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March 11, 2015

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.... Read more

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February 13, 2015

York University's Faculty of Fine Arts is renamed School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

York University's Faculty of Fine Arts is AMPD! Students, staff, faculty members and guests celebrated the renaming of the Faculty as the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design at a launch event on... Read more


December 09, 2014

Seeing literature: Visual Art prof launches artist's book on David Foster Wallace novel

Hailed as a "sensual experience" of language, print media Professor Barbara Balfour's latest work, the artist's book "The Inkiest Black", presents a visual and visceral response to American author David... Read more


November 19, 2014

Guest lecturer Asato Ikeda discusses WWII Japanese art history

An upcoming talk on Japanese wartime art history by Asato Ikeda will offer a rare opportunity to learn about contemporary studies in Japanese art history. Read more


June 04, 2014

York professor’s documentary charts the struggle to decriminalize homosexuality in India

Nancy Nicol’s latest documentary, "No Easy Walk to Freedom", charts the struggle to decriminalize homosexuality in contemporary India. It premiered June 1 at Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Read more


May 28, 2014

Odette Sculptor-in-Residence Iris Häussler explores the boundaries between fiction and reality

Internationally acclaimed conceptual and installation artist Iris Häussler is the 2014 Louis Odette Sculptor-in-Residence at York University, Her residency runs in conjunction with the Intensive... Read more


May 08, 2014

Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts focuses on sonic art

Sound has definitely arrived in the arts, particularly in sound art and sound studies, but is it a destination? That’s the key question that will be explored during Sonic Practices in X Actions at the... Read more

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March 28, 2014

Art meets business at the Schulich School’s Nadal Management Centre

The 2014 edition of the exhibition Art @ Suite 500 opens for a year-long run at the Schulich School of Business Miles S. Nadal Mangement Centre. Read more


March 11, 2014

Canadian artist Shary Boyle presents the 2014 Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts

Canadian artist Shary Boyle is the featured speaker for the 2014 Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts. Boyle will deliver her presentation March 11 from 4 to 5:30pm in Room 312 in the Joan and Martin Goldfarb... Read more

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February 21, 2014

Natalie Jeremijenko gives an xLECTURE on the xCLINIC

Boundary-pushing artist, engineer and inventor Natalie Jeremijenko is the featured speaker for the 2014 Wendy Michener Lecture in the Faculty of Fine Arts March 5. Read more