Anti-Racism Reading Group

Purpose: GUStA has prepared and circulated a list of background readings to encourage current scholars and students of art history to reflect on the state of the academy and the field of art history in North America, and to critically confront the tradition of whiteness in our scholarly practice. This reading group is designed to … Continue reading Anti-Racism Reading Group

Statement of solidarity with recent uprisings against anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and police brutality

The Executives of the Graduate Union of the Students of Art would like to respond to the recent wave of the murders by police of Black and Indigenous people by expressing our solidarity with the uprisings against the systemic racism around the world. We at GUStA stand against the ongoing display of police brutality, systemic … Continue reading Statement of solidarity with recent uprisings against anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and police brutality

6th Annual Wollesen Symposium

CONFRONTING THE EXHIBITIONARY ORDER REGISTRATION The Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium is the annual symposium for the Graduate Union of the Students of Art (GUStA) at the University of Toronto. It was inaugurated in 2014 as an enduring legacy and fond tribute to our esteemed late colleague Dr. Jens T. Wollesen. This year, GUStA continues the tribute with … Continue reading 6th Annual Wollesen Symposium

Medium and Mediation

Our thanks to Erika and Marco for their excellent talks at our post-doc panel! Erika Loic, Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval Art and Digital Humanities The Letter as Presence, Process, and Partnership: Mergers of Message and Medium in the Medieval Initial In light of recent research into the mediality and materiality of text, I take a retrospective … Continue reading Medium and Mediation

The Business of Art

The Business of Art: An Alumni Panel Discussion On the 2nd of November 2018, the Graduate Union of Students of Art hosted an alumni panel featuring Corrie Jackson, Angelica Demetriou, Carol-Ann Ryan, Elisa Coish and Christine McLean. The event was well attended by Faculty, Graduates and Undergraduates. Following individual presentations by Jackson and Demetriou, questions … Continue reading The Business of Art