Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts: Ken Lum
Apr 24, 2012, 2:30pm-4pm
Ken Lum presents"Art in the Public Sphere," an illustrated talk on his public art commissions for The Real and the Political, the fourth annual Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts.
Lum is a Vancouver-based conceptual artist working in painting, photography, sculpture, installation and large-scale public commissions that speak to issues of personal and cultural identity in a globalized world. He has exhibited widely for three decades, including leading international venues such as Documenta XI (2002), Istanbul Biennial (2007), Gwangju Biennale (2008) and Moscow Biennale (2011), and a major retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2011). His public art commissions include works for St. Moritz, Switzerland; Leiden and Utrecht, Netherlands; Vienna, Austria; and Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto.
Lum taught at the University of British Columbia from 1990 to 2006 and has been guest professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, Munich; California College of the Arts, San Francisco; Rijksakademie Amsterdam, and China Art Academy, Hangzhou. His honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award, Dorothy Somerset Award and Killam Prize.
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The Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts offers York University graduate students and the wider community the opportunity to engage with prominent international artists, curators, critics and theorists through seminars, workshops, courses and public lectures. 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.
|Location:||Room 334 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University|
|Sponsor:||Department of Visual Art, Faculty of Fine Arts|