With Dr. Aleksandra Idzior, UFV Art History

“Art in Canada” 

Four lectures address art produced in Canada by both the First Nations and the settlers, both historical and contemporary. The presentation follows three recent exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. One is called “Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven” . The second show is entitled “The Gund Collection: Contemporary and Historical Art from the Northwest Coast”. The other display is devoted to Christos Dikeakos, the Vancouver-based artist who considers the economic and cultural values involved in transactions of Northwest Coast art.



Tea and coffee will be also served

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Fee: $30.00/$35.00 for series of 4 or drop-in $8/$10.00

Dates: March 30 to April 20, 2016 (4 sessions)

Location:32444 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2B5


About the Instructor

Aleksandra Idzior holds art history degrees from Poland (MA – UAM, 1986), her native country, and from Canada (MA – U of T, 1994). In 2005 she completed her doctoral studies in Art History at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (dissertation “Urbanotopia and the Frontier: Reaching Heights before the Crash in Moscow and New York at the End of the 1920s”). Since 2002 she has been working as an Art History Instructor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, Canada.
Her research concentrates on images and objects produced in nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is committed to new theoretical perspectives and to interdisciplinary approaches to the history of art, architecture and visual culture. Her published articles include: “Urbanotopia and the Frontier in Moscow and New York at the End of the 1920s,“ in: The Journal of Architecture, (2006); “Distance and Proximity in History Painting by Piotr Michałowski. Emanuel Leutze and Adolph Menzel,“ in: Robert Born, Adam S. Labuda, Beate Störtkuhl, eds. Visuelle Erinnerungskulturen und Geschichtskonstruktionen in Deutschland und Polen 1800 bis 1939 / Wizualne konstrukcje historii i pamięci historycznej w Niemczech i w Polsce 1800 – 1939, Warszawa: Instytut Sztuki PAN, 2006 .