[caption id="attachment_101471" align="alignleft" width="550"] 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
1313 Main Gallery: The Collective Exhibition
Featuring the works of the students in the 4090 painting and installation classes, “The Collective” focuses on the exploration of contemporary questions and concerns regarding the body, the environment, urbanity, and cross-cultural overlays.
A space for experimentation and new discoveries, “The Collective” invites you to ask critical questions of the art and of yourself and open up to a collection of work that is both completely unique and yet wholly connected. “The Collective” is hosted in the Gallery 1313 Main Gallery, February 28th- March 9th.
Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6:30-9:30pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-6pm
Gallery 1313 website: g1313.org
Gallery 1313 phone: 416-536-6778
The Music at Midday series presents a recital featuring student soloists in the classical performance program.
Admission is free. Everyone welcome.
AMPD Students are invited to an info session about earning YorkU credits while on exchange at the University of Leeds.
Young artists from York University’s classical vocal performance program share the stage in a series of concerts featuring arias, art songs and ensemble pieces.
Admission is free.
Sensorium, VISTA and The Peripheral Visions Speaker Series Presents:
DREAMS, VISIONS, HALLUCINATIONS: DISABILITY & OTHER WAYS OF SEEING
March 6, 2019 | 4-5:30 pm in the Joe G. Green Theatre
Dolleen Tisawii’ashiiManning hosts a public conversation with Traditional Doctor and Elder Mona Stonefish on Anishinaabe dream imaging practices and their implications for critical disability studies. Manning worked with her mother and Stonefish in developing her mnidoo theory of consciousness. This interrelational understanding of perception and knowing involves a possession by these living potencies, along with an expanded understanding of vision. In this discussion, they question western conceptions of ability and disability, while also considering the debilitating impact of colonialism.
The Department of Visual Art & Art History presents Super Mega Ultra, a massive open house exhibition featuring hundreds of works in print media, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and interdisciplinary art created by the rising young talent in the department.
Super Mega Ultra transforms the entire Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts into one giant art party, with works on view in studios throughout the building, as well as in the Gales Gallery in the Accolade West Building.
More than 30 prizes will be awarded to student artists and art historians. The awards ceremony takes place in the Gales Gallery at 7pm.
Super Mega Ultra is produced by the Visual Art Student Association with Professors Janet Jones and Ezekial Moores.
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York University Music Department and York University Indigeneity in Teaching and Learning Fun present:
Dr. Monique Giroux
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Music, Culture, and Politics
University of Lethbridge
“To Live as if It Matter[s]: What Critical Indigenous Theory Taught be About Studying Music”
This lecture considered what is means – as a settler scholar – to engage in an ethics of responsiveness to Indigenous thinkers and communities. How might critical Indigenous theory shape approaches to studying music? And how might music scholarship and performance enact Decolonial practices that support Indigenous insurgence? These questions will be addressed using seven, interconnected reflections, coupled with listening examples that merge theory and performance.
2:30-4:00pm – Lecture | everyone welcome!
4:00-5:30pm: Discussion, please contact Sherry Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the article to read if you wish to take part in the discussion
Avaatar is the brainchild of Toronto saxophonist and composer, Sundar Viswanathan, a refined and seasoned blend of some key musical interests and elements, including classical Indian music, modern jazz, Brazilian lyricism, atmospheric textures and ambiance, Javanese gamelan, and contemporary improvisation. Avataar was a recipient of the 2016 TD Special Projects Award from the Toronto Jazz Festival, and is continuing its development with its first international tour, in South Africa, the same month as their performance in Guelph. The superb band lineup features internationally recognized players, with numerous Juno and other notable awards to their names: Michael Occhipinti (guitar), Justin Gray (bass and bass veena), Ravi Naimpally (tablas and percussion), and Max Senitt (drums).
The Devised Theatre Festival premieres four riveting new collaborative productions — each conceived, created, produced and performed by fourth-year students in Devised Theatre in the Department of Theatre’s Performance Creation & Research program.
Each show is presented by a production company formed by a student ensemble within Devised Theatre.
The four shows are dead skin, a grotesque and physical exploration of the darkness within by Four Eyes Collective; #Filters, which challenges the way we connect on a daily basis by Transcendence Theatre; Refraction, a supernatural thriller where a woman is confronted by her past by Catapulse Collective; and After George, a revealing drama which plays out inside a high school anniversary reunion by Atomic Oddity Productions.
The Devised Theatre Festival runs in two series, each presenting a double bill:
Mon March 11 – 7.30 PM: PREVIEWS/INVITED DRESS Series A: dead skin – #Filters
Tues March 12 – 7.30 PM: PREVIEW/INVITED DRESS Series B: Refraction – After George
Wed March 13 – 7.30 PM: OPENING Series A: dead skin – #Filters
Thu March 14 – 7.30 PM: OPENING Series B: Refraction – After George
Fri March 15 – 4:00 PM: Matinee Series A: dead skin – #Filters
Fri March 15 – 8:00 PM: Series B: Refraction – After George
Sat March 16 – 3:00 PM: CLOSING Matinee Series B: Refraction – After George
Sat March 16 – 7:30 PM: CLOSING Series A: dead skin – #Filters
Venue: Begin in the Festival Lounge space in Accolade East Building room 209 to sign in, shows will take place in ACE 207.
Admission: Pay What You Can. Suggested $10.
For full details about the shows, the production companies, the artists, and blog posts, visit the Devised Theatre Festival website.
A group show featuring sculpture and drawings by upper-level students in the Department of Visual Art & Art History.
Monday – Thursday, 10:30am-4:00pm
York University’s World Music Festival is a cross-cultural celebration spotlighting musical traditions of five continents.
Produced by Professor Sherry Johnson, this global sonic tour presents a sampling of the 20+ international cultures represented in York’s world music program.
The festival packs ten free concerts into two days: March 14-15
On March 14, performances take place in two locations:
- Martin Family Lounge (MFL), 219 Accolade East Building
- Tribute Communities Recital Hall (TCRH), 112 Accolade East Building
|11:00 am||Cuban Ensembles||TCRH|
|1:00 pm||West African Drumming (Ghana)||TCRH|
|3:00 pm||Escola de Samba||TCRH|
|4:00 pm||West African Drumming (Mande)||MFL|
|6:30 pm||Caribbean Music Ensemble||TCRH|
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