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Sarah Thornton and Robert Enright at the Ottawa International Writers Festival

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 8:29 p.m.

Carleton University Art Gallery and the Canadian Art Foundation present Sarah Thornton in conversation with Robert Enright about her new book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts.

Ottawa International Writers Festival / Knox Presbyterian Church / 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin), Ottawa
Tickets: $20 at the door / $15 in advance / Free admission for Carleton University and University of Ottawa students
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Join best-selling author Sarah Thornton and renowned art critic and curator Robert Enright in a discussion about Thornton’s new book 33 Artists in 3 Acts. Thornton’s book draws on hundreds of personal encounters with a superb cast of living artists—from global superstars to unheralded teachers—to humanize and demystify contemporary art. With Thornton as expert guide and trusted insider, we have unprecedented access to the lives of the artists, from late-night Skype chats with Ai Weiwei to taxi rides with Maurizio Cattelan on the way to the show that announces his death. We join Thornton as she rummages through artists’ studios and solo shows, inquiring about everything from their bank accounts to their bedrooms. The result is a series of cinematic experiences, which juxtapose artists in thought-provoking ways, and build up narratives that end with epiphanies.

Sarah Thornton is the author of Seven Days in the Art World, an international bestseller translated into sixteen languages. She has been the chief writer on contemporary art for The Economist and has contributed to many publications, television programs and radio broadcasts. She is also the author of Club Cultures and co-editor of the first edition of the Subcultures Reader. A Canadian who went to Britain on a Commonwealth Scholarship, Thornton holds a BA in Art History and a PhD in Sociology.

Robert Enright is a Winnipeg-based art critic and curator. He has written for such art magazines as Border Crossings, frieze, Modern Painters and Contemporary, and is a frequent contributor to The Globe & Mail. He has written essays, introductions and conducted interviews in over 70 exhibition books and catalogues. In the winter he teaches in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph where he is a Professor and holds the University Research Chair in Art Theory and Criticism. He is a Member of the Order of Canada.

CUAG Lunchtime Lecture: “Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration”

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:15 p.m.

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Each semester, we showcase a Carleton academic whose research interests complements one of our current exhibitions, and invite them to give a talk on their research.
Inspired by the inception of Inuit printmaking and its huge popularity in the southern Canadian art market in the mid-twentieth century shown in Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration, this Lunchtime Lecture will feature Paul Litt (Department of History) speaking about how Inuit art fit into the Canadian nationalism and identity formation of the era, and how southern policy makers encouraged Inuit art as a means by which the Inuit could develop a new economy.
Bring your lunch, the gallery will provide coffee and tea, and we’ll all learn something new!
Paul Litt is a historian of twentieth-century Canada who specializes in cultural history, political history, and their intersections. He has taught courses in cultural studies, cultural policy, popular culture, nationalism, tourism, and public history. He has published on Canadian cultural nationalism, cultural policy, the heritage movement, and the media in politics. He is cross-appointed between the Department of History and the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton.

Artist talk: Samuel Roy-Bois

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for an artist talk by Samuel Roy-Bois held in conjunction with his exhibition Not a new world, just an old trick.

Originally from Quebec City, Roy-Bois is based in Vancouver. He received his BFA from Université Laval in Quebec (1996) and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal (2001). His installations have been shown across Canada and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include J’ai moonwalké, sans cesse, jusqu’à l’épuisement at Parisian Laundry, Montreal (2014); I had a great trip despite a brutal feeling of cognitive dissonance at Artspeak, Vancouver (2012); and the touring Polarizer, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (2009), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge (2009), and Rodman Hall Gallery, St. Catharines (2010); and Let us, then be up and doing, with a heart for any fate, still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2008). He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and teaches at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.

Discount parking passes will be available for sale starting at 6:30 p.m. See “visiting” on CUAG’s web site for details.

DOUBLE MAJOR// November Edition: Co-op Housing + the Higgs-Boson Particle

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 7:00 p.m.

DOUBLE MAJOR is back! Join us for the third installment of the new academic year, where we’ll hear from two passionate experts, each speaking for 20 minutes about their subject, after which there will be a Q&A addressing both topics. One speaker is from the Ottawa-Gatineau community, and one is from the Carleton community. DOUBLE MAJOR is a fun and friendly way to stimulate discussion of seemingly disparate topics, and to make new connections between people and ideas.
Co-op Housing (Calinda Brown) and the Higgs-Boson Particle (Thomas Koffas)
DOUBLE MAJOR is held at CUAG. Lectures start at 7pm. DOUBLE MAJOR is brought to you by Carleton University Art Gallery and the Carleton University Alumni Association.
Calinda Brown is a housing activist and the current president of CCOC, a non-profit landlord in Ottawa - and she is also a tenant in one of their buildings. She works as a legislative assistant on Parliament Hill and enjoys discussions on how policy decisions should make life better.
Thomas Koffas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Carleton University. His primary research interest is on experimental particle physics. As a member of the ATLAS collaboration, which is a multi-purpose detector operating at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Europe, he works to reconstruct the tracks of charged particles, electrons, and photons.
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Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale. See the “visiting” page of CUAG’s website for details.