Conversations in Contemporary Art is a new visiting artist lecture series presented by Concordia University's MFA in Studio Arts that will feature a dozen guest artists between September 2012 and March 2013.
The series takes place every other Friday at 5:30 p.m. in room VA 114 (1395 René Lévesque Blvd. W.).
Admission is free of charge and all are welcome.
March 15, 2013: Jonathan Shaughnessy
Jonathan Shaughnessy is Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Shaughnessy has a BFA in Art History from Concordia University and an MA in Communications from Carleton University. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa.
September 14, 2012: Damian Moppett
Damian Moppett's practice moves between genres and from medium to medium in order to question notions of quality and to challenge the traditional criteria with which proficiency or mastery is judged. Moppett's work has been recognized nationally and internationally through solo exhibitions which include Collected Works, Rennie Collection, Wing Sang Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia (2011-12); Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia; and Yvon Lambert, Paris (2007).
September 28, 2012: Michel de Broin
Michel de Broin, recipient of the 2007 Sobey Art Award, has garnered an international reputation. He is known for his large-scale, space-investing projects such as Majestic (New Orleans, 2011), La maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel (Paris, 2009), and Révolutions (Parc Maisonneuve-Cartier, 2003).
October 12, 2012: Emily Hermant
Emily Hermant is a Canadian installation artist who works primarily with fibre and digital media. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries, and festivals nationally and internationally.
October 26, 2012: Barbara Sternberg
Toronto filmmaker Barbara Sternberg has been making films since the mid-seventies. Sternberg's film work combines reflections on the medium itself with social issues and universal questions of how we experience reality, how we as humans are situated in the world. Her films have been screened widely across Canada as well as internationally at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Kino Arsenal in Berlin and The Museum of Modern Art. In 2011, Sternberg was awarded the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.
November 9, 2012: Anna Gaskell
Anna Gaskell is an artist working in film and photography for 20 years. In 2009 she received the award for Best Documentary Short Film at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Her work is in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Tate Gallery in London. Gaskell lives and works in New York City.
November 23, 2012: Raphaëlle de Groot
Raphaëlle de Groot lives and works in Montreal. She presents her collaborative installation works in Canada and Europe. Winner of the Pierre-Ayot prize 2006, and a 2008 Sobey Award finalist, e Groot was awarded the Prix Graff (14th edition) in 2011. She is represented by the Galerie Graff in Montréal and the Z2O Galleria - Sara Zanin in Rome.
January 18, 2013: Samuel Roy-Bois
Blurring the lines between art and life, Vancouver-based artist Samuel Roy-Bois explores how the built environment adds to our understanding of the world.
February 1: Jana Sterbak (Miriam Roland Lecture)
Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts award recipient Jana Sterbak is a Montreal-based visual artist most famous for her controversial meat dress, Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic, first exhibited in 1987.
February 15: Erika Adams
Erika Adams is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. Her studio practice focuses on the exploration of locating the self within a larger context, particularly within social networks, family, community and country.
March 1: Margaret Haines
Margaret Haines creates situations that make use of the performative nature of everyday subjects within a pop culture/consumer sphere. Haines is a Los Angeles-based installation artist, performer, and filmmaker born in Montreal. Haines is currently a visiting artist in Concordia University's Department of Studio Arts, teaching three undergraduate photography courses in 2012-13.