Archive for the art critic Tag

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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News: Ian Wallace Wins $50,000 Molson Prize

Conceptual artist Ian Wallace is a very big deal in Canada, particularly in Vancouver where he is regarded as the father of the conceptual photography movement – his students included Jeff Wall and VoCA favorite Rodney Graham. Wallace has won the Molson Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. His works often bring together the photo, the painting and
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On Art Schools

How relevant are art schools today? Do artists really require education beyond basic technical training? Do art institutions hinder, rather than help the creative expression of artists today? Bruce Nauman, The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign), 1967. Image: truthinart.wordpress.com And what does Bruce Nauman think? Read my opinion piece on the brand
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Halifax: What’s on at NSCAD

Stephen Rife: here lies Léola Le Blanc: Désoreille March 23 – April 4th, 2009 Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD Artist Stephen Rife. Image: mnartists.org STEPHEN RIFE Pyrotechnic artist Stephen Rife opens at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design’s Anna Leonowens Gallery tomorrow, as one of several thesis exhibitors. Rife has long been experimenting with fire and the moving
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