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“A lot of people who call themselves artists now are cultural critics who are using instruments other than just written language or spoken language to communicate their critical perspective.”
-Leslie Thornton

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hal Foster @ OCAD

ALK | OCAD | Hal Foster | NOV 3
Nomadic Resident Hal Foster presents
a free public talk at OCAD:
"How To Survive Civilization, Or What Dada Can Still Teach Us"
Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocad.ca

OCAD is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed author
Hal Foster as the next resident of its Nomadic Residents
program, generously supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family
Foundation. Foster will be in residence at OCAD from
November 2 to 6, and will deliver a free public talk on Tuesday,
November 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Widely considered one of postmodernism├ó€™s founding theorists,
Foster has participated urgently in the critical and historical
investigation of avant-garde art for almost thirty years,
producing a body of writing that has informed the practices of
many contemporary artists. He draws from a wide range of
intellectual traditions to illuminate the continuities and ruptures
in the avant-garde├ó€™s critiques of art and society, exposing its
underlying historical and institutional frameworks while
assessing its continuing relevance.

Foster is the Townsend Martin 1917 Professor and Chair, Art &
Archaeology, at Princeton University, where he teaches
modernist and contemporary art and theory and the graduate
proseminar in methodology. In addition, he works with the
programs of Media and Modernity and European Cultural
Studies as well as with the School of Architecture. His
publications include The Anti-Aesthetic (1983), Pop Art (2005),
Art Since 1900 (2005), Prosthetic Gods (2004) and Design and
Crime (2002). A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Foster
is an editor for October, and continues to write regularly for
Artforum, London Review of Books, The Nation, and The New
Left Review.

All are welcome; admission is free. Limited seating available;
guests are advised to arrive early.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pleasure Dome Call

CALL | Pleasure Dome | New Toronto Works Show 2010 | DUE: JAN 15 2010
Pleasure Dome is seeking short experimental film/video works,
expanded cinema performances and media art installations
produced within the last year by Toronto-based artists for the
annual New Toronto Works Show. Now in its sixteenth year, this
members-curated programme features the cutting edge of
experimental film and video produced in Toronto today.
Please send preview tape/DVD or film (Super 8 or 16mm) or
short outline of proposed performance or installation to:

Pleasure Dome
195 Rushton Rd.
Toronto, ON M6G 3J2

or drop off to
401 Richmond St. West, #452
* note: Vtape is closed for holidays Dec 19- Jan 4 so no drop off
between those dates

The New Toronto Works Show will be presented in March as
part of the Winter 2010 season.