The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Professor Jaleh Mansoor on the publication of her first book, Marshall Plan Modernism: Italian Postwar Abstraction and the Beginnings of Autonomia (Duke University Press). The book expands upon ideas Mansoor first explored in her PhD dissertation at Columbia University, under the guidance of Benjamin Buchloh […]
Congratulations to Professor Catherine M. Soussloff on the publication of her new book, Foucault on the Arts and Letters, a collection of twelve essays addressing Foucault’s thought and its impact on thinking about the visual arts, literature, and aesthetic discourse in the twenty-first century. The edited volume grew out of a conference jointly sponsored by […]
Congratulations to AHVA faculty member Dana Claxton who has been awarded the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Visual Arts and to AHVA MFA graduate Carlos Colín who was named by Claxton as an emerging artist who demonstrates the promise of the next generation in the Visual Arts. Twenty-four individuals, one artist collective, and one business are […]
A community-based experiential learning project On May 17, 2016, Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver’s West End hosted a celebration of A Thousand Kinds of Wind, the recently installed sculptural work in the atrium of the building. The event recognized both the achievements of students from Professor Richard Prince’s VISA 401D class in the Department of […]
James Oliver Caswell (1937–2016) was a historian of Chinese art. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1970 and was hired at UBC in 1971. Dr. Caswell was Head of the Fine Arts Department (now the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory) from 1981 to 1997, and then again in […]
ABBAS AKHAVAN WINS THE 2015 SOBEY ART AWARD! Halifax, October 28, 2015 – The prestigious 2015 Sobey Art Award has been presented to Abbas Akhavan representing the Ontario region during tonight’s annual Award Announcement Gala at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The 2015 finalists emerged from a longlist of 25 Canadian artists under the […]
I thought my discourse was true and pure, you promised!!
Nov 23rd, 2016 at 5:00pm - Mar 31st, 2017 at 5:00pm
Opening: Wednesday, November 23, 5–7 pm Exhibition: November 2016 – March 2017 On the Wall Audain Art Centre 6398 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC For the art institution and beyond, Habedus,...
Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures
Dec 3rd, 2016 at 10:00am - Apr 17th, 2017 at 5:00pm
The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to launch Vancouver Special, a triennial exhibition surveying contemporary art in Vancouver. Co-curated by Daina Augaitis and Jesse McKee, Ambivalent Pleasures, the...
Rhyme Schematic MFA Exhibition
Feb 1st, 2017 at 6:00pm - Feb 25th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Exhibition dates: February 2 – 25, 2017 Opening reception: Wednesday, February 1 from 6 – 8 PM Please join the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA)...
Marshall Plan Modernism Book Launch
Feb 24th, 2017 at 7:00pm - Feb 24th, 2017 at 10:00pm
Please join Professor Jaleh Mansoor at SFU Woodwards for the launch of her first book, Marshall Plan Modernism: Italian Post War Abstraction and the beginnings of Autonomia. Friday, February 24, 2017...
Mar 1st, 2017 at 5:30pm - Mar 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm
An Artist Talk by Constanze Ruhm Wednesday, March 1, 2017 5:30 pm Room 102 Frederic Lasserre Building, UBC 6333 Memorial Road I mean you rehearse how to be someone else,...
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory comprises three streams of research-based learning and practice: Art History, with a particular focus on theoretical and critical discourses concerning the social impact of art and visual representation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; Critical and Curatorial Studies, examining through research and exhibition projects issues in contemporary visual culture and display; and Visual Art, with an undergraduate curriculum placing art production, academic learning and a graduate emphasis on preparation for participation in the field of contemporary international art.
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