Now in its fifth year, the annual Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts offers York University graduate students and the wider community the opportunity to engage with prominent international theorists, artists, curators and critics through seminars, workshops and public lectures.
The 2013 Goldfarb Summer Institute, Unexpected Encounters: Sexual Difference and Art Now, co-directed by Professors Yvonne Singer and Sarah Parsons, examines the multiplexities of gender and sexuality in contemporary art through art historical, curatorial and theoretical perspectives.
This year's guests are curator and critic Helena Reckitt (Goldsmiths, University of London), feminist scholar, cultural analyst and art historian Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds), and art historian Richard Meyer (Stanford University). As part of their residency, they will meet on campus with MA, MFA and PhD candidates in visual arts and art history at York for informal discussions, seminars, critiques and studio visits.
- 2011 New Growth: Dialogues on the Tree
- 2010 Revisiting Suburbia
- 2009 Appropriation: People Places Things
- 2008 Navigating the In-Between
- 2007 Performative Histories of Art
- 2006 Transgressions
- 2005 Beyond the Object
- 2004 Intersections: Approaches to Visual Culture
- 2003 Art, Culture and Social Spaces