Making News

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    Turn the cameras on the architecture of exclusion in Calais


    This essay by Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Bassnett focuses on the boarder crisis in Calais, France. As she states in this recent article in World Press Photo Magazine "Of the thousands of images depicting the crisis in Calais, most focus on the refugees. And while their experiences are a crucial part of the story, this has circumscribed how we understand the crisis. There are broader issues at stake."
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    PhD ’16 Helen Gregory's dissertation abstract selected by Leonardo MIT as a top-rated art-science abstract for 2016

    October 3, 2017
    Helen Gregory's dissertation abstract “Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art” is selected in as top-rated abstract in a special section of Leonardo, Volume 50, Number 5, 2017. 
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    David Merritt Exhibition (swrv)

    September 6, 2017
    (swrv) is at Christie Contemporary from September 6 - October 14, 2017 David Merritt has exhibited nationally and internationally, including More Than Two (Let it Make Itself), curated by Micah Lexier, The Power Plant, Toronto, 2013; Volume, Hear, Here, curated by Christof Migone, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, 2013; Builders: 2012 Canadian Biennial, curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2012; shim/sham/shimmy, survey exhibition, Museum London, London, ON (touring, Art Gallery of Hamilton, MacLaren Art Centre, Art Gallery of Windsor), 2010.
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    Alumni Shelley Niro Wins $50K Scotiabank Photography Award

    May 10, 2017
    Shelley Niro has won the seventh annual Scotiabank Photography Award in a ceremony at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. Shelley Niro was born in Niagara Falls, New York, in 1954 and currently lives in Brantford, Ontario. She is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan.
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    Bassnett recieves J.J. Talman Award


    Sarah Bassnett is the recipient of the 2016 J.J. Talman Award for Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press
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    David Merritt Artist Talk

    April 27, 2017
    Meet us at the Thames Art Gallery, Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:30PM to 9:00PM to hear artist and Western University arts instructor, David Merritt, discuss his current body of work: SWRV. This exhibit is on now until Sunday, April 30, 2017. David will tour attendees around the exhibition, explaining his methods and the concepts behind the work.
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    Choreographies of Resistance

    March 15, 2017
    Following a year of field work in Palestine to create this new body of work, Rehab Nazzal has gathered sound, video, photography and found objects to create immersive environments which speak to the tragic conditions Palestinians face today. Although based in documentary, the installations that make up Choreographies of Resistance function more as commemorations, for the still-living and the deceased.
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    Immune Nations

    March 13, 2017
    The exhibition <Immune Nations>, featuring Western University Visual Arts professor Patrick Mahon, involves 8 interdisciplinary art projects, created in collaboration with artists, vaccine scholars, journalists, health policy makers and advocates over a 3.5 year period. The exhibition is hosted at 2 venues. Download the full poster and brochure in the blue link above.
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    The Living River Project

    March 4, 2017
    This symposium, co-curated by Patrick Mahon and Stuart Reid, considers the cultural, environmental and historical significance of water in the Windsor-Detroit corridor.
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    With Mexico, From Love

    February 8, 2017
    Featuring (MFA, 2015) alumni Juanita Lee-Garcia, With Mexico, From Love brings together a number of artists from Latin America, including those who have immigrated to Canada or other parts of the world, but whose work remains influenced by the culture and issues of the present day Mexico.
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    YONDER

    January 12-March 14
    Two Western alumni, Brendan Fernandes and Diana Yoo, continue their explorations of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, this exhibition brings together a group of Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 5:00–8:00 PM
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    Kim Neudorf Exhibition

    January 6, 2017
    Kim Neudorf the Digital Technician and Visual Resource Librarian, at Western Visual Arts, is part of the exhibition “UNTITLED 2011” at Paul Petro Contemporary Art.