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3rd Annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture

3rd Annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture

The care with which the rain is wrong;

a talk by Geoffrey Farmer

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6 p.m.
National Gallery of Canada Auditorium (380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa)

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is proud to present artist Geoffrey Farmer for the third annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 6 pm in the NGC Auditorium.

This lecture series is made possible thanks to a signi cant gift from the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts in support of the Master of Fine Arts Program (MFA): a scholarship to send an MFA student to Venice Biennale every two years for the uOttawa course and an internship at the NGC; as well as for the annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture Series in collaboration with the NGC to allow the public to discover the artist representing Canada at this year’s Venice Biennale.

At the October 19th lecture, Geoffrey Famer will present an artist-talk, followed by a conversation with the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the NGC Josée Drouin-Brisebois.

For more information:

Sylvie Boivin
Département d’arts visuels 613-562-5868

Geoffrey Farmer, lives and works on Kaua’i, Hawaii. He is the of cial Canadian representative for the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include The Care With Which The Rain Is Wrong, Schinkel Pavillon (2017); The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (2016); How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth, Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it, Art Gallery of Ontario (2014); The Grass and the Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2014); Farmer is represented by Catriona Jeffries in Vancouver and Casey Kaplan in New York.

Every two years, the Venice Biennale presents the very best of international contemporary art. It welcomes of cial representation from more than 80 countries. For over 60 years, the work of some of Canada’s most accomplished artists have been featured at the Canada Pavilion.

The talk is open to the public and will be conducted in English. No RSVP is required, but seating is limited.


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