Archive for the art festivals Tag


One Thought about Luminato Festival

One thought about Luminato Festival. Image: Founded by by Tony Gagliano and David Pecaut, the first festival took place in 2007 with a $15-million-dollar reserve fund. (I blogged about Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s piece that year.) Now, as this recent article in the Globe and Mail states: “the festival is without guaranteed long-term funding from the province and has a looming
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Maximal vs. Minimal (or Matthew Barney & Terence Koh)

For Luminato this year, Toronto’s annual––incredible––arts festival, I took in two very different works of art. The first was Matthew Barney’s latest film, a grandiose, operatic 6 hour long endeavor titled River of Fundament. The second was the first Canadian solo show by New York based Chinese Canadian artist Terence Koh. Matthew Barney, from River of Fundament. Image: I’ve
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Art Lights up the Night Sky in Kitchener, Ontario

Over the past few years, I’ve often mentioned, and championed, regional art galleries in Ontario and Canada. Artist Luke Painter and one of his works. Image: CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area) is a regional not-for-profit arts organization whose mission it is to “present innovative art within a public space.” It has evolved from a small, regional festival
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My, my, Winnipeg: Cultural Capital of Canada!

Did you know that Winnipeg is the ‘Culture Capital for Canada 2010’? It was named so by Heritage Canada, though Winnipeg has long known it had special status as an art city. A still from Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin’s wonderful, bizarre film My Winnipeg. Image: And it’s clear, if you visit and hang out with the arts community –
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Nuit Blanche Toronto: Critic’s Picks (Part Two) Kelly Mark, Steve Heimbecker, Yusuf & Stephan

Zone B at this year’s Nuit Blanche Toronto extends from Queen Street down to the Lakeshore, from Simcoe Street in the West end and Church Street in the East. Wayne Baerwaldt, director and curator at the Illingsworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art and Design, will curate the zone and he has proposed a series of performative events
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The Works festival, Edmonton

The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton Friday June 20 – July 2, 2008 This free, city-wide arts festival, sponsored in part by the city, the province and Canadian Heritage, sees over 400 artist’s work showcased in 28 sites housing 44 exhibitions. The original Fantastic Planet poster. Image: Highlights include: -The film Fantastic Planet (Click HERE for more on
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