Pratt Institute will host a two-day symposium, "Questioning Aesthetics," on Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20, 2014, to explore new transdisciplinary research in aesthetics and to celebrate the launch of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, 2nd edition published by Oxford University Press.
Amber Frid-Jimenez, Associate Professor at Emily Carr University, holds a Canada Research Chair in Design and is a contributor to the new edition. She will present her work on the aesthetics of data and machine learning on a panel with Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum), Boris Groys (NYU), and Christopher Sula (Pratt). Other symposium contributors include Chika Okeke-Agulu (Princeton), Mel Chin (North Carolina) and Eve Meltzer (NYU), among others.
Join the Western Front Thursday, August 21 (7-9pm), to celebrate the launch of a new publication by Vancouver artist and sessional faculty member, Devon Knowles.
In exploration of the connections between human, art and technology, Sager will build a diviNation Tower in Minoru Plaza as the centrepiece of the festival.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of James Lindfield on June 21st, from pneumonia. James will be remembered as a devoted father, passionate teacher, committed artist, and as a perceptive and loving husband, brother, uncle and friend.
We are stunned to have lost such a valuable member of our community, and our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Sheila and son Jacob during this tragic time.
See Ceramic Artist and Associate Professor Paul Mathieu's latest show at the Gardiner, on this summer in Toronto through September 1, 2014.
"Camp Fires reveals the concept of "Camp" in the work of three important Francophone Canadian ceramic artists: Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette. Camp Fires is an often sensual encounter of these artists' powerful body of work, one that addresses subversive ideas about queer identity through clay."
Assistant Professor Lucie Chan and Marigold Santos are exhibiting large scale narrative-based images that are drawn together by the theme of Attachments.
Attachments opens at 7pm on June 26, 2014, at the Richmond Art Gallery and runs from June 27 - August 17, 2014.
The exhibit is curated by Nan Capogna.
Emily Carr University is proud to congratulate retired faculty member and alumna Liz Magor today on being awarded the prestigious 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize. The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), recognizes Magor for her outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada with this prestigious award, which includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the AGO next year.
Noted photographer and Emily Carr Honourary Doctorate recipient Fred Herzog has been honoured with the Audain Prize for the Visual Arts for lifetime achievement. Awarded annually by the Audain Foundation, the award is worth $30,000.
Fred Herzog has been active in Vancouver's art scene for more than forty years. Born in Germany, he came to Vancouver in 1953. Since that time, he has produced a substantial body of photographs, taking urban life in Vancouver -second-hand shops, vacant lots, neon signage and the crowds of people who have populated the city's streets over the past fifty years-as his primary subject.