Events

2015-2016

Universities Art Association Annual Meeting, NSCAD Halifax November 5-7 2015
Chair: “Performance and Critical Pedagogy” Session 1 & 2 with six participants Johanna Householder (OCAD U, Clive Robertson (Queens U) Paulette Philips (OCAD U), Johanna Matuszak (Indiana U Bloomington), Anna Sprague NSCAD U) and Shalon Webber-Heffernan (Queens U) .

Paper presentation: “Performance and performativity in the work of Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge” in NSCAD Press…A Centre for Photographic Studies Chaired by Martha Langford, Concordia University

On Line lecture: “Last Tango in Paris: Art, Desire, Death” for the course Performing Desire; initiator Dr. Sigrid Hackenberg, Director of the Institute of Critical Philosophy) GCAS (Global centre for Advanced Studies), December 2015. On line lecture employs BBB (Big Blue Button software) for interactive engagement with students.

Cabaret Voltaire Atlantique Art Bar + Projects Weekly Dada 1916-2016 Coordinator, Dada Centenary Performances, Film and Lectures January 2016 – April 2016
12 Events with performance, video and PowerPoint presentations Monday evenings: 6.30pm-8.00pm

Research Hangout (organised by Dr. Max Haiven) Lecture Bruce Barber “Recent Examples of Littoral Art.”


2013-2015

College Art Association Annual Meeting, Chicago February 2014
Panel: The Delinquent Curator: Has the Curator Failed Contemporary Art?
Co Chairs: Brad Buckley and John Conomos, University of Sydney. Paper Title: “Taking care of business: the art curator as ‘hedge fund manager’ to the art world’s Ponzi scheme.”

Project Anywhere Symposium Parsons School of Design NYC
Invitational Paper title: “a Philosophical Foundation for Projects Anywhere. December 2014

AUT Auckland University of Technology) Performance Symposium Action and Delay: A Symposium on Temporality in Performance and Media Art. December 2013 Keynote Paper Title: Relegated Action: “Performance Nominalism and Discontent”

NYC October 16-18 Presented a paper “Weak Force: Collaboration” and Chaired a panel “Art & Activism in the Public Sphere” at the School of Visual Arts conference on Collaboration in the Arts held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, October 16-18 2013.

Bruce Barber chaired the opening Panel “Art & Activism in the Public Sphere” for the Tracing the City: Interventions of Art in Public Space conference organized by Martha Radice, Sol Nagler and Kim Morgan. The panel included Max Haiven, Erika Walker, Carla Taunton, Marc James Léger and Karin Cope. October 10-12 2013

Guest Lecture: “The Halifax ‘Bomb Scare’ and the Critical Art Ensemble “Dalhousie University Schulich Law School lecture series. September 2013

 

Conferences 2013-2014

March 7-9 2014 Cineflux Symposium: The Parade of the Old/New
Chair: Panel “Pop-Up and Situational Cinema” NSCAD University

February 12-15 2014 College Art Association Annual meeting Chicago Hilton Hotel: Paper Presentation “The Curator as Hedge Fund Manager to the Art World’s Ponzi Scheme” in The Delinquent Curator Chaired by Brad Buckley and John Conomos Sydney University

October 2013
October 10-12 Bruce Barber chaired the opening Panel “Art & Activism in the Public Sphere” for the Tracing the City: Interventions of Art in Public Space conference organized by Martha Radice, Sol Nagler and Kim Morgan. The panel included Max Haiven, Erika Walker, Carla Taunton, Marc James Léger and Karin Cope.

Barber, Bruce Littoral Art and Communicative Action edited by Marc James Leger Common Ground Press: Arts in Society Series Illinois 2013 was launched at the Tracing the City conference.

November 18th presented a performance titled Urban Tracer for the art program of the Tracing the City symposium

October 16-18 Presented a paper “Weak Force: Collaboration” and Chaired a panel “Art & Activism in the Public Sphere” at the School of Visual Arts conference on Collaboration in the Arts held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

Professional Work
•November 14-16
Bruce was invited to Helsinki to be one of two external examiners of Jay Koh, PhD candidate at the Finnish Academy of Art.

•November also acted as external examiner for Sussi Porsborg, PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, Australia.


2012-2013

Bruce Barber Littoral Art and Communicative Action edited by Marc James Léger Common Ground Press Arts In Society Series Illinois (May 2013)

Essays and reviews:

Book review Bruce Barber " The Art World's Dark Matter" Review of Gregory Sholette.  Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. Pluto Press, 2011. 240 pp.in Critique: Reviews in Culture August 2012 3:2 http://www.reviewsinculture.com/?r=92

Bruce Barber "Appropriation/Expropriation: Convention or Intervention ?" in  PARACHUTE : The Anthology, ed. Chantal Pontbriand, Volume I : Museums and Theory, JRP/Ringier, Zurich, 2012. : http://www.jrp-ringier.com/pages/index.php?id_r=4&id_t=&id_p=18&id_b=2086

Essays in Catalogues:

Bruce Barber Review of “Tripping to Dana Point 1974” for catalogue accompanying Serge Guilbaut retrospective exhibition of his artwork at the Koerner Gallery of the University of British Columbia, March 21 – April 4, 2012.

Conference and other public presentations:

Co-Chair with John Powers CAA Los Angeles “The PhD for Artists sense or Non Sense” February 2012
-- Participant “Reinventing the Reel? What the cinematic turn in contemporary art owes to film and film history,” CinemArts: SCMS Film and Art History Scholarly Interest Group, Annual Meeting, Boston, March 24, 2012.
Paper UAAC Paper “The Visible/Invisible Avant Garde” Montreal November 2012
Paper  CAA “Performance Nominalism and its Discontents” (College Art Association) NYC , February 2013.

2011

“You Sir are a space too!” What Ad Reinhardt and Jacques Derrida have to Teach us Erasure” College Art Association NYC February 2011

2010   

Paper “Pygmalion’s Power Bucket of Blood (1959) and Peeping Tom (1960) 
1959/1960 “Breathless Days” Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C..
“Emancipated Spectators and the Coming Community: Nancy, Agamben and Ranciere”
Art & Society Conference in Association with the Sydney Biennale July 23rd 2010
“A Critique of Critical Critique: Tendenzkunst and Creative Detention.” UAAC, Guelph University November 2010; Co-Chair with Dr. Marc Leger Neo Liberal Undead
“Kiwi Canuck Conceptualism” Traffic: Conceptual Art Conference U of T Barnicke Gallery
Sydney Biennale Australian Pavilion Institute of Contemporary Art Newton Sydney Australia Sydney “Alphabet Bomber” Installation one of three International Artists in 'Swallow it, dog!'  May 2010
1959/1960 “Breathless Days” Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C. Paper: “Pygmalion’s Power Bucket of Blood (1959) and Peeping Tom (1960). 
Art & Society Conference in Association with the Sydney Biennale July 2010

2009  

Paper delivered at the Vision of War conference School of Visual Arts New York City October
Annual Metropolis Conference “The Newcomer Artist Project” Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax, 2009
Visiting Artist Presentation: Brock University School of Fine Arts, Ontario 2009
“The Newcomer Artists project” Art & Society Conference Venice July/August
“Trans/actions: Art, Film and Death” Summary European Graduate School Lecture August

2008  
Bruce Barber Four lectures as Visiting Artist in Resident Manukau School of Visual Arts, MIT
NZ Lecture Tour: Otago School of Art & University of Otago, Dunedin NZ  
Visiting Artist lecturer; Elam School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury, Christchurch; New Zealand Film Archive and Adam Art Gallery Wellington;    N.Z., Fine Arts Department Program AUT Auckland Technical University
School of Fine Arts at Newcastle University (two lectures)
Participant and presenter: Roundtable on PhD Education in the Fine Arts, Victoria College of Arts, Melbourne. September 2008
Sydney College of Art (U of S) Panel discussion on PhD Supervision in the Visual Arts.