The talk series organized by the Visual Art area at the Alexander studios provides a productive place for artists to present their work and to talk about their methods and concepts. Also, to engage with visual culture in a broader way, the series features curators and other cultural producers to present their projects and ideas. With approximately four talks per term, the series provides the possibility for our students and the public to engage in discussions with the visitors and explore contemporary art and its contexts and theories.



2007

Tim Lee

Tim Lee

When looked upon in a very matter of fact way one could sum up the practice of Vancouver-based artist Tim Lee as photographic or video-based performance work that addresses issues relating to cultural identity, art history (more specifically Conceptual art), popular culture (particularly Hollywood cinema and early hip hop music) and the notion of humour. --Jens Hoffmann
Recently Tim Lee has shown at Galerie Radiger Schottle, Munich, Lisson Gallery, London, Cohan and Leslie, New York, "Sliding Doors: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions", The Tate Modern, London, "All About Laughter", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, and "Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre", Vancouver Art Gallery.  Tim Lee has an exhibition of new work, Remakes, Variations (1741-2049) opening on November 16th at Presentation House Gallery
Everyone is welcome to attend this lecture.

Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

The artists will screen their work followed by a discussion moderated by Laura Marks 
They will be showing the following videos:
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure: 14 mins
Bad Ideas for Paradise: 20 mins
The New Freedom Founders (a trilogy): 26 mins
Being Fucked Up: 10 mins
In preparation for the discussion you can find on their website articles under the "writing" section. http://dukeandbattersby.com/m-writing.html 
Of particular interest is an article that Emily Vey Duke wrote with her brother Peter Duke entitled  "Suffering, Empathy, Art and the Greater Good."

Barry Schwabsky

Barry Schwabsky

Barry Schwabsky is an American art critic and poet living in London. He is co-editor of international reviews for Artforum and also writes regularly for such publications as The Nation, Art in America, and Afterall. He will be speaking on "Painting after Photography"   
Everyone is welcome to attend. The talk will be of particular interest to Visual Art students and Art and Culture Studies students. Here are some links to Barry's recent reviews:
A Painter of Our Time
Modern Love Octoberfest