Fredericton Faculty of Arts

2019 W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture

Author: Carolyn Williston-Aubie

Posted on Jan 7, 2019

Category: Events , News , Arts

Michael V. Smith


W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture – February 12
Associate Professor Michael V. Smith, from the University of British Columbia, will be the guest lecturer at this year's W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture.
The Body Is a Gift: Gender and Meaning-Making in One Man’s Art

In a hybrid performance-lecture, Michael V. Smith presents a retrospective of his body-based creative work. Smith has made a career examining how bodies are read, misread, or re-read. "The Body Is a Gift" explores ways in which art can (de)construct gender as a functional tool for undoing, unseeing, unbecoming. Inspired by the work of artists Leigh Bowery, Cindy Sherman, and Darren O’Donnell, Michael V. Smith up-ends the everyday to complicate what is a freak and who is familiar.

All are welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday, 12 February, 2019
Reception: 5:00pm
Lecture: 5:30pm
Location: Alfred G. Bailey Auditorium, Tilley Hall, Room 102


Pacey Lecture Poster