John Paul Ricco (Visual Studies)
In this episode of VIEW to the U, Professor John Paul Ricco from UofT Mississauga’s Department of Visual Studies talks about his art and art history research, and also about how past health crises have shaped art movements. We also get his insights about some of the ways in which this current pandemic may influence artists now and in creations to come, and what kinds of things John Paul is doing in this time of solitude.
A full transcript of this episode is available.
- To read a profile based on this interview see "Art in the time of COVID-19."
- Read Professor Ricco’s article “Impotentiality and Resistance,” his contribution that appears in Tilting, a publication the Blackwood Gallery recently issued as part of their Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK) broadsheet series, launched expressly in response to the pandemic and to support artists.
- To read Ricco's contribution to the UofT Press journal Topia, "On Ways of Living in the Midst of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic (Three Brief Meditations)."
- You can view an excerpt of the film Blue by Derek Jarman that Ricco mentions in the podcast interview at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jEer2d3nMg.
- The recent article Ricco mentions from the New Yorker magazine "A New Doctor Faces the Coronavirus in Queens."
- The article by Catherine Malabou can be read at "To Quarantine from Quarantine."
- The book John Paul is reading by Anne Dufourmantelle is called In Praise of Risk.