Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Curatorial & Educational Collaboration: Eksperimenta!
Date: Wed. Jan 18, 2012
Locations: CWSE, OISE/UT: Rm 2-227, 252 Bloor Street West - Seminar on Curatorial Collaboration w/ discussion - 12 noon-1 pm (contact for info_ CWSE @ 416-978-2080)
& OCAD University:  Room 230, 100 McCaul Street, - Presentation on Eksperimenta! 5pm - 6.30 pm (contact for info_ Denise Gagnon, OCADU Faculty of Art 416-977-6000 x317)
Both events are FREE and all are welcome!
Drs. Joanna Black (U of Manitoba) and Miriam Cooley (U of Alberta) brought digital art created by Canadian high school students to Eksperimenta!, a first of its kind international conference and Triennial Art Exhibition that celebrated secondary school visual art and contemporary art education. This presentation and discussion will focus on women’s collaborative curation, the role of educators, and on  innovation in student work.
Dr. Joanna Black is currently an Associate Professor of Art Education in the Faculty of Education and is cross-appointed as an Associate Professor in the School of Art at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She teaches visual arts education and new media education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests and published works are on the subjects of the virtual visual arts classroom, new media, visual research methodologies, social issues in art education, and digital visual arts pedagogy. She has previously worked as an art director, curator, museum art educator, art consultant, and K-12 teacher for close to twenty years in public and alternative school settings.
Dr. Miriam Cooley is Associate Professor, Art Education and Associate Chair Undergraduate Education in the Department of Elementary Education, University of Alberta, and President, Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA). Her research interests include: Art Education, collaborative research, narrative inquiry, aesthetic creative inquiry processes, and aesthetic response to visual aspects of contemporary culture, video and photo installation and documentary film. Her current work-in-progress addresses the visual aesthetics of creative spaces and the dynamics of creative collaboration and learning.