Arts Buzz: January 29, 2018 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: January 29, 2018 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: January 29, 2018

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it’s International Week (I-Week) at the University of Alberta, featuring a full roster of events that focus on how the arts can contribute to social and environmental justice.


Robert Cohen, Cellist ~ The February 2 concert of distinguished visitor and master cellist Robert Cohen is now sold out, but you can still attend workshops and a masterclass by this world renowned musician (January 30-February 2). More information here

VADF Winter Speaker Series ~ Join us for the 2nd Visual Arts & Design Forum of 2018, featuring Blair Brennan, Galleries & Exhibitions Manager of FAB Gallery. “When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out” takes place this Thursday, February 1 at 5:15 p.m., FAB 2-20.  All are welcome!


International Week ~ Presented by UAlberta’s Global Education Program,  I-Week will be held January 29-February 3 this year and will focus on how the arts can contribute to social and environmental justice. Check out the program for details about the workshops, film screenings, theatrical presentations, music, exhibits and keynotes. See below for a selection of individual events. 

Unintentional Activism ~ You are invited to this I-Week event, Unintentional Activism: Teaching Islam in the Canadian University, featuring four experts from the Faculty of Arts who will be discussing their experiences in teaching about Islam and the way it often overlaps with social activism. Speakers include: Salima Versi (Religious Studies), Michael Frishkopf (Music), Joseph Hill (Anthropology), and Mojtaba Mahdavi (ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies/Political Science). Tuesday, January 30, 3:30-4:50 p.m., Humanities Centre L-1.

Composing Persian Music ~ The Sound Studies Initiative is pleased to invite you to Composing Persian Music in Diaspora: Music Identity, Authenticity and Universals talk and performance with Mehdi Rezania this Wednesday, January 31 at 12:30 p.m., 3-47 Old Arts Building.

I-Week Concert ~ As part of I-Week, join the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology and the Department of Music for a concert featuring the Edmonton Transcultural Orchestra, which draws members from every corner of our community. Wednesday, January 31, 7-9 p.m., Convocation Hall. Admission is free, but they will be accepting donations for Rohingya refugees. More information here

Rebuilding Carthage ~ The Edmonton Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, in conjunction with the Department of History and Classics, is pleased to announce the third of its 2017-18 evening lectures, “Rebuilding Carthage Brick by Brick,” with professor Jeremy Rossiter. Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m., Tory Breezeway 2.

Feminist Lecture ~ Join English and Film Studies professor Janice Williamson for “Haunted Forgetting: Unsettling the Genealogies in Intergenerational Life Writing”. This is the 2nd Women’s and Gender Studies Feminist Speaker Series lecture of 2018. Friday, February 2, 3-4:30 p.m., 3-26 Arts & Convocation Hall (Senate Chamber).


Tipi Confessions ~ One of the first events of I-Week, Tipi Confessions is a storytelling show that explores sex and sexuality through the lenses of humour and vulnerability. The show is produced by Tracy Bear (Department of Women’s & Gender Studies and Faculty of Native Studies), and Kirsten Lindquist and Kim TallBear (both from the Faculty of Native Studies). 7-9 p.m., Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) L1-190. More information here

Tipi Confessions


Meet the Caulfields ~ Art and science are often viewed in opposition to one another, but in the Caulfield family (Tim, Sean and Adam), these pursuits co-mingle in extraordinarily creative and collaborative ways. Read the full story here


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