MOYRA DAVEY - virtual artist lecture

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Moyra Davey, Subway Writers (detail), 2011/14. 75 chromogenic prints, tape, postage, ink; 30.5 × 45.7 cm each. Payal and Anurag Khanna Collection, India. © Moyra Davey.
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The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa is pleased to virtually present MOYRA DAVEY.
February 10, 2021, 12:30-1:30 through Zoom.

The talk is going to be in English and the Q&A will be bilingual or translated into French.

A Canadian, based in New York City and renowned internationally for her photographs, videos, writings, and artist books, Moyra Davey’s work examines interiority and disclosure, and the intersection of private and public discourse. Her work has been exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries internationally, and in 2019, Davey was the recipient of the Scotiabank Photography Award, with an accompanying solo exhibition held at the Ryerson Image Center in Toronto.

Since that time, two important books of Davey’s work have been published, one, a catalogue of the Scotiabank Award Exhibition, by Steidl, the other, I Confess, published on the occasion of the exhibition The Faithful/Le fervents, curated by Andrea Kunard at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. The Faithful, includes portraiture, still life and photographs of subway scenes, along with a suite of Davey’s visually arresting films, which interweave subjective narratives with the texts and lives of her influences, such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Sigmund Freud, Jean Genet, and most recently, Pierre Vallières.