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Donating to Museums: Canada Needs More Incentives

A New York Democratic senator has introduced a bill that could make the process of gifting artworks to museums easier for Americans. Sen. Charles Schumer has introduced the bill in reaction to museums’ complaints of sharp declines in art donations. The full article, HERE, explains it in more detail but it does make VoCA think that a similar bill should
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Edmonton: Public Art Director Shakes Things Up

An inspiring story from Edmonton on how artist Kristy Trinier is shaking things up in Edmonton as the Public Art Director for the Edmonton Arts Council. Kristy Trinier and Davide DiSaro, Inkognito, 2005. Image: skewgallery.com The above work by Kristy Trinier was a collaborative sound and light installation for an exhibition of paintings by Sverre Bjertnaes at the Trondheim Kunstmuseum
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Art on Television

We heard the rumours, we knew it was just a matter of time…before another art-themed reality tv series hit the airwaves. This time, Sarah Jessica Parker is producing, not that that makes it seem any less like the typical, American-idol style competitive program. 13 artist contestants will compete for a gallery exhibition, a cash prize and a sponsored national tour.

Art and Celebrity

Andy Warhol had it right…the notion of celebrity speaks volumes about our culture and VoCA thinks it’s important to be aware of the implications. How will this change our culture in future? Michael Jackson by Andy Warhol made the cover of Time. Image: timeinc.net Some interesting notes: Aside from whether heart attack or impending media pressure killed Michael Jackson, it
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Surrealist Films: Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali, Germaine Dulac and more

In conjunction with the Art Gallery of Ontario’s excellent exhibition Surreal Things – which we reviewed HERE, Cinematheque Ontario is screening an impressive series of Surrealist films. A still from Un Chien Andalou, 1929. Image: midnightcafe.com The films include Un Chien Andalou (1929), Surrealism’s most famous film, by Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel. Billed as “a staggering assault on beauty
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