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Welcome To BLACK GradEx 2021

Enjoy short podcast-style video conversations with graduating OCADU students.

Assistant Professors Michael Lee Poy & Kestin Cornwall sit down with their guests Sydney Gittens, Natia Lemay, Ehiko Odeh, Kayla Wallace,  Kaylee Meyer, Adé Abegunde.  They discuss OCAD U, art, and what inspires their work and how OCAD U and their community can assist them moving forward. You will enjoy the discussions, we promise. 

View at your convenience any time after June 1st, 2021
Available at blackocadu.ca & on Youtube

Black OCADU
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Black OCADU Youtube Page
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Welcome To BLACK GradEx 2021!  Enjoy short podcast-style video conversations with graduating OCADU students.

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OCAD U Faculty of Arts & Science Speaker Series Presents Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson

“Black Body Politics and Self-Care: Slave Dress as Resistance in Caribbean and Canadian Slavery”

Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:00PM – 1:30PM EST

This lecture pursues a comparative exploration of slave dress, cultural preservation, and self-determination in Canada and British Caribbean islands like Jamaica and St. Vincent. Recuperating the histories of three enslaved black women-- Dutchess, Florimell, and Cash-- and one enslaved black man, Andrew, it explores how they acquired the means and materials to adorn, protect, and beautify their bodies amidst endemic material deprivation, cultural prohibitions, economic disenfranchisement and pervasive physical violence. Drawing on Rebecca Earle’s concept of “clothing acts,” the lecture examines genre studies, portraiture and fugitive slave advertisements to explore the spaces between the imposition of cloth rations in tropical planation regimes like Jamaica, the use of European second-hand clothing in Canada and the preservation of African cultural dress practices like headwrapping across the Americas.

Charmaine A. Nelson is a Professor of Art History and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University in Halifax, where she is also the founding director of the first institute focused on the study of Canadian Slavery. Nelson has made ground-breaking contributions to the fields of the Visual Culture of Slavery, Race and Representation, and Black Canadian Studies.

Interlocutor:
Camille Isaacs, Associate Professor, English, Faculty of Arts & Science

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Poster for FAS Speaker Series 2021 Guest Lecture by Dr. Charmaine A Nelson

Image Credit: Agostino Brunias, Linen Market, Dominica (1780), oil on canvas, 49.8 x 68.6 cm., B1981.25.76, Paul Mellon Collection, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.  

Photo credit: Charles Michael

 

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Please join the Faculty of Arts & Science for a guest lecture by Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson. The lecture pursues a comparative exploration of slave dress, cultural preservation, and self-determination in Canada and British Caribbean islands like Jamaica and St. Vincent.

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Charmaine Nelson FAS Speaker Series 2021
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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Students in the BA (Honours) Program in Visual and Critical Studies will present their thesis projects in a public symposium. This is an opportunity for students, faculty, and community members to see the exciting work that our graduating cohort are doing at the cutting edge of art history and visual culture.

Register for the Teams Live event: http://bit.ly/VCSGradEx

Or tune in for the OCADU Live Broadcast: http://www.ocadu.ca/live

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Students in the BA (Honours) Program in Visual and Critical Studies will present their thesis projects in a public symposium.

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Banished Bodies, Birds, Bowels and Babies: Humorous Acts of Resistance and Subversion in the Dutch Republic

In the Dutch Republic, the use of humour was seen as an effective way of presenting didactic and moralizing messages. Humour and the use of hidden or double meanings was also one way that particularly sensitive topics could be addressed without causing overt offence or generating reprimand. This talk will consider the role of humor and double meanings in seventeenth-century Dutch visual culture as one of the ways that people were able to register their resistance to assertions of authority by civic officials. In particular, it will highlight select images of banished criminal bodies, to demonstrate some of the playful ways that authority over criminality could be subverted or disregarded.

Anuradha Gobin is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Calgary. Her research specialization is early modern visual culture of Northern Europe and its colonies in the Atlantic world.

This webinar is presented by the Visual and Critical Studies BA Honours program with the support of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Contemporary Art, Design, and New Media Art Histories MA program.

Space is limited. Please register at bit.ly/vcslecture2021

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Visual and Critical Studies presents an online public guest lecture by Dr. Anuradha Gobin in which she discusses the role of humour in the visual culture of the Dutch Republic.

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It’s finally time for the JVCS 2020/2021 Call for Submissions!

Students may submit work that they have have written for courses and feel proud to share with the OCAD U community. Applicants are invited to submit work in accordance with our guiding theme of ‘Experimental and Embodied Knowledge’.  This could include writing on decolonization, feminist and/or queer theories, and likeminded ideological practices. The editorial committee encourages submissions from VCS students, although all current OCAD U students are welcome to submit work. Please note the intended formats:


 ‘Exhibition and Performance Reviews [250 to 500 words]
Reviews of exhibitions, performances or art-related events that happened after April 2018. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays [1000 to 2000 words]
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects [150 to 250 words]
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images of their works to contextualize their abstract. Images provided should be 300 DPI.
 

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be sent either as an email attachment, or as a link to a Google Drive file to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com. Writing should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc or .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged.

In your submission email please provide a 1 to 2 sentence biography that includes your name, your program, the year of your program (for ex: 3rd year student), and a few details about your research interests and/or studio practice.

Deadline is February 20th, 2021. 

To learn more about the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies and to read past volumes, please visit visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com.

We look forward to seeing your work!

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OCAD U students are invited to submit work to be published in the 2020-21 annual Journal of Visual and Critical Studies in accordance with our guiding theme of ‘Experimental and Embodied Knowledge’.  This could include writing on decolonization, feminist and/or queer theories, and likeminded ideological practices. Deadline is February 20th, 2021. 

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Please join us in celebrating the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being explored by students at OCAD University. The new volume of the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies comprises critical essays, exhibition reviews, and thesis abstracts, and will be available at the launch. Snacks, refreshments, and cake will be provided. The Publication Launch will take place on the third level of 100 McCaul in the lobby outside room 315 on Friday, May 3rd, from 2-4 p.m. The Journal of Visual and Critical Studies is produced with the support of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Visual and Critical Studies Program, the OCAD U Student Union, and the OCAD U Student Press. 

 

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