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Toronto Design at the Gladstone Hotel: CUTMR

I stopped buy the Gladstone Hotel this afternoon to preview the works in this year’s tenth anniversary of Come Up To My Room, Toronto’s ‘Alternative Design Show’. It’s celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and it’s always been a nicely condensed little show in which designers pair up to collaborate on room-sized installation on the hotel’s first floor. Andrew Ashbury
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Paris: Gerhard Richter at the Pompidou

This was a fantastic show. The Pompidou is such a great venue – somehow even the crowds don’t take away from the experience. Having seen the documentary Gerhard Richter: Painting, I was aware of the process that he uses to make the squeegee painting – it involves a lot of thinking and waiting – it was wonderful to see many
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VoCA in NYC: Maurizio Cattelan

I was in New York last weekend, to see friends but also to see the Maurizio Cattelan retrospective the day before it closed. It has gotten quite a bit of attention for its unusual installation. The work was hung entirely from the ceiling, down the central atrium, with absolutely nothing on the walls of the notoriously difficult gallery. It transformed
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Costa Rican Art: Erika Stanley at Galeria Valanti

There’s all kinds of art out there. One of the things that I find so exciting and inspiring about my new project ARTBOMB is seeing art by such varied artists, from the not-so-art-educated to the very highly educated. There is an enormous range of work, which is what makes art (as a language) so incredible and potentially mind-opening. All work
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ART! Stars at the G8 and G20 Summits

Curator William Huffman of the Toronto Arts Council has, in collaboration with the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) organized some 200-odd Canadian artworks to be displayed to foreign dignitaries during the G8 and G20 summits. After the fake lake brouhaha, this comes as a better bit of G20 art news, as my fellow blogger Leah Sandals acknowledges in her
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Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture

Just found this on Louis Vuitton’s new book: Art, Fashion and Architecture. Image: “A seductive anthology of the famed French fashion house’s collaborations with an international group of elite artists, architects, designers, and photographers, including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami (whose updated LV monogram is featured on the cover) Richard Prince and Stephen
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Earth Day 2009

Andy Goldsworthy, Rowan Leaves with Hole. Image: Click HERE for more on the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

What do Homeless Artists do? (They Make a Statement)

So we received this email yesterday: UNEMPLOYED ARTIST USES REMAINING CASH AS MEDIUM FOR ECONOMIC STATEMENT April 15, 2009: A casualty of the 2008 economic crisis, unemployed conceptual artist Brian Rushton Phillips, has chosen to use his remaining cash to create a response to the current downturn and his own financial uncertainty. Rushton Phillips, Financial Security (Blanket), 2009. Admittedly,
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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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VoCA Rumour…or Not

We were going to post a rumour that we have heard – that the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art has let go Sue Jeffries, their enthusiastic curator of Modern & Contemporary Ceramics. We also heard that they might be closing their entire contemporary department, but now we hear that this is NOT true and that they will continue curating contemporary
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