Urban Field Speaker Series 2012


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Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present the seventh season of the Urban Field Speakers Series. This international lecture series brings together an array of global and local participants, including artists, architects, curators, designers and scholars, who offer unique perspectives on the role of art in transforming the experience of the city. Past series have featured presentations by such erudite speakers as Alfredo Jaar, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Chantal Mouffe, Saskia Sassen and Anthony Vidler, moderated by local luminaries such as Adrian Blackwell, Luigi Ferrara, Elle Flanders, Shawn Micallef and Dot Tuer. The upcoming season features a stellar roster, as follows:

Krzysztof Wodiczko
Barbara Fischer, moderator
January 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The internationally renowned artist speaks about his pioneering video projections on buildings and monuments, and the involvement of city residents. Moderated by the Executive Director/Chief Curator of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto.

Nikos Papastergiadis
Rinaldo Walcott, moderator
February 9, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The Professor of Cultural Studies, Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne speaks about public screens and their transformation of public space. Moderated by Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Jorge Mungúia
Dylan Reid, moderator
March 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The Mexican curator presents an overview of his work with Pase Usted, a non-profit organization that promotes change and development through ideas and seeks to improve the quality of life in Mexico City. Moderated by the Associate Editor of Spacing magazine.

Los Carpinteros
Michelle Jacques, moderator
April 5, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The Cuban artist duo speaks about their contemporary art practice, emphasizing the place of built form within their work. Moderated by the Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Presented by Prefix and Latin American-Canadian Art Projects (LACAP).

Uriel Orlow
B.H. Yael, moderator
April 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The Swiss artist presents his lecture-performance, Aide-Mémoire, in which he explores the territory between travelogue, slide show, obscure history lesson and immersive soundscape. Moderated by b.h. Yael, filmmaker, artist and Professor of Integrated Media at OCAD University.

Admission Fees

Series Passes
$25 Prefix Photo Subscribers, Students & Seniors
$40 Regular

Until December 16, 2011, gift passes are available at the same rates. Series passes make great gifts!

Single Events
$7 Prefix Photo Subscribers, Students & Seniors
$10 Regular

Series passes are available in advance or at the door. Tickets to single events are available only at the door, with ticket sales beginning thirty minutes in advance of the event. Seating is limited and guaranteed to sell out, so be sure to arrive early.

For purchases, press or other inquiries, please contact Jennifer Givogue, Public Programs Manager, at:
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The Urban Field Speakers Series is programmed by Janine Marchessualt and Scott McLeod and is presented by Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, in association with the Visible City Project and Archive of York University.

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is a registered charitable organization that fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts through exhibitions, publications and related activities. For the presentation of the Urban Field Speakers Series, Prefix acknowledges the support of its staff, volunteers and patrons, as well as its Official Catering Sponsor à la Carte Kitchen and its Official Hotel Sponsor the Sutton Place Hotel. Prefix also acknowledges the assistance of the Visible City Project and Archive of York University, the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

Visible City: Project + Archive is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaCanada Research Chairs, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.