Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kent Monkman at U of T

and Impermanence III: Kent Monkman / Gisele Gordon
230 College Street, Room 66
Time: Nov 19th, 4:00 pm End: Nov 19th, 5:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies, Sociology, Information, History, French, Environment, English, Comparative Literature, Cinema, Canada, Art, Architecture, Landscape, Design, Anthropology, Aboriginal / First Nations, 2000-
Performance and exhibition by Kent Monkman and Gisele Gordon

Spectacle and Impermanence

A University of Toronto Tri-Campus Event Series

The series is presented by the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and the Department of Art, Visual Studies Program, University of Toronto. Co-curators are Tom Bessai, Architect and Assistant Professor of Architecture from the Daniels Faculty and Lisa Steele, Artist and Associate Chair of Visual Studies. The series is sponsored by The Jackman Humanities Institute and is part of the JHI Program for the Arts, 2010- 2011 on the theme of Image and Spectacle.

Spectacle and Impermanence will engage students and faculty on all three campuses of the University of Toronto. Prominent Toronto-based visual artists will present small prototypes of larger - often spectacular in size - projects. Each installation/ presentation will be followed by a discussion session with students and faculty led by a moderator/ respondent. The discussion sessions will attempt to locate these very temporal works within the broader architectural and cultural discourse on public space, identity and the city.

A small group of graduate students assembled from the two participating faculties will be transported by minibus to each of the events in the fall series. This group will then be provided with modest materials and a public space in which to produce a collaborative event/installation in response to what they have seen and experienced. The student project will be mounted early in the winter 2011 academic term. Each of the participating artists and respondents from the fall series will be encouraged to attend along with the broader U of T community.

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