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A Rembrandt Lecture, Inuit Films and Vintage Photography

Presentation House Gallery Vancouver, British Columbia The Malcolmson Collection October 1, 2009 to December 20, 2009 Gustave Le Gray, The Great Wave, Sete, 1857. Image: canadianart.ca Do not miss seeing these extraordinary vintage photographs from the collection of friends-of-VoCA Harry and Ann Malcolmson. Over the past twenty-five years, the Malcolmsons have assembled a rare collection of vintage and historic photographs
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Should VoCA be More Critical?

Dear VoCA readers, Should VoCA be more critical? I’m starting to feel (again) that Toronto is one big artistic love-in, when the fact is that a lot of art being made today is just not very good. (Thank you Jerry Saltz for backing me up on this.) The danger is that really good work is being sidelined at the expense
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Art School Ph.Ds Make the Blood Run Cold

In THIS article in the New York Times, Roberta Smith notes that “The recent inflated art market has created the illusion that being an artist is a financially viable calling.” Art school. Image: educationuk.org “…The growing interest among art schools and universities (mostly abroad so far) in offering a Ph.D. in art makes the blood run cold. It also seems
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It’s All About the Ladies: Paris, Toronto

Finally! In Paris, the largest all-female art exhibition in the world has opened at the Pompidou Centre. elles@centrepompidou will bring together a selection of over 500 works and over 200 artists, including Sonia Delaunay, Frida Khalo, Dorothea Tanning, Joan Mitchell, Maria-Elena Vieira da Silva beside contemporary giants Louise Bourgeois, Rosemarie Trockel, Rachel Whiteread, VALIE EXPORT and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Katie Pretti,
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