Events

Feb
26
Tue
echoes – exhibition by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_101471" align="alignleft" width="550"]Still image from Silaup Putunga Title: Silaup Putunga (Laakkuluk WIlliamson Bathory) ©Jamie Griffiths 2018[/caption]

When the exhibit Tunirrusiangit:Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak opened in the Sam & Ayala Pavilion it was one of the largest showcases of Inuit artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). it could be seen as a singular sound that started a continuing harmony and one that echoes here within these walls of the Joan Goldfarb Study Centre.

The exhibition runs Mondays through Thursdays 12:30-4:30 until April 25.

Curated by Jocelyn Piirainen, echoes features “Silaup Putunga” and “Inuit in the Media” that relate to the idea of an echo and to ‘nipi’ – the Inuktitut word that best describes sounds as understood in the English language.  Commissioned within the context of Tunirrusiangit, they were created by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge as responses to the artwork of Inuit artists Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak.

The Goldfarb Study Centre exhibition ECHOES and the screening of THE 5th REGION  documentary are presented at York University by MOBILIZING INUIT CULTURAL HERITAGE (MICH), a six-year SSHRC Partnership Grant focusing on the contribution of Inuit visual culture, art, and performance to Inuit language preservation, social well-being, and cultural identity. MICH is based at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Anna Hudson, Professor/AMPD is the Principal Investigator

Apr
3
Wed
Music @ Midday: York University Chamber Strings
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Matt Brubeck directs the York University Chamber Strings in a concert featuring classical chamber works.

Free admission.

Maps & Directions

chamber strings

echoes – Jocelyn Piirainen in conversation with Taqralik Partridge
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Visit the Echoes exhibition Wednesday April 3 for curator Jocelyn Piirainen’s conversation with Taqralik Partridge.

Echoes Information:

When the exhibit Tunirrusiangit:Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak opened in the Sam & Ayala Pavilion it was one of the largest showcases of Inuit artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). it could be seen as a singular sound that started a continuing harmony and one that echoes here within these walls of the Joan Goldfarb Study Centre.

Curated by Jocelyn Piirainen, echoes features “Silaup Putunga” and “Inuit in the Media” that relate to the idea of an echo and to ‘nipi’ – the Inuktitut word that best describes sounds as understood in the English language.  Commissioned within the context of Tunirrusiangit, they were created by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge as responses to the artwork of Inuit artists Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak.

The Goldfarb Study Centre exhibition ECHOES and the screening of THE 5th REGION  documentary are presented at York University by MOBILIZING INUIT CULTURAL HERITAGE (MICH), a six-year SSHRC Partnership Grant focusing on the contribution of Inuit visual culture, art, and performance to Inuit language preservation, social well-being, and cultural identity. MICH is based at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Anna Hudson, Professor/AMPD is the Principal Investigator

York University Chamber Choir
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The York University Chamber Choir
Dr. Lisette Canton, Conductor
Edward Moroney, Piano

The choir will be performing works by Bach, Finzi, Lang, LeJeune, Mendelssohn, Paulus, Schütz, and more.

Ticket Admission:$15 adults | $10 students & seniors
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or call 416-736-5888

 

 

 

Apr
5
Fri
SAIDIYA HARTMAN: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

York University: Department of Humanities, Social and Political Thought, Department of Visual Art and Art History and the LAPS Research Events Fund, and Another Story Bookshop present:

SAIDIYA HARTMAN:
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
INTIMATE HISTORIES OF SOCIAL UPHEAVAL

More info: www.anotherstory.ca

Apr
8
Mon
Digital Media Showcase
Apr 8 – Apr 10 all-day

Digital media Showcase Poster ImageEvery year course directors select the best interactive installations, objects and games from each Digital Media course to be included in the showcase.

Admission is free – all welcome.

Exhibition Hours 12-4pm, Daily

Opening Reception April 8th, 2- 4pm
With tours of the
Dispersion Lab (GCFA 334)
Alice Lab for Computational Worldmaking (GCFA 309)

At the opening a curatorial team from the Toronto Media Arts Centre and Interaccess will be selecting works for the End of Year Show (April 17 – 24 at the Toronto Media Arts Centre).

 

Apr
10
Wed
In Real Life Design Grad Show
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day

In Real Life logoThe York University / Sheridan College Joint Program in Design presents ‘In Real Life’: The grad show that values the designer behind the design.

Come meet a Tea Spiller, a Selfie Aficionado, a Pug Lover, and many Aspiring Designers. Come meet us, In Real Life!

**FREE ADMISSION**
Industry Hours
April 10th 6PM-8PM

Public Viewing
April 10th 8PM–11PM
April 11th 11AM–4PM

Follow on Twitter and Instagram @ysdn2019

 

More info https://ysdn2019.com/

 

 

 

Apr
17
Wed
emergence: the Digital Media End of Year Show.
Apr 17 – Apr 24 all-day

orange dots in an organic pattern that evokes a flock of birds in flightStudents in York University’s Digital Media Program, offered collaboratively by the Department of Computational Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Lassonde School of Engineering, use code and programming as tools for creative expression. The objects and experiences they create span a wide variety of concepts and formats, including mobile devices, large-scale installations, screen-based projects using single or networked computers, data visualization, games, interactive performance and more.

A special Opening Reception & Performance on April 18th from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.

A curatorial team including representatives from Interaccess and the Toronto Media Arts Centre have selected from some of the most innovative projects created in Digital Media classes during the past academic year for this exhibition.

Schedule:
Thursday April 17th-24th, 2019, 10am–6pm Mon-Fri

Opening: April 18th from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.

Admission is free. All welcome.

Apr
24
Wed
YESfest: A New Work Performance Festival at the Theatre Centre.
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 11:00 pm

Join Us For YESfest: A New Work Performance Festival April 24 to 28 at the Theatre Centre.

presented by the York University Theatre Program in collaboration with the MFA and BFA performer creation students.

After George by:Atomic Oddity
April 24: 9PM |  April 25: 6PM  | April 27: 1PM

What is the Water? by: Gülce Oral
April 24: 7:30PM |  April 27: 7PM  | April 28: 1PM

Mad Girl’s Love Song by: Mallory Fisher
April 25: 9PM |  April 25: 7PM  | April 27: 8:30PM

Eat Me directed by: Desirée Leverenz, Performed by: The Orange Girls
April 25: 7:30PM |  April 27: 10PM  | April 28: 4PM

Lost Fool  by: Jason Hildebrand
April 26: 8:30PM |  April 27: 2:30PM  | April 28: 2:30PM

Flyer for Yes Fest

May
2
Thu
Public Talk: Torkwase Dyson in the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_101601" align="alignleft" width="500"]The artist Torkwase Dyson with installation *Nautical Dusk*, 2018. Photo by Gabe Souza courtesy of the Colby Museum of Art. The artist Torkwase Dyson with installation *Nautical Dusk*, 2018. Photo by Gabe Souza courtesy of the Colby Museum of Art.[/caption]

Torkwase Dyson is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Her work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. She describes the themes of her work as “architecture, infrastructure, environmental justice, and abstract drawing.” In 1999 she received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from Yale School of Art in painting/printmaking in 2003. In 2016, Dyson was elected to the board of the Architectural League of New York as Vice President of Visual Arts. In 2017, she was on the faculty of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is a visiting critic at Yale School of Art.

 


Exploring the theme of Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium, the 2019 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts comprises a graduate intensive and three public lectures.

The other two public lectures in the series are curator Connie Butler (May 7) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and curator and writer  Kate Macfarlane (May 9) at the Power Plant.

The Summer Institute is named in recognition of Joan and Martin Goldfarb, longstanding supporters of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, whose generous gift has made this annual residency program possible.

May
7
Tue
Public Talk: Connie Bulter in the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Connie Butler HeadshotConnie Butler joined the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles as chief curator in 2013. She was chief curator of drawings at MoMA from 2006–2013, where she organized major exhibitions including On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century and Greater New York at MoMA PS1. She served as curator at MOCA from 1996–2006 where she organized the internationally acclaimed exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution.

Exploring the theme of Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium, the 2019 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts comprises a graduate intensive and three public lectures.

The other two public lectures in the series take place at the Power Plant and feature artist and scholar Torkwase Dyson (May 2) and curator and writer Kate Macfarlane (May 9).

The Summer Institute is named in recognition of Joan and Martin Goldfarb, longstanding supporters of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, whose generous gift has made this annual residency program possible.

Connie Butler is presented by AGO in collaboration with Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium, the 2019 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute of the Department of Visual Art & Art History, York University

May
8
Wed
Tell Me What You See! Found Footage Films by Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller at TIFF
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:10 pm

[caption id="attachment_101621" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Film still from Tell Me What You See![/caption]

As part of an exploration into working with found materials, German experimental filmmaker and curator Matthias Müller joins us to introduce a selection of the more recent films he co-directed with Christoph Girardet, followed by an onstage conversation with Concordia’s Catherine Russell.

This event is part of the 2019 Summer Institute at York University, Archive/Counter-Archives, Janine Marchessault’s SSHRC Partnership Grant project.

Meteor (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2011 \ 15 min.)

Kristall (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2006 \ 15 min.)

Contre-jour (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2009 \ 11 min.)

personne (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2016 \ 15 min.)

Screen (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2018 \ 18 min.)

Reserve your free ticket online

Archive/Counter-Archive is a six-year project that aims to activate Canada’s most precarious audiovisual heritage. Using a practice-based approach, the project will foster a creative engagement with archives — one where preservation does not oppose access, but flourishes from new media practices of remediation.

Matthias Müller was born in Bielefeld, Germany. He studied arts and German literature at Bielefeld University and fine arts at the Braunschweig University of Art, HBK. He has produced videos, video installations, films, and photo works since 1979, many of them in collaboration with Christoph Girardet. Müller has organized film festivals and curated festival sections. He has had individual exhibitions in the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and in the Tate Modern. Since 2003, he has served as a professor of experimental film at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His works include Epilog (87), Home Stories (90), Sleepy Haven (93), Alpsee (94), Vacancy (98), nebel (00), Album (04), and Air (16).

Catherine Russell is a Distinguished Professor at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from New York University. Her publications include work on avant-garde cinema, anthropological cinema, Japanese cinema, and early cinema. Her most recent book, Archiveology: Walter Benjamin and Archival Film Practices (18), explores how the reuse, recycling, appropriation, and borrowing of archival sounds and images by filmmakers provides ways to imagine the past and the future.

May
9
Thu
Kate Macfarlane Acts of Resistance: Choreographic Drawing in the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_101604" align="alignleft" width="500"]Kate Macfarlane, photo by Dan Weill Kate Macfarlane, photo by Dan Weill[/caption]

ACTS OF RESISTANCE: CHOREOGRAPHIC DRAWING introduces artistic strategies that exploit the salient attributes of drawing whilst resisting its conventions and testing its limits. Works by seven women contemporary artists are considered through the lens of choreography, including Monika Grzymala’s spatial drawings, Aleksandra Mir’s collectively-made murals, Florence Peake’s performances, Kate Davis’s revision of Amedeo Modigliani’s nudes, Kathy Prendergast’s remapping of continental Europe, and figurative drawings by ruby onyinyechi amanze and Nicola Tyson.

Kate Macfarlane is a curator and writer based in London, UK, and is co-founder and co-director of Drawing Room, London. Recent curatorial projects include A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings (Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford) 2018; Dove Allouche – Mea Culpa of a Sceptic (The Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris)2016; Line (Lisson Gallery, London) 2016. Recent writing includes: ‘Graphic Witness’ a chapter for The Companion to Contemporary Drawing, Wiley Blackwell (2019); ‘Intimate Reflections’ in Auto Fictions – Contemporary Drawing, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Germany (2018).


Exploring the theme of Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium, the 2019 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts comprises a graduate intensive and three public lectures.

The other two public lectures feature artist and scholar Torkwase Dyson (May 2) at the Power Plant and curator Connie Butler (May 7) at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The Summer Institute is named in recognition of Joan and Martin Goldfarb, longstanding supporters of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, whose generous gift has made this annual residency program possible.

May
14
Tue
FREE SCREENING: Ali Kazimi’s film Continuous Journey
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FREE SCREENING: Ali Kazimi's film Continuous Journey @ Nat Taylor Cinema, York University

Join us for a screening and discussion of YorkU Cinema & Media Arts Professor Ali Kazimi’s film Continuous Journey (2004), part of the 2019 Summer Institute at York University and Archive/Counter-Archive, Janine Marchessault’s SSHRC Partnership Grant project.

Kazimi is a filmmaker whose work deals with race, social justice migration, history, and memory. He is the recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.

In 1914, Gurdit Singh, a Sikh entrepreneur based in Singapore, chartered a Japanese ship, the Komagata Maru, to carry Indian immigrants to Canada. On May 23, 1914, the ship arrived in Vancouver Harbour with 376 passengers aboard: 340 Sikhs; 24 Muslims and 12 Hindus. Many of the men on-board were veterans of the British Indian Army and believed that it was their right as British subjects to settle anywhere in the Empire they had fought to defend and expand. They were wrong… Continuous Journey is an inquiry into the largely ignored history of Canada’s exclusion of the South Asians by a little known immigration policy called the Continuous Journey Regulation of 1908. Unlike the Chinese and the Japanese, people from British India were excluded by a regulation that appeared fair, but in reality, was an effective way of keeping people from India out of Canada until 1948. As a direct result, only a half-mile from Canadian shores, the Komagata Maru was surrounded by immigration boats and the passengers were held in communicado ­virtual prisoners on the ship. Thus began a dramatic stand-off which would escalate over the course of two months, becoming one of the most infamous incidents in Canadian history. By examining the global context and repercussions of a Canadian event, Continuous Journey challenges us to reflect on contemporary events, and raises critical questions about how the past shapes the present.

CONTINUOUS JOURNEY trailer from Cinema Politica on Vimeo.

Archive/Counter-Archive is a SSHRC project led by Janine Marchessault, dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

2019 Summer Institute: Archive/Counter-Archives is convened by Philip Hoffman, Janine Marchessault, and Michael Zryd. Free and public screenings, panels, and master classes will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and York University, and will feature special guests such as Matthias Müller, Ali Kazimi, Yvonne Ng, and Suzanne Morrisette. Visit here for details: https://counterarchive.ca/summer-institute-archivecounter-archives

May
18
Sat
Imogen Heap, keynote & workshop on blockchain for digital rights management for artists
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Mycelia, Mi.Mu and the Future of Music: a keynote by Imogen Heap

Please join us for a keynote talk, followed by Q&A conversation, with internationally-acclaimed musician Imogen Heap. The talk will include Heap’s thoughts on the future of music, ranging from her new blockchain-based project Mycelia for artist/music rights to her Mi.Mu interactive glove-instrument.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mycelia-mimu-and-the-future-of-music-a-keynote-by-imogen-heap-tickets-60935582969

Attendees are also strongly encouraged to stay for a Creative Passport workshop hosted by Imogen and the Mycelia group from 2:00-4:30pm in the same room, focused on their new blockchain-based approach to digital rights management for artists. Snacks and coffee will be provided between the keynote and workshop. Please sign up for the workshop here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-passport-forum-toronto-tickets-59993602480

Time/Date: May 18th
Keynote: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Workshop: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Location:
Transmedia Lab, 103 Accolade West Building, York University

Presented by the DisPerSion Lab, Mycelia4Music and Patrick Twaddle

Special Thanks to the Departments of Music and Computational Arts

London based recording artist Imogen Heap blurs the boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship. Writing and producing 4 solo albums, one as Frou Frou (with Guy Sigsworth), and collaborating with Jeff Beck, Mika and Josh Groban amongst others, Heap has penned tracks for movies, TV shows and produced the score for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, winning the ‘Outstanding Music in a Play’ Drama Desk Award.

Counting 5 Grammy nominations, winning one for engineering and another for her contribution to Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’, Heap also received an Ivor Novello Award, The Artist and Manager Pioneer award, the MPG Inspiration Award and an honorary Doctorate of Technology for her MI.MU gloves work: a ground-breaking gestural music making system.

In 2014 she envisioned a flourishing music industry ecosystem through Mycelia and released ‘Tiny Human’, the first song to use smart contracts on a blockchain.

Creating an artist-led, fair and sustainable decentralized ecosystem, Mycelia’s ‘The Creative Passport’ provides an ID for music makers to connect digitally with the music industry.With three world tours, sold out Royal Albert Hall and Greek Theatre shows and thousands of 5* reviews, last September Heap embarked on a year-long music and technology world tour.