We regret to announce that our originally scheduled Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2016-2017, Rob Nixon, will not be able to join us.
We are delighted to be joined by Christine Ross of McGill University, who will be in Toronto as the JHI Distinguished Visiting Fellow on 21-24 March and 17-22 April 2017.
Public lecture: "Materializing Duration in Contemporary Art" Wednesday 19 April at 4:00 p.m. in the Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue). Free and open to all, registration not required. Click HERE for details.
Christine Ross Professor and James McGill Chair in Contemporary Art History, Department of Art History and Communication Studies; Director, Media@McGill
Professor Ross’s main field of research is contemporary media arts, in particular: the relationship between media, aesthetics and subjectivity; visuality; mutations of spectatorship in contemporary (participatory) art; augmented reality; and reconfigurations of time and temporality in recent media arts. Her books include: The Past is the Present; It’s the Future too: The Temporal Turn in Contemporary Art (Continuum, 2012); The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression (University of Minnesota Press, 2006); and Images de surface: l’art vidéo reconsidéré (Artextes, 1996). She has coedited (with Tamar Tembeck and Theodora Tsentas) Conflict[ed] Reporting: War and Photojournalism in the Digital Age [special issue of Photography & Culture, 8 (2), August 2015]; and (with Olivier Asselin and Johanne Lamoureux) Precarious Visualities: New Perspectives on Identification in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008). She has recently coedited (with Darin Barney, Gabriella Coleman, Jonathan Sterne and Tamar Tembeck) The Participatory Condition (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). She is now working on a series of articles and a book manuscript on perception in movement in contemporary spatial art practices. She is co-founder of the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. She has been PI on a series of major research projects since 1999, and her current project (2013-2017) is titled “Aesthetics, New Media, and the (Re)Configuration of the Public Sphere”. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2010-). Professor Ross directs Media@McGill and is Chair of its Steering Committee. Media@McGill is a hub of interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and public outreach on issues in media, technology and culture. From 2012-2017, they focused on a linked series of annual themes related to Media and Democracy; in the current year, their theme is Media and the Environment. Media@McGill was created by a generous gift from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation, and is hosted in the Department of Art History and Communications Studies at McGill University.