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Alexander Hall, Room 100
Monday, January 28, 6:00pm

Free admission - all are welcome

Kitty Scott is the recently appointed curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.  Previously, she was director of Visual Arts at The Banff Centre, the chief curator at the Serpentine Gallery, London, and curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.  Scott has curated exhibitions of artists such as Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Peter Doig, Ragnar Kjartansson, Silke Otto-Knapp, Ken Lum, and Ron Terada, and was a curatorial agent for dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), Kassel.  Scott has written extensively on contemporary art for catalogues and journals including Parachute, Parkett, and Canadian Art.  She has contributed to numerous books on curatorial studies and written texts for monographic publications on the work of Matthew Barney, Peter Doig, Brian Jungen, and Daniel Richter; and for the publication Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture (Phaidon, London, New York, 2010).  As an independent curator, she has organized exhibitions including Bankside Browser (2000) for Tate Modern, London, and Universal Pictures (1999) at the Melbourne International Biennial.  Scott was the Canadian coordinator for the Seventh International Istanbul Biennial (2001) and also worked on the inaugural SITE Santa Fe Biennial (1995).

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*Please note NEW LOCATION: Alexander Hall, Room 100
Monday, January 21, 6:00pm

Free admission - all are welcome

Art Green, was a founding member of Chicago’s infamous “Hairy Who”.  His work has been the subject of 25 solo shows, and is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Institute of Chicago and Vienna’s Museum Moderner Kunst, among others.  Recently, Green's paintings were featured in the major exhibition of “Chicago Imagists” at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and another at Thomas Danes Gallery in London, England.  Art Green is represented by Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

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ART HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES presents: Dr. Christina Smylitopoulos

A Nabob's Progress: Graphic Satire and British Imperial Excess

Tuesday January 29 th

5:00 pm

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

Lecture room

Reception to follow

Dr. Christina Smylitopoulos is a specialist in art and visual culture of the long eighteenth century. She received her PhD from McGill University and, before joining the art history faculty at the University of Guelph, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Yale Center for British Art. Her current research traces the significance of Regency illustrated books, which occupy an unclear position in the trajectory from stand-alone Georgian graphic satire to the Victorian comic.




Visiting Artists & Speakers presents: Luis Jacob


6pm Alexander Hall Rm.100 (NEW LOCATION!)


Working as artist, curator, and writer, Luis Jacob's diverse practice addresses issues of social interaction and the subjectivity of aesthetic experience.

Recent solo exhibitions of his work include Show Your Wound, Galerie Max Mayer, Duesseldorf and Birch Libralato, Toronto (2012); A Finger in the Pie, A Foot in the Door, A Leg in Quicksand, Kunsthalle Lingen (2012); Pictures at an Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2011); Tableaux Vivants, Fonderie Darling, Montréal (2010); 7 Pictures of Nothing Repeated Four Times, in Gratitude, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2009); and Habitat, Kunstverein Hamburg, (2008).

Recent group exhibitions include Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Surplus Authors, Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2012); Animism, Generali Foundation, Vienna (2011); Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); If We Can’t Get It Together, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2008); and Documenta 12, Kassel (2007).

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