[caption id="attachment_102172" align="aligncenter" width="693"] Chief Lady Bird, Self Portrait as the Moon, 2018[/caption]
Chief Lady Bird
November 14th – December 5th
Sensorium Research Loft (Room M333, 4th Floor GCFA)
Be sure to swing by the Sensorium Research Loft to see two incredible works of art by Chippewa and Potawatomi interdisciplinary artist Chief Lady Bird for this year’s final Curatorial Lab installation, organized by Shalon T. Webber-Heffernan. You can see Self Portrait as the Moon and Kinship with the Sky from November 14th to December 5th.
Chief Lady Bird is a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation, who is currently based in Toronto. She graduated from OCAD University in 2015 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Indigenous Visual Culture. Through her art practice, Chief Lady Bird uses street art, community-based workshops, digital illustration and mixed media work to empower and uplift Indigenous people through the subversion of colonial narratives, shifting focus to both contemporary realities and Indigenous Futurisms by creating space to discuss the nuances of our experiences. Chief Lady Bird makes work about ceremony, stories, reclamation, tattoos, sex, sexuality, language, fashion, cultural appropriation and hopes that her images can be a catalyst for reimagining our relationship with the land, each other and ourselves.
Chief Lady Bird was the recipient of the Donna Mclean Award for Portraiture and Life Study in 2015; she is recognized for her murals and received the Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Award in 2017 alongside Aura for a mural they facilitated with a group of youth. In addition to this, Chief Lady Bird has created designs/illustrations for Vice News, West End Phoenix, Chirp Magazine, Flare Magazine, Ontario Human Rights Commission, Open Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and Twitter to name a few. She was also proudly featured in the legendary Kinship issue of Canadian Art alongside many brilliant Indigenous artists and was the first artist to create an emoji for Twitter for Indigenous Peoples Day/ Indigenous History Month in 2018. She illustrated a children’s book for Scholastic, titled Nibi’s Water Song, released in August 2019!
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Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is a beloved feminist revisioning of two of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, Othello and Romeo & Juliet. Written by Canadian playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald, the play explores the hypothetical question: what if Shakespeare’s tragedies were actually intended to be comedies? To learn the answer to this question, please join us November 16-23 in the Joseph G. Green Theatre to find out.
Sat, Nov. 16 (preview 1) @ 7:30 pm
Sun. Nov. 17 (preview 2) @ 7:30 pm
Tues. Nov. 19 (Opening) @ 7:30 pm
Wed. Nov. 20 @ 1:00 pm
Wed. Nov. 20 (Relaxed Performance) @ 7:30 pm –Plan your visit
Thurs. Nov. 21@ 7:30 pm
Fri. Nov. 22 @ 1:00 pm
Fri. Nov. 22 @ 7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 23 @ 2:00 pm
Tickets $7- 20
Online Box Office or call 416-736-5888
[caption id="attachment_101693" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photograph of the 2018 Fundamentals Group Exhibition[/caption]
The Fundamentals group exhibition showcases work by first year Visual Art Studio students in the VISA 1010 6.0-Art Fundamentals: Concept, Creativity and Production. Art Fundamentals introduces students to the visual arts studios, faculty and a spectrum of production methods addressing two dimensional, three dimensional and the element of time in art making. An established theme provides students with a starting point for research, conceptualization and the exploration of fundamental processes as a means of visualizing their creative ideas.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm
Reception: Monday, November 25, 12:00-1:30pm
The Department of Dance presents
Dance Innovations 2019 – the near distance – pathways towards discovery
Dance Innovations 2019 – the near distance – pathways towards discovery features the concise creations of 25 fourth year BFA choreographers performed by students engaged in all levels of York’s programs in Dance. Students and faculty involved in creation, performance, lighting design and production collaborate in the successful realization of Dance Innovations. Series A of the two series program comprises a new creation by Assistant Professor and intermedia artist Freya Björg Olafson for York’s third year Performance class. In harmony with the themes explored elsewhere in the Department’s 2019/20 events, performances and workshops – issues of identity, navigation and acknowledgment – our show title celebrates the certainty that curiosity, open ness and creative engagement lead to imminent and ongoing discovery and transformation.
Artistic Director: Julia Sasso for 4th year choreography course
Director: Freya Björg Olafson for 3rd year Performance course
Production Manager: Jennifer Jimenez
PERFORMANCES Nov 20-22
Series A – 7:00 pm
Series B – 8:30 pm
Advanced tickets: $12
After November 20: $18
Box Office: 416. 736.5888 | ampd.yorku.ca/boxoffice
The York University Jazz Festival, running November 18-21, showcases rising young talent directed by leading lights of the Canadian jazz scene.
Catch the next generation of outstanding jazz artists, right here on campus – and with no cover charge!
6:30pm: The York University Jazz Choirs directed by Mim Adams take centre stage in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall.
7:30pm: The York University Jazz Orchestra directed by Mike Cado performs an eclectic mix of jazz standards and new jazz renditions of modern pieces in the Martin Family Lounge.
The York University Concert and Chamber Choirs
Dr. Lisette Canton, Conductor
Join the York University Concert and Chamber Choirs as they perform Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio (Oratorio de Noël), Pergolesi’s Magnificat and Buxtehude’s Das neugeborne Kindelein with chamber orchestra.
Ticket Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors.
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or call 416-736-5888
Music@Midday: World Music Showcase
Please join us for an exciting concert filled with music from around the world.
La Soledad (dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, 2016)
Nat Taylor Tuesdays and Cinema Politica Present:La Soledad (dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, 2016). Please join us for a free screening and question and answer period with Rodrigo Michelangeli (co-writer & cinematographer)
Tuesday, November 26 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Professor Mike Cadó directs the York University R&B Ensemble in a show-stopping performance of soul and funk music.
The concert will feature the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and many other great artists.
Admission is free and open to everyone.
Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult
The Department of Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) is proud to present Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult in conversation on Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet
Date: November 27th, 3-5pm
Place: 206 (ACW) Accolade West Building
Reception: 024 (CFA) Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, following the event
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky will be speaking about Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet, his musical investigation of the Internet, from its birth as ARPANET in 1969 (the same year as CMA), to its impact on our society over the last 50 years, particularly in terms of connectivity, quantification, and human rights. Miller is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. He has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His books include the award-winning Rhythm Science, published by MIT Press in 2004; Sound Unbound, an anthology about digital music and media; The Book of Ice, a visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, and; The Imaginary App, on how apps changed the world.
Kiera Boult is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Hamilton, based in Toronto. Boult’s practice utilizes camp and comedy to skeptically address issues that surround the role and/or identity of the artist and the institution. In 2019, Boult was the recipient of the Hamilton
Emerging Visual Artist Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Trinity Square Video. She has participated in the Art Gallery of York University’s final Performance Bus, 7a*11D’s 7a*md8 – ON LINE and Life of a Crap Head’s Doored. She holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and is currently Vtape’s Submissions, Collections & Outreach Coordinator.
This event is part of CMA’s 50th year anniversary celebrations, as well as the occasion of the launching of BetaSpace (the new Media Arts Co-Working Space, named after industry parlance for a project that is in the final stages of development and ready for testing). CMA’s first graduating cohort of Media Arts BFA students will also be exhibiting their end of term work in augmented reality, app development, video documentary and fiction, and more!
Classical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.