April 20th, 6pm: “CALLEJERA” a multi-media performance by Jose Richard Aviles

“not built, only implied, and usually invisible . . . useless, amoral and sensual space that lives only in and for experience.” — Aaron Betsky, Queer Space: Architecture and Same-Sex Desire CALLEJERA is a multi-media performance piece that explores the testimony and spatial analysis of the Queer Ethical Subject. Historically, Queer folk, especially Queer folk […]

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Congratulations on a Moving Memory Retrospective

Congratulations to Nadine Blumer on the creation of the Moving Memory Website, a retrospective and reflection of the Moving Memory: Difficult Histories in Dialogue exhibit hosted at CaPSL in June 2016. “Moving Memory: Difficult Histories in Dialogue” is a collaborative multi-sited research exhibition about the Armenian and Roma genocides that proposes creative solutions to museological and scholarly […]

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February 1st, 12pm: “Moving Gender: the case of home museums in Israel and Germany”, a presentation by Dr. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi.

Home museums in Israel and Germany produce a representational space in which the public figure, usually a ‘great man”, is effectively “dragged home” to the private sphere so as to make the domestic worthy of being represented in a museum. Based on three years of ethnographic research in nine such museums (four in Israel and […]

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Striking Memories – Quebec’s general unlimited student strikes since 2005

Striking Memories (Nadia Hausfather, Rushdia Mehreen, Florencia Marchetti, David Widgington, Jen Spiegel, Marion Miller), is a visual installation accompanied by performance art exploring the experiences of Quebec’s general unlimited student strikes since 2005 as remembered by activists, with a focus on those affiliated to Concordia University in 2012.

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Call for Exhibition Proposals

Concordia-based research team seeks two Fellows-in-Residence to develop public exhibitions on contemporary social and political issues. (Version Français)   Submission Deadline: September 21, 2018 Interviews: October 1 – 5. 2018 Applicants chosen for interviews may be asked to provide more detailed project descriptions. Resident selection: October 12, 2018   WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: The Concordia-based research […]

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(Blog) “Visual Footnotes: An immersive strategy to present and encourage reflections about research journeys”

By María Juliana Angarita . . .  The specially conceived exhibit titled “Visual Footnotes: Counter Memories and Art from a Fractured Past in Post-Conflict Peru” displayed multiple sources and items collected by the author over her 16 years of research. The corpus of primary sources on display embodied several of the footnotes in Milton’s publications. […]

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April 27, 12 – 2pm: 3 short talks + discussion, “Materiality and Witness in National Museums”

Join Concordia PhD student Hugo Rueda (History), Professor Erica Lehrer (History & Sociology-Anthropology), and Queen’s University postdoc Jennifer Robinson (Visual Anthropology) as they present 3 short talks in preparation for their participation in an upcoming conference at the British Museum, “Art, Materiality and Representation”.  Presentations: ➞ “Materialities made testimony. Objects as a way to organize the […]

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April 5 & 6: Vernissage + Performance/Lecture by Annie Rollins as part of “Immaterial Remains”

April 5, 5:00 – 7:00pm: Vernissage + Performance/Lecture April 6, 6:00 – 7:30: Performance + Lecture In this performance/lecture, Rollins presents her most pressing conundrum: how do you preserve a shadow? With a short survey of her apprenticeship and fieldwork, a trajectory of the failures that brought her to her thesis question and a musing of shadows, […]

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March 23, 12pm: Integrating Social Issues in the Art Museum: Creating Audio Guides for Visitors, Designing Training for Museum Guides

How do you create an ‘peace-themed’ audio guide with a group of artist-students for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Pavilion for Peace? This multimedia presentation profiles Six Tales of Peace (and War), which was created for a graduate seminar course in the context of a Concordia University-MMFA partnership. Kathleen Vaughan, faculty member behind the […]

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March 16, 4 – 6pm: Book Launch of Cynthia Milton’s “Conflicted Memory: Military Cultural Interventions and the Human Rights Era in Peru”

Join us at the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab for an exhibition and discussion of “Conflicted Memory,” with book author Cynthia Milton, Shelley Ruth Butler (Institute for Study of Canada, McGill), and Kevin Gould (Geography, Concordia). What happens when concepts of “truth,” “memory,” and “human rights” are taken up and adapted by former perpetrators of […]

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