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Ryoji Ikeda. Ochiishi Nemuro and the North Saskatchewan River II, 1994, photoetching.

Ryoji Ikeda. Ochiishi Nemuro and the North Saskatchewan River II, 1994, photoetching.

Following the success of artist, curator and teacher Patrick Mahon’s recent visit on Oct. 16, the University of Alberta’s Visual Art & Design Forum continues its dynamic lecture series on Nov. 4 with a much anticipated appearance from Professor Ryoji Ikeda, visual artist and printmaker from Musashino Art University, Tokyo.

Professor Ikeda’s visit will mark the 5th and concluding lecture in a Fall 2014 series that has welcomed entrepreneurs, artists, publishers and innovators within and beyond the fields of visual art and design to share their experiences with staff, students, alumni and friends of the University of Alberta. Professor Ikeda’s lecture, Threshold, will examine the key themes and questions that have marked, and continue to inform, his career to date. A proponent of the medium of copperplate engraving, Professor Ikeda will discuss his affinity with printmaking and his motivations as a practicing artist.

About Ryoji Ikeda:

Professor of Printmaking at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, Ryoji Ikeda has exhibited his photo based prints extensively throughout the world with recent exhibitions in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea. Professor Ikeda’s work can be found in international collections including those belonging to The British Museum; The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.

Presenter: University of Alberta Department of Art & Design
Event Title: Threshold
Guest Speaker: Professor Ryoji Ikeda, Musashino Art University
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Venue: Fine Art Building 2-20, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Admission: Free

 Ryoji Ikeda’s visit is co-sponsored by Prince Takamado Japan Centre, University of Alberta and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Jacques Talbot
Presently an MA candidate in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture program at the University of Alberta, Jacques’ research looks to methods and aesthetics of museum display and how these change in light of technological innovations and applications in the arts. Jacques is interested in how a critical interpretation of museum display and procedure, and the medium of photography in particular, can inform the manner in which works are framed and received in a particular exhibition environment. He considers both older trends of display and emerging technologies that allow new modes of vision in the unique architectural context of the museum. These interests have come to light as a result of investigations into his own creative practice and the practice of others as a BA honours student and (subsequently) as an installer of contemporary art in both museum (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) and auction (Christie's South Kensington, London) contexts.

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