The Orion
Lecture in Fine Arts

Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:

Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim of Concordia University offered this Orion Lecture as part of the Distinguished Women Scholar series “Latent: Critical Conversations about Collections” on January 27, 2024, at UVic’s Legacy Galleries, presented by UVic’s Department of Art History & Visual Studies. An art historian and curator based in Montreal, Dr Jim is currently Concordia University Research Chair in Critical Curatorial Studies and Decolonizing Art Institutions and founding editor-in-chief of the journal “Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas”. Jim has galvanized a new generation of students and scholars in the study of ethnocultural art histories that extends to curatorial studies and critical race museology.

About the exhibition

The exhibition Latent emerges from conversations between artist Lynda Gammon and curator Carolyn Butler Palmer over the past several years about how artists who identify as women are often overlooked, ignored and sidestepped. The Legacy Art Galleries is proud of the fact that, over the past decade, the majority of solo exhibitions have featured the work of women artists and this exhibition furthers our desire to bring forward their work by honouring the many women who remain hidden in UVic’s Art Collection and the mechanisms that conceal them from view: the vault, accessioning, and the catalogue.

Latent is on view at UVic’s Legacy Galleries until April 6, 2024.

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