Bodies, Places, Stories

Nina Yuen, Andoe, 2013
Image Credit: Nina Yuen, Andoe, 2013

AMAAS and EMMEDIA present

Bodies, Places, Stories:
Current Themes in International Video Art

A lecture by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 @ 7:30PM-9:00PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson presents a lecture about themes of place, identity and narration in contemporary video art. The talk will explore how international artists use these prevalent and often interrelated themes to explore our current historical moment. Artists to be discussed include Cao Fei, Nina Yuen, Danya McCleod, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Pipilotti Rist, and Kambui Olujimi, among others. She will also discuss some potential upcoming opportunities for artists to exhibit video art internationally.

This lecture is proudly brought to you by the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS) and EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society.

Artist Bio:

Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, artist, curator and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. She has taught courses about twenty one different topics at universities and colleges in the US, Canada, and the UK. She also holds a Masters in Art History from University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Women’s Studies from McGilI University, and a Diploma of Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute.

Kristen is the co-founder of fast & dirty, an Edmonton based rotating collective of artists and curators that creates exhibitions and art events for short durations in unusual environments and projects that challenge curatorial methods. In her artistic practice, she uses collage, photography, video, installation, and performance art to investigate the realms of memory, beauty, mortality, embodiment, the environment, urban space, queerness, and the macabre. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the UK, and the US.

Kristen established kh1 art consulting to teach independent seminars about art, help clients buy art for their homes and businesses, offer interior design services, and provide grant and exhibition proposal writing and exhibition location research for artists. She teaches live, participatory online independent seminars about art history and supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film, and television. She also offers visual culture seminars in her living room in Edmonton where she bakes delicious treats for each class. Check out her upcoming seminars: www.kh1art.ca/seminars

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