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September 29, 2022

Stan Douglas: Annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture

University of Ottawa

Stan Douglas. Courtesy of the Artist, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner. © Stan Douglas. Photo: Evaan Kheraj.

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is excited to welcome Stan Douglas for the seventh annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture. Both institutions are situated on the traditional unceded territory of the Anishinàbe Algonquin Nation. 

This lecture series is made possible thanks to a significant gift from the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts in support of contemporary art discourse. The Annual Stonecroft Lecture series allows the public to discover prominent Canadian artists’ practices.

Stan Douglas is a visual artist who lives and works in Vancouver and Los Angeles. His films and photographs have been included in exhibitions internationally since the early 1980s, including at documenta IX, X and XI (1992, 1997, 2002) and in four Venice Biennales (1990, 2001, 2005, 2019 and representing Canada in 2022). A survey of his work, Stan Douglas: Mise en scène, toured Europe from 2013 until the end of 2015. From 2014 until 2017 his multimedia theatre production Helen Lawrence was presented in Vancouver, Toronto, Munich, Antwerp, Edinburgh, Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Douglas received the International Centre for Photography’s Infinity Prize in 2012, the Scotiabank Photography Award in 2013, the Hasselblad Award in 2016, the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2019 and the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture in 2021. Between 2004 and 2006 he was a professor at Universität der Künste Berlin and is currently Chair of the Graduate Art Program of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. 

Please join us at the NGC Auditorium on Thursday, October 6, 6pm or if you prefer to attend the conference online, go to the following link to register for the live streaming of the lecture here.

The lecture will be in English with simultaneous French interpretation.  

About the University of Ottawa   
The University of Ottawa is committed to research excellence and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation. The Department offers attentive teaching and mentoring within a close-knit university community, while also encouraging student interaction with a broad network of art institutions and professionals. For more information, visit Department of Visual Arts. 

uOttawa MFA Visual Arts  
In this bilingual two-year program students take an in-depth look at theories informing contemporary art and image culture. Theory courses provide exposure to contemporary artistic and cultural discourse, and the basis for students’ contextualization of their personal studio work within current art practice and theoretical investigation. The Professional Internship course, in which students have the opportunity to work at one of the many art institutions in the region, or with a professional artist, is a distinctive feature of our program.   

The deadline for application to the program is February 1. Information about the application process is available here.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is dedicated to amplifying voices through art and extending the reach and breadth of its collection, exhibitions program, and public activities to represent all Canadians, while centring Indigenous ways of knowing and being. The NGC is home to a rich contemporary Indigenous international art collection, as well as important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian and European Art from the 14th to 21st centuries. Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for more than a century. To find out more about the Gallery’s programming and activities visit gallery.ca and follow on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. #Ankose #EverythingIsConnected #ToutEstRelié.

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