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Explaining the Winnipeg Art Scene: Part Four

Here is part four of fascinating article written by former Winnipegger Edwin Janzen, an artist and writer currently based in Ottawa. The article was previously published in Drain magazine – you can read the full article, HERE, (under Related Essays) or click HERE for last week’s post on VoCA. Stay tuned as we publish it serially, every week. Winnipeg’s Border
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Montreal: New Media Art at UQAM

[Un]Limited Colors: Recent Work by Matthew Biederman Centre de Design de l’UQAM, Montreal November 12 – December 13, 2009 Matthew Biederman, Color Deforming a Cone. 2008. Custom software, HD projector, computer, painted extruded aluminum. Image: Some of VoCA’s favorite Canadian artists work in new media: David Rokeby, Rafael Lozanno-Hemmer, David Hoffos, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, Janet Cardiff and
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News: Shary Boyle wins $25,000 Iskowitz Prize

So she didn’t win the Sobey Art Prize this year…but Shary Boyle has won the 2009 Iskowitz Prize from the Art Gallery of Ontario. Shary Boyle, Lovers, 2009. Image: Awarded for her outstanding contribution to visual arts in Canada, the $25,000 Prize includes an exhibition of her work at the AGO in 2010. Visit Shary Boyle’s website HERE and
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News: Paulette Gagnon New Head of MACM, Montreal

Paulette Gagnon, chief curator of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, has been given the top job at the gallery. Paulette Gagnon. Image: She will replace Mark Mayer, who left last year for the bigger top job at the National Gallery of Canada. Paulette Gagnon is the 9th director general of the museum, and the third woman to occupy
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One to Watch: Brendan Flanagan

Recently decamped from Toronto’s excellent Le Gallery to Angell, we like Brendan Flanagan’s ‘jolie laide’ aesthetic. We also like how his modelly use of paint bears some similarity to the Group of Seven‘s thick sketches. And we think this young painter is one to watch. Brendan Flanagan, Owl, 2009. Acrylic enamel on wood. Image: Glenn Brown, Some Velvet Morning
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Toronto: Films on Art and Artists

We have been busy promoting the Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival, which launches this weekend in Toronto, with fourteen films on art and artists. An installation shot from David Lynch’s art exhibition. Image: Below, we recommend our top three festival highlights: The Canadian premiere of Herb and Dorothy, about New York collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who, in
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One Victory for Canadian Culture: Government backtracks on Bill C-10

THANK GOODNESS.  In a move that seems designed to respond to the brou-haha over the Conservative government cuts to the arts, particularly in Quebec where they are very – rightfully – angry, Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative Government has decided NOT to reintroduce Bill C-10, the bill that would eliminate tax credits to films deemed to be “contrary to public policy.”
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The Quebec Triennale in Art Review magazine

Gwenaël Bélanger, Chutes (amas), 2003. Image: In this piece for Art Review magazine, we single out our picks for “Next Great Quebec Artist” from the recent Quebec Triennale in Montreal. Read our full review on, HERE Manon De Pauw, Fantasmagorie lumineuse, 2008. Image:

VoCA loves…Quebec (Part Two)

6. MASSIMO GUERRERA: DARBORAL 26 juin au 31 août, 2008 Quartier Ephemere/Fonderie Darling “Darboral s’articule autour de plates-formes artistiques et spirituelles, qui invitent le visiteur à prendre part à différents rituels. Partages de nourriture à l’occasion de repas et suçage de noyaux, ateliers de créativité lors de moulages corporels et adaptation de prothèses, prise de conscience des modes d’ouverture physique
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Canada in May: VoCA Recommends…Toronto

Coming up this week on VoCA: A selection of recommended exhibitions across the country. TORONTO: Barbara Probst at Jessica Bradley Gallery Exposures May 8 – 7 June, 2008 Barbara Probst. Image: The New York-based German photographer “breaks the photographic moment into several points of view through the use of multiple cameras in a single shot.” It’s surprising and charming
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