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News: Films on Art at Toronto International Film Fest

For the third year, from September 10 – 19, 2009 TIFF will feature a program of art films as part of its Future Projections series, at venues throughout the city. The programme was initiated to call attention to video art, and the upcoming Bell Lightbox building will continue this goal with a street-level gallery that, we hear, will screen video
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Donating to Museums: Canada Needs More Incentives

A New York Democratic senator has introduced a bill that could make the process of gifting artworks to museums easier for Americans. Sen. Charles Schumer has introduced the bill in reaction to museums’ complaints of sharp declines in art donations. The full article, HERE, explains it in more detail but it does make VoCA think that a similar bill should
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Edmonton: Surveillance and Shopping as Art

Thomas Kneubühler: Tresspass Act and J. Stanton: Art Paraphernalia for a Modern World Latitude 53, Edmonton 7 August – 5 September, 2009 Thomas Kneubühler, Access Denied, Le Black Jack Resto Bar (Guard#7) Image: thomaskneubuhler.com Kneubühler’s artist project comprises a traditional gallery show, and more interestingly, a series of large billboard-sized outdoor photographs of security guards displayed on the sides of
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News: Terence Koh Gets Married!

Like any celebrity worth his salt, erstwhile Canadian bad boy artist-provocateur Terence Koh has gone and gotten married. In his mother’s wedding dress. In the Hamptons. True to his reputation, he went for extra drama, adding $50 worth of tulle for a 30-foot train to the dress. Newlywed Terence Koh. Image: suprememanagement.com Interestingly, Koh has turned the wedding into a
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The Museum: A Doc on the ROM

“This is a story of a man’s ambition: for a museum, for a city, and ultimately, for himself…” Thus begins The Museum, Kenton Vaughn’s insider glimpse into Daniel Libeskind’s controversial extension to Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum. The documentary, which is released on dvd this weekend, is a revealing look at the process of building the ROM crystal, from the hubris
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Montreal: Kalup Linzy, Michal Rovner, The Wrong Corpse, Icelandic Love Corp.

Kalup Linzy: Recessed Depressed… Child Just Tell Me… May 8 – June 13, 2009 Parisian Laundry Kalup Linzy. Image: artnews.org One of the hottest names in video art, Linzy’s best known work is a series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera. Linzy performs most of the characters himself, and was once described
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Art is Life is Art

We’ve written a lot about the excellent public performance group Improv Everywhere HERE, and about one of our favorite films, the Spanish mock-umentary Noviembre HERE, in which street theatre performers tread a dangerous line between reality and fiction (In once case, a performer feigns collapse and the unknowing public calls an ambulance in desperation). This past weekend, we received THIS
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