Curator talk with Oliver Botar
July 11, 2013 – 7pm to 8:30pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents a talk by Summer Institute faculty Oliver Botar on Thursday, July 11th at 7:00 pm in room 4BC55. Oliver Botar will speak about his upcoming exhibition at Plug In: “Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts”. The talk is free and all are welcome to attend.
Oliver Botar is an art historian. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in urban geography at the University of Alberta in Edmonton; and a Master of Science in urban and regional planning, a Master of Arts in art history, and a Ph.D. in art history, all at the University of Toronto. He has taught art and architectural history at several Canadian universities. Since 1996 he has been professor of modern art history at the University of Manitoba, where he teaches a world survey of art and architecture, modern and contemporary art, post-war Canadian art, and art in new media. He has been Professor since 2011. His research, writing and exhibition curating have focussed on early to mid 20th century art, architecture, photography and media art. This work has been international in scope, with concentrations on Weimar Germany, Hungary, Canada and the United States. The art and ideas of László Moholy-Nagy have been a focus throughout his career. He has lectured, published, and has curated exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe. He lives and works in Winnipeg.
Plug In ICA’s Artist Lecture Series is generously supported by BMO Financial Group.