|Michael Snow: "Fine Art and Music"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6–7:30pm
University of Guelph
War Memorial Hall
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Parking in P23/24 and P19 off College Avenue
|Michael Snow is a national cultural treasure. No other living Canadian artist has made as profound a contribution to international visual culture and Canadian artistic identity. Since the fifties, he has worked with objects, images and sound separately and together. His discussion at the Dasha Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art will focus on their identities.
Snow is a cultural polymath: his internationally recognized proficiencies include music, film, painting, sculpture and public art. Remarkably, he has made pioneering contributions in all these fields. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Anthology Film Archives, New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Royal Belgian Film Archives in Brussels, to name just a few. Retrospectives of his work have been held at the world's foremost museums in Tokyo, Paris, Lyon, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Brussels, Geneva and Philadelphia. He has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Bonn, Boston, Brussels, Kassel, Lima, Los Angeles, Lucerne, Lyon, Minneapolis, Montreux, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Pittsburgh, Quebec City, Rotterdam, San Francisco, and Toronto.
Michael Snow is a Companion of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier d'ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Sorbonne, alongside honorary degrees from Emily Carr University, the University of Toronto, the University of Victoria, Brock University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
The lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer period moderated by Robert Enright, University of Guelph Research Professor in Art Criticism.
The annual Shenkman Lecture was established in 2007 and is made possible through the support of Dasha Shenkman OBE, a Canadian art collector and philanthropist who lives in the United Kingdom.