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VoCA Suggests…3 exhibitions: Feminist art in Vancouver, Christian Marclay in Montreal, Scott Lyall in Toronto

VoCA gives you the heads up on three major exhibitions coming to Canada this fall…

1. WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution

Vancouver Art Gallery

October 4, 2008 – January 11, 2009

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The exhibition catalogue cover. Image: moca.org

VoCA loves ‘feminist’ (female, women’s) art. This comprehensive exhibition is not to be missed! You’ll see work by VoCA favorites Chantal Akerman, Lynda Benglis, Valie Export, Ana Mendieta, Annette Messager, Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago and Yoko Ono, among many others.

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An installation view with works by Judy Chicago. Image: moca.org

The exhibition travels to the VAG from the LA MoCA. Check out the exhibition website HERE, and the VAG website HERE.

Have a look at the excellent audio tours of the show HERE.


Carolee Schneemann Eye Body, 1964. Image: web.ukonline.co.uk

Read VoCA’s interview with iconic feminist artist Carolee Schneemann, right HERE.

2. Scott Lyall: The Color Ball

The Power Plant, Toronto

September 20 – November 23, 2008

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Scott Lyall, Installation view, Simple Agony, 2008. Image: suttonlane.com

Scott Lyall’s ‘The Color Ball,’ is an exhibition named after a fictitious gala party reminiscent of the Power Plant’s annual fundraising Power Ball. ‘The Color Ball’ references works from a range of Lyall’s previous exhibitions and has as its centerpiece a newly commissioned installation, the third in the series, following Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive light work, Pulse Front, 2007, and Simon Starling’s mollusk-infested rendition of a Henry Moore sculpture, Infestation Piece (Musselled Moore), 2008.

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Scott Lyall, These Two no. 8427.8296 (Version 1), 2008. Image: suttonlane.com

The result is an exhibition that falls somewhere between a survey of past work and an entirely new assemblage.

The exhibition is curated by Director Gregory Burke, following Burke’s selection of Lyall for SITE Santa Fe’s Seventh International Biennial, which is on view until January 4, 2009.

Scott Lyall is represented by Susan Hobbs Gallery. Please click HERE.

Click HERE for the Power Plant website, and HERE to visit Lyall’s page at SITE Santa Fe.

Christian Marclay: REPLAY

DHC Art Foundation, Montreal

November 30, 2008 – 29 March, 2009


Image: acmi.net.au

This major exhibition features spectacular large-scale projections and sound works by the internationally acclaimed artist, including works Gestures, Crossfire and Mixed Reviews. The exhibition’s centerpiece is Video Quartet (2002), a large, four-screen projection featuring hundreds of clips from old Hollywood films, with actors and musicians making sounds or playing instruments.


Christian Marclay, Video Quartet, 2002. Image: cityofsound.com

Marclay is well known for fusing art and audio, transforming sound into physical form through performance, collage, sculpture and other means.


Christian Marclay, Locked, 1997, Altered record cover. Image: signalarchive.com

Click HERE for the DHC website, and HERE to watch the REPLAY trailer.

Coming up next week….VoCA previews the Toronto International Film Festival’s WAVELENGTHS screenings:

-MOSAIK MÉCANIQUE, Director: Norbert Pfaffenbichler
-Rodakis, Director: Olaf Nicolai
-Block B, Director: Chris Chong Chan Fui
-Horizontal Boundaries, Director: Pat O’Neill
-Lossless #2, Directors: Rebecca Baron and Doug Goodwin.

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