.ca
D.B. Clarke Theatre – 1455 de Maisonneuve West

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April 12, 2005

Fine Arts graduate wins interactive media award

Montreal’s Design Postimage has won a Silver award in the Flash category for the website filminquebec.com from Horizon Interactive Awards.

A leading international interactive media awards competition.
Filminquebec.com, launched in 2004 at the American Film Market (AFM),
presents a searchable photo gallery of Quebec's film locations. Founded
in 1999, Design Postimage is owned by Concordia University graduates,
Sara Morley, BFA, Studio Arts ‘94 and Salvatore Barrera, BA Comm.
Studies ‘93. In 2004 Design Postimage received a Horizon Interactive
Award in the Education/Training category for “A Day in the Life of an
Engineer”, web portraits of five Aboriginal engineers from across
Canada.
Sara Morley
514-270-3555
morley@postimage.com
www.horizoninteractiveawards.com
download pdf press release

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April 28, 2005

Winning proposal for VAV Gallery

Production grant awarded to Treva Petch and Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin

Treva Petch and Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin are both Print Media Majors whose work is bold and bright, motivated by humour and satire. Aiming to twist and challenge people’s perspectives on everyday life, they have proposed “Pinwheels”, a project that attempts to examine the emotional attachment humans possess with inanimate objects in relation to time. Their phantasmagoric vision will take form as a giant pinwheel field. The VAV gallery will be transformed into a trip down memory lane, where fantasy meets reality. In this environment, the viewer will be invited to think about the link the subconscious has with products, consumerism and western culture.
Treva Petch
trevapetch@hellokitty.com
Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin
ma.dumoulin@gmail.com
www.truszkowski.org

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April 29, 2005

Third Annual Grad Class Exhibition

April 29th, 2005
Call for submissions / donations: Deadline is May 20th, 2005

The exhibition opens at the VAV Gallery following the Fine Arts commencement ceremony,
June 15th, 2005. This event will allow for graduating students to leave something to those continuing on in fine arts program by making a suggested donation of 25$.
This annual event is funded by the preceding graduating class, and this year’s donations will go towards next year’s exhibition.

Alumni Relations
Tricia Middleton 848.2424 ext.4701
tricia@alcor.concordia.ca

Suzie Jones: 848.2424 ext. 7377
suziejon@alcor.concordia.ca
VAV Gallery
1395 Rene Levesque Ouest

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Evergon: Domestic Content

Photographic Exhibition
April 29th - May 29th, 2005

A student recently noted that upon entering my home, everything seems innocent. Then the dialogue between objects appears, and suddenly, it hits you that the very spoon you are eating with is, in fact, a penis. It is this dialogue between objects that has become the subject for this work of burlesque '-tychs' of innuendo portraying "gay-sexist' objects and self.
Centre VU, 523 St.de Vallier Est, Quebec, QC.
418.640. 2588
Download PDF

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April 30, 2005

Art exhibition at Gallery Lilian Rodriguez in Montreal

April 30th - May 28th
Wednesday to Friday (12h-17h30)
Saturday (12-17h)

Eva Brandl, "Recent Work “
In this recent body of work, Eva Brandl pursues her inquiry into the notion of conflict and estrangement in the form of two sculptural settings and an ensemble of architectural drawings.
Studio Arts
evbrandl@yahoo.com
Espace 405
372 Sainte-Catherine O.

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May 01, 2005

EMSB Chorale

The 25th Anniversary Spring Gala Concert.
May 1st, 2005
3:00 p.m.

Patricia Abbott and Amy Henderson,
conductors; Anne-Marie Denoncourt, piano. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach,
Henry Purcell, Paul Halley, Donald Patriquin, Nancy Telfer, Ruth Watson-Henderson and the Canadian première of Paul Jarman’s Turn on the Open Sea.
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.
483.7200 ext.7234

Oscar Peterson hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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May 03, 2005

EXPO_ITINÉRANTE

Concordia University and Dans La Rue show off!
May 3rd – 29th, 2005
Vernissage, May 4th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

For the fourth year the Concordia and Dans La Rue project will reveal how their efforts have paid off. They will do so through an exhibition that will conclude an entire year of collaboration between students in the Concordia Design Art program and students from Dans La Rue. The Concordia Dans La Rue Project is a social initiative supporting cooperation and expression through collaborative projects between Design Art students and students from Dans La Rue.
EXPO_ITINERANTE aims to promote a collaborative model that establishes a link between arts and the community.
Video projections, music and a chance to meet the artists will be among the highlights of the vernissage, which will take place on Wednesday May 4 2005 from 5pm until 9pm. It would be great to have you there!

Marie-Eve Bélanger
Student in Design and Computation Arts
concordia.danslarue@gmail.com
514.527.9352
Café Esperanza
5490 boulevard Saint-Laurent
http://danslarue.concordia.ca
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May 04, 2005

CATHERINE WILD APPOINTED NEW DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

April 28, 2005 - President and Vice-Chancellor
Frederick Lowy is pleased to announce the
appointment of Catherine Wild as Dean of Fine
Arts for a five-year term effective September 1,
2005.

“Catherine Wild has a strong national reputation as both an arts administrator and a passionate champion of the arts. Through her exceptional range of experience as both an artist and administrator, she exemplifies the personal and professional qualities that we are looking for in a leader for our Fine Arts Faculty. She understands both the challenges facing fine arts education in Canada today and Concordia’s leading role as a particularly dynamic and thriving Faculty. I am confident that she will be a consensus builder, decision-maker and a thoughtful and energetic Dean of Fine Arts,” said President Lowy. “We are pleased and honoured to welcome her to Concordia.”
Prof. Catherine Wild is a distinguished studio artist who specializes in printmaking. She has exhibited, published and lectured widely and her work has received critical acclaim and awards.
She has also served widely at the departmental, faculty and senior administrative levels at several Canadian universities, as well as Arizona State University. Most recently, she was Dean of the Faculty of Foundation Studies of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) for eight years (1996-2004). She also served a five-year term on the Council of Ontario Universities.
She is a graduate of Concordia (BFA, 1972) who received the terminal degree in her field (MFA, 1982) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She held full-time teaching positions at the University of Alberta, Concordia University, Arizona State University and the University of Toronto before joining the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) where she now holds the rank of Professor in the Faculty of Art.
“As with the search for a Dean of Arts & Science, we had an impressive list of more than 35 highly qualified candidates who applied for the position, from both inside and outside Canada,” commented Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Martin Singer. “Our Fine Arts Faculty is truly of world-class calibre and we have found the appropriate person to continue the rich legacy of outgoing Dean Christopher Jackson.”
During its more than 25 years of existence, the Faculty of Fine Arts has achieved an internationally recognized standard of excellence in undergraduate education in the visual and performing arts as Canada’s largest and most comprehensive Fine Arts faculty. The Faculty has stepped into the 21st century by developing cutting-edge multimedia and design laboratories, while reinforcing the more traditional studio, workshop and academic disciplines. The Faculty is in the midst of a major expansion into a new state-of-the-art complex, which will be shared with the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.
On behalf of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the entire Concordia community, President Lowy would like to thank outgoing Dean Christopher Jackson for his exceptional work on behalf of the Faculty and the University and to welcome Catherine Wild to her new responsibilities as the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts.

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May 05, 2005

Mobile Digital Commons Network Symposium: Sampling the Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Technologies

May 5th to May 8th, 2005,
This MDCN-hosted symposium examines the impact of mobile culture and the evolving idea of a wireless commons.

Over the course of four days, we investigate how wireless technologies enrich and modify public life in Canada, challenge our notions of space and place, and shape our day-to-day experiences. Leading researchers, scholars and artists have been invited to present their cutting edge work in these fields. We invite you to come and join them, and contribute to an ongoing discussion on these subjects. Leading international researchers, technologists and artists discuss locative media, community wireless, the digital commons, and new mobile technologies.

Design and Computation Arts
Michael Longford
longford@alcor.concordia.ca
514 969-3843
http://www.mdcn.ca/tiki-index.php?page=MdcnSymposium

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May 07, 2005

Apollo and the four continents

May 7th to July 7, 2005

This is the first one person show of Sculptures and drawings of Trevor Gould's work at Gallerie Athanor in Marseille, France.
Studio Arts
Trevor Gould,
trevorg@ca.inter.net
Gallerie Athanor, Marseille France

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The Sinues of the Present Genealogies of Biopolitics

MAY 7-8, 2005

Maurizion Lazzarato (Collège International de Philosophie, Paris ; author of ‘Les révolutions du capitalisme’ and ‘Puissances de l’invention’) NATALIE JEREMIJENKO (Engineer and technoartist; Bureau of Inverse Technology; Visual Art, University of California, San Diego) BRIAN MASSUMI (Université de Montréal ; auteur de ‘Parables for the virtual’) BIOTEKNICA (Jennifer Willet, Shaw Bailey, Concordia University)

DETAILS
http://www.radicalempiricism.org
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A Bouquet of Concertos

May 7th, 2005
7:00 p.m.
Young talented musicians present an evening of concertos with the Face Symphony Orchestra. Also featuring students of Gregory Chaverdian, Tina Kakabadze and Yuli Turovsky. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Arensky, Rowley and Rachmaninoff
Tickets: $20.
240.2416.

Oscar Peterson hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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May 11, 2005

Paying Tribute to three outstanding Quebec artists

Concordia pays tribute to three outstanding women

The Faculty of Fine Arts Honors
Raymonde April, Françoise Sullivan and Irene Whittome

MONTREAL/May 5, 2005 – On Wednesday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hôtel
Gault (449, rue Sainte-Hélène) Christopher Jackson, Dean of the Faculty of
Fine Arts, will host a reception to highlight the achievements of three
exceptional artists who are all faculty members in the Department of Studio
Arts. Being honoured are Raymonde April, who won the Prix du Québec, Prix
Paul-Émile Borduas (2003), Françoise Sullivan, this year’s recipient of the
Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, and Irene Whittome who
was named an Officer of the Order of Canada (2005).

The reception is by invitation only. For more information about this event
or the three artists, please contact Lina Uberti, Communications and Special
Projects Advisor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University
(514)848-2424, ext. 4606
lina.uberti@concordia.ca

http://publicaffairs.concordia.ca
Source:
Chris Mota
Senior Public Relations Officer
Concordia University
Public Affairs and Government Relations Department
tel: (514) 848-2424, ext. 4884; cell: (514) 952-5556; fax: (514) 848-3383
e-mail: chris.mota@concordia.ca

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May 12, 2005

Robert Adams

May 10th and 11th, 2005
2:00 p.m.
May 12th and 13th, 2005
7:00 p.m.

As part of a series, the literary reviewer will present The Island Walkers by John Bemrose.
488.1152.

Oscar Peterson hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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May 14, 2005

Paying tribute to three outstanding artists

On Wednesday, May 11, at the Hôtel Gault, Christopher Jackson, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, hosted a reception to highlight the achievements of three exceptional artists, all long associated with the Studio Arts Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts

The distinguised artists were Raymonde April, who won the Prix du Québec, Prix Paul-Émile Borduas (2003), Françoise Sullivan, this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, and Irene Whittome who was named an Officer of the Order of Canada (2005).


Art photographer Raymond April, painter Françoise Sullivan and multimedia artist Irene Whittome share a laugh with department chair David Elliott.
Photos by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

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The Greater Montreal Chorus presents Music! Music! Music!

May 14th, 2005
8:00 p.m.

Featuring Canadian Showtime Chorus, The George Doxas Jazz Quartet and the Sweet Adelines.
Tickets: $25.

Oscar Peterson hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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May 15, 2005

Ensemble Sinfonia de Montréal

May 15th, 2005
7:30 p.m.

Works by Elgar, Rommasi and others, featuring Stéphane Beaulac, trumpet. Louis Lavigueur, artistic director.
Tickets available at the box office: $20 general admission, $10 for students.

Oscar Peterson hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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May 19, 2005

Claude Lajeunesse appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University

May 19, 2005 -
On behalf of Concordia University's Board of Governors, Chair Alain Benedetti is proud to announce the appointment of Claude Lajeunesse as its President and Vice-Chancellor for a five-year term beginning August 1, 2005. The appointment was ratified at the Board's meeting earlier today.

“Concordia University has the potential to be one of Canada’s leading universities. Dr. Lajeunesse is exactly the right person at the right time to lead it into the next phase of growth and excellence,” said Mr. Benedetti, who also chaired the search committee that recommended Dr. Lajeunesse. “His deep knowledge of teaching and research along with his excellent management skills and track record in managing change will serve him well in his new position. He is a well-rounded leader.”

Claude Lajeunesse comes to Concordia from a ten-year mandate as President and Vice-Chancellor of Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. Under his leadership, Ryerson experienced rapid growth, increasing its undergraduate student population by 43% and the enrolment at the Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education by 50% (credit & non-credit courses). The number of full and part-time programs grew substantially and Ryerson developed 13 new Master’s and PhD programs and opened six new buildings worth $210 million.

“After ten exciting years at Ryerson, it is a privilege and honour to be selected to lead Concordia University,” said Dr. Lajeunesse. “I share its fundamental values of excellence, accessibility, collegiality and equity. I also recognize the remarkable work of Dr. Lowy and his contribution to building this fine institution. I look forward to working with faculty, staff, students and the senior leadership team to fulfill all of Concordia’s brilliant potential—with the support of the Board, alumni and friends of the university.”
Claude Lajeunesse has experienced the university world from many different perspectives, which will stand him in good stead at Concordia: as a teacher, as an administrator, as a researcher and as an executive in charge of major grants. He holds a PhD (1969) and a Master of Science (1967) in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from l’École Polytechnique, l’Université de Montréal, in 1965. He taught at l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, where he started as an associate professor in Engineering Physics (1970-71), becoming Head of the Engineering Physics Division (1971-72) and finally, Head of the Engineering Department (1972-74).
In 1988, Lajeunesse was asked to lead the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the national association that represents all Canadian universities. During this period, he formed relationships across all sectors of public life, which will prove invaluable to his work at Concordia.
Claude Lajeunesse is a member of many professional bodies and boards, and has been recognized extensively for his work. He is a member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Lajeunesse was also a member of the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee of the Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la recherche (FCAR) and was General Manager of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers in Ottawa and Director of Targeted Research for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The Canadian Academy of Engineering named him to its Board in 1999, and he served as Chair of the Board and President in 2002-2003. In March of 2005, he was named to the Board of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).
Claude Lajeunesse is an active community volunteer, with commitments ranging from health care to cultural organizations. He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto East General Hospital (since 2005), member of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Heritage Foundation (since 2000), Chair of the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre Committee (since 2004), member of the Toronto City Summit Alliance (since 2002) and member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Board of Trade (since 2004).
The Concordia community wishes to thank Dr. Frederick Lowy for his dedication and invaluable contribution to the development of Concordia. We are proud to welcome Claude Lajeunesse and to join him in preparing the next stage of Concordia’s future.


Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

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May 20, 2005

Wow GK! Concert

May 20th, 2005
7:30 p.m.

Produced by ANCOP Canada (Montreal Area) to raise awareness and to raise funds for project GK777 - to build 700,000 homes in 7000 communities in 7 years for the poorest of the poor in the Philippines.
Tickets: $25.
630.1891

Oscar Peterson Hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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May 21, 2005

Quat’Chimen presents Concert Beethova Obas

May 21st, 2005
8:00 p.m.

A performance by the Haitian-born artist.
Tickets: $30

Oscar Peterson Hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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May 26, 2005

Edwin Holgate: Peintre canadien / Canadian Painter

Exhibition
May 26th to October 2nd, 2005

Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, co-curated by Rosalind Pepall (Curator, Decroative Arts, MMFA) and Brian Foss. The first major retrospective exhibition of Holgate’s (1892-1975) art to be held since 1975, the exhibition features 160 paintings and prints: landscapes, figures and portraits. After its run in Montreal the exhibition will be seen at the Glenbow Museum (Calgary, 4 March-28 May 2006), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, 24 June-16 September 2006), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, 6 October 2006 – 7 January 2007), and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton, 10 February-15 April 2007). The exhibition is accompanied by a 200-page catalogue.

Art History
Brian Foss
http://www.mmfa.qc.ca/en/index.html
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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June 05, 2005

Tour de L'île

For the past 21 years the city of Montreal has been holding its Montreal Bike Fest, this is the third year the “Colors of Concordia Team” will be participating in the Tour de l’Ile event, which is a 48km bike ride around Montreal.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and share with people from other cultures while doing a fun event.
Register at the GM Building, 1550 de Maisonneuve West, room 20.
Passes can be picked up for you from Velo Quebec.
Please encourage everyone to participate in this worthwhile event.

download pdf poster

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June 08, 2005

Ami Quebec is proud to present Schumann: Music, Moods Swings and Madness

June 8th, 2005
8:00 p.m.

With Robert Kogan, psychiatrist.

Oscar Peterson Hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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June 14, 2005

Robert Adams

June 14th – 15th, 2005
2:00 p.m.
June 16th - 17th, 2005
7:00 p.m.

As part of a series, the literary reviewer will present Brick Lane by Monica Ali.
488-1152.

Oscar Peterson Hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. W
848.4848
http://oscar.concordia.ca

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September 16, 2005

Black Star Big Brothers Celebration and Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Benefit Concert

Friday, September 16
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The 11th annual event will feature Lorraine Klaasen, African Queen of song & dance and Muna Mingole, Makossa music star. Tickets available at the box office: in advance - $25, at the door - $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children 12 and under (service charges applicable on all prices). Information: 514-485-9737.

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6

Tickets are available at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office unless otherwise indicated. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-noon & 1:30pm-4:30pm in the OPCH Administration Office (Room SC01-10). Additionally, the box office opens in the lobby one hour prior to ticketed events. To purchase tickets via the Admission network, call (514) 790-1245 or visit http://www.admission.com.
Please consult (514) 848-4848 or http://oscar.concordia.ca to confirm event information.
To subscribe or unsubscribe to the email notice system concerts-request@concordia.ca

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September 19, 2005

Please Welcome Catherine Wild, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts

April 28, 2005 - President and Vice-Chancellor Frederick Lowy is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Wild as Dean of Fine Arts for a five-year term effective September 15, 2005.

"Catherine Wild has a strong national reputation as both an arts administrator and a passionate champion of the arts. Through her exceptional range of experience as both an artist and administrator, she exemplifies the personal and professional qualities that we are looking for in a leader for our Fine Arts Faculty. She understands both the challenges facing fine arts education in Canada today and Concordia's leading role as a particularly dynamic and thriving Faculty. I am confident that she will be a consensus builder, decision-maker and a thoughtful and energetic Dean of Fine Arts," said President Lowy. "We are pleased and honoured to welcome her to Concordia."
Prof. Catherine Wild is a distinguished studio artist who specializes in printmaking. She has exhibited, published and lectured widely and her work has received critical acclaim and awards. She has also served widely at the departmental, faculty and senior administrative levels at several Canadian universities, as well as Arizona State University. Most recently, she was Dean of the Faculty of Foundation Studies of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) for eight years (1996-2004). She also served a five-year term on the Council of Ontario Universities.

She is a graduate of Concordia (BFA, 1972) who received the terminal degree in her field (MFA, 1982) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She held full-time teaching positions at the University of Alberta, Concordia University, Arizona State University and the University of Toronto before joining the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) where she now holds the rank of Professor in the Faculty of Art.

"As with the search for a Dean of Arts & Science, we had an impressive list of more than 35 highly qualified candidates who applied for the position, from both inside and outside Canada," commented Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Martin Singer. "Our Fine Arts Faculty is truly of world-class calibre and we have found the appropriate person to continue the rich legacy of outgoing Dean Christopher Jackson."

During its more than 25 years of existence, the Faculty of Fine Arts has achieved an internationally recognized standard of excellence in undergraduate education in the visual and performing arts as Canada's largest and most comprehensive Fine Arts faculty. The Faculty has stepped into the 21st century by developing cutting-edge multimedia and design laboratories, while reinforcing the more traditional studio, workshop and academic disciplines. The Faculty is in the midst of a major expansion into a new state-of-the-art complex, which will be shared with the University's Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

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Ana Cappelluto, Associate Dean, Research, Graduate Studies and International Relations

Ana Cappelluto is the new Associate Dean, Research, Graduate Studies, and International Relations. She was the Chair of the Department of Theatre at Concordia University where she teaches design for the theatre. Her research focuses on the development of new scenographic tools. Ana's research is financially supported by Hexagram Research Institute, Industry Canada, Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture, and the Gouvernment du Quebec Ministére de l'Industrie et du Commerce and the CANARIE initiative.

Ana Cappelluto is also an award winning scenographer. She has designed shows that have been produced in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Switzerland, Italy and Paris. Her designs have traveled to numerous national and international festivals including Londrina International Festival, Brazil, Singapore Arts Festival, Atlantic New Dance Festival, Nova Scotia, Valencia International Arts Festival, Venezuela, Spoleto Festival, Florida, Festival Teatro a Mil, Santiago, Chile, Festival International des Théùtres Francophones, Limoges, France and Aoyama Round Theatre, Tokyo, Japan.

Current work includes the development of the DMX-CAM. The DMX-CAM will permit the seamless integration of live camera control in performance. Control of x/y position, focus and zoom has been integrated into the cue structure of performance and as part of a lighting cue. By adding a commercial live tracking system the camera can automatically follow the performer as she moves.

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Lyse Larose, Facilitator Research, International Cooperation and Graduate Studies

Since July 15th , 2005, Lyse Larose has been working for the Office of the Dean of Fine Arts as Facilitator, Research, International Cooperation and Graduate studies. 

Her newly expanded mandate will help ensure that the Faculty of Fine Arts continues to build on its success of research funding, while it develops new alliances internationally.  As Facilitator, Lyse acts as a resource person for faculty members in research-related matters, especially research funding opportunities and grant proposals.  Lyse’s expanded Facilitator mandate includes the development of strategies to increase international exchange opportunities for faculty and students.

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An au revoir to Christopher Jackson as he completes his second term as Dean

On a Parting Note By Dorota Kozinska

In case you haven’t noticed, Concordia University is growing. Buildings such as the Richard J. Renaud Science Complex and the new John Molson School of Business are slowly dwarfing the modest rectangle that is the venerable Hall Building, while dramatically transforming the architecture of downtown Montreal. And as the skyscrapers rise, pristine university department plates are beginning to appear on the doors of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity.

The complex, the single most important acquisition Concordia has made since its creation, in the words of President Frederick Lowy, will now house the new faculty of Fine Arts, the largest university art school in Canada.

With changes without, come changes within.

At this very exciting moment in the University’s history, with a heart both heavy and light, Christopher Jackson, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, is saying good-bye to an institution that has been his home since 1978. The sadness of parting is greatly mitigated by the joy of seeing a project so close to his heart come to fruition, and there is no better topic for Dean Jackson than a discussion of the Grey Nun’s site.

An ardent proponent of mixing different cultural activities, he compares the multidisciplinary mandate of the new school to the creation of the fantastically successful Cirque du Soleil. “They brought together a whole lot of artistic disciplines that exist in Montreal, and put them in one place and had them working together. The results were astonishing. “They created something quintessentially Quebecois, Jackson continued. “The Grey Nuns have the same kind of potential to produce something marvelous. But he is reluctant to spell out these marvels. “It cannot be envisioned yet. Part of getting in there is leaving enough room for things to happen.

Words of wisdom from an educator who has seen the University go through enormous changes since the beginning of his tenure. He claims to have hardly been prepared for the role that awaited him. A professional musician, Jackson has been conducting Le Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal for the past 31 years, and was hired by the university on the strength of his musical career. From teaching he quickly moved into administrative functions, which he laughingly admits came easily to someone accustomed to conducting a large group of people.

Juggling two demanding careers was not an easy task, however. Wary of letting go of either profession – “if you take yourself out of an environment, it’s hard to re-start a career – Jackson bravely wore the double mantle, combining running the department with his musical engagements. “Being Dean is the ultimate responsibility, he says, listing the many facets of his position, from human resources to academic planning and the budget.

It was the latter that became the bane of Dean Jackson’s work, the never-ending financial wrangling with the government. He credits his staff with helping him deal with the stress, as well as the satisfaction derived from participating in the realization of such exciting ideas as the creation of the new Visual Arts Complex.

“This regrouping of people is going to produce some very interesting works, he says, “and create an environment for both students and staff that is really unlike anything else. “I must say, he continues, “this is one of the projects that means the most to me. Part of the excitement has to do with the new dynamic this kind of synergy will produce.

Jackson has seen the student body change dramatically, just as has art education in general. Interdisciplinary studies have been carried for years, and with the advent of digital technology, we are in a very different ballpark. “We have always been a little on the forefront of these developments, Jackson comments. “Now more than ever before, the act of creation, artistic practice and the creative process are growing in their importance and it is not something we are going to let go of.

With new technologies, come new demands. Dean Jackson finds the new wave of students to hold particularly high expectations. “They are very demanding. They are not necessarily as well prepared for life on the university level, and sometimes that gets in the way. But the student body is diverse and continually growing. With the inclusion of new cultures, come changes to the curriculum creating an exceptionally rich mix and a perfect ground for new artistic endeavours.

The popularity of the faculty is also Dean Jackson’s pride and joy, although he credits the university’s site for most of its charm. “Location, location, location, he laughs. “We are dead centre in Montreal, the artistic community, it’s exciting. Close to one-third of the continually growing student population is from out of town, many from abroad.
“The faculty is changing as well, says Jackson. “Among the new teachers there is a renewed emphasis on research and artistic production. It is part of what is happening in universities in general, and there is a great deal of interest in what we’re doing. Programs on provincial level have been based on our formula.

And that’s where the heavy heart comes in. It is not easy to leave an institution that seems to have taken a second breath and is spreading its wings. But according to Dean Jackson, it’s time. “I enjoyed it lots and lots. I enjoyed the people, the artists who introduced me to so many things, it was never dull. With the weight of one mantle of responsibility lifted, Jackson can now continue full steam with his music career. He is not, however, saying adieu to Concordia University. More like a fond au revoir, as he plans to remain involved with it in one way or another.

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The Music Department welcomes R. Murray Schafer to Concordia

After all these years, R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933) is still thought of as our most prominent avant-garde Canadian composer. He is known in particular for his theatrical productions, taking place in unusual surroundings (Wilderness Lake, Toronto's Union Station, Coimbra's labyrinthine streets of the old quarter, etc) and usually drawing on ancient myths. Murray Schafer himself has almost passed into legend, and we at Concordia determined that we should acquaint a new generation of students with the vast range of his accomplishments.

Mr. Schafer has been invited partly to serve as a catalyst for the collaborations between Music, Theatre, Contemporary Dance, and Cinema at Concordia University. (Such collaborations are manifest not only through individual student initiatives and occasional exchange of faculty members as visitors to the other Department, but also the on-going development of common programmes at both graduate and undergraduate level).

This fall, he will be teaching a course in which 75 or so students from the four Departments will work together to design and develop a Theatre of the Senses. The final production will take place within an exciting new / old space near downtown Montreal, where the audience can stroll or be led through a variety of spaces, listening to, watching, and otherwise becoming involved in an assortment of performances by small groups. The themes linking these mini-performances, as well as the cumulative effect of the various groups' activities, will be developed by the students throughout the term - of course with the expert advice of Mr. Schafer.

Murray Schafer has composed for all manners of ensemble and instrumentation: large orchestra (including one with skidoo), solo harp, trombones around a lake, massed choirs, solo voice, and even electroacoustics - including the works he composed for three pavilions at Expo 67. He is probably best known in many Montreal households for his cycle of string quartets, which have received two brilliant marathon performances by the Molinari Quartet in the last few years. His reputation as a musician is due in large part to his unusual ability to fuse exquisite detail, more typical of the 19th-century master, to startling new forms more typical of the most avant-garde show.

We are delighted and honoured to receive him, even if temporarily, into our midst, and hope that his visit will prompt new collaborations and ideas.

But his work is not at all limited to music composition: he is renowned internationally for his seminal work on acoustic ecology, has written several books and articles including "The Tuning of the World", and has provided a major impetus in the development of more creative approaches to classroom teaching of music for the last few decades.

Naturally, many of those in Montreal's art community are familiar with his work, and various groups are hoping to entice him to give talks: he is already committed to a lecture at the Musée d'Art Contemporaine in Concordia's Defiant Imagination series, an appearance at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a presence at the symposium of Art College and Universities Fine Arts Deans [?], at the international Electroacoustic Music Studies EMS-05 conference, and of course a few visits into the Composition classes in the Music Department.

In short, we are delighted to welcome Mr. Schafer to Concordia, and sincerely hope that he will benefit as much out of his visit to us as we know we will to his. For more insight into his work visit www.patria.org.

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Joanna Berzowska presenting at conferences in Europe

Wearable Computers: Joey will also be giving a short paper, entitled "Kukkia and Vilkas: Kinetic Electronic Garments" at ISWC 2005, the ninth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, held in Osaka on October 18-21, 2005. It will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and all other interested parties to share information and advances in wearable computing.

We invite you to attend ISWC 2005 and submit to one or more of the following categories: papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and exhibits. The full program of the conference is available here: www.cc.gatech.edu/ccg/iswc05/program.html

Her paper describes our first experiments in developing kinetic electronic garments, within the context of fashion and personal expression. We have integrated the shape memory alloy Nitinol in textile substrates to create Kukkia and Vilkas, two animated dresses that move or change shape over time, using resistive heating and control electronics. We describe fabrication details, including Nitinol shape setting and felting of the textile substrate. We suggest various models for programming the behavior of such an artifact, including animated, reactive, and interactive models.

For more information on Joanna Berzowska’s work and Extra Soft Labs, visit: XS LABS or http://hybrid.concordia.ca/~joey.

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The Faculty of Fine Arts announces a generous gift from the Roloff Beny Foundation, which donated $510,000 to Concordia Fine Arts

The Roloff Beny Foundation has generously contributed $510,000 to Concordia Fine Arts as part of a Canadian national scholarship program. The Roloff Beny Foundation Endowment will support The Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography, an annual scholarship recognizing our graduate students’ outstanding artistic and academic achievements. These funds will also be used to replace outdated equipment, thus ensuring that the Photography program continues to meet the needs of its students.

The Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography is created in memory of Roloff Beny, photographer, painter and designer, famous for his photography as reflected in his beautiful books, which include The Thrones of Earth and Heaven, A Time of Gods, Pleasure of Ruins, In Italy, Persia: Bridge of Turquoise, The Churches of Rome, Odyssey: Mirror of the Mediterranean and Rajasthan. Roloff Beny received numerous awards for his outstanding photography and the design concepts of his books, among them the coveted Gold Medal of the Leipzig International Book Fair, and two silver medals, the Charles Blanc Medallion of the French Academy, the Order of Canada, and the title “Knight of Mark Twainâ€? for his To Every Thing There is a Season, his portrait of Canada, his own country. Roloff Beny died in March 1984.

Jessica Auer is the first recipient of the prestigious The Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography. Jessica is a 3rd year graduate student in Photography at Concordia University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Concordia in 2001, and spent the following year photographing Canadian canals for The World Canals Conference held by Parks Canada in 2002. Jessica has taught photography part-time at CEGEP Champlain St. Lambert since 2004, and is teaching Photography at Concordia University this year. Recent projects include a series of photographs and a video installation that examine the outer edges of Montreal Island. For her graduate thesis, Jessica is currently working on a survey of recreational spaces, focusing mainly on contemporary interpretations of popular tourist sites around the world. Congratulations to Jessica for her outstanding achievement!

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September 20, 2005

Panel Discussion Sponsored by the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery

Tuesday, September 20
3:30 PM
Panel discussion as part of Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2005
"The Staged Object in the Photographic Work of Destiny Deacon and Evergon"

Destiny Deacon and Evergon both collect objects which are sometimes included in their art. What is their potential meaning and what role does photography play in the staging of these objects? Panel moderated by curator Martha Langford with Monika Kin Gagnon, Cheryl Simon and Thomas Waugh. (In English).

Department: Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery
Contact: (514) 848-2424 poste 4750 or ellengal@alcor.concordia.ca
ellengallery.concordia.ca
Location: Concordia University, 1400, boul. de Maisonneuve ouest, LB-165 Ground Floor Montréal (Québec) H3G 1M8 (Métro Guy-Concordia)
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday for 12:00 to 6:00 PM

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September 21, 2005

Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival

Wednesday, September 21 – Friday, September 23
Schedule TBA

Named for its proximity to the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, this three-day symposium features presentations and panels, concert works on a multi-speaker system, installations and performances. Admission to all events is free of charge. Information: kaustin@vax2.concordia.ca.

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke West

Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6


Tickets are available at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office unless otherwise indicated. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-noon & 1:30pm-4:30pm in the OPCH Administration Office (Room SC01-10). Additionally, the box office opens in the lobby one hour prior to ticketed events. To purchase tickets via the Admission network, call (514) 790-1245 or visit http://www.admission.com.

Please consult (514) 848-4848 or http://oscar.concordia.ca to confirm event information.

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September 24, 2005

Saturday Art Workshops Sponsored by the Concordia Community Art Center

Registration and first day of workshops – Saturday, September 24, 2005
Classes from 10:00 am to 12 noon

Visual arts programs for preschool/elementary children, adolescents and adults
The Saturday Art Workshops are taught by junior and senior undergraduates of the Art Education Department as part of their teaching internship. The workshops focus on individual creative and artistic development through the exploration of various art styles and media. Special rates are offered to Concordia students, staff, faculty and alumni. Please support our future artists and art teachers!

Department: Art Education
Contact: Janette Haggar – Director, (514) 457-2359 and b.newland@bellnet.ca
http://artcenter.concordia.ca or http://art-education.concordia.ca
Location: Visual Arts Building - Concordia University, 1395 blvd. René Levesque O., Montreal QC H3G 2M5

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September 29, 2005

John Hans Low-Beer Memorial Lecture

Thursday, September 29
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A public lecture Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D. entitled “Picking up the Pieces: Life After the Trauma of Mental Illness. Dr. Tedeschi is the author of the book Helping Bereaved Parents: A Clinician’s Guide, Trauma and Transformation, Posttraumatic Stress and Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth (with Lawrence Calhoun). Admission is free of charge. Information: 514-486-1448.

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke West

Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6


Tickets are available at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office unless otherwise indicated. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-noon & 1:30pm-4:30pm in the OPCH Administration Office (Room SC01-10). Additionally, the box office opens in the lobby one hour prior to ticketed events. To purchase tickets via the Admission network, call (514) 790-1245 or visit http://www.admission.com.

Please consult (514) 848-4848 or http://oscar.concordia.ca to confirm event information.

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October 04, 2005

Visiting Artist Program - SADASHI INUZUKA

Tuesday, October 4, 2005
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Artist’s Talk by SADASHI INUZUKA (Ann Arbor)

Renowned for his large installations that often integrate multi-component ceramic elements and mixed media, Inuzuka’s work address issues of ecological imbalance, and nature’s relationship with human nature in society.

Department: Concordia Ceramics Area, Studio Arts, and MFA Visiting Artist Program
Contact: Selena Liss slis@videotron.ca
Location: Bourget Building MF 108, 1230 de la Montagne

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October 05, 2005

One Take Super 8 Event

Wednesday, October 5th
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Film screening

For the first time in Montreal after 5 successful years in Saskatchewan, the original ONE TAKE SUPER 8 EVENT promises to be a diverse showcase of Canadian super 8 films. 

Over 30 independent filmmakers from Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and beyond will load their cameras to take part in this year’s spectacle. The ONE TAKE SUPER 8 EVENT is a distinct film screening, in that none of the films will be viewed before they are screened on the evening of October 5th - no cuts, no splices. Several Concordia students, faculty and staff members have created brand new films for the event, including Roy Cross, Farzin Farzaneh, Zach Finkelstein, Anne Michùle Fortin, Dave Johnson, Brett Kashmere, Justine Litynski, Terryll Loffler, Lindsay McIntyre, Solomon Nagler, Michael Rollo, Kim Simard and others.

Department: Cinema
Contact: Brett Kashmere, phone 514 523-9326 or brettkashmere@yahoo.com
Location: Main Hall, 5390 St. Laurent (Mile End / metro: Laurier)
Press release

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October 06, 2005

Visiting Artist Program - KEN GREGORY

Thursday, October 6, 2005
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Artist’s talk by KEN GREGORY (Winnipeg)

Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 10 years.

Department: Concordia MFA Visiting Artist Program
Contact: Selena Liss slis@videotron.ca
Location: Bourget Building MF-108, 1230 de la Montagne

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October 08, 2005

Chinese Cultural Event

Saturday, October 8, 2005
7:30 p.m.

An evening of song and dance commemorating the 60th anniversary of the victory of the war against Japan.

Sponsored by: The Montreal Northeast Chinese Association presents
Information and reservations: 514-969-8568 or 514-804-5868.

Tickets: $10.00

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke West

Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6


http://oscar.concordia.ca

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"FABULA" – An Exhibition of Susan G. Scott’s Paintings

Saturday, October 8 until Saturday, October 29
Exhibition of Susan G. Scott’s paintings titled "FABULA"

Website link: www.drabinskygallery.com
Location: Drabinsky Gallery,122 Scollard Street, Toronto

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October 10, 2005

Valorization Through Art and Technology: An Opportunity To Add Value or To Rethink Economic Valuation ?

Monday, October 10, 2005
18:00 - 20:00
Artist Talk by Niklas Damiris

Art research? An alumnus of XEROX_PARC, research fellow at Stanford and Swiss Banking Center talks about the different institutional characters of academic disciplines, business labs, and government agencies which frame the context for "Research and Creation."

Department: Les Lundis dHexagram and TML
Contact: Prof. Sha Xin Wei at 848-2424x5949 or Sha@encs.concordia.ca
Location: SAT, 1195 boulevard Saint-Laurent

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October 12, 2005

Beckett-Baxter Memorial Lecture by David Bordwell

Monday, October 17, 2005
5:00 PM
Beckett-Baxter Memorial Lecture by David Bordwell entitled: "Network Narratives and Small-World Stories: New Narrative in Hollywood?" dealing with the sort of narrative we associate with NASHVILLE and more recently MAGNOLIA

Professor Bordwell is one of the world's preeminent film scholars. Two of the books he co-authored with Kristin Thompson, Film Art: an Introduction and Film History: an Introduction are the principal texts used for our core, Film Aesthetics and Film History courses in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema undergraduate programs. He has written key books on film directors, Yasujiro Ozu (Japan) and Carl Theodor Dreyer (Denmark) and film theorist/filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (Russia) as well as definitive texts on The Classical Hollywood Cinema (with Thompson and Janet Staiger), the Hong Kong cinema, Planet Hong Kong, film narrative, Narration in the Fiction Film, the interpretation of films, Making Meaning, and On the History of Film Style , all of which have been assigned readings for our students. Prof. Bordwell is a very exciting speaker, and this opportunity to see and hear a great film scholar at work is not to be missed.

Department: Cinema
Contact: Peter Rist at peterist@alcor.concordia.ca
Location: LB-125

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October 13, 2005

Visiting Artist Program - LANI MAESTRO

Thursday, October13, 2005
6:30pm – 8:30pm (to be confirmed)
Artist’s talk by LANI MAESTRO

Department: Concordia Studio Arts and MFA Visiting Artist Program
Contact: Selena Liss slis@videotron.ca
Location: Bourget Building MF-108, 1230 de la Montagne

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October 14, 2005

Creating Space for Art – Symposium Sponsored by Concordia and McGill

Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2005
All day, see program for specific details
A two-day symposium with several panel discussions on the theme of Creating Space for Art

Keynote speakers: Sir Ken Robinson, PhD and Dr. Bernard Shapiro. Panel themes and moderators include Academic Space - Art in the Academy with John Rea; Global Space - Multiculturalism and Art with Gage Averill; Physical Space for Art - Architecture for Music and Fine Arts with Phyllis Lambert; Virtual Space - The IT reality with Lynn Hughes and Stephen McAdams; and Industrial and Personal Space with Sandy Pearlman (In English).

Department: Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University and Faculty of Music, McGill University
Contact: Stacey Neale at (514) 848-2424 ext. 5201 or Stacey.Neale@concordia.ca
www.spaceforart.concordia.ca
Location: available upon registration

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Creating Space for Art – Symposium Sponsored by Concordia and McGill

Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2005
All day, see program for specific details
A two-day symposium with several panel discussions on the theme of Creating Space for Art

Keynote speakers: Sir Ken Robinson, PhD and Dr. Bernard Shapiro. Panel themes and moderators include Academic Space - Art in the Academy with John Rea; Global Space - Multiculturalism and Art with Gage Averill; Physical Space for Art - Architecture for Music and Fine Arts with Phyllis Lambert; Virtual Space - The IT reality with Lynn Hughes and Stephen McAdams; and Industrial and Personal Space with Sandy Pearlman (In English).

Department: Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University and Faculty of Music, McGill University
Contact: Stacey Neale at (514) 848-2424 ext. 5201 or Stacey.Neale@concordia.ca
Website link: www.spaceforart.concordia.ca
Location: available upon registration

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October 15, 2005

2nd Annual Concordia University Department of Theatre Alumni Cabaret

Saturday, October 15, 2005
8:00 p.m. until the end
Theatre Cabaret

A fun filled event with thrills, chills and spills all created by Concordia Theatre Alumni to raise funds to support the endowments fund for future theatre students.

Department: Theatre
Contact: Anisa Cameron at alumnicabaret@concordia.ca
Website link: theatre.concordia.ca
Location: Kola Note - 5240 Parc Avenue

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October 17, 2005

Beckett-Baxter Memorial Lecture by David Bordwell

Monday, October 17, 2005
5:00 PM
Beckett-Baxter Memorial Lecture by David Bordwell entitled: "Network Narratives and Small-World Stories: New Narrative in Hollywood?" dealing with the sort of narrative we associate with NASHVILLE and more recently MAGNOLIA.

Professor Bordwell is one of the world's preeminent film scholars. Two of the books he co-authored with Kristin Thompson, Film Art: an Introduction and Film History: an Introduction are the principal texts used for our core, Film Aesthetics and Film History courses in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema undergraduate programs. He has written key books on film directors, Yasujiro Ozu (Japan) and Carl Theodor Dreyer (Denmark) and film theorist/filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (Russia) as well as definitive texts on The Classical Hollywood Cinema (with Thompson and Janet Staiger), the Hong Kong cinema, Planet Hong Kong, film narrative, Narration in the Fiction Film, the interpretation of films, Making Meaning, and On the History of Film Style , all of which have been assigned readings for our students. Prof. Bordwell is a very exciting speaker, and this opportunity to see and hear a great film scholar at work is not to be missed.

Department: Cinema
Contact: Peter Rist at peterist@alcor.concordia.ca
Location: LB-125

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October 18, 2005

Chanelling Ghosts: Marion Wagschal Paints the Figure

Saturday, October 1 to Thursday, November 3, 2005
Burke Gallery is open 7 days a week, from noon to 4 pm, except legal holidays.
Chanelling Ghosts: Marion Wagschal Paints the Figure

A retrospective exhibition of works by Marion Wagschal.

Department:         Studio Arts

Contact:         Yves Bilodeau, bilodeau@alcor.concordia.ca

Website:         http://clubs.plattsburgh.edu/museum/wagschal.htm

Location:         Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State Art Museum, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901; Phone: (518) 564-2474

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World Press Photo Exhibition 05

Friday, October 7 to Saturday, October 29
Monday to Friday: 11am - 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 7pm
World Press Photo Exhibition 05

This annual photography contest is considered the most important of its kind in the world. Over 4,000 photojournalists submitted their work to an international jury, which selected 200 winning entries across 10 categories. A sampling of photographs were framed and are now on display in Montreal. These works not only bear witness to world events, but also illustrate the artistry with which the photographers capture their unique images.

Sponsor:         Groupe Contact Image

Contact:         www.contactimage.com

Location:         The Parisian Laundry, 3550, Saint-Antoine St. West, Montréal.

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Omer DeSerres Express Opening

Tuesday, October 18, 2005
5:00 PM
Official store opening


Come and discover Omer DeSerres’ offering of exclusive products, specially selected to meet the needs of both professors and students alike.

Omer DeSerres
1515 Ste-Catherine Street West,
Metro Level, Concordia University

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October 19, 2005

EMS-05 - Sounds in Multimedia Contexts

October 19-22, 2005
Available upon registration
Conference on electroacoustic music

EMS-05- Sound in Multimedia Contexts is a four day event focusing on issues relating to the history, analysis, and archiving of electroacoustic music. The conference will be complemented by a series of concerts at Universite de Montreal (Salle Claude Champagne) and Concordia University (Oscar Peterson Concert Hall). This year’s keynote speaker will be Francis Dhomont, an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a founding member and Honorary Member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community and a former professor at the UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al.

Registration: Students $50 (40 USD)- Early bird (before September 15th)
Regular $200 (165 USD)- Early bird

Department: Hosted by Concordia University, McGill University, and Université de Montreal
Contact: ems05@alcor.concordia.ca
ems05.concordia.ca
Locations: available upon registration

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EMS-05 - Sounds in Multimedia Contexts

Wednesday, October 19 to Saturday, October 22, 2005
Available upon registration
Conference on electroacoustic music

EMS-05- Sound in Multimedia Contexts is a four day event focusing on issues relating to the history, analysis, and archiving of electroacoustic music. The conference will be complemented by a series of concerts at UniversitĂ© de Montreal (Salle Claude Champagne) and Concordia University (Oscar Peterson Concert Hall). This year’s keynote speaker will be Francis Dhomont, an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a founding member and Honorary Member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community and a former professor at the UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al.

Registration: Students $50 (40 USD)- Early bird (before September 15th)
Regular $200 (165 USD)- Early bird
Sponsors: Concordia University, McGill University and Université de Montreal

Contact:     ems05@alcor.concordia.ca

Website link:     http://ems05.concordia.ca

Locations:         available upon registration

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EMS-05 - Sounds in Multimedia Contexts

Wednesday, October 19 to Saturday, October 22, 2005
Available upon registration
Conference on electroacoustic music

EMS-05- Sound in Multimedia Contexts is a four day event focusing on issues relating to the history, analysis, and archiving of electroacoustic music. The conference will be complemented by a series of concerts at UniversitĂ© de Montreal (Salle Claude Champagne) and Concordia University (Oscar Peterson Concert Hall). This year’s keynote speaker will be Francis Dhomont, an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a founding member and Honorary Member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community and a former professor at the UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al.

Registration: Students $50 (40 USD)- Early bird (before September 15th)
Regular $200 (165 USD)- Early bird
Sponsors: Concordia University, McGill University and Université de Montreal

Contact:     ems05@alcor.concordia.ca

Website link:     http://ems05.concordia.ca

Locations:         available upon registration

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October 20, 2005

Bonnie Baxter has been awarded the Price for Artistic Creation in the region by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec

Montreal, June 8, 2005 – The Conseil des arts et des lettre du Québec (CALQ) has awarded the prize for artistic creation for the Laurentides region to artist Bonnie Baxter. This prize was awarded in the context of des Grands Prix de la culture des Laurentides which this year honored visual artists.

Since 1972 Bonnie Baxter has participated in more than 150 exhibitions of print and video work in Québec, Canada and Internationally. The Laurentides Museum of Contemporary Art - Le Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides will present an important exhibition this autumn 2005 of works by the artist from the past 10 years. This exhibition entitled Rewind, will circulate in Canada and in the United States until the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts (IMOGA) where she will complete the tour in 2009.

Parallel to the exhibition at the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, Galerie Simon Blais will present an exhibition of recent works by the artists entitled Les coquelicots.

Following an invitation from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Bonnie Baxter will deliver a public presentation on the occasion of the exhibition Riopelle. Impressions sans which will be held from the 20th of October 2005 to January 8th 2006.

Press release

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EMS-05 CONCERT: SOUNDS IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS

Thursday, October 20, 2005
8:00 p.m.

Admission is free of charge with registration to the conference, EMS-05- Sound in Multimedia Contexts.

Please inquire for individual concert prices or for more information on EMS05 conference (October 19-22), including the keynote address by Francis Dhomont and registration details for the event at :

Contact:     ems05@alcor.concordia.ca
Website link:     http://ems05.concordia.ca
Locations:         available upon registration

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6

http://oscar.concordia.ca

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Concordia’s Theatre Department Presents "Henry IV - Part 1" by William Shakespeare

Evening Performances: October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 8:00 PM
Matinée Performance: October 30 at 2:00 PM
Play

William Shakespeare's Henry IV - Part 1 is the first show in Concordia University's Theatre Department 2005-2006 season. This studio-based production unfolds in the Cazalet Theatre and is led by award-winning director Sarah Stanley, with musical composition and direction by the unstoppable Nick Carpenter. Henry IV - Part 1 is set in the royal world of British King Henry IV, at a time when the divine rights of Kings were coming fully into question. It, like now, was not a restful time, rather, it was a crazy world. As director Stanley says, "the parallels are ever-present - sadly. But joyfully too, for why else do we unearth this work if not for the painful joy of witnessing our ongoing humanity?�

Department: Theatre
Contact: Box Office 848-2424, ext. 4742
Location: Cazalet Studio, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West (underneath the Loyola Chapel)

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EMS-05 CONCERT: SOUNDS IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS

Thursday, October 20, 2005
8:00 p.m.

Admission is free of charge with registration to the conference, EMS-05- Sound in Multimedia Contexts.

Please inquire for individual concert prices or for more information on EMS05 conference (October 19-22), including the keynote address by Francis Dhomont and registration details for the event at ems05@alcor.concordia.ca or visit http://ems05.concordia.ca

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke West

Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6


http://oscar.concordia.ca

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October 21, 2005

Cabaret

October 21, 2006
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Performance

Cabaret Performance will be presented in the TJ Annex. The Black Box Performance and Gallery space in the TJ Annex is dedicated to bridging the gap between the performing and visual and film arts. Outfitted with sound, projection and lighting equipment, we hope that this space will be a meeting place for students from all departments within the Faculty of Fine Arts.

If you are interested in performing or showing work (finished or in progress), please contact the Department of Contemporary Dance at the coordinates listed below.

Department: Contemporary Dance
Contact: Hilary Scuffel at 848-4740
Email: dance@concordia.ca
Location: TJ 303, Loyola Campus, 7315 Terrebonne Avenue


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Main mise by François Morelli

Friday, October 21 to Sunday, November 20, 2005. Vernissage: Saturday, October 22 at
14h00
Wednesday to Sunday 12h00 - 17h00
Main mise – an exhibition of recent sculptures and drawings by François Morelli

New works using multi-coloured belts to create floating interlaced webs (drawings) and woven/riveted belt heads (hand puppets). Operating as studio assistants in my drawing research, these belt heads tend to slip and slide in and out of categories. When handled by visitors to the exhibition, they serve as guides explaining and answering questions.

Department: Studio Arts
Contact: François Morelli - morf@alcor.concordia.ca - web-site: morf.concordia.ca
Location: Galerie Esthésio in Québec City (191 rue St. Paul)

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October 23, 2005

ST. LAWRENCE CHOIR - MUSIC FOR THE STAGE

Sunday, October 23, 2005
3:00 p.m.
Concert

Excerpts from operas, operettas and musicals, with works by Handel, Mozart, Humperdinck, Gounoud, Bizet, Mascagni, Gilbert & Sullivan and Strauss, Jr. with Iwan Edwards, conductor; Charlotte Corwin, soprano; Montreal Children's Choir and the I Medici di McGill Orchestra.

Tickets available at the box office and on the Admission network: $20 for
adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students (service charges applicable).

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6

Tickets are available at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office unless otherwise indicated. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-noon & 1:30pm-4:30pm in the OPCH Administration Office (Room SC01-10). Additionally, the box office opens in the lobby one hour prior to ticketed events. To purchase tickets via the Admission network, call (514) 790-1245 or visit http://www.admission.com.



Please consult (514) 848-4848 or http://oscar.concordia.ca to confirm event information.


To subscribe or unsubscribe to the email notice system concerts-request@concordia.ca

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ST. LAWRENCE CHOIR - MUSIC FOR THE STAGE

Sunday, October 23, 2005
3:00 p.m.
Concert

Excerpts from operas, operettas and musicals, with works by Handel, Mozart, Humperdinck, Gounoud, Bizet, Mascagni, Gilbert & Sullivan and Strauss, Jr. with Iwan Edwards, conductor; Charlotte Corwin, soprano; Montreal Children's Choir and the I Medici di McGill Orchestra.

Tickets available at the box office and on the Admission network: $20 for
adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students (service charges applicable).

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke West

Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6


http://oscar.concordia.ca

Tickets are available at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office unless otherwise indicated. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-noon & 1:30pm-4:30pm in the OPCH Administration Office (Room SC01-10). Additionally, the box office opens in the lobby one hour prior to ticketed events. To purchase tickets via the Admission network, call (514) 790-1245 or visit http://www.admission.com.

Please consult (514) 848-4848 or http://oscar.concordia.ca to confirm event information.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the email notice system concerts-request@concordia.ca

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October 27, 2005

TERREURS, TERRORISMES ET PROCESSUS INCONSCIENTS

Thursday, October 27: 14:30-17:30; 20:00-22:00
Friday, October 28: 9:30-12:30; 14:30-17:30; 20:00-22:00
Saturday, October 29: 9:30-13:30

Terreurs, terrorismes et processus inconscients is an international conference on the theme of terrors, terrorisms and unconscious processes. Interdisciplinary perspective, including philosophy, sociology, ethics, art, and psychoanalysis. Keynote speakers: Jean Baudrillard, Sophie de Mijolla-Mellor and Myriam Revault d'Allonnes.

Sponsors: Department of Sociology, UQAM and Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Concordia
Contact: Dr. Josée Leclerc, 848-2424 #4795 or colloque_terreurs_terrorismes@uqam.ca
Website link: www.colloqueterreursterrorismes.uqam.ca
Location: Auditorium, Pavillon Sherbrooke, UQÀM, 200 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal
** Lecture given by Jean Beaudrillard will be held at Delta Montreal Hotel, 475 President Kennedy, Montreal

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Visiting Artist Program - TONY CONRAD

Thursday, October 27, 2005
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Artist’s talk by TONY CONRAD (New York)

A pioneering force behind the evolution of minimalism, violinist and composer Tony Conrad introduced the idea of "Eternal Music,"; through both his solo work and through collaborations with artists including LaMonte Young, John Cale and Faust, he forged new creative directions which proved enormously influential on successive generations of artists ranging in background from pop to the avant-garde.

Department: Sponsored by Mel Hoppenheim Film Studies and MFA Visiting Artist Program
Contact: Selena Liss slis@videotron.ca
Location: Bourget Building MF-108, 1230 de la Montagne

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Visiting Artist Program - TONY CONRAD

Thursday, October 27, 2005
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Artist’s talk by TONY CONRAD (New York)

A pioneering force behind the evolution of minimalism, violinist and composer Tony Conrad introduced the idea of "Eternal Music,"; through both his solo work and through collaborations with artists including LaMonte Young, John Cale and Faust, he forged new creative directions which proved enormously influential on successive generations of artists ranging in background from pop to the avant-garde.

Department: Sponsored by Mel Oppenheim Film Studies and MFA Visiting Artist Program
Contact: Selena Liss slis@videotron.ca
Location: Bourget Building MF-108, 1230 de la Montagne

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October 28, 2005

JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL

Friday, October 28, 2005
8:00 p.m.
Featuring competition finalists.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students
with ID.

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke West

Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6


http://oscar.concordia.ca

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October 29, 2005

INDIAN CLASSIC MUSIC

Saturday, October 29, 2005
7:00 p.m.

An evening of classical Indian song and dance, presented by the Nrithyalaya Foundation.

Admission is free of charge.
Information: 450-466-5216.

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke West

Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6


http://oscar.concordia.ca

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October 30, 2005

Marguerite & Soleil presents LA PASSIONATA - A BENEFIT CONCERT

Sunday, October 30, 2005
7:30 p.m.

A musical tribute to all those who helped give support to "The Weekend To End Cancer," to CAMMAC, and to the wonderful people who have helped changed the world!

Tickets available at the box office and on the Admission network: $40
(services charges applicable).

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke West

Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6


http://oscar.concordia.ca


Tickets are available at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office unless otherwise indicated. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-noon & 1:30pm-4:30pm in the OPCH Administration Office (Room SC01-10). Additionally, the box office opens in the lobby one hour prior to ticketed events. To purchase tickets via the Admission network, call (514) 790-1245 or visit http://www.admission.com.

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January 18, 2006

The Defiant Imagination François Morelli: Sleep, Eat and Go

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
6:00pm
Lecture (in French)
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Maxwell Cummings Auditorium

In this overview covering thirty years, François Morelli, artist and professor of Studio Arts at Concordia University, will present a selection of his sculptures, installations, and graphic works that stem from these three activities of his daily life. Alone or accompanied, he systematically notes and celebrates his encounters and the passage of time. Weaving a peripatetic narrative framework, he has developed a poetic and personal syntax built from a system of symbols that is dream-base and political. You are invited to this journey that will highlight the key moments of the artist’s career.

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January 21, 2006

Saturday Art Workshops

Saturday, January 21 – March 18, 2006
10:00am – 12:00 noon
Saturday Art Workshops - Winter Session'06

The Concordia Community Art Center invites you to participate in the Saturday Art Workshops designed and taught by Art Education students as part of their teaching practicum. We offer art programs for pre-schoolers, children, adolescents and adults.

The winter session begins January 21 to March 18. (Saturday - 10 am to 12). Classes are held at the VAV Building (corner Rene Levesque and Crescent).
We offer special rates for Concordia students, staff, faculty and alumni.
For further information contact: Janette Haggar, Director 848-2424 ext. 4793
b.newland@bellnet.ca

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January 24, 2006

Fundraiser and Small Works Sale: Vernissage at the VAV Gallery

Tuesday, January 24, 2006
5-10pm
Vernissage and Fundraiser

Here is your chance to buy small art works at prices that cannot be beat. All manner of works created by today’s hottest talent. All proceeds go to supporting CafĂ©X, so that they can keep offering you the same fine cuisine at prices you can afford. Come on down for the vernissage and enjoy some refreshments while you view the works
for sale.

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January 25, 2006

The Defiant Imagination Cilia Sawadogo: The Art of Film Animation in Africa

Wednesday, January 25, 2006
6:00pm
Lecture (in French)
MusĂ©e d’art Contemporain de MontrĂ©al

A short overview of the African independent animation industry which has developed its own unique African style. Particular attention will be fiven to the AFRICA ANIMATED WORKSHOPS organized by UNESCO AFRICA in Nairobi (Kenya) and in Durban (South Africa). Cilia Sawadogo, a professor at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinemas and a member/researcher of Hexagram, will also talk about personal work as an African animator working in the field for more than 15 years

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January 26, 2006

The Workshop of Film Form: Polish Experimental Shorts

Thursday, January 26, 19: 00 – 21:00

Screening

This unique program of shorts takes us back 30 years to the beginnings of media art in Poland, when a group of students from the Polish National Film School created the renowned Workshop of Film Form. The collective’s interdisciplinary analytical experiments included film, photography, performance, the first Polish videos and multi-media installations. Curated by Marielle Nitoslawska.

The screening will take place at:
CinémathÚque québecoise
Salle Fernand-SĂ©guin, 335 boul. de Maisonneuve Est, Montreal.
FREE ADMISSION

For more information contact mnitosla@alcor.concordia.ca

Or see the website link at:

http://www.cinematheque.qc.ca/affiche/aussi2.html

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We Can Make Rain But No One Came To Ask: Documents from the Atlas Group Archive. A Project by the Atlas Group in Collaboration with Walid Raad

Exhibition
January 26 to March 4, 2006

The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, presents three projects and a series of videos from The Atlas Group. Based in Beirut and New York The Atlas Group is a project and foundation created by Walid Raad in 1999 to locate, preserve, study and produce audio, visual, literary and other artifacts that shed light on the contemporary history of Lebanon.

Through collaborations with various professionals, The Atlas Group has produced an extensive archive of photographs, videos, notebooks, and sculptural works that document the effects of the Lebanese Civil Wars. Central to their concerns is the inherent failure of such an archive to definitively convey the effects of catastrophic events. While many of these documents are based on factual evidence gathered from police files, newspapers and press images, many come from unorthodox sources, collective memories and fictional characters created by The Atlas Group pointing to innumerable other apprehensions of the event. The result is a blurred distinction between the real and the imagined, which questions how such "facts and events" are represented and mediated as part of the history of Lebanon.


The Atlas Group documents in this exhibition focus more specifically on the city of Beirut, its wartime trauma, the complex issue of reconstruction and its psychological and physical repercussions. They are presented here in North America for the first time. This sculpture, photographs, video projection and texts are the product of various collaborations with The Atlas Group. I Was Overcome With A Momentary Panic At The Thought That They Might Be Right was produced by Nahia Hassan, a topographer in the Lebanese Army. We Can Make Rain But No One Came To Ask is a document of collaboration between Yussef Bitar, an ammunitions expert and investigator of car bomb detonations, and Georges Semerdijian, a well-known photojournalist. Sweet Talk: The Hilwé Commission is a photographic project by Lamia Hilwé. Finally, a video program brings together other documents donated to The Atlas Group over the years and that focus on issues such as the western hostage crisis, activities of the Lebanese intelligence and of Dr. Fakhouri, one of the most important historians of contemporary Lebanon.

The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Galerie Sfeir-Semler (Beirut/Hamburg), FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Concordia Studio Arts Visiting Artists Program.

WALID RAAD MEETS WITH ARTISTS AND STUDENTS
AT THE LEONARD & BINA ELLEN ART GALLERY

Thursday, January 26th at 12:30 (In English)


EXHIBITION TOUR WITH MICHÈLE THÉRIAULT (DIRECTOR OF THE GALLERY)

Tuesday, February 7th at 4 pm (In English)


BILINGUAL WALK-IN TOURS OF THE EXHIBITION

January 28 - March 4, 2006

Tuesdays, Thursdays: 12 - 2 p.m.

Saturdays: 1- 3 p.m.


GROUP TOURS are available throughout the exhibition. To make a reservation please contact Marie-HĂ©lĂšne Lemaire, Education and Public Programmes Coordinator at (514) 848-2424 ext. 4778 or mh.lemaire@concordia.ca


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January 28, 2006

Concordia Hosts Portfolio Day in Montreal

Saturday, January 28, 2006
11:00am – 4:00pm
Portfolio Day
Engineering and Visual Arts Building, 1515 Ste Catherine St. West

Concordia Fine Arts (Montreal), NSCAD University (Halifax) and Emily Carr Insitiute of Art & Design (Vancouver) are very excited to host, for the first time in Quebec, a Portfolio Day in Montreal in the new Visual Arts Building.

The aim for the Portfolio Day I Montreal is to bring together students and experienced university representatives and professors from Concordia
Fine Arts, NSCAD University and Emily Carr Institute, who will review artwork offer critique, discuss university plans, and share information about their schools. To compliment the portfolio reviews, there will be regular tours of the building, informative presentations of different departments, and their programs, print sales
 and more.
Concurrently, Concordia University will hold an Open House. This will be a great opportunity for all programs in the Fine Arts to get involved and show the public what they have to offer. We will be advertising this event across Quebec, Ontario and the North Easter States.
For More information contact Amanda French at 848-2424 ext. 4649
or go to the website at http://www.portfoliodayinmontreal.com

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January 30, 2006

Agnaldo Ferias: Visiting Curator Lecture on February 2nd Postponed Until Further Notice

POSTOPNED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to an illness in the family, Agnaldo Ferias’, Brazilian writer, curator and professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paolo, will not be giving the lecture that had been planned for February 2nd. News of a new date for the lecture will be posted as soon as possible.

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February 01, 2006

Finding Peace: A Perspective by Jean Vanier

Wednesday, February 1, 2006
7:00pm
Lecture
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

Jean Vanier, renowned author, lecturer and founder of the worldwide L’Arche communities and the 1998 recipient of the distinguished Concordia University Loyola Medal, will address the relationship of the individual and the community to finding peace on a personal and collective level. Dr Claude Lajeunesse, President of Concordia University will introduce Jean Vanier, and an academic discussion will follow.

If you are interested in attending the event, you will need to reserve tickets, free of charge, by contacting Rosemary Curry, the Event Assistant, at vanier.peacelecture@gmail.com. For your information, general admission tickets will be available at either the Hall Building Information Desk at the Sir George Campus, or the Dean of Students Office at Loyola- AD 121. We suggest getting tickets as soon as possible as we expect this to be a popular event.

For any further information, you can call Lenore Vosberg at 848-8619
download pdf poster

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February 03, 2006

ThérÚse Chabot: Hiver Rouge

Exhibition

January 17 to February 19, 2006.
FOFA Gallery Vitrines
EV, Main Floor, 1515 Ste. Catherine West

Thérèse Chabot creates delicate, ephemeral installations – carpets, dresses and crowns – using flower petals and natural materials to speak of the stages of life and the paths we are given to choose from. A selection of Chabot’s work, entitled Hiver Rouge, is on display at Concordia University’s new Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) Gallery, recontextualized from past site-specific installation projects in Montreal, Cologne, Saskatchewan and Mexico.

 

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9th Annual Roots of Rock and Roll Concert

Friday, February 3rd, 2006
8:00pm
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
Craig Morrison and the Momentz will perform songs from the 1950s and early 1960s in keeping with this year’s theme: Rock Around the Clock: The Golden Age of Rock and Roll.

Craig will be joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including the inimitable John McDiarmid (keyboards); Gary Sharkey (drums, vocals) of Vintage Wine; and guest vocalists, including Steve Solo, a founding member of the original Momentz band in 1985, and Alex Nesrallah, of the Never-Be Brothers The concert will be held at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus in NDG: 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, NDG tickets: regular $9, seniors $6 students $4 (all plus service charge), now on sale at the Concert Hall box office (514-848-4848), or through Admission (but they have a higher service charge).

see poster

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February 07, 2006

Curator’s Talk: with MichĂšle ThĂ©riault

Director of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery

Tuesday, February 7th at 4 pm
Lecture
Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, LB 165

in conjunction with the exhibition
WE CAN MAKE RAIN BUT NO ONE CAME TO ASK:
DOCUMENTS FROM THE ATLAS GROUP ARCHIVE
A PROJECT BY THE ATLAS GROUP IN COLLABORATION WITH WALID RAAD

From January 26th to March 4th, 2006, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery presents three projects and a series of videos from The Atlas Group. Based in Beirut and New York The Atlas Group is a project and foundation created by Walid Raad in 1999 to locate, preserve, study and produce audio, visual, literary and other artifacts that shed light on the contemporary history of Lebanon. Through collaborations with various professionals, The Atlas Group has produced an extensive archive of photographs, videos, notebooks, and sculptural works that document the effects of the Lebanese Civil Wars. Central to their concerns is the inherent failure of such an archive to definitively convey the effects of catastrophic events. While many of these documents are based on factual evidence gathered from police files, newspapers and press images, many come from unorthodox sources, collective memories and fictional characters created by The Atlas Group pointing to innumerable other apprehensions of the event. The result is a blurred distinction between the real and the imagined, which questions how such "facts and events" are represented and mediated as part of the history of Lebanon.

The Atlas Group documents in this exhibition focus more specifically on the city of Beirut, its wartime trauma, the complex issue of reconstruction and its psychological and physical repercussions. They are presented here in North America for the first time.

Image above: We Can Make Rain but No One Came To Ask, 2006 (video still)
Courtesy Sfeir Semler Gallery (Hamburg/Beirut) and Anthony Reynolds Gallery (London)

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February 09, 2006

Concordia Tango Club

Club meetings

Every Thursday evening
19:30-21:00 beginners tango course
21:00-24:00 milonga (dance)

Evenings commence with a beginner course given by tango teacher Richard Sagala, assisted by Dania Adamuszek. At 21:00 there is a milonga (dance) where D.J. Michel Auzet plays a wide variety of tango recordings, and many members of the Montreal tango community share a tango soirée. This event is located in the foyer of the F.C. Smith auditorium (entrance through side door) located on the ground floor of the Loyola campus chapel.

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Bonnie Baxter: Rewind

Exhibition

February 9 – April 1, 2006
Opening Reception February 9 from 7 to 9 pm
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Bonnie Baxter: Rewind charts a progression of ideas that are neither static nor strictly linear. With artful slight of hand, Baxter creates thoughtful connections, seamlessly layering disparate content and tactile experiences.

Her subject matter reveals not only a deep involvement with world events but a personal vision that refuses to see any aspect of life as less important than another. Her finely honed printmaker’s ability to produce imagery in complex layers allows her to relate the most mundane experiences to the most exalted and intense. The transcendent and the terrible are arbitrated with humour. Even the work which confronts the most hostile acts of humanity is mediated by the perspective of time, implied in the combination of print techniques Baxter uses, each eliciting its own tactile memory of historical place: the pixel precision of the digital now; the etched and ragged lines of simpler pasts.
The history of printmaking is revealed in the layers of Baxter’s newest prints. Techniques and imagery that are ostensibly incompatible find common ground. Her images push the technical boundaries of print using digital process, UV inks, large scale and unorthodox surfaces. At the same time she layers this work with the most ancient forms of the printmaker’s art – stamps, and wookblock printing. Through the correlation of objects, prints and video images, this exhibition bridges gaps between traditional and experimental mediums. It mediates the boundaries between objective and subjective representation, the mundane and the transcendent, gravity and humour, the artist commitment to social engagement and the need to find comfort and reason through aesthetic expression.

Press release

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Criminals in Love

February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2006 @ 8:00 p.m.
Matinée: February 12 & 18, 2006 @ 2:00 p.m.

Play performance

Concordia University Theatre Department begins its spring season with George F. Walker’s "Criminals in Love", directed by the new artistic director for Geordie Productions, and co-founder of ASM Productions, Dean Patrick Flemming.

For tickets, contact our Box Office at 848-2424, ext. 4742
General admission: $10, Students: $5
The performance will take place in the Cazalet Theatre 7141 Sherbrooke Street West (underneath the Loyola Chapel)
download press release

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February 13, 2006

Bonnie Baxter: Award Winner at Print Art Biennial in India

International Print Exhibition Biennial

February 13 – April 2006
Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts

Bonnie Baxter received an honourable mention award for work having outstanding creative merits at the Seventh Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art, 2006 at the Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts in Bhopal, India.

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February 14, 2006

Raffle My (H)art:

Tuesday, February 14, 2006. 7:00pm
Bourget Gallery, MF, 1230 de la Montagne
Concordia MFA Fundraiser for Final Group Show


Forget the Chocolates, ditch the hallmark cards, put away that leopard skin thong, and come and join us in a valentine’s Day orgy of Art. Drinks by donation, truly grotesque MC’s and of course art by artists that may eventually cut an ear off. Consider this very factual fact: Concordia is the leading art school in Canada. For 75 dollars you are ensured to stumble away with an original art work from an MFA student or faculty member because this is not an auction, there is no pressure, pushing, hair pulling, or bruised egos. Total number of tickets: 50. Cost of Tickets: $75.00 (cold hard cash only) To inquire/acquire tickets, drop by the Front office of the Bourget Building (MF between 10am and 5 pm) tickets will be available until Friday, February 10th, 2006.

For further information contact: Ian Shatilla 514-937-4038 – Anna Sprague: 514-481-1686

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Nina Czegledy: Sans FrontiĂšres. Existence on the threshold of dreams and reality

Lecture

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Lecture: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Question and Answer: 12:30 – 1:00 PM
EV building Concordia University (EV6.735)
1515 St. Catherine Street West

In describing the miracle-making activities of a media artist/curator, tales of the mythical Trickster come to mind. Combining the metaphor of the controversial and provocative activities of the mythological character with personal folklore, an eclectic, interdisciplinary world is presented. The presentation charts borderless collaborations from Budapest to Beijing, ranging over the last two decades.

We are delighted to announce that the University has awarded a position as Adjunct Associate Professor to NINA CZEGLEDY. This means that Nina will have a research association with the faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia for at least the next five years. Her particular interests are new media and international collaborations. Many of you already know her, or know of her, because of her pioneering efforts worldwide as a new media artist and curator, tireless organizer and connector of people and projects.

Nina is the current Chair of ISEA, the Inter Society of Electronic Arts, a high profile, New Media conference/exhibition held every second year in a different part of the world. In Canada she is the president of Critical Media, a Canadian based Knowledge Institute, and for three years has been working on the development of Circuit4.ca the Canadian digital culture database for the Canadian Heritage Information Network. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Knowledge, Media, Design Institute of the University of Toronto.
Nina brings together her experience with New Media and her sense of political activism on a number of international advisory boards. For example, she is a key advisor to the UNESCO DigiArts Portal for the African Network and a member of UNESCO's Arab States DigiArts group and on the advisory boards for the Zonghaus Group in Beijing and the Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in India.

She has curated over 35 digital art/video programs presented in more than 25 countries. Resonance, the Electromagnetic Bodies Project, co-curated with Louise Provencher and exhibited at Oboro gallery here in Montreal last April, is currently on tour showing the work of 10 Canadian media artists in five major European venues.

Her lecture at Concordia provides an opportunity to connect, or reconnect, with Nina, find out about her current projects and see how we can, as individuals and as a Faculty both support her and benefit from her vast network of international and Canadian contacts.

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February 16, 2006

Collision

Exhibition

MFA candidates from Concordia University and l’universitĂ© du QuĂ©bec Ă  MontrĂ©al will present their thesis exhibitions at the Parisian Laundry in two parts.

Parisian Laundry, 3550 rue Saint-Antoine Ouest

Part 1:
Randal Anderson
Catherine Carmichael
Sunhye Hwang
Aliette Mahé
Stéphanie Pouliot
Tomasz Szadkowski
February 17 - March 4
Vernissage: February 16, 5pm – 9pm

Part 2:
Ian Campbell
Patrick Lundeen
Émilie Moralùs
Clint Neufeld
Nelly-Ève Rajotte
Margo Ray
March 12 – March 25
Vernissage: March 9, 5pm – 9pm


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February 17, 2006

The Sacred Run: the lotus and the feather

Film Screening
6:30 pm, February 15, 2006
D.B. Clarke Theatre
in the Henry F. Hall Building

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
basement level

On Wednesday, February 15, Concordia’s Peace and Conflict Resolution lecture series will present The Sacred Run, the lotus and the feather, directed byfilmmaker and Concordia graduate Andrea Sadler.

The screening will take place at 6:30 p.m., in the D.B. Clarke Theatre, in the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, basement level).

The Sacred Run, the lotus and the feather describe a First Nations-organized run across Japan for peace and environmental awareness. It addresses the concept of peace as paradoxically complex and simple, yet ultimately it begins by transformation of the individual held within the fabric of a larger community. It will be preceded by a ritual blessing by Rainbow Weaver and storytelling by Jonathan Kruk.

For more information, please contact Donald Boisvert at (514) 848-2424, ext. 4153. For more information about the film please visit:http://www.dragonflyfilms.ca

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Cash and Carry 2


Exhibition and Silent Auction
February 13 – 17, 2006
Vernissage: 6:00pm, February 17, 2006
VAV Gallery: 1395 Rene-Levesque, VA 033

Following in the footsteps of last year’s successful Cash and Carry event, graduating students in the photography program at Concordia University are hosting Cash and Carr 2 – a silent auction and exhibition at the VAV gallery.

. All proceeds from the auction will go to the production of the graduating class exhibit, which is to be held in April 2006. For avid collectors of contemporary art, members of the artistic community as well as the general public, this silent auction is a unique opportunity to support emerging contemporary artists.
Each of the 24 students involved in the graduating show will exhibit one piece at the auction. The work up for auction offers the viewers a visual taste of the class’s individual practices.

Featuring work by: Ricardo Ariano, Melissa Campbell, Sara Taylor, Louis Vigneault, Mark Diego Fragua, Marc Gaudet, Johanna Heldebro, Bianca Dioro valary Haines, Gisele Bernatchez-E, Aydin Matalbi, Caitlin Durlak, Alexis Vallee-Charest, Celia Perrin-Sidarous, Johanne assedou, Anne Parisien, Jim Berburg, Maria-Helena Pacelli, Tatiana Parniakova, Young-Su Park, Dominique Ferraton, Anne-Renée Hotte, Laura Dutton, and Tracy Bockus.

Bidders are welcome anytime during the gallery’s opening hours and are encouraged to place bids throughout the week. Prices begin at $40 depending on the size of the work. Bidding ends on Friday February 17th during the Vernissage, which begins at 6 pm.


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February 20, 2006

Call For Submissions: Fourth Annual Graduating Students’ Exhibition

Deadline: Friday, April 28th, 4:00pm, 2006
Submissions may be dropped off at the Office of the Dean, EV 2-781, or sent by mail to 1455, boul de Maisonneuve ouest, Montreal QC, H3G 1M8, EV 2-781.
For more information, contact Tricia Middleton at tricia@alcor.concordia.ca, or 848-2424 ext 4701.

Are you graduating from Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts this June 2006? Students graduating at this time with a major in Animation, Art Education, Art History, Cinema, Computation Arts, Creative Arts Therapies, Dance, Design, Music, Theatre and Studio Arts at both the Undergraduate and Graduate level are eligible to submit work to this juried exhibition.

These events will happen over the course of Convocation week. Fine Arts Convocation is June 14th, 2006. Students are responsible for ensuring works selected for exhibition will be available at this time. Students may also be asked to assist in the presentation of their work.

More:
ALL ARTISTS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Name, student ID, full mailing address, email, telephone number, their area of specialization during their studies at Concordia and which exhibition context they envision for their work.

VISUAL ARTS (Myriad art work intended for display in a gallery context)
Please submit:
‱ 2-3 good quality images either in slide format or on a CD (72 dpi, JPEG, 1024 x 768 pixels, Mac compatible). All images must be clearly labelled and numbered.
‱ Visual support material must be accompanied by a documentation list indicating the title, dimensions, media and year of completion.
‱ Brief artist statement or project description, 300 words max.
‱ A summary of all your technical requirements, if any.

Whenever possible, please include visual documentation of the work you intend to exhibit, indicating it is the work you are proposing for exhibition. Limit: One work per artist.

PERFORMING ARTS (Dance, Music, Theatre intended for presentation in an auditorium context)
Please submit:
‱ A brief project description, or proposal of what you would like to perform, 500 words max, including a summary of all technical needs.
‱ An artist’s resume of relevant past projects and/or documentation of past projects.
‱ Brief artist statement, or statement of intent, 300 words max.

Individual performances should not exceed 15 minutes in length. Students are encouraged to collaborate with one another as much as possible.

TIME BASED ART (Animation, Film, New Media, Video work intended for presentation in a screening context)
Please submit:
‱ A VHS or DVD copy of the work you intend to have screened.
‱ A brief description of this work.
‱ Brief artist statement, 300 words max.
‱ Technical specifications, including running time, year of completion, colour, sound, etc.

Limit: One work per artist.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE, 4pm, FRIDAY APRIL 28th, 2006.

Submissions may be dropped off courtesy of the FOURTH ANNUAL GRADUATING STUDENTS EXHIBITION at the Office of the Dean, EV 2-781

or sent by mail to
1455, boul de Maisonneuve ouest
Montreal QC,
H3G 1M8, EV 2-781.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Tricia Middleton at:
tricia@alcor.concordia.ca
or 848-2424 ext 4701.

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February 21, 2006

Album: Print Media’s Annual Exhibition.


Exhibition
February 20-26, 2006
Vernissage: February 21, 7:00pm
VAV Gallery, VA 033
1395 Rene-Levesque
Each year this dynamic and innovative program highlights students’ work through an exhibition in the University’s Art Gallery.

For the first time, a series of albums carried out by advanced students will be presented. While staying true to the rich traditional character of print media, the works fall under a contemporary practice. These works reflect the collaborative aspect and openness of the print community, two key factors in the evolution of the artist in the printmaking milieu.

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February 22, 2006

Joey Berzowska: Soft Computation and Responsive Fashion

Lecutre
MusĂ©e d’art Contemporatin de MontrĂ©al
6:00 pm
In French
Free Admission

Joey Bersowska, Professor of Design and Computation Arts and a member/researcher with Hexagram will be presenting a lecture on soft computation and responsive fashion. Electronic fabrics and nanotechnology promise us a future of smart clothes coupled with wearable computing: a second skin that has been well described in science fiction and military research proposals. This talk describes her research and presents outfits that embody key concepts in responsive fashion. Conductive yarns and fabrics, colour-change inks and flexible sensors allow for the construction of soft electronic garments. The goal is to achieve the seamless integration of technology into the tradition of textile and fashion design.

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February 27, 2006

MFA Photography Student Exhibition

Exhibition
February 27 to April 23, 2006
FOFA Gallery Vitrines, EV 1.715
1515 Ste Catherine St. West

The MFA Photography Student Exhibition will be a two-part exhibition of work by the MFA Photography Students under the professorship of GeneviĂšve Cadieux. The first 4-week segment will feature the work of six first-year students whose work addresses a range of contemporary photographic concerns including space, photographic construction of the subject, performative identities and staged realities, and relational aesthetics. The second component of the exhibition will showcase the time-based work of four second-year students whose practices deal with performativity embodied through self-enactment or addressed through the construction of spaces for social theatre.

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March 17, 2006

Raymonde April bifurcations

Exhibition

March 2 – April 2, 2006
Centre d’exposition
Université de Montréal
Pavilion de la Faculté de laménagement
2940, Cote St. Catherine, room 0056

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“LUCID”: CONCORDIA MFA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

MFA Photography Exhibition

Reception, March 31st at 6:00 pm
FOFA Gallery - Vitrine
Main Floor, 1515 St-Catherine West, Concordia University

The first and second year graduate students of the MFA Photography program at Concordia University proudly present Lucid, a group exhibition in the FOFA Gallery Vitrine.

The selected works, addressing a variety of photographic, digital, and time-based concerns, will showcase the diverse talents of the ten students currently enrolled in the MFA Photography program under the professorship of GeneviĂšve Cadieux.

The exhibition will comprise two three-week segments, each with its own opening reception. From March 3 – 24, Lucid will feature the work of Alyssa Andrews, Susi Brister, Darren Ell, Nicholas Hoban and Meera Margaret Singh.

The second segment of the show will occur from March 27 to April 23 with an opening reception on March 31 at 6 pm. Presenting artists will be: Esther Choi, Leigh Davis, Erika Kierulf, Margaret Mclean and Olga Chagaoutdinova.

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Shifting Borders

Graduate conference on visual culture

An inter-disciplinary graduate conference focusing on the notion of borders in visual culture with a keynote address by Dr. Michelle Wallace, Cornell University
York Amphitheatre (EV 1.615)
Concordia University
1515 St. Catherine St. West.

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Writing Material

The Defiant Imagination Lecture Series 2005 - 2006
March 17

Jason Lewis
Professor of Design and Computation Arts and a member/researcher of Hexagram

Different materials lead us down different creative paths. The digital medium generates new "materials" at an astonishing pace. How do we, as artists, make use of these new materials to create innovative forms of expression? How do we identify and effectively use the qualities unique to the digital medium?

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Maxwell Cummings Auditorium
1379 Sherbrooke St. West

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March 20, 2006

Creative Arts Therapies Week

March 18 - 26 2006

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March 21, 2006

Alicia Henry

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Visual Arts Building VA-323
1395 René Lévesque Blvd W.

Studio Arts Visiting Artist Program in conjunction with the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University
Alicia Henry received her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her M.F.A. from Yale Unversity. Henry has received numerous grants, fellowships, and awards, for example, the Ford Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center (Fellowship), MacDowell (Residency) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Residency).

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March 24, 2006

Tanya Mars and Joanna Householder

6:30pm – 8:30pm
York Amphitheatre
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex (EV) 1-615
1515 rue St Catherine W.

MFA Visiting Artist Program in conjunction with galerie La Centrale
 
Two seminal Canadian performance artists, Tanya Mars and Johanna Householder, speak about their work as feminist performance artists.  As co-editors of Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women their experience and knowledge is far-ranging

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March 31, 2006

Lucid (part two)

Vernissage
March 31
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
FOFA Gallery
1515 St. Catherine St. West, EV 1-715
Lynn Beavis, FOFA Gallery Coordinator
lbeavis@alcor.concordia.ca, 848.2424 ext. 5467

Graduate students of the MFA Photography program at Concordia University proudly present Lucid, a group exhibition in the FOFA Gallery Vitrine. The works address a variety of photographic, digital, and time-based concerns of the students currently enrolled in the MFA Photography program, under the professorship of GeneviĂšve Cadieux. The second segment of the show is on display from March 27 to April 23. Presenting artists will be: Esther Choi, Leigh Davis, Erika Kierulf, Margaret Mclean and Olga Chagaoutdinova.

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April 01, 2006

Grads in the News

Articles
Keena Trowell, BFA 2001, was interviewed in "Calling in from the cold," Gazette, March 20, 2006. She launched her own company, Keena Trowell Design last year specializing in eco-friendly designs for residential furniture and lighting. To hone her business skills, she took courses at Youth Employment Workshop where Marvin Garellek , BComm 1983, shares his experience. Garellek is Vice-President of sales, marketing and investor relations for Prestige Telecom.

Congratulations
Louise Archambault, BFA 1993, won the prestigious Claude Jutra Award for her first feature film, Familia. The award was presented at the Genie Awards on March 13, 2006.

Matthew Reichertz, BFA 1993, is one of five finalists for the $50,000 Sobey Art Award. The award is a biennial award given to an artist under the age of 40 who has had a show in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. The winner will be announced in November.

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April 03, 2006

Permutations

April 2 – 30, 2006
Exhibition of drawings and ceramics
Students from Concordia's Departments of Drawing and Ceramics will be represented

Vernissage: April 7th from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday to Friday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

A chance to see the drawings and ceramic works of twenty-one emerging artists from Concordia's undergraduate program of Fine Arts. Curated by Jennifer Laoun- Rubenstein.

Optique Georges Laoun 4012 St. Denis (corner Duluth), Montreal
Jennifer Laoun-Rubenstein 514-620-5366 or setsuna_ _@hotmail.com

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April 05, 2006

Dont Rhine

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Visual Arts Building, VA-210
1395 René Lévesque Blvd W.

Studio Arts Visiting Artist Program in conjunction with INTE 390 and the Concordia University AIDS project
 
Dont Rhine is part of Ultra Red, a collective that makes political sound art through collaborations with human rights and labour rights organizations producing provocative outdoor public sound installations, primarily on the West Coast of the US. The group has also included artists from Mexico and Chile with recent works aimed at facilitating dialogue across the US/Mexico border.

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April 06, 2006

AT THE CROSSROADS, Directed by Micheline Chevrier


Play
April 6 - 8
Department of Theatre
D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve West
Vladimir Cara, Assistant Director, at caravladimir@yahoo.com, or for tickets call our box office at 848-2424, ext. 4742
theatre.concordia.ca

In a new adaptation by Gina Wilkinson, the Greek playwright Sophocles reveals himself as surprisingly modern nearly 25 centuries after the creation of his plays. AT THE CROSSROADS is based on the Theban Cycle (OEDIPUS TYRANNOS, OEDIPUS AT KOLONUS and ANTIGONE) and, as in the original plays, examines the tension between fate and free will, love of family and of country, man and the gods, life and death.

We all know the story of Oedipus and Antigone: the king who killed his father and wedded his mother, and his sorry child bound to bury her outcast brother. In AT THE CROSSROADS, we are once again in Thebes, victorious in war over the city of Argos. In this conflict, two brothers, the cursed sons of Oedipus, have opposed and killed each other. One had fought for Thebes, the other for the enemy. Enter Kreon, their uncle and the new king, powerful and feared. He condemns the treacherous brother to rot, a prey for the birds. Enter Antigone, defiant and loyal. She decides to bury her brother despite the threat of death tied to such an act. Enter Oedipus, the father and cursed king, proud and stubborn. Through him, we learn how history repeats itself and how past actions have shaped present choices.

In AT THE CROSSROADS, the stories of Oedipus, Antigone and Kreon merge, exposing the dangers of pride, tyranny and fear. In this age of suspicion and retribution, Sophocles’ works reflect present day dilemmas as they expose human failings as well as man’s greatness.

Over 25 students from Concordia University’s Theatre Department – actors, designers and production staff – have created this production. Join them on this challenging and inspiring journey into the world of Classical Greek theatre.

D.B. Clarke Theatre
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

April 6, 7, 8, 2006 @ 8:00 p.m.
Matinée: April 8, 9, 2006 @ 2:00 p.m.

General Admission: $10
Students $5
BOX OFFICE:
514-848-2424 ext. 4742

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Dance Student Performances

April 6, 2006 to April 8, 2006

Department of Contemporary Dance
Moyse Hall, McGill University
Arts Building
853 Sherbrooke Street West

Year-end performances choreographed and performed by Contemporary Dance students.

Tickets/billets: $10.00 & $5.00 (students/etudients)
sold at the door only / billets Ă  l’éntrĂ©e

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April 08, 2006

White Cube On The Move

April 8 - 9, 2006
Exhibition

Vernissage: April 8th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sculpture Garden, EV. 1515 St Catherine Street W.
EXHIBITION SPACE: 4 X 20’ Budget trucks, 6 X 16’ trucks

Concordia’s MFA Studio Arts program is in the midst of a transformation. We are in the process of relocating our studios and classrooms from the FS and Bourget Buildings to other Buildings around the Sir George Williams Campus. White Cube On The Move is a show geographically and metaphorically suspended between our point of departure and our point of intended destination. In light of several months of nomadic flux, construction, and relocation this is our opportunity to respond and place a positive spin on these circumstances. In keeping with this tone of transience, we are organizing a site-specific exhibition in and around the downtown campus that is simultaneously edgy and curiously optimistic.

Bourget: White Cube On The Move recognizes the importance for MFA students to show along side their colleagues, presenting their work and research in relation to other departments. Collective exhibitions illustrate commonalities among the departments while simultaneously showing differing impulses and concerns specific to their medium. Bourget: White Cube On The Move showcases works from 39 MFA students and investigates this alternate site for exhibition: probing notions of agency, accessibility, interstice and provision.

ARTISTS:

JO BALL, JULIE BEUGIN, IAN SHATILLA, BRIDGET KEATING, CHRISTIN WAHLSTRÖM, CHANTAL DURAND, MOMOKO ALLARD, J. PENNEY BURTON, OLGA CHAGAOUTDINOVA, ALAN GROOMBRIDGE, TERRI FREW, CARA SAWKA, PATRICK BUREAU, DAVE JOHNSON, ALYSSA ANDREWS, SUSI BRISTER, ALEXANDER WILSON, CHARLES STANKIEVECH, JAMES CRAIG, SHAWNA MCLEOD, PATRICK MCEOWN, MARGARET MCLEAN, NICHOLAS HOBAN, ROSALIE D. GAGNÉ, ANNE-MICHÈLE FORTIN, CHLOÉ BERTRAND, MEERA, MARGARET SINGH, TARA COOPER, JAKE MOORE, VÉRONIQUE MALO, GENEVIÈVE SIDELEAU, RYAN STATZ, MARC PETERS, LALIE DOUGLAS, CANDICE TARNOWSKI, HÉLOÏSE AUDY, JESSICA FIELD, ANNA SPRAGUE, CARRIE TANNANT, SCULPTURE DEPARTMENT/ CERAMICS DEPARTMENT COLLABORATIVE


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April 18, 2006

Grads in the News

Vittorio Rossi, BFA 85, was mentioned in "The stage is set", Gazette, March 29, 2006. His play, Carmela's Table, will run from Oct. 5-29, 2006 at the Centaur Theatre.

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Congratulations

Kodak Faculty Scholarships is awarded annually to a faculty member who demonstrates a high level of production skills, creativity and teaching experience in production. Assistant Professor Roy Cross, who teaches film production at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, fits the bill perfectly. His upcoming ten minute short film, Heavy Water, intends to serve both as a stand-alone narrative project and as an educational tool for Roy’s production class.
For More information

Ana Cappelluto, Associate Dean Research, Graduate Studies and International Relations congratulate the following researchers on their successful application to the 2005-2006 SSRCH Standard Research Grant Competition, Strategic Grants: Aboriginal Research Program Competition and Canada Council New Media Grant Competition.
Elaine Cheasley Paterson
Mario Falsetto
Rosanna Maule
Yehudit Silverman
Johanne Sloan
Stephen Snow
Jason Lewis
Joey Berzowska


Professor Marielle Nitoslawska, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and Rachael Van Fossen, Part-time Instructor, Department of Theatre are recognized as this year’s recipients of the Faculty of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Awards.

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April 24, 2006

Stanley Mills Purchase Prize Collection, 2006

April 24 – May 21, 2006
Vernissage: April 27
Please join us in celebration of the Stanley Mills Purchase Prize Collection winners for 2005/2006. A reception will be held in the Vernissage hall on the ground floor of the EV building (EV7-715), on Thursday, April 27 form 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
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May 26, 2006

Robert Davidson and Contemporary Aboriginal Arts Practice

Lecture

May 26, 2006
12:30 – 4:30 pm
McCord Museum

Organized in conjunction with the Department of Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University and the Gail and Stephan A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, the symposium will bring together artists, curators and academics from across Canada to discuss Aboriginal contemporary art.
Registration Form English
Registration Form French

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Awards of Distinction

On May 8, 2006 Concordia University’s Fine Arts Department handed out the 2006 Awards of Distinction. The awards ceremony took place on the 11th floor of Terrace Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual arts Complex.

These awards are designed to acknowledge and honour individuals and corporations who have distinguished themselves by becoming benefactors to the arts and whose substantial philanthropic contributions have furthered the development of the arts. The three winners this year were: Michal Hornstein, Avrum Morrow and Liliane Stewart.

Mr. Hornstein has been a major arts contributor for decades and here at Concordia he established The Romek Hornstein Memorial Endowment and the Renata Hornstein Graduate Fellowship in Art History.

Mr. Morrow has been a supporter of Concordia for many years. He is one of the original contributors to the Sir George Williams Art Gallery; more recently, he established the Dora Morrow Fellowship for Excellent Achievement in Visual Arts.

Ms. Stewart presides over the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, one of the country’s most important charitable organizations, providing crucial support in Health care, education and culture. Ms. Stewart is also the founder of the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts and works closely with the Stewart museum, founded by her husband David in 1955.

For more information: http://mediarelations.concordia.ca

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June 07, 2006

Thinking Through New Media

June 7 to June 8, 2006
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Duke University is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an international graduate student conference dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of digital technologies and their impact on art, culture, science, commerce, society, and the environment.

The purpose of the Thinking through New Media workshop is to build an interdisciplinary graduate student community around new media scholarship and to introduce participants to HASTAC (pronounced “haystack”), ISIS, and RENCI. Conference organizers are currently encouraging students from all academic disciplines to submit 20-minute papers exploring their own research into the study and/or creation of new media technologies.
Applicants whose papers are not accepted for presentation will be invited to present their work at a digital poster session during the first day of the conference.
Online conference registration, schedules, participants, travel information, and other details are available at the conference website at http://isis.duke.edu/events/TTNM

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Visual Conversations:The Centre for the Arts in Human Development at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

June 7, 2006
Vernissage

The Centre for the Arts in Human Development invites the Concordia community to a vernissage of artwork by its participants, adults with developmental or related disabilities, in the Cultural Passage of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at 5:30 p.m.

Entrance directly into the Cultural Passage is at 2200 Crescent Street. The works on display are the result of the participants’ involvement in a series of workshops in the Education and Public Programmes Department of the Museum. In addition to providing internships for students in Concordia’s Graduate Program in Creative Arts Therapies, the Centre for the Arts in Human Development has a mandate of promoting the integration of its participants as equal and contributing members of the community.

Originally proposed to the Museum’s Sharing the Museum Program by Lenore Vosberg, the Centre’s Executive Director, and Elizabeth Anthony, Art Therapy Coordinator at the Centre, the workshops were developed in concert with Centre and Museum staff, two artists selected by the Centre from the Montreal community and volunteers from Concordia’s Art Therapy and Art Education Programs. Using material and symbolic means, the artworks in this display present this rich experience of exchange and mutual learning.

The display will continue through the summer months, until August 28, 2006.

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September 08, 2006

FOFA Gallery

Concordia University’s new FOFA (Faculty of Fine Arts) Gallery has set itself the task of showcasing the best of the current artistic and research practices of the faculty, staff, students and alumni across the various media and disciplines resident in the Faculty. While it is incumbent on the Gallery to represent the Faculty of Fine Art’s diversity through critically based, curated exhibitions and interdisciplinary presentations, the Gallery also embraces the principles of experimentation and experiential learning through “laboratory” experiences, in-gallery teaching and professional training opportunities for students. Educational opportunities including workshops, panels, tours and artist talks, will be presented to broaden the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art within the Gallery’s various communities.

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Shelly Low: Self Serve

Until September 17
FOFA Vitrines
This project arises from the artist’s research on the commodification and manufacture of cultural identity. Using self-portraiture and the paraphernalia of Chinese restaurants (dishes, chop sticks and take-away menus), Low is exploring her own identity which crosses the Eastern/Western cultural boundaries. The display is entitled Self-Serve, and reflects on cultural stereotypes and self-representations, and the relationship between cultural identity and food. This exhibition will be shown at Ace Art in Winnipeg following its presentation in the FOFA Gallery Vitrines.

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Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

Event Calendar for September

http://oscar.concordia.ca/events/09-2006-Calendar.pdf

To view the calendar, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (6), available for free at:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

For day-to-day updates and last minute additions, please visit:

http://oscar.concordia.ca/events/hevents.html

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September 09, 2006

Homewall Drawing :: L'art de manger at Optica - Faire Ă  sa tete at Galerie Joyce Yahouda

Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 3 p.m.
Optica Gallery and the Joyce Yahouda Gallery invite you to the vernissages of François Morelli

Both exhibitions are located on the fifth floor of the Belgo building located at 372 Ste-Catherine, West. It is a unique opportunity to view work in both galleries. The exhibitions will span a range of media drawn from several years of this Montreal artist's career. The exhibitions delve in the imaginative, artistic activity as subject. In addition, it reexamines the status of the art object, and the form, both in their reception and in their dissemination. Interested in the so-called minor forms of expression and materials, Morelli attempts to give new life to artistic engagement, using ornamentation, dream material, ritual, and the everyday as premise for communication with the other.

The work presented at Optica includes: a stamp-drawing frieze print on paper, porcelain plates, and a sculpture. Simultaneously, the Joyce Yahouda gallery presents sculptures, artifacts and drawings. The exhibitions continue until October 14, 2006.

Biography:
François Morelli lives and works in Montreal. After completing his bachelor's degree in 1981, he left his home town and headed for New York where he was captivated by new art forms, including performance and conceptual approaches. During this New York phase, he taught at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the State University of New York and the City University of New York in Manhattan. Morelli returned to Montreal in 1991 to teach at Université du Québec à Trois-RiviÚres and
joined the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University in 1996. Morelli regularly exhibits at Galerie Christiane Chassay, in Montreal, and at Horodner Romley Gallery, in New York. In addition, he has participated in several national and international exhibitions, including the Biennale du Havre (2006), the Biennale de Montréal (2002), and ICI's Walk Ways, New York (2002). Currently, Morelli is represented by the Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal. His research includes: events/actions/performances, drawing, sculpture, installation, and artists' books.

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September 12, 2006

5 Ă  7 for Chicks and Dudes

Tuesday, September 12th, 5 to 7pm,
located at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery (LB-165), LB Building (SGW), 1400 boul de Maisonneuve ouest. We provide information on Fine Arts resources, video installations by Mike Hoolboom, music and relaxing beverages.

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September 14, 2006

High Performance Picnic

Thursday, September 14th, 4 to 7 pm,
located on TJ Lawn (LOY), 7315 Terrebonne. Enjoy the free BBQ and beverages, and relax to the live sounds by PK + timmer.

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September 20, 2006

Bernard Gamoy: AUTOPORTRAIT/ANIT-PORTRAIT

September 20 – October 29
FOFA Vitrines
Bernard Gamoy has been working on a series of self-portraits since 2005, through which he explores self-identity and the marginality of the artist in society. These works on paper are as much truths as they are fictions. Working from photographs taken with the camera on auto, the artist has developed a series in which he has discovered odd angles and asymmetrical facial expressions. The focus of these works is the gesture, expression and position of the body represented in an empty, non-narrative background. As a result the gestures, the occasional inclusion of text, or addition of animals create an ironic and often self-mocking allegory of the individual’s search for identity in the global society.

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September 21, 2006

Zoom! A new work by Randall Anderson.

September 21, 2006 to August 2007
Public installation in the FOFA Sculpture Court
Adjacent to the FOFA Gallery, the Sculpture Court sits at the heart of the Quartier Concordia. Dedicated to the installation of experimental works by Fine Arts students working at the Graduate level, the Sculpture Court will host large-scale projects created specifically for the site. Randall Anderson’s project, Zoom! won the first competition held in the spring of 2006. Zoom! is composed of a human form “in absence,” set on an arabesque shaped plinth, and draws allusions to icons in Modernist art, particularly the Italian Futurist Umberto Boccioni’s bronze, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space.

Anderson’s work addresses the individual’s negotiation of complex social and psychological spaces, where the sense of self is constantly being redefined by changing information and circumstances. As the artist puts it, “In the face of the contemporary onslaught of information Zoom! is the instant of change where the body is only the echo of what once was.” A brochure, with text by Dr. Johanne Sloan of Concordia University’s Art History Department, will be published to accompany this installation.

This work will be celebrated with the opening of the FOFA Gallery on September 21.

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Body Notes

September 21 to October 13, 2006
Caroline George, Sophie Jodoin, Theresa Sapergia, Marc Seguin and Marion Wagschal
This inaugural exhibition at the FOFA Gallery looks at the work of five artists who deal with the human body in their art practices. The body, as the nexus between the self and the world, is the means by which knowledge, perception and experience are produced. Echoes of the self are sought in representations of the human figure, and through it the artists seek an understanding of self, place and relationships. Marion Wagschal plumbs the psychological depths of her sitters, while Sophie Jodoin seeks facets of herself within others. Marc Seguin uses the figure to explore the world of inner struggle and self-recognition, as does Caroline George, whose androgynous figures wrestle with inner demons. Theresa Sapergia employs the human form and divines an animal presence in the body that borders the physical flesh and the metaphysical presence.

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September 26, 2006

Seen and Herd

Tuesday, September 26th, 5 to 7 pm,
located on the sixth floor, EV Building (SGW) 1515 Ste Catherine ouest. Selected Montreal artist run centres and artist initiatives converge to provide students all the info they need to make their way in the Montreal art scene. We feature temporal video installation and sound experience by Annie Briard, Brian Hunter and Karim Talaat.

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September 28, 2006

Call for Submmissions

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Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

Event Calendar for October

By clicking on the link below, you will be directed to the October 2006
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall Event Calendar.
http://oscar.concordia.ca/events/10-2006-Calendar.pdf

To view the calendar, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (6), available for
free at:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

For day-to-day updates and last minute additions, please visit:
http://oscar.concordia.ca/events/hevents.html

Renée Dunk
Promotions & Publicity

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September 30, 2006

Third Annual Art Crawl

September 30th, 12 noon
Departs from the VAV Gallery (SGW) located at 1395 boul. Rene Levesque ouest. Tour Montreal Fine Arts hotspots and put a face to the names from the Seen and Herd event. Not to be missed!

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October 05, 2006

Four members of Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts make the 25 most influential figures, in the history of Canadian photography, in the prestigious Photo SĂ©lection Magazine.

Montreal, October 4, 2006 – In its November issue, Photo SĂ©lection magazine highlights 25 of the most influential figures in the history of Canadian photograhy. Among them are three photographic artists and an art historian affiliated with the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University. The QuĂ©bec based photo magazine celebrates its 25th anniversary with this special issue.

Three of the four, Raymonde April, Evergon and Martha Langford, currently teach at the Faculty of Fine Arts while Gabor Szilasi recently retired from teaching at the Faculty.

Raymonde April
As a photographer and artist, she has been known from the late 70s for her minimalist style inspired by the quotidian, at the junction point of documentary, autobiography and fiction. Her major solo exhibitions include «Voyage dans le monde des choses», organized by the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al in 1986, «Les Fleuves invisibles», produced by the MusĂ©e d’art de Joliette in 1997 and circulated in Canada and France until 2000, and Tout embrasser, presented at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery of Concordia University as part of Le Mois de la photo Ă  MontrĂ©al 2001.
Raymonde April’s works are in leading Canadian museums and many private collections. In November 2003, Raymonde April received the Prix Paul-Emile Borduas, the highest distinction given by the Government of Quebec to an artist working in the visual arts. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Paul De Hoeck and Norman Walford Artistic achievement award for art photography.

Evergon
His international career as instructor and artist spans 35 years. In his early photographs, concerned with technology and gay politics, he explored collage, alternative processes, and copy art. In the 1980’s Celluloso superseded with colour Polaroids and in the 1990’s Egon and Celluloso fabricated a document 'Ramboys: a Bookless Novel' & documented fiction/action in 'Manscapes’. Since 2000, Evergon has produced ‘Margaret and I’ (life-size nudes of his Mother), ‘Chez Moi’ (memorabilia & self portraits), and ‘XXX/L’ (robust self sexing other men).

Martha Langford
Martha Langford received her PhD (Dean's Honour List) from McGill University in
1997 and continued her research for two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Humanities of Simon Fraser University (1999-2000). In the fall of 2003, she held the National Gallery Fellowship in Canadian Art to conduct research toward an intellectual biography of Michael Snow. Aspects of this research have been presented in publications and conferences, including the XXXIst Congress of the Comité International d'Histoire de I'Art (CIHA) held in Montreal, 2004.
Langford's study of photography and orality, Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums, was published in 2001 by McGill-Queen's University Press. Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art is forthcoming from McGill-Queen's University Press (Spring 2007).
Langford was the founding Director and Chief Curator of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (1985-1994) and the Executive Producer of the Still Photography Division of the National Film Board (1981-1984). In 2005, she was the Artistic Director of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, exploring the theme of Image & Imagination. This international photographic biennale included 29 exhibitions, a scholarly publication (English and French editions), a two-day symposium, and a public educational programme.
As a co-Investigator in a SSHRC-funded research project headed by Louise Vigneault, L’AmericanitĂ© et I'art canadien, Langford is examining the influence of Vietnam-era American immigration on Canadian photographic activity. Results to date include a panel co-organized with Jerry Zaslove at the College Art Association, Seattle, 2004.
Langford is a contributing editor for Border Crossings (Winnipeg) and sits on the advisory panel of BlackFlash (Saskatoon). She has taught at the University of Ottawa, McGill University, and Bishop's University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University and a Research Associate of the McCord Museum of Canadian History.

Gabor Szilasi
He became interested in photography after he was forced to interrupt his medical studies in Hungary, having been blacklisted after attempting to flee the country to escape the incoming communist regime in 1949. From November 15-25 1956, Szilasi used his camera to document the Hungarian Revolution. Escaping from Hungary in 1957, Szilasi arrived in Halifax and later settled in Montréal in 1959. Employed by the Office du film du Québec, Szilasi worked on photography assignments in Montreal as well as in rural regions of Québec to document the province, particularly the rural regions. In 1970, Szilasi began taking a series of photographs, in particular, Charlevoix, Beauce, Abitibi and Lac St-Jean (Québec), the photographs of Charlevoix winning him national acclaim. This kind of work, photographs of people, facades, interiors, and signs in the country and city, resulted in exhibitions such as La Beauce (1974) and Panoramas de Montréal (1982). Considered an exponent of "down to earth humane realism," Szilasi rarely photographs "official" buildings, choosing instead to capture the vernacular and non-monumental architecture of Québec. In 1980 Szilasi would make his first trip back to Hungary since his emigration. This trip marked the beginning of numerous visits where he would photograph family friends and various architectural sites. In 1997, Szilasi commenced a series of Polaroid portraits, which marked the beginning of a more collaborative process, wherein subjects were encouraged to tell Szilasi their opinions about the initial photograph. Szilasi would then proceed to take more pictures of the subject, often incorporating his subject's suggestions. Also in 1997, the Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal held a retrospective of his work entitled Gabor Szilasi: Photographs 1954-1996. Szilasi's latest project is a photographic series on the Saint-Michel neighborhood of Montréal, which explores this community's unique mixture of South American, Italian, Haitian, and Québecois cultures. From 1979 to 1995, Szilasi was a photography teacher at Concordia University in Montréal.

The role of the Faculty of Fine Arts is to passionately champion the arts as a vital activity that shapes and reflects contemporary culture. Our reputation for innovative research and teaching excellence, across a diverse range of fine arts disciplines, is vital to drawing top students to our seven graduate programs.

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October 10, 2006

Graduates

Articles
Vittorio Rossi, BFA 85, was profiled in Playwright’s heart still in the ‘hood, Gazette, September 30, 2006. His plays have made Ville Émard a feature of Canada’s literary landscape. Rossi’s latest drama, Carmela’s Table, opens the Centaur theatre and runs from October 3rd to October 29th.

Elizabeth Glimenaki, BFA 90, was profiled in Five-star hotel a perfect fit for her, September 16, 2006. She is General Manager of the Le St-James Hotel, a 61-room boutique hotel in Old Montreal where she runs a staff of 113 employees and hosts celebrities and heads of state.

Accolades
Singer-songwriter, Alexandre DĂ©silets, attendee ‘99 (Fine Arts), was the $40,000 grand prize winner in the Festival International de la chanson de Granby

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FOFA Gallery

Concordia University’s new FOFA (Faculty of Fine Arts) Gallery has set itself the task of showcasing the best of the current artistic and research practices of the faculty, staff, students and alumni across the various media and disciplines resident in the Faculty. While it is incumbent on the Gallery to represent the Faculty of Fine Art’s diversity through critically based, curated exhibitions and interdisciplinary presentations, the Gallery also embraces the principles of experimentation and experiential learning through “laboratory” experiences, in-gallery teaching and professional training opportunities for students. Educational opportunities including workshops, panels, tours and artist talks, will be presented to broaden the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art within the Gallery’s various communities.

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Bernard Gamoy: AUTOPORTRAIT/ANIT-PORTRAIT

September 20 – October 29
FOFA Vitrines
Bernard Gamoy has been working on a series of self-portraits since 2005, through which he explores self-identity and the marginality of the artist in society. These works on paper are as much truths as they are fictions. Working from photographs taken with the camera on auto, the artist has developed a series in which he has discovered odd angles and asymmetrical facial expressions. The focus of these works is the gesture, expression and position of the body represented in an empty, non-narrative background. As a result the gestures, the occasional inclusion of text, or addition of animals create an ironic and often self-mocking allegory of the individual’s search for identity in the global society.

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VAV :: The Super Art Market

The VAV Gallery is excited to present a one-week exhibit that will adopt a
supermarket context with the intent to question contemporary consumerism,
art as commodity and multiplicity vs. exclusivity.

A variety of art objects made by 25 of Concordia's Fine Arts students will
be on sale as of the vernissage!

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October 18, 2006

Fesitval Nouveau Cinema


Montreal
Salle H 110, atrium du pavillon Henry F. Hall - 1455, boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal
Kenneth Anger is a living legend whose experimental films leave no one indifferent. Anger has had a major impact on avant-garde film artists and major-league film directors like Derek Jarman, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Francis Ford Coppola, David Lynch and Martin Scorcese. Anger will be available for interviews on the morning of October, 19th.

Kenneth Anger est une lĂ©gende et ses expĂ©rimentations ne laissent personne indiffĂ©rent. Ses films lui ont confĂ©rĂ© un statut de mythe vivant parmi les cinĂ©astes d’avant-garde et il a constituĂ© une source d’inspiration manifeste pour plusieurs grands rĂ©alisateurs, dont Pier Paolo Pasolini, Francis Ford Coppola, David Lynch et Martin Scorcese. M. Anger sera disponible pour des entrevues le jeudi 19 octobre, en matinĂ©e.

ANGER ME, a documentary about Kenneth Anger, will also be shown on October 19, 2006 at 9:15 pm and October 27, 2006 at 1:15 p.m. at the FELLINI Room (Ex-Centris complex).
Une projection de ANGER ME, un documentaire sur Kenneth Anger, aura Ă©galement lieu le 19 octobre 2006 Ă  21 h 15 et le 27 octobre 2006 Ă  13 h 15 dans la salle FELLINI du complexe Ex-Centris.
Collective Exhibit by Concordia Students – Theme : Nouveau Cinema – New Image ‱ Exposition collective d’étudiants de Concordia – ThĂšme Nouveau cinĂ©ma - Nouvelle image

October 23 to 28, 2006 ‱ Du 23 au 28 octobre 2006
Opening on Monday, October 23 at 6 p.m.
Vernissage le lundi 23 octobre Ă  18 h
1-725 Suite (Street Level), EV Building - 1515, Saint Catherine Street W., Montreal
Suite 1-725 (Rez-de-Chaussée), Pavillon EV - 1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal
Biography of Kenneth Anger, presentation of the exhibitors and general information about these activities available at:
Biographie de Kenneth Anger, présentation des exposants et informations générales sur ces activités disponibles sur le lien: MEDIARELATIONS.CONCORDIA.CA
General information about the Festival du Nouveau Cinema: www.nouveaucinema.ca
Informations générales sur le Festival du nouveau cinéma: www.nouveaucinema.ca

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October 19, 2006

ART MATTERS INFO PARTY


Thursday, October 19th, 9pm
The Main Hall, 5390 St.Laurent St
Curator and Artist application forms will be available.
Admission is FREE.
BANDS - Swamp Sex Robots, The Nymphets, Dishwasher and Crystal Clyffs
DJS - Irma la duce and Sundown Sundown


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The MFA Program is hosting the 11th Annual rencontre interuniversitaire des maitrises en art.

October 19th, 20th and 21st
Bourget building at 1230 Mountain Street, rooms 107-108

The event will brings together Graduate students from four MFA programs across Québec (l'Universté du Québec à Montréal (Montréal), l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Saguenay), l'Université de Laval (Québec),and Concordia).

On October 19th, a welcoming reception will be held on the 11th floor of the EV building and everyone is invited to meet with faculty and students.

Students will present recent research leading to their MFA thesis. The presentation is followed by a question and answer period. Throughout the Rencontre art work by the various speakers will be on view at the Bourget Gallery.

For more information please contact François Morelli Graduate Program Director at 514.848.4608.

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VOCAL JAZZ CONCERT

October 19 // 6:00 p.m.
Concordia University Department of Music presents

Part of the Jazz Vocal Summit Invitational. Featuring Jeri Brown, John
LaBelle, Madeleine Thériault, the Concordia Jazz Choir, members of the Jeri
Brown Pumped Singers of Montreal, selected singers of the Jeri Brown Voice
Studio plus outstanding male and female vocalists and choral groups from the
invitational.
Free entry for students and summit participants, $5 for the general public.
Summit information and registration: 514-848-2424, ext. 4712.

Jazz Vocal Summit is a non-competitive day of jazz vocal solo and choral music that takes place on the Loyola campus of Concordia University on October 19, 2006. The Department of music is proud to be the sponsor of this year’s event under the direction of Jeri Brown, Director of Vocal Studies, and founder of Jazz Vocal Summit.
A first-class concert and numerous workshops of the JVSI conducted from many of Quebec’s finest jazz vocal educators make for a full day of jazz vocal concentration and enjoyment. This year’s conference will bring together singers, choral directors, and vocal educators of the Montreal community. To kick off the start of this event, Jeri Brown has invited Vanier College and St. Laurent College hosted by Concordia vocal music students and faculty. Registered students will attend workshops, perform for jury critique in four categories: male solo jazz vocals, female solo jazz vocals, small jazz choral ensembles (2-4 members), and large jazz choral ensembles (5+ members), and be invited to a grand concert.
Open and Free Admission: This is an educational event that is open to the public. Registration is required to be included in the competitions and free workshops. Call 1-514-848-2424 X4712 to register. (Space is limited.)
Schedule:
9:30-10 Registration & Refreshments (Participants who will be competing will be expected to arrive with 6 copies of their chart for rhythm section and judges at 9:00a.m. unless they have mailed appropriate forms/music and received receipt confirmation)
10:00-10:30 Assembly with guest speakers: Concordia Fine Arts Admission Representative, Jeri Brown, Director of Concordia Vocal Studies, Jennie Lariviére, President of Concordia Music Student Association, Kathleen Perry, Chair, Concordia Department of Music
10:30-10:25 Vocal Research - Dr. Christine Beckett
10:25-10:30 QUESTIONS/GENERAL DISCUSSION
10:30-11:00 Open Singing - Jeri Brown
11:00-11:50 ABC's of Recording Vocalists - Dr. Mark Corwin
11:50-12:00 QUESTIONS/GENERAL DISCUSSION
12:00-12:50 Jazz Vocal Technique - Madeleine Therriault
12:50-1:00 QUESTIONS/GENERAL DISCUSSION
1:00-1:50 ABC's of Working with an Accompanist - Roddy Ellias
1:50-2:00 QUESTIONS/GENERAL DISCUSSION
2:00-2:50 Jazz Vocal Technique - Johanne Des Forges (cegep Vanier)
2:50-3:00 QUESTIONS/GENERAL DISCUSSION
3:00-3:50 Jazz Choral Master Class - Vincent Morel(cegep St. Laurent)(Ask for Choral signup sheet)
3:50-4:00 QUESTIONS/GENERAL DISCUSSION
4:00-5:40 Adjudications of REGISTERED Singers and Choral Groups (selections of 3-4 minutes each)
5:30-6:00 Dinner Break/Stage Sound check/Judge Deliberation
6:00-8:00 Jazz Vocal Summit Invitational Concert & Outstanding Singer Adjudication results!!
Featuring: members of Jeri Brown PUMPED Singers of Montreal/Johanne Des Forges/Madeleine Therriault/ Judges Picks as: 4 Outstanding Emerging Jazz Vocalists, Choral Group of Vincent Morel, Conchord Singers of Concordia, selected singers of Jeri Brown & Madeleine Theriault Voice Studio and special guest, jazz vocalist John LaBelle with Chris Tauchner Trio, Conchord Quartet under direction of composer-in-residence, Simon Sloutsker, Choral Group of Francois Ouimet, and other special guests
Also, here is a closer look at the 4:15-5:30 Singer Slots. Please insert the names of your singers and return to me by email. Please mail or drop off 6 copies of their lead sheets to:
Jeri Brown, Director of Vocal Studies
Dept. of Music , RF320
Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec H4B1R6


Student of Madeleine Therriault (3 singers! Angela, Stina, & Joanie )(Please confirm selections.)
Student of Johanne Des Forges (5 singers!) (Please confirm their time slots/names/selections.)
Student of Jeri Brown (7 singers! Drew, Rica, Jennie, Christina, Melody, Lise, Chantale)
Registered Other Singer (3 singers!) (These slots are open at this time.)
Student of Vincent Morel (5 singers!) (Please confirm their time slots/names/selections.)
4:00 Student of Jeri Brown
4:05 Student of Madeleine Therriault
4:10 Student of Jeri Brown
4:15 Student of Jeri Brown
4:20 Student of Jeri Brown
4:25 Student of Johanne Des Forges
4:30 Student of Jeri Brown
4:35 Student of Madeleine Therriault
4:40 Student of Jeri Brown
4:45 Student of Johanne Des Forges
4:50 Student of Vincent Morel
4:55 Student of Jeri Brown
5:00 Student of Vincent Morel
5:05 Student of Johanne Des Forges
5:10 Student of Vincent Morel
5:15 Student of Johanne Des Forges
5:20 Student of Vincent Morel
5:25 Student of Johanne Des Forges
5:30 Student of Vincent Morel
5:35 Student of Madeleine Therriault

Tight Squeeze (only if time permits within 4:00-5:35 time slot!)
A)Registered Other Singer
B)Registered Other Singer
C)Registered Other Singer

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October 20, 2006

AUKTION 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, DĂŒsseldorf

October 20 to November 12, 2006
FOFA Main Gallery

The FOFA Gallery is organizing an exhibition, Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, DĂŒsseldorf, based on the current research of Art History Professor, Dr. Catherine MacKenzie. Max Stern was a pre-eminent art historian, collector and dealer who had a profound effect on the MontrĂ©al art milieu. Prior to his emigration to Canada, Dr. Stern ran an influential gallery in Germany. In 1937, however, he was required under the German National Socialist Government to sell all cultural property belonging to his family gallery, the Galerie Stern. After Dr. Stern’s death his Estate became aware of the forced sale of the Stern collection and began to investigate the issue of art restitution. This exhibition examines the documents and art works uncovered, and places them in the context of current cultural dialogue around looted and stolen art, and the legal issues involved.

Dr. Willi Korte, Public Lecture, October 20
Public Reception, October 23
Series of tours – by appointment

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HONOURING WRAY: CONCORDIA PAYS TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY JAZZMAN DOWNES

Concordia University Department of Music proudly presents HONOURING WRAY – a jazz faculty event celebrating the life and work of Wray Downes.

Members of the Jazz Faculty, alumni, students will pay a musical tribute to Wray at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall on Friday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Wray’s legendary career began when he became the first Canadian to receive the British Empire (Overseas) Scholarship to London’s Trinity College of Music. After studying classical piano in London with Kinloch Anderson, then at the Paris Conservatory with Lazare LĂ©vy and Henri Lauth, Wray turned to jazz under the direction of the great Dizzy Gillespie. Wray later attended Oscar Peterson's Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto and mentored in New York with Mary Lou Williams, the “First Lady of the Jazz Keyboard.” Wray’s forceful, vigorously physical style is a direct nod to the Peterson influence and displays his strong grounding in bebop and a deep feeling for the blues.

In his illustrious career, Wray has worked as a sideman with leading musicians such as Sidney Bechet, Buck Clayton and Bill Coleman. With his own ensembles, he has played alongside bassist Dave Young, guitarists Ed Bickert and Reg Schwager, drummer Pete Magadini and saxophonist Don Thompson, among many, many more.

In 1990, Wray began teaching at Concordia University. Offering instruction in performance and composition, he quickly became a student favourite. To this day, students still have the opportunity to be directed by this jazz great.

Members of the Jazz Faculty, alumni, students will pay a musical tribute to Wray at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall on Friday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Admission to the concert is free, though tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office and will given away at the door.

This event has been made possible with the support of Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, the Department of Music and the Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA).

Contact: Renée Dunk, (514) 848-2424, ext. 7928, rdunk@alcor.concordia.ca

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November 02, 2006

BlackBox, Thursday, November 16

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May 07, 2007

Cosmicomics @ Elektra Festival, Montreal : 9-13 May 2007

Based on previous work with Meteor Shower, Cosmicomics presents a fantastical sky animated by a
fusion of lunar dreams inspired by Italo Calvino's eponymous novel,
and by the quantum inflationary cosmology created by Andre Linde.

A large ceiling-mounted display opens a window into a fable of a
cosmos, filled with liquid light and sound that dance to movement,
epoch, and the alchemical condition of the Moon.

By: Sha Xin Wei
Jean-SĂ©bastien Rousseau - Timothy Sutton - Emmanuel Thivierge
Josee-Anne Drolet - Olfa Driss
Michael Fortin - Harry Smoak

Visit Elektra for more information.

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June 11, 2007

FIFTH ANNUAL GRADUATING STUDENTS’ EXHIBITION (CONVOCATION EVENT)

June 11 – 22
Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FOFA Gallery, FOFA Vitrines, VAV Gallery and VA Lobby, in the EV and VA buildings respectively.

Once again the remarkable talents of Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts students are being showcased within the context of the Annual Fine Arts Graduating Students’ Exhibition. The 2007 show represents a cross-section of the many disciplines and research activities of the students completing their degrees at Concordia University, whether at the Graduate or Undergraduate level. The participating students are representative of the Faculty’s different departments, including Cinema, Art Education, Painting and Drawing, Design, Sculpture, Art History, IDYS, Computation Arts, Print, Photo and Fibres. The Graduating Students’ Exhibition is a juried show staged during the weeks surrounding Convocation, and provides an opportunity for the students to display their work in a public venue while celebrating the completion of their course of study. Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts is known nationally and internationally for the quality of both its faculty and its graduates. Fine Arts students are equally encouraged to develop their skills in traditional studio practices and to explore multidisciplinary and non-traditional approaches to art-making.

http://gradshow.concordia.ca

Pdf link

Français

Cinquième exposition annuelle des finissants en beaux-arts (dans le cadre de la collation des grades)

Du 11 au 22 juin
du lundi au vendredi, de 11 h à 19 h

Encore une fois cette année, les remarquables talents des étudiants et étudiantes en beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia ont été mis en valeur dans le cadre de cette exposition annuelle. L’édition 2007, qui aura lieu en juin, se veut un carrefour entre les nombreuses disciplines et activités de recherche des étudiants sur le point d’obtenir leur diplôme de baccalauréat ou de maîtrise. Les exposants sont représentatifs des différents départements de la Faculté : cinéma, enseignement de l’art, peinture et dessin, design, sculpture, histoire de l’art, intermédia/cyberarts, art numérique, impression, photographie et fibres. Les œuvres, choisies par un jury, sont présentées en marge de la cérémonie de collation des grades et donnent l’occasion aux étudiants de montrer leurs créations dans un lieu public tout en fêtant la fin de leur programme d’études. La Faculté des beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia est reconnue au Canada et dans le monde entier pour la compétence de ses professeurs et la qualité de ses diplômés. Elle encourage les étudiants à développer leurs aptitudes dans les pratiques artistiques traditionnelles tout en explorant les approches multidisciplinaires et nouvelles de la création.

http://gradshow.concordia.ca

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June 13, 2007

COLLECTING LOSS

Karen Haffey, BFA 95, and Esther Kalaba, Masters in Creative Arts Therapy program, are requesting contributions of clothing and stories for Collecting Loss, a project to create a public art exhibit to honour people who have passed away and the living who love them.
Collecting Loss involves collecting clothes from their lost loved ones and the stories evoked by the clothing to create a public space to speak about loss and bereavement, in order to stimulate dialogue and educate about what often is only given space behind closed doors.
They will be collecting clothing and stories until June 30, 2007. Those who have learned about and contributed to the project to date include the Critical Care Unit at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, a mother in Newfoundland whose daughter was killed in a ski doo accident, and three sisters honouring the memory of their mother by donating her wedding dress. To contribute, please visit www.collectingloss.com or contact the artisits at info@collectingloss.com.

Français

Karen Haffey (BFA) et Esther Kalaba (maîtrise en thérapies par les arts) sont à la recherche de vêtements et de récits pour Collecting Loss: Weaving Threads of Memory, une exposition publique en l’honneur de personnes décédées et de leurs proches.

À partir de vêtements appartenant aux disparus et des souvenirs qui leur sont associés, les deux artistes créeront un espace où le public sera invité à échanger sur la perte et le deuil. Leur projet vise à sensibiliser les gens à cette réalité et à stimuler le dialogue sur ce qui se déroule habituellement à huis clos.

Parmi les participants au projet, on compte l’Unité des soins intensifs du Hospital for Sick Children de Toronto, une dame de Terre-Neuve qui a perdu sa fille dans un accident de motoneige et trois sœurs qui rendent hommage à leur mère en faisant don de sa robe de mariée. Si vous désirez y prendre part vous-même, visitez le site www.collectingloss.com ou communiquez avec les artistes à info@collectingloss.com. La collecte de vêtements et de récits prendra fin le 30 juin 2007.

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June 16, 2007

INTERACTION IN ACTION:  Faculty of Fine Arts at Eureka! Festival

http://concordia.ca/sciencefair

Saturday, June 16, 1 – 5 p.m.

Tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the Festival Eureka! site, Quays of the Old Port of Montreal, to Concordia University’s Hexagram Institute for Research / Creation in Media Arts and Technology

The Faculty of Fine Arts presents four fun-filled interactive installations as part of the first ever Eureka! Festival on June 15, 16 and 17.  The festival, created by the Montreal Science Centre and CRE (Conférence régionale des élues), is a free public event intended to celebrate the wealth and diversity of science-related activities in Montreal.
The event features over 50 different science and technology-oriented activities, including a series of demonstrations at the festival site by Concordia University’s Faculty of Arts & Science. 
On June 16 only, two tours to the Hexagram research institute explore and celebrate media art and design through the work of four Fine Arts professors and their teams:  CUBID (Professor Lynn Hughes), Cosmicomics (Dr. Sha Xin Wei), Hysterical Machines (Dr. Yves Bilodeau/Bill Vorn) and Tulipomania (Professor Leila Sujir).

Français

L’INTERACTION EN ACTION:La Faculté des beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia au Festival Eurêka!

http://concordia.ca/sciencefair

Samedi 16 juin, de 13 h à 17 h

Visites d’Hexagram à 13 h et à 15 h. Départ du site du Festival Eurêka! (Quais du Vieux-Port de Montréal) jusqu’à l’Institut Hexagram de recherche et création en arts et technologies médiatiques de l’Université Concordia.


La Faculté des beaux-arts présente quatre installations interactives et amusantes dans le cadre de la première édition du Festival Eurêka!, qui se déroulera les 15, 16 et 17 juin 2007 aux Quais du Vieux-Port de Montréal. Créé par le Centre des sciences de Montréal et la Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal (CRE), le Festival offre gratuitement au public l’occasion d’apprécier la richesse et la diversité des activités scientifiques dans la métropole.
Les visiteurs pourront assister à plus de 50 différentes activités à saveur scientifique et technologique, notamment à une série de démonstrations données par la Faculté des arts et des sciences de l’Université Concordia sur le site même du festival.

Le samedi 16 juin seulement, deux visites du laboratoire de recherche Hexagram seront proposées afin d’explorer les arts médiatiques et le design à travers les œuvres de quatre professeurs en beaux-arts et leurs équipes : CUBID (Lynn Hughes, PhD), Cosmicomics (Sha Xin Wei, PhD), Hysterical Machines (Yves Bilodeau [Bill Vorn], PhD) et Tulipomania (Leila Sujir).

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July 01, 2007

News – Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Current Cinema student Jeannette Pope has just returned from the Cannes Film Festival where her award-winning short film, Birth of the Smoked Meat, met a warm reception as part of the KODAK Student Short Film Showcase 2007. Jeanne was the only Canadian among the four future filmmakers featured.

Incoming Chair Peter Rist was a guest panelist at the first Hong Kong Film Festival and conference at the University of Toronto in May. In addition to writing chapters on Chinese cinema in five recently published books, Peter has just written an endorsement for Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema for the publisher, Hong Kong University Press.

Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema will now be able to teach ‘The History of Chinese Film’ on a regular basis thanks to a gift of 35 film prints of classic films from the Chinese consul in Ottawa. The collection includes works of the 1980s ‘fifth generation’ who were educated after the Cultural Revolution and earlier classics of the 1950s and 1960s

Nouvelles – École de cinéma Mel-Hoppenheim

L’étudiante en cinéma Jeannette Pope revient tout juste du Festival de Cannes, où son court métrage primé, Birth of the Smoked Meat, a connu un grand succès à la présentation de courts métrages étudiants organisée par Kodak. Jeannette Pope était la seule Canadienne parmi les quatre jeunes cinéastes en compétition.

Le nouveau directeur de l’école de cinéma, M. Peter Rist, était invité en mai à participer à titre de panéliste au premier Hong Kong Film Festival de l’Université de Toronto. Auteur prolifique sur le cinéma chinois, M. Rist a récemment publié cinq ouvrages sur le sujet et vient tout juste d’achever un article qui recommande le livre Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema, à paraître aux éditions Hong Kong University Press.

Grâce au consul de Chine à Ottawa, l’École de cinéma Mel-Hoppenheim de l’Université Concordia a reçu 35 classiques du cinéma chinois et sera bientôt en mesure d’offrir régulièrement le cours The History of Chinese Film. La collection comprend des œuvres de la « cinquième génération » des années 1980, qui a grandi après la révolution culturelle, ainsi que des classiques des années 1950 et 1960.

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News – Alumni at National Gallery of Canada

Works by Tricia Middleton (MFA 2005) and Karilee Fuglem (MFA 1992) are featured at the National Gallery of Canada as part of the exhibition De-con-structions until September 3, 2007.

Nouvelles – Des diplômés exposent leurs œuvres au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada

Des œuvres de Tricia Middleton (MFA 2005) et de Karilee Fuglem (MFA 1992) sont présentées au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada dans le cadre de l’exposition Dé-con-structions, qui prendra fin le 3 septembre 2007.

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September 04, 2007

FOFA GALLERY

Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA)
1515 St. Catherine St. W.
Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7p.m.
fofagallery.concordia.ca


September 4 – October 6, 2007

Denis Farley: Displacements series

The content of this work touches upon the relation between the individual and their presence in a contemporary architectural environment. The artist integrates individuals in strategic locations and links them between volume, space and building materials. Through simple techniques of juxtapositions and combining images, the spectator is brought to question their own cultural and emotive references. The reflective qualities of water and glass panels, for example, act as visual triggers stimulating the passage from physical to mental states. The quasi-symmetry of the structures along with the body language, are closely united in a meditative choreography. A direct outcome of these choreographed ''actions'' are perceptions of institutional values associated with architecture evokes reflective states within the individuals while they review their memory of nature.


Sarah Ciurysek: Farm Works

Sarah Ciurysek is a Graduate Student in Concordia University's Photography Program. Although much of her artwork is photography and video it also highlights the artform of storytelling. The rural context of her videos reminds the viewer that oral traditions are strongly associated with rural culture, combining history, knowledge, humour and a connection to the land. Through this series of videos the artist explores her own relationship to the rural tradition, the family farm, her life as a city dweller and the multiple readings of the land.


FOFA Gallery Vitrines: Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas / photography

Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas both look at the human occupation of land in their work – Auer through a look at art and archaeology sites such as Machu Picchu or Smithson's Spiral Jetty at Great Salt Lake, Utah; Rutkauskas with his examination of suburban housing developments across the country. Jessica Auer's compulsion to view and understand places, and her fascination with recreation and tourism, have led her to photograph popular cultural sites in North and South America. These images give witness to the way landscape and architecture has been preserved, restored or altered for tourism, along the way addressing issues of post-colonialism, environmental sustainability and education. Andreas Rutkauskas's practice rises out of the differing attitudes toward the urban environment in cities across Canada. The desire to live in a metropolis is weighed against economic and social reasoning, resulting in a boom in suburban development. This work underscores both the dystopia and desire that such housing tracts represent and calls into question issues of urban decay, socio-cultural change and environmental legacies.

Galerie de la Faculté des beaux-arts (FOFA)
1515, boul. Ste-Catherine O.
lundi au vendredi, de 11 h à 19 h
fofagallery.concordia.ca

4 septembre – 6 octobre, 2007

 

Denis Farley :  Série Displacements

La série de photographies Displacements traite de la relation entre l’individu et l’architecture contemporaine dans laquelle il se trouve. L’artiste place ainsi des personnes dans des lieux stratégiques selon les volumes, l’espace et les matériaux environnants.  Grâce à de simples techniques de juxtaposition et d’association d’images, le spectateur est amené à s’interroger sur ses propres références culturelles et émotionnelles. La surface réfléchissante de l’eau et des panneaux en verre, par exemple, agit comme dispositif stimulant le passage de l’état physique à l’état mental. Les structures et le langage corporel, quasi symétriques, sont d’ailleurs étroitement liés dans une chorégraphie méditative. Ces « actes » chorégraphiés renvoient à des valeurs institutionnelles qui, associées à l’architecture, évoquent l’état de réflexion dans lequel on se trouve en revoyant nos souvenirs de la nature.

 

Sarah Ciurysek: Farm Works

Sarah Ciurysek suit le programme de maîtrise en photographie à l’Université Concordia. Ses œuvres, pour la plupart des photos et des vidéos, mettent en valeur la forme narrative. Le contexte champêtre de ses vidéos rappelle ainsi au spectateur que les traditions orales sont fortement liées à la culture rurale, qui combine histoire, savoir, humour et attachement à la terre. Grâce à cette série de vidéos, l’artiste explore sa propre relation à la tradition rurale et à la ferme familiale, ainsi que sa vie comme citadine et les multiples interprétations de la terre.

 

Galerie FOFA Vitrines :  Jessica Auer et Andreas Rutkauskas / photographies

Les photographies de Jessica Auer et d’Andreas Rutkauskas traitent de l’occupation de la terre par les hommes. Jessica Auer explore ainsi des sites artistiques et archéologiques tels que le Machu Picchu et la jetée en spirale de Robert Smithson au Grand Lac Salé, en Utah. Son désir compulsif de voir et de comprendre les lieux qu’elle visite, et sa passion pour les loisirs et le tourisme, l’ont amenée à photographier des sites culturels populaires d’Amérique du Nord et du Sud. Ses photos témoignent de la manière dont les paysages et les architectures ont été préservés, restaurés ou altérés à des fins touristiques, tout en abordant les thèmes du postcolonialisme, de la durabilité de l’environnement et de l’éducation. Andreas Rutkauskas, pour sa part, examine le développement des banlieues au pays et s’inspire des différentes attitudes observées dans plusieurs villes vis-à-vis de l’urbanisme. En effet, le désir de vivre en métropole ne fait pas le poids face à un raisonnement socioéconomique et entraîne un boom des banlieues. Ses photographies soulignent à la fois la contre-utopie et l’attraction que représentent de telles étendues habitables ainsi que les questions de déclin urbain, de changement socioculturel et d’héritage environnemental.

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September 25, 2007

2007 FINE ARTS WELCOME

Throughout the month of September, the Faculty of Fine Arts is pleased to welcome all new and returning Fine Arts students.

Please join FASA, your Fine Arts Dean, the VAV Gallery, Art Matters, Fine Arts Reading Room, Café X, the FOFA Gallery and tons of other fabulous guests for an outstanding program of Fine Arts Orientation events. Enjoy free food and drinks, and stimulating sights and sounds, presented alongside all the information you need to make for an excellent year in Concordia Fine Arts!

Dean’s Welcome BBQ
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
4 to 7 p.m., VA Courtyard (SGW), 1395 Réné Lévesque Blvd. W.
Free BBQ and relaxing beverages, featuring DJ Little Girl.

High Performance Picnic
Monday, September 10, 2007
4 to 7 p.m., TJ Lawn (LOY), 7315 Terrebonne
Free picnic and relaxing beverages, featuring DJ David Albert-Toth.

Artist-run Centres are the Talk of the Town
Thursday, September 20, 2007
5 to 7 p.m., Sixth floor, EV Building (SGW) 1515 St. Catherine W. 
Selected Montreal artist-run centres and artist initiatives converge to provide students all the info they need to make their way in the Montreal art scene.

Performing Arts Lunchtime Social
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
12 noon to 1:30 p.m., AD308 (LOY) 7141 Sherbrooke St. W.
Selected Montreal performing arts organizations and artist initiatives will gather at this informal luncheon to provide students all the info they need to make their way in the Montreal performing arts scene.
 
Art Crawl
Saturday, September 29, 2007

12 noon, departing from the VAV Gallery (SGW) 1395 Réné Lévesque Blvd. W.
Tour Montreal Fine Arts hotspots and put a face to the names from the Seen and Herd event. Not to be missed!

Please visit our website to learn more about other FASA Orientation initiatives and workshops available to new students: http://fasa.concordia.ca

If you are interested in signing up for the FASA newsletter, please drop a line to fasa@alcor.concordia.ca with “newsletter” in the subject line.
 
FASA’s 2006 Welcome / Bienvenue has been generously funded and supported by the New Student Programme’s Community Orientation Initiative, the Office of the Dean of Fine Arts,VAV Gallery and Art Matters.

BIENVENUE/WELCOME - BEAUX-ARTS 2007

À la Faculté des beaux-arts, tout le mois de septembre est consacré à l’accueil des nouveaux étudiants.

L’Association des étudiants en beaux-arts (FASA), la doyenne de la Faculté, la Galerie VAV, le Festival Art Matters, la salle de lecture des Beaux-arts, le Café X, la Galerie FOFA et d’innombrables autres invités, tous plus fantastiques les uns que les autres, vous ont concocté tout un programme. Boissons et repas communautaires gratuits, musique, spectacles, conférences et information à profusion : tout est prévu pour que vous passiez une excellente année à la Faculté!
 
Le BBQ de la doyenne
mercredi, le 5 septembre, 2007
16 h à 19 h, jardin du pavillon VA (SGW), 1395, boul. Réné-Lévesque O.
Grillades et boissons gratuites avec la DJ Little Girl.
 
Le chic pique-nique
lundi, le 10 septembre, 2007
16 h à 19 h, pelouse du pavillon TJ (Loyola), 7315, ave. Terrebonne
Pique-nique et boissons gratuits avec le DJ David Albert-Toth.

Le 5 à 7 branché des centres d'artistes autogérés
jeudi, le 20 septembre, 2007
17 h à 19 h, 6e étage, pavillon EV (SGW), 1515, rue Ste-Catherine O.
Rassemblement exceptionnel de responsables de galeries d’art montréalaises tenues par des étudiants et d’artistes qui vous indiqueront les pistes à suivre pour percer sur la scène montréalaise.

Le dîner des arts de la scène
mardi, le 25 septembre, 2007
12 h à 13 h 30, pavillon AD 308 (Loyola) 7141, rue Sherbrooke O.
Grand rassemblement d’organismes qui s’occupent des arts d’interprétation à Montréal et d’artistes qui vous indiqueront les pistes à suivre pour percer sur la scène montréalaise.

La tournée des galeries et musées
samedi, le 29 septembre, 2007
à partir de 12 h, départ de la Galerie VAV (SGW), 1395, boul. René-Lévesque O.
Visite du Tout-Montréal branché pour savoir où aller et qui rencontrer. À ne pas manquer!


SVP visitez notre site du web pour plus d’information :  http://fasa.concordia.ca

Pour vous abonner au bulletin de l’Association des étudiants en beaux-arts, il suffit d’envoyer un courriel à l’adresse fasa@alcor.concordia.ca   en inscrivant la mention « Newsletter » dans le champ Objet.
 
Un grand merci à nos commanditaires : le projet d’accueil communautaire du Programme d’accueil des nouveaux étudiants, le Bureau de la doyenne de la Faculté des beaux-arts, la Galerie VAV et le Festival Art Matters.
 

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September 28, 2007

FROM IDEA TO DRAWING: Imprints of Process

Canadian Exhibition of Scenography and Contemporary Architecture
September 28, 29 and 30, 2007

Hall des Pas Perdus, 175 Ste. Catherine Street West
Friday, September 28 – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Assistant Professor Raymond Marius Boucher (Design for the Theatre) will be present at the exhibition of Canadian theatre design that was showcased at the Prague Quadrennial 07, the 11th International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture.

For details, please visit: http://www.apasq.org/images/23102007/infolettre.html

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October 01, 2007

FOFA GALLERY

Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA)
1515 St. Catherine St. W.
Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7p.m.
fofagallery.concordia.ca


September 4 – October 6, 2007

Denis Farley: Displacements series

The content of this work touches upon the relation between the individual and their presence in a contemporary architectural environment. The artist integrates individuals in strategic locations and links them between volume, space and building materials. Through simple techniques of juxtapositions and combining images, the spectator is brought to question their own cultural and emotive references. The reflective qualities of water and glass panels, for example, act as visual triggers stimulating the passage from physical to mental states. The quasi-symmetry of the structures along with the body language, are closely united in a meditative choreography. A direct outcome of these choreographed ''actions'' are perceptions of institutional values associated with architecture evokes reflective states within the individuals while they review their memory of nature.


Sarah Ciurysek: Farm Works

Sarah Ciurysek is a Graduate Student in Concordia University's Photography Program. Although much of her artwork is photography and video it also highlights the artform of storytelling. The rural context of her videos reminds the viewer that oral traditions are strongly associated with rural culture, combining history, knowledge, humour and a connection to the land. Through this series of videos the artist explores her own relationship to the rural tradition, the family farm, her life as a city dweller and the multiple readings of the land.


FOFA Gallery Vitrines: Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas / photography

Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas both look at the human occupation of land in their work – Auer through a look at art and archaeology sites such as Machu Picchu or Smithson's Spiral Jetty at Great Salt Lake, Utah; Rutkauskas with his examination of suburban housing developments across the country. Jessica Auer's compulsion to view and understand places, and her fascination with recreation and tourism, have led her to photograph popular cultural sites in North and South America. These images give witness to the way landscape and architecture has been preserved, restored or altered for tourism, along the way addressing issues of post-colonialism, environmental sustainability and education. Andreas Rutkauskas's practice rises out of the differing attitudes toward the urban environment in cities across Canada. The desire to live in a metropolis is weighed against economic and social reasoning, resulting in a boom in suburban development. This work underscores both the dystopia and desire that such housing tracts represent and calls into question issues of urban decay, socio-cultural change and environmental legacies.

Galerie de la Faculté des beaux-arts (FOFA)
1515, boul. Ste-Catherine O.
lundi au vendredi, de 11 h à 19 h
fofagallery.concordia.ca

4 septembre – 6 octobre, 2007

 

Denis Farley :  Série Displacements

La série de photographies Displacements traite de la relation entre l’individu et l’architecture contemporaine dans laquelle il se trouve. L’artiste place ainsi des personnes dans des lieux stratégiques selon les volumes, l’espace et les matériaux environnants.  Grâce à de simples techniques de juxtaposition et d’association d’images, le spectateur est amené à s’interroger sur ses propres références culturelles et émotionnelles. La surface réfléchissante de l’eau et des panneaux en verre, par exemple, agit comme dispositif stimulant le passage de l’état physique à l’état mental. Les structures et le langage corporel, quasi symétriques, sont d’ailleurs étroitement liés dans une chorégraphie méditative. Ces « actes » chorégraphiés renvoient à des valeurs institutionnelles qui, associées à l’architecture, évoquent l’état de réflexion dans lequel on se trouve en revoyant nos souvenirs de la nature.

 

Sarah Ciurysek: Farm Works

Sarah Ciurysek suit le programme de maîtrise en photographie à l’Université Concordia. Ses œuvres, pour la plupart des photos et des vidéos, mettent en valeur la forme narrative. Le contexte champêtre de ses vidéos rappelle ainsi au spectateur que les traditions orales sont fortement liées à la culture rurale, qui combine histoire, savoir, humour et attachement à la terre. Grâce à cette série de vidéos, l’artiste explore sa propre relation à la tradition rurale et à la ferme familiale, ainsi que sa vie comme citadine et les multiples interprétations de la terre.

 

Galerie FOFA Vitrines :  Jessica Auer et Andreas Rutkauskas / photographies

Les photographies de Jessica Auer et d’Andreas Rutkauskas traitent de l’occupation de la terre par les hommes. Jessica Auer explore ainsi des sites artistiques et archéologiques tels que le Machu Picchu et la jetée en spirale de Robert Smithson au Grand Lac Salé, en Utah. Son désir compulsif de voir et de comprendre les lieux qu’elle visite, et sa passion pour les loisirs et le tourisme, l’ont amenée à photographier des sites culturels populaires d’Amérique du Nord et du Sud. Ses photos témoignent de la manière dont les paysages et les architectures ont été préservés, restaurés ou altérés à des fins touristiques, tout en abordant les thèmes du postcolonialisme, de la durabilité de l’environnement et de l’éducation. Andreas Rutkauskas, pour sa part, examine le développement des banlieues au pays et s’inspire des différentes attitudes observées dans plusieurs villes vis-à-vis de l’urbanisme. En effet, le désir de vivre en métropole ne fait pas le poids face à un raisonnement socioéconomique et entraîne un boom des banlieues. Ses photographies soulignent à la fois la contre-utopie et l’attraction que représentent de telles étendues habitables ainsi que les questions de déclin urbain, de changement socioculturel et d’héritage environnemental.

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October 03, 2007

Department of Music presents MID-AUTUMN HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL

October 3 at 7:30 p.m.
October 4 & 5 at 2:30 p.m. /4:30 p.m. /7:30 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Seven concerts devoted to multi-channel electroacoustic compositions. Many new works including the Montreal premieres of works by Barry Truax and students from Simon Fraser University. All works will have a brief spoken analytic introduction. All concerts will be webcast, and podcasts will become available.
Free admission. Information: http://music.concordia.ca

Le Département de musique présente FESTIVAL PLEINE LUNE DE LA MI-AUTOMNE

3 octobre à 19h30
4 & 5 octobre à 14h30 / 16h30 / 19h30
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Sept concerts d’oeuvres multi–canaux électroacoustiques. Les programmes seront différents pour chaque concert. Œuvres de Barry Truax et des étudiants de l’Université Simon Fraser. Chaque concert sera précédé par une introduction analytique. Les diffusions par Internet et iPod seront disponibles après les concerts.

Entrée libre. Information: http://music.concordia.ca

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October 17, 2007

Katja Kessin Retrospective

October 17 – November 16, 2007
EVENT: FOFA GALLERY
Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA)
1515 St. Catherine St. W.
Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7p.m.
fofagallery.concordia.ca


Born in Hamburg, Germany, Katja Kessin emigrated to Montreal in 1981 where she became an active member of the Concordia community, receiving a BFA, MFA and, in 2003, a PhD in Humanities. Over the years she developed a detailed iconography that drew on her childhood experiences in Germany and explored the socially accepted forms of violence, the hidden dangers and often false comforts of traditional family life. Kessin's work examined the connections between the home environment and large-scale acts of violence as exemplified by Hitler's Third Reich and the resulting Holocaust. She was a teacher, curator, mother and artist who saw her practice as a means to explore, communicate with and impact the society she lived in. Kessin died on April 1, 2006 after a long battle with illness, and is greatly missed by friends, family and the Concordia community. A retrospective of Kessin's work is being organized by a curatorial committee of her friends and peers.

17 octobre – 16 novembre, 2007

Galerie de la Faculté des beaux-arts (FOFA)

1515, boul. Ste-Catherine O.

lundi au vendredi, de 11 h à 19 h

fofagallery.concordia.ca


Rétrospective de Katja Kessin


Née à Hambourg (Allemagne), Katja Kessin a émigré, en 1981, à Montréal où elle est devenue un membre actif de la communauté de l’Université Concordia; elle a obtenu un BFA, un MFA et, en 2003, un doctorat en lettres et sciences humaines. Au fil des ans, elle a élaboré une iconographie minutieuse qui s’inspire de son enfance en Allemagne, explorant les formes de violences socialement acceptées ainsi que les dangers cachés et les sécurités, souvent mensongères, de la vie de famille traditionnelle. Son travail examine les relations entre la vie au foyer et les actes de violence d’envergure, par exemple, les liens entre le IIIe Reich d’Hitler et l’holocauste.  Enseignante, conservatrice d’art, mère et artiste, Katja Kessin considérait sa pratique comme un moyen d’explorer la société, de communiquer avec elle et d’y exercer une influence. Décédée le 1er avril 2006 après avoir combattu une longue maladie, elle manque beaucoup à ses amis, à sa famille et à la communauté de l’Université Concordia. Cette rétrospective de son œuvre est organisée par un comité de conservateurs composé d’amis et de collègues.

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Department of Theatre presents Public Reading by Marcus Youssef

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
5 to 7 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building 11-715 (Corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission
Since 1996, award-winning playwright, essayist and broadcaster Marcus Youssef has been writing in multiple forms about North America's complicated relationship with the Middle East, both before and after the so-called “War on Terror”. Work that he will read from will include: A Line in the Sand (co-written with Guillermo Verdecchia), recipient of the Chalmer's Canadian Play Award and most recently produced in Venice, Italy; Ali and Ali and the aXes of Evil (co-written with Verdecchia and Camyar Chai), which The Seattle Post called "must be the funniest exposition of American foreign policy ever devised" and the Times said it, "Out-Borats Borat" Adrift on the Nile, winner of the 2007 Alcan Performing Arts Award as well as excerpts from his fiction, essays and the upcoming CBC radio series the World According to Marcus. Marcus is also a nationally recognized leader of community based writing and theatre programs, co-founded CRANK Magazine with Matt Hern and in 2004-05 was an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Concordia. Currently Marcus is a Co-Artistic Producer of newworldtheatre in Vancouver.
This event is sponsored by Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. Everyone is welcome!

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October 22, 2007

Department of Art History presents Public Lecture by Marianne Hirsch: Street Photographs: ‘Before, During and After’ the Holocaust

Monday, October 22, 2007
7 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes before the lecture.
Concordia University EV Building 1-615 (Corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission

Concordia University’s Department of Art History presents Street Photographs: ‘Before, During and After’ the Holocaust, a public lecture by Dr. Marianne Hirsch, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. This is the first lecture in the department’s Speaking of Photography series.

Photos from the decades preceding the Holocaust and the early years of World War II offer more than visual evidence of past events. These powerful “points of memory” also signal a visceral connection to the past, and carry its traces forward. And yet photographs may be limited and flawed historical documents, promising more than they can actually reveal. Focusing on photos of Jews taken by street photographers on the main avenues of Cernauti, Romania, Dr. Hirsch’s lecture shows how they challenge the “before, during and after” timeline of Holocaust historiography that has come to be accepted as a given.

The event is sponsored by the Concordia University Research Chair program in conjunction with the Montreal Holocaust Education Month Series and the memorial exhibition of Katja McLeod Kessin at the Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Concordia University.

For further information, please visit: http://art-history.concordia.ca

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October 24, 2007

Department of Art History presents Public Lecture by Catherine MacKenzie: Reclaiming Looted Art: A Year of Mixed Results

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
7 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building Room 1.605 (corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission

As part of the Tenth Annual Holocaust Education Series and in conjunction with the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Professor Catherine MacKenzie will give a lecture entitled Reclaiming Looted Art: A Year of Mixed Results.

Since curating the Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, DĂŒsseldorf last fall, Dr. Catherine MacKenzie and students in a senior undergraduate seminar in the Department of Art History at Concordia University have been tracking cases involving the return of art looted during the Nazi period. The past twelve months have been marked by mixed results: successes, large and small – including some for the Max Stern Estate - but also a number of disturbing situations and decisions indicating that there are many who simply want the issue of restitution to go away. We need to ask why, almost a decade after the Washington Principles were supposed to clear a path for reclamation, there appears to be no real consensus and, indeed at times, serious misunderstandings of what transpired from 1933-1945.

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Department of Music presents OSCAR PETERSON LAUREATE CONCERT

October 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Performances by outstanding jazz scholarship student finalists. Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente CONCERT DE JAZZ POUR LA BOURSE OSCAR PETERSON

24 octobre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Des performances extraordinaires par les finalistes de la bourse jazz.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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November 08, 2007

Department of Art History presents Public Lecture “Making Motion Pictures in Eighteenth-Century London” by Dr. Ann Bermingham, Professor of Art History at the University of California Santa Barbara

Thursday, November 8
7 p.m.
Concordia University EV building Room 1.605 (Corner of Ste Catherine and Mackay)
Free Admission

Over one hundred and twenty years before Edison and the Lumiùre brothers created modern motion pictures, a new attraction called the "Eidophusikon," opened in Leicester Square. Described in the London press as "moving pictures, representing, phenomena of nature," the Eidophusikon thrilled audiences by combining moving images with sound effects and music. Dr. Bermingham’s presentation will include visuals about this forgotten ancestor of modern cinema.

Ann Bermingham is a Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of California Santa Barbara. Former chair of the department and former acting director of the University Art Museum, she is the author of several books on British eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art including Landscape and Ideology: The English Rustic Tradition and Learning to Draw: Studies in the History of a Polite and Useful Art.

The event is sponsored by Concordia University Research Chair, Dr. Kristina Huneault, and presented with the generous support of the Mary Ann Beckett-Baxter Memorial Fund.

For more information, visit the Art History website at http://art-history.concordia.ca

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Department of Theatre presents LITTLE KATRINA

Written and Directed by Harry Standjofski

November 8, 9 & 10 at 8:00 pm, November 11 at 2:00 pm.
F.C. Smith Auditorium, Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Little Katrina is inspired by Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening. A fantasia on graduating high-school students in the Deep South of the United States, Little Katrina explores themes of sexual repression and religion, all taking place in the summer of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf of Mexico.

Little Katrina plays at the F.C. Smith Auditorium (7141 Sherbrooke Street West – under the Loyola Chapel) November 8, 9 & 10 at 8:00 pm, and on November 11 at 2:00 pm. Admission fees are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased in person only at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office (7141 Sherbrooke Street West, SC01-10) and will be sold at the door (subject to availability). For additional box office information, call (514) 848-2424, ext. 4742, or visit http://theatre.concordia.ca/little_katrina.php

Le Département de Théâtre présente LITTLE KATRINA

Texte et mise en scène de Harry Standjofski

les 8, 9 et 10 novembre 2007 à 20 h, et le 11 novembre à 14 h.
Auditorium F.C. Smith, 7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — à l’étage sous la chapelle Loyola

Little Katrina s’inspire de la pièce Spring Awakening (L'Éveil du printemps) de Frank Wedekind. À l’été 2005, l’ouragan Katrina frappait le golfe du Mexique et les États-Unis. Mettant en scène les élèves d’une école secondaire du sud des États-Unis, l’histoire fantaisiste de Little Katrina explore les thèmes de la répression sexuelle et de la religion au moment où la catastrophe naturelle s’est produite.

Little Katrina sera présentée à l’auditorium F.C. Smith (7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — à l’étage sous la chapelle Loyola) les 8, 9 et 10 novembre 2007 à 20 h, et le 11 novembre à 14 h. Le tarif général est de 10 $ (5 $ pour les étudiants et les personnes âgées). Achat des billets en personne seulement à la billetterie de la salle de concert Oscar-Peterson (7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — SC01-10). Les billets seront également vendus à la porte les jours de représentation (s’il en reste). Renseignements : 514 848-242, poste 4742. Visitez http://theatre.concordia.ca/little_katrina.php

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November 09, 2007

Free Public Lecture on the background of Psychohistoriographic Cultural Therapy by Dr. Frederick Hickling and Dr. Hilary Robertson-Hickling

Applying the Method of Cultural Therapy to the Issue of “Reasonable Accommodation” in Quebec.

Concordia University’s Centre for the Arts in Human Development and McGill University’s Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry Present Three Special Events:

Free Public Lecture on the background of Psychohistoriographic Cultural Therapy by Dr. Frederick Hickling and Dr. Hilary Robertson-Hickling.

Friday, November 9
7 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building, Room 1.605
1515 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – Reserve your seats, free of charge, by contacting:
cultural.therapy@gmail.com

Dr. Frederick Hickling is the creator of an original technique of cultural therapy called psychohistoriography. Important social issues are explored by interpreting the personal stories of a community group through various art forms, such as music, dance and story-telling, resulting in a performance and open discussion.

Dr. Hickling’s technique will be used to generate a dialogue on the topic of “reasonable accommodation” in Quebec at a workshop on November 10 and 11. The workshop participants will present their stories in a performance and open forum on November 15.

Dr. Hickling is the former Head of the Section of Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies (MONA campus, Kingston, Jamaica) and is presently the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the establishment of the Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CARIMENSA). Dr. Robertson-Hickling is an organizational psychologist at the University of the West Indies

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November 10, 2007

Two-day workshop applying Psychohistoriography Cultural Therapy to the issue of “Reasonable Accommodation” in Quebec

Applying the Method of Cultural Therapy to the Issue of “Reasonable Accommodation” in Quebec

Two-day workshop applying Psychohistoriography Cultural Therapy to the issue of “Reasonable Accommodation” in Quebec.

Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 1 – 6 p.m.
St. Ignatius of Loyola Church
4455 West Broadway, Notre-Dame-de-GrĂące
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – If you are interested in participating in this free workshop, contact Dr. Stephen Snow at (514) 848-8616 or ssnow@alcor.concordia.ca

At the workshop, participants will be encouraged to tell personal stories about their experiences with “reasonable accommodation” in Quebec. Facilitators will include Dr. Frederick Hickling, Dr. Hilary Robertson-Hickling, Dr. Jaswant Guzder, Head of Child Psychiatry at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital and Dr. Stephen Snow, co-founder of Concordia University’s Centre for the Arts in Human Development, who will also guide the development of a performance resulting from the two-day workshop.

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November 15, 2007

An evening with Marc Mayer, Director of the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al

Thursday, November 15
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.‹Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex, Room 1.605‹1515 St. Catherine St. W., corner of Mackay
$5 alumni and students, $8 general admission‹
What is Contemporary Art? ‹The CUAA and Advancement and Alumni Relations are hosting an evening with Marc Mayer, Director of the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen to and meet with one of Canada’s foremost museum directors.

Marc Mayer was born in Sudbury, Ontario, in 1956. A graduate of McGill University where he studied art history, his career began in earnest when in 1986 he was named Assistant to the Director, and ultimately Assistant Director of 49th Parallel, Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art in New York. ‹‹From 1990 to 1993, he was Head of Visual Art with the Cultural Services of the Canadian Embassy in Paris and correspondent for the New York periodical The Journal of Art. Mayer was Director of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto from 1998 to 2001, and Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from 2001 to 2004. He has organized more than thirty exhibitions by QuĂ©bec, Canadian and international artists.
‹Register at 514-848-2424, ext. 4397
For more information about the this lecture and reception, contact Linda Rice, Alumni Officer, Fine Arts, by email lrice@alcor.concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, ext. 4261.

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Department of Art History presents Public Lecture by Mary Warner Marien: The Absent Present: Picturing the Poor in the 1840s

Thursday, November 15, 2007
5 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building 1-615 (Corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission

As part of its Speaking of Photography lecture series, Concordia University’s Department of Art History presents The Absent Present: Picturing the Poor in the 1840s, a public lecture by Mary Warner Marien, Syracuse University.‹
During photography's first decade in Britain, issues of poverty, child labour, factory abuses, and public health dominated parliamentary social reports, as well as surveys conducted by private agencies. Newspapers and journals regularly reported on these subjects, and illustrated them with sensational engravings showing the plight of the poor. In addition, novelists wrote fiction about factories and the poor, and their efforts were frequently illustrated with images showing abject misery.‹‹But where are the photographs? This lecture shows the prominence of non-photographic images of the poor and speculates on why photography was not enlisted to verify such urgent social reporting.

For further information, please visit: http://art-history.concordia.ca

Le Département d’histoire de l’art présente une conférence publique par Mary Warner Marien :
The Absent Present: Picturing the Poor in the 1840s

Jeudi 15 novembre 2007
17 h
Pavillon EV (EV 1-615) de l’Université Concordia
(angles Sainte-Catherine et Mackay)
Entrée libre

Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences Speaking of Photography, le Département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université Concordia présente The Absent Present: Picturing the Poor in the 1840s, une conférence publique donnée par Mary Warner Marien, de la Syracuse University.

Au cours de la première décennie de l’histoire de la photographie en Grande-Bretagne, les thèmes de la pauvreté, du travail des enfants, des abus dans les usines et de la santé publique étaient prédominants dans les rapports parlementaires sur la société et les études des organismes privés. Les journaux et les revues abordaient régulièrement ces problèmes et les illustraient par des gravures bouleversantes sur la situation critique des pauvres. Les romans traitaient, quant à eux, des usines et des pauvres et contenaient souvent des images d’une misère tragique.

Mais quelle était la place de la photographie? La conférence rendra compte de la prépondérance des représentations non photographiques de la pauvreté et formulera des hypothèses sur les raisons pour lesquelles cette détresse sociale n’a pas été immortalisée par la photo.

Renseignements : http://art-history.concordia.ca

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Free Public Performance and Open Forum on the Issue of “Reasonable Accommodation” in Quebec

Applying the Method of Cultural Therapy to the Issue of “Reasonable Accommodation” in Quebec

Free Public Performance and Open Forum on the Issue of “Reasonable Accommodation” in Quebec.

Thursday, November 15
7:30 p.m.
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital
4333 Chemin de la CĂŽte St. Catherine, Montreal
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – Reserve your seats, free of charge, by contacting:
cultural.therapy@gmail.com

The participants of the two-day workshop on November 10 and 11 will present a performance about their experiences with the issue of “reasonable accommodation” in Quebec. Following the performance, the audience will be invited to participate in an Open Forum on the topic, chaired by Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, Director of the McGill Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry.

The Workshop and Performance/Open Forum represent a pilot research project to establish the Initiative for the Advanced Study of Culture, Conflict and the Arts Therapies at Concordia University.

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November 17, 2007

Department of Contemporary Dance OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 17
7315 de Terrebonne (at West Broadway), 3rd floor

An opportunity for potential students to visit the department and experience what the Contemporary Dance program is all about.

10 a.m. – Technique class
11:30 a.m. – Creative Process / Choreography
1:00 p.m. – Student Performances in the black box

No registrations necessary/free of charge. Open to everyone. For further information, please call (514) 848 2424 ext. 4740 or e-mail dance@concordia.ca

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November 19, 2007

Charles C. Hill awarded Honorary Doctorate at Faculty of Fine Arts convocation ceremony on November 11

Concordia University awarded an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Laws) during the fall convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Fine Arts to Charles C. Hill, a curator at the National Gallery of Canada. The ceremony took place in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier at Montreal’s Place des Arts.

Hill was awarded his honorary doctorate in recognition of his years of dedication to Canadian art and our cultural heritage. Hill has been part of the curatorial staff at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa since 1972. In 1980, he was appointed Curator of Canadian Art and in 2001, he was made a member of the Order of Canada. Concordia is currently working with Hill on the biography of the late Dr. Max Stern, one of the country’s pioneering dealers and collectors who elevated Canadian art to new heights after the second World War.

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November 21, 2007

Department of Theatre presents Reading by Emil Sher

Wednesday, November 21
11 a.m. to noon
Concordia University EV Building, Room 1-615
1515 St. Catherine Street West
Everyone welcome – free admission

As part of the Canada Council Readings series, the Department of Theatre is pleased to present Emil Sher. Sher’s works include stage plays, screenplays, radio dramas and essays. Previous plays include Sanctuary, Derailed and his adaptation of Hana’s Suitcase (opens November 22 at Concordia’s D.B. Clarke Theatre).

Following its premiere in March 2006 at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre (Toronto), Hana’s Suitcase was remounted in October 2006, toured to Edmonton and Winnipeg and received its U.S. premiere at Metro Theater Company (St. Louis) in January 2007. Several more productions are scheduled in upcoming seasons, including runs in Montreal, Milwaukee, Lexington, London (Ontario) and Chicago.

Mourning Dove has been produced every year since it premiered in 2005 and will receive its Toronto premiere in 2008. Three of Sher’s radio plays have been collected in one volume (Making Waves) and his stage work has been published and anthologized. His latest play-in-progress is Moses Moves In. Works-in-progress include two commissioned plays (Studio 180, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre), and several screenplays.

For current news about Sher’s work, please visit:
http://www.emilsher.com

This event is sponsored by Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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November 22, 2007

Department of Music presents JAZZ IMPROVISATION I

November 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Dave Turner, jazz repertoire.
Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.


Le Département de musique présente IMPROVISATION EN JAZZ I

22 novembre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Étudiants sous la direction de Dave Turner, répertoire jazz.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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November 25, 2007

Free Symposium, Featuring a Key Address by Eric Lewis, The Improvisational Gesture in Jazz and the Visual Arts, and presentations by artists John Heward and Sylvia Safdie.

The Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA)
Sunday, November 25
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building, Room 1-605
1515 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal
OPEN TO PUBLIC
Admission: free of charge

As part of the exhibition at the FOFA Gallery entitled Ensemble, an Exhibition of Art and Jazz (see below), a symposium is being presented featuring a key address by Eric Lewis, The Improvisational Gesture in Jazz and the Visual Arts, and presentations by artists John Heward and Sylvia Safdie.

Dr. Eric Lewis is from the Department of Philosophy at McGill University. He is the founding editor of the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation and is researching the philosophy of improvised music, mainly focusing on the intersection of the aesthetics, metaphysics and ethics of improvised music.

John Heward is a painter, sculptor, and musician, equally involved in visual and aural art. As a percussionist, he has performed and recorded contemporary jazz and improvised music with jazz bands in many situations. Notions of time, space and expression are concerns that Heward continually explores in either the form of free jazz or abstract painting.

Sylvia Safdie has been involved in an ongoing series of videos which explore the relationship between image/sound, sound/image. This is a result of working very closely with contemporary musicians. Joe, 2007, will be shown at the exhibition for the first time. In this video Joe McPhee (b. 1939), an American jazz musician plays the pocket trumpet to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his father’s birth and the tenth anniversary of his death by exploring the “birth of sound.”

This symposium is an initiative of Concordia University’s art history graduate students, working in partnership with the FOFA Gallery, the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University’s Department of Music, the Concordia University Archives the MusĂ©e des ondes Emile Berliner and the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery.

Colloque : Ensemble, an Exhibition of Art and Jazz
ConfĂ©rence d’Eric Lewis, The Improvisational Gesture in Jazz and the Visual Arts, et exposĂ©s des artistes John Heward et Sylvia Safdie
Faculté des beaux-arts, Université Concordia
Le 25 novembre 2007, de 11 h Ă  16 h
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, pavillon EV, salle 1-605
514 848-2424, poste 7962
Entrée libre

Le confĂ©rencier principal sera M. Eric Lewis, du DĂ©partement de philosophie de l’UniversitĂ© McGill. Fondateur de la revue Critical Studies in Improvisation, M. Lewis mĂšne des recherches sur la philosophie Ă  la base de l’improvisation musicale, en particulier sur les croisements entre esthĂ©tique, mĂ©taphysique et Ă©thique. Sa confĂ©rence aura pour titre : The Improvisational Gesture in Jazz and the Visual Arts. Les artistes John Heward et Sylvia Safdie prendront part Ă  une discussion sur les liens entre la musique et leur pratique artistique.

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November 26, 2007

Exhibition: Ensemble, an Exhibition of Art and Jazz.

The Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA)
November 26 - December 14
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FOFA Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University
1515 St. Catherine Street West, EV Building, Room 1-715
514-848-2424 ext 7962
Admission: free of charge

The exhibition will feature the work of Canadian artists from the 1960s to the present day who have developed a relationship with jazz music. The artists are Sam Borenstein, Graham Coughtry, Jacques de Tonnancour, Yves Gaucher, Betty Goodwin, John Heward, Harold Klunder, Guido Molinari, Michael Snow, Sylvia Safdie and Joyce Wieland.

Whether it is through their own experiences as jazz musicians, their love for music or the jazz-like spontaneity by which they produce their art work, each artist's work can be considered in musical terms. At a listening station in the gallery, visitors will be able to hear recorded music by the artists, including “The Artists’ Jazz Band Live at the Edge” published by Michael Snow.

The exhibition is an initiative of Concordia University’s art history graduate students, working in partnership with the FOFA Gallery, the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University’s Department of Music, the Concordia University, Archives the MusĂ©e des ondes Emile Berliner and the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Most of the works for this exhibition were selected from the latter’s collection.

Exposition : Ensemble, an Exhibition of Art and Jazz
Galerie FOFA, Faculté des beaux-arts, Université Concordia
Du 26 novembre au 14 décembre 2007
Du lundi au vendredi, de 11 h Ă  19 h
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, pavillon EV, salle 1-715
514 848-2424, poste 7962
Entrée libre

L’exposition soulignera l’Ɠuvre d’artistes canadiens qui, des annĂ©es 60 jusqu’à nos jours, se sont intĂ©ressĂ©s au jazz d’une maniĂšre ou d’une autre, en l’occurrence Sam Borenstein, Graham Coughtry, Jacques de Tonnancour, Yves Gaucher, Betty Goodwin, John Heward, Harold Klunder, Guido Molinari, Michael Snow, Sylvia Safdie et Joyce Wieland.

Que ce soit par leur expĂ©rience en tant que musiciens de jazz, par leur amour de la musique ou par la spontanĂ©itĂ©, parente de celle du jazz, qui caractĂ©rise leur travail artistique, chacun de ces artistes a rĂ©alisĂ© des Ɠuvres Ă  rĂ©sonance musicale. À partir d’un « poste d’écoute », les visiteurs pourront Ă©couter des piĂšces musicales proposĂ©es par les artistes, notamment le « Jazz Band Live at the Edge », compilĂ© par Michael Snow.

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November 27, 2007

Vernissage: Ensemble, an Exhibition of Art and Jazz

The Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA)
Tuesday, November 27
6 - 8 p.m.
1515 St. Catherine Street West, EV Building, Room 1-715
514-848-2424 ext. 7962
Admission: free of charge

Featuring the jazz trio Syllogisme (Concordia jazz students) and the screening of Michael Snow's 16mm film, New York Eye and Ear Control (34 min) introduced by Martha Langford from Concordia's Department of Art History.


Le 27 novembre 2007, de 18 h Ă  20 h
Avec le trio de jazz Syllogisme (Ă©tudiants en jazz de Concordia). Il y aura projection d’un film de Michael Snow intitulĂ© New York Eye and Ear Control (1964), prĂ©sentĂ© par Martha Langford du DĂ©partement d’histoire de l’art de Concordia.
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, pavillon EV, salle 1-715
514 848-2424, poste 7962
Entrée libre

Au vernissage, le 27 novembre, Martha Langford, du DĂ©partement d’histoire de l’art de Concordia, prĂ©sentera un film de Michael Snow intitulĂ© New York Eye and Ear Control  (1964). Les invitĂ©s pourront Ă©galement entendre le trio de jazz Syllogisme, composĂ© d’étudiants en jazz de Concordia : Marc-AndrĂ© SĂ©guin, Pierre HachĂ© et Philippe Leduc.


L’exposition est une initiative des Ă©tudiants Ă  la maĂźtrise du DĂ©partement d’histoire de l’art de Concordia, en collaboration avec la Galerie FOFA, l’Institut de recherche en art canadien Gail et Stephen A. Jarislowsky, le DĂ©partement de musique, le Service des archives ainsi que la galerie d’art Leonard et Bina Ellen; la plupart des Ɠuvres de l’exposition proviennent de la collection de cette derniĂšre.

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November 28, 2007

Department of Music presents JAZZ CHOIR

November 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Jeri Brown, jazz repertoire.
Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente CHŒUR DE JAZZ

28 novembre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Étudiants sous la direction de Jeri Brown, répertoire jazz.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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November 29, 2007

Department of Theatre presents TITANICA: THE GREAT BATTLEGOWN

Written by Sebastien Harrisson, (translated by Crysal Beliveau)
Directed by Brendan Healy
English-language premiere

November 29, 30 & December 1, as well as December 6, 7 & 8 at 8:00 pm, and on December 2 and 9 at 2:00 pm.
Cazalet Studio, Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Titanica, a transvestite of some fifty years of age, is a walking work of art. The metallic battle gown welded to her body audaciously embodies the defiant spirit of the sixties – a period marked by social upheaval and a politically active youth culture. But what happened to the idealistic spirit of the sixties and are
there battles still worth fighting for today?

On the docks of present day London, a band of squatters heed the battle cry when they must fight to protect their home from the British Monarch, Queen Virginia I, who seeks to rid the country of undesirables” – freaks, artists, activists, homosexuals and outcasts. Jimmy, a young American filled with revolutionary ideals, becomes the leader of this fierce uprising and Titanica emerges as the only person who can perhaps bring about conciliation.
A penetrating reflection on art and “alternity”, Titanica renews political theatre by combing trenchant social commentary with a rich and fantastical imagination.

Titanica: The Great Battlegown plays at the Cazalet Studio (7141 Sherbrooke Street West – under the Loyola Chapel) on November 29, 30 & December 1, as well as December 6, 7 & 8 at 8:00 pm, and on December 2 and 9 at 2:00 pm. Admission fees are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased in person only at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office (7141 Sherbrooke Street West, SC01-10) and will be sold at the door (subject to availability). For additional box office information, call (514) 848-2424, ext. 4742.

Le Département de Théâtre présente TITANICA: THE GREAT BATTLEGOWN

Texte de Sebastien Harrisson
Traduction de Crystal Beliveau
Mise en scène de Brendan Healy
Grande première en anglais le 29 novembre 2007

les 29 et 30 novembre, 1er, 6, 7 et 8 décembre 2007 à 20 h ainsi que les 2 et 9 décembre à 14 h.
Studio Cazalet, 7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — sous la chapelle Loyola

Travestie d’une cinquantaine d’années, Titanica est une véritable œuvre d’art. La robe de métal qu’elle porte chevillée au corps incarne l’esprit rebelle des années soixante, une période de grands bouleversements sociaux portés par une jeunesse très politisée. Qu’est-il advenu aujourd’hui de ce bel idéal? Existe-t-il encore des batailles qui en valent la peine?

À Londres aujourd’hui, sur les docks, une bande de squatters mènent une bataille rangée pour se protéger des représailles de la reine Virginia 1ère, qui veut supprimer tous les indésirables  du pays : marginaux, artistes, militants, homosexuels et exclus de tous acabits. Jimmy, un jeune Américain aux idées révolutionnaires, se retrouve à la tête du mouvement de grogne populaire. Seule Titanica semble pouvoir concilier les deux parties.
Réflexion sur l’art et l’altérité, Titanica renouvelle le théâtre politique en alliant le commentaire social tranchant à l’imagination fantastique.

Titanica: The Great Battlegown sera présentée au Studio Cazalet (7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — sous la chapelle Loyola) les 29 et 30 novembre, 1er, 6, 7 et 8 décembre 2007 à 20 h ainsi que les 2 et 9 décembre à 14 h. Le tarif général est de 10 $ (5 $ pour les étudiants et les personnes âgées). Achat des billets en personne seulement à la billetterie de la salle de concert Oscar-Peterson (7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — SC01-10). Les billets seront également vendus à la porte les jours de représentation (s’il en reste). Renseignements : 514 848-242, poste 4742.

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Department of Music presents JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLE

November 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Andrew Homzy, jazz repertoire.
Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLE

29 novembre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Étudiants sous la direction de Andrew Homzy, répertoire jazz.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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Department of Dance presents End of Term Performances

Thursday, November 29 at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Studio 303
372 St. Catherine St. West (corner of de Bleury)

Tickets sold only at the door:
$10 / $8 for students

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December 01, 2007

Department of Theatre presents TITANICA: THE GREAT BATTLEGOWN

Written by Sebastien Harrisson, (translated by Crysal Beliveau)
Directed by Brendan Healy
English-language premiere

November 29, 30 & December 1, as well as December 6, 7 & 8 at 8:00 pm, and on December 2 and 9 at 2:00 pm.
Cazalet Studio, Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Titanica, a transvestite of some fifty years of age, is a walking work of art. The metallic battle gown welded to her body audaciously embodies the defiant spirit of the sixties – a period marked by social upheaval and a politically active youth culture. But what happened to the idealistic spirit of the sixties and are
there battles still worth fighting for today?

On the docks of present day London, a band of squatters heed the battle cry when they must fight to protect their home from the British Monarch, Queen Virginia I, who seeks to rid the country of undesirables” – freaks, artists, activists, homosexuals and outcasts. Jimmy, a young American filled with revolutionary ideals, becomes the leader of this fierce uprising and Titanica emerges as the only person who can perhaps bring about conciliation.
A penetrating reflection on art and “alternity”, Titanica renews political theatre by combing trenchant social commentary with a rich and fantastical imagination.

Titanica: The Great Battlegown plays at the Cazalet Studio (7141 Sherbrooke Street West – under the Loyola Chapel) on November 29, 30 & December 1, as well as December 6, 7 & 8 at 8:00 pm, and on December 2 and 9 at 2:00 pm. Admission fees are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased in person only at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office (7141 Sherbrooke Street West, SC01-10) and will be sold at the door (subject to availability). For additional box office information, call (514) 848-2424, ext. 4742.

Le Département de Théâtre présente TITANICA: THE GREAT BATTLEGOWN

Texte de Sebastien Harrisson
Traduction de Crystal Beliveau
Mise en scène de Brendan Healy
Grande première en anglais le 29 novembre 2007

les 29 et 30 novembre, 1er, 6, 7 et 8 décembre 2007 à 20 h ainsi que les 2 et 9 décembre à 14 h.
Studio Cazalet, 7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — sous la chapelle Loyola

Travestie d’une cinquantaine d’années, Titanica est une véritable œuvre d’art. La robe de métal qu’elle porte chevillée au corps incarne l’esprit rebelle des années soixante, une période de grands bouleversements sociaux portés par une jeunesse très politisée. Qu’est-il advenu aujourd’hui de ce bel idéal? Existe-t-il encore des batailles qui en valent la peine?

À Londres aujourd’hui, sur les docks, une bande de squatters mènent une bataille rangée pour se protéger des représailles de la reine Virginia 1ère, qui veut supprimer tous les indésirables  du pays : marginaux, artistes, militants, homosexuels et exclus de tous acabits. Jimmy, un jeune Américain aux idées révolutionnaires, se retrouve à la tête du mouvement de grogne populaire. Seule Titanica semble pouvoir concilier les deux parties.
Réflexion sur l’art et l’altérité, Titanica renouvelle le théâtre politique en alliant le commentaire social tranchant à l’imagination fantastique.

Titanica: The Great Battlegown sera présentée au Studio Cazalet (7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — sous la chapelle Loyola) les 29 et 30 novembre, 1er, 6, 7 et 8 décembre 2007 à 20 h ainsi que les 2 et 9 décembre à 14 h. Le tarif général est de 10 $ (5 $ pour les étudiants et les personnes âgées). Achat des billets en personne seulement à la billetterie de la salle de concert Oscar-Peterson (7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — SC01-10). Les billets seront également vendus à la porte les jours de représentation (s’il en reste). Renseignements : 514 848-242, poste 4742.

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December 04, 2007

Department of Music presents CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHORUS AND CHAMBER CHOIR

December 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHORUS Students conducted by Jean-SĂ©bastien Allaire, classical repertoire. CHAMBER CHOIR Students conducted by Christopher Jackson, classical repertoire. Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente CHORALE UNIVERSITAIRE ET CHŒUR DE CHAMBRE

4 décembre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

CHORALE UNIVERSITAIRE Étudiants sous la direction de Jean-Sébastien Allaire, répertoire classique.  CHŒUR DE CHAMBRE Étudiants sous la direction de Christopher Jackson, répertoire classique.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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December 06, 2007

Department of Music presents JAZZ IMPROVISATION II

December 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Charles Ellison, jazz repertoire.
Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente IMPROVISATION EN JAZZ II

6 décembre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Étudiants sous la direction de Charles Ellison, répertoire jazz.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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December 07, 2007

Department of Music presents BIG BAND

December 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Dave Turner, jazz repertoire.
Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente BIG BAND

7 décembre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Étudiants sous la direction de Dave Turner, répertoire jazz.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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December 09, 2007

Department of Music presents CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

December 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students conducted by Liselyn Adams and Louise Samson, classical repertoire. Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente ENSEMBLES DE CHAMBRE

9 décembre à 16h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Étudiants sous la direction de Liselyn Adams et Louise Samson, répertoire classique.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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December 10, 2007

Department of Music presents CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA

December 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students conducted by Monique Martin, classical repertoire. Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente ORCHESTRE DE L’UNIVERSITÉ CONCORDIA

10 décembre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Étudiants sous la direction de Monique Martin, répertoire classique.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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December 11, 2007

Department of Music presents CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

December 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Gregory Chaverdian, classical repertoire. Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.

Le Département de musique présente CONCERT DE MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE

11 décembre à 20h00
Salle de Concert Oscar Peterson
7141, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Étudiants sous la direction de Gregory Chaverdian, répertoire classique.  Billets en vente sur place seulement : 5$, entrée libre pour les étudiants avec une carte d’identité.

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January 04, 2008

Lecture by Marc Steinberg - How Characters Became Ubiquitous: Astro Boy and Meiji Seika’s Sticker Campaign

Friday, January 4
2 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building 1-615 (corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission

Marc Steinberg is a short-listed candidate for a teaching position in Film Studies. His lecture will focus on the marketing of the very first “star” of Anime (Japanese Animation). The 1/2 hour lecture will be followed by a Q & A.

Everyone is welcome.

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January 10, 2008

Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA Gallery) presents three concurrent exhibitions

Jan. 10 to Feb. 9:

- Houbart’s Hope by Vancouver-based artist Landon Mackenzie (Concordia MFA ‘79)
- Carnivalissimo by Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo (Concordia student)
- Bleui (Middle Sky) by Katherine Jerkovic (Concordia student)


January 10 – February 9, 2008, Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Last (chance) Saturday February 9, 12 to 4 p.m.

Vernissage: January 10, 6-8 p.m.

Talk by Landon Mackenzie in Gallery: January 11, noon to 1 p.m.

LOCATION:
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., Concordia EV 1-715, Metro Guy-Concordia

COST:
Free of charge

INFO:
www.fofagallery.concordia.ca
514-848-2424 ext. 7962

BACKGROUND:

Houbart’s Hope by Vancouver-based artist Landon Mackenzie (Concordia MFA‘79)
In Houbart’s Hope, Mackenzie combines her interests in landscape, cartography and neuroscience.  Although abstract in appearance, vestiges of historical maps and the process of cartography remain. Using unusual methods, she plays with the immense canvases (7’6” x 10’3”) themselves as a platform for her intuition and her ideas, deliberately constructing parallels of exploration.

Carnivalissimo by Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo (Concordia student)
Exhibited in the gallery vitrines, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo’s project features large, mixed media drawings that explore the possibilities of narrative and the significance of drawing as a personal act of remembering. Castillo employs personal iconography in allegorical form to explore El Salvador’s collective memory in connection to Latin American myth, history and North American popular culture.

Bleui (Middle Sky) by Katherine Jerkovic (Concordia student)
Jerkovic presents her installation, BLEUI (Middle Sky) in the Black Box, featuring two silent single channel video projections mounted side by side. Shot on the Uruguayan coast the images evoke, with their "elsewhereness”, the imaginary landscape of emigrants - a place suspended between the lost original and the promised land.

La galerie de la Faculté des beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia (Galerie FOFA) présente trois expositions du 10 jan. au 9 fév. :

- Houbart’s Hope de l’artiste de Vancouver Landon Mackenzie (MFA 1979, Concordia)
- Carnivalissimo de Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo (étudiant à Concordia)
- Bleui (Middle Sky) de Katherine Jerkovic (étudiant à Concordia)

DATES / HORAIRE:
10 janvier au 9 février, 2008, lundi à vendredi de 11h00 à 19h00
Le samedi de la dernière chance! — La galerie sera ouverte le dernier samedi de l’exposition (samedi 9 février 2008 seulement), de midi à seize heures.

Vernissage: 10 janvier, à 18 heures

Rencontre avec Landon Mackenzie dans la Galerie: le 11 janvier de midi à 13 h vendredi

ADRESSE:
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (angle Guy), EV 1-715 (l’Université Concordia), Metro Guy-Concordia

ENTRÉE LIBRE

CONTACT:
www.fofagallery.concordia.ca
514-848-2424, poste 7962

RENSEIGNEMENTS:

Landon Mackenzie

Landon Mackenzie combine dans sa peinture son vif intérêt pour les paysages, la cartographie et les neurosciences. Ses œuvres au caractère apparemment abstrait, d’où surgissent des vestiges d’anciennes cartes géographiques, révèlent sa maîtrise de la cartographie. Avec des méthodes inusitées, l’artiste couche ses intuitions et ses réflexions sur d’immenses toiles (7 pi 6 po х 10 pi 3 po), s’amusant à explorer des univers parallèles.

Vitrines : Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo Carnivalissimo
Puisant dans la tradition des conteurs de son pays, le Salvadorien Osvaldo Castillo a recours à l'allégorie pour mettre en scène une iconographie personnelle. Il fouille ainsi la mémoire de son peuple et revisite la mythologie latino-américaine, l'histoire ainsi que la culture populaire nord-américaine. Ses œuvres grand format, réalisées au moyen de techniques mixtes, explorent les possibilités du récit et la signification du dessin en tant que vecteur du souvenir. Avec pour cadre le carnaval poussé à l'extrême, cette série approfondit le thème de la violence exercée sur le corps en soulevant les couches historiques, culturelles et politiques qui le façonnent à travers les âges.
(Projection space) Katherine Jerkovic Bleui (Middle Sky)
Katherine Jerkovic présente une installation où deux monobandes vidéo sont projetées côte à côte. œ uvre muette inspirée du procédé de la coupe franche entre deux plans juxtaposés dans les interfaces de montage numérique, BLEUI tente d'en faire un étalage physique. L'artiste suscite ainsi une réflexion sur l'ellipse et invite à explorer l'idée de contiguïté spatiale et temporelle. Quant aux images, tournées sur la côte uruguayenne, elles évoquent l'ailleurs auquel s'attachent souvent les émigrants, sorte de lieu imaginaire entre terre perdue et terre promise, entre origine et avenir.


www.kaesthesia.com
Cette œuvre a été réalisée avec le soutien du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec et de la vidéographe.

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January 16, 2008

Lecture by Dr. Tess Takahashi - Aliens Among Us: Digital Media, Animation, and Critical Documentary

Wednesday, January 16
10 a.m.
Concordia University EV Building 1-615 (corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission

Dr. Takahashi is a short-listed candidate for a teaching position in Film Studies. The 1/2 hour lecture will be followed by a Q & A.  Everyone is welcome.

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January 17, 2008

Lecture by Dr. Dale Hudson - Scratching the surface of film history: French icon, Hong Kong star, and Hollywood garb in "Irma Vep"

Thursday, January 17
2 p.m.
Concordia University VA Building, Room 323 (1395 Réné Lévesque Blvd. West)
Free admission
Dr. Hudson is a short-listed candidate for a teaching position in Film Studies. The 1/2 hour lecture will be followed by a Q & A.  Everyone is welcome.

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January 21, 2008

Lecture by Dr. Bruno Lessard - An Indeterminate Spectacle: Framing the Post-Cinematic Apparatus

Monday, January 21
10 a.m.
Concordia University EV Building 1-605 (corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission
Dr. Lessard is a short-listed candidate for a teaching position in Film Studies. The 1/2 hour lecture will be followed by a Q & A.  Everyone is welcome.

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January 22, 2008

Department of Art History presents Public Lecture by Rosemary Donegan: Industrial Photography: from the vernacular to the new monumentalism

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building 1-615 (Corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission

As part of its Speaking of Photography lecture series, Concordia University’s Department of Art History presents Industrial Photography: from the vernacular to the new monumentalism, a public lecture by Rosemary Donegan, Ontario College of Art.

This presentation will trace the iconographic traditions of industrial photography in Canada from the vernacular studio portraiture of the Hayashi Studio through Yousuf Karsh's melodramatic factory portraits, to the contemporary dystopian industrial landscape. Industrial photography emerged out of the mainly anonymous vernacular tradition of the documentation of industry and industrial life routinely undertaken by business and government at the turn of the 19th century.
Throughout the 20th century, industrial imagery evolved as a distinct modernist subject area and included portraiture, factory architecture, social documentary and abstract machinery imagery. These images were imbued with complex issues of race, class, technology, labour unions and the nature of work. Finally, the presention will consider contemporary industrial photography, as epitomized by Burtynsky and others, in relation to postmodernist concepts of the sublime, the photographer as creator and the wider meanings (social, cultural, environmental) of industrial photography.

This lecture is sponsored by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.

For further information, please visit: http://art-history.concordia.ca

Le Département d’histoire de l’art présente une conférence publique par Rosemary Donegan :
Industrial Photography: from the vernacular to the new monumentalism

Mardi 22 janvier 2008
18 h 30
Pavillon EV (EV 1-615) de l’Université Concordia
(angles Sainte-Catherine et Mackay)
Entrée libre

Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences Speaking of Photography, le Département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université Concordia présente Industrial Photography: from the vernacular to the new monumentalism, une conférence publique donnée par Rosemary Donegan, du Ontario College of Art.

La conférence retracera l’évolution iconographique de la photographie industrielle au Canada, des portraits vernaculaires en atelier du Hayashi Studio aux paysages industriels dystopiens contemporains, en passant par les clichés mélodramatiques de Yousuf Karsh pris dans des usines. La photographie industrielle vient de la tradition vernaculaire et plutôt impersonnelle du tournant du XIXe siècle, alors que les entreprises et le gouvernement prenaient de manière routinière des clichés industriels. Puis, au cours du XXe siècle, l’imagerie industrielle est devenue un domaine moderne à part entière touchant au portrait, à l’architecture des usines, aux documentaires sociaux et à l’imagerie abstraite des machines pour aborder les problèmes complexes de race, de classe sociale, de technologie, de syndicat et de nature du travail.
La conférence traitera également de la photographie industrielle contemporaine, notamment avec Burtynsky et d’autres, par rapport aux concepts postmodernistes du sublime, du photographe comme créateur et de notions plus vastes (sociales, culturelles, environnementales) de la photographie industrielle.

Conférence commanditée par l’Institut Gail et Stephen A. Jarislowsky d’études en art canadien.

Renseignements : http://art-history.concordia.ca

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January 23, 2008

The Faculty of Fine Arts presents THE DEFIANT IMAGINATION LECTURE SERIES 2008

This dynamic lecture series brings together innovators of the critical imagination to explore the role of art in contemporary society.

La FacultĂ© des beaux-arts prĂ©sente LE CYCLE DE CONFÉRENCES PROVOCANTE IMAGINATION – ÉDITION 2007-2008

Ce cycle de confĂ©rences invite des esprits novateurs Ă  l’imagination provocante Ă  explorer le rĂŽle de l’art dans la sociĂ©tĂ©.

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Theo Jansen - Strandbeest :: THE DEFIANT IMAGINATION LECTURE SERIES 2008

Wednesday, January 23
6 p.m.
D.B. Clarke Theatre  
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West  
Admission is free                                               

Artist and kinetic sculptor, Theo Jansen has been called a modern-day Da Vinci. Trained in Science at the University of Delft in the Netherlands, Jansen creates large-scale kinetic sculptures that are a fusion of art and engineering. Jansen's interest in technology and the process of biological evolution have led to his development of his own creatures.

His animals ("Strandbeests", or" beach animals", as he calls them) are enormous skeletal, complex mobile structures made out of plastic pvc tubes that use computer programs to calculate their movements. Powered by the wind, these creatures, which have evolved through several generations, walk, flap, roll, and discern obstacles. Eventually, Jansen hopes to 'release' his animals in herds where they can live out their own lives.

To learn more about Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests, visit: www.strandbeest.com

The Defiant Imagination lecture series continues on Feb. 7 with David Wilson (The Museum of Jurassic Technology) and Feb. 27 with Carol Becker (What We Do: Values Implicit in Schools of Art and Design).

For more information, contact 514-848-2424 ext. 4261

www.strandbeest.com

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February 07, 2008

David Wilson - The Museum of Jurassic Technology :: THE DEFIANT IMAGINATION LECTURE SERIES 2008

Thursday, February 7
6 p.m.
D.B. Clarke Theatre
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West  
Admission is free

The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California is a museum like no other.  A cross between a genuine museum, a wunderkammer (cabinet of wonders) and a performance art piece, it challenges the role of museum and archival practice, blurring boundaries between the real and the unreal. 
 
David Wilson, its director and founder and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant (2003), has dedicated himself to the advancement of knowledge and public appreciation of the lower Jurassic.   Wilson’s extraordinary collection of specimens, which includes spore-inhaling ants, s-ray bats, stink ants, human horns, peach-pit carvings and his novel theories of oblivion, are among the many marvels of Museum of Jurassic Technology.  Currently, the museum and its director are the subject of a book by Lawrence Weschler entitled Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder.

The Defiant Imagination lecture series continues on Feb. 27 with Carol Becker (What We Do: Values Implicit in Schools of Art and Design).

For more information, contact 514-848-2424 ext. 4261

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February 08, 2008

Sandeep Bhagwati, Canada Research Chair in Fine Arts, reports on the UNESCO conference, Music as a Means of Intercultural Dialogue

Friday, February 8
3:30 p.m
Department of Music
RF 101, Loyola Campus, Concordia University,
7141 Sherbrooke St. West
Free admission

MUSIC AS A MEANS OF INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE was the title of a UNESCO conference on Nov 26, 2007 in Paris. Composers, musicians and music administrators from all over the globe were personally invited to discuss questions around the role of music in the context of globalisation and the role it can play for intercultural dialogue. Composer Sandeep Bhagwati, Canada Research Chair in Inter-X Art Practice and Theory, was one of the invitees. He will give an informal report on this conference and its results, but also on the larger issues surrounding the role of music in the UNESCO convention for the preservation of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

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February 09, 2008

Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA Gallery) presents three concurrent exhibitions

Jan. 10 to Feb. 9:

- Houbart’s Hope by Vancouver-based artist Landon Mackenzie (Concordia MFA ‘79)
- Carnivalissimo by Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo (Concordia student)
- Bleui (Middle Sky) by Katherine Jerkovic (Concordia student)


January 10 – February 9, 2008, Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Last (chance) Saturday February 9, 12 to 4 p.m.

Vernissage: January 10, 6-8 p.m.

Talk by Landon Mackenzie in Gallery: January 11, noon to 1 p.m.

LOCATION:
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., Concordia EV 1-715, Metro Guy-Concordia

COST:
Free of charge

INFO:
www.fofagallery.concordia.ca
514-848-2424 ext. 7962

BACKGROUND:

Houbart’s Hope by Vancouver-based artist Landon Mackenzie (Concordia MFA‘79)
In Houbart’s Hope, Mackenzie combines her interests in landscape, cartography and neuroscience. Although abstract in appearance, vestiges of historical maps and the process of cartography remain. Using unusual methods, she plays with the immense canvases (7’6” x 10’3”) themselves as a platform for her intuition and her ideas, deliberately constructing parallels of exploration.

Carnivalissimo by Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo (Concordia student)
Exhibited in the gallery vitrines, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo’s project features large, mixed media drawings that explore the possibilities of narrative and the significance of drawing as a personal act of remembering. Castillo employs personal iconography in allegorical form to explore El Salvador’s collective memory in connection to Latin American myth, history and North American popular culture.

Bleui (Middle Sky) by Katherine Jerkovic (Concordia student)
Jerkovic presents her installation, BLEUI (Middle Sky) in the Black Box, featuring two silent single channel video projections mounted side by side. Shot on the Uruguayan coast the images evoke, with their "elsewhereness”, the imaginary landscape of emigrants - a place suspended between the lost original and the promised land.

La galerie de la Faculté des beaux-arts de l’Université Concordia (Galerie FOFA) présente trois expositions du 10 jan. au 9 fév. :

- Houbart’s Hope de l’artiste de Vancouver Landon Mackenzie (MFA 1979, Concordia)
- Carnivalissimo de Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo (étudiant à Concordia)
- Bleui (Middle Sky) de Katherine Jerkovic (étudiant à Concordia)

DATES / HORAIRE:
10 janvier au 9 février, 2008, lundi à vendredi de 11h00 à 19h00
Le samedi de la dernière chance! — La galerie sera ouverte le dernier samedi de l’exposition (samedi 9 février 2008 seulement), de midi à seize heures.

Vernissage: 10 janvier, à 18 heures

Rencontre avec Landon Mackenzie dans la Galerie: le 11 janvier de midi à 13 h vendredi

ADRESSE:
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (angle Guy), EV 1-715 (l’Université Concordia), Metro Guy-Concordia

ENTRÉE LIBRE

CONTACT:
www.fofagallery.concordia.ca
514-848-2424, poste 7962

RENSEIGNEMENTS:

Landon Mackenzie

Landon Mackenzie combine dans sa peinture son vif intérêt pour les paysages, la cartographie et les neurosciences. Ses œuvres au caractère apparemment abstrait, d’où surgissent des vestiges d’anciennes cartes géographiques, révèlent sa maîtrise de la cartographie. Avec des méthodes inusitées, l’artiste couche ses intuitions et ses réflexions sur d’immenses toiles (7 pi 6 po х 10 pi 3 po), s’amusant à explorer des univers parallèles.

Vitrines : Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo Carnivalissimo
Puisant dans la tradition des conteurs de son pays, le Salvadorien Osvaldo Castillo a recours à l'allégorie pour mettre en scène une iconographie personnelle. Il fouille ainsi la mémoire de son peuple et revisite la mythologie latino-américaine, l'histoire ainsi que la culture populaire nord-américaine. Ses œuvres grand format, réalisées au moyen de techniques mixtes, explorent les possibilités du récit et la signification du dessin en tant que vecteur du souvenir. Avec pour cadre le carnaval poussé à l'extrême, cette série approfondit le thème de la violence exercée sur le corps en soulevant les couches historiques, culturelles et politiques qui le façonnent à travers les âges.
(Projection space) Katherine Jerkovic Bleui (Middle Sky)
Katherine Jerkovic présente une installation où deux monobandes vidéo sont projetées côte à côte. œ uvre muette inspirée du procédé de la coupe franche entre deux plans juxtaposés dans les interfaces de montage numérique, BLEUI tente d'en faire un étalage physique. L'artiste suscite ainsi une réflexion sur l'ellipse et invite à explorer l'idée de contiguïté spatiale et temporelle. Quant aux images, tournées sur la côte uruguayenne, elles évoquent l'ailleurs auquel s'attachent souvent les émigrants, sorte de lieu imaginaire entre terre perdue et terre promise, entre origine et avenir.


www.kaesthesia.com
Cette œuvre a été réalisée avec le soutien du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec et de la vidéographe.

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February 27, 2008

Carol Becker - What We Do: Values Implicit in Schools of Art and Design  :: THE DEFIANT IMAGINATION LECTURE SERIES 2008

Wednesday, February 27
6 p.m.
D.B. Clarke Theatre
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West  
Admission is free

Carol Becker is an artist, art historian and incoming Dean of The School of the Arts at Columbia University in New York.  Becker's research interests range from feminist theory, American cultural history, and the education of artists, to South African art and politics.  She is the author of numerous articles and several books including: The Invisible Drama: Women and the Anxiety of Change (translated into seven languages) The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society, and Social Responsibility; Zones of Contention: Essays on Art, Institutions, Gender, and Anxiety, and most recently, Surpassing the Spectacle: Global Transformations and the Changing Politics of Art.

Her talk examines the ethical assumptions, often unarticulated, that are unique and fundamental to art and design. These values include social justice, sustainability, historical consciousness, activism and preservation of the built environment and of human life. Becker explores how art and design can continue to be forces of social change, leading the conversation about the urgencies of our planet.

For more information, contact 514-848-2424 ext. 4261

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February 28, 2008

Department of Art History presents Public Lecture by Geoffrey Batchen: Snapshots: Art History and the Ethnographic Turn

Thursday, February 28, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building 1-615 (Corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission

As part of its Speaking of Photography lecture series, Concordia University’s Department of Art History presents Snapshots: Art History and the Ethnographic Turn, a public lecture by Geoffrey Batchen, City University of New York Graduate Centre.‹
This lecture is about art history’s worst nightmare—boring pictures. This is the only possible description of the vast majority of photographic images, which tend to be predictable, conservative and repetitive in both form and content. As a consequence, they do not easily fit into an art historical narrative still anxiously, insecurely, focused on originality, innovation, and individualism. The study of photography thus represents a serious problem for the practice of art history, just as, say, the snapshot, represents a serious problem for the history of photography. How should one go about writing a history for an infinity of generic snapshots? What historical rationale should one adopt when value judgments no longer seem to be relevant elements of the historical process? Hal Foster has worried aloud about the “ethnographic turn” he says is involved in the displacement of art history by visual culture, a concern that seems to focus on the relativism he associates with an anthropological model of historical practice. Through an examination of the problem of writing a history for the snapshot photograph, this lecture will address the othering of art history that the ‘ethnographic turn’ apparently entails by proposing yet another kind of historical model.

Co-sponsored by the Concordia University Research Chair Program.

For further information, please visit: http://art-history.concordia.ca

Le Département d’histoire de l’art présente une conférence publique par Geoffrey Batchen :
Snapshots: Art History and the Ethnographic Turn

Jeudi 28 février 2008
18 h 30
Pavillon EV (EV 1-615) de l’Université Concordia
(angles Sainte-Catherine et Mackay)
Entrée libre

Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences Speaking of Photography, le Département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université Concordia présente Snapshots: Art History and the Ethnographic Turn, une conférence publique donnée par Geoffrey Batchen, du Graduate Centre de la City University of New York.

Cette conférence porte sur le pire cauchemar de l’histoire de l’art : les photographies ennuyeuses. C’est le seul moyen de décrire la grande majorité des photographies, qui se caractérisent par leur côté prévisible, classique et répétitif autant dans le fond que dans la forme. Il est par conséquent difficile de les considérer du point de vue de l’histoire de l’art, qui s’attache avant tout à l’originalité, l’innovation et l’individualisme. L’étude de la photographie pose donc un sérieux problème dans la pratique de l’histoire de l’art, tout comme, par exemple, les photos instantanées sont problématiques pour l’histoire de la photographie. Comment écrire l’histoire d’une infinité d’instantanés banals? Quels fondements historiques devrait-on adopter lorsque les jugements de valeur ne semblent plus être des éléments pertinents du processus historique? Hal Foster a exprimé haut et fort son inquiétude face au « tournant ethnographique » qu’il dit impliqué dans le remplacement de l’histoire de l’art par la culture visuelle. Pour lui, c’est un problème de relativisme lié au modèle anthropologique de la pratique de l’histoire. En s’interrogeant sur comment écrire l’histoire des photos instantanées, la conférence abordera l’altérité de l’histoire de l’art, créée par le « tournant ethnographique » qui propose encore un nouveau modèle historique.

Conférence commanditée notamment par le programme de chaires de recherche de Concordia.

Renseignements : http://art-history.concordia.ca

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March 05, 2008

Associate Professor Sherry Farrell Racette presents a talk on the “archaeology of story”

Wednesday, March 5
6 pm (in English)‹Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings‹Pavillon Michal et Renata Hornstein‹1379 Sherbrooke Street West‹Free admission‹‹Sherry Farrell Racette, Artist, scholar and associate professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University, is an interdisciplinary scholar with an active arts and curatorial practice that draws on studies in fine arts, education, Native studies, anthropology and history. Her broad focus is MĂ©tis and First Nations women’s history, particularly reconstructing indigenous art histories that recontextualize museum collections and reclaim women’s voices and lives. In this talk, she focusses on her preoccupation with narrative across her artistic and curatorial work, the “archaeology of story.”‹‹Info: (514) 285-1600, poste/ext 440 or education@mbamtl.org

Le mercredi 5 mars à 18 h, en anglais
Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Pavillon Michal et Renata Hornstein
1379, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Entrée libre
La pratique active de Sherry Farrell Racette, Artiste, chercheure et professeure adjointe, Département d’histoire de l’art, Université Concordia, en tant qu’artiste et commissaire, s’appuie sur ses études en arts, en éducation, en études autochtones, en anthropologie et en histoire. Elle s'intéresse principalement à l’histoire des femmes des Premières Nations et des Métis, cherchant à reconstruire l’histoire de l’art autochtone par une remise en contexte des collections muséales pour faire valoir les vies et les voix des femmes. Cette conférence mettra en évidence son souci pour la narrativité propre à son travail de commissaire et d’artiste – ce qu’elle appelle l’archéologie de l’histoire contée.

 

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March 06, 2008

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture presents a public lecture by Professor Bonnie Honig of Northwestern University

Thursday, March 6
7:30 pm
Samuel Bronfman Building Atrium
1590 Dr. Penfield (corner CĂŽte des Neiges)
Free admission.
 
Bonnie Honing is Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University and Research Professor, American Bar Foundation, Chicago.  Her lecture is entitled "Reading Antigone for Rights:  On Death, War, and Civil Disobedience."
 
In addition to the lecture, faculty and students are also invited to an advanced seminar led by Professor Honig on Friday, March 7 at 2:30 pm in LB-659-4.  In this seminar, she will discuss her work and recent research.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, created by the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Arts and Science, fosters interdisciplinary exchange in the humanities and highlights Concordia's leading contributions to Humanities-oriented scholarship in Canada.
 

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March 07, 2008

Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA Gallery) presents three concurrent exhibitions by Concordia students

Feb. 18 – Mar. 8:

(Main Gallery) choeur de griffonage by Elisabeth Belliveau + Niki Mulder + Jerry Ropson
(Black Box) Exercises in Napery by Karen Zalamea
(Vitrines) Moving the Gallery by Emma Howes and Caroline Boileau

Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Last (chance) Saturday March 8, 12 to 4 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free admission. Everyone welcome.

(Main Gallery ) choeur de griffonage: Individually the three artists in this exhibition are dedicated to the research and development of drawing. Their work is concerned with the expression of narrative, do-it-yourself initiatives and the aesthetics of the handmade. By drawing stories and through the stories in their drawings they locate and contextualize their place historically, geographically and emotionally. Imagery of animals, friends and domestic spaces prevail in their work, and are presented in tandem with the textual practices that parallel their imagery.

(Black Box) Exercises in Napery: Karen Zalamea's video, Exercises in Napery, is an intensive study of napkin folding as a militant task, demonstrated as a fast-pasted instructional video.

(Vitrines) Moving the Gallery: The practices of these two artists engage with formal and conceptual movement, and an evolution out of distinct practices towards each other until the boundaries between them become blurred. Working from either end of the vitrines towards the centre, Boileau and Howes create points of contact through site-specific performance and installation.

For more information, call 514-848-2424 ext. 7962 or visit http://fofagallery.concordia.ca

Du 18 février au 7 mars

lundi à vendredi de 11h00 à 19h00
Le samedi de la dernière chance! — La galerie sera ouverte le dernier samedi de l’exposition (samedi 8 mars seulement), de midi à seize heures.
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (angle Guy), EV 1-715 (l’Université Concordia), Metro Guy-Concordia
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(Salle principale) choeur de griffonage - elisabeth belliveau + niki mulder + jerry Ropson
Les trois artistes de cette exposition se consacrent tous à faire évoluer le dessin. Leurs travaux sont axés sur la narration, les projets amateurs et l'esthétique du fait main. En dessinant des histoires et en racontant des histoires à partir de leurs dessins, ils mettent en place un contexte historique, géographique et émotionnel. Toute une imagerie représentant des animaux, l'amitié et des espaces familiaux occupe ainsi une place prédominante dans leurs œuvres, en parallèle des textes reflétant l'imaginaire des trois artistes.

(Salle de projection) Exercises in Napery - Karen Zalamea
Intitulée Exercises in Napery , la vidéo éducative de Karen Zalamea étudie attentivement l'art de plier des serviettes en tant qu'acte militant.

(Vitrines) Moving the Gallery - Emma Howes et Caroline Boileau
Basées sur les mouvements formels et conceptuels, les œuvres de ces deux artistes évoluent distinctement pour se rapprocher l'une de l'autre et brouiller les frontières qui les séparent. Elles se déplacent ainsi des côtés de la vitrine au centre pour se rejoindre à certains points de l'installation.

CONTACT: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca ou 514-848-2424, poste 7962

ou 514-848-2424, poste 7962

 

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March 11, 2008

Department of Art History presents Public Lecture by John O'Brian: Camera Atomica: A Case Study in Nuclear Photography

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Concordia University EV Building 1-615 (Corner of Ste. Catherine and Mackay)
Free admission

As part of its Speaking of Photography lecture series, Concordia University’s Department of Art History presents Camera Atomica: A Case Study in Nuclear Photography, a public lecture by John O'Brian, University of British Columbia.

Although John O’Brian is wary of nuclear photographs, unsure of their excesses and logic, he is convinced they have a crucial place in understanding Cold War anxieties at the time of their making. What, it might be asked, was their role in underwriting a public image of the Bomb? How should the different visual protocols of journalistic, documentary, touristic, and post-documentary nuclear photography be understood? Are there historical meanings that can be attributed to one of these categories, but not to the others? This lecture will address an instance in which photography participated in the construction of the atomic imaginary during the Cold War.

"Ever since cameras were invented in 1839, photography has kept company with death," writes Susan Sontag in Regarding the Pain of Others, a book deliberating on the hurt and spectacle of war and disaster. This title, "Camera Atomica," means to recall the title of Roland Barthes's book, Camera Lucida, a meditation on the relationship of photographic representation and trauma. For Barthes, cameras are "clocks for seeing" and photographs work to superimpose present reality on the past. The title is also indebted to Paul Virilio's observation in War and Cinema that the technologies of photography and warfare since the mid-nineteenth century have not only become all-pervasive, they have also developed a fatal interdependence.

Co-sponsored by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Department of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University.

For further information, please visit: http://art-history.concordia.ca

Le Département d’histoire de l’art présente une conférence publique par John O'Brian :
Camera Atomica: A Case Study in Nuclear Photography

Mardi 4 mars 2008
18 h 30
Pavillon EV (EV 1-615) de l’Université Concordia
(angles Sainte-Catherine et Mackay)
Entrée libre

Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences Speaking of Photography, le Département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université Concordia présente Camera Atomica: A Case Study in Nuclear Photography, une conférence publique donnée par John O'Brian, de la University of British Columbia.

Bien que John O’Brian se montre prudent face aux photographies d’explosions nucléaires, incertain de l’utilité de leur caractère excessif et de leur logique, il est convaincu qu’elles sont cruciales pour comprendre les angoisses ressenties au moment de la guerre froide. Dans quelle mesure, peut-on se demander, ont-elles influencé l’image qu’on a de la bombe atomique? Comment les différents protocoles visuels journalistiques, documentaires, touristiques et postdocumentaires de la photographie nucléaire devraient-ils êtres interprétés? Peut-on attribuer une signification historique à l’une de ces catégories et pas à d’autres? La conférence traitera d’un exemple où la photographie a joué un rôle dans la construction d’un imaginaire atomique durant la guerre froide.

« Depuis l’invention des appareils photographiques en 1839, la photographie a accompagné la mort », écrit Susan Sontag dans Regarding the Pain of Others, un ouvrage sur la guerre, les désastres et la douleur qui en découlent. Le titre de la conférence, Camera Atomica, fait allusion à celui du livre de Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida (La chambre claire), qui s’interroge sur le lien entre représentation photographique et traumatisme. Pour Barthes, les appareils photo sont des « horloges de représentation » et les photographies apposent la réalité présente sur le passé. Le choix du titre s’inspire également de la remarque de Paul Virilio dans War and Cinema, selon laquelle les technologies de photo et de guerre sont devenues non seulement omniprésentes depuis le milieu du XXe siècle, mais aussi d’une interdépendance fatale.

Conférence commanditée notamment par l’Institut d’études canadiennes et le Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études en communications de l’Université McGill.

Renseignements : http://art-history.concordia.ca

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March 12, 2008

Department of Music presents RAYMOND SCOTT CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT

March 12
8 p.m. (pre-show exhibition 7:30 p.m.)
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West


This concert is an interdisciplinary student production paying tribute to eccentric composer/inventor/bandleader Raymond Scott during the centennial celebration of his birth in 1908. Participants from the Concordia University Jazz and Electroacoustic Studies programs (and special guests) are recreating material from all periods of Scott's prolific career including music for his 1930's and 1940's “quintette(s)”, dance orchestra and Secret Seven groups, and from the acclaimed electronic releases Soothing Sounds for Baby and Manhattan Research Inc.. The show will also feature world premieres of never-before performed Scott compositions and contributions from students in Dance, Theatre and other Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts departments. Produced with the cooperation of the Raymond Scott Archives and raymondscott.com, this show has been made possible with support from the Concordia University Department of Music, the Electro-Acoustic Studies department, the Fine Arts Student Association, the Dean of Students, the Concordia Electroacoustic Studies Student Association and Art Matters.

Tickets available at the box office and on the Admission network (service charges applicable): $10 general admission, 5$ for students with I.D. Tickets also on sale at Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe) and l'Oblique (4333 Rivard).

Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

For more information on Raymond Scott, visit http://raymondscott.com/News.html

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March 13, 2008

Department of Theatre presents Alfred Jarry’s Ubu The King

March 13 – 16

March 13 (8pm), March 14 (8pm), 15 (8pm & 2pm) and March 16 (2 pm)
F.C. Smith Auditorium (7141 Sherbrooke Street West – under the Loyola Chapel)
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors
Concordia University’s Department of Theatre proudly presents Alfred Jarry’s avant-garde classic Ubu The King, in a new translation by Steve Friedman, directed by Mark Sussman. Professor Sussman, a theatre artist and scholar working on the animation of public space and the integration of old and new technologies in live performance, has adapted Ubu The King as a traveling play for puppet theatre in multiple formats and spaces. A grand misadventure of greed, gluttony, brutality, treachery, cowardice, and overwhelming stupidity shown through a variety of puppet mediums, from tabletop miniatures to larger than life silhouettes, Jarry’s Ubu Roi began life as a ridiculous schoolboy farce. The abuse, confusion, praise, inspiration and utter disgust felt by its premiere audience in 1897 have positioned the play as a parable for the irrational at work in history and politics.‹‹Tickets can be purchased in person only at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office (7141 Sherbrooke Street West, SC01-10) and will be sold at the door (subject to availability).

For additional box office information, call (514) 848-2424, ext. 4742.

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Department of Music presents ANGELA GALLUPO, OSCAR PETERSON JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP LAUREATE

March 13
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Angela Galuppo, the Oscar Peterson Scholarship recipient, will present her ensemble in a concert entitled “My Favourite Things," a collection of classic songs from a variety of genres including jazz, pop, folk and soul. With Ryan Fleury (bass), Tristan Boucher (drums), Gregory Burton (piano) and friends.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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March 14, 2008

Graduate Students from the Department of Art History present Charged Circuits:Questioning International Exhibition Practices

March 14 and 15
Concordia University
1515 Sainte-Catherine Street West, EV - 1.605
Everyone welcome.  Free Admission.
No registration necessary.

Graduate Students from the Department of Art History are proud to present Charged Circuits: Questioning International Exhibition Practices, a two-day interdisciplinary symposium that brings together two distinguished keynote speakers and over a dozen emerging scholars to critically assess the aesthetic, political and economic foundations of international exhibitions, both historic and contemporary.

Doryun Chong, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, will give the opening address on March 14 at 5:30 p.m. and Scott Burnham, Creative Director of the upcoming Biennale de Montréal 2009, will close the conference on March 15 at 4:30 p.m.

For further information, contact Tatiana Mellema and Jacqueline Sischy at ahconf@gmail.com or (514) 889-1375

Les 14 et 15 mars
Université Concordia
1515 rue Sainte-Catherine ouest, EV-1.605
Les conférences sont ouvertes à tous et sont offertes gratuitement. Aucune inscription n'est nécéssaire.

Les Ă©tudiants de 2e et 3e cycles du DĂ©partement d’histoire de l’art sont fiĂšres de prĂ©senter Charged Circuits: Questioning International Exhibition Practices, un colloque interdisciplinaire de deux jours, auquel participeront deux Ă©minents confĂ©renciers d’honneur et plus d’une douzaine d’universitaires prometteurs, pour se pencher sur les fondements esthĂ©tiques, politiques et Ă©conomiques des expositions internationales historiques et contemporaines.

Doryun Chong, conservateur d’art visuel au Walker Art Center de Minneapolis, donnera le coup d’envoi du colloque vendredi le 14 mars Ă  17 h 30. Le colloque s’achĂšvera avec l’allocution principale de clĂŽture de Scott Burnham, commissaire et directeur de crĂ©ation de la Biennale de MontrĂ©al 2009, le 15 mars Ă  16 h 30.

Contact:  Tatiana Mellema et Jacqueline Sischy à ahconf@gmail.com ou (514) 889-1375

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March 19, 2008

Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA Gallery) presents Remedios' Terrarium

An exhibition by Associate Professor Sha Xin Wei (Canada Research Chair in New Media Arts) and the Topological Media Lab

March 19 – April 5
Vernissage: March 20, 6-8 p.m.

Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Last (chance) Saturday April 5, 12 to 4 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Remedios' Terrarium is about the circulation and transubstantiation of matter in a built space. An installation-event springing from the Topological Media Lab's recent work on responsive environments will form the basis of the installation based on an alchemical homology between the Gallery and the activity of the street and corridors outside.

Visit: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/

Du 19 mars au 5 avril
lundi à vendredi de 11h00 à 19h00
Le samedi de la dernière chance! — La galerie sera ouverte le dernier samedi de l’exposition (samedi 5 avril mars seulement), de midi à seize heures.
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (angle Guy), EV 1-715 (l’Université Concordia), Metro Guy-Concordia
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Remedios' Terrarium tourne autour de la circulation et la transformation de la matière dans un espace délimité. Issue des récents travaux du Topological Media Lab sur les milieux interactifs, cette installation est axée sur l'homologie alchimique entre la galerie et ce qui se passe dans la rue et les corridors adjacents grâce à des projections sur tissus fibreux et écrans sensibles aux mouvements des visiteurs et des passants. De concert avec les artistes, le public aura la possibilité de participer à cet espace réceptif.

CONTACT: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/

 

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March 25, 2008

The Fine Arts Reading Room invites presents Addressing the Gap between Student Culture and Work in Culture

Tuesday, March 25
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,
1395 Réné Lévesque Blvd. West, VA 234
Snacks will be served.

The Fine Arts Reading Room has invited three guest panelists – Annie Gauthier (visual artist and member of the performance collective Women With Kitchen Appliances), Graham Hall (interdisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal) and Tina Piper (Assistant Professor of Law and member of McGill’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy) – as well as moderator Danna Vajda artist/writer based in Montreal) to speak about their own experience negotiating between the realities of making art and work in the cultural sector. This is a discussion of interest for anyone concerned about the transition from school to the real world. The event will also be an opportunity to network with the panelists and with fellow students.

For more information, contact The Fine Arts Reading Room at 514-848-2424 ext. 5633 or
http://readingroom.concordia.ca

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March 27, 2008

Department of Art History presents public lecture by Andrew Hemingway entitled Art/Ideology/Value: Problems in Marxist Art History

Thursday, March 27
6:30 p.m.
Concordia University
1395 Réné Lévesque Blvd. West (at Crescent), VA-323
Everyone welcome. Free admission.

What is at stake in the act of incorporating political commitment into art history writing? And how is such commitment manifested? Focusing on different strategies for engagement employed by contemporary art historians from T.J. Clark to O.K. Werkmeister, Professor Hemingway's lecture will address current methodological problems in Marxist art history.

Andrew Hemingway is Professor of Art History at University College London. Since 1990 his research has focused primarily on U.S. art and culture, with particular reference to the period c. 1900 -1955. A concern with the history of the left and of workers’ movements in the twentieth century resulted in his 2002 book 1926-1956 (Yale University Press) Artists on the Left: American Artists and the Communist Movement,and in the edited volume Marxism and the History of Art: From William Morris to the New Left (Pluto Press 2006). In 2002, he initiated the seminar ‘Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture’ at the Institute of Historical Research (University of London, School of Advanced Study) and remains an active member of the organizing group. He has also co-organized two major international conferences held at UCL: ‘Cold War Culture’ (with Adrian Forty, 1994) and ‘Marxism and the Visual Arts Now’ (with Matthew Beaumont, Esther Leslie and John Roberts, 2002). He has recently completed the manuscript of a book with the provisional title Precisionism as Critique: American Art and Romantic Anti-Capitalism in the Interwar Years.

Sponsored by Concordia University Research Chair in Art History, Dr. Kristina Huneault.

For more information contact huneault@alcor.concordia.ca or call 848-2424 ext. 4697

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Department of Music presents JAZZ FACULTY ENSEMBLES

March 27
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Featuring performances of classic and original jazz compositions.

Visit: http://oscar.concordia.ca/

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March 28, 2008

2boys.tv (Concordia Alumni) and Ramon Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University)

A Performance and Lecture
Performance - PHOBOPHILIA

When: March 28, 2008 - 15h, 16h, 17h, 18h (each performance is 45 minutes)
Where: 11th floor EV BUILDING, Fine Arts Tower
Details: Seating is limited to 20 spectators at a time. Reserve in advance by email phobophilia.2boys@gmail.com .
Lecture

Performance will be followed by a lecture by Dr. Ramon Rivera-Servera, a professor at the School of Communication at Northwestern University. When: March 28, 2008 - 19h30
Where: EV 605 (ground floor)
More details... http://cissc.concordia.ca/events/2boystv.php

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April 03, 2008

Department of Music presents CHARLES ELLISON QUINTET CANCELLED

Cancelled

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April 04, 2008

Concordia University MFA Group Exhibition: S T R A T A

April 4 – 20
Thursdays and Fridays: 12 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 12 – 6 p.m.

Vernissage: Friday April 4: 5 – 8 p.m.
Catalogue Launch: Saturday April 19, 4 – 7 p.m.

Espace Artefacto
3520, rue St-Jacques Ouest, Montréal
(metro Lionel-Groulx, corner of rue Rose-de-Lima)

Concordia University's Master of Fine Arts program is presenting an ambitious interdisciplinary group exhibition that brings together works from sixty-five emerging artists working in painting, drawing, print, fibres, sculpture, photography, video, film and installation. This student-run annual Spring exhibition provides a unique platform for critical dialogue, the exchange of ideas, and the convergence of diverse creative practices. S T R A T A is the dynamic result of active studio work completed under the auspices of one of Canada's finest MFA programs.

An exhibition catalogue will be released at the exhibition space on April 19, 4 - 7 pm. The catalogue will feature documentation of the works in the exhibition and will include essays written by alumni and students of the MA Programs in Art History and Film Studies.

For further information, contact: Daichi Saito and Malena Szlam
mfa.show.08@gmail.com
514.270.1699

Exposition collective de la maßtrise en beaux-arts de l'Université Concordia: S T R A T A

4 – 20 avril 2008
Heures d'ouverture: jeudi & vendredi 12h00 - 20h00 / samedi & dimanche 12h00 - 18h00

Vernissage: le vendredi 4 avril, 17h00 - 20h00
Lancement du catalogue: le samedi 19 avril, 16h00 - 19h00

E s p a c e A r t e f a c t o
3520, rue St-Jacques Ouest, Montréal, QC
(métro Lionel-Groulx, angle rue Rose-de-Lima)


Le programme de maßtrise en beaux-arts de l'Université Concordia présente une ambitieuse exposition interdisciplinaire réunissant 65 artistes émergeants. Cette exposition annuelle du Printemps met en espace peintures, dessins, gravures, sculptures, photographies, vidéos, films et installations. S T R A T A est le résultat dynamique de pratiques d'atelier soutenues, complétées sous l'égide de l'un des programmes de beaux-arts les plus réputés au Canada.

D'anciennes Ă©tudiantes et des Ă©tudiants des programmes de maĂźtrise en Histoire de l'art et en Études cinĂ©matographiques rĂ©digeront de courts essais sur les Ɠuvres prĂ©sentĂ©es dans le cadre de l'exposition. Ces textes accompagneront la documentation des Ɠuvres dans une publication dont le lancement aura lieu le samedi 19 avril, de 16h Ă  19h, Ă  l'Espace Artefacto.


Pour plus d'informations, veuillez contacter: Daichi Saito et Malena Szlam
mfa.show.08@gmail.com
514.270.1699

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Department of Music presents JAZZ IMPROVISATION I

April 4
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Dave Turner, jazz repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 09, 2008

Department of Music presents JAZZ CHOIR

April 9
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Jeri Brown, jazz repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 10, 2008

The Department of Contemporary Dance presents Danse 2008 Year-End Performances

Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Enjoy year-end performances choreographed by 2nd and 3rd year dance majors. All performances take place at Moyse Hall, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke Street West. Tickets sold only at the door ($15 / $8 for students).

Le Département de danse contemporaine présente Printemps 2008
Jeudi avril 10 et vendredi avril 11 @20h00
Samedi avril 12 et dimanche avril 13 @ 14h30 & 20hoo
Billets vendus exclusivement à la porte
$10 / $8 tarif étudiant
Moyse Hall
McGill University
853, rue Sherbrooke O.

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Department of Theatre presents Provincial Anecdotes: An Incident with a Paginator & 20 Minutes with an Angel

April 10 – 13

April 10, 11, 12, 2008 at 8:00 pm
April 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm
D. B. Clarke Theatre (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd West – in the Henry H. Hall Building)
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

Concordia University’s Department of Theatre proudly presents Provincial Anecdotes: An Incident with a Paginator & 20 Minutes with an Angel, written by Alexandr Vampilov and directed by Alexandre Marine. Provincial Anecdotes, a tragicomedy in two one-act plays, evolved out of projects on which Vampilov had been working since the early 1060s. In 1968 he combined them into his Provincial Anecdotes.

Tickets can be purchased in person only at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office (7141 Sherbrooke Street West, SC01-10) and will be sold at the door (subject to availability).

For additional box office information, call (514) 848-2424, ext. 4742.

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Department of Music presents JAZZ COMBO playing Let Go - The Music of Ornette Coleman

April 10
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Arrangements by Cote, Winters, Doxas and Smith. Students directed by Gary Schwartz.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 11, 2008

Department of Music presents JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLE

April 11
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Andrew Homzy, jazz repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 12, 2008

Department of Music presents CHAMBER ENSEMBLES


April 12
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West


Students directed by Liselyn Adams and Louise Samson; works by Bach (BWV 525 Triosonata), Astor Piazzolla (Histoire du tango) and Mozart (Symphony No. 40, arranged for 2 pianos 8-hands), among others.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 13, 2008

Department of Music presents PIANO RECITAL

April 13
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students of Gregory Chaverdian, classical repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 14, 2008

Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA Gallery) presents Annual Undergraduate Students' Exhibition

April 14 – May 9
Vernissage: April 17, 6 – 8 pm

Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Everyone welcome.  Free Admission.

The Undergraduate Student Exhibition has been a Faculty of Fine Arts tradition for more than 25 years, offering students enrolled in Visual Arts programs an opportunity to present their work in a professional public gallery.   This show also introduces the work of Concordia's emerging contemporary artists to the general public. Typically the exhibition includes artwork in a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation. The works assembled demonstrate a broad spectrum of aesthetic and technical concerns, and reveal current interests in contemporary art. The exhibition is organized by the VAV Gallery and is juried by an undergraduate student committee which is also responsible for the design and printing of the invitations and the preparation of biographical materials that accompany the show.

Visit: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/

p>Du 14 avril au 9 mai

lundi à vendredi de 11h00 à 19h00

1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (angle Guy), EV 1-715 (l’Université Concordia), Metro Guy-Concordia

ENTRÉE LIBRE


Tenue à la Faculté des beaux-arts depuis plus de 25 ans, cette exposition donne aux étudiants inscrits à un programme d'arts visuels l'occasion de présenter leurs œuvres dans une galerie professionnelle. De plus, elle présente au public les travaux des artistes contemporains en émergence formés à Concordia, réalisés dans divers médias : photographie, sculpture, dessin, vidéo et installation. Les œuvres sélectionnées illustrent un vaste éventail de préoccupations techniques et esthétiques et révèlent les tendances de l'art contemporain. L'Exposition des étudiants de 1 er cycle est organisée par la Galerie VAV. Les œuvres sont sélectionnées par un comité d'étudiants de 1 er cycle, également chargé de la conception et de l'impression des invitations ainsi que de la préparation des notices biographiques de l'exposition.


CONTACT: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/

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April 15, 2008

Department of Music Presents CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHORUS and CHAMBER CHOIR

April 15
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHORUS - Students conducted by Jean-Sébastien Allaire; works by Stephen Leek (Tunggare), Maurice Duruflé (Ubi caritas), Harry Somers (Two Songs for the Coming of Spring) and Ruth Watson Henderson (The Banks of the Don), among others.

CHAMBER CHOIR - Students conducted by Christopher Jackson, classical repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 16, 2008

Department of Music presents VOCAL JAZZ REPERTOIRE

April 16
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Jeri Brown, jazz repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 17, 2008

Department of Music presents JAZZ IMPROVISATION II

April 17
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Charles Ellison, jazz repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 18, 2008

Montreal as Palimpsest:  Architecture, Community, Change

A conference exploring Montreal’s architectural history presented by the Department of Art History.

Friday, April 18
1 – 7:30 p.m.
Canadian Centre for Architecture
Shaughnessy House, 1920 rue Baile

Graduate students in Concordia University’s Department of Art History have chosen 13 distinct sites in Montreal to explore the many layers of the city’s development, from the early seigneurial system to neighbourhood projects in present-day Montreal.  The Canadian Centre for Architecture opened its archives for the PhD students and the result is a one-day conference where the papers will be delivered (in English, with bilingual questions and answer period).  The conference will close at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote address by Guest Speaker Dr. Anne GĂ©rin, Department of Art History, UQAM.  The event is free and the public is welcome.

The conference organizers acknowledge the support of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for the Study of Canadian Art and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

http://www.canadianartinstitute.org/conf08_palimpsest

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The Department of Contemporary Dance holds 2008/09 Auditions

April 18, 19 and 20 (by appointment)
All candidates must fill in the pre-audition questionnaire found on the Admissions page http://dance.concordia.ca/Admission.html and send it directly to the Department. For more information please contact Hilary Scuffell, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Contemporary Dance at (514) 848-4740 or via email dance@concordia.ca

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Department of Music presents BIG BAND

April 18
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Dave Turner, jazz repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 21, 2008

Department of Music presents KATHERINE LACH, PIANO

April 21
4 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

KATHERINE LACH, PIANO, student of Anna Szpilberg.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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Department of Music presents JENNNIFER ARSENAULT, PIANO

April 21
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

JENNNIFER ARSENAULT, PIANO, student of Anna Szpilberg.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 22, 2008

Department of Music presents COLLEEN BARTLEY, SOPRANO

April 22
3 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

COLLEEN BARTLEY, SOPRANO, student of Beverly McGuire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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Department of Music presents YANGFANG ZHY, PIANO

April 22
4 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

YANGFANG ZHY, PIANO, student of Yaron Ross.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 23, 2008

Department of Music presents COMPOSITION CONCERT

April 23
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Performances of original student compositions.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 24, 2008

Concordia University Department of Music presents CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

April 24
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students of Gregory Chaverdian, classical repertoire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 29, 2008

Department of Music presents IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE

April 29
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Students directed by Roddy Ellias.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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April 30, 2008

Department of Design and Computation Arts presents End of Studies Show THIS SIDE UP

April 30 – May 5
Wednesday to Friday, 12 noon – 9 p.m.
Saturday to Monday, 12 noon – 5 p.m.
Vernissage: Thursday, May 1, 6 – 9 p.m.
3520 St-Jacques Street (Metro Lionel-Groulx)
Everyone welcome. Free of charge.

THIS SIDE UP presents the graphic, object, and multimedia works of design students who are completing their studies at Concordia University in 2008. A broad range of design approaches, interests, and concerns are shown. The exhibition reflects upon the transition between university and post-university life, and the act of presentation within a gallery environment.
Visit: http://graduationshow.concordia.ca

Le DĂ©partement de Design et arts numĂ©riques prĂ©sente l’Exposition de fin d’études THIS SIDE UP

30 avril au 5 mai
mercredi au vendredi de 12h00 Ă  21h00
samedi au lundi de 12h00 Ă  17h00
Vernissage : jeudi, 1 mai de 18h00 Ă  21h00
3520, rue St-Jacques (MĂ©tro Lionel-Groulx)
Entrée libre.

Le Département de design et arts numériques aborde tous les aspects culturels et prospectifs reliés au design contemporain. Le programme de Design se concentre principalement sur les traditions de l'image, la conception d'objets et l'utilisation des médias informatisés dans la pratique du design, tout en mettant l'accent sur l'étude de la culture matérielle. Le programme intÚgre les technologies numériques dans le processus créatif.
Info : http://graduationshow.concordia.ca

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Department of Music presents JOANNA DEMPSTER, SOPRANO

April 30
5 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

JOANNA DEMPSTER, SOPRANO, student of Beverly McGuire.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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Department of Music presents CATHLEEN GINGRICH, SOPRANO

April 30
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

CATHLEEN GINGRICH, SOPRANO, student of Jocelyne Fleury.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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May 02, 2008

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema presents 35th Annual Film Festival

May 2 - 8, with screenings at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. daily
Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Park Ave.
A showcase of the finest films and animations from Concordia University’s Cinema Program 2007/2008.
For full program information visit http://cinema.concordia.ca, or call Cinéma Du Parc on (514) 281-1900.

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May 04, 2008

Hitting the High Notes Benefit Concert

Sunday, May 4
Concert: 4 – 6 pm
Gala Dinner: 6:30 pm
Théùtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
175 Ste. Catherine Street West

The fourth annual Hitting the High Notes benefit concert promises an evening of enchanting music by Bernstein, Delibes, Handel, Mozart, Offenback, Rossini and Strauss. Four internationally acclaimed soloists will perform: sopranos Renée Fleming and Diana Damrau, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and tenor Matthew Polenzani. They will be accompanied by the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

All proceeds from the benefit concert will support Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and the Orchestre MĂ©tropolitain du Grand MontrĂ©al.

Concert Tickets: $75 and $50 – Call 514-842-2112 (Place des Arts)
Concert: $200 ($160 tax receipt) and Concert and gala dinner: $3,000 ($2,520 tax receipt) – Call 514-848-2424 ext. 4397 or 1-888-777-3330

$20 Student tickets also available, by reservation, at 514-848-2424 ext. 4397 or 1-888-777-3330 visit http://highnotes.concordia.ca/2008/tickets/
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May 05, 2008

Department of Music presents ANNA BONNEL, PIANO

May 5
5 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

ANNA BONNEL, PIANO, student of Gregory Chaverdian.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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May 06, 2008

Department of Music presents CHRISTIAN GIRARD, PIANO

RE-SCHEDULED TO MAY 28 AT 7:30 P.M

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

CHRISTIAN GIRARD, PIANO, student of Gregory Chaverdian.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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May 09, 2008

Department of Music presents CLAIRE HAFNER, SOPRANO

May 9
3 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

CLAIRE HAFNER, SOPRANO, student of Adrienne Savoie.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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Department of Music presents AMELIA LAKOFF, SOPRANO

May 9 CANCELLED
5 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

AMELIA LAKOFF, SOPRANO, student of Colette Boky.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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Concordia University Department of Music presents CAROLINE LOUIS, PIANO

May 9
7:30 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

CAROLINE LOUIS, PIANO, student of Gregory Chaverdian.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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May 12, 2008

Department of Music presents KATARYNA MUSIAL, PIANO

May 12
7:30 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

KATARYNA MUSIAL, PIANO, student of Anna Szpilberg.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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May 15, 2008

The Centre for the Arts in Human Development presents It’s a Wonderful World

May 15
7:30 p.m.
D.B. Clarke Theatre
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Tickets: $15

It’s a Wonderful World is a presentation involving music and drama performed by the participants at the Faculty of Fine Arts’ Centre for the Arts in Human Development, a creative arts therapies centre for adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs. The performance culminates a three-year research project exploring a research performance method called ethnodrama, where individuals re-create personal experiences to express their feelings and personal circumstances and to foster better understanding of their lives and challenges. This production theatrically expresses the voices of the participants about such themes as “Family and Friends”, “Romance, Love and Marriage”, “Stigma and Name-Calling”, and “Desire for Independence and Dreams”.

To book seats, first come-first served, please call Jocelyn at 514-848-8616 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Matralab presents McGill Digital Orchestra

May 15
6 – 8 p.m.
Hexagram Black Box, Concordia University
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West, EV S3-845 (use Entrance @ Mackay/Ste. Catherine and go down the stairwell to the bottom)
Free admission.

The Faculty of Fine Arts’ research space for inter-x art, Matralab, in a first collaboration with the Digital Composition Studio at the McGill Schulich School of Music, presents an exciting encounter with new digital instruments for live-music. The presentation will demonstrate new means of controlling sound in performance and include:

- the development of digital musical instruments; hardware; software; our digital instruments, in context;
- team interaction and the interdisciplinary approach; developing playing technique; "entry-fee" versus virtuosity; developing a robust interface; musical notation; and,
- composing interactive-electronics; sounds; compositional structure; poetics.

This presentation may be of interest to traditional singers/instrumentalists of all genres and electroacoustic musicians, and also to artists interested in collaborating with musicians or using sound in their work. At the end of the lecture-demonstration and discussion, the audience will be able to manipulate and play with the instruments.

Info: www.matralab.hexagram.ca

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Creative Arts Therapies 25th Anniversary Reunion

The Concordia University Alumni Association and Advancement and Alumni Relations cordially invite the graduates of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies to join in the celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Thursday, May 15, 2008
Reception
5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Engineering, Computer Science & Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 Ste. Catherine St. W., 11th floor

Performance
7:30 p.m.
DB Clarke Theatre
Henry F. Hall Building
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

As creative arts therapists, teachers and artists of the Creative Art Therapies alumni family, graduates have contributed to the creative application of the arts as therapeutic tools.

This event will be a unique opportunity to network, reunite with former classmates and teachers, and commemorate the Creative Art Therapies department with Art Therapy pioneer Beth Robinson and Drama Therapy pioneer Barbara McKay at a reception in honour of the alumni.

The evening will conclude with a special performance by the participants from the Centre for Arts in Human Development at the DB Clarke Theatre.

Register by May 8, 2008, online or call 514-848-2424, ext. 4397.

For more information about this reunion, contact Linda Rice, Alumni Officer, Fine Arts, at lrice@alcor.concordia.ca or 514-848-2424, ext. 4261.

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May 20, 2008

Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery (FOFA Gallery) presents Izhizkawe: To Leave Tracks to a Certain Place

May 20 – June 14
Finissage: June 12, 7 - 8 p.m.
Gallery hours:  Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Last (chance) Saturday, June 14 only, 12 to 4 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
Note: VAV Gallery, 1395 RenĂ© LĂ©vesque Blvd. W. VA-033, will host a Concordia Aboriginal student exhibition from June 2 – 14 (Finissage June 12, 5 - 6 pm).
Visit: http://www.vavgallery.com/

Concordia’s First Nations and MĂ©tis alumni have collectively combined innovative practice with a strong commitment to their diverse communities, using aesthetic expression as a tool for decolonization, activism and healing. The title Izhizkawe alludes to the tracks left by each individual graduate, creating a path for those who have followed.

The exhibition, organized by Dr. Sherry Farrell-Racette (Associate Professor, Art History) [delete - with the assistance of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective,] will be presented in conjunction with the annual Land InSights First Peoples’ Festival (Terres en Vues), http://www.nativelynx.qc.ca/en/index.html

CONTACT: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/
514-848-2424 ext. 7962 and the http://www.vavgallery.com/

Si le nombre d'artistes autochtones inscrits à la Faculté des beaux-arts de l'Université est demeuré relativement bas au fil des ans, le flot constant de diplÎmés-es et de commissaires autochtones formés à Concordia a fortement influencé l'art et la conservation au Canada et à l'étranger. Du collectif montréalais Nation to Nation formé à la fin des années 1990 jusqu'aux expositions révolutionnaires telles que Indigena, les diplÎmés-es autochtones de Concordia ont su combiner pratiques novatrices et engagement actif au sein de leurs diverses communautés grùce à l'expression esthétique utilisée en tant qu'outil de décolonisation, de militantisme et de ressourcement.
Le titre, Izhizkawe , fait allusion à la marque laissée par chaque diplÎmé qui trace alors la voie pour ceux et celles qui suivront. Organisée par Sherry Farrell Racette, professeure agrégée au Département d'histoire de l'art, en collaboration avec le Collectif des conservateurs autochtones, l'exposition sera présentée en marge du festival annuel des peuples autochtones de l'organisme Terres en vues. http://www.nativelynx.qc.ca/en/index.html


CONTACT: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/

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May 23, 2008

Department of Music presents ANNIE HSU, PIANO

RE-SCHEDULED TO MAY 28 AT 5 P.M

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

ANNIE HSU, PIANO, student of Gregory Chaverdian.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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Department of Music presents WEI TU, PIANO

May 23
5 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

WEI TU, PIANO, student of Anna Szpilberg.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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Department of Music presents CHUCK HOBSON, GUITAR

May 23
7:30 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

CHUCK HOBSON, GUITAR, student of Daniel Bolshoy.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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May 28, 2008

Department of Music presents CHRISTIAN GIRARD, PIANO

RE-SCHEDULED TO MAY 28 AT 7:30 P.M

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

CHRISTIAN GIRARD, PIANO, student of Gregory Chaverdian.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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Department of Music presents ANNIE HSU, PIANO

RE-SCHEDULED TO MAY 28 AT 5 P.M

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke Street West

ANNIE HSU, PIANO, student of Gregory Chaverdian.

Tickets available at the door only: $5 general admission, free for students with ID.
Box office hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30. The box office is open during the week in Room SC01-10, outside the concert hall building and down the stairs. The box office in the atrium will open one hour before each event.

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June 02, 2008

In your Footsteps

An exhibition of works by Concordia’s First Nations students presented by the VAV Gallery

June 2 – 13
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Finissage: June 12, 5 – 6 p.m.
VAV Gallery
1395 RenĂ© LĂ©vesque Blvd. West, VA – 033
Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Concordia’s Aboriginal students are aware of the legacy of the Aboriginal students who have gone before them, including the artists featured in the Aboriginal alumni exhibition at the FOFA Gallery entitled Izhizkawe: To Leave Tracks to a Certain Place. Curated by Laurie Filgiano and Amber Berson, In your Footsteps is a multi-media exhibition, including film, print, drawing, photography and paintings on plexi-glass and features the works of the following students:

Shannon Letandre
Jobena Petonoquot
Walter Scott
Jonathan Mark Igloliorte
Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo
Jean-Francois LaLumiere

Info: http://www.vavgallery.com

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June 13, 2008

Centre for the Arts in Human Development presents Once Upon a Midsummer Night

June 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.
F.C. Smith Auditorium
Loyola Campus, Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
General Admission: $15 (Friday) / $20 (Saturday – includes reception following performance)

Once Upon a Midsummer Night is a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play performed by the participants at the Faculty of Fine Arts’ Centre for the Arts in Human Development, a creative arts therapies centre for adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs. The show’s director/writer is Mira Rozenberg, a graduate of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies’ Master’s program in Drama Therapy. A number of students from the departments of Theatre, Music and Contemporary Dance are working with Mira and the performers, whose roles have been creatively adapted to suit their needs and skills.

Proceeds from this event support the Centre’s programs. Private donations are warmly welcomed.

For tickets and further information, please contact Jocelyn Saulnier at 514-848-8616.

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June 18, 2008

Faculty of Fine Arts Sixth Annual Graduating Students Exhibition

VERNISSAGE:
June 18, 6 - 8 p.m. in the VAV Gallery

EXHIBITION DATES & INFO:

FOFA Gallery:
June 18 – July 4
Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715, Metro Guy-Concordia
http://fofagallery.concordia.ca

VAV Gallery:
June 18 – July 4
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1395 René Lévesque Blvd. West
http://gradshow.concordia.ca

COST:
Free of charge

Please join us for the Sixth Annual Fine Arts Graduating Students' Exhibition series. This exhibition series features both visual and cinematic arts happening in two different locations with forty two Concordia artists participating. This exhibition aims to showcase the exceptional talents of artists from Concordia University who are graduating from our Fine Arts programmes at this time. A Faculty of Fine Arts co-production with the Concordia University Alumni Association, this event remarks the transition of our most notable young artists from students into alumni. The Sixth Annual Graduating Students' Exhibition is a one of a kind event featuring animation, film and every different kind of visual art one can imagine.

This project has been generously supported by the Fine Arts Students Alliance (FASA), the VAV Gallery, FOFA Gallery, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University Fine Arts Alumni Chapter, and the Concordia University Alumni Association. Vernissage sponsored by the Concordia University Alumni Association and the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations.

ARTISTS EXHIBITING AT THE FOFA GALLERY:
Michael Bishop & Stephanie Geracitano, HĂ©lĂšne Brousseau, Patrick Bureau, Kyla Chevrier, Marie-Eve Collette, Julie Couturier, Keren Epstein, Breanna Fabbro, Avalon Fotheringham, Neely Gondiodsky, Newsha Hamidi, Nicholas Steven Hoban, Josie-Anne Lemieux, Gabriela Ana Lim, Yen-Chao Lin, Kristen McCrea, Raed Moussa, Linda Ross, Celia Perrin Sidarous, Gabriela Nunez Silva, Nicola Tibbetts, Jim Verburg, Ben Williamson, Karin Zuppiger

ARTISTS EXHIBITING AT THE VAV GALLERY:
Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Diane Dubeau, Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty, Lara Kaluza, Ann-Lisa Kissi, Marc Knowles, Naomi Lasry, Natalie Leblanc, Janine-Annette Littmann, Caitlin Livingston, Jan Ollner, Magalie Han Hung Pew, Blair Phillips, John Player, Lisa Pietersma, Christine Suarez, Sarah Andrea Tosques, Sara A. Tremblay


Please visit our website for further details: http://gradshow.concordia.ca
Contact: Tricia Middleton, (514) 848-2424 ext: 4701, tricia@alcor.concordia.ca

VERNISSAGE :
Le 18 juin, 18 h Ă  20 h Ă  la Galerie VAV

DATE / HEURES D’OUVERTURE / INFO:

GALERIE FOFA :
Le 18 juin au 4 juillet
lundi Ă  vendredi de 11 h Ă  19 h
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (angle Guy), EV 1-715 (l’UniversitĂ© Concordia), MĂ©tro Guy-Concordia
http://fofagallery.concordia.ca

GALERIE VAV :
Le 18 juin au 4 juillet
lundi Ă  vendredi de 9 h Ă  21 h
1395, boul. René Lévesque O.
http://gradshow.concordia.ca

ENTRÉE LIBRE

À ne pas manquer! Dans le cadre de la sixiĂšme sĂ©rie annuelle d’expositions des finissants en beaux-arts, quarante-deux artistes en arts visuels et art cinĂ©matographique de Concordia prĂ©senteront leurs Ɠuvres dans deux immeubles, Ă  quarte diffĂ©rents

ARTISTES A LA GALERIE FOFA:
Michael Bishop & Stephanie Geracitano, HĂ©lĂšne Brousseau, Patrick Bureau, Kyla Chevrier, Marie-Eve Collette, Julie Couturier, Keren Epstein, Breanna Fabbro, Avalon Fotheringham, Neely Gondiodsky, Newsha Hamidi, Nicholas Steven Hoban, Josie-Anne Lemieux, Gabriela Ana Lim, Yen-Chao Lin, Kristen McCrea, Raed Moussa, Linda Ross, Celia Perrin Sidarous, Gabriela Nunez Silva, Nicola Tibbetts, Jim Verburg, Ben Williamson, Karin Zuppiger

ARTISTES A LA GALERIE VAV:
Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Diane Dubeau, Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty, Lara Kaluza, Ann-Lisa Kissi, Marc Knowles, Naomi Lasry, Natalie Leblanc, Janine-Annette Littmann, Caitlin Livingston, Jan Ollner, Magalie Han Hung Pew, Blair Phillips, John Player, Lisa Pietersma, Christine Suarez, Sarah Andrea Tosques, Sara A. Tremblay


Info: http://gradshow.concordia.ca
Contact: Tricia Middleton, (514) 848-2424 ext: 4701, tricia@alcor.concordia.ca

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July 08, 2008

Concordia Alumni and Faculty Shine at Inaugural Quebec Triennal at MACM

May 24 - September 7, 2008

Concordia graduates and faculty members make up half of the 38 artists selected to display their works at the MusĂ©e d’art contemporain de MontrĂ©al’s first Quebec Triennial exhibit, on view until September 7, 2008.

The Quebec Triennial, which creates a group portrait of Quebec’s contemporary art scene, is one of the largest exhibits in the museum’s history with 135 works on display. It is the first time all the museum’s galleries are devoted to a single show.

The Globe and Mail’s Sarah Milroy wrote on May 31, “Why is Montreal art so strong these days? You have to credit the strong art schools in Montreal
Looking at the CVs of these artists, one sees most them are homegrown talents trained at Concordia University
”

For the list of Concordia artists and more information, visit: http://alumni.concordia.ca/calendar/news/2008/05/23/012918.php and http://macm.org

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Photography Students Featured in McCord Museum’s Open-Air Inspirations

June 19, 2008

For the third summer, the McCord Museum will take over McGill College Avenue, this year showcasing Inspirations, where the Notman Photographic Archives will be displayed with contemporary portraits created by talented young photographers from Concordia University. A fascinating open air event!

Undergraduate Students
Jasmine Bakalarz / VĂ©ronique Ducharme / David Olivier Gascon / Stewart Gerard / Margaret Valary Haines / Julia Inniss / Hanna Kang / Laurie Kang / Lise Latreille / JJ Levine / Shannon Lucky / Andreanne Michon / Erik Osberg / Nazli Sadeghilar / Hyekyong Yun / Zoe Yuristy

Graduate Students
Olga Chagaoutdinova / Darren Ell / Nicholas Steven Hoban / Aydin Matlabi / Yedda Morrison / Meera Margaret Singh

For information, visit: McCord Museum Website and News@Concordia

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July 14, 2008

The Faculty of fine Arts Gallery (FOFA Gallery) presents resents Jake Moore’s Reverse Engineering and Maskull Lasserre’s Recital

July 14 – August 15

Vernissage: July 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Main Gallery and Black Box: Reverse Engineering, the first-ever exhibition of works on paper by installation and intermedia artist, Jake Moore

Tree branches have been central objects in Jake Moore’s practice for several years. Evoking antennae and antlers, they represent both the natural world and a metaphor for a kind of hierarchical “arboreal” learning strategy (as rejected by Deleuze and Guattari). Here, the same branches used in earlier installations have been measured, mapped and charted using the tools available in Concordia’s Hexagram rapid prototyping lab. In a twist of technique, Moore has produced prints instead of wireframe models, thus creating a complex abstract cartography of the skin of the trees.

Vitrines: Recital by Maskull Lasserre

Maskull Lasserre’s work addresses notions of class, culture and crafted artefact and reconsiders the static sculptural objects within traditional gallery space. Lasserre’s sculptures resemble, and function to some degree, as mechanical musical instruments, having a function, a use, or purpose beyond its mute physical properties that implicates the viewer in a moment of apprehension.

For more information, call 514-848-2424 ext. 7962 or visit http://fofagallery.concordia.ca

La galerie de la FacultĂ© des beaux-arts de l’UniversitĂ© Concordia (Galerie FOFA) :

Du 14 juillet au 15 août 2008

Vernissage : le 17 juillet, 18 h 00 Ă  20 h 00

lundi Ă  vendredi de 11 h 00 Ă  19 h 00
1515, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (angle Guy), EV 1-715 (l’UniversitĂ© Concordia), Metro Guy-Concordia
ENTRÉE LIBRE

Salle principale et sale de projection:

Jake Moore travaille Ă  partir d’images de la nature qu’elle voit comme une rĂ©flexion silencieuse sur la culture occidentale. Son nouveau projet, RĂ©troingĂ©nierie, propose une vision mĂ©taphorique et abstraite de branches d’arbre, numĂ©risĂ©es en 3D et reprĂ©sentĂ©es en tant qu’objets mĂ©diateurs laissĂ©s Ă  la libre interprĂ©tation du visiteur. Au centre de la galerie, un socle Ă©voque la trace des branches originales, sortes d’ombres tout aussi reprĂ©sentatives que les images indiciaires posĂ©es au mur.

Vitrines :

L’Ɠuvre de Maskull Lasserre explore les notions de classe, de culture et d’artefacts transmuĂ©s par l’artiste, et revisite les objets sculpturaux statiques exposĂ©s dans l’espace traditionnel des galeries d’art. Ressemblant Ă  des instruments de musique mĂ©caniques, fonctionnant presque de la mĂȘme maniĂšre, ses sculptures ont une fonction, un usage ou un objet qui transcendent leur mutisme intrinsĂšque et interpellent le visiteur dans sa recherche d’apprĂ©hension de l’Ɠuvre.

Contact : 514-848-2424, poste 7962 ou visitez http://fofagallery.concordia.ca

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September 18, 2008

Art as Witness: Art, Art Therapy and Trauma Resolution Conference

September 18-20, 2008
Le Nouvel HĂŽtel
1740 René-Lévesque Blvd. West

In Canada’s first-ever conference about trauma and the arts, researchers, practitioners, artists, and students will gather to create an interdisciplinary dialogue about the witnessing function of art created in a time of trauma or during its aftermath, and the role of the creative arts therapies to overcome trauma.  Dr. JosĂ©e Leclerc at the Department of Creative Arts Therapies is organizing the conference in partnership with the Art Therapy Association of Quebec (AATQ) and the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA).

Visit the conference website
http://joseeleclerc.concordia.ca/artaswitness

Find out more
Dr. Josée Leclerc, Concordia Featured Researcher

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September 23, 2008

Department of Art History presents a public lecture by Jerry Zaslove, Professor emeritus, Humanities and English, Simon Fraser University

Part of the 2008 - 2009 Speaking of Photography lecture series

Mindfulness Toward Memory in Four Photographic Objects, or How Benjamin’s Objects Speak to Us

Tuesday, 23 September, at 6:30 p.m.
1515 Ste-Catherine Street West, EV-1.605
Metro Guy-Concordia.
Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

Jerry Zaslove will trace the line of Walter Benjamin’s demystifications of violence and memory from several of his meditations in “Berlin Childhood” around 1900 through the “Critique of Violence” to “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproducibility” in order to show the continuity of his thought about art as form of reality that speaks to us as both object and dialectical image of that reality.

Jerry Zaslove is Professor emeritus of Humanities at Simon Fraser University where he was the founding director of the Institute for the Humanities and the Prague Field School. He is a consulting editor for West Coast Line. His recent publications include “Talking Through: This Space Around Four Pictures by Jeff Wall,” a dialogue with Glen Lowry in Locating Memory: Photographic Acts Berghahn Books, (2006); “Geological Poetics” in Unfinished Business, Photographing Vancouver Streets, 1955-1985 (West Coast Line Books, 2006); and “The Reparation of Dead Souls – Siegfried Kracauer’s Archimedean Exile,” in Exile, Science and Bildung (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2005). The topics of his writings and lectures range from literary modernism to public education and literacy, while his research on photography considers neighborhood mapping projects, as well as works by Alex Morrison and Jeff Wall.

Speaking of Photography is organized by the Department of Art History and made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor. The 2008-2009 series is also supported by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art; the Special Individualized Programs, School of Graduate Studies, Concordia University; /Ciel Variable/ magazine and ChĂąteau Versailles Hotel.


All lectures take place at 1515 Ste-Catherine Street West, EV-1.605.
The series continues with:

Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.
William A. Ewing, Director, MusĂ©e de l’ElysĂ©e, Lausanne, Switzerland – Jack’s True Calling

Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Edwards, Professor and Senior Research Fellow, University of the Arts London – ‘Unblushing Realism’ and the Threat of the Pictorial: Photography, Evidence and the Problem of Style

Monday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.
John Raeburn, Professor of American Studies and English, University of Iowa – Tradition and Modernity in Ben Shahn’s American Scene, 1938

Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Carol Williams
Associate Professor, Tier II, Canada Research Chair in Feminism & Gender Studies, Trent University – Puncturing History’s Blindness


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September 26, 2008

The Faculty of fine Arts Gallery (FOFA Gallery) presents four concurrent exhibitions


Jane Tingley, Untitled, 2008

September 2 – 26

Vernissage: September 11, 6 – 8 p.m.

Jane Tingley Plant (iPod) Installation
Mark Clintberg – Recovering Agnostic
Laura St.Pierre – Model Dome
Griffith Aaron BakerResidual Geoscapes

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Main Gallery: Jane Tingley – Untitled plant (iPod) Project (pictured above)

Concordia graduate Jane Tingley presents an installation that explores the active relationship between the gallery space, its objects and its audience. Using plants, prosthetics, sensors and speakers, the sounds in this installation will change as it detects the presence of its viewer. The overall effect of a “living space” is created through the sculptural objects that fill the space with the sound of breathing. Growth, materiality, technology, nature and the body are synthesized.

Projection Gallery: Mark Clintberg - Recovering Agnostic

Organized by Concordia University Art History graduate student, Mark Clintberg, this program of recent video by young Canadian artists addresses the problematics of confessional, persuasive or emotive displays in art making. The title describes an ambivalence: one can recover and reclaim satisfaction with the unknowable [agnosis] or be in a state of healing or escape from the potential void offered by disbelief. Here, the idea of agnosticism applies outside spiritual credence, and describes a condition in an audience who finds it impossible to fully determine the sincerity of an artist's emotional performance. The works in this show attempt to persuade using belief, hope and emotion as they set up scenarios of performance that are simulations by their nature.

Vitrines: Griffith Aaron Baker and Laura St.Pierre

Griffirth Aaron Baker will exhibit a large-scale freestanding sculpture that, fashioned principally from plastic bottle caps, forms an examination of bottled water through the three largest manufacturers, Evian, Pepsi and Coca Cola. Baker's work is intended to entice the viewer to re-evaluate what they interact with on a daily basis; consumerism, the media, and the corporation's role in the control and mass-waste epidemic of North American culture.

Laura St. Pierre will create a site-specific installation in the FOFA vitrines, comprising a landscape of small dwellings assembled from materials culled from Concordia's recycling and waste management programs. Drawing from the languages of vernacular architecture, interior design, and abstraction, St.Pierre's installations explore the absurdity and contradictions of Western materialism and excess. www.laurastpierre.ca

For more information, call 514-848-2424 ext. 7962 or visit fofagallery.concordia.ca

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September 27, 2008

Fine Arts Bienvenue

Please join FASA, the Dean of Fine Arts, the Art Matters Festival, Café X, Fine Arts Reading Room and VAV Gallery for a series of outstanding Fine Arts Orientation events. Free food and drinks paired with enjoyable sights and sounds will be presented alongside all the information students will need to make for an excellent school year in Concordia Fine Arts.

Featuring:

Dean’s Welcome BBQ
Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 4 to 7pm
VA Courtyard (SGW) 1395 Rene Levesque West
Free BBQ and relaxing beverages, featuring live dj sets and other enjoyments, Feat: DJ Wilson Heart

High Performance Picnic IV
Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 4 to 7pm
TJ Lawn (LOY) 7315 Terrebonne
Free picnic treats and relaxing beverages, featuring live music and other enjoyments, Feat: Jazz Ensemble lead by Dominic Desjardins

All That Glitters Also Glows Wine and Cheese
Thursday, September 18th 2008, 5 to 7pm
6th floor EV Building (SGW) 1515 Sainte Catherine West
Selected Montreal artist-run centres converge to provide students all the info they need to make their way in the Montreal art scene

FOFA Gallery workshop, Restorientation 101
Saturday, September 20th, 2008, 2 to 5pm
FOFA Gallery, EV Building (SGW) 1515 Sainte Catherine West
Restore. Reorient. Restructure. The FOFA Gallery is inviting students entering their first year in any program at Concordia University to experience our September show and the RESTORIENTATION 101 workshop. Get to know fellow first year students over refreshments; orient yourself to the FOFA Gallery; experience an artist talk with Jane Tingley; and join our RESTORIENTATION 101 workshop, where you will be sent out into the Concordia campus, equipped with disposable cameras (feel free to bring a digital camera along if you have access to one) and a toolkit of materials. You will find a part of the campus that you would like to improve, alter and interact with. You will be invited to make an artistic intervention and to take photo documentation of this. Participants will be welcomed to share their experiences with fellow first year students and will receive a copy of their photographs. This workshop is for 1st year undergraduates ONLY. Students may reserve space in this workshop now by contacting Tricia Middleton at: tricia@alcor.concordia.ca

Art Crawl, Performing Arts Edition
Saturday, September 27th 2008, 12noon to 5pm,
Kicking off at the TJ Building (LOY) 7315 Terrebonne
Tour highlights will include: Place des Arts, Studio 303, Geordie Productions, MAI Centre, Casa del Popolo, Mainline Theatre, Tangente

Art Crawl, Visual Arts Edition
Saturday, September 27th 2008 12noon to 5pm
Kicking off at the VAV Gallery (SGW) 1395 Rene Levesque West
Tour highlights will include: Ellen Gallery, MMFA, MACM, Belgo Building, 460 Building, many galleries on the plateau

Performing Arts workshop w/ local performer (TBA)
Thursday, October 16th, 2008 date and time TBA'
To find out more, email Cam and Sam at: fasa@alcor.concordia.ca

FASA’s 2008 Bienvenue has been generously sponsored by the New Student Programme’s Community Orientation Initiative, the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, the Art Matters Festival, Fine Arts Reading Room and VAV Gallery.

You can check the FASA website here for more updates: http://fasa.concordia.ca/orientation_08.htm

In addition to these events, expect more Faculty-wide Fine Arts information mingling sessions to come in November and well into 2009.

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September 30, 2008

An Evening With Michael Snow

Presented by The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.
J.A de Sève Theatre J.W. McConnell Library Building, Concordia University 1400 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

Acclaimed Canadian artist Michael Snow will introduce and talk with the audience about three cinematic works:

Wavelength (1967)

WVLNT. Wavelength for Those Who Don’t Have the Time (1967/2003)

SSHTOORRTY (2005)

The astonishingly varied and prolific output of Canadian artist Michael Snow spans over fifty years, including a decade in New York during which he expanded his practice from painting and sculpture to experimental film and photography. Impossible to categorize, Michael Snow has worked at the leading edge of virtually all media, including sound and holography, in parallel with his performances and recordings as an improvisational musician.

There are, in the history of film, a very few artists whose work, in its radical purity and incisiveness strikes one as paradigmatic 
 Among them is Michael Snow, whose Wavelength, some four years old, is now a celebrated film, a turning point for many in the history of the medium as in the maker’s own development.

Annette Michelson, “Toward Snow,” 1971

AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL SNOW has been organized by the Department of Art History, with the generous support of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University, the Concordia University Research Chair in Film Studies, and the ChĂąteau Versailles Hotel.

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October 07, 2008

The Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) Gallery presents two concurrent exhibitions:

Vitrines: Crossing Cultures: Images of Norman Bethune in China
Main Gallery: Rearranging Desires: Curating the ‘Other' Within

October 6 – 31
Vernissage: October 17, 6 - 8 p.m.

Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.
http://fofagallery.concordia.ca 514-848-2424 ext.7962

Canadian surgeon, Dr. Norman Bethune, is the subject of many events and celebrations throughout the City of Montreal during 2008 and 2009. His personal legacies of discovery, political conviction and international outreach are exemplified in these two concurrent exhibitions.

In the vitrines, journalistic photographs, reproductions of posters and an especially commissioned bust from the People's Republic of China illustrate the lasting homage to Bethune in his adopted homeland from his arrival there in 1938 to the present. Crossing Cultures: Images of Norman Bethune in China is curated by Art History professor Catherine MacKenzie.

In the main gallery, four Montreal-based Canadian artists of Asian descent who graduated from Concordia University explore global and local perceptions about Asian culture and heritage: Ayesha Hameed (MFA student (Open Media) and Design & Computation Arts Graduate Certificate 07), Karen Tam (BFA 00), Chih-Chien Wang (MFA 05) and Mary Sui Yee Wong (MFA 03). The curator of Rearranging Desires: Curating the ‘Other' Within is Art History professor Alice Ming Wai Jim.

In conjunction with the exhibitions, curators MacKenzie and Jim are presenting concurrent symposia on October 18 entitled Norman Bethune and Visual Culture(s) and Rearranging Desires: About Culturally-Specific Work.

For more information on the City of Montreal’s year of celebration, visit the Homage to Norman Bethune 1890 – 1939 website

The exhibitions and symposia are made possible through the cooperation of The Embassy of the People's Republic of China, The Ministry of Culture and The Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, and the support of Power Corporation of Canada, Diane and Salvatore Guerrera and family, Mary Ann Beckett-Baxter Memorial Fund, the McCord Museum, assisted by the Aubin Foundation, and Concordia University’s Gail & Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Department of Art History and Faculty of Fine Arts.

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The Department of Art History presents The 2008 Mary Ann Beckett-Baxter Memorial Lecture: Jamelie Hassan: Answerable Participant : "I-for-the other”

Saturday, October 18
10 – 11 a.m.

1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-615 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

http://fofagallery.concordia.ca

514-848-2424 ext.5376

With her lecture, Answerable Participant : "I-for-the other", award-winning Canadian visual artist and curator Jamelie Hassan will open two symposia taking place conjointly at Concordia University on October 18: Rearranging Desires: About Culturally-Specific Work and Norman Bethune and Visual Culture(s). The symposia, which address such issues as Bethune’s own “revolutionary “ ideas on art and the role of art-making in society as well as the notion of culturally-specific (particularly Asian) exhibitions in North America, are presented in conjunction with the City of Montreal’s year-long series of events and celebrations during 2008-09 in homage to Canadian surgeon Norman Bethune.

Based in London, Ontario, Hassan is well-known for her deeply provocative artistic and curatorial projects on issues of cultural representation. Her numerous awards include the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2001.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., immediately following the lecture, two related exhibitions can be viewed in the FOFA Gallery across the hall. In Crossing Cultures: Images of Norman Bethune in China, posters and statues from the People’s Republic of China illustrate the lasting homage to Bethune in his adopted homeland from his death in 1939 to the present. In Rearranging Desires: Curating the ‘Other' Within, four Montreal-based Canadian artists of Asian descent who graduated from Concordia University explore global and local perceptions about Asian culture and heritage.

This lecture is presented with the generous support of the Mary Ann Beckett-Baxter Memorial Fund.

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Textiles Unlimited, a colloquium of the 21st Entretiens Jacques-Cartier

Tuesday, October 7, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Marché Bonsecours, Ville-Marie Room
350, St-Paul East

Prominent speakers from Europe, Canada and the United States will discuss groundbreaking initiatives in fibres and textiles to a broad audience of entrepreneurs, researchers, industry specialists, artists and students at the Marché Bonsecours.

Held during Expo Hightex, this scientific Colloquium is the result of an international collaboration between Concordia's Faculty of Fine Arts, Hexagram, CTT Group, Techtera (Lyon), and ITECH (Lyon). The latest developments in the following four themes will be presented:

- Textiles and security/safety
- Textiles and sustainable development
- Textiles and health/sports
- Textiles in the arts and cultural industries

The Colloquium is an unparalleled opportunity for enterprise/university collaborations and will feature presentations by Fine Arts researchers Joanna Berzowska and Barbara Layne. The event will close with a special presentation by the Cirque du Soleil featuring their innovative use of textiles over the years.

Information/program: http://ejc2008.concordia.ca/textilesunlimited

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October 24, 2008

TEACHING FOOD CULTURE: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

The Food Culture Group
of The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Food and Culture,
Concordia University

Invites you to a bring-your-own brown bag lunch
on Friday, 24 October 2008
11:30, Library Building rm. LB 671-1

SPEAKERS

Norma Joseph
(Religion)
The Study of Food and Religion

Satoshi Ikeda
(Sociology/Anthropology)
Making Students Uncomfortable:
Challenging Food Culture in
Undergraduate Globalization Courses

Christine Jourdan
(Sociology/Anthropology)
Anthropology and the Study of Food

Jessica Mudry
(General Studies Unit)
Discourses of Food and Nutrition


DESSERT WILL BE PROVIDED

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October 26, 2008

Speak Out!

Music Performances by
hip hop artist Tu Three (23)
and his DJ and punk band Without Will

Sunday, October 26, 8 p.m.
Le Caigibi, 5490 boul. St-Laurent
Pay as you can. Everyone welcome.


This fun and provocative night of socially-engaged music performances has been organized to promote community discussion about issues of cultural tolerance in Quebec in acknowledgment of the one-year anniversary of the beginnings of the Reasonable Accommodation hearings.

Organized by Concordia Art History Graduate Students.
Sponsored by QPIRG Concordia and other partners.
Contact info: amberberson@yahoo.ca
http://fofagallery.concordia.ca

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October 28, 2008

CONTREBANDE/CONTRABAND



Visual Arts vs Electroacoustic FRANÇOIS LALUMIÈRE ADAM DAVIDSON

In collaboration with Emily Maturo, Megan Schwartz, Andris Brazus.

GALERIE VAV GALLERY>
Oct. 27 – Nov. 7
Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening:  Tues., Oct. 28, 6 - 8 p.m.
1395 René Lévesque Blvd. West
VA BUILDING 033
514.848.2424 EXT 7956
vav@alcor.concordia.ca
http://vavgallery.com


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October 29, 2008

ETIENNE ZACK

Presented by the Studio Arts Visiting Artists Program & Painting and Drawing.

ARTIST TALK
Wednesday, October 29
12:30 pm
Room VA 323
Visual Arts Building,
1395 René-Lévesque West

2005 RBC Painting Competition winner and critically acclaimed painter Etienne Zack will present his work. "Known for his wild palette and crunching of form, history
and realities within the picture plane, Etienne Zack's work explores the physical act of art making. He does so through the use or re-interpretation of fictitious possibilities and iconic symbols - specifically those of the painter as a centre piece i.e., paint, brushes, theoretical books, canvasses, and scenes from the studio. Zack's paintings feature staged sculpture-like scenes from the artist's studio and frequently reference well
known historical paintings taken up in historical and contemporary critical debates. Essentially, he constructs his imagery by thinking the artist as mythical isolated subject while rendering the tropes of art history analysis as conceptual devices."

Etienne Zack graduated from Emily Carr Institute in 2000 with a diploma in Fine arts and attended Concordia University between 1996 and 1997. His work has been shown extensively in Canada and internationally including solo exhibitions in Norway; London, UK; Madrid, Spain; New York, New York; Toronto; Vancouver; and Montreal. Recent Canadian exhibitions include The Quebec Triennial at the Musee d'Art Contemporain and a survey exhibition at the Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto. Zack's work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada and The Musee de Beaux Arts among others.

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November 04, 2008

The Department of Art History presents a public lecture by Elizabeth Edwards, Professor and Senior Research Fellow, University of the Arts London

‘Unblushing Realism’ and the Threat of the Pictorial: Photography, Evidence and the Problem of Style

A lecture in the Speaking of Photography series
Tuesday, November 4
6:30 p.m.
1515 Ste-Catherine Street West, EV-1.605 Metro Guy-Concordia.
Admission is free. Everyone welcome.


G. Druce, Cobham Lingfield Tomb, detail, 1905. Courtesy of the Surrey History Centre.


Drawing on new research, Elizabeth Edwards explores the aesthetic, material, and social values that informed the 19th- and early 20th-century photographic survey movement in Britain – the recording of historical buildings, landscapes, and customs. At the core of this movement was a debate about the nature and purpose of photography itself at a period of both social change and the expansion of photographic practice.

Elizabeth Edwards is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts, London (LCC). She was previously curator of photographs at Pitt Rivers Museum and Lecturer in Visual Anthropology, University of Oxford. Her publications include Raw Histories: Photographs, Anthropology and Museums (2001), and numerous co-edited collections, including Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture (2006).

Speaking of Photography is organized by the Department of Art History, Concordia University, and made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor. The 2008-09 series is also supported by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art; the Special Individualized Programs, School of Graduate Studies, Concordia University; Ciel Variable magazine; and ChĂąteau Versailles Hotel.

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November 06, 2008

The Inner Space/The Outer Place

Presented by the Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) Gallery.

In the vitrines
Vernissage: Nov. 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715, Metro Guy-Concordia
Free of charge. Everyone welcome

The Inner Space/The Outer Place highlights the diversity and richness of community partnerships forged by Art Education students and alumni, from the creation of privacy panels in a homeless mission to the exploration of photography, narrative writing and oral history as a means for young people to tell their stories. Featured artists include:
• Carol Beer
• Miriam Davidson
• Martine Galarneau
• Janette Haggar
• Natalie LeBlanc
• Lynn Millette
• Adriana Oliveira
• Hyo-Min Park
• Katherine Rochon

The exhibition will be held in tandem with the Canadian Society for Education through Art Annual Conference (Nov. 6 – 8), co-hosted by Concordia and McGill universities.

The conference provides an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the achievements of Concordia’s Department of Art Education to visiting scholars and art educators from across North America (http://www.csea-scea.ca/confNat.htm)
For further information: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca or 514-848-2424 ext.7962

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HIV and TB: Southern Africa’s Fatal Combination by Winstone Zulu, PWA activist, Zambia

The 16th Annual Concordia University Community HIV/AIDS Lecture Series

Thursday, November 6
6 - 8 p.m.

SGW Campus, Room H - 110
Henry F. Hall Building 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Winstone Zulu is an AIDS and tuberculosis activist from Zambia who speaks at conferences all over the world. Living HIV positive for the past 18 years, he was the first to come out openly as HIV+ in Zambia. As a subject in Stephanie Nolen’s book, 28 stories of AIDS in Africa, he has inspired people around the world through his involvement in conferences, documentaries and books. His lecture will touch on his fierce activism throughout the years for health and governmental agencies to recognize the tight connection between TB and HIV.

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Changing Connections, Communities and Contexts:

A research symposium on art education, visual/consumer culture, and related issues

November 6 - 8
Department of Art Education
1515 Ste. Catherine St. West, EV 2-619

YOU ARE INVITED to join scholars, artists and educators from across Canada and the U.S. for a wide-ranging program that includes more than 60 sessions. Themes include: Philosophical and theoretical inquiry; critical pedagogy; social contexts of art(s) education, challenges and opportunities; community-based programs; interdisciplinary connections; arts-based research; narrative-based research; visual culture; popular culture; and aesthetics and art criticism.

On Saturday, November 8, Dr. Joe L. Kincheloe, Canada Research Chair in Critical Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at McGill University, will give the Keynote Lecture entitled Critical pedagogy and art education: Teaching about the Brooklyn Art Museum’s “Sensation” Controversy.

Hosted by Concordia University’s Department of Art Education, in partnership with the Canadian Society for Education Through Art--SociĂ©tĂ© Canadienne d'Éducation par l'Art (CSEA-SCÉA), McGill University, and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Registration and all presentation sessions will take place in Concordia University’s Engineering, Computer Science and Fine Arts Complex (EV Bldg), 1515 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC (between Guy and MacKay Streets. Metro station: Guy-Concordia).

$40 single-day passes available
Detailed information and registration forms available at:
- The Department of Art Education, EV Bldg. 2.619,
- online at http://www.csea-scea.ca/confNat.htm
- or by emailing csea2008@alcor.concordia.ca

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November 14, 2008

Department of Contemporary Dance Friday Night Cabarets

Join us for a casual performance laboratory of contemporary art:

Friday, November 14
January 30, 2009
February 13, 2009
March 27, 2009

All cabarets take place in the TJ Black Box at 8 p.m.
7315 de Terrebonne, 3rd Floor
Loyola Campus, TJ annex
Free admission.

For more information: 514-848-4740 or dance@concordia.ca
http://dance.concordia.ca

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November 22, 2008

Department of Contemporary Dance Open House – Come and Be a Contemporary Dance Student for a Day

Saturday, November 22
7315 de Terrebonne, 3rd Floor (cross street is West Broadway)
Metro VendĂŽme with bus 105 or Metro Snowdon with Bus 51

Technique class with Karen Guttman – 10 a.m.
Choreography and Creative Process with Silvy Panet-Raymond – 11:30 a.m.
Presentation of student works – 1 p.m.

If you take part in dance classes, it's best to wear comfortable clothing - bare feet preferable.

For more information: 514-848-4740 or dance@concordia.ca
http://dance.concordia.ca

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November 24, 2008

The Politics of Literary Reputation, or How Writers Become Famous,

A lecture by Prof. John Rodden, University of Texas at Austin presenterd by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture.

Mon., Nov. 24
7 p.m.
EV 11-705
The lecture will be followed by a reception.

John Rodden is the author of The Politics of Literary Reputation (1989), Lionel Trilling and the Critics (1999), Scenes from an Afterlife: The Legacy of George Orwell (2003), Performing the Literary Interview: How Writers Craft Their Public Selves (2004), and The Worlds of Irving Howe (2005) among other books. His research interests focus on American and European intellectual history and British and American literary criticism and theory.

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November 25, 2008

Concordia Dans la rue Fall 2008 Youth Exhibition

Tues., Nov. 25, 6 – 9 p.m.
EV 7-735
 
Featuring live performances, beverages and a delicious chocolate fountain !
 
The ‘Concordia dans la rue’ project has been connecting design and computation arts students and youth on the street since 2001, fostering creative expression and digital literacy among high-risk youth.  The exhibition showcases work done this fall by students and the youth in Montreal’s dans la rue alternative school.
 
For further information visit:  http://danslarue.concordia.ca/

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November 28, 2008

The Suspension of Wait

Nov. 20 to 23 and 27 to 30 at 8 p.m.
Q & A with the artists after the show on Nov. 28
661 Rose-de-Lima St., Montreal
(Metro Lionel-Groulx)
Tickets: $15 - $20 Sunday performances:
$12 for groups of 10+ / $10 for groups of 20+

Concordia University Theatre students and alumni will work closely with professional artists across disciplines in The Suspension of Wait, a collaborative production by the new collective LANDED 2.

Occupying an old train depot in St. Henri, The Suspension of Wait tackles issues of the immigrant experience in the history and modern daily life of Montreal. Set in 1960, the production follows the travels of a young Italian man and a woman from the Gaspé Peninsula who eventually meet in Montreal. Using little text, the story relies on the languages of image, movement and sound to create evocative visual poetry. The found space at Rose-de-Lima is explored, revealed and transformed into various landscapes along this flowing, alinear narrative.

Director Cathia Pagotto and Scenographer Amy Keith, both Concordia alumni and currently professors at the Department of Theatre, are the founding members of LANDED 2, along with Composer/ Sound Designer John A. Wilson. Recent and current Concordia students have contributed to the process as performers, crewmembers, dramaturgs and interns alongside professional stage and sound designers, visual artists, musicians and performers. The resulting collective creation and unconventional use of space promise a resonant and innovative theatre experience.

For information and tickets, contact: info@landed2.org or visit www.landed2.org

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November 30, 2008

World premiere screening of documentary Turning 20

The 16th Annual Concordia University Community HIV/AIDS Lecture Series

Sunday, November 30
2 – 4 p.m.

SGW Campus, Room De Seve Cinema
De Seve Cinema 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

Co-directors Jessica Mayne and Kim Simard, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, will present their heartwarming and funny documentary, Turning 20 (also co-directed by Ken Monteith). Created for the 20th anniversary of AIDS Community care Montreal (ACCM), this riveting history of loss and collective resilience marks World AIDS Day 2008 and pays tribute to a unique, deep-rooted Montreal organization with a special relationship to Concordia.

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December 03, 2008

An Evening of Chinese Opera

Performances and demonstrations by Prof. Lu Suosen, students of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA), Beijing (China), and Concordia University Theatre students.

Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. (includes reception at 7 p.m.)
Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Montreal Chinese Community and Cultural Centre 1088 Clark St. (Metro Place-d’Armes)

The evening’s program will feature:

Demonstration of Training: Basic Skills, Sword training, Sword Fighting, Solo (by students from Concordia)

Excerpts of Chinese Opera Plays: Horse Whip and Spying the Village (by students from Concordia)

Excerpts of Beijing Opera Plays:
Goddess Scattering Flowers performed by Shixian SONG (National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Beijing)

Red Peach Mountain by Suosen LU , Shijia JIANG (National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Beijing)

Tickets: $10 General / $5 Students

Available at:
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall Box Office
7141 Sherbrooke Street West, SC01-10
514-848-2424 ext 4742

Montreal Chinese Community and Cultural Centre
1088 Clark St.
514-788-8986

For information, visit: http://theatre.concordia.ca or 514-848-2424 ext. 4747

In addition to these public performances, the Department of Theatre’s academic exchange with the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA) from Beijing (China) has included two course offerings by visiting professor Lu Suosen, numerous demonstrations and master classes and, most recently, a visit to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ottawa. Theatre professor Robert Reid will travel to NACTA with a group of Theatre students to teach and study in the spring of 2009.

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December 04, 2008

Department of Contemporary Dance presents Danse 2008

End of term performances choreographed by 2nd and 3rd year dance students.

Thursday, December 4 - 8 p.m.
Friday, December 5 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 6 - 2 & 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 7 @ 2 & 8 p.m.
Monday, December 8 @ 8 p.m.
Tuesday, December 9 @ 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10 @ 8 p.m.

Loyola Campus, TJ annex Black Box
7315 de Terrebonne, Cross street West Broadway 3rd floor
Limited Seating Tickets 10$ / $7 Students & seniors
Please note these performances are not wheel-chair accessible.

For more information: 514-848-4740 or dance@concordia.ca
http://dance.concordia.ca

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December 07, 2008

Alumni Work to be auctioned at Santropol Roulant Gala

Dec. 7, 6 p.m.
Just for Laughs Museum

Since 1995, Santropol Roulant has delivered more than 380,000 meals to seniors and individuals living with a loss of autonomy. Every year they host a fundraising gala to celebrate their achievements and to thank the community.

This year, in addition to fabulous food and great entertainment, the gala will feature an art auction which will include works by 3 well-known Concordia Fine Arts alumni: Olivier Longpré (BFA 97), Yechel Gagnon (MFA 01) and Kevin Sonmor (MFA 91).

Ticket prizes have been based on a sliding scale of $25, $45, $65 and $100. For tickets, donations, volunteering and any information regarding this event please contact Lynne Cooper at 514.284.9335 or
gala@santropolroulant.org.

www.santropolroulant.org

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December 11, 2008

A Jazz Christmas

Dec. 11, 5 – 7 p.m.
Grumpy’s, 1242 Bishop St.
No cover – pay what you can

Students and teachers from the Department of Music’s jazz studies program are hosting a fundraiser for the Gazette Christmas Fund, a non-profit charity that helps families in need during the holidays. Enjoy a swingin’ good time and support a worthy cause!

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December 13, 2008

LASAGNA

An exhibition by the Advanced Projects in Print class

Dec. 13 - Jan. 28
Vernissage: Dec. 13, 2 - 5 p.m. (Lasagna will be served!)
ARPRIM, 372 St. Catherine St. West, Suite 426

The Department of Studio Arts’ Advanced Projects in Print class presents an exhibition of intaglio prints, lithographs, digital prints, collographs and screenprints at Arprim Gallery. LASAGNA, the exhibition’s title, plays with the methodology of creating a print through the process of layering - drawing to drawing and color to color - until the image comes into being. The prints in the exhibition are in a 22” x22” format. Many are multidisciplinary pieces that integrate several different print media and are presented as single works, diptyches and triptychs and as sculptural pieces. The artists have also created a portfolio of prints in collaboration with internationally acclaimed book artist Odette Drapeau of Tranchefile in Montreal. Open and closed versions of the collaboration will be on view.

The artists represented are: Maroussia Beaulieu, Charmaine Bynoe, Robert Cameron, Annie Axtell, Stephanie Locas, Jennifer Lupien, Joanne Madeley, Lisa McQuaid, Matthew Mewett, Innah Park, Nick Prescott, Alexandra Sebag and Anthony Vrakotas. They have all completed advanced classes in many print disciplines. As well, most have worked with invited master printers who have taught at the university through the Master Printer Program and Stinger Editions, Concordia University’s fine art print publishing initiative. Associate Professor, Judy Garfin and Graduate Print Media Teaching Assistant, Maria Doering teach the Advanced Projects in Print class.

All the works are for sale.

For information, contact: 514-525-2621 / info@arprim.org / http://www.arprim.org

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January 15, 2009

Artist Talk by David McMillan

Thurs., Jan. 15, 1:30 pm
EV 3-645, 3rd floor
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West.
Free of charge.

David McMillan began his career as a painter but gradually became more interested in photography, which he teaches at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art. Since 1994, he has photographed annually in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Within the millions of acres of the zone, there are fields left to lie fallow and cities and villages where the vestiges of the defunct Soviet Empire and the everyday remnants of the lives of the former citizenry remain.

Sponsored by Studio Arts Visiting Arts Program (SAVAP) in conjunction with the Photography Program.

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January 19, 2009

Tradition and Modernity in Ben Shahn’s American Scene, 1938

Ben Shahn, A&P store in Somerset, Ohio, Summer 1938. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington

The Department of Art History presents a public lecture by John Raeburn, Professor of American studies and English at the University of Iowa
Part of the 2008 - 2009 Speaking of Photography lecture series

Mon., Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Note:  The series moves to Monday evening from Tuesday in 2009.
1515 Ste-Catherine Street West, EV-1.605
Metro Guy-Concordia.
Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

What happens when the modernity we all now live with-mass culture, mass consumption, cars-infiltrates a traditional small town that previously had little experience of these developments? This lecture explores how Ben Shahn’s Depression-era photographs expose the conflicts set off by this clash of modern innovation with traditional ways of life.

In the summer of 1938 Ben Shahn photographed a dozen small towns in central Ohio for the Farm Security Administration, and working in such a limited geographical area and over an extended period permitted him scope to approximate an ethnographic survey of these communities. Among his some-320 photographs a substantial fraction address a tension between the small towns’ traditional ways of life and their embrace of modernity, notably in the form of mass entertainment and communications, consumer culture, and universal car ownership. Shahn had initially conceived of his Ohio project as a tribute to the American small town as the avatar of traditional democratic culture, a goal consonant with his fervent anti-fascism of the late thirties, but once on the ground in Ohio his artist’s critical eye would not permit him to disregard entirely the transformations modernity was introducing into community life. As a result his survey of the American small town as the bastion of traditional values is profoundly equivocal, and his ambivalence illuminates several key cultural conflicts that were percolating just below the more obvious perturbations brought on by the Great Depression.

John Raeburn is the author of A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography (2006). Professor of American studies and English at the University of Iowa, John Raeburn has been writing and lecturing on documentary photography, racial representations, and photographic culture since the 1980s. His concurrent literary and cinematic interests have generated a monograph, Fame Became of Him: Hemingway as a Public Writer (1984) and a collection co-edited with Richard Glatzer, Frank Capra: The Man and His Films (1975). He has recently completed a book-length study of Ben Shahn, concluding that Shahn?s surprising assessment of modernity’s impact had at least as much to do with his leftist political commitments in the late thirties as his dedication to documentary truth.

Speaking of Photography is organized by the Department of Art History and made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor. The 2008-9 series is also supported by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art; the Special Individualized Programs, School of Graduate Studies, Concordia University; Ciel Variable magazine; and ChĂąteau Versailles Hotel.

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January 24, 2009

Portfolio Day

Sat., Jan. 24
11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Concordia University’s EV Building
1515 St. Catherine Street West (at Guy)

Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts is pleased to host national art schools for a full day of portfolio review and information about undergraduate and graduate programs.

Meet professors from Alberta College of Art & Design (Calgary) NSCAD University (Halifax) and Emily Carr University of Art & Design (Vancouver). Don’t forget to bring your portfolio!

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January 29, 2009

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies presents two events:

Thurs., Jan. 29
J.W. McConnell Building / Library Building (LB 612), 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West

Science and Religion (12 noon to 1 p.m.)
Faculty and students are invited to participate in a seminar where Dr. Paul Allen from the Department of Theology will present his most recent book, Catholicism and Science, published by Greenwood Press as part of its Guides to Science and Religion series.

Economics, Systems Theory, and Philosophy (7 p.m.)
Dr. Niklas Damiris, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, will present a lecture entitled “Performing Value: Money, Markets, and Alchemy.” Dr. Damiris is a theoretical physicist turned eco-economist and social entrepreneur. For many years, Dr. Damiris was a research affiliate in research institutions around Silicon Valley: Stanford University, Xerox PARC, Apple's Advanced Technology Group, and more recently at IBM'S Almaden Research Center. At Stanford University, he was a member of the philosophy of quantum mechanics seminar, and has been one of the long-standing members of the Philosophical Reading Group. He was a special advisor to the Dean of Humanities at UC Santa Cruz for the Knowledge Societies project. Currently, in addition to being a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and a consulting lecturer at the Swiss Center for Banking Studies. He is co-founder of the start-up Capitalizing Communities which helps transform social networks into economically sustainable practices. He has co-written a monograph with Helga Wild and Stefano Franchi called The Passion of Life, and is now working on a book about money, virtuality, and ecology.

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February 06, 2009

Opening Up a Closed Door: Feminist Artists as Historians

Artist Talk by Helena Reckitt. Presented by the Department of Studio Arts.

Fri., Feb. 6
12:30 pm
EV - 3-645
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West

Helena Reckitt is Senior Curator of Programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto. She has worked as a curator, education director, talks organizer, and commissioning editor at institutions including the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia, ICA, London, and Routledge, London.

Reckitt’s group exhibitions include Not Quite How I Remember It, 2008, Auto Emotion: Autobiography, Emotion and Self-Fashioning (co-curated with Gregory Burke), 2007, and What Business Are You In?, 2005. She has organized solo shows with artists including Yael Bartana, Manon de Boer, Hew Locke, and Carey Young.

Reckitt has contributed to publications including C magazine, Art Papers, The Guardian and n.paradoxa. Co-editor of Acting on AIDS: Sex, drugs and politics (Serpent’s Tail, 1997), she is the editor of Art and Feminism (Phaidon Press, 2001), a sourcebook introduced by Peggy Phelan which has appeared, in abridged form, in Italian, French, Korean, and Spanish

Sponsored by Studio Arts Visiting Arts Program (SAVAP) in conjunction with the Photography Program.

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Hair Follies by Leisure Projects / Accrétion by Angela Silver and Amélie Brisson Darveau


Presented by the Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) Gallery

Jan. 5 – Feb. 6, 2009
Vernissage:  Thurs., Jan. 15, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715, Metro Guy-Concordia
Free of charge.  Everyone welcome
For further information: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca or 514-848-2424 ext.7962

Gallery: Hair Follies by Leisure Projects
Sometimes beautiful and ornamental, other times abject and grotesque, hair is an unassuming yet powerful personal agent. The exhibition Hair Follies explores the subtle transformative power of the “perruque.” Loaded with double meaning, the word “perruque” refers on one hand to wigs and the altering effects of decorative hair, but also to a more transgressive anti-establishment action of using official work time to slyly work on one’s own projects - a pervasive practice which results in a quiet socio-cultural rebellion from within. The exhibition Hair Follies weaves these two definitions of “perruque” together, presenting work that explores the disquieting transformative power of hair. Curated by the artist-curator collaboration Leisure Projects (Meredith Carruthers & Susannah Wesley) the exhibition will feature work by de Io Palmer, Maya Hayuk, Fabienne Laserre, Ken Smith and Matthieu Gauvin. Special thanks to the MusĂ©e d’art de Joliette and Art Solution.

Special Event: Jan. 15, 2009, 4 – 6 p.m.
Concordia Students present a Wig Creation Workshop
Free of charge, advance sign-up required (space for 20 participants)
To register contact Raina at olivanella@gmail.com

Join fashion designer and art educator, Raina-Clair Gillis for a two-hour wig creation workshop immediately preceding the official opening of Hair Follies. Raina will take you on a journey in wig styling techniques and will ignite your creative potential. Add an object to a wig, curl it, crimp it, dye it, tease it, dread it—anything goes (materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own). Participants are invited to attend the opening for the Hair Follies exhibition following the event, and will have a chance to show-off their creations!

Vitrines: Accrétion by Angela Silver and Amélie Brisson Darveau
Performance and its residue are explored in the FOFA Gallery vitrines. Brisson Darveau transforms articles of clothing into instruments of measure, the twisted cloth behaving equally in the role of border and social net. Silver’s work is archeological in nature, investigating the material culture we use to communicate. Obsolete artifacts are seized from moribund writing systems and refashioned and reordered for contemporary usage. Hand-holding a typewriter ball, she will create a typed drawing that will seep across the surface of the wall.

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February 09, 2009

Fine Arts Students join Arts and Science Students in Unique Collaboration

ASFA and FASA – two of Concordia’s most loved Student Associations, have decided to join forces and create a first-ever series of speakers, exhibitions, and conferences.

The festival is presented in three themes:

* Identity, Gender, & Sexuality
* Environmental Issues & Sustainability
* Post-colonialism & Multiculturalism

Everyone is welcome to the following events:

Let's Come Together!
ASFASA Identity, Gender and Sexuality exhibition


Feb. 9 – 20

Vernissage/Conference Feb. 9, 6 p.m., EV 1.605
The conference will feature student presentations on related themes.

Exhibition hours at the Simone de Beavoir Institute (2170 Bishop)
Monday 9 – 10 a.m., 2 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 – 11 a.m., 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 – 5 p.m.
Thursday  9 - 11:30 a.m., 4 – 6 p.m.

Invaded
ASFASA Cultural Identity and Post-Colonialism exhibition

Feb. 9 - 20
Vernissage/Conference Feb. 16, 6pm, EV 1.605
The conference will feature student presentations on related themes

11th floor Hall Building (display windows)
Sociology and Anthropology reading room (H1132)

Whereabouts

Vernissage Feb. 11, 6 p.m., The Hive


ASFASA Environmental Issues and Sustainability exhibit
12th floor Hall Building (Geography, Planning and Environment Department)
The Hive (Loyola Campus)

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February 12, 2009

The Spatialization of Time: Software and Its Effects

A lecture by N. Katherine Hayles,
Professor of Literature and English at Duke University
Presented by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture.

Thurs., Feb.12
7 p.m.
Atrium of the Samuel Bronfman Building, 1590 Docteur Penfield (corner of CĂŽte-des-Neiges).

Her lecture will be followed by a reception to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the PhD in Humanities program.

Professor Hayles will also lead an advanced seminar for faculty and students on Friday, February 13 at 2 p.m. in LB 659.04.

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February 13, 2009

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR ART

Annual MFA Fundraiser:

Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.
MFA Gallery
1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. West

Please join our MFA students for their annual fundraising auction and miniature sale.

75$ silent auction tickets
20$ (or less) for miniature art works (no ticket required)

All proceeds go to annual MFA exhibition.

For tickets visit Maureen Kennedy in VA 250-6, or contact Caroline Boilieau at: boigil@hotmail.com

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February 14, 2009

Free screenings of two classic Chinese films:

ZHUFU (New Year’s Sacrifice)
JIN YE XING GUANG ZAN LAN (The Stars Are Bright Tonight)

Presented by the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Sat., Feb. 14, beginning at 1 p.m.
De SĂšve Cinema, LB-125
1400 De Maisonneuve St. West
Free of charge. Everyone is invited.

In 2007, the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa donated a number of 35 mm classic Chinese films to the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. The School is screening two films on Feb. 14:

-Sang HuÂčs ZHUFU (NEW YEAR’S SACRIFICE), starring Bai Yang, and based on May 4th generation novelist, Lu Xun’s famous novel, which suffered from criticism after it was made and released during the brief openness of the 100 Flowers period.

-Xie Tieli’s JIN YE XING GUANG ZAN LAN (TONIGHTÂčS STARS ARE BRIGHTER) or The Stars Are Bright Tonight (1980) made during the second 100 Flowers period after the Cultural Revolution.

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February 16, 2009

The FOFA Gallery (Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery) presents

(Gallery) Nicole Bauberger: Listening to the Mountains
(Black Box) Nicole Bauberger: 100 Dresses
(Vitrines) Vitaly Medvedovsky: Landscapes

Feb. 16 – Mar. 13
Vernissage: Thurs., Feb. 19, 6 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715, Metro Guy-Concordia
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

Listening to the Mountains
Nicole Bauberger, based in the Yukon, works on small (12” x 12”) panels, on site, from the back of her truck in the rugged and beautiful landscapes surrounding her home. This exhibition tracks the process of becoming more intimate with a mountain in the north end of the Tombstones Territorial Park about 200 km north of Dawson City. The exhibition’s title refers to the artist’s sense of entering into a relationship with the mountain, learning to understand it, listening to what she calls “the conversation going on between the dynamic skies and strong wide mountains.”

100 Dresses
She will also undertake her tenth 100 Dresses interactive residency on site. In the gallery’s black box, she will paint 100 small encaustic paintings of dresses all inspired by being in Montreal at this time of year. Titles may well include dress of slush, dress of the mountain seen between the buildings, taxi dress, dress with winter boots, and so on. The dresses will be installed in the black box with their names written on the wall beside them in chalk.

Audience participation in 100 Dresses
Feb. 9 – 13 and 16 – 18 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Visitors will be welcomed to try out the encaustic paint for a $5 materials fee.  If they decide to paint a dress, they can choose to leave it for the “Guest Dress” section of the show. These extra dresses don’t count toward Bauberger’s 100, but they do add an important further dimension to the human landscape that the show celebrates. (They can pick up their dresses when the show is done.)

Landscapes
Current MFA student Vitaly Medvedovsky's paintings are loosely based on images of people and architecture in the former USSR, particularly the Ukraine.  Medvedovsky’s family left the Soviet Union in 1990 when he was eight, and the country fell apart a few months later. His unique situation of displacement has given him the artistic freedom to superimpose a layer of fantasy on his childhood memories of real people and real places. He has created a pseudo-historical, completely imagined world which he can nevertheless claim as a part of his heritage because there nothing remains to compare it against.

For further information:  http://fofagallery.concordia.ca or 514-848-2424 ext.7962

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February 20, 2009

The D-Opera (in English)

(MatraLab:  Sandeep Bhagwati, CRC in Inter-X Art Practice and Theory)
Event in the MatraBox, EV 4 – 502
Free and open to the public.

Musical theatre sketches about Charles Darwin, by Ralph Denzer and The Interdisciplinaray Ensemble.

Feb. 20 at 3 p.m.
Feb 21 at 7 p.m.

Followed by

MATRA-JAM/PARTY
Feb 21 at 9:30 – 11:30 p.m.

For more information on the launch of the CRC labs, visit Concordia Journal

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LumĂ­nico Multiple approaches to working with sound and technology

A Public Lecture / Presentation by

Dr. Rodrigo Sigal & Dr. Alejandro Escuer

presented by the Music Department

Fri., Feb. 20
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Music Department - Loyola Campus, RF-101
7141 Sherbrooke West

Lecture to be given during Raylene Campbell's Edison to iPod course. Free Admission.

Rodrigo Sigal (Mexico, 1971) holds a PhD in Electroacoustic composition and has been working with computer music for more than 15 years. He is the director of the Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts (www.cmmas.org) since 2006. Sigal did a postdoctorate with Alejandro Escuer at the National School of Music in Mexico and has a diploma on Cultural Management. He performs frequently in different countries and is the artistic director of Visiones Sonoras (www.visionessonoras.org) where he aims to promote Electroacoustic Music in Mexico and Latin America. His work is available in more than 17 compact discs, and his CDs "Manifiesto", "Space within" and "B blind" had received excellent reviews and radio broadcast in Mexico and abroad. Future activities include concerts and seminars in different countries and a new piano + electroacoustic sounds concerto. Information: www.rodrigosigal.com

Alejandro Escuer (Mexico, 1963) is a Mexican musician who has developed his own artistic foundations on music interpretation and composition, which have had an impact on his concerts and recordings with acclaimed reviews by TIME Magazine Art Director, New Music Connoiseur, Classical Music Review, American Record Guide and personalities such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Robert Dick, among many others. Alejandro Escuer holds degrees from Conservatorio Nacional de MĂșsica (B.A.) and Universidad Nacional AutĂłnoma de MĂ©xico (B.A.). He obtained his soloist degree from Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam and earned a doctorate from New York University. Alejandro Escuer has received numerous prizes and awards, including a Rockefeller Foundation Award (1995), The National Interpreters Competition INBA (first prize) 1986, 1987; The National Scholarship Award for the Arts (Universidad Naciona AutĂłnoma de MĂ©xicol) 1989, 1991, 1995; Fulbright for a postdoctoral residency at Indiana University, LĂ­deres de MĂ©xico Honorary Award 1998, and many recognitions and fellowships from Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. He is also an active scholar (full time tenure faculty at the Escuela Nacional de MĂșsica of the UNAM. As a soloist he has recorded Jade Nocturno, Aqua, Aire Desnudo and Folklore Imaginario. Information: www.alejandroescuer.com

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February 24, 2009

News from the Departments – February 2009

We invite you to take a look at the news and kudos from our Fine Arts departments.

Art History

Former student Krysta Telenko has been promoted to curator at the Art Gallery of Sudbury.

Contemporary Dance

Kudos to former student Andrew Turner, who has been featured in Voir, La Presse, and, most recently, in The Mirror as one of the Noisemakers for 2009. Andrew is presenting his ground-breaking work in France this month for Les Repérages, a showcase for young choreographers.

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Books by two Cinema professors (Haidee Wasson and Rosanna Maule) were launched in December 2008 at an event celebrating the arrival of the prestigious Canadian Journal of Film Studies at Concordia University, to be co-edited by Professor Catherine Russell along with Concordia Research Chair Charles Acland.  This brings the number of books published in 2008 to  four in the prolific department:

Inventing Film Studies by Assistant Professor Haidee Wasson (with Lee Grieveson) – Duke University Press, 2008.

Beyond Auteurism: New Directions in Authorial Film Practices in France, Italy and Spain since the 1980s by Assistant Professor Rosanna Maule – Intellect Ltd., 2008.

The Cinema of Naruse Mikio: Women and Japanese Modernity by Professor Catherine Russell – Duke University Press, 2008.

The Cinema of Neil Jordan: Dark Carnival by Professor Carole Zucker – Wallflower Press, 2008.

Assistant Professor Michael Yaroshevsky won the International Jury Prize at the 32nd SĂŁo Paulo International Film Festival and the Best Short Documentary Prize at Docupolis Barcelona for his film Death Valley Superstar.


Music

Associate Professor Roddy Ellias, called the “godfather of Ottawa jazz guitar” by the Ottawa Citizen, has organized a series of six concerts in Ottawa between now and June 2009 where he will perform duets with jazz greats from Toronto, Montreal and New York:  Lorne Lofsky, Gene Bertoncini, David Occhipinti, Lucas Haneman, Justin Haynes and Vic Juris.

Studio Arts

A solo exhibition by François Morelli (MFA Graduate Program Director) was named one of Le Devoir’s 10 Best in Montreal for 2008 (December 31, 2008).

Theatre

Christine Jones (BFA 89 Design for the Theatre) is in London for the West End opening of the hit musical, Spring Awakening, for which she was nominated for a 2007 Tony Award (Best Scenic Design of a Musical).

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March 05, 2009

La criminalisation de l’exposition au VIH : un Ă©chec de santĂ© publique? by Christine VĂ©zina, Lawyer for the human rights program at COCQ-Sida, Montreal

The 16th Annual Concordia University Community HIV/AIDS Lecture Series

Thursday, March 5
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SGW Campus, Room H - 110
Henry F. Hall Building 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W

Christine VĂ©zina, is a lawyer responsible for the HIV/AIDS and human rights program at COCQ-Sida since 2003. Ms. VĂ©zina elaborated COCQ-Sida’s position on the criminalisation of HIV and is in charge of COCQ-Sida’s advocacy campaign on this issue. Member of the board of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, her lecture will draw attention to the underlying problematic of the criminalization of HIV/AIDS in Quebec and in Canada. Ms. VĂ©zina’s presentation is our annual lecture offered in French.

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March 09, 2009

Puncturing History's Blindness

A lecture by Carol Williams, Trent University
Part of the 2008 – 2009 Speaking of Photography Lecture Series

Presented by the Department of Art History
 
Mon., Mar. 9
6:30 p.m.
 
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West (Metro Guy-Concordia), EV-1.605
Admission is free. Everyone welcome

In Framing the West: Race, Gender, and the Photographic Frontier in the Pacific Northwest, Carol Williams argues that 19th-century portraiture on the British northwest coast benefited Euro/Anglo-American settlement and disadvantaged Aboriginal subjects who, during this period, were dispossessed of civil rights and territory as well as penalized for cultural, linguistic, and ceremonial practices. Does the power to construct public, or bureaucratic, meaning for the photograph across both time and space always remain in the hands of those possessing political, economic, racial, or social authority?

Carol Williams, a historian, holds a Canada Research Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies at Trent University. Her first book, Framing the West: Race, Gender, and the Photographic Frontier in the Pacific Northwest (OUP, 2003), challenged the conventional assumption that Euro-American newcomers uniformly controlled the photographic gaze in the 19th-century colonial setting. She has written extensively on contemporary art and photography including, most recently, on Dagmar Dahle, Jin-me Yoon, and Marian Penner Bancroft, and has published interviews with Doreen Jensen, Laiwan, Jamelie Hassan, Sara Diamond, and Melinda Mollineaux, among others. Before entering academia as a mature student, she laboured as a waitress.

Speaking of Photography is organized by the Department of Art History, Concordia University, and made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor. The 2008-09 series is also supported by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art; the Special Individualized Programs, School of Graduate Studies, Concordia University; the Concordia University Research Chair in Art History; Ciel Variable magazine; and ChĂąteau Versailles Hotel.

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March 11, 2009

Improvised Musical Journeys – A Concert for Voice and Guitar, with Jeri Brown and Roddy Ellias

Presented by The Department of Music
Wed., Mar. 11

8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocal artist Jeri Brown teams up with poetic guitarist Roddy Ellias for the first time in a long overdue collaboration of improvised musical journeys.

Repertoire will be drawn from compositions of contemporary composers, songs from the great American songbook as well as original compositions. Sound designer Mark Corwin will record the concert for future CD release.

Tickets:
$15 regular, $10 for University staff, $5 for seniors and non-Concordia students, and free for Concordia students with ID (service charges applicable).
To order: Admission network (514-790-1245) and at the concert hall box office
Info: 514-848-4848 or visit the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

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March 12, 2009

jake moore named Interim Director of the FOFA Gallery

Faculty of Fine Arts Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Brian Foss, is pleased to announce the appointment of jake moore as Interim Director of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) Gallery, effective February 25, 2009. She will fill the post until the next gallery director is named later this spring. Former FOFA Gallery director Lynn Beavis left Concordia to accept the directorship of the Richmond Art Gallery in Richmond, B.C.

jake moore has a broad history in research and creation. She was formally trained in furniture design and construction before pursuing fine arts studies at Concordia (BFA in Sculpture, 93, and MFA in Fibres, 06). As an artist she has exhibited nationally and, within artist-run culture, has worked in a range of positions from technical advisor to curator. She has published reviews and critical texts in diverse journals such as Canadian Art and the online feminist journal .dpi and most recently authored the catalogue essay for an exhibition of work by ValĂ©rie Blass at the Parisian Laundry. Currently, she is a part-time faculty member with Concordia’s Department of Design and Computation Arts.

Dr. Foss would like to thank Lynn for her tremendous contribution to the Faculty of Fine Arts. During her three-year term, she was instrumental in the planning and construction of the gallery in the new EV Building and in building its reputation for innovative programming.

Please join Dr. Foss in extending a warm welcome to jake in her new position. She can be reached as follows:

FOFA Gallery, EV 1-715
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 5467
E-mail: jemoore@alcor.concordia.ca

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The Classics Set to Music: Opera’s Origins and Future

By visiting lecturer Linda Hutcheon
Presented by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture

Thurs., Mar. 12
6 p.m.
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, H-1220

Dr. Hutcheon is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Her many books on literary subjects have established her as a major literary theorist in North America. Her studies on postmodern theory demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of her work, but none does this better than Opera: Desire, Disease, Death, which she co-wrote with her husband, Michael Hutcheon.

Dr. Hutcheon will also lead an advanced seminar for faculty and students on
Mar. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in LB 659.04.

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March 13, 2009

The Department of Music Presents

a special one time screening of

THE RAYMOND SCOTT CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT - THE DVD

the complete concert as presented in March 2008

Fri., Mar. 13
3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Hall Building, H – 937, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

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Comics, Japanese Popular Culture and Contemporary Art


Howie Tsui, Cumulous Dark, 2008

An Interdisciplinary Conference Panel

Fri., Mar. 13, 2009
1 - 5:30 PM
 
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West (Metro Guy-Concordia), EV-1.615
Open to the public. Free admission; no registration required.
For details, see the Program.

This interdisciplinary panel brings together six scholars, artists, and curators to examine the convergence of comics, Japanese popular culture, and contemporary art as increasingly interrelated fields of study and practice. Manga and anime provide starting points to consider a wide range of historical periods, social worlds, and cultural productions provoked by questions such as: What kinds of alternative views of culture, history, and life are presented through these forms? What implications do their appearances in contemporary art have for representations of difference? What are some contributions to this activity by artists in Canada? From comic books, films, toys, and contemporary art, to race and animals, representation and critique, and the possibilities of revisionist histories, this panel seeks to showcase the diverse conceptual and creative approaches to this emerging phenomenon and to further cultural dialogue and exchange.


Speakers:

Thomas Lamarre
The Theatre of Species: Race and Animals in Manga and Anime
Thomas Lamarre is professor of East Asian Studies, Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University.

Matthew Penney
Not All Right - China and War History in Contemporary Manga
Matthew Penney is assistant professor, Department of History, Concordia University.

Joanne Hui
Drawing Revisionist Histories: Comic Art Narrating Immigrant Experiences
Joanne Hui is an artist and a doctoral student, Humanities Doctoral Program, Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University.

Ryan Rice
Clanimé
Ryan Rice is an independent curator and artist in Montreal.

Marc Steinberg
Anime, Figurines, Art
Marc Steinberg is a postdoctoral fellow, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University.

Howie Tsui
Of Manga & Mongrels: Nostalgic Art from a Hybrid Life
Howie Tsui is a visual artist and musician in Ottawa.

Conference organizers:

Alice Ming Wai Jim (convenor), assistant professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

Joanne Hui, doctoral student, Humanities Doctoral Program, Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University

This conference panel is organized in conjunction with the Department of Art History and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University.

Media contact: Alice Ming Wai Jim, ajim@alcor.concordia.ca, 514-848-2424, ext. 5376

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March 17, 2009

Cabaret Exquis

A night of non-stop Intermedia and Performance Art

Tues., Mar.17
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

La Sala Rossa, 4848 Boul. St. Laurent
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

This multidisciplinary cabaret showcases the work of the IMCA 330 class of Concordia’s Intermedia/Cyberarts program in the Department of Studio Arts. Cabaret Exquis features short works by 20 artists in Intermedia and Performance with influences as diverse as Dance, Robotics, Sound art and Sculpture. Risk-taking, irreverence and interactivity are guaranteed in this nightlong celebration of fringe and Intermedia art.

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The history of Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A talk by Dr. Lorrie Blair, Department of Art Education

Tues., Mar.17
12:30 pm

Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater Avenue (at Tupper)
Metro – Atwater

Free admission.
Info: 514-935-7344 or www.atwaterlibrary.ca

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March 18, 2009

Empty Bowls 2009

Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser presented by Concordia’s Ceramics program, Department of Studio Arts
Wed., Mar. 18
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hall Building,1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, 7th floor

Concordia’s Ceramics program invites everyone to participate in the Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser, a project which combines ceramic art with humanitarian action to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community. Participants can purchase a unique ceramic bowl made by Concordia ceramics students and faculty, which will be filled with delicious hot soup prepared by the chefs from Santropol roulant. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be given to Santropol roulant, a volunteer organization established in 1995 and run by motivated and dynamic young people in the Montreal community. They bring people and groups together across cultures and generations through their innovative meals-on-wheels service and intergenerational programs (www.santropolroulant.org). Proceeds will also be donated to The Tanzanian Children’s Fund, an organization which provides financial and intellectual support to projects designed to improve the lives of children in need (www.tanzanianchildrensfund.org).

Thanks to the following partners for their generous contribution: Santropol roulant, Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Inc., Concordia Student Union, Concordia University Studio Arts Department (Ceramics), FASA, and Chartwells.

For further information, contact:
Ryan Oberfield at styrofoammilkshake@hotmail.com or GeneviĂšve Gallant at concordiaceramics@gmail.com

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March 21, 2009

Reprisé an coton / Darn!

The annual juried exhibition of the Fibres Student Association (FSA)
Mar. 7 - 21
(Vernissage: Sat., Mar. 7 at 2 p.m.)
Diagonale: Centre des arts et des fibres du Québec
5455 rue de Gaspé, # 203 (Métro Laurier)
For further information : (514) 524-6645 or www.artdiagonale.org

Reprisé au Coton / Darn! is an eclectic collection of undergraduate fibre works which range from printed and embellished surfaces to large scale sculpture and video performances. There is an intricate network of connections of themes and motifs that tie the works together in a unique lacework pattern. Many of the artists explore ideas relating to the body and processes of mending. These themes express themselves as both physical reconstruction and reconciliation of memories and ideas.

The 13 selected artists for “ReprisĂ© au coton/ Darn!” are:

Alia Ahmad
Shawn Barazuk
Alexis Boyle
Emily Comeau
Chloe Desjardins
Zoe Ducharme
Marisa Hoicka
Katie Jung
Alanna Lynch
Monique Mathieu
Barbara Mendoza Denis
Kendyl Rossi
Tessa Santoni

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March 23, 2009

Raw/Medium Rare/Well Done

Presented By The FOFA Gallery (Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery)
Showcasing Concordia University’s Ceramics program, past and present.

Mar. 23 – Apr. 17
Vernissage: Thurs., Mar. 26, 6 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715, Metro Guy-Concordia
Free of charge.  Everyone welcome.

The Raw/Medium Rare/Well Done exhibition showcases the current production of current and former students, faculty and staff of Concordia University’s Ceramic program in the Department of Studio Arts. Featured is engaging work by artists who privilege clay – through traditional or non-traditional approaches to the material – as a signifying mode of expression in contemporary art.

The work of the following artists is featured:

Diane Brouillette
ThérÚse Chabot
Twyla Exner
Élizabeth GĂ©linas
Kit Griffin
Andréanne Hudon
Carmela Laganse
Karen Lampcov
Jean-Pierre Larocque
CĂ©line Lepage
Daphna Lewinshtein
Shelly Low
Colleen Dwyer Meloche
Francine Potvin
Amélie Proulx
Laurence ValliĂšres
Vency Yun

For further information: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca or 514-848-2424 ext.7962

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March 27, 2009

Writing between the Lines: Art and Its Historians

A graduate symposium organized by the members of Concordia University’s Art History Graduate Students Association

Mar. 27 and 28

EV-1.605 and EV-1.615
1515 Ste-Catherine Street West
Free of charge. Everyone welcome
For more information, visit: http://art-history.concordia.ca/calendar.html

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Exploring the Manifested: Ceramic Practice in the twenty-first century

Mar. 27
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
EV Building, 7-745
Ste. Catherine St.West (Métro Guy-Concordia)

The symposium will include presentations by individual guests with an approach that is particular to their field of research and art practice. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on major influences that have directed contemporary ceramics practice.

The presenters include:

Ted Adler ( University of Wichita, Kansas)
Diane Charbonneau (Museum of Decorative Arts, Montréal )
Neil Forrest ( NSSAD University, Nova Scotia)
Leopold Foulem (Cegep Saint-Laurent, Montréal)
Amy Gogarty ( Vancouver).

The symposium is held in conjunction with the Ceramics exhibition, Raw/Medium, Rare/Well Done, at the FOFA Gallery, March 23 - April 17. [hot link to the Ceramics exhibition on this website]

Admission : FREE but pre-registration is required at kit.griffin@concordia.ca
Info: ThérÚse Chabot at chabot@alcor.concordia.ca or 514-848-2424, ext 4616

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March 30, 2009

News from the Departments – March 2009

We invite you to take a look at the news and kudos from our Fine Arts departments.

Art History

Texts by nine Concordia Art History undergraduate students were selected for the latest issue of Fibre Quarterly.  The students in the History of Canadian Fibre Art class wrote reviews of exhibitions that included the work of contemporary Canadian fibre artists.  Read Fibre Quarterly to view the reviews

 

Design and Computation Arts

Congratulations to Tamzyn Berman (Atelier Pastille Rose), a graduate of the
BFA Design program and a part-time faculty member in the department, for her Grafika Graphic Design Award in the category “Affiche culturelle – série.” She designed a series of posters to promote the annual series of lectures at McGill University’s School of Architecture, for 2008-2009. Take a look at the winning poster series.

 

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Ce qu’il faut pour vivre (The Necessities of Life), the tale of an Inuit hunter trying to survive in a Quebec sanatorium in the 1950s, directed by Benoit Pilon, BFA 87, was Canada’s entry in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2008 Academy Awards. Although not selected for the final Oscar short-list, the film recently earned eight 2009 Genie Awards nominations and continues to receive international acclaim.

Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang (BFA 99) was nominated for both a Genie award and Indie Spirit Award for Best Documentary. The film focuses on how the building of the Three Gorges Dam in China impacted the livelihood of some two million people displaced by the rising waters of the Yangtze River.

Also nominated for Genie Awards, taking place on April 4, 2009, are former students:
Patrick Gazé for MON NOM EST VICTOR GAZON (Best Live Action Short Drama)
Nicholas Bolduc for LE BANQUET (Achievement in Cinematography)
Pierre Gill for LA PIEGE AMERICAIN (Achievement in Cinematography)
Sara Mishara for TOUT EST PARFAIT (Achievement in Cinematography)

At the 27th Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Korbett Matthews (MFA 08) received special mention for his film The Man who Crossed the Sahara, a documentary about the mysterious life of Canadian filmmaker Frank Cole.

 

Music

Nicolas Basque, BFA 01, Warren C. Spicer, BFA 02, and Matthew Woodley, BFA 01, of the Montreal trio Plants and Animals received two nominations for the 2009 Juno Award in both Alternative Album of the Year and New Group of the Year categories.  The musicians are all graduates of the department’s electroacoustics program.

 

Studio Arts

Tricia Middleton, MFA 05, whose installation Factory for a Day was acquired by the Musée d’art Contemporain after last year’s triennial, will have a solo exhibition of her work on display at the museum beginning October 10, 2009.

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April 02, 2009

The CHARLES ELLISON QUARTET in UNITY, a concert of original music

Presented by The Department of Music

April 2, 2009
8 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
7141 Sherbrooke St. West

Concordia University professor Charles Ellison (trumpet and flugelhorn) will be joined onstage by Noubar Karadjian (tenor saxophone), Steve Amirault (piano), Adrian Vedady (double bass) and Dave Laing (drums).  The program for Unity will be completely comprised of original music. Professor Ellison is proud to present the world premieres of five new compositions. A montage of jazz poetry with improvised accompaniment will also be featured.

Tickets:
$15 regular, $10 for University staff, $5 for seniors and non-Concordia students (service charges applicable on all prices), and free for Concordia students with ID.
To order, contact the Admission network at 514-790-1245 or www.admission.com, or visit the concert hall box office, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West

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April 05, 2009

The Department of Theatre presents:

City of Wine / Oedipus
Written by Ned Dickens
Directed by Ulla Neuerburg-Denzer

April 2, 3, 4, 2009 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: April 5 @ 2 p.m.

FC Smith Auditorium,
7141 Sherbrooke Street West – under the Loyola Chapel

In the plague-ridden city of Thebes, King Oedipus discovers that he, unwittingly, has been married to his mother, killed his father, and thus caused the demise of his city. Employing original music and multi-media design, this production is re-imagining the ancient myth for our time.

Oedipus will be initially performed at Concordia University followed by a tour to Toronto’s Theatre Passe-Muraille in May of 2009, where the Concordia cast, along with students from six other Canadian theatre schools, will perform Oedipus as part of City of Wine, staged for the first time in its entirety.

Price: $10 regular, $5 for students and seniors

Tickets can be purchased in person only at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall box office (7141 Sherbrooke Street West, SC01-10) and will be sold at the door (subject to availability). For additional box office information, call 514-848-2424, ext. 4742.

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April 10, 2009

D.B. Clarke to be used exclusively as a designated academic space

April 9, 2009 - In consultation with the Office of the Provost and effective immediately, please be advised that the Faculty of Fine Arts is obliged to suspend all casual bookings of the D.B. Clarke Theatre due to the move of the Performing Arts departments to the Sir George Williams campus.

Until further notice, the D.B. Clarke will be used exclusively as a designated academic space.

Furthermore, there will be disruptive construction activities in and under the D.B. Clarke from mid-May until late August.

We regret any inconvenience that may arise during this period.

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Inter –

Concordia University’s 15th annual AIDS/HIV art exhibition.

Mar. 30 – Apr. 10
VAV Gallery
1395 René Levesque Blvd. West
Info: http://interdash.wordpress.com/

Reflecting the continued commitment of the Concordia community and the Montreal community-at-large to HIV/AIDS activism, inter — (pronounced InterDash ) explores the various intersecting, interdisciplinary, and interpersonal approaches to representing the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Concordia’s annual HIV/AIDS exhibition has grown out of its university home and now involves not only student artists and interns but also professional artists and performers, HIV/AIDS community organizations, art and culture institutions, and community activists, making the exhibition one of Montreal’s most widely-attended and discussed of the year.
Curator Erin Silver, an MA student in Art History, and her team of undergraduate co-curators have invited an array of special guests to participate in inter —’s programming, including Montreal-based artist Devora Neumark, who will be exhibiting her new work, Meditations on Beauty and Wellness.

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April 16, 2009

The Faculty of Fine Arts Bestows Awards of Distinction

The Faculty of Fine Arts honoured two individuals and a philanthropic foundation at its bi-annual Awards of Distinction ceremony on April 7, 2009.  Catherine Wild, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts (far left), acknowledged the immense contribution of the award recipients (left to right beside the Dean):  Christine Jones, Ydessa Hendeles and J.A. DeSève Foundation (accepted by Guy Dufort).

Christine Jones, BFA 89, is an award-winning set designer who was nominated for a Tony award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for the Broadway hit play Spring Awakening.  Originally from Montreal and now based in New York City, she remains a dedicated mentor to Concordia’s theatre students and was recognized for her contribution to her discipline and the positive impact she has had on fine arts students.
 
Ydessa Hendeles is a Toronto-based artist, curator, collector, student, teacher, commentator, philanthropist and award-winner who was honoured for her remarkable service and support of arts and culture.
 
Quebec’s Fondation J. A. DeSève was lauded for its tremendous financial support and positive effect on the Concordia community. The Foundation’s commitment to fine arts, especially cinema, has had a profoundly positive impact on Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts.
 
For further information, see the Concordia Journal

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The Department of Contemporary Dance presents

End of Year Shows

Featuring the choreography of 2nd and 3rd year Contemporary Dance majors.

Apr. 16 and 17, 8 p.m.
Apr. 18 and 19, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Moyse Hall Theatre, 853 Sherbrooke St. West. (McGill Metro)

Tickets and information: dance@concordia.ca
(514) 848-4740

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April 17, 2009

The Department of Studio Arts presents

Broken Narratives (Apr. 6 – 17)
An exhibition featuring the work of graduating students from the Intermedia/Cyberarts program. 

Side A:  Time and Space, Dinosaurs and Bananas (Apr. 6 – 9)
Side B:  The New Flesh (Apr. 15 – 17)

Vernissage: Apr. 8 at 7 p.m. / Closing Event: Apr. 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Open Daily except weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Prim Gallery, 2180 rue Fullum (Metro Frontenac)
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

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Photo:Krystel Marois

An exhibition of the graduating students from the undergraduate photography program.  Presented by the Department od Studio Arts.

Apr. 17 – May 2
Vernissage:  Apr. 17, 6 – 8 p.m.
Art Mûr Gallery, 5826, rue St-Hubert (Metro Rosemont)
www.artmur.com

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JERI BROWN and her MONTREAL JAZZ TRIO: A TRIBUTE to ELDA!

Apr. 17 at 8:30 p.m.
Le Balcon
304 Notre-Dame Est

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocal artist, Jeri Brown, and her Montreal Jazz Trio team up for a classic Old-Montreal style of jazz in dedication to the late Elda Louise Guglielmin (former owner of the legendary Claudio’s Jazz Club of Old Montreal).

This promises to be a special evening with repertoire drawing from compositions of contemporary composers, songs from the great American songbook as well as original compositions.

Jeri Brown’s Montreal Jazz Trio features Chris Tauchner on piano, bassist Josh Dodds, and Evan Tighe on drums.

Tickets: $15, $10 for students (supper optional)
Call Le Balcon (514 528-9766 / 1-888-528-9766, www.lebalcon.ca) or Admission (514 790-1245, www.admission.com).

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April 19, 2009

2X4X22

22 emerging artists take their art to the streets - on carts! 

April 13-19
Various locations
April 18 route for cart corral

An initiative of Concordia University’s ARTX students, 2X4X22 is an exhibition on wheels. Each measuring 2 feet by 4 feet, 22 art-carts designed and crafted by students in the Site-Specific Installation course will disperse throughout the city, engaging with the pedestrian public and negotiating urban space as they go.

Tackling problems of site specificity as they relate to the city, the cart, and the psychological site of travel, 2X4X22 is as much an action as it is an exhibition.
Throughout the 6-day period, the group sets off through various sites in the Downtown Core, The Plateau, and Old Port/ Lachine Canal areas, coming together in a Cart Corral April 18 outside the Canadian Centre for Architecture as part of Open Sessions-University Studies at the CCA.


Cart corral outside the Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile st., Montreal): Saturday, April 18th 1:30-4:30
Join us for a drink at FOFA (1515 Ste. Catherine St. Ouest)
Saturday April 18th 5:00-7:00pm
Final PICNIC in Parc LaFontaine April 19 around 3. Check the blog for info.

Details on the 2X4X22 blog at artx399.wordpress.com

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April 24, 2009

The Department of Contemporary Dance presents

Auditions for 2009

Apr. 24, 25 and 26 at 10 a.m.

To register for the audition, fill out and submit this questionnaire: http://dance.concordia.ca/files/preaudition_Eng.htm

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April 27, 2009

Fine Arts Undergraduate Student Exhibition


David G. Butler, Dark Storm

Presented by The FOFA Gallery (Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery)

Apr. 27 – May 22
Mon. to Fri., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Closed on holidays)
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

The Undergraduate Student Exhibition has been a Faculty of Fine Arts tradition for more than 25 years, offering students enrolled in visual arts programs an opportunity to present their work in a professional public gallery. This show also introduces the work of Concordia's emerging contemporary artists to the general public. Representing a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation, the works assembled demonstrate a broad spectrum of aesthetic and technical concerns, and reveal current interests in contemporary art.

We introduce with pride:

Jennifer Abernan
Brett Bergmann
Kevin Bertram
Marilyne Blais
David G. Butler
Sylvia Chan
Tara Chartrand
Adrian DiLena
Matthew Gagnon
Patrick Guilbeault
Christina Hirukawa
Katie Jung Gaëlle D. Lalonde
Pier - Yves Larouche
Lise Latreille
Stephanie Lau
Yolaine Lefebvre
Alanna Lynch
Denise Santillan Moreno
Bridget Moser
Étienne Tremblay-Tardif
Laël Williams
Nimalan Yoganathan
Zoë Yuristy
For further information, visit: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca or call 514-848-2424 ext.7962

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Moral Dissonance

Matt Goerzen & Mark Stroemich
Nimalan Yoganathan

April 27 - May 8
Vernissage: Tuesday, April 28, 7 to 9 p.m.
GALERIE VAV GALLERY

1395 René Lévesque O.

As people we are faced with a challenging question: how will we negotiate between ourselves, our culture and the other? Many strategies have been devised. Some agitate, kill, destroy and conquer. They cause violence to themselves and others in pursuit of their goals. Others think, pacify, reflect and ponder. They pray and think to expand their awareness in pursuit of their goals.

Moral Dissonance divides the VAV gallery between these two poles using two artworks.

Three Men Beating Someone Else to Near Death with Sticks and Bats and Such is an examination of the former life strategy. As the title suggests, the sculptural installation depicts three men beating someone else to near death with sticks and bats and other implements using structures wrapped in papier-mùché and wax paint to construct a life-size scene of extreme violence. The figures are surrounded by objects which commonly accompany such scenes: newspapers and books, marijuana and gold bullion. By fully abstracting the receiver of the beating (who is indistinguishable through their wounds), artists Matt Goerzen and Mark Stroemich construct a Sisyphean comment on the nature of violence and goal-orientated effort generally.

Quantum Prayer Bells elucidates a strategy whereby spiritual introspection and considered action are incorporated into a holistic framework. This quadraphonic sound installation immerses the listener inside a Montreal South Indian Hindu temple re-contextualized within an Electroacoustic setting. Artist Nimalan Yoganathan demonstrates how sound art is used to express his cultural identity and search for spirituality in Canada, while still appreciating his Tamil heritage. Synthesized drones and evolving textures will mimic and harmonize with the sounds of prayer bells, chants, and trickling water. In this sense the other of technology is integrated and humanized.

For More Information, Images or Interviews Contact:

Matt Goerzen
438-883-0445
mdgoerzen@gmail.com
http://www.mattgoerzen.com

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April 30, 2009

News from the Departments – April 2009

We invite you to take a look at the latest news and kudos from our Fine Arts departments.

Art Education

LiQin Tan (MFA 93), who studied with Professor David Pariser and is now Associate Professor of Art at Rutgers-Camden in New Jersey, had a solo exhibition in Beijing, China in 2008. Called the biggest digital art show in China, the exhibition featured LiQin’s previous work along with a new series involving interactive animation-installations entitled “Interactive Agricultural Devices”. It explored an artistic interpretation of the past-present changes of Chinese agricultural society through digital animation.

 

Art History

Professor Sandra Paikowsky received a local Jewish Women’s History Week Award in recognition of her contribution to the public understanding of art history and her 39 years of teaching. The Canadian Jewish News wrote about her honours in a full-page article on March 19, 2009.

 

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance graduate Dana Michel (BFA 05) is the featured performer/choreographer in the film The Greater the Weight, which received its Montreal premiere on March 25, 2009 at the Festival international du film sur l’art. Playing with heaviness, lightness, emotions and the sound associated with a fall, the film portrays an intense, subversive dance piece interpreted by Dana to the music of Ghislain Poirier. In addition to screening at numerous international festivals, the film was nominated for the Best Performing Arts & Entertainment award at the Yorkton Film Festival in April, 2008.

 

Creative Arts Therapies

Professor Stephen Snow hosted an international think tank on conflict resolution, cultural intelligence and the creative arts therapies at Concordia from February 23 to 27, 2009.The conference established concepts and principles to best address the utilization of creative arts therapies in intercultural communication and conflict resolution and brought together creative arts therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists from South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, California, West Indies and England. The event was sponsored by the office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies and the Centre for the Arts in Human Development and will provide supplemental information for a major grant funding and development application for the Initiative for the Advanced Study of Culture Conflict and the application of the Arts Therapies (IASCCAT) at Concordia.

 

Design and Computation Arts

Associate Professor Rhona Richman Kenneally has been honoured by the Irish Government’s equivalent to SSHRC, the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, by being asked to chair the assessment process of the IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2009-10. In addition, in the coming months she will be presenting papers on her research in food culture at the following venues: in Ireland, at Trinity College Dublin, at a conference in April being organized by the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies; at the Canadian Association for Food Studies conference at Carleton University in May; at Drew University in New Jersey, at a conference in June called Remarkable Irish Women: Radicals, Republicans and Writers.  She will be giving the annual Culinary Historians of Ontario lecture at the Ontario Historical Society in May and will be a keynote speaker at a seminar on food studies to be held at the National University of Ireland, Cork in June.

Associate Professor and Chair Martin Racine has been invited to participate at the "European Forum of Exchange", from April 16 to 26, 2009. This event, the third of five in the series "Spaces of Remembrance", is based on the idea of a "moving university": a network of several European Art­ and Design Schools, wherein academic and artistic projects are to be worked on ­ in interdisciplinary groups in changing European settings. Details: http://2009.erinnerungsraeume.de/index.php

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

In March 2009, Assistant Professor Erin Manning launched her book, Relationscapes ~ Movement, Art, Philosophy (The MIT Press, 2009). With Relationscapes, she offers a new philosophy of movement challenging the idea that movement is simple displacement in space. Professor Manning is also a member of the Department of Studio Arts.

RiP: A remix manifesto, the film written and directed by web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor (BFA 01) and for which Assistant Professor Dan Cross is one of the executive producers, was awarded the Edward Jones Audience Choice Award at the 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival in March 2009. The film will be launched soon in cinemas across the United States, New Zealand and Australia and will be featured at the Planete Doc and Input Public Television festival in Poland.

At the recent Prix Jutra (Quebec film industry awards) in March 2009, André Turpin (BFA 89) won the award for Best Cinematography for C’est pas moi, je le jure.

Ce qu’il faut pour vivre (The Necessities of Life), the tale of an Inuit hunter trying to survive in a Quebec sanatorium in the 1950s, directed by Benoît Pilon (BFA 87), won Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the Prix Jutra.  At the Genie Awards (Canadian Film Awards) in April 2009, the film won including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Screenplay.

Also at the Genie Awards, Up the Yangtze, directed by Yung Chang (BFA 99), won the award for Best Documentary.  Former film production students were honoured with Genie nominations for Achievement in Cinematography:  Nicholas Bolduc for Le Banquet, Pierre Gill for La Piège américain and Sara Mishara for Tout est parfait.

 

Music

In March 2009, the Department of Music officially launched the Concordia Archive Project, the largest online collection of electroacoustic music in Canada.This joint research project spearheaded by Professor Kevin Austin has recovered and digitally archived over 3,000 electroacoustic music works by over 200 composers, recorded from the '60s to the '90s. When the collection was started, the community of electroacoustic composers was very small, but has grown significantly and now numbers in the tens of thousands—especially at Concordia and in Montreal, recognized among the world's most active centres of electroacoustic creativity. The launch featured pieces from composers "connected to Concordia in some way." Among the pieces played was Estudio Sombre Ritmo Y Espacio, a rhythmic collage of motorcycle sounds. It was sent to Concordia from Argentina a quarter century ago by Ricardo Dal Farra, who joined Concordia a year ago as the chair of the Department of Music.

This month, part-time faculty member Lauretta Altman is one of two adjudicators at the Musical Celebration Musicale, Cornwall, Ontario’s newest music festival for amateur performers.

 

Sandeep Bhagwati, Canada Research Chair in Inter-X Art Practice and Theory, will have the Canadian premiere of his work Transience on May 8 at Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur,
performed by Cléo Palacio-Quintin (hyperflute) and Elin Soderstrom (viola da gamba).  The Transience score is currently being exhibited at McGill's Marvin Duchow Music Library until August 15, 2009 as part of Hearing Visions (Visions Sonores), a multi-media exhibit of graphic scores from nine Quebec-based composers.  The score is presented in both paper and interactive touchscreen versions (realized by Michal Seta with the help of a Hexagram Startup Grant).  Hearing Visions (Visions Sonores) takes placeon all three floors of the Marvin Duchow Music Library.

Studio Arts

Raw/Medium Rare/Well Done, the current exhibition at the FOFA Gallery (until April 17), celebrates the 30-year legacy of Concordia’s ceramics program with works by alumni, staff and faculty.  Among the 17 artists featured is Associate Professor Thérèse Chabot, a faculty member who received a special tribute at the vernissage for her 25 years with Concordia. In conjunction with the exhibition, Professor Chabot coordinated a one-day symposium on March 27 that drew more than 120 ceramic artists, production potters, art historians, and faculty and students from several institutions.

April is Textiles Month in Montreal (Mois des arts de la fibre et du textile).  Faculty members Ingrid Bachmann, Barbara Layne, Patrick Traer and Barbara Todd are featured in a new book, Canadian Art Textiles, launched last month to coincide with the celebration.

Bernard Gamoy, a part-time faculty member in Painting and Drawing, is having an exhibition entitled “The Anti-Hero: an Intimate Distance" from May 2 to June 21 at the Maison des arts de Laval, 1395, Blvd de la Concorde W. (Métro Montmorency). Tel:  450-662-4440.

Assistant Professor Daniel Jolliffe and Associate Professor Lynn Hughes have been selected to participate in the Biennale de Montréal this summer. A showcase for contemporary art and a place for exchange and debate, La Biennale de Montréal 2009 will focus on the theme of open culture. Also, Professor Jolliffe l is one of the organizers of GOSH!, the Open Source Hardware conference taking place in Banff this summer. 


Theatre

The Department of Theatre is participating in a national theatre event involving seven plays by seven different theatre schools and more than 150 students and educators. Its production of Oedipus, which took place Apr. 2 – 5 at the FC Smith Auditorium, will travel to Toronto in May 2009 for performances at Theatre Passe Muraille under the umbrella title of City of Wine.  The other six institutions are:  Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (Corner Brook, Nfld); George Brown College Theatre School (Toronto); Humber College Performance Training Program (Toronto); York University (Toronto); Langara College’s Studio 58 (Vancouver) and Simon Fraser University (Vancouver).

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The Department of Music

For concert information, please consult the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall Event Calendar

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Cinema Professor part of Governor-General’s state visit to Ukraine and Norway

Assistant Professor Daniel Cross (Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema) joined Their Excellencies the Right Honourable MichaĂ«lle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, and a team of diplomats, scientists and artists on state visits to Ukraine (April 23 – 26) and Norway (April 28 – 30). Engaged in the fields of diversity, governance, arts and culture, civic engagement and youth, Professor Cross and the other eight Canadian delegates shared their experiences and knowledge with their Ukrainian and Norwegian counterparts. During the state visits they contributed blogs to the Governor General's Web site at www.citizenvoices.gg.ca. Professor Cross is the founder of a www.homelessnation.org, a website by, for and about Canadians who have experienced homelessness.

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May 01, 2009

Fine Arts Professors and Students selected to participate in Montreal Biennale 2009

Three professors and five students have been selected to participate in the Biennale de MontrĂ©al, May 1 – 31 (Bourget Building, 1230 de la Montagne):

Department of Studio Arts:
Assistant Professor Daniel Jolliffe
Associate Professor Lynn Hughes
Graduate student Alexandre Castonguay


Department of Design and Computation Arts:
Assistant Professor Christopher Moore
Undergraduate students Tania Alvarez, Emmy Huot, Denise Santillan and MĂ©lodie Vachon Boucher

A showcase for contemporary art and a place for exchange and debate, La Biennale de Montréal 2009 will focus on the theme of open culture.

Professor Hughes and her colleague in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Dr. Bart Simon, will operate Porous Lab, their newly established lab exploring TAG (Technoculture, Art and Games) onsite from May 1 to 17. They will conduct regular lab work throughout the week and will have public activities on the weekends.

Professor Jolliffe will present his interactive installation One Free Minute/Une minute gratuite. He is also one of the organizers of GOSH!, the Open Source Hardware conference taking place in Banff this summer.

Professor Moore and his students will participate in the Biennale’s Open Design project inspired by internationally renowned Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister.

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EXPOSED: 36th Annual Film Festival of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

May 1 – 7:
Cinéma du parc, 3575 av. du parc
Tickets and info : 514-284-1900 and
www.cinemaduparc.com

Organized by the Cinema Student Association, EXPOSED presents a week of projections showcasing the works of fiction, documentary, experimental and animation students from one of the country’s most renowned cinema and animation schools.


May 1 at 9 p.m.:
The festival introduces for the first time a screening of works by Concordia’s InterMedia/CyberArts (IMCA) students.


May 1 – 7:

An art exhibition with projects by IMCA and Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema students will be on display at Cinéma du parc in conjunction with the festival.


May 2 and 3 at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and May 4 – 6 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.:
Daily projections featuring the works of first, second and third year students of Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

May 7 at 7 p.m.: The Best of the Fest
Chosen by a panel of professional jury members from the cinema and video industry, the best works of the festival are reunited in one exceptional night.

For program details and further information, visit www.exposed.csaconcordia.com

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May 02, 2009

To TJ With Love:  Theatre and Contemporary Dance Reunion

Come share the memories and the mayhem:
Sat., May 2, 7 p.m. - midnight
TJ Building, 7315 Terrebonne St.
Free admission | Cash bar
RSVP by April 24

After 25 years housing Concordia’s departments of Theatre and Contemporary Dance, our beloved TJ building is closing its doors. Before these departments move into their swanky, new, downtown digs we want to bid a final farewell to this important edifice.

It’s a party, a walk down memory lane, an evening of wine and wandering through the halls. It’s a chance to visit the old rooms, old profs and old friends. It’s a time for past and present students and faculty to meet and mingle, celebrate and say goodbye.

Information: Linda Rice at linda.rice@concordia.ca or 514-848-2424, ext. 4261
Spread the word to help make this event an even bigger success!
More details

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Studio Arts professor and students invited to Cuban arts festival

May 2 – 9, 2009

Fibres professor Ingrid Bachmann and associates from The Institute of Everyday Life (IEL) will be presenting their artwork in Holguin, Cuba at the Romerias de Mayo Festival, May 2 – 9, 2009. The IEL exhibition features a variety of work including interactive sculpture, video, digital jacquard weaving, photography, and animation.

Organized by Bachmann, a multi-disciplinary artist, the exhibition features work by graduate and undergraduate students in Concordia University’s Studio Arts program as well as invited artists.

Participating in the exhibition are: Ingrid Bachmann, Elisabeth Belliveau, Valerie Boxer, Dana Dal Bo, Sarah Comfort, Alan Groombridge, Wojtek Gwiazda, Stephan Kurr (Germany), Lorraine Oades, Javiera Ovalle Sazie, Pall Thayer (Iceland), and Anne Françoise Wauthy.

The Institute of Everyday Life is an art-ideas lab at Hexagram-Concordia, the Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies. IEl looks at the everyday as a site to generate, create and present artwork.

For more information please contact:
Ingrid Bachmann, Associate Professor, Department of Studio Arts
bachmann@videotron.ca
+1 514 496 0501

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May 05, 2009

Rouch, Rossellini, Pasolini and the Ethnographic tradition in Italian Auteur Cinema

Lecture by Dr. Luca Caminati

Tues., May 5, 3 - 3:45 p.m.
Concordia University Cinema De SĂšve,
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, LB-125
Free admission. Everyone is invited.

Dr. Caminati is a candidate for a Tenure-track Film Studies position in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

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May 07, 2009

Transition

An exhibition showcasing the work of the 2009 graduating design students.

Vernissage: May 1, 7 – 10 p.m
Galerie Push, 5264 St. Laurent

Gallery hours: May 1 - 8
Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Info: www.galeriepush.com

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May 23, 2009

Exposed – The Social Body

The End of Year Show by Computation Arts students

May 11 – 23
Vernissage:  May 14, 5 – 8 p.m.
Art Mûr - Espace 4, 5826 rue St. Hubert

The exhibition features artworks from undergraduate Computation Arts students dealing with new media, including sound pieces, video projections, 3D animations, interactive installations, web-based projects and conceptual work. The show will be held from May 11 - 23, 2009, at the gallery The vernissage will be on

For further information, contact Nicolås Muñoz at nmolonewolf@gmail.com or 514-578-0482.

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May 25, 2009

The Montréal Jazz Scene

Presented by The FOFA Gallery (Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery) in conjunction with the 10th World Congress on Art Deco, being held in Montreal, the Concordia Archives will present a display of graphic materials from the 1930s-1950s from its remarkable holdings of documentation related to Montreal night clubs and the Montreal jazz scene.

May 25 – 30
Mon. to Fri., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715 (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.
http://fofagallery.concordia.ca
514-848-2424 ext.7962

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May 28, 2009

Good-bye and thank you to departing faculty and staff members

A number of our faculty and staff members are leaving Concordia by the end of the 2008-09 academic year. Please join Dean Catherine Wild in acknowledging and thanking them for their many contributions. Their achievements and activities as teachers, scholars, practitioners, administrators and members of the larger cultural community have supported and enhanced Concordia’s reputation as one of the foremost environments for the study and creation of the visual and performing arts.

Retired on August 1, 2008

Marilyn Healy, Office of the Dean
Marilyn knew she would enjoy Concordia the minute she walked through its doors in 1993. She spent most of the past 15 years in Fine Arts and few have contributed to as many areas in the Faculty as she. She worked in Art Education, Student Affairs, Printmaking and Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics and Fibres, and the Department of Studio Arts when it was newly amalgamated. She culminated her years in Fine Arts in the Dean’s Office where she was the Assistant to the Associate Deans and the Executive Assistant. Marilyn’s retirement plans include travelling to every province and state, enjoying time with her granddaughter, and reading, relaxing and dining through the days ahead.


Retired on December 1, 2008

Marie-Christine Morel, Creative Arts Therapies
Marie-Christine has a long history with Concordia. Beginning in 1971, she held administrative support positions in Economics, Mechanical Engineering and, since 1989, Creative Arts Therapies. For 35 years she had the pleasure of working closely with master’s students, an experience she found very gratifying. During this time she completed her BFA and graduated (Magna cum laude) in 1982. Her daughter, Jane-Elizabeth, is a Concordia graduate (BFA 02 Theatre). Marie-Christine also has a son, Malcolm-Stephen. Thoroughly happy in her retirement, Marie-Christine plans to get back to artistic endeavours in the near future.


Retired on December 31, 2008

Elizabeth SaccĂ , Art Education
Elizabeth Saccà was an award-winning professor whose teaching and research (in Canada, Kanehsatàke, the United States and Brazil) focused on art and social process in education, including cross-cultural understanding, managing conflict, and counteracting the negative impact of sexism, racism, and other forms of exclusions and discrimination. During her 33–year tenure with Concordia, she served as Dean of Graduate Studies, Founder and Director of the University's Peace & Conflict Resolution Series, and was also President of the National Art Education Association Women's Caucus and a member of the Executive of the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada. In her retirement, Elizabeth will be able to give more time to her work as an artist, which has included art installations, watercolour and pencil drawing, indigenous community-based video, and writings on aboriginal rights, women in art and teaching, stereotypes, research methodologies appropriate for art, and the use and misuse of categories in research.


Marion Wagschal, Studio Arts
Marion Wagschal, a lively teacher and colleague who taught at Concordia for 35 years, made an enormous contribution to the area of Painting and Drawing. Students in her classes benefited from her intimate knowledge of the history of art and her intense engagement in the practice of life drawing. During her teaching career Marion was responsible for initiating a course called Women and Painting as well as Drawing from the Model. Her ability to transmit her passion and knowledge to students through demonstration, analysis and critical reflection was inspiring. A painter’s painter known for her strongly emotional depictions of the human figure, Marion is now able to devote herself full-time to her art practice. In January 2010 her drawings will be exhibited at the FOFA Gallery and a few months later she will present a solo exhibition at Battat Contemporary, Montreal, which will be accompanied by a catalogue. Marion’s work can be found in many important public collections, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.


Retiring on May 31, 2009

Cathy Mullen, Art Education
Cathy Mullen joined Concordia in 1983. Her teaching and research interests have included photography education, vernacular art and popular culture, adult education, and new media/digital technologies. She taught undergraduate courses in light-based media and art-technology integration for art teachers. In the graduate programs, her courses focused on critical analysis and special topics courses related to her areas of research. Trained in a variety of qualitative research methods, she advised numerous MA and PhD thesis students. The author of numerous publications, Cathy was a regular presenter at national and international conferences and, most recently, hosted the Canadian Society for Education through Art national conference at Concordia in November 2008. As an artist, she has exhibited her photographs in Canada and the United States. And, during her 26 years at Concordia, she still found time to raise chickens and make her own goat cheese!


ThérÚse Chabot, Studio Arts
At the vernissage of Raw / Medium Rare / Well Done, the recent FOFA Gallery exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of Concordia’s ceramics program, another milestone was acknowledged—ThĂ©rĂšse Chabot’s 26 years with the program. She was praised for her ability to 'light' a passion for ceramics or clay work of some kind in her first year students. A tireless and generous colleague, she worked hard on a full visiting artist agenda each year and contributed to exhibitions, symposia and projects like the Clay Symposium: Ceramics Practices in the 21st Century and the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Every summer for the past six years, ThĂ©rĂšse has grown a beautiful garden in the VA courtyard for the pleasure of the studio arts community and to enhance the physical connection to the building. In her practice, ThĂ©rĂšse responds sculpturally to the architecture in which she works, and to its oral tradition by creating theatrical performances that play on archetypes and woman’s identity. Her recent work has been shown in Canada, the United States, Mexico, France, Italy, Scotland and Germany.


Resigning effective June 30, 2009

Sherry Farrell-Racette, Art History
Sherry Farrell-Racette is leaving Concordia to join the University of Manitoba. Sherry is an interdisciplinary scholar with an active arts practice. Her broad research focus is MĂ©tis and First Nations women's history, particularly reconstructing indigenous art histories that recontextualize museum collections and reclaim women's voices and lives. She has published many essays and illustrated Fiddle Dancer by Wilfred Burton and Anne Patton for the Gabriel Dumont Institute, which was launched at Batoche, Saskatchewan on Aboriginal Day (June 21) 2007. Her arts practice includes painting and multi-media works combining textiles, beadwork and embroidery with images and text. Exhibitions have included Dolls for Big Girls, Regina Art Gallery (2000), and Illustrative Images: Sherry Farrell Racette, Mackenzie Art Gallery (2002), as well as a number of group exhibitions. Her works are in a number of public collections including the Saskatchewan Arts Board, MacKenzie Art Gallery and the Canada Council's Art Bank. Sherry joined Concordia in 2006 and, in May/June 2008, curated Izhizkawe: To Leave Tracks to a Certain Place, the first-ever exhibition of works by First Nations alumni at the FOFA Gallery.


Brian Foss, Art History
Brian Foss is leaving Concordia to take up the position of Professor of Art History and Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University. Brian first came to Concordia in 1979 to do his Master’s degree and returned as a faculty member in 1988. He became Associate Dean in January 2002 and received a Fine Arts distinguished teaching award in 2003. His recent research includes his book War Paint: Art, War, State and Identity in Britain 1939-1945 (Yale University Press, 2007) – one of six books shortlisted in the M.B. Berger international competition for the year’s best monograph on British art history. He has also written extensively on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Canadian painting, and has co-curated exhibitions of work by such artists as Mary Hiester Reid (Art Gallery of Ontario, 2000) and Edwin Holgate (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2007). Brian is currently co-curating two major upcoming shows: Expanding Horizons: Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscapes 1860-1918 (MMFA, 2009), and The Beaver Hall Group: Montreal Painting in the 1920s (MMFA, 2011). Brian’s move to Ottawa culminates 13 years of weekly commuting from his home in Montreal to his partner’s home in Ottawa. Having logged more than 170,000 miles, he never wants to see the inside of a Greyhound bus again!


Retiring effective August 1, 2009

Maggie Ewing, Theatre
Maggie Ewing is retiring after 25 years in various roles in the Department of Theatre including cutter, costume technician, and, most recently, production manager. Over the years, her work in costumes has taken her to theatres and companies across the country including l’OpĂ©ra de MontrĂ©al, the National Arts Centre, Stratford Festival and Theatre Calgary. For Maggie, retirement doesn’t mean slowing down. She is currently working on a master’s certificate in French/English translation in Concordia’s DĂ©partement d’Études françaises and hopes to start working as a professional translator when her studies are completed in April 2010.

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June 09, 2009

7th Annual Graduating Students Exhibition



At the FOFA Gallery and VAV Gallery

Vernissage: June 9, 6 – 8 p.m. at the VAV Gallery, 1395 RenĂ© LĂ©vesque Blvd. West

The Annual Fine Arts Graduating Students’ Exhibition showcases a cross-section of the many disciplines and research activities of the students completing their degrees at Concordia University, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


The participating students are representative of the Faculty’s different programs, including Cinema, Art Education, Painting and Drawing, Design, Sculpture, Art History, Computation Arts, Print, Photography, Fibres and Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Graduating Students’ Exhibition is a juried show staged during the weeks surrounding Convocation, and provides an opportunity for the students to display their work in a public venue while celebrating the completion of their course of study. Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts is known nationally and internationally for the quality of both its faculty and its graduates.

Featuring work by:

Myriam Jacob Allard I Jamie Ashforth I BICINIA-Philippe Battikha and Zuzana Sevcikova I John Brent Bennett I Guillaume Boudrias-Plouffe I Logan Caldbeck I Megan Cameron I Ginger Coons I Vincent Drolet I Claire Dumoulin I Ali El-Darsa I Matt Goerzen I Kakim Goh I Beatriz Herrera I Christina Hirvkawa I Thea Jones I Katie Jung I Daniel Lahaise I JJ Levine I Jennifer Lupien I Alanna Lynch I Joanne Madeley I Adrienne Mak/Larissa Diakiw I David Malboeuf I Bronwen Moen I Denise Santillan Moreno I Bridget Moser I Amy Novak I Erik Osberg I Emily Pelstring I M. James Hamilton Playford I Anne-Marie Proulx I Elif Saydam + Katie Jung I Samantha Scafidi I Shereen Soliman I Etienne Tremblay-Tardif I Adamo Tiseo I Melanie Tully I Clement Yeh

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July 08, 2009

Performing arts on the move!

The Departments of Theatre and Contemporary Dance are moving most of their operations from the Loyola campus to the Sir George Williams campus this summer. The relocation of the Department of Music will follow during the 2009-10 academic year.

From June 11 to 15, the Theatre and Contemporary Dance Administrative Offices in the TJ Building, 7315 De Terrebonne, are closed.

On June 16, the offices will reopen in a temporary summer location in GM 409, 1550 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West. The offices will move again to their permanent home on the fifth floor of the GM Building in late August.

The offices of faculty members in the TJ Building are closed for the summer and will reopen in the GM Building in late August. Faculty members in Hingston Hall (HB) will remain on the Loyola campus until the move at the end of the summer.

Effective Sept. 8, the Administrative Offices and all faculty offices will be located at GM 500.

From June 16 to Sept. 8, the new contact information for the Administrative Offices is as follows:

Carol Plathan, Department Assistant
SGW GM 409
Tel: 514.848.2424 ext. 4559
carolpl@alcor.concordia.ca

Hilary Scuffell, Department Assistant
SGW GM 409
Tel: 514.848.2424 ext. 4555
hilary.scuffell@concordia.ca

Helen Athanassiadis, Department Administrator
SGW GM 409
Tel: 514.848.2424 ext. 4724
hathanas@alcor.concordia.ca

Cathy Watt, Department Secretary
L RF 326
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4705
cathy@alcor.concordia.ca

For further information about the relocation to the downtown campus, please see the Concordia Journal article on May 21, 2009.

Please visit this site again for regular updates on the move.

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July 13, 2009

Solitary Crowding

A series of photographs by Momoko Allard

FOFA Gallery
In the interior vitrines and Ste. Catherine St. window

1515 Ste. Catherine St. West, EV 1.715 July 13 – Aug. 7, 2009
Vernissage: July 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Free admission.  Everyone welcome

Solitary Crowding presents a series of photographs taken by Concordia graduate Momoko Allard during her nightly train commutes while living in Tokyo. Fellow passengers were photographed only through their reflections in the train car windows, allowing the camera lens to remain concealed and creating a layering of the train interiors with the passing exterior landscapes. The images reveal a transitory space of repressed time, filled with solitary travelers subdued by exhaustion and indifference, each maintaining detachment through text-messaging, reading and sleep.

Info: 514-848-2424 ext. 7962 or http://fofagallery.concordia.ca

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September 08, 2009

Meet our new faculty

Please join us in welcoming the following new faculty members in 2009-10:

Department of Creative Arts Therapies

Guylaine Vaillancourt
Assistant Professor, Music Therapy
Ph. D. in Leadership and Change in the Profession, Antioch University, OH (2009); MA (Music Therapy), New York University (1993); BA (Music Therapy) Université du Québec à Montréal (1990)

Guylaine Vaillancourt is an accredited music therapist (MTA) and has extensive experience in oncology/palliative care, mental health, internship supervision and in private practice. Her research interests are related to mentoring apprentice music therapists for peace and social justice through community music therapy, focusing particularly on arts-based research and participatory action research particularly. She has worked in Switzerland, Venezuela and the U.S. and has taught in Cuba and Martinique. She currently serves as President of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy and is a past president of Association quĂ©bĂ©coise de musicothĂ©rapie (2003-2009). She is a North-America co-editor for Voices:  A World Forum for Music Therapy (www.voices.no) and is the author of Musique, musicothĂ©rapie et dĂ©veloppement de l’enfant, which has been translated into Italian and Spanish. She is a Bonny Method Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM) Fellow and a member of the World Federation of Music Therapy Global Crises Intervention Commission.

 

Department of Design and Computation Arts

Nathalie Dumont
Assistant Professor, Design
MA (Typeface Design), University of Reading, United Kingdom (2002); BA (Graphic Communication) Université Laval (2001)

After graduating in graphic design at UniversitĂ© Laval, Nathalie Dumont completed the sole Master's program in typeface design available at the time, in Reading, England. She is currently engaged in a PhD in studies and practices of arts at UniversitĂ© du QuĂ©bec Ă  MontrĂ©al. Her research creation focuses on the type design process, which introduced her to qualitative enquiry. As part of her project, she is currently designing a new text typeface. Prior to joining Concordia University, Nathalie taught typography for five years at UniversitĂ© Laval and has given a workshop at École Intuit Lab in Paris. Her freelance work is focused on print-based design.

 

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Shira Avni
Assistant Professor, Film Animation
BFA, Concordia University (1998); MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2003)

Shira Avni has been an animation filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada since 1997, and has taught animation at Concordia University since 2003. Avni’s films address disability, sexuality, bereavement, and social justice in ways that gently break down the viewer’s habitual barriers. Her studio practice involves clay-on-glass animation and painting, back-lit to create the shimmering effect of stained glass in motion. Presented in a cinema or darkened gallery space, the work engages the spectator in a highly personal, emotionally cathartic experience. Avni’s recent film, John and Michael, a tender love story between two men with Down syndrome, screened at over 60 festivals worldwide, as well as on PBS, CBC, and TV5 television networks. It garnered 18 international awards and grants. Tying Your Own Shoes, an animated documentary in production at the National Film Board, provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of four artists with Down syndrome.

 

Marc Steinberg
Assistant Professor, Film Studies
BA, McGill University (1999);  MA, McGill University (2002), PhD; Brown University (2009)

Marc Steinberg’s current research is on the emergence of Japanese television animation or anime in the 1960s, tracking the proliferation of media and material forms – from stickers to toys to comics – that accompanied this emergence. While preparing a book manuscript based on this work, he has also begun writing about artistic practices (such as those of Murakami Takashi and the field of designer toys) and forms of Japanese animation that interrogate the practice of character merchandising that is at the heart of the anime system. He has published essays in “Japan Forum, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Parachute and Theory, Culture & Society”. In March 2009, while completing a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University’s Art History and Communication Studies Department, he was a keynote speaker at a Concordia University symposium specializing in Japanese popular culture entitled “Comics, Japanese Popular Culture and Contemporary Art”.

 

Department of Studio Arts

Jean-Pierre Larocque
Associate Professor, Ceramics
BFA, Concordia University (1986); MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred Univesity (1988)

Prior to joining Concordia, Jean-Pierre Larocque has lived and worked in Montreal as a self-supporting artist for 10 years.  From 1990 to 2000 he taught full-time at a number of institutions across North America including Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, the New York State College of Ceramics  at Alfred University, the University of Athens in Georgia,  the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and California State University, Long Beach near Los Angeles. In 2004, Larocque was commissioned to create a large solo exhibition for the reopening of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics in Toronto. Entitled Jean-Pierre Larocque: Clay Sculpture and Drawings, the exhibition, accompanied by a catalogue, opened in 2006. A film of the project was presented at the International Festival of Films on Art later that year. His work was featured in Raw/Medium/Rare/Well Done, the ceramics exhibition in the FOFA Gallery in March 2009.

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENS - Independant Study Group Labouring the Land - Michelle Lacombe and Marie-Michelle Deschamps

Sept. 8 – Oct. 2, 2009
Vernissage: Fri., Sept. 11, 5 – 7 p.m.
With a performance by Karen Elaine Spencer

Artists’ talk and panel discussion: Sat., Sept. 12, 1 – 4 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1515 Ste Catherine Street W., EV 1-715, Metro Guy-Concordia
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.
Info: http://fofagallery.concordia.ca or 514-848-2424 ext.7962

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENS is an exhibition of works by Canadian and Swedish artists developed by Concordia graduates Véronique Malo and Emily Mennerdahl (Independant Study Group) while in residency in Valand, Sweden.
 
The exhibition presents a selection of artists’ works that reveal what happens before, during or after projects: unedited and unrealised ideas, sketches, texts, sounds, scribbles, drawings, trials and failures  —pendant explorations, transitory ideas and ephemeral works that together form the creative process.

The artists included in the exhibition are:
Chantal Durand, Anna Jane McIntyre, Tamara Henderson and Jon Knowles, Jacinthe Lessard, Sean Montgomery and Eric Simon, Diane Morin, Taien Ng-Chan, Lina Persson, Meghan Price, Jerry Ropson, Karen Elaine Spencer and Christin Wahlström.

Labouring the Land is a collaborative project by emerging artists Michelle Lacombe and Marie-Michelle Deschamps. Exploring the relationship between drawing and labour and landscape, their compelling installation in the FOFA Gallery vitrines herald Labour Day and the return to school.

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September 14, 2009

Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie: A Historian's Journey through Public Memory

A presentation by Professor Ronald Rudin of the History Department about his recent book

Presented by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture

Mon. Sept. 14
4:15 p.m.
LB 649
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West

Admission is free.  Everyone welcome.

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September 15, 2009

2009 Fine Arts Student Orientation

Welcome Fine Arts students! Please join us for a fabulous series of orientation events. (download poster)

WELCOME BBQ
Wed., Sept. 9, 4 – 7 p.m., VA Courtyard, SGW

HELLO, MUSIC
Thurs., Sept. 10, 12 noon - 3 p.m., RF Building Music Lounge, LOY

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FACILITIES THEATRE AND DANCE
Tues., Sept. 15, 4 – 7 p.m., exact location TBA, SGW
MEET YOUR NEW FRIENDS WINE AND CHEESE
Thurs., Sept. 24, 5 – 7 p.m., EV 6-720 + 6-635, SGW

ART CRAWL
Sat., Oct. 3, 12 noon – 5 p.m., Downtown Montreal, Plateau Mont-Royal, kicking off at the VAV Gallery, SGW

PERFORMING ARTS INTO THE CITY
Sat., Oct. 3, 12 noon – 5 p.m., Downtown Montreal, kicking off from new Performing Arts facilities, SGW

FINE ARTS CLUB FAIR

Tues., Oct. 6, EV 11th floor, 5 – 7 p.m., SGW

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October 01, 2009

Speaking of Photography 2009-10

A Series of Lectures at Concordia University

The Department of Art History is pleased to present its third annual Speaking of Photography lecture series featuring the following guest speakers:

Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Joan M. Schwartz Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar, Department of Art, Queen’s University Rethinking the Discursive Origins of Photography: Alexander von Humboldt and the Pursuit of Geographical Knowledge\

Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Louis Kaplan
Associate Professor of History and Theory of Photography, University of Toronto
Documenting Ghosts: The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer

Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Jordana Mendelson
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, New York University
Exhibiting the 1930s: Photography, Modernism, and Print Culture

Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Deepali Dewan
Curator, Royal Ontario Museum, and Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Visions of Colonialism and Modernity: 19th-century India and the Photographs of Deen Dayal

Thursday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m.
David Harris
Associate Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University
Under the Loupe: Contact Sheets and the Creative Process

 

Speaking of Photography is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor, with additional support from the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art; the Concordia University Research Chair in Art History; Ciel Variable magazine; and ChĂąteau Versailles Hotel.

All lectures in the 2009-10 series will be held in the York Amphitheatre EV-1.615 on the ground floor of the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex, 1515 Ste-Catherine Street West. Metro Guy-Concordia. Lectures are free and open to the public.

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October 03, 2009

Music Therapy Workshop

Sat., Oct. 3, 2009
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
VA Building, Concordia University
1395 René-Levesque Blvd West
(near Lucien L’Allier metro)

Concordia University’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies is pleased to extend an invitation to attend its Music Therapy workshop to all those interested in exploring the field of Music Therapy. This workshop is intended for university, Cegep, or high school students, as well as all others interested in learning more about Music Therapy educational and career possibilities.

The workshop is free of charge but registration is required. In order to ensure a place, please send an email to infomt@alcor.concordia.ca

For further information, download the flyer for the event (PDF).

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Music Therapy studies at Concordia University are offered at the graduate level.

The Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy is intended for students with undergraduate degrees in music, psychology or related areas. The program prepares students for careers in music therapy and leads to eligibility for accreditation through the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT).

The MA in Creative Arts Therapies, Music Therapy Option is intended for those with undergraduate degrees in music therapy or with Concordia’s Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy. It is designed to prepare graduates for advanced clinical practice and research, as well as for futures in higher education.

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October 22, 2009

The Elizabethan Bath Project

Written and directed by Paul Hopkins
Presented by The Department of Theatre

Oct. 22 - 25, 2009

The Elizabethan Bath Project replicates the conditions under which an Elizabethan acting troupe, called “The Queens Men”, would have rehearsed and performed. The Queen’s Men will perform an adaptation of Shakespeare’s War of the Roses trilogy.

Cazalet Studio
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Tickets are $10 regular, $5 for seniors and students. Call 514-848-2424, ext. 4742 for info.

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November 07, 2009

Portfolio Day 2009

Sat., Nov. 7, 2009
10  a.m to 4 p.m.
Concordia University’s EV Building
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West (at Guy)

Future students – don’t miss our annual Portfolio Day!

During this event, professors from Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts will be reviewing portfolios and providing students with constructive feedback. For more information, visit: http://openhouse.concordia.ca/portfolioday

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November 12, 2009

Fall SIPA/Short Works Festival (Student-Initiated Project Assignment)

Presented by The Department of Theatre
Nov. 12 -15, 2009 (TBA)

Original works written and directed by students.
Location:  TBA
Tickets are $2 per performance, available at the door only. Call 514-848-2424, ext. 4742 for info.

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December 04, 2009

A Christmas Carol (co-production with Geordie Theatre)

Presented by The Department of Theatre
Dec. 4 - 6 and 8 - 13, 2009

D. B. Clarke Theatre
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
For information and reservations, please contact Geordie Productions at 514-845-9810.

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February 11, 2010

Metamorphoses

Written and directed by Harry Standjofski
Presented by The Department of Theatre

Feb. 11 - 14  and 17- 20, 2010

Cazalet Studio
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Tickets are $10 regular, $5 for seniors and students. Call 514-848-2424, ext. 4742 for info.

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March 11, 2010

Winter SIPA/Short Works Festival (Student-Initiated Project Assignment)

March 11 - 14 (TBA)
Presented by The Department of Theatre

Original works written and directed by students.
Location:  TBA
Tickets are $2 per performance, available at the door only. Call 514-848-2424, ext. 4742 for info.

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March 15, 2010

Red Noses

Written by Peter Barnes, directed by Joel Miller
Presented by The Department of Theatre

March 15 – 18, 2010

A bawdy British comedy, chosen by the London Observer chose as Best New Play for 1985.

D. B. Clarke Theatre
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Tickets are $10 regular, $5 for seniors and students. Call 514-848-2424, ext. 4742 for info.

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