Joan Carlisle-Irving Lecture Series

The Joan Carlisle-Irving Lecture series was initiated in 1996 and presents a variety of speakers from across disciplines. International and Canadian artists, critics, curators and scholars address challenging and topical themes relevant to the study and practice of art in today’s world.

Past speakers include: Barbara Abou-El-Haj, Arjun Appadurai, David Avelos, Craig Baldwin, Bruce Barber, John Barrel, Lutz Becker, Xu Bing, ain Boal, ve-Alain Bois, Manuel Borja-Villa, Michael Camille, Paul Chan, James Clifford, Thomas Cummins, Lynne Cohen, Annie Coombes, Lisa Corrin, Barbara Evans, Teresa de Lauretis, Max Dean, Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher, Peter Galison and Caroline Jones, Michael Gaudio, Faye Ginsburg, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Oliver Grau, Tapati Guha-thakurta, Martin Guttmann, Ron Hamilton, Hou Hanru, Jamie Hilder, Wu Hung, Wang Jianwei, David Joselit, E. Ann Kaplan, Webb Keane, Cecilia Klein, Norman M. Klein, Vasif Kortun, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Dana Leibsohn, Evelyn Lincoln and David Solcan, Akira Lippit, Martin Lister, Sharon Lockhart, Maureen Lunn, Andrew MacIntosh, Lev Manovich, Oswaldo Marcia, Alan Marcus, Teresa Margolles, Laura Marks, Paul McCarthy, James Meyer, Regis Michael, Walter Mignolo, Joseph Monteyne, Laura Mulvey, Loretta Napoleoni, Diane Nelson, Miles Ogborn, Fred Orton, Vong Phaophanit, Manuel Pina, Christopher Pinney, Stephen Prina, Wang Qingsong, Walid Ra’ad, Jeanne Randolph, Jolene Rickard, Eric Rosenberg, Eric Santner, Julian Stallabrass, Christopher Steiner, Jessica Stockholder, Rob Stone, Nicholas Thomas, Dot Tuer, Jonathan Weinberg, John Welchman, Christopher Williams, Karla Jessen Williamson, Bronwen Wilson, Martha Wilson and Shengtian Zheng.


Past Joan Carlisle-Irving Lectures

  • Kaja Silverman: Unstoppable Development

    October 8th,  2014

    5:30pm. First JCI lecture of the 2014-2015 academic year. In her talk, “Unstoppable Development,” Kaja Silverman will argue that photography began with the pinhole camera, which was more found than invented, morphed into the optical camera obscura, was reborn as chemical photography, and lives on in a digital form. It...


  • Rachel Haidu: Getting Past Difference: Black Audio Film Collective, James Coleman, Steve McQueen

    April 2nd,  2014

    Final JCI LEcture of 2013/2014 Rachel Haidu is currently writing about artists in three different time periods and places: Great Britain and Ireland, 1980s-present; Warsaw, 1960s-2010; and New York and Paris as two sites of performance and dance, 1960s-present. Her talk will present a methodological alternative to the art historical...


  • Reza Negarestani: Where the Concept Takes You

    March 5th,  2014

    The concept is addressed no longer by what it is, but by where it is situated or where it subsists – from ‘what is a concept’ to ‘where is a concept’ The Department of Art History Visual Art and Theory is pleased to announce the visit of Reza Negarestani to...


  • Graham Harman: What Objects Can Do For The Arts

    February 27th,  2014

    JCI Lecture Series in collaboration with CENES Ziegler Series Lecture. 5:30 PM Graham Harman is the Distinguished University Professor at the American University in Cairo, and the author of numerous books, most recently including Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy(2012) and Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism (2013). He is closely...


  • Paul Chaat Smith: Ready or Not

    October 24th,  2013

    1st of the JCI 2013/2014 Lecture Series. 5:30 pm. Paul Chaat Smith writes books and curates exhibitions that focus on issues of Indian space and representation. His projects include the permanent history gallery at the National Museum of the American Indian, performance artist James Luna at the 2005 Venice Biennial,...


  • Distributors: Knowledge Production in Science and Art

    March 12th,  2012

    Peter Galison (Harvard) and Caroline A. Jones (MIT) Peter Galison is the Pellegrino University Professor in History of Science and Physics at Harvard University. Caroline Jones is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at MIT. The lecture will deliberate on the trajectory that has occurred from the factory to the...


  • Miwon Kwon: Ends of the Earth (and Back)

    March 24th,  2011

    A lecture by Miwon Kwon. All welcome. Miwon Kwon is trained in architecture, holds a MA in photography, and has extensive curatorial experience from her tenure at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the early 1990s. She received her PhD in Architectural History and Theory at Princeton University in...


  • Dr. Barbara Evans: The Aesthetics of Performance

    March 8th,  2010

    All are welcome! Professor Barbara Evans is Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia. Recognized for her international leadership in graduate education, Barbara has been a keynote speaker at many conferences focused on graduate education in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. She...


  • Wang Qingsong

    March 3rd,  2010

    All are welcome! Wang Qingsong is an internaionally known artist who studied at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and currently lives in Beijing. He produces large scale staged photographs addressing issues around the hopes, fears and desires of contemporary Chinese from migrant workers to the newly affluent middle class. His works...


  • Jamie Hilder: the Miracle Mile

    February 10th,  2010

    Part of the JCI Lecture Series Jamie Hilder is a Vancouver-based artist and critic whose work deals with issues surrounding performance, urbanism, and economics. He is currently completing a doctoral dissertation on the international concrete poetry movement in the Department of English at UBC. He has exhibited and published work...


  • Alan Marcus – “Bodies on Display: Gender Ambiguities and Riefenstahl’s Olympia”

    November 2nd,  2009

    All are welcome Dr. Alan Marcus is Head of the Film and Visual Culture Department at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He interviewed the film director Leni Riefenstahl shortly before she died, and has written on representations of the body in journals such as Visual Anthropology. He has published...


  • Faye Ginsburg – “The Canary in the Gemeinschaft: Jews, Disability and Film

    October 19th,  2009

    All are welcome Faye Ginsburg is the David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology at New York University where she is also the Director of the Center for Media, Culture and History and co-Director of the NYU Council for the Study of Disability. An author, activist and occasional filmmaker, she has...


  • Rob Stone – “Splash: Greg Louganis at the Threshold of Aural Architecture”

    October 5th,  2009

    Im/Perfect Bodies: Part of the Joan Carlisle-Irving Lecture Series Dr. Rob Stone is Senior Research Fellow in the Visual Culture Research Group at Middlesex University. He is also closely attached to the Research Architecture, Visual Cultures and Visual Arts Departments at Goldsmiths College. His critical interests are in sound, architecture,...


  • Webb Keane – “On Spirit Writing: Materiality, Words, and their Magic”

    May 4th,  2009

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series "The Politics of Materiality and Matters of the Bio-political". Webb Keane grew up in New York City, graduated from Yale College, where he concentrated in art and philosophy, and received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. After several years...


  • Laura Mulvey – “Between Film Theory and Film History: The young modern woman and the ‘flapper film’ of the 1920’s”

    February 23rd,  2009

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series "The Politics of Materiality and Matters of the Bio-political Laura Mulvey, School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media Birkbeck College, University of London. Visiting Professor at Wellesley College, 2008-2009


  • Michael Gaudio – “The Sound of the Image: Picturing a Native American Dance, 1592/1894”

    January 12th,  2009

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series "The Politics of Materiality and Matters of the Bio-political". Michael Gaudio, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota, specializes in the visual culture of early modern Europe and the Atlantic world (ca. 1500-1800).  His scholarship, which focuses primarily upon England...


  • Akira Lippit – “Spectral Life: Derrida, Autobiography, Experimental Film.”

    October 14th,  2008

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series "The Politics of Materiality and Matters of the Bio-political". Akira Lippit, Professor, Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Professor, Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts University of Southern California. http://college.usc.edu/faculty/faculty1008195.html


  • Eric Santner Seminar

    September 22nd,  2008

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series “The Politics of Materiality and Matters of the Bio-political” Eric Santner, Department of German Studies, University of Chicago http://humanities.uchicago.edu/depts/german/07_faculty/faculty.html


  • JCI Lecture: Dana Leibsohn

    March 18th,  2008

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series – Being Pacific – Place, Space and Identity Dana Leibsohn, Assoc. Prof. of Art History and Latin American Studies at Smith College, is known for her work in the indigenous visual culture of colonial Latin America, particularly maps and modes of literacy...


  • JCI Graduate Seminar with Dana Leibsohn

    March 17th,  2008

    Graduate Seminar with Dana Leibsohn. Open to all AHVA Graduate students. Public Lecture – Tuesday March 18th 7pm Lasserre 104.


  • JCI Graduate Seminar with Hou Hanru

    February 6th,  2008

    Graduate Seminar with Hou Hanru Open to all AHVA Graduate students.


  • JCI Lecture: Hou Hanru

    February 5th,  2008

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series ; Being Pacific – Place, Space and Identity. These lectures delve into trans-Pacific communication, collaboration, cultural negotiation, and beyond. Hou Hanru is an internationally renowned critic/curator of contemporary Chinese art and Director of Exhibitions/Public Programs at the San Francisco Art Institute. Hou...


  • JCI Graduate Seminar with Wang Jianwei

    January 16th,  2008

    Graduate Seminar with Wang Jianwei. Open to all AHVA Graduate students.


  • JCI Lecture: Wang Janwei

    January 15th,  2008

    Part of the Joan Carlisle – Irving Lecture Series 2007-2008; Being Pacific: Place, Space, and Identity. Wang Jianwei, based in Beijing, is one of China’s best-known conceptual artists. He creates video works, from documentary-style productions to participant-observer projects to more theatrical efforts, often exploring the relationships of power within China’s...


  • JCI Graduate Seminar with Ron Hamilton

    November 21st,  2007

    Graduate Seminar with Ron Hamilton. Open to all AHVA Graduate students. KI-KE-IN (Ron Hamilton) is a Nuu-Chah-Nulth creator, storyteller, poet, and scholar, who engages in public debates, exhibitions, and publications concerning a trans-Pacific history for the cultures of the Northwest Coast and their art.


  • JCI Lecture: Ki-Ke-In (Ron Hamilton)

    November 20th,  2007

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series 2007Being Pacific – Place, Space and Identity. KI-KE-IN (Ron Hamilton) is a Nuu-Chah-Nulth creator, storyteller, poet, and scholar, who engages in public debates, exhibitions, and publications concerning a trans-Pacific history for the cultures of the Northwest Coast and their “art.”, Nov 20...


  • JCI Graduate Seminar with Shengtian Zheng

    October 10th,  2007

    Graduate Seminar with Shengtian Zheng.  Open to all AHVA Graduate students.


  • JCI Lecture: Shentian Zheng

    October 9th,  2007

    Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series 2007; Being Pacific – Place, Space and Identity. Shengtian Zheng is an artist, curator, and Chinese art specialist, is a managing editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. He was a curator for the Shanghai Biennale in 2004, and co-editor of...


  • Julian Stallabrass – Photographic Meaning in the Vietnam War

    March 22nd,  2007

    TERROR – THE SERIES Julian Stallabrass is Reader at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He lectures in modern and contemporary art, including postwar British art, the history of photography and new media art. Stallabrass is the author of Gargantua: Manufactured Mass Culture (Verso, 1996), High Art Lite: British...


  • Thomas Cummins – Terror in the New World: The Coming of Hell in Paradise after October 9th 1492

    March 15th,  2007

    TERROR – THE SERIES Thomas Cummins is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University. With a doctorate from UCLA, he has made a career of finding and interpreting objects that hold the key to a fuller understanding of the encounter between native peoples and...


  • Paul Chan Video Screening

    February 1st,  2007

    TERROR – THE SERIES Due to unforeseen commitments, Paul Chan is not able to travel to speak on February 1st as announced. We are pleased, however, to be able, in conjunction with Western Front Exhibitions and courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, to present a screening of Chan’s videos,...


  • Loretta Napoleoni – The New Economy of Terror Before and After 9/11

    January 18th,  2007

    TERROR – THE SERIES Loretta Napoleoni is an expert on the financing of terrorism and is known internationally for having calculated the size of the terror economy. She is the author of the best-selling book Terror, Incorporated (Seven Stories Press), Her latest book is Insurgent Iraq : Al-Zarqawi and the...


  • Arjun Appadurai – Solids and Liquids: Notes on the Materialities of Terror

    November 9th,  2006

    TERROR – THE SERIES Arjun Appadurai serves as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New School in New York City, where he also holds a Distinguished Professorship as the John Dewey Professor in the Social Sciences. Appadurai was born and educated in Bombay. He earned his...


  • Xu Bing: Word, Image and Meaning

    March 3rd,  2005

    Part of the JCI Lecture Series: ruptured representations Xu Bing – Word, Image and Meaning. Co-sponsered by:the center for chinese research, ms. greta ho, yishu magazine, st. john’s college in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery.


  • Oliver Grau: magic, movement and evolution: from phantasmagoria to media art

    February 2nd,  2005

    JCI Lecture Series: ruptured representations Oliver Grau – magic, movement and evolution: from phantasmagoria to media art.


  • Oswaldo Macia: on the use of smell and sound in his work

    November 23rd,  2004

    JCI Lecture Series: ruptured representations Oswaldo Macia: on the use of smell and sound in his work.


  • Teresa Margolles: on the life of corpses

    November 3rd,  2004

    JCI Lecture Series: ruptured representations Teresa Margolles: on the life of corpses


  • John Welchman: on the uncanny and visual culture

    October 20th,  2004

    JCI Lecture Series: ruptured representations John Welchman: on the uncanny and visual culture co-sponsored by:the morris and helen belkin art gallery and the emily carr institute of art and design.


  • Wu Hung: contemporaneity in contemporary chinese art

    October 13th,  2004

    Series: ruptured representations Wu Hung: contemporaneity in contemporary chinese art Co-sponsored by: the center for chinese studies, ms. greta ho, department of religious studies,and the department of asian studies.


  • Walid Ra’ad: The Loudest Muttering is Over: Documents from the Atlas Group Archive – The Bachar Tapes

    March 17th,  2004

    JCI Lecture Series: Art as Mnemonic Device in the Age of Visual Culture Walid Ra’ad: The Loudest Muttering is Over: Documents from the Atlas Group Archive – The Bachar Tapes Co-organized by Marina Roy and Charlotte Townsend-Gault.


  • Vong Phaophanit: Atopia: looking and seeing

    March 3rd,  2004

    JCI Lecture Series: Art as Mnemonic Device in the Age of Visual Culture Vong Phaophanit: Atopia: looking and seeing Co-organized by Marina Roy and Charlotte Townsend-Gault.


  • Jolene Rickard: Aesthetics and Sovereignty?

    January 14th,  2004

    JCI Lecture Series: Art as Mnemonic Device in the Age of Visual Culture Jolene Rickard: Aesthetics and Sovereignty? Co-organized by Marina Roy and Charlotte Townsend-Gault.


  • James Meyer: Judd’s Domesticity

    November 19th,  2003

    JCI Lecture Series: Art as Mnemonic Device in the Age of Visual Culture James Meyer: Judd’s Domesticity Co-organized by Marina Roy and Charlotte Townsend-Gault.


  • Fred Orton: Disassociation and Alienation in the Art of Jeff Wall: A Ventriloquist at a Birthday Party in October, 1947

    November 12th,  2003

    JCI Lecture Series: Art as Mnemonic Device in the Age of Visual Culture Fred Orton: Disassociation and Alienation in the Art of Jeff Wall: A Ventriloquist at a Birthday Party in October, 1947 Co-organized by Marina Roy and Charlotte Townsend-Gault.


  • Christopher Pinney: The Recursive Archive: Art versus History

    October 29th,  2003

    JCI Lecture Series: Art as Mnemonic Device in the Age of Visual Culture Christopher Pinney: The Recursive Archive: Art versus History Co-organized by Marina Roy and Charlotte Townsend-Gault.


  • Martha Wilson: Going Virtual: Franklin Furnace in Cyberspace

    October 1st,  2003

    JCI Lecture Series: Art as Mnemonic Device in the Age of Visual Culture Martha Wilson: Going Virtual: Franklin Furnace in Cyberspace Co-organized by Marina Roy and Charlotte Townsend-Gault.


  • Lev Manovich

    March 27th,  2003

    JCI Lecture Series 2002 – 2003 Lev Manovich, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego


  • Lisa Corrin

    February 27th,  2003

    JCI Lecture Series 2002 – 2003 Lisa Corrin, Deputy Director of Art at the Seattle Art Museum


  • Bronwen Wilson

    January 30th,  2003

    JCI Lecture Series 2002 – 2003 Bronwen Wilson, Assistant Professor, Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University


  • David Joselit

    January 9th,  2003

    JCI Lecture Series 2002 – 2003 David Joselit, Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Irvine


  • Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher

    November 21st,  2002

    JCI Lecture Series 2002 – 2003 Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher


  • Lynne Cohen

    October 17th,  2002

    JCI Lecture Series 2002 – 2003 Lynne Cohen, Professor of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa


  • Miles Ogborn

    April 12th,  2001

    JCI Lecture Series 2000-2001 – Actual/Virtual Worlds: Upside-Down Distant Possibilities Miles Ogborn gives talk on April 12th.


  • Teresa de Lauretis

    April 3rd,  2001

    JCI Lecture Series 2000-2001 – Actual/Virtual Worlds: Upside-Down Distant Possibilities Teresa de Lauretis


  • E. Ann Kaplan

    March 22nd,  2001

    JCI Lecture Series 2000-2001 – Actual/Virtual Worlds: Upside-Down Distant Possibilities E. Ann Kaplan


  • Faye Ginsburg

    March 8th,  2001

    JCI Lecture Series 2000-2001 – Actual/Virtual Worlds: Upside-Down Distant Possibilities Faye Ginsburg


  • Laura Marks

    March 1st,  2001

    JCI Lecture Series 2000-2001 – Actual/Virtual Worlds: Upside-Down Distant Possibilities Laura Marks


  • Vasif Kortun

    February 15th,  2001

    JCI Lecture Series 2000-2001 – Actual/Virtual Worlds: Upside-Down Distant Possibilities Vasif Kortun


  • Diane Nelson: Horror’s Special Effects: Representing Genocidal Civil War in Guatemala

    April 6th,  2000

    JCI Lecture Series 1999 – 2000 – Upheavals: Cultural Aftermath Diane Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Lewis and Clark College


  • Walter Mignolo: Thinking Possible Future: The Network Society and Coloniality of Being

    March 30th,  2000

    JCI Lecture Series 1999 – 2000 – Upheavals: Cultural Aftermath Walter Mignolo, William H. Wannamaker Professor Literature and Romance Studies, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University.


  • Ewa Lajer-Burcharth: The Global Wanderer: Krystof Wodiczko

    March 16th,  2000

    JCI Lecture Series 1999 – 2000 – Upheavals: Cultural Aftermath Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of Humanities, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University


  • Lutz Becker: Hidden Agenda: Modernism and Spirituality

    March 2nd,  2000

    JCI Lecture Series 1999 – 2000 – Upheavals: Cultural Aftermath Lutz Becker, Film Maker, London, U.K., “Eisenstein in Mexico.”


  • Dot Tuer: The Necessity of Utopia: Gestures Through the Looking glass History in Argentinean and Canadian Art

    February 3rd,  2000

    JCI Lecture Series 1999 – 2000 – Upheavals: Cultural Aftermath Dot Tuer, Artist, Toronto, Professor, Ontario College of Art and Design.


  • Martin Lister: Visual Culture: Taking Stock after the Hype

    January 27th,  2000

    JCI Lecture Series 1999 – 2000 – Upheavals: Cultural Aftermath Martin Lister, Head of Cultural and Media Studies Newport School of Art and Design, Gwent college of higher Education, University of West England Digital.


  • Craig Baldwin: Redeeming a century of Ruins: The Art and Science of Media Archaeology

    January 13th,  2000

    JCI Lecture Series 1999 – 2000 – Upheavals: Cultural Aftermath Craig Baldwin, Film maker, San Francisco.


  • Tapati Guha-thakurta: Sites of Sexuality: The Production of the Feminine Figure in Indian Art

    December 2nd,  1999

    JCI Lecture Series 1999 – 2000 – Upheavals: Cultural Aftermath Tapati Guha-thakurta


  • Ki-Ke-In (Ron Hamilton): , Nuu-cha-nulth Creator

    March 4th,  1999

    JCI Lecture Series 1998 – 1999: Assimilation? Assimiler et non se laisser assimiler, Leopold Sedar Senghor (To assimilate and to not let oneself be assimilated) Ki-Ke-In (Ron Hamilton): , Nuu-cha-nulth Creator


  • Eric Rosenberg: Assimilation’s Terror: Walker Evans’ Depression and the Trauma of Photography

    January 21st,  1999

    JCI Lecture Series 1998 – 1999: Assimilation? Assimiler et non se laisser assimiler, Leopold Sedar Senghor (To assimilate and to not let oneself be assimilated) Eric Rosenberg, Art Historian, Tufts University.


  • Jessica Stockholder: Landscape

    November 23rd,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1998 – 1999: Assimilation? Assimiler et non se laisser assimiler, Leopold Sedar Senghor (To assimilate and to not let oneself be assimilated) Jessica Stockholder, Artist, New York.


  • Okwui Enwezor: Against the Grain: Making Exhibitions in a Global World

    November 12th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1998 – 1999: Assimilation? Assimiler et non se laisser assimiler, Leopold Sedar Senghor (To assimilate and to not let oneself be assimilated) Okwui Enwezor, Nigerian-born Curator and historian, Art Institute of Chicago.


  • Yve-Alain Bois: Matisse and Picasso: Chess, Revels, Misprison

    October 29th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1998 – 1999: Assimilation? Assimiler et non se laisser assimiler, Leopold Sedar Senghor (To assimilate and to not let oneself be assimilated) Yve-Alain Bois, Pulitzer Chair, Harvard University.


  • James Clifford: The Invention of Tradition Reconsidered

    October 22nd,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1998 – 1999: Assimilation? Assimiler et non se laisser assimiler, Leopold Sedar Senghor (To assimilate and to not let oneself be assimilated) James Clifford, Distinguished professor, History of Consciousness Program, University of California, Santa Cruz.


  • Christopher Steiner: Anthropologists on Tradition: The Case of African Art

    September 28th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1998 – 1999: Assimilation? Assimiler et non se laisser assimiler, Leopold Sedar Senghor (To assimilate and to not let oneself be assimilated) Christopher Steiner, Art Historian and filmmaker, Department of Fine Arts, Connecticut College.


  • Barbara Abou-El-Haj: Santiago de Compostela suspended between medieval reality and contemporary idealogy

    March 27th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1997 – 1998: Journeys and Crossroads Barbara Abou-El-Haj, Art Historian, SUNY, Binghamtom University


  • Jonathan Weinberg: Aquiisitions and Mergers: Basquiat, Warhol and Schnabel

    March 13th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1997 – 1998: Journeys and Crossroads Jonathan Weinberg, Art Historian, Yale University


  • Annie Coombes: Remembering to Forget: Postcolonial Histories and Public Culture

    February 10th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1997 – 1998: Journeys and Crossroads Annie Coombes, Art Historian, Birkbeck College, U of London


  • Martin Guttmann: Clegg and Guttmann: Public Projects

    February 6th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1997 – 1998: Journeys and Crossroads Martin Guttmann, Artist and Professor of Phil. Mathematics, Stanford University


  • Max Dean

    February 5th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1997 – 1998: Journeys and Crossroads Max Dean, Artist, Toronto


  • Nicholas Thomas: Parts of Modernity: 19th century inventions of figurative art in Oceania

    January 16th,  1998

    JCI Lecture Series 1997 – 1998: Journeys and Crossroads Nicholas Thomas, Director of Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University


  • Regis Michael: Gericault: The Violence or Interpretation

    October 5th,  1997

    JCI Lecture Series 1997 – 1998 Regis Michael: Gericault: The Violence or Interpretation This visit is also sponsered by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Dorothy Dallas Fund and the Department of French, UBC.


  • Regis Michael: Seminar – Against History: Forgetting Marat

    October 3rd,  1997

    JCI Lecture Series 1997 – 1998 Regis Michael: Seminar – Against History: Forgetting Marat This visit is also sponsered by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Dorothy Dallas Fund and the Department of French, UBC.


  • Evelyn Lincoln and David Solcan

    April 1st,  1997

    JCI Lecture Series 1996 – 1997 Media’s Medium: The Circulation of images in Everyday Life Evelyn Lincoln: “Mantuan Women Maps 16th Century Markets’: Diana Mantuana’s Practice of Printmaking“, History of Art Department, Brown University. David Solkin: “Charles II’s New Clothes”, Art Historian and deputy director, Courtauld Institute, London University.


  • Karla Jessen Williamson: Genderlessness and Inuit Masking

    February 13th,  1997

    JCI Lecture Series 1996 – 1997 Media’s Medium: The Circulation of images in Everyday Life Karla Jessen Williamson, Inuk storyteller from Green land, Indian and Northern Education Program, University of Saskatchewan.


  • Joseph Monteyne: A Thousand Monster Opinions; The Coffee House and Print Culture in Restoration London

    January 7th,  1997

    JCI Lecture Series 1996 – 1997 Media’s Medium: The Circulation of images in Everyday Life Joseph Monteyne, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Fine Arts, UBC


  • Norman M. Klein: The Politics of Virtual Systems

    November 21st,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1996 – 1997 Media’s Medium: The Circulation of images in Everyday Life Norman M. Klein, Cultural historian and critic, California Institute for the Arts.


  • Bruce Barber: Popular Modernism and Cultural In/Subordination

    November 12th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1996 – 1997 Media’s Medium: The Circulation of images in Everyday Life Bruce Barber, Artist and Writer on culture, Nova Scotia college of Art and Design Halifax


  • Iain Boal: Breaking Frames: Ned Lud Meets Erving Goffman

    October 31st,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1996 – 1997 Media’s Medium: The Circulation of images in Everyday Life Iain Boal, Editor of “Resisting Virtual Life” and founder of Retorts, Berkeley, California


  • John Barrel: An Entire Change of Performance” Politics and Playbills, 1794-95

    October 21st,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1996 – 1997 Media’s Medium: The Circulation of images in Everyday Life John Barrel, Literary Theorist and Cultural Historian, University of Sussex,


  • Guillermo Gomez-Pena: Colonial/postcolonial Nightmares

    September 19th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1996 – 1997 Media’s Medium: The Circulation of images in Everyday Life Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Performance artist MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Los Angeles


  • Manuel Borja-Villa: Antonio Tapies, 1955-1975: From the Language of Tyranny to the Tyranny of Language

    April 12th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996;The Violent Image Manuel Borja-Villa, Director of the Antonio Tapies Foundation, Barcelona Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson


  • Maureen Lunn: Sense-less Violence: Memory, Imagination, and Photography in the 1930’s

    April 2nd,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996;The Violent Image Maureen Lunn, UBC Graduate Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson


  • Christopher Williams: New Conceptual approaches: from Angola to Vietnam

    March 28th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996;The Violent Image Christopher Williams, L.A .artist, will talk about his work and “New Conceptual approaches: from Angola to Vietnam.” Lecture presented with the assistance of the Canada council and The Morris & Helen Belkein Gallery, UBC. Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott...


  • Sharon Lockhart: Disruptions in Society, Images of Children

    March 25th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996;The Violent Image Sharon Lockhart, L.A. Artist, will talk about her work dealing with the “Disruptions in Society, Images of Children” Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson


  • Stephen Prina: Images of Suicide

    March 22nd,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996;The Violent Image Stephen Prina, L.A. Artist, will talk about his work focusing around “Images of Suicide” Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson


  • Cecilia Klein: On the Pain of Death: Ritual Violence, Body Talk, and Social conflict in Pre-Hispanic Mexico

    March 15th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996;The Violent Image Cecilia Klein teaches Pre-Columbian Art History, UCLA. Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson


  • Andrew MacIntosh: Sacrifice, The Body, and the imprint of Violence

    March 15th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996; The Violent Image Andrew MacIntosh, Ph.D Student, UBC Department of Fine Arts Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson


  • Paul McCarthy: Abjection, Violence and the Media

    February 28th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996; The Violent Image Paul McCarthy, L.A Artist, will talk about his work which deals with “Abjection, Violence and the Media” Lecture presented with the assistance if The Canada council and Te Morris & Helen Belkein Art Gallery, UBC. Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum...


  • Jeanne Randolph: A Certain Kind of Murder

    February 27th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996; The Violent Image Jeanne Randolph, Practicing psychiatrist and art critic, University of Toronto, Author of Psychoanalysis and Synchronizes Swimming and Other Writings About Art. Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson.


  • Manuel Pina: Cuban Art in the 90’s: Art at the End of Utopia

    February 8th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996; The Violent Image Manuel Pina, Visiting Artist from Havana (Cuba) in Residence at the Department of Fine Arts. 1996 Recipient of Andrew Fellowship Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson.


  • Michael Camille: Violence, Mimesis and Identification in Late Medieval Passion Iconography

    January 19th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996; The Violent Image Michael Camille, University of Chicago Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson


  • David Avelos: Reflections of a Chicano Throwing Stones from inside a Greenhouse

    January 12th,  1996

    JCI Lecture Series 1995 – 1996; The Violent Image David Avelos, College of Arts & Sciences, California State University, San Marcos Coordinated by Serge Guilbaut, Ken Lum and Scott Watson.