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[January 09, 2013]

Lectures kick off the New Year at the MAC in 2013

MONTREAL, Jan. 9, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) starts off the New Year with a Lecture and Conversation Series organized by McGill University in conjunction with the MAC entitled Contemporary Art Between Time and History and a talk by Jane DeBevoise titled Hong Kong as Cultural Construction Site: A View from Asia Art Archive. Held on Wednesday, January 23, this talk is held in connection with the Canadian Art Foundation International Speakers Series. Admission to the lectures is free. A complete listing is available at www.macm.org.


Lecture and Conversation Series Contemporary Art Between Time and History Contemporary Art between Time and History is a series of eight lectures and conversations that bring together renowned art historians, curators, artists, philosophers and scientists to discuss the aesthetic exploration of time through which contemporary art concerns itself with history. Organized by Christine Ross, James McGill Chair and Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University; Marie Fraser, Chief Curator and Director of Education, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and Francois LeTourneux, Associate Curator, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the series will take place at the MAC.

Lectures begin on January 16, 2013 and will run until May 23, 2013.

January 16, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (in English) Ecological Time Amanda Boetzkes, Professor of Art History in the School of Fine Arts and Music at Guelph University - "Plasticity in an Ecological Time" Mark A. Cheetham, Professor of Art History in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Toronto - "Generation(s) and the Genre of Land Art" January 30, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (in French) Suspended Time Conversation between Olivia Boudreau, artist living and working in Montréal, and Christine Ross, Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University February 7, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (in French) Parallel Space-Times Conversation between Laurent Grasso, artist living and working in Paris, and Stéphane Durand, Researcher at the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) at the Université de Montréal and Professor of Physics at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit February 27, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (in French) Heterochronies Nicolas Bourriaud, Director of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris - "The Work of Art in the Age of Heterochronies" March 13, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (in English) The Archive Conversation between Okwui Enwezor, Director of Haus der Kunst in Munich, and Stan Douglas, artist living and working in Vancouver March 21, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (in English) To Historicize the Contemporary/To Contemporanize History Jane Blocker, Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota - "Transitional Objects: Dario Robleto's Historical Practice" Rebecca Schneider, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University - "Acting in Ruins" May 1, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (in French) The Coexistence of Local Times Elie During, Teaching Researcher in Philosophy at the Université de Paris Ouest - Nanterre, and Lecturer at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris - "Time Floats" May 23, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (in English) Returns Conversation between Eve Sussman, artist living and working in Brooklyn, and Lesley Johnstone, Curator at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Jane DeBevoise Lecture on Asia Art Archive at the MAC January 23, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

In connection with the Canadian Art Foundation International Speakers Series, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal is happy to welcome Jane DeBevoise, Chair, Asia Art Archive, who will give a lecture in English titled Hong Kong as Cultural Construction Site: A View from Asia Art Archive. The talk is part of the Asia Contemporary Speaker Series, a partnership between the Canadian Art Foundation and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada's National Conversation on Asia and its sponsors.

The Asia Contemporary Speaker Series explores the rise of Asia on the international scene as one of the most compelling stories in contemporary art.

SOURCE: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2013/09/c4895.html SOURCE: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Wanda Palma, MACM Head of Public Relations wanda.palma@macm.org Tel.: 514-847-6232

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