From dusk till dawn on September 30, Toronto will be transformed with over 110 contemporary art projects by hundreds of artists from around the world. With so much to see and do, here is a short list of AMPD projects to capture your imagination.
Visual Art & Art History News
This fall, two professors will join York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD). The new professors are Freya Björg Olafson in the Department of Dance, and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum in the Department of Visual Arts & Art History.
If you’re eligible for OSAP, you may also be eligible for Work/Study. AMPD has 100 positions, plus there are hundreds more positions across campus, that you could apply for today and be earning money as soon as September.
In the hours before the AMPD convocation June 19, Winters hosted an awards ceremony, giving out almost $2000 in scholarships and prizes.
Public art can startle, resonate and inform, but its role is changing as expectations evolve about what it should be and do. The symposium Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working brings together artists, curators, urban planners, academics, policymakers and community organizers to explore policies and practices of commissioning and creating art for the public realm, now and in the future.
Through photographs, video and audio recordings, "Katherine Knight: Portraits and Collections" brings to life a collection of hand-stitched mottos created in Caribou Harbour, Pictou County, Nova Scotia in the 19th century.
The Nancy Nicol Collection includes interviews with activists, community leaders and human rights lawyers, and documentation of watershed developments and events the history of the lesbian and gay movement in Canada from 1969 to 2009.
The Art Gallery of York University and current students and alumni of the Department of Visual Art and Art History made a strong showing at the 2016 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Awards.