Events

Feb
24
Mon
Sculpture and Drawing Area Exhibition
Feb 24 – Mar 5 all-day

 

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A group show featuring sculpture and drawings by upper-level students in the Department of Visual Art & Art History.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9am-4:00pm

Free admission

Print Media (Property of)
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm

Print Media (Property of)

Artists: Group show of upper level Print Media Students

This exhibition at York University’s Special Projects Gallery highlights the work of the upper level Print Media students from the Department of Visual Arts. These print-based works show the variety of individual approaches explored in the courses: 3070 Extended Print Practice; 3072 Photo-based Print Processes, and 4090L Print Media.

Location: Special Projects Gallery (102 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts)

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am-4pm

Dates: February 24 – March 6, 2020

 

 

 

Mar
5
Thu
2020 Wendy Michener Lecture: Wafaa Bilal (Performing Change)
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Wendy Michener Memorial Lecture presents Wafaa Bilal (Performing Change)

Wafaa Bilal will discuss specific bodies of work including Domestic Tension (aka Shoot an Iraqi), The Things I Could Tell…, and his most recent project 168:01, elaborating on the evolution of his work and reflecting on his personal experiences living in both the conflict zone of Iraq and the comfort zone of the United States. Bilal’s work explores both the trauma of conflicts and post-conflict relationships through social engagement.

His dynamic, participatory work blends technology and performance to engage viewers in dialogue and places him in the role of the artist as platform initiator, helping to shift and change the distribution channels in the media. The controversial aspects of his work spark deeper conversation and provoke passive viewers to take an active stance with regard to social justice and their own personal/political realities

Location: Tribute Communities Recital Hall
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Admission is free; all welcome.

The Wendy Michener Lecture, named in commemoration of the Canadian arts critic and journalist, was established at York University in 1986 to provide a forum for discussion of vital issues and developments in culture and the arts.

Music @ Midday: Student Showcase
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

York University music students showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Maps & Directions 

 

Graduate Seminar featuring Wafaa Bilal
Mar 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Poster for Graduate Seminar featuring Wafaa Bilal

Please join us March 5 from 2:30-4:00pm for a Graduate Seminar in the Sensorium Research Loft with featured speaker Wafaa Bilal following the 2020 Wendy Michener Memorial Lecture: WafaaBilal (Performing Change).

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal is known internationally for his on-line performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international and interpersonal politics. Bilal’s work explores tensions between the cultural spaces he occupies —his home in the comfort zone of the U.S. and his consciousness in the conflict zone in Iraq. For his 2007 installation, Domestic Tension, Bilal spent a month in FlatFile Galleries where people could shoot him via a remote-access paintball gun. The Chicago Tribune called it “one of the sharpest works of political art to be seen in a long time”—naming him 2008 Artist of the Year. That year, City Lights published Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun about Bilal’s life and Domestic Tension. Using his own body as a medium, Bilal continued to challenge the public’s comfort zone with projects like 3rdi and and Counting…. Bilal’s work, Canto III, was included as part of the Iranian pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Bilal’s current work 168:01 brings awareness to cultural destruction and promotes the collective healing process through education and audience participation. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar; amongst others. He holds a BFA from the University of New Mexico, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was conferred an honorary PhD from DePauw University. Bilal is currently an Arts Professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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The Sensorium Research Loft is wheelchair accessible, for full access details please email sensloft@yorku.ca

Improv Soirée
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up, hosted by the improve studios of Brian Katz.

Performers and observers welcome.

Admission is free.

 

Mar
6
Fri
NOISE: York University Department of Visual Art & Art History Senior Studio Exhibition at Gallery 1313
Mar 6 – Mar 14 all-day

York University Department of Visual Arts and Art History
presents
NOISE
Senior Studio Exhibition

‘Noise’ is an exhibition of work by the two senior studio classes, Installation & Painting, in the Department of Visual Art & Art History, York University. Bringing together the work of about fifty students who work in a diversity of contemporary styles & media, the exhibition is both a culmination of their BFA and a launching pad to their futures.

Date: March 6-14, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-6pm
Address: 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Free Admission

Gallery 1313 website: g1313.org
Gallery 1313 phone: 416-536-6778

 

 

Music @ Midday: Singing our Songs
Mar 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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.

Mar
9
Mon
Mental Health Week at Winters College
Mar 9 – Mar 13 all-day

Join us at Winters College from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13 for Mental Health Week! Feeling overwhelmed? Come plant succulents with us. Need an excuse to move your body? Join us for some mindful belly dancing. We have multiple events throughout the week to relax, recharge and re-energize.
Winters College understands how stressful and overwhelming this time of year is – but we got you. Have a hot chocolate and add to our Journeys of Resilience Mural available in the JCR all week long for anyone to share their story.

Come self-care with us!

FACTT 2020: FESTIVAL of ART AND SCIENCE Exhibition 
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm

FACTT 2020: FESTIVAL of ART AND SCIENCE Exhibition 
featuring invited artists and AMPD student works 

Monday, March 9th – Thursday, March 12th, 2020
11:00am-4:00pm
Gales Gallery (Accolade West Room 105)
Exhibition Opening: March 9th from 5:00-6:00pm

Don’t miss the 2020 Festival of Art and Science Exhibition – (BE) Coming An Exhibition of Experimental Contemporary Art, co-sponsored by Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, ArtSci Salon and The Fields Institute at the University of Toronto. The exhibition features the work of both invited artists and AMPD students. All are welcome to attend the exhibition opening which will take place on March 9th from 6:00-7:30pm in the Gales Gallery at York University.

About FACTT 2020

FACTT 2020 – (BE) COMING An Exhibition of Experimental Contemporary Art is about the impermanence of becoming permanent. A transformation is an extreme, radical change. The unavoidability of changes is a constant process we have throughout our lives. We may not always be aware of it, and often just spend so much energy avoiding this “law of nature” that we forget it exists and thrives for stability. (BE) COMING is an exhibition about change, the impossibility of not changing, the perpetual impermanence and the process of becoming. As we become aware of the need to change in our world, in our planet and our lives, it feels necessary to remember that life is a dynamic process. Life is a consistent process of transformation and adaptation. Art, more than any other human endeavour, is a reflection of this aspect of life and therefore the best way to remember the process of being something different, something else, something more, or something less, while becoming ourselves.

Sensorium Writing Group
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Please join us for the Sensorium Writing Group Monday, March 9th from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Organized to facilitate productive writing sessions within a supportive and accountable work environment, all Sensorium Writing Groups are open to all graduate students on a drop-in basis.

For more information about the Sensorium Writing Groups please email sensinfo@yorku.ca.

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The Sensorium Research Loft is located on the 4th floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts. The Loft is wheelchair accessible, for full access details please email sensloft@yorku.ca.

Mar
10
Tue
Devised Theatre Festival 2020
Mar 10 – Mar 14 all-day

Devised Theatre Festival 2020
March 10 – 14, 2020

The Devised Theatre Festival premieres three captivating new productions, each conceived, created, produced, and performed by fourth year Devised Theatre students in the Performance, Creation, and Research stream in York University’s Theatre program.

This year, the theme for the Devised Theatre Festival is: Escapism in the age of the Experience Culture, wherein we ask questions about how we try to escape, why we might feel the need to escape, and why this desire to escape may be problematic.

The three shows featured in this year’s festival are: Auto-nomy, a seductive physical theatre piece about companion robots who gain sentience, by The Vector Regime; Five, an intermedial physical theatre piece about four young women who are trapped inside a video game, by Mind Yo’ Business Productions; and Goodnight, Sunny, a magic realism piece about two siblings, Jonathan and Jamie, who go on one final adventure with their imaginary friend, Sunny.

Each show is presented by a production company formed by a student ensemble within Devised Theatre.

The Devised  Theatre Festival runs in two series, each presenting a double bill:

Tuesday, March 10th: Company A: The Vector Regime (7:00pm) | Company B: Mind Yo’ Business Productions (8:30pm)

Wednesday, March 11th: Company B: Mind Yo’ Business Productions (7:00pm) | Company C: Triptych Theatre Collective (8:30pm)

Thursday, March 12th: Company C: Triptych Theatre Collective (7:00pm) | Company A: The Vector Regime (8:30pm)

Friday, March 13th: Company C: Triptych Theatre Collective (3:00pm) | Company A: The Vector Regime (4:30pm) | Company B: Mind Yo’ Business Productions (6pm)

Saturday, March 14th: Company B: Mind Yo’ Business Productions (3:00pm) | Company A: The Vector Regime (4:30pm) | Company C: Triptych Theatre Collective (6pm)

Venue:  207 Accolade East Building | York University Keele Campus

Admission: Pay What You Can. Suggested $10 (cash only please)

For full details about the shows, the production companies, the artists, and blog posts, visit the Devised Theatre Festival website.

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents practice through process with filmmaker Francisca Duran
Mar 10 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents practice through process with filmmaker Francisca Duran

Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents a showcase and discussion with MFA alumna and experimental filmmaker, Francisca Duran on practice through process, memory and history. In conversation with Professor Philip Hoffman.

Please join us for this free screening.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

 

Mar
11
Wed
*CANCELLED* Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Marta de Menezes
Mar 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
*CANCELLED* Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Marta de Menezes @ The Sensorium Research Loft

*Cancelled*

Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Marta de Menezes

Wednesday, March 11 | 11:30am-12:30pm

The Sensorium Research Loft, 4th Floor GCFA (Room M333)

RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca

*Due to unforeseen circumstances the Winter Lunchtime Seminar Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring Marta de Menezes has been cancelled.*

Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist (b. Lisbon, 1975) with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, a MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford, and a PhD candidate at the University of Leiden. She has been exploring the intersection between Art and Biology, working in research laboratories demonstrating that new biological technologies can be used as new art medium. In 1999 de Menezes created her first biological artwork (Nature?) by modifying the wing patterns of live butterflies. Since then, she has used diverse biological techniques including functional MRI of the brain to create portraits where the mind can be visualised (Functional Portraits, 2002); fluorescent DNA probes to create micro-sculptures in human cell nuclei (nucleArt, 2002); sculptures made of proteins (Proteic Portrait, 2002-2007), DNA (Innercloud, 2003; The Family, 2004) or incorporating live neurons (Tree of Knowledge, 2005) or bacteria (Decon, 2007). Her work has been presented internationally in exhibitions, articles and lectures. She is currently the artistic director of Ectopia, an experimental art laboratory in Lisbon, and Director of Cultivamos Cultura in the South of Portugal.

About the Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series

The Winter Lunchtime Seminar Series is a weekly event which aims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. This casual, lunch time seminar series will host a variety of graduate student presentations, faculty presentations and pitch sessions, open luncheons, topical discussions, invited speakers and external associations or organizations looking to interface with our community and share their work.

The Sensorium Research Loft is wheelchair accessible. For accessibility details, please email sensloft@yorku.ca.

*Postponed* Sensorium Writing Group
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

*This event has been postponed*

Please join us for the Sensorium Writing Group Wednesday, March 11th from 1:30-4:30pm. Organized to facilitate productive writing sessions within a supportive and accountable work environment, all Sensorium Writing Groups are open to all graduate students on a drop-in basis.

For more information about the Sensorium Writing Groups please email sensinfo@yorku.ca.

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The Sensorium Research Loft is located on the 4th floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts. The Loft is wheelchair accessible, for full access details please email sensloft@yorku.ca.