1. Canada’s $70,000 Sobey Art Award has announced its longlist
Stay tuned for the shortlist announcement on May 1.
PRAIRIES AND THE NORTH
Paul Butler; Marcel Dzama; Sarah Anne Johnson; Jon Pylypchuk; AltheaThauberger
Shary Boyle; Christian Giroux & Daniel Young; Luis Jacob; Kelly Richardson; Derek Sullivan
2. Nuit Blanche Toronto has announced its curators for 2009.
Watch the curators describe their visions for NB Toronto 2009 HERE:
Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher will present visual and extra-visual artworks within the shadowy world of the financial district after dark. Drobnick and Fisher are the founding members of the curatorial collaborative DisplayCult.
Gregory Elgstrand will curate a circus of ideas in the area surrounding City Hall entitled The Circle With A Hole In The Middle – a circus where one thing does and does not lead to another.
Makiko Hara from Vancouver will address the universal human ability to accommodate and survive memories of war, disaster and catastrophe through strategic, creative survival actions in her exhibition in Liberty Village entitled Urban Disaster/ Catastrophe/ Survival Actions. Hara is the curator of Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
Thom Sokoloski envisions the area around Yonge-Dundas Square as a participatory, interactive and inclusive environment – a space where the public can become inspired and engaged in their own individual encounters with art. Sokoloski is a Toronto-based artist, producer and curator. For 25 years, he directed contemporary opera and theatre.