Prof. John Ricco


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The Commerce of Anonymity

Join John Ricco for his talk 'The Commerce of Anonymity'
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 |5pm - 6:30pm | Victoria College, VC101, University of Toronto |


NUIT BLANCHE THIS SATURDAY! Visit Dr. Christine Shaw’s exhibition The Work of Wind at the waterfront. See more

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Evonne Levy and Tristan Weddigen have organized a symposium to be held at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. The event will be held on May 8th and 9th, 2015. The fruits of this project also include a new translation of Wölfflin’s foundational text, published as part of the Getty Research Institute’s Texts and Documents series, forthcoming in May.

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Book Launch

Dr. Neil Narine’s book ‘Eco-Trauma Cinema’ will be launched on
Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014 / 6:30pm /Innis College, Room 222

"Film has taken a powerful position alongside the global environmental movement, from didactic documentaries to the fantasy pleasures of commercial franchises. This book investigates in particular film's complex role in representing ecological traumas. Eco-trauma cinema represents the harm we, as humans, inflict upon our natural surroundings, or the injuries we sustain from nature in its unforgiving iterations."

Prof. John Ricco

Research Seminar

Join John Ricco for his presentation: 'Rhythyms of Abandonment: Notes on the Exorbitant Extremities of Bodies'
Thurs, Nov 20, 2014 |6 pm | Cambridge University |

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Public Lecture

Join Nitin Govil
“Orienting Hollywood: Producing ‘India’ as

Thurs, Oct 9th, 2014 | 4 - 6 pm | Innis College, Room 222 | >link
This talk describes a century of Hollywood engagement with India, from American cinema’s earliest imaginations of global expansion to the contemporary production of India as a “location-proximate” stand-in for Afghanistan and Pakistan in post-9/11 wartime cinema.

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Book Launch

Join John Paul Ricco in celebrating the release of his new monograph:
The Decision Between Us – Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes
(University of Chicago Press)
An extended theoretical meditation on the separation that we intimately share with each other; in our aesthetic and ethical relations to everyday places and things.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014:  4-7pm

Manufactured Art Studios, 2 Howland Ave (at Bloor), Toronto (Back Entrance, Second Floor)

Light refreshments will be served

Books will be available for purchase at a discount. Copies can also be purchased from the University of Chicago Press and other booksellers.

Book Launch Poster Celebration of Books!!

You are invited to come and celebrate UTM's authors and their recent publications. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, April 3rd, 4pm - 6:30pm: Faculty Club, DV-3140, UTM
CCT Bldg.

"March Break - Your Experience": A program-specific day for highschool students to visit us & learn about what the DVS has to offer

13 March 2014 | 2:30am – 4:15pm | For more info & to register click here  (

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The DVS Student Society presents: 'END OF ERAS' Gala

12 April 2013 | 7:00pm - 12:00am | The Marquee, Sheridan | >link


ACLA Conference 2013 presents its feature exhibition by Professors Louis Kaplan and Melissa Shiff, "Mapping Ararat: Globally Positioned Sites"

4 - 7 April 2013 | 170 St. George St., Room 100B & Foyer | >link

Mike Reiss Event

The DVS presents: The Simpsons Backstage Tour: A Talk with original co-producer and screenwriter, Mike Reiss

1 April 2013 | 12 - 2pm | The MiST Theatre, CC0150 | >link

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Double Crossing: 2013 Art & Art History Graduate Exhibitions

1st Exhibition: 20 - 31 March | 2nd Exhibition: 3 - 14 April | Blackwood Gallery | >link


Simon Leung (University of California, Irvine), is giving a guest lecture in the VST101 class entitled "A Place to Rest"

20 March 2013 | 10am - 12:00pm | DV2074 | >link

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"March Break - Your Experience": A program-specific day for highschool students to visit us & learn about what the DVS has to offer

15 March 2013 | 9:30am - 2:00pm | For more info & to register click here

Pie Day

The DVS Student Society is hosting its 2nd Annual PIE DAY Luncheon: An insightful talk on pie culture with DVS Lecturer, Amish Morrell

15 March 2013 | 2:00 - 4:00pm | IB 150 | >link

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The DVS Student Society & the ICCIT Council present the Portfolio Critique & Networking Night (PCNN)

13 March 2013 | 6:00 - 8:30pm | For more info & to register click here


Bishnupriya Ghosh & Bhaskar Sarkar (University of California, Santa Barbara): "The Global Popular."

28 February & 1 March 2013 | >link

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The Blackwood Gallery invites you to Running with Concepts: The Sonic Edition

23 - 24 February 2013 | >link


The Blackwood Gallery invites you to Sound By Artists - Book Launch & Panel Talks

3 February 2013 | 12 - 6pm | >link

Devouring Images

Professor Meghan Sutherland is co-organzing a symposium on the relation between notions of consumption and images entitled 'Devouring Images'

25 January 2013 | 1 - 5:30pm | >link

Material Bernini

Professor Evonne Levy will be speaking at an international conference entitled, 'Material Bernini', which brings together art historians from all over the world to share insight on Bernini's work

30 November - 1 December 2012 | >link

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Professors Louis Kaplan & Melissa Shiff speaking on Augmented Reality & Grand Island’s Jewish Ghosts at the Function Keys Conference of New Technology & Digital Culture

4 November 2012 | 8:30 - 9:30pm | >link

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Professors Louis Kaplan & Melissa Shiff at the Ontario Augmented Reality Network to talk about their augmented reality project "Mapping Ararat"

5 October 2012 | >link

Su Friedrich

The Department of Visual Studies & the Cinema Studies Institute present a talk with by Su Friedrich

10 October 2012 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | >link

Meet & Greet

The DVSSS is hosting a "Meet & Greet" at the Blind Duck

26 September 2012 | 12:00 - 4:00pm  | >link

z CMYK: DVS End-of-Year Social for Students, Staff, and Faculty

4 April 2012  |  5:30-11:00pm

Prof. John Ricco Speaking on "The Securitized Footprint and the Economy of the Eve" at the Centre for Comparative Literature.

17 April 2012  |  4:30pm  |  >link

l Prof. Louis Kaplan Speaking on "Mapping Ararat: Envisioning a Virtual Jewish Homeland" at Reanimating Ararat: Two Perspectives on Mordecai Noah's Jewish Homeland at Jackman Humanities Building.

16 April 2012  |  4:00-6:00pm  |  >link

DVSSS Presents the Conference "Out of Joint: Voices on Mentoring – Part 2"

23 March 2012  |  10:00am-2:00pm  |  >link

l Prof. Louis Kaplan Speaking on Curating and Collecting Panel at UTAC in Conjunction with the Exhibition Photography Collected Us: The Malcolmson Collection

2 March 2012  |  4:30pm  |  >link
d DVS and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery Present:
An Argument with Reference to Derrida by 
Alexander García Düttmann

1 March 2012  |  4:30pm  |  >link
b Prof. Brian Price Introducing Robert Bresson's Lancelot du Lac at TIFF Lightbox

20 February 2012  |  6:30pm  |  >link
j Prof. John Ricco Leading 3 Workshops on Jean Luc Nancy's On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books and Bookstores at G Gallery, Art Metropole, and Of Swallows Bookstore

20 Jan/2 Feb/16 Feb 2012  |  7:00-9:00pm  |  >link
s DVS and the Blackwood Gallery Present:
Ken Jacobs's Nervous Magic Lantern, a Performance of Live Cinema without Film 

18 November 2011  |  8:00-10:00pm  |  >link 
m Prof. Meghan Sutherland Speaking on Art, Space, Democracy Round-Table at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

12 October 2011  |  6:00-8:30  |  >link

THE DEVIOUS FEAST, DVS End-of-Year Social for Students, Staff, and Faculty

8 April 2011  |  6:00-1:00pm  

j DVS Presents:
Scenes of Exposure: Queer Theory, Visuality, and Sexuality Graduate Colloquium. Respondents: Prof. Tim Dean (U of Buffalo) and Prof. John Ricco

30 March 2011  |  11:00am-4:00pm  |  >link

DVS Presents:
"Obscene, On/Scene, the 'Other Scene': An Ethics of Looking at Pornography" by Tim Dean, U of Buffalo

30 March 2011  |  6:00-8:00pm  |  >link


Prof. Louis Kaplan and Dr. Christof Migone Speaking at Traffic: Conceptualism in Canada conference, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

26-28 November 2010  |  >link


Dr. Christof Migone Curating Zone C of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, "a free all-night contemporary art event"

2 October 2010  |  >link


Prof. Louis Kaplan Speaking on Laszlo Moholy-Nagy at Shpilman Institute for Photography in Tel Aviv, Israel

24 August 2010  |  >link


A Book Launch for Prof. Alison Syme's A Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art (Penn State UP) Will Be Held at Type Books (883 Queen St. W.).

30 November 2010  | 6:00-8:00pm  |  >link