Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Lectures at RCAV

I encourage everyone to get down to the Hall tonight to catch Gerard Curtis, Jennifer Dyer and Bruce Johnson give talks at 7pm.


Blogger cara winsor hehir said...

sorry i missed this, bruce taught me art and craft history and he is a fountian of knowledge and a capitvating speaker. i'm sure he tells lots of fibs.
have you gone to see that celebrate craft at the devon house, yet? come on, take a chance.

2:27 p.m.  
Anonymous Joseph B'ys said...

I’m going to jump into this public space here and highly recommend this talk by Johanna Drucker. (the fact that this talk costs $5 –which is just plain stupid – notwithstanding)

Lecture: The Artist's Book and the Idea of the Book in Contemporary Work

In addition to her book art, Drucker has also published several highly regarded critical studies, including The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, 1909-1923 (focusing on Dada, Russian and Italian Futurism, and Cubism); Theorizing Modernism: Visual Art and the Critical Tradition (a collection of essays); The Alphabetic Labyrinth (a scholarly history of the alphabet); and most recently, The Century of Artists' Books (a major study which has the potential for opening an entire field to critical inquiry). All of this work, critical and creative, has accumulated in a corpus which is, as Nick Piombino has put it, nothing less than "a conceptual framework for the relationship between the visual arts and the written arts."

Tuesday, March 6, 1:30 pm at The Rooms, Theatre, Level 2; Free with membership, or with admission to The Rooms.

In this talk, writer, scholar, and book artist Dr. Johanna Drucker will explore creative expression that bridges literary and artistic practice in the form of the artist's book. Contemporary book artists have re-imagined this medium and "codex" in many ways. While often reworks of traditional book forms and formats, artist’s books may also be extensions of new ideas about immersive or experiential media.

Dr. Johanna Drucker is currently the Robertson Professor of Media
Studies at the University of Virginia and Professor in the Department of

1:31 p.m.  
Anonymous j. b. said...

this has been cancelled

12:12 p.m.  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Thanks Cara for the endorsement. I fibbed a bit. Bruce

4:53 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cfp's site might be our only place to talk, bitch, rant, care. Can I suggest a thread Craig that needs space? The Rooms Art Gallery is looking for a new director. Rumour is that Newfoundlanders need not apply; that a hand-picked person will be offered (by Brinton)from away.
This deserves some community attention. Christ, Craig, at the least lets have some fun: post a thread that calls for nominees.

11:30 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey there's a new show up at LSPU
will we get a review of this?
I'm thinking it should be a great show, it is full of local artist portraits! Again!

8:26 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with anonymous 1. Who is running the gallery come June? Nice to know that some transparent process is in place to replace. I'd email the cultural corp., but expect I'll get little. Sad to think I need to wait for the Independent to ask. Rumour has it that the current director wanted to double--dip and do both. Too much to ask if she is therefore outside the hiring process, or that other sober and uninterested experts are deciding?

Thank CFP. Good talk and site. (maybe I'll get ashow one day, offered for your laser eyes).

10:10 p.m.  
Blogger JustinBathurst said...

Regarding the next director of the art gallery at the Rooms, I could care less where the person is from, as long as the exhibits are high quality. While in Toronto I heard too many complaints about where directors of the Power Plant were from to the point where it became obvious that Toronto artists were simply not willing to let any from outside control their Power Plant. I saw this with Wayne Baerwaldt from Winnipeg and with the new Kiwi director. Let's all just relax and make sure that the new director does a good job, citizen of Iqaluit or Moscow be damned.

12:47 p.m.  

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