Discussion series aims to increase collaboration and creativity

This winter, NSCAD’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Forum will host a discussion series that aims to increase collaboration between faculty and graduate students, while providing opportunities for creative exploration, experimentation and discussion within the university community.

The seating configuration during this event will be circular, and the public is invited to attend and participate. Conversations will pivot from a particular keyword chosen by participating groups, and will include readings, performances, discussions about studio work, and visiting artists.

The discussion series will take place on Wednesday nights at Art Bar +Projects from January 29 to February 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Solomon Nagler, Director MFA, Associate Professor, NSCAD University, at snagler@nscad.ca.

To learn more about NSCAD’s Master of Fine Arts program, visit https://tagon4.ca/study-at-nscad/graduate/master-of-fine-arts/.

Schedule of events and participants for discussion series:

January 29

Guest Participants: Master of Arts in Art Education students with April Mandrona.

February 5

Archive Group Members: Maddie Alexander, Louis-Charles Dionne, Jordan Beaulieu, Amanda Gresik, Marie-Soleil Provencal-Aube and Carla Taunton. Topic: Manifesto, Group Members: Jacinte Armstrong, Feiya She, Bijan Ramezani, Sonia Chow, Erica Mendritski and Anna Sprague.

February 12

Topic: Chronicles/Chronology, Group Members: Joseph Pesina, Bonita Hatcher, Felix Bernier, Kim Morgan and Thierry Delva. Topic: White Cube (Gallery/Interior/Exterior/Politics), Group Members: Luke Fair, Merryn Tresidder, Mohammadhossein Khodabakhsh, Camille Valcourt-Synnott Jayne Wark and Barbara Lounder.

February 26

Topic: IRL, Group Members: Sage Sidley, Lisa Klakulak,Takashi Hilferink,  Khan Chongyin Yuan, Will Robinson, Leesa Hamilton, and Charley Young. Topic: Memory, Group Members: Drayden Decosta, Alexis Gros-Louis, Zehua Sun, Emily Davidson and Jan Peacock.

Photo: La déprime or Following Melencolia,” by Louis-Charles Dionne. 2017. Installation. Bronze cast sphere, wood, fabric, bones, seashells. 4 ft. x 4 ft. x 5 ft. (8 in. diameter sphere). Photo courtesy of Steve Rankin.