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Visiting Artist Marielle Neudecker

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa is pleased to present an artist-talk by Mariele Neudecker as part of the 2011-2012 visiting artist Program.

400 Thousand Generations: Earth © Marielle Neudecker









Mariele Neudecker was born in 1965 in Düsseldorf and lives and works in the UK since 1985. She graduated at Goldsmiths’ College, London, in 1990 and attained an MA in Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1992. Her work has been exhibited internationally at prestigious venues such as the Tate Britain, London; the Neue National galerie, Berlin, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki or The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA. Since April 2008, her latest installation is permanently exhibited at the Towada Art Center, Japan. Today Neudecker’s work is present in numerous established public and private collections in Europe, America and Asia.
Mariele’s work is being exhibited in Preternatural, opening at the Museum of Nature on December 8th


DATE: Wednesday, Dec 7th 2011
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
PLACE: Department of Visual Arts
100 Laurier Ave. E Room 114
Information: 613-562-5868


Curated by Celina Jeffery

Image Credit: Still from The Sugarcane Labyrinth, 2011 © Anne Katrine Senstad

December 9, 2011 – February 17, 2012 Vernissage at the Canadian Museum of Nature:
December 8th, 6-9pm

Preternatural is an international, multi-venue exhibition of contemporary art that explores the themes of nature, wonder and the extraordinary.  Spanning from December 9, 2011 to February 17, 2012, the exhibition will take place at the Canadian Museum of Nature, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, and Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Ottawa.

The Canadian Museum of Nature (Produced and presented by)
240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Ontario
December 9, 2011 – February 12, 2012
Marie-Jeanne Musiol
Mariele Neudecker
Anne Katrine Senstad
Sarah Walko
Andrew Wright

St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, Ontario
Avantika Bawa January 7 – January 19, 2012
Anne Katrine Senstad January 29 – February 17, 2012
Adrian Göllner Performances: December 10, 15 and 17, 2011 at 2pm

Patrick Mikhail Gallery
2401 Bank St., Ottawa, Ontario
Shin Il Kim January 4, 2012 – February 7, 2012


Artist Talk with Mariele Neudecker
7 December 2011, 1:30PM
Visual Arts Building, University of Ottawa
100 Laurier Ave. East, Room 114

Artist/Curator Talk
9 December 2011, 2PM
Canadian Museum of Nature

Vernissage and Performance: Adrian Göllner
10 December 2011, 2PM
St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts

An accompanying catalogue published by punctum books will feature essays by curator Celina Jeffery and American philosopher Levi R. Bryant.

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Shirley Thomson Memorial Lecture

Women and the Web: Caught in the Same Old Traps or Building New Nets?
By: Reesa Greenberg, Adjunct Professor, Carleton and York Universities

What: The Shirley Thomson Memorial Lecture
When: October 14th 2011, 5:30 p.m. / Reception 7:00 p.m.
Where: Alumni Auditorium, Jock-Turcot Hall, 85 University Centre / Reception: Department of Visual Arts, 100 Laurier Ave E.


The Department of Visual Arts of the University of Ottawa and The School for Studies in Art and Culture of Carleton University present the first annual Shirley Thomson Memorial Lecture, which will be given by Reesa Greenberg.

Shirley Thomson

Dr. Shirley Thomson (1930-2010) was a leading national figure in the promotion of the visual arts in Canada. For more than 40 years she worked tirelessly in the arts community, establishing a distinguished record of accomplishment. She served as Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (1985-87), Director of the National Gallery of Canada (1987-97), Director of the Canada Council for the Arts (1998-2002), and Chair of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (2003-07). Dr. Thomson was a Companion of the Order of Canada and Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and Officer of Order of Ontario. Her strong and active presence was also felt in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, where she served as an Adjunct Professor.

Reesa Greenberg is an independent scholar, museum consultant, and writer with an intense interest in cultural theory and the theory of exhibition and museum practices. She has translated these interests into a variety of contributions within the academic and museum communities. From 1971 to 1999, she was Professor of Art History at Concordia University and is currently an Adjunct Professor at York University and Carleton University. She has also worked as a consulta

nt on exhibitions at various museums, including the Jewish Museum in New York and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In addition to publishing numerous essays on contemporary Canadian art and artists, she has written extensively on the theory and practice of exhibition experience in the contemporary museum. She is a co-editor, with Sandy Nairne and Bruce W. Ferguson, of the groundbreaking critical anthology  Thinking about Exhibitions (Routledge, 1996)

Please join us in remembering Dr. Thomson, a distinguished and important member of the visual arts community in Ottawa.

The lecture will take place on Friday October 14th, 2011, in the Alumni Auditorium of the University of Ottawa, Jock Turcot Hall, at 5:30 p.m. There will be a reception at 7:00 p.m. in Gallery 115 at the Department of Visual Arts. Drinks and a light snack will be served.

This lecture is free and open to the community.

For information please contact the Department of Visual Arts at finearts@uottawa.ca or at 613-562-5868.