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May 9, 2002 In Brief



Paul Aubé moves to U.S. consulate

Best wishes to Paul Aubé, Loyola site manager for the Security Department, who is leaving Concordia to be the person responsible for security at the U.S. consulate in Montreal.

Concordia Security Director Jean Brisebois said in making the announcement, “Paul’s experience and expertise will be sorely missed by this department. We respect Paul’s decision and wish him much luck in his new endeavour. He will be welcome to visit us any time!”

Elsewhere organizers

Academic advisor Perla Muyal, organizers Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, with student artists Mónica Pulido Torrens, from Venezuela, and Bente Halsnes, from Norway

Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Art students from ‘elsewhere’

There are almost 2,000 international students at Concordia from all over the world. Among these, more than 150 are in a program in the Faculty of Fine Arts. This week, for the first time, they are mounting their own art exhibition, called Elsewhere.

In the photo at left are, left to right, academic advisor Perla Muyal, organizers Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, with student artists Mónica Pulido Torrens, from Venezuela, and Bente Halsnes, from Norway. They are standing in front of a work by photography student Juha Rissanen, from Finland. The media range widely — photo-based work, painting, drawing, sculpture and video — but the link is the idea of dislocation, change of perspective and identity within a new culture.

Elsewhere is on display until Saturday at the VAV Gallery, 1395 René-Lévesque W.


Burning Spoons (1993), oil and metal leaf on linen, by
Marion Wagschal, a distinguished artist and teacher in the Faculty of Fine Arts, a work in Afterimage.

Afterimage book launch at Ellen gallery on May 23

Art History Professor Loren Lerner has edited a book that has been published by the Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies.

The book’s full title is Afterimage: Evocations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Arts and Literature / Rémanences: Evocations de l’Holocauste dans les arts et la littérature canadiens contemporains.

It will be launched at a special event on May 23, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. The book costs $30, and proceeds from its sale at the launch will be donated to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre’s new museum.

grew out of the exhibition and conference held two years ago at the Holocaust Memorial Centre, and at the launch, these works will be exhibited once again, along with some new pieces by the artists.

The first part of the book is an essay by Lerner about the exhibition, whose works were inspired by memories of the Shoah. The artists were women born near the end or after World War II, many of them are connected with Concordia.

The second part of Afterimage is a collection of essays and creative writings by artists, writers and cultural historians that grew out of a conference held at the time of the exhibition.


Anti-war conference starts today

From 9 a.m. today until Saturday, Concordia will be the site of the Conference against War, Imperialism and Racism, a major event expected to draw activists and scholars from across the continent.

Organized by a coalition of community and activist groups, the bilingual conference will bring together 90 speakers and more than 1,000 participants.

Workshops, caucuses and registration are being held at Concordia, and keynote speeches will be given at 7 p.m. each night at McGill. The conference is open to the public. The full schedule may be consulted at www.awag2002.com or http://csu.tao.ca/awag2002/.