CADN SPEAKER SERIES: EVE TUCK AND ROBERT DIAZ
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:00 pm
Location: Room 190, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Where is Your Disruption?
Fragmentation and Entanglement in Contemporaneity
Divisiveness has been a prominent feature in the cultural and political discourse of the past year. Given such fragmentation, what are the possibilities for remedying social cohesiveness? What role can art play in addressing the disruptiveness that permeates contemporaneity? This speaker series explores the manifold ways that disorder and fragmentation pervade contemporary art, design and new media theory, practice and exhibition. Our speakers will discuss some of the emerging ideas of a history not yet written – the history of a contemporary art entangled with political issues, social trends and millennial concerns.
The MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) at OCAD University invites the public to participate in two sets of conversations between artists, scholars and activists on the current state of art and politics.
Eve Tuck teaches at OISE and has conducted research on neoliberal educational policies, migrant youth, and Indigenous social and political thought. Her publications include Urban Youth and School Push-Out (2012), Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change (2014, co-edited with K. Wayne Yang), and the influential article "Decolonization Is Not a Metaphor" (2012). Tuck is Unangax and an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska.
Robert Diaz teaches transnational feminisms, globalization, and sexuality studies at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on Asian diasporic, postcolonial, and queer studies. His writings have recently appeared in Journal of Asian American Studies (2016) and Global Asian Popular Culture (2016). Diaz is currently co-editing Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries.
This speaker series is organized by students in the MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD University, with special thanks to the Office of Graduate Studies for its generous support. The first set of speakers on March 7 included artist Luis Jacob and philosopher Mark Kingwell.
Seating for this event is limited.
For more information, contact Jim Drobnick, CADN Program Director, email@example.com
The MA program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories prepares students to investigate the breadth and complexity of today's cultural landscape. Through historical contextualization, scholarly rigour, and cross-disciplinary methods, this program trains students to produce pioneering research into newly emerging art and design practices. CADN offers three fields of specialization: contemporary art history, design history, and new media art history. Working with an extensive core of over fifty faculty members, students are encouraged to generate their own insights into the ever-shifting world of contemporary art and culture.
Image: Luis Jacob, Sphinx (2015), installation view at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, courtesy of Birch Contemporary, Toronto, Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, and the artist.