Visual Art & Art History


Law and the Curated Body

Law and the Curated Body will bring together leading scholars, professionals and practitioners to share ideas that consider the relationship between the body and normative and epistemological frameworks. We begin with the simple question: How might the concept of curation, which derives from the Latin “to care for,” be understood in terms of power exercised over bodies? Read more



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Brandon Vickerd’s Chrome Ghost/ Apeshit at Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay

York Visual Art Professor Brandon Vickerd’s large scale metal sculpture/installation Chrome Ghost/ Apeshit is on view at Thunder Bay’s Definitely Superior Art Gallery March 28 to April 25, 2015. Playing with pop-culture references, Vickerd highlights our nostalgia for a past when science held the promise of a limitless future, and not the strange and often frightening world we find ourselves living in today. He uses sculpture as a catalyst for critical thought, enriching the viewer’s engagement with the physical world through the creation of spectacle.

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Janet Jones’ painting exhibition Playtimes at Katzman Contemporary in Toronto

Playtimes, a new series of monumental paintings by York Visual Art Professor Janet Jones, is on view at Toronto’s Katzman Contemporary March 27 to April 25, 2015. Evoking abstract representations of a contemporary urban existence on the brink of a “techno-sublime explosion”, the real and the virtual overtly overlay, careen and collide in these works. Playtimes proposes that “play” is serious – seductive yet terrifying, mesmerizing yet delirious – and depicts the actuality of existence and its tangible consequences.

Art Connections

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To find out about GTA arts events as well as volunteer and paid opportunities, subscribe to a couple of listserves so that you receive regular updates on which cultural institutions and organizations are looking for volunteers. These include: Akimbo, Instant Coffee, and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.


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