Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008–10. Installation view at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City. Photo: Jason Mandella. Courtesy the artist and White Cube, London
The 2017 Urban Field Speakers Series is programmed by Scott McLeod and Jayne Wilkinson
and presented by Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art.
January 24, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Jayne Wilkinson, moderator
The architect, writer and professor at the Yale School of Architecture speaks about the politics of infrastructure, revealing the nexus of emerging governmental and corporate forces buried within the concrete and fibre optics of our modern habitat. Moderated by Jayne Wilkinson, writer, curator and educator. Presented in partnership with Visual Studies in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.
February 9, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Gaëtan Verna, moderator
The Venezuelan artist speaks about his film and installation art practice,
emphasizing those works that engage with social outcasts, the marginalized
and the disenfranchised in order to challenge our concepts of normality and
pathology. Moderated by Gaëtane Verna, director of the Power Plant
Contemporary Art Gallery. Presented in partnership with Latin
American-Canadian Art Projects (LACAP).
March 16, 2017, at 6:30 PM
Gerald McMaster, moderator
The influential writer, curator and activist reflects upon her own lived
experience in a New Mexico village in order to illuminate the relationship
between land use, politics and art in the changing west. Moderated by Gerald McMaster, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice, OCAD University.
Presented in partnership with Evergreen Brick Works.
Please note that this event will be held in the BMO Atrium, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.
New date TBA
Alison Crosby, moderator
One of the leading artists of her generation speaks about her sculptures and installations that bear witness to the legacy of violence in her native Colombia. Moderated by Alison Crosby, associate professor at York University. Presented in partnership with Latin American-Canadian Art Projects (LACAP).
April 27, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Kathleen Pirrie Adams, moderator
The award-winning digital media artist speaks about his works that engage with sound waves, artificial intelligence and surveillance to illuminate the secret life of empty space. Moderated by Kathleen Pirrie Adams, instructor in the Department of Image Arts, Ryerson University.
Series pass sales
Series passes are available for $42. Special series passes, discounted for students, seniors and Prefix Photo subscribers, are available for $28. Gold Series Passes, featuring front-of-the-line privileges, guaranteed seating until 7:20 PM, and a charitable receipt for $100 for income-tax purposes, are available for $180. Quantities are limited.
Orders may be placed by phone or e-mail; payments may be made by cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard. Please note that tickets to single events are not available for advance purchase and are only sold at the door.
For series-pass purchases and other inquiries, please contact Stephanie Mina Kim, Public Programmes Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-416-591-0357.
For the presentation of the Urban Field Speakers Series, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art acknowledges the support of its staff, volunteers and patrons, as well as its Official Catering Sponsor à la Carte Kitchen. Prefix ICA also acknowledges the assistance of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.