Archive for the Artists Tag


Do you support Toronto’s art scene?

“I think the Toronto art scene is one of the most exciting in the world. I actually do believe that. After New York and London, it’s the size and diversity of the scene, in terms of commercial galleries, artist-run centres, artist collectives, institutions…The number of artists who are living and working here, it’s an amazing scene. I don’t think people appreciate
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Creative Producers: Get LEAN CONTENT

What do you get if you bring together a successful author and startup advisor with an award-winning documentary filmmaker? You could get any number of things, but if you add in Toronto’s CFC Medialab you’d get the exciting new concept for cultural content producers that I’m delighted to be telling you about. Lance Weiler, Paul Woolner and Barnaby Marshall discussing
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Manhattan: Museum Marathon Part Two – Paul McCarthy WS

It’s taken me a while to digest the enormous, grotesque installation that California artist Paul McCarthy has installed at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, and that I travelled to New York a few weeks ago to see. The exhibition flyer. Image: It is certainly an amazing installation, it’s like being in a film set. It’s completely excessive and I
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Loved: Thomas Demand at DHC Art Foundation, Montreal

The DHC Art Foundation in Montreal is small, and wonderful. The exhibitions  that I’ve seen there have been beautifully installed and it’s a lovely experience to see so few works at a time, curated as they are across four intimate floors and into a nearby space.  Thomas Demand is well known in Europe as the photographer who meticulously recreates images
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Toronto: Nuit Blanche 2009, Part One

Nuit Blanche 2009, which will take place on the night of October 3 from sunset onwards, looks to be excellent again this year. Perhaps more serious than past years, many of the pieces are designed to make you consider the meaning of your surroundings. With more performance-based work than previous years, there are lots of ways for you to get
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An Idea for (Homeless) Artists

In THIS post from several days ago, we wrote about an artist who had created a blanket made up of American dollar bills as a response to the economy. A more interesting – and useful – idea for artists is outlined in this Wall Street Journal article – click HERE – that identifies an age old trend currently being revived
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Sobey Art Prize Longlist & Nuit Blanche Toronto Curators Announced

1. Canada’s $70,000 Sobey Art Award has announced its longlist Stay tuned for the shortlist announcement on May 1. Ilan Sandler, Tactlility, 2005. Image: WEST COAST AND YUKON Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky; Luanne Martineau; Keith Langergraber;Evan Lee; Julie York PRAIRIES AND THE NORTH Paul Butler; Marcel Dzama; Sarah Anne Johnson; Jon Pylypchuk; AltheaThauberger ONTARIO Shary Boyle; Christian Giroux
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News: Mark Leckey Wins Turner Prize

Artist Mark Leckey has won the Turner Prize. He exhibited alongside Damien Hirst in the 1990 New Contemporaries exhibition at the ICA but afterwards dropped from view, before making a “comeback” with Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore in 1999. Mark Leckey, Felix Gets Broadcasted 2007. Image: Jonathan Jones of the Guardian loves this guy: “Mark Leckey is a fantastically creative
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Marian Goodman on the Art of Art Dealing

New York art dealer Marian Goodman – one of VoCA’s art heroes and rep of Thomas Schutte, our favorite artist – speaks to Art + Auction: Art dealer extraordinare Marian Goodman. Image: Read the article HERE

Montreal: MACM Purchases Work by Hot Canadian Artists

The Musée d’art contemporain, with the generous support of its Foundation, has purchased 37 works by 24 artists participating in The Québec Triennial. Additionally, many of the pieces are currently on loan pending eventual gifts, while others are in the process of being purchased. Please note the names of the following artists as ones to watch: -David Altmejd – click
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