FINE ARTS READING ROOM

Hours:

Mon to Thurs: 10 - 7 PM

Fri: 10 - 6 PM

Location:
EV 2.785
1515 Ste. Catherine O.

Contact:
514.848.2424 ext. 5633
farrconcordia@gmail.com

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21 April - 2016

 

2pm, Thursday May 5th, 2016 /////////// EV 2.789

Curious about our year? 
Hear it from the horse’s mouth
Snacks and FARR Friends
guaranteed!


This is our very first AGM, we will be reviewing the year’s activities, ratifying BRAND NEW Bylaws, electing our Board of Directors… and more !

Get more involved ! The FARR needs your help !
You can become a member of our BOARD OF DIRECTORS !


!!!!!!!!!!!! More details about the AGM !!!!!!!!!!!!


For info on how & why to become a Board Member click here.

For the Board Nomination Form click here.

For the FARR's mandate click here.



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Agenda 

1.0 Welcome
1.1 Quorum
1.2 Approval of chair and minute‐taker
1.3 Review & approval of AGM agenda

2. Year End Review Activity reports

2.1 Organisational Development
2.2 Student Involvement & Collaborations
2.3 Publication Grants
2.4 Residency
2.5 Library & Acquisitions
2.6 Incoming and Outgoing Staff

3. Budget review

4. Bylaws

5. Board member elections

6. Snack & Stretch Session

7. Board election results

8. Adjournment

 

 

23 March - 2016

The University will be closed on Friday the 26 and Monday the 29th of March for the long weekend! So will the FARR... Happy Easter and rest well ! 

L'Université sera fermée ce vendredi le 26 et lundi le 29 mars pour la longue fin de semaine! La FARR aussi... Joyeuses Pâques et bon repos!

 

10 March - 2016

 

THE FARR IS HIRING! LA FARR EMBAUCHE! More info/ Plus info here/ici.

 

8 March - 2016

 

The Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room is compiling a list of possible winter acquisitions! Do you have an art text that you would like to see in our library? This is your chance to let us know

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6TKLD8T

 

La Salle de Lecture des Beaux Arts de Concordia compile une liste de livre que nous aimerions acheter au courant de la session d’hiver, 2016. Voici votre chance de nous laissez savoir quels titres vous voudriez voir dans notre collection! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6TKLD8T

 

 

24 FEBRUARY - 2016

*La version française suit*

Our current residency is underway! Learn about our 2016 winter resident:

Heather Ross

Heather Ross is a 2nd year Intermedia student. Over the course of the residency, they will be creating a zine and a website as a form of performance to document the 6 weeks of research at the FARR. They will be researching art about, create by, and in relation to marginalized people.

Heather’s interest is in exploring how access to information is limited or altered for people who are marginalized along various axes of oppression. Some specific focus areas include: formats of documentation, how people access information, comparing digital space to physical space, research as art, and how they personally access information.

Check out Heather’s research and creation documentation on the residency blog  (http://residencyproject.blogspot.ca/) and in the FARR display areas! 

-The FARR

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Notre projet de résidence est en cours! Découvrez notre resident pour l’hiver 2016:

Heather Ross

Heather Ross est étudiant de deuxième année dans le programme d’Intermedia. Au cours de sa résidence,  yel créera, sous forme de performance, un zine ainsi qu’un site internet documentant 6 semaines de recherche à la FARR.

Dans sa recherche, Heather Ross s’intéresse à des œuvres d’art créées par, en relation à et à propos de personnes marginalisées. L’artiste explore des façons dont l’accès à l’information est limité ou altéré pour des personnes marginalisées sur différents axes d’oppression. Sa recherche se concentre sur certains domaines tels les formats de documentation, comment des personnes accèdent à de l’information, des comparaisons entre l’espace virtuel et physique, la recherche comme forme d’art et comment yel accède personnellement a de l’information.

Vous pouvez consulter la documentation de la recherche-création de Heather sur le blogue de la résidence (http://residencyproject.blogspot.ca/), ainsi que dans les espaces de diffusion à la FARR!

-La FARR

 

29 JANUARY - 2016

Only a few days left to apply for our 6 weeks funded residency program ! Deadline is February 1rst !

12 JANUARY - 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! BONNE ANNÉE!

 

*La version française suit*

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FINE ARTS READING ROOM RESIDENCY PROGRAM 

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IMPORTANT DATES:

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2016 / 11:59pm:  DEADLINE

JANUARY 20TH, 2016, 5 À 7: DROP -IN INFO NIGHT @ THE FARR.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1679850242291675/

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Are you an undergraduate Fine Arts student? Do you have an idea you’ve never had the time, space or resources to explore before? Do you want to experiment with new techniques in art making, or expand on investigations begun in class? You could be our resident! 
The residency program operates during fall & winter semesters and is open to any current Concordia undergraduate student with an interest in taking on a self-directed project. This school year, the FARR is offering one 6-week residency during the fall semester (Oct-Nov), and one 6-week residency during the winter semester (Feb-Mar).

Residents are required to:

-carry out an evolving research-based** project over a 6-week-long residency period
-make use of the FARR space and resources
-contribute to the residency blog on a regular basis throughout the course of the residency
-use the FARR displays to showcase your project, or documentation of your project, in an evolving way throughout the course of the residency
-compile an annotated reference document with support from FARR staff

**We think of research as a broad category, encompassing “research about art,” “research in preparation for art,” and “research as art.” This may include reading, writing, technical experiments, practice-based explorations, projects testing or developing new technologies, and more.

Residents will benefit from:

-project funding up to $200, plus a $250 honorarium upon completion of the program
-expanded access to FARR resources, including zines, artists’ books, periodicals, computers, camera, audio players, and headphones.
-FARR staff research support
-exposure within the FARR & online
-the opportunity to present work to the public in a funded residency event (artist talk, workshop, etc.), hosted by the FARR

Strong applications will: 

-demonstrate a significant engagement with FARR resources
-present a project that is feasible given the available funds, space, and timeline 
-present a project that develops over the course of the 6-week residency
-communicate the artist’s interests and intentions clearly 
-include specific plans for the display in the FARR space, in a way that is relevant to the proposed project and demonstrates the project’s development throughout the course of the residency

How to apply:

*We accept applications in both French and English.

In order to be considered for the winter residency, please submit the following by 11:59pm on FEBRUARY 1ST, 2016: 
1. project description, 1 page maximum
2. CV and artist statement 
3. detailed timeline for completion of the project, covering 6 weeks 
4. any or all of the following:
- 5 images or any multimedia materials each no longer than 10 minutes
- writing samples of no longer than 10 pages in total
Apply in-person to EV-2.785 with a non-returnable hard copy of all documents 
OR by email to farrconcordia@gmail.com with “FARR Residency Application” in the subject line.

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WANT MORE INFORMATION? 
HAVE QUESTIONS? 
WANT TO SEE WORK BY PREVIOUS RESIDENTS? 
Get in touch:
farrconcordia@gmail.com
514.848.2424 x5633
EV-2.785, 1515 rue Ste. Catherine Ouest 
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♥, THE FINE ARTS READING ROOM (FARR)

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APPEL DE DOSSIER: PROGRAMME DE R
ÉSIDENCE DE LA FINE ARTS READING ROOM 

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Les dates importantes pour la résidence sont :

1er février 2016 / 11:59pm:  Date limite pour appliquer

Le 20 janvier, 5 À 7: Soirée d’informations et de questions @ La FARR.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1679850242291675/

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Êtes-vous étudiant-e de premier cycle en Beaux-Arts? Vous avez une idée en tête, mais vous manquez de temps, d’espace ou de ressources pour la réaliser? Vous souhaitez expérimenter de nouvelles techniques en production artistique ou poursuivre des recherches amorcées en classe? Vous pourriez être notre résident!
Le programme de résidence se tient au cours des sessions d’automne et d’hiver et est ouvert à tout les étudiant-e-s de premier cycle en Beaux-Arts de l’Université Concordia intéressés à diriger un projet indépendant. Cette année, la FARR propose une résidence de 6 semaines à l’automne (oct-nov) et une deuxième résidence de 6 semaines à l’hiver (Fev-Mars).

Les résident-e-s doivent :

Entreprendre un projet de recherche** évolutif se développant sur une période de 6 semaines.
Faire usage de l’espace et des ressources de la FARR.
Faire usage des présentoirs, cadres et/ou vitrines de la FARR pour présenter le projet, de manière évolutive tout au cours de la résidence.
Compiler un document de références annotées avec l’aide de l’équipe de la FARR.


**Nous percevons la recherche comme un territoire vaste englobant la recherche « au sujet de l’art », la recherche « en préparation à la production d’art » et la recherche « en tant qu’art ». Votre recherche peut inclure textes, expérimentations techniques, des explorations basées sur la pratique artistique, des projets testant ou développant de nouvelles technologies, etc.

Les résident-e-s bénéficieront de :

Jusqu’à 200$ en remboursement pour les dépenses du projet, ainsi que des honoraires de 250$ lorsque le projet sera complété.
Accès privilégié aux ressources de la FARR incluant zines, livres d’artistes, périodiques, ordinateurs, caméras, lecteurs audio et écouteurs.
Support de l’équipe de la FARR pour la recherche.
Exposition dans la FARR & en ligne.
L’opportunité de présenter le travail au public lors d’un événement lié à la résidence (présentation d’artiste, atelier, etc.) tenu par la FARR


Les dossiers retenus sauront :

démontrer un important engagement avec les ressources de la FARR
Présenter un projet plausible respectant les ressources financières, l’espace et l’échéancier de la résidence.
Communiquer clairement les intérêts et l’intention de l’artiste.
Inclure des intentions spécifiques quant à l’utilisation de l’espace de la FARR ainsi qu’au développement du projet au cours de la résidence dans ce même espace.


Comment soumettre :

*Nous acceptons les dossiers en anglais et en français.

À fin que votre projet soit considéré pour la résidence d'hiver, vous devez soumettre les documents suivants avant le lundi, 1er février à 11:59pm.
1. Description de projet, maximum d’une page.
2. CV et démarche artistique.
3. Échéancier détaillé du projet, du début jusqu’à sa fin (6 semaines)
4. Support visuel au choix pour un maximum de
- 5 images et/ou Matériel multimédia ne totalisant pas plus de 10 min.
- Échantillons/Extraits d’écritures pour un maximum de 10 pages.

Soumettez votre projet en personne au EV-2.785 avec une copie physique non retournable OU par courriel à farrconcordia@gmail.com avec pour sujet « FARR Residency Application ».

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Besoin de plus d’informations?
Vous avez des questions?
Vous voulez voir ce que d’autres résidents ont fait?
Contactez nous :
farrconcordia@gmail.com 
514.848.2424 x5633
EV-2.785, 1515 rue Ste. Catherine Ouest

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♥, LA FINE ARTS READING ROOM (FARR)

 

03 Decembre - 2015

It's critique season, everyone. Time for... FARR December hours!

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Regular opening hours will continue until the end of this week.

Monday December 7th - Friday December 11th : 
12 - 5 pm

Monday December 14th onward: CLOSED
(See you in January!)

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03 November - 2015

THE FARR IS GOING TO EXPOZINE!

We will be at Montreal small press fair Expozine (Nov 14th and 15th, 12h - 18h), providing information about our space, and selling small press work. If you are an Undergraduate Fine Arts Student or you have signed up to be a member of the FARR, we can take your work to Expozine to sell! The FARR will not take any commission from the sale of your work.

You can find more information about Expozine at their website expozine.ca.

If you want us to take your work to Expozine, please email us at farrconcordia@gmail.com by Wed Nov 11th with a list of the books you are submitting, including date, dimensions, and price. You must also include digital documentation of your work. 

We will contact you to let you know whether your work has been approved for sale Nov 12th, and you will then be required to drop your work off at the Reading Room Friday Nov 13th, between 10 AM and 6 PM.

Spaces are limited and we will be accepting work on a first come first serve basis, with the exception of past recipients of our Small Publication Grants who will be given first priority. The FARR will not sell any work that is not book-based.

Please note that you will be expected to provide us with the necessary copies of your work, printed, labelled, priced and ready to sell and that the FARR cannot be responsible for the loss, damage or theft of your work. The FARR also reserves the right to refuse any work it deems offensive, hateful or contrary to the organizations values.

We can't wait to see what you send us!

The FARR

 

27 October - 2015

The Farr is co hosting this FaBuLoUs macramé plant-hanger workshop with the FSA( Fibres Student Association) on Wednesday November 4th ! Please reserve a spot by sending a email to the farr at farrconcordia@gmail.com with the subject line ''FSA Workshop''! More details on the facebook event page

La FARR co-présente ce FaBuLeUx atelier de support à plante en macramé avec la FSA (Fibres Student Association) le mercredi, 4 novembre! Réservez votre place en envoyant un courriel à la FARR à l'adresse farrconcordia@gmail.com avec comme sujet '' FSA Workshop''! Voyez la page de l'événement facebook pour plus de détails!

 

26 October - 2015

fall residency 2015

Meet out 2015 FALL RESIDENT: Paige Sabourin

Paige Sabourin lives in Montreal and makes objects, images and installations with photographs, textiles, and help from other people.

http://paigeesabourin.com/

About Paige's residency project:

Hi! First of all, thank you for your interest in Collage Club! Collage Club runs entirely on the interest and engagement of viewers like you, without you, we could not exist. 

Collage Club is a collaborative residency that uses the Fine Arts Reading Room’s archive as source material. Over the next six weeks, club members  will explore craft history, create crowd-sourced photo-sculptural installations, and celebrate the wealth of images in the F.A.R.R. archives. 

Collage Club will be held every Friday for the duration of the Residency from 15:00-21:00. Club activities will evolve over the course of the residency; each week’s activity will act as a workshop for the next. However, you don’t have to come every week, and you don’t have to come for all four hours. Any level of participation is an equally valued part of the club’s process. 

If you’re stoked about this, join the club, because I’m really excited, too! 

Follow our various forms of social media: 

Instagram (process and event documentation, member collages)  is @farrcollageclub

Tumblr (collages not from FARR, collage history) is http://collage-club.tumblr.com

Blogger (weekly collage history essays by members) http://residencyproject.blogspot.ca/

facebook (event updates) https://www.facebook.com/events/1091933857492330/

to find out more about the residency project click here.

 

20 October - 2015

Don't forget to apply for a Publication Grant ! N'oubliez pas de soumettre votre projet pour une Bourse à la Publication!

You have until October 23rd ! Vous avez jusqu'au 23 octobre!

 

15 October - 2015

(français ci dessous)

FARR <3 FIBRES: CALLOUT FOR FIBROUS SIGN

The Fine Arts Reading Room is seeking proposals from Concordia undergraduate Fine Arts student for the creation of a large banner in fibres or a textile medium, to be displayed in our front window and used at special events

For this project, we are offering an honorarium of $150, plus a small budget for materials.

Our stipulations for the sign are that it contains the name of our space (“FINE ARTS READING ROOM”), that it be clearly readable, and that it fit in our front-upper window, which is approximately 19” high and 85” wide. It should also be durable, as we will occasionally be transporting it to special events. Plans should include loops for hanging the banner.

Work should be completed by the beginning of the winter semester, with exact date to be discussed.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send us the following:

-a draft / mock-up of your design

-a written description of design elements not apparent in your sketch

-a projected materials budget of approximately $100

-images documenting at least 2 past works in fibres and/or a textile medium


Submit to farrconcordia@gmail.com before November 1st, 2015, 11:59PM

You are welcome to apply in French or English.

<3 The FARR

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FARR <3 FIBRES: APPEL À PROJETS POUR BANNIÈRE EN TEXTILE


La Fine Arts Reading Room lance un appel à projets destiné aux étudiant-e-s en Beaux-Arts de premier cycle de l’Université Concordia pour la création d’une bannière/ enseigne de grand format, réalisée en textile, qui sera placée dans notre fenêtre d’entrée et utilisée pour des événements spéciaux.

Nous offrons pour ce projet un honoraire de 150$ ainsi qu’un petit budget pour les matériaux.

L’insigne doit contenir, de manière lisible, le nom de notre organisation « FINE ARTS READING

ROOM ». Elle doit cadrer avec la fenêtre située en haut de l’entrée de la FARR, dont les mesures sont approximativement 19’’ de hauteur X 85’’ de largeur. L’insigne doit être durable et transportable, puisque nous l’utiliserons lors d’événements spéciaux. La proposition doit inclure des boucles afin de suspendre la bannière.

Le projet devra être complété avant le début de la session d’hiver. La date exacte de la remise de la bannière sera à déterminer.

 

Si vous êtes intéressés à soumettre un projet, veuillez nous faire parvenir les informations suivantes :

- Une esquisse/ maquette de votre design

- Une description écrite des éléments visuels non présentés dans l’ébauche

- Un budget projeté des matériaux (pour un total d’environ 100$)

- Des images documentant au moins 2 exemples de vos réalisations antérieures dans le médium du textile


Veuillez faire parvenir ces informations à l’adresse courriel farrconcordia@gmail.com avant le 1er novembre 2015, 11 :59PM

Vous êtes bienvenus à soumettre votre candidature en français ou en anglais.

<3 La FARR

 

01 October - 2015

(français ci-dessous) 

Fine Arts Reading Room SMALL PUBLICATION GRANTS
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday October 23rd, 2015 by 11:59 pm

 

The FARR is now accepting applications for Publication Grants!

If you are a Fine Arts Student with an idea for an artists’ book, zine, catalog, diary or even a conceptual book-object, the FARR can help you!

As an alternative arts library, the Fine Arts Reading Room is interested in supporting the development of various independent publications and creative books. 

Students who demonstrate unique and creative approaches to publishing and bookmaking may be granted up to $250 compensation for production costs. We are open to all of your amazing unconventional suggestions, to be published in any language (if applicable).  We will keep a copy of your book in our archives.

Please take the time to read this callout all the way through, as there are some changes in funding and selection structure from previous years.

TO APPLY please e-mail the documentation listed below to farrconcordia@gmail.com and include  “Publication Grants” in the subject line, or drop your application off in person as the reading room by Friday OCTOBER 23rd, 2015 at 11:59 pm. 


Please include:

            Artist Statement (max 1 page)

            Project Outline (max 1 page)

            Visual Support (max 5: images, writing samples &/or design mock-ups)

            Project Budget

**** Budgeting and Amounts Awarded **** 

In 2015/16, the FARR will award Publication Grants of up to $250. This means that while all applicants are welcome to apply for the full amount, the FARR may fund projects a lesser amount than requested in an application. This is in response to the large variation in production costs between projects, and is an attempt to maximize our support of emerging artists

For example, a small colour zine that will cost approximately $5 a unit to produce might receive a grant of $150, while a larger artists book, which costs $12 per unit to produce might receive $250.

When making your application, we recommend estimating the production of 15-30 copies of a book. Please detail your printing costs per unit in your budget, and detail separately any other baseline costs such as art supplies (see example budget below)


EXAMPLE BUDGET


The FARR acknowledges that some applicants will be interested in creating projects (such as the production only a few artists books) that do not fit into this printing cost-per-copy budget structure. We welcome applications for these projects, and simply ask for a detailed budget of up to $250.

PLEASE NOTE that this year priority will be given to first time applicants, who have not yet received publication grants from the FARR, but that previous recipients of the grant are welcome to apply.

We will consider your application:

-       In both French and English

-       If the outcome of the work will be a physical book-object, a copy of which will be kept at the FARR

-       If the project will be developed during the 2015/2016 academic year.

-       If you are an undergraduate Fine Arts student at Concordia


Past examples of book work projects we’ve funded have included: works that investigate the book as art work, works that question the limits of what a book can be, books that document student art practices, books that investigate particular forms of art making, catalogues of student shows, graphic novels with poignant narratives and more. A copy of each publication funded by our publication grant is archived in the FARR collection. COME AND HAVE A LOOK AT THEM AT THE FARR!

------------------MORE QUESTIONS? We have an INFO NIGHT!!  ----------------   

------------Tuesday October 6th between 6-7pm @TheFARR (EV 2.785)-----------

Email us, call us, or swing by!         

EV 2.785 1515 Ste. Catherine O.

Mon-Thurs 10am  -7pm

Friday  10am  -6pm


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BOURSES À LA PUBLICATION de la Fine Arts Reading Room

Date limite pour déposer un projet: Vendredi le 23 octobre 2015, 23:59


La FARR accepte présentement des soumissions pour le programme de bourse à la publication!

Si vous êtes étudiant-e-s en Beaux-Arts et que vous avez une idée pour un livre d'artiste, un zine, un catalogue, ou même pour un livre-objet conceptuel, la FARR peut vous aider!

En tant que bibliothèque alternative, la Fine Arts Reading Room est intéressée à supporter le développement de diverses publications indépendantes et livres à saveur créative.

Les étudiant-e-s démontrant une approche unique et créative à l'édition et à la conception de livres et/ou de tout autre type de publications pourraient recevoir jusqu'à 250$ en bourse compensatoire pour des couts de production. Nous sommes ouverts à toutes vos suggestions non conventionnelles, pouvant être publiées dans toutes les langues (si applicable). Nous garderons également un tirage de votre projet dans nos archives.

Des changements dans le financement et le processus de sélection du programme de bourses à la publication ont étés apportés cette année. Veuillez donc lire attentivement ce nouvel appel de dossier.

POUR PROPOSER UN PROJET, veuillez envoyer un courriel à l’adresse farrconcordia@gmail.com en mentionnant le sujet « Publication Grants », puis y inclure les informations spécifiées ci-dessous. Vous pouvez également déposer votre projet en personne à la Reading Room avant vendredi le 23 octobre 2015, 23:59.


Veuillez inclure :

Démarche artistique (maximum 1 page)

Présentation du projet (maximum 1 page)

Support visuel (maximum 5 : images, courts textes &/ou esquisses)

Budget


**** Prévisions budgétaires et montants attribués****

Pour l’année scolaire 2015/2016, la FARR attribuera jusqu’à 250$ de bourse par projet. Alors que les participants sont tous bienvenus à soumettre un projet visant à l’obtention du plein montant de la bourse, la FARR pourrait ne financer qu’une portion du montant demandé pour le projet. Cette décision vise à mieux redistribuer la bourse en prenant compte de la diversité des projets et de leurs coûts et ce dans l’objectif de maximiser notre support aux artistes émergeants

Par exemple, un petit zine en couleur qui couterait environ 5$ par unité à produire pourrait recevoir une bourse de 150$ alors qu’un livre d’artiste coutant environ 12$ à produire pourrait recevoir une bourse de 250$

Lorsque vous élaborez votre proposition de projet, nous vous recommandons d’estimer la production totale à 15-30 unités. Veuillez détailler le coût d’impression par unité dans votre budget, ainsi que toutes autres informations importantes  quant au coût du projet tels des matériaux d’artiste (voir l’exemple ci-dessous)

EXEMPLE DE BUDGET

-Estimation du coût d’impression par unité : 11$ (x20 = 220$)

-Coût des encres : 10$

-Coût du papier de riz : 8$

TOTAL : 238$

La FARR reconnaît que certains projets ne correspondent pas au modèle budgétaire de coût par unité. Si vous êtes intéressés par un projet de la sorte (par exemple la production de seulement quelques livres d’artistes), nous vous invitons à soumettre un budget détaillé reflétant vos besoins

VEUILLEZ PRENDRE NOTE que la priorité d’attribution des bourses sera donnée aux étudiants n’ayant jamais reçu de bourses à la publication de la FARR, mais que les gens ayant déjà reçu cette bourse dans le passé sont bienvenus à présenter un projet à nouveau.

Nous prendrons en considération votre application :

  • En français ou en anglais.

  • Si le résultat de votre projet est un objet physique se rapportant de par sa nature à un livre – une copie du projet sera gardée dans les archives de la FARR

  • Si le projet sera développé au cours de l’année 2015/2016.

  • Si vous êtes un étudiant au baccalauréat en Beaux-Arts à Concordia

Certains projets que nous avons subventionnés dans le passé incluent : œuvres qui s’intéressent au livre en tant qu’œuvre d’art, œuvres qui questionnent les limites de ce qu’un livre puisse être, livres qui documentent  la pratique artistique d’étudiants, catalogues d’expositions étudiantes, bande dessinées avec récit poignants, etc. Une copie de chaque publication subventionnée par notre bourse à la publication est archivée dans la collection de la FARR. VENEZ LES VOIR !


-----------D’AUTRES QUESTIONS? Nous avons une SOIRÉE D’INFO!!!-----------

--------------Mardi le 6 octobre entre 18 et 19h @ LA FARR (EV 2.785)---------------

Écrivez-nous, appelez-nous ou venez nous voir!

EV 2.785 1515 Ste. Catherine O.

Lun-Jeu     10am- 7pm

Vendredi 10am - 7pm

 

 

23 September - 2015

The Books Are Here! The FARR went to the NYC Art Book Fair and brought back more than 40 fabulous new titles including essays, zines, magazines, artist books and other curiosities!! Come and have a look at them! They're on display @ The FARR !

Les nouveaux livres sont arrivés! La FARR est allée à NYC ce weekend et nous avons rammené plus de 40 titres fabuleux incluant des essais, des zines, des magazines, des livres d'artistes et d'autres curiosités ! Venez voir ! Ils sont exposés @ La FARR !

 

17 September - 2015

Call for Submissions: The Fine Arts Reading Room Residency Program // Appel de dossier: Programme de résidence de la Fine Arts Reading Room

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Important Residency Dates are:

Oct 5, 11:59pm: Residency application deadline

Sept 29, 5-7pm: Residency info & question night @ The FARR.

Click here for more info!

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Les dates importantes pour la résidence sont :

Le 5 octobre, 11 :59 : Date limite pour appliquer

Le 29 septembre, 5 à 7pm : Soirée d’informations et de questions @ La FARR.

Cliquez ici pour plus d'infos!

 

16 September - 2015

NEW YORK CITY ART BOOK FAIR / CLOSING THE SPACE

The Fine Arts Reading Room will be gone to New York for a few days in order to attend the NYC ART BOOK FAIR ! The space will be closed on friday the 19th and monday the 21rst of september... but we'll bring back FaBuLoUs BoOkS!!!!!

 

 

08 September - 2015

WELCOME BACK! FROM THE FINE ARTS READING ROOM / BON RETOUR! DE LA FINE ARTS READING ROOM!

School's starting and you've got a busy year ahead. The FARR is now open, operating with regular opening hours!/ L'école recommence et nous avons une grosse année devant nous ! Le FARR est maintenant ouvert!

NEW ACQUISITIONS! / NOUVELLES ACQUISITIONS  !

Over the summer we received a book order of new titles for our collection including the Codex Seraphinianus, Ray Yoshida's Touch and Go and issue 2 of Site and Sound. We also took a trip to Montreal's queer book and zine fair, Queer Between the Covers, where we picked up small press items including Strange Art TalesShitty Horoscopes #8 and Black Quantum Futurism.

Au cours de l'été nous avons reçu une commande de nouveaux titres pour notre collection. Ces titres incluent «  The Codex Seraphinianus  », «  Touch and Go  » de Ray Yoshida et le deuxième volume (Issue 2) de «  Site and Sound  ». Nous avons également participé «  Queer Between The Covers  », l'événement de publications queer de Montréal, où nous avons fait l'acquisition de publications tel «  Strange Art Tales  », «  Shitty Horoscopes #8  » et «  Black Quantum Futurism  ».

WALKING DISTANCE ZINE DISTRO ARCHIVE

The FARR is currently hosting the full archive of the Walking Distance Zine Distro. This group existed between 2006 and 2012 as a flexible collective that created packages of locally-made or locally-submitted 'zines, tapes and flyers to distribute for free on foot to up to 50 neighbors' doorsteps – namely, to houses within walking distance.We have a special display and archive box of zines and related documents.

La FARR acceuille en ce moment toutes les archives de la «  Walking Distance Zine Distro  ». Nous exposons spécialement la collection pour de la rentrée… et bien plus  ! restez à  l'affut  ! 

 

30 April - 2015

THE FINE ARTS READING ROOM IS HRING! / LA FARR EMBAUCHE!

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The Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room (FARR) is seeking applications for one staff position for the 2015/2016 academic year, beginning August 31st, 2015. Hourly rate is $12 / hour. Position includes an average of 13 hours per week. The ideal candidate will not be graduating in spring of 2016, and would be interested in the possibility of renewing their contract at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year.

Applications are due May 22th, 2015, by 11:59 pm.

The Fine Arts Reading Room is a student-run arts library and resource centre located on the 2nd floor of Concordia’s EV building. We are funded by a fee-levy from the Fine Arts students of Concordia and exist to provide services and resources to our membership. We focus on small press, artists’ books, and independent publications, as well as books and materials not available at Concordia’s main libraries. We also organize regular programming throughout the year, including publication grants, residencies, workshops, and more.

Job Responsibilities:

-Staffing the library 8 – 10 hours per week, this involves:

-assisting patrons in finding books and navigating our resources and collections

          -facilitating printing and computing

          -checking in and out books to patrons

          -helping patrons with research

          -administering course-reserves

          -supervising space

-Participating in bi-weekly collective staff meetings

-Participating in jury processes relevant to regular programming

-Assisting with planned events

-Bottom-lining a limited number of projects and library maintenance tasks (for example: cataloguing, shelving books, organizing special collections, publication grants, residencies, workshops, panels, new initiatives, outreach, policy writing, and liaising with other student groups).


Requirements:

-Enrolment in an undergraduate Faculty of Fine Arts program at Concordia University for the 2015-2016 academic year

-Interest in any or all of the following: art, independent publications, library and archival practices

-Interest and willingness in assisting library patrons

-Experience or interest in collective organizing and decision making

-Interest and ability in taking on self-motivated tasks and projects

-Commitment to meeting the needs of our membership

 

Assets:

-Spoken and written French

-Familiarity with FARR collections, resources and programming

-Familiarity or involvement with other Fine Arts groups and organizations at Concordia and within broader arts communities

-Familiarity or involvement with other fee-levy groups at Concordia

-Familiarity with arts related resources both at and outside of Concordia

-Experience in event planning

-Graphic design skills

-Research skills

-Knowledge of library cataloguing systems, specifically LCC

-Knowledge of contemporary art and art history

-Knowledge of arts milieus and mediums other than visual arts (e.g. music, theatre, dance)

-Knowledge of independent, alternative and small press publishing

-Ideas for new projects and initiatives at the FARR


The Fine Arts Reading Room recognizes diverse life experiences outside of formal paid employment that could qualify applicants for this position. We encourage applicants to make mention of volunteer work, autonomous organizing, and other life experiences that could bring unique skills and perspectives to our organization.

The FARR is committed to employment equity, which exists in order to deconstruct systematic barriers to employment- including but not limited to race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability. If you would like to be considered for employment equity please include the line “This is an employment equity application” in your cover letter.

Accessibility Information: We are currently looking to have an assessment done regarding the physical accessibility of our space. The Fine Arts Reading Room is located on the second floor of the EV building, accessible via elevator. If you have specific concerns or needs, please let us know, and we can send you further information


To apply:

Send a .pdf document with a CV and Cover Letter to farrconcordia.hiring@gmail.com by May 22th, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview no later than June 5th, 2015. The option of a phone or Skype interview will be available for those with summer commitments out of town. Interviews will be conducted in English.


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La Salle de Lecture des Beaux Arts de Concordia (Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room – FARR) reçoit les candidatures afin de combler un poste de son personnel pour l'année académique 2015/2016, à partir du 31 août, 2015. Le salaire est $12 de l'heure. Le poste comprend une moyenne de 13 heures par semaine. Le ou la candidat-e idéal-e ne terminerait pas ses études au printemps 2016 et serait potentiellement intéressé-e à renouveler son contrat à l'année académique suivante.

Date limite pour postuler: le 22 mai avant 23:59h

La Salle de Lecture des Beaux Arts de Concordia est une bibliothèque et un centre de ressources spécialisé en arts, géré par des étudiant-e-s, situé au deuxième étage du pavillon EV à Concordia. Étant financé-e-s par un 'fee-levy' des étudiant-e-s des beaux arts de Concordia, nous cherchons à fournir à nos membre des services et des ressources. Nous nous concentrons sur les publications et éditeurs indépendants et alternatifs, les livres d'artistes, et d'autres livres et matériaux non-disponibles aux bibliothèques centrales de Concordia. En plus, nous avons une programmation régulière, incluant entre autres des bourses de publications, des résidences et des ateliers.

 

Responsabilités liées au poste:

-S'occuper de la bibliothèque 8 à 10 heures par semaine, notamment:

    -aider les usager-e-s à trouver des livres et à utiliser nos ressources et collections

    -faciliter l'impression et l'accès informatique

    -gérer l'emprunt des livres

    -aider les usager-e-s avec leurs recherches

    -gérer les réservations de cours

    -superviser l'espace

-Participer aux réunions bi-hebdomadaires de personnel

-Participer aux processus de jury pertinents à notre programmation régulière

-Participer à l'organisation d'événements 

-Prendre en charge un nombre limité de projets et de tâches d'entretien de la bibliothèque (par exemple: catalogage, classement des livres, organisation des collections spéciales, bourses de publications, résidences, ateliers, conférences, nouveaux projets, sensibilisation, écriture de politique interne, et assurer la liaison avec autres groupes étudiants

 

Exigences liées au poste:

-Être inscrit-e dans un programme de premier cycle de beaux-arts à Concordia à l'année académique 2015/2016

-Un intérêt pour les domaines suivants: l'art, publications indépendantes, entretien bibliothécaire et archivistique

-L'intérêt et la volenté d'aider les usager-e-s de la bibliothèque

-de l'expérience ou intérêt dans l'organisation et la prise de décisions collectives

-L'intérêt et la capacité de s'occuper de tâches et projets autogérés

-L'engagement personnel à veiller aux besoins de nos membres

 

Atouts:

-Français parlé et écrit

-Une connaissance des collections, ressources et de la programmation de la FARR

-Connaître ou être impliqué-e dans d'autres groupes et organisations d'art à Concordia ou ailleurs

-Connaître ou être impliqué-e dans d'autres groupes "fee-levy" à Concordia

-Une connaissance d'autres ressources liées aux arts à Concordia et ailleurs

-De l'expérience dans la planification d'événements

-Des compétences en graphisme

-Des compétences en recherche

-Une connaissance des système de catalogage bibliothècaire, surtout LCC

-Une connaissance des arts contemporains et de l'histoire d'art

-Une connaissance des milieux et médiums d'arts autre que l'art visuel (la musique, le théâtre, la danse, etc.)

-Une connaissance de publications et éditeurs indépendants et alternatifs

-Des idées pour de nouveaux projets à la FARR

 

La Salle de Lecture des Beaux Arts de Concordia reconnaît les expériences de vie diverses en dehors des emplois payés formels qui pourraient qualifier les candidat-e-s pour ce poste. Nous encourageons les candidat-e-s à mentionner tout travail bénévole, la participation à de l'organisation autonome et autres expériences de vie qui pourraient apporter des compétences et perspectives uniques à notre organisation.

La FARR est dédiée à l'équité d'emploi qui vise à déconstruire les sources d'exclusion sociale systémiques - incluant (sans être limité à) la race, la classe, l'identité de genre, l'orientation sexuelle, et les capacités physiques ou psychologiques. Si vous voulez être considéré-e pour le critère de l'équité d'emploi, veuillez inclure la phrase "Cette demande est présentée dans le cadre du programme d’équité en matière d’emploi." dans votre lettre de candidature.

Informations d'accessibilité: Nous sommes présentement à la recherche d'une façon d'évaluer l'accessibilité physique de notre espace. La FARR est située au deuxième étage du pavillon EV, accessible par ascenseur. Si vous avez des inquiétudes ou besoins spécifiques, laissez-nous le savoir et nous pouvons vous envoyer plus d'informations.

 

Pour postuler:

Envoyez un document .pdf  avec votre CV et une lettre de candidature à farrconcordia.hiring@gmail.com avant le 22 mai, 2015 à 23:59 h.

Les candidat-e-s selectionné-e-s seront contacté-e-s pour un entretien le 5 juin 2015 au plus tard. L'option d'un entretien par téléphone ou Skype sera disponible pour ceux et celles avec des engagements d'été hors de la ville. Les entretiens seront conduits en anglais.

 

 

10 April - 15

FARR SUMMER CLOSURE

Dear FARR Users,

The Fine Arts Reading Room will be closed for the summer as of Saturday April 18th. We'll remain open with regular hours until (and including) Friday April 17th, our last day. We won't be loaning out any more books as of next week. Please being back all your books by Friday.

We're sad to close for a bit and we'll miss you terribly, but...


Have a great summer and see you next year!

 

26 March - 15

Reminder – TONIGHT 5pm: Fine Arts Reading Room Small Publications Launch ! 

5 à 7 – Thursday March 26th  EV 2.789 (In front of the FARR)

The Fine Arts Reading Room is hosting a reception to celebrate the work of the artists and groups that were supported by the FARR's 2015 Small Publication Grants Program. Come join us to help launch this year's publications! Zines, comics, artist books, journals and more! Featured artists and groups include Grace An, Sara Rosenberg, Flora Hammond, Mathieu Lambert, Claudia Edwards, Zoe Maeve, Sophie Morro, Annika Steimle, Processing (FBRS 480) and Architecture Concordia. There will be light refreshments and amazing art. Everyone is welcome.

 

17 March - 15

STUDENT STRIKES & FARR CLOSURES

Dear FARR Users,

The Fine Arts Reading Room will be closed on Monday March 23rd and Thursday April 2nd in solidarity with Fine Art students at Concordia, and thousands of other students across Quebec, who have voted to strike against budget cuts and austerity on the above days.

Check out the FASA mob squad facebook page for updates and more information!

-The FARR


5 March - 15

Come check out the books currently on loan from Montreal art collector Irwin Browns' library. He's lent us some very beautiful books on dance photography, architecture and artists' books.

browns book loans browns book loans

 

17 February - 15

FARR READING WEEK HOURS

Hey FARR Users: This Reading week (February 23rd through 27th) the FARR will be open with reduced hours. We'll be open Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm. Have a great break!

<3 the FARR

 

10 February - 15

We're excited to announce our residents for the winter semester! They will be using the space for independent creation/research projects.

 

Travis West (February)

"I am a jazz trained musician and nationally performing poet currently studying
electroacoustics on the 8th floor of the MB building. Through the sounds of
electroacoustic music, my practice tries to reconcile my disparate artistic experiences and
overwhelming number of interests.

My project is about striking a balance between the use of the voice as a sound object,
and the use of language and poetry as bearers of significance. The final piece will be a
live performance where the spoken word is recorded in real time and then chopped,
sliced, processed, and abused, generating emergent poetic structures and
electroacoustic textures.

I invite anyone to visit the FARR to see the poetry in progress on interactive display.
Chop, slice, process, and abuse my writing with the provided scissors and rearrange the
words to make new sentences, poems, and nonsense."

 

Thomas Christie (March)

"Thomas V. Christie is a sound artist. His work features the intrinsic divide between musicality and noise, how listeners categorize sounds between these two dominions by the arbitrary standards of social and historical influences. 

The project is an interactive and generative soundscape, sourced from the electrical signals generated within a plant. These signals are the essence of survival and functionality in the plant — a quasi awareness of, and responsiveness to, it’s internal and external environment. In effect, the listener is capable of interacting with the sonic outcome by stimulating the plant. Or, the listener may simply remain as a passive onlooker, allowing the plant’s subtle internal dialogue to surface in an intimately sonorous way."

 

Check out the Residency Project blog to see what our residents are up to.

 

13 January - 15

*UPDATE* The Fine Arts Reading Room would like to thank the Concordia Council on Student Life for their genrous support of this project.
ccsl logo

Our collaboration with the 60x60 Festival opens Thursday, January 15th! Stop by for food and sound art. Tell your friends!

7 January - 14

We're back!

Regular hours resume today.

Mondays to Thursdays, 10 AM - 7 PM

Fridays, 10 AM - 6 PM

xoxoxo

 

24 November - 14

We're heading into the last week of regularly scheduled classes. Almost time for....**FARR winter hours**!

Regular opening hours will continue until Monday December 1st.

Monday December 1st - Friday Dec. 5th : 
12 - 5 pm

Monday December 8th: CLOSED
(See you in January!)

 

4 November - 14

Submissions are open @ http://goo.gl/forms/ 7wyQOLjwYk for the FARR + 60 X 60 Festival sound art installation

30 October - 14

Dear FARR Users:

Tomorrow, Friday October 31st, the FARR has decided to close in solidarity with striking students associations at Concordia (Including SoPhiA and the GSA), and 34 500 other students across Quebec who will be participating in a one day strike against austerity measures and budget cuts to the public sector and education.

We will be participating in the ASSÉ Manifestation Contre l'Austérité. A contingent of Concordia students will be leaving from the Hall building to join the demonstration at 10:30 am.

We will return to our regular open hours on Monday November 3rd.

In solidarity,

The FARR


20 October - 14

Mini Deadline Extension : Publication Grants applications will be welcome until 11:59 PM Tonight!!!

 

16 October - 14

Last weekend to apply for a publication grant at the reading room ! Deadline is October 20th at 7PM

10 October - 14

We're excited to announce our residents for the Fall semester! They will be using the space for independent creation/research projects.

 

bekky O'Neil (October)

bekky O'Neil is multidisciplinary artist, animator & director. She is a graduate of Concordia University's Theatre Department and holds a BFA in Playwrighting. bekky is currently enrolled in Film Animation at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the course of her residency at the FARR, bekky's project Philosophical Toys: Tactile Art & the Animated Image will explore the rich history of early animation objects, and the marriage between art and science which made them possible. (www.bekky.ca)

 

Tessa Liem (November)

Tessa has had a lot of part-time jobs and wants you to know about it. Her residency project will be about the objects and scenes found in delicatessens, stereo shops, and sad offices. It will be a CV in pictures, detailing all of the work that has helped her pay rent, buy ketchup chips and toothpaste, and given her things to whine about while she pretends to be a writer and artist person. Her preferred free online dictionary is Merriam-Webster.com and she would like you to check out their usage discussion of the word "disinterested." Tessa is from Alberta and has been doing her own laundry for over a decade.

 

Check out the Residency Project blog to see what our residents are up to.

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8 October - 14

This September the FARR went to New York to visit the New York Art Bookfair organized by Printed Matter. We bought you so many books: an Encyclopedia of Kitsch, Alternative Essays, Hito Steyerl, Cut and Fold Objects, Queer Gods, plus Zines, Artists Books and so much more. Come peruse them in the FARR.

crowded courtyard at MOMA PS1

books from the nyc art bookfair



06 October - 14

Don't forget to sign up for the Research Methods workshop ! THIS WEDNESDAY Oct 8th !!! @ rsvp.Cujahevents@gmail.com

25 September - 14

Hey Farr Users: We will be closed this Friday, September 26th (tomorrow) and Monday the 29th. We are going to the New York Art Bookfair to get you books! We'll be back to our regular hours as of Tuesday the 30th. See you then. xoxoxox The FARR.

25 September - 14

Next Thursday, come celebrate the launch of the comprehensive guide to the Fine Arts Reading Room.

This fall we're launching a comprehensive guide to our space, projects and resources. FARR: A User's Manual contains history, essays, resource directories and plenty of other useful information for students. Come enjoy some snacks and refreshments, pick up a copy and help us celebrate the publication.

When: Thursday, October 2 – 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: EV-2.789 (outside the FARR) SGW Campus (1515 Ste. Catherine O.)

25 September - 14

The FARR is now accepting applications for Publication Grants!// INFONIGHT October 8th between 6 - 7pm !!

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Monday October 20th  2014 by 7:00 pm

 

 

 

22 September - 14

**DEADLINE EXTENTION!**

Applications for our fall residencies are now due Tuesday September 30.

The FARR will be closed Friday September 30 & Monday September 29, so don’t delay! Get in touch with your questions as soon as possible.

 

08 September -14

Be our resident! Come to our info night!

Thursday September 11th from 5:30pm to 7pm in the lobby outside the FARR. Or click here for more information on how to apply!


 

31 August -14

Welcome back to the Fine Arts Reading Room!
Books. Computing. Reference Help. Expanded Hours.


This year the FARR is back with expanded hours. Starting this September we'll be open until 7pm Mondays through Thursdays.

The FARR opens for the 2014 / 2015 school year on Tuesday September 2nd at 10 am.

This summer we went to Queer Between the Covers and got you so many sweet zines. Come say hi and check out our newest aquisitions!


8 July -14

Hey everyone we're closed for the summer but we still love ya!
See you in September!

 

6 Dec -13

THE FARR will be open next week from 12 till 5PM Monday to Friday. Then we're closed for the holidays as of December 13th.

Happy Winter Break from the FARR!!!!!

 

 

24 Oct -13

PUBLICATION GRANTS!!! APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOV 11, 2013

If you are a Concordia Undergraduate Fine Arts Student with a cool idea for an artist book, zine, catalog, or diary, the FARR can help you!
 
Students who demonstrate unique and creative approaches to publishing and bookmaking will be granted $$$ compensation for production costs.
 
TO APPLY please e-mail the following to farrconcordia [at] gmail [dot] com
            Artist Statement (max 1 page)
            Project Outline (Max 1 page)
            Visual Support (Max 5: images, writing samples &/or design mock-ups)
            Project Budget

 
Successful applicants are expected to donate one copy of their completed publication to the FARR’s permanent collection.
 
Got more questions? Email us, call us, or swing by EV 2.785 weekdays between 10am and 6pm.

 

27 Sept -13

Be the Reading Room Resident!

Deadline to apply is Monday September 30th at 6pm!
http://readingroom.concordia.ca/html/residencyproject.html

 

 

23 Sept -13

FARR WENT TO THE NY ART BOOK FAIR ORGANIZED BY PRINTED MATTER!
AND WE GOT YOU SO MANY SWEET BOOKS.
COME AND SEE.

13 Sep-13

FARR RESIDENCY UPDATE!!!
Applications for Fall Residencies are due September 30th.
Do you want to be our Resident?
go here to find out how to apply!

 

10 Sep-13

Did you know that the FARR has copies of File Magazine and other rare books?
We're cleaning house. We're looking good!

26 Aug-13

gearing up for back to school the FARR's recent acquisitions are from Music & Literature.
An excellent publication! Check them out! http://musicandliterature.org/

 

12-Sep-12

FASA CLUBS FAIR! EV Building Next to the FOFA. Wednesday 10am until 2pm. Come Say Hi.

 

 

6-Sep-12

We're Back! Come Visit. We've got some great quality programing for 2012-2013.

Follow us on Twitter or Join our Facebook Group

Let's get excited.

 

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26-Mar-12

THE FARR IS HIRING FOR THE 2012 / 2013 School Year

Deadline: Wednesday April 4th, 2012, 6pm

Please note that interviews for the manager position will be scheduled for Monday April 9th

We are looking for 3 undergraduate students, preferably in their second or third year of studies, though this is not mandatory. The available positions ar

1. Reading Room staff members

2. Manager

Eligibility for Work Study will be a bonus, but not a deciding factor.

General qualifications for all positions:
Highly self-motivated and self directed
Knowledgeable in Art History/Contemporary Art
Highly organized with previous experience with library work or event organizing
Proficient with computers, office and design software
Graphic design and web design experience a plus
Spoken and written French a plus

Additional qualifications for applicants interested in the management position:
Working knowledge of building and adhering to budgets
Detail oriented
Strong ability to multitask
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Involvement in and knowledge of the larger fine arts community
Past leadership or management experience

Submit a CV and Cover Letter to the Reading Room (EV 2. 785) or to: farrconcordia@gmail.com by Wednesday April 4th, 2011 by 6pm.
Prospective candidates will be contacted for interviews the following week.

NOTE: Applicants are invited to apply for more than one position, i.e. for both manager and staff member if they would be interested in both outcomes. Applying for one or two positions at the Reading Room will not impact on the applicant's overall submission. With this in mind, please indicate clearly in your cover letter what position(s) you are applying for.

 

2-Feb-12

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Uh so.

The FARR got a new printer about two months ago. You might have used it. It looks like this and it prints black AND white.

Well it prints black. On white bond paper. The colour of the white is the black that has not been covered in toner. It forms the shape around the letters, which is, in its way a shape itself.

This is what the printer looks like:

You don't often get to see it because it is behind the wall when you walk into the house. And by house I mean Reading Room. Bookplace.

Should we get a twitter? Also no one emails us. Or a web poll? Do people do that still? I know that they don't I guess I'm just asking because it's funny.

30-sep-11

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WE ARE OFF TO THE NEW YORK BOOK FAIR TO BUY YOU BOOKS.

http://nyartbookfair.com/

We'll be hood forever?

22-sep-11

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RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS ARE NOW POSSIBLE FOR YOU AND YOURS! SEE BELOW!

15-sep-11

WE'RE BACK! A DINOSAUR'S STORY FOR THE 2011/2012 SCHOOL YEAR! IN SOME WAYS IMPROVED BUT MISSING SOME OLD FRIENDS, BUT READY TO MAKE NEW ONES TOO AND ALREADY DOING IT.

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24-mar-11

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PORTFOLIO LAUNCH- MOMENTOUS, IMPORTANT, SO GREAT, YOU SHOULD COME TO THIS

8-mar-11

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HAPPY WOMENS' DAY Y'ALL!

News: One of our artists in residence, Vincent, has just printed a set of 5 beautiful postcards- They will be floating around the FARR and other places. Keep your eyes open and snag them when you can. OH YEAH! We also have a big dump of new books on our shelves- A few new Whitechapels, Some Sun-Ra books, Trevor Paglen, Georges Perec, A few books about places/maps/lists/ space/everything! They're for reading- so come and read them.

15-feb-11

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OH GOSH- INTERNET GUSH- So the next READING GROUP (or as Nader has taken to calling it: the FARR’RG) is scheduled for MARCH 3rd at 5PM. Once again it is at our space in EV.2.785, also known as the Fine Arts Reading Room. All of the information/readings pertaining to the FARR’RG are online RIGHT NOW! Check it out here. The topic this time concerns our most ubiquitous and ever growing tool: THE INTERNET. With its surrounding social, political and artistic constructs, our discussions will consider how the web affects our being-in and understanding of contemporary society, its place as a primary means of communication and, very importantly, as an artistic medium/framework/whatever. Please check out the readings and get stoked- this will be an ultra meeting.

25-jan-11

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We've started an interesting and new project here at the Reading Room- in an attempt to chronicle some of our collection in an alternative way, we've set up a tumblr that will be regularly updated with direct scans of various book covers. Although entirely digital, the project will allow a somewhat tangible experience: these are the books we often handle, but rarely do we pay attention to their quality, state and deterioration. Expect frayed edges, yellowed tape, various food stains, fingerprints and dog ears. Follow us at readingroomcovers.tumblr.com

7-jan-11

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Hey Y'all! We're back for a big year of big things- get it together and make it happen!

The READING GROUP will finally, after several postponements, be happening this thursday the 13th of January at 6 pm at the reading room. Nader will have some snacks and through dialogue, work and struggle will lay the foundations for preliminary outline of THE revolutionary program. Readings available here.

We're getting ready for a large book order, so please, if you have any suggestions,desires, or requests- hook it up!

Keep your flus at bay!

8-dec-10

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A few things to let you know about in December month: The reading room will be closed from the 13th of DECEMBER to the 3rd of JANUARY- we will however be keeping sporadic hours as we have plans to overhaul a few things in the space.

The reading group has been postposed once again due to unforseen circumstances- it will be happening FOR SURE on the 13th of JANUARY in the new year, 2011 yo. Readings can be found here

Make some things over the "holidays". Come show us when you're done!

16-nov-10

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I took a small tour of the Permanent collection vault at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery this afternoon- the permanent collection of most institutions is available for reference and should be seen as an incredibly valuable resource for research.

"The permanent collection of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery comprises nearly 1700 works executed mainly by Canadian artists over the course of the 20th century. Although the collection is made up of paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and videos representing many art trends, styles and schools that marked Canadian art, it is nevertheless the period from the 1960s on that is particularly well represented.

Within a university context, the collection underlines the significant role that visual arts and research play in shaping our apprehension of the world. Every year, works from the collection are exhibited in the Gallery, in addition to being lent to various museums and galleries both in Canada and abroad. Moreover, access to the collection for research purposes is provided to students, writers, art historians and critics."

If you are interested in obtaining more information please contact the Max Stern Curator of the gallery's permanent collection Mélanie Rainville or drop by the gallery and enquire.

Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery

Permanent Collection on Artefacts Canada

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11-nov-10

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NEW RESIDENTS IN THE... room. Also, READING GROUP, NYABF2k10 etc. (HEY!)---

YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH! We are excited to announce that we have selected our new residents! They are Madeline Pippa Bartlett and Vincent Chevalier.(hyperlinks mean check out their websites) Keep an eye out for their work in and around our space.

In regards to our Reading Group- it has been POSPONED until december 2nd giving those interested more time to pour over the provided material.

Oh yeah, so we took a little road trip to New York this past weekend to check out THE NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR 2010 (presented by Printed Matter) at PS1. In short, it was incredibly overwhelming and amazing; the amount of material was simply staggering. Books and publishers from all over the world, some friendly faces from Montréal and some new friends from here and there. We've set up a special section in our "New Acquisitions" stacks devoted to all the great loot we smuggled over the border. pics below.

another update soon, keep it together.

 

 

29-oct-10

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news + new books + new opportunities + READING GROUP (HEY!)---

Currently in the process of building and updating our fine website.

Patience. It will come.

We have a huge whack of cool books that you can look at. Some newer than others, some newer than those. Come by and take a look! We also have a list where our fine friends (you!) can suggest/request some interesting literature that would beef/tofu up our collection.

Check out the READING GROUP page, Nader is hard at work google-image-searching on company time to bring you the finest in supplementary material to his scrupulous and provocative selection of PDFs which I have posted and embellished using a beautiful HYPERLINK BLUE!

 

Stay Cool Reading Rainbow!

- Webmonster, of the reading room