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Haute Culture: General Idea at the AGO

Today, I went to the media preview of Haute Culture, the retrospective of famed Canadian artist collective General Idea, which opens this Friday with a FREE party at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. AIDS (Gold) 1987, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas. Katharina Faerber Collection, Geneva Image: VoCA I had a few minutes to chat with AA Bronson,
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AA Bronson vs. National Portrait Gallery: Raising the Stakes

If you haven’t heard about the AA Bronson brou-ha-ha by now…. Canadian artist AA Bronson. Image: flickr.com Well, let’s just say that the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, which is showing the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, exploring art by and about homosexuals, has caved to pressure by Christian activists and removed video piece, A Fire in
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Artist Spotlight: Scott Treleaven

Scott Treleaven was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) in 1996. Scott Treleaven, My Ever Changing Moods, 2009, ink, photographs, watercolour. Image: kavigupta.com Now based in Paris, he has shown in Chicago at Kavi Gupta, in New York at John Connelly Presents and has had a limited edition book published by
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World AIDS Day: Artists Unite

Today is World Aids Day. Scott Treleaven, Heartworms, 2004. Image: artnet.com In light of this, there’s an exhibition we want you to know about in New York City, that runs from January 8 – 10, 2010 called Postcards from the Edge.

AA Bronson: The Order of Canada

Artist and friend-of-VoCA AA Bronson with Governor General Michaelle Jean. Congratulations, AA.  Very well deserved. For more on AA Bronson, please click HERE

Immitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery: General Idea and Item Idem

For the Colour Bar Lounge’s debut at the 1979 Basel Art Fair, the Italian dealer Lucio Amelio published six lounge decor images, including the famous Nazi Milk (1979) Image: kw-berlin.de Item Idem. Image: blogs.colette.fr Friend of VoCA and Tokyo-based artist/provocateur Item Idem, in collaboration with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, has dedicated this ‘homage’ to General Idea’s Nazi Milk work. It’s in
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Toronto: General Idea Returns!

The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto September 15 – 6 December, 2009 This fall, in Toronto, General Idea comes back from the dead: In an attempt to resurrect Toronto’s oft-forgotten cultural history, the Art Gallery of York University is going to reconstruct The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion, a work by Canadian art
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Michael Dudeck Speaks!

VoCA has long championed Winnipeg as a hotbed for contemporary artists – Guy Maddin, Sarah Anne Johnson and Paul Butler among them. Since he was included in AA Bronson’s School for young shamans at John Connelly Presents in NYC last year, along with other VoCA favorite Item Idem, young Winnipeg artist Michael Dudeck is fast emerging as one of the
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It’s All About Art Books

…Isn’t it? When art prices go stratospheric, many smart collectors turn to prints, ephemera, and…books. New York Art Book Fair at Phillips, de Pury and Co. October 24 – 26, 2008 New York City The cover of the One Cent Life portfolio, screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein, 1963. Image: artnet.com Collector and friend of VoCA Bill Clarke has been doing this
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VoCA loves…A.A. Bronson & General Idea

VoCA recommends General Idea: Art, AIDS and the fin de siecle, a fantastic new film by Annette Mangaard, screening at Toronto’s Hotdocs festival on April 20 and 26, 2008. General Idea. Image: aabronson.com It’s a wonderful look at the history of the Canadian artist collective General Idea. Group members Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and A.A. Bronson were active from 1969
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