Produced by the Graduate Program in Visual Arts and Graduate Program in
Art History and Visual Culture, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University
Now in its fourth year, the annual Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts offers York University graduate students and the wider community the opportunity to engage with prominent international theorists, artists, curators and critics through seminars, workshops, courses and public lectures.
The 2012 Goldfarb Summer Institute, The Real and the Political, examines art-making and contemporary art theory at the nexus of culture and politics. The public components of the Summer Institute include a lecture at MOCCA by cultural theorist, curator and writer Ariella Azoulay, director of Photo-Lexic, International Research Group, Minvera Center at Tel Aviv University, and talks at York by Canadian artist Ken Lum, Vienna-based independent curator Ruth Noack, and Amelia Jones, Grierson Chair in Visual Culture at McGill University, Montreal
As part of their residency in the Goldfarb Summer Institute, all four presenters will meet on campus with PhD candidates in visual arts at York for informal discussions, seminars, critiques and studio visits.
The Summer Institute is named in recognition of Joan and Martin Goldfarb, longstanding supporters of York's Faculty of Fine Arts, whose generous gift has made this annual residency program possible.