Archive for the Canada Tag

News: Terence Koh Gets Married!

Like any celebrity worth his salt, erstwhile Canadian bad boy artist-provocateur Terence Koh has gone and gotten married. In his mother’s wedding dress. In the Hamptons. True to his reputation, he went for extra drama, adding $50 worth of tulle for a 30-foot train to the dress. Newlywed Terence Koh. Image: Interestingly, Koh has turned the wedding into a
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Design (like you give a) Damn!

We’ve mentioned Cameron Sinclair, the guy behind Architecture for Humanity, before (HERE) when gave a brilliant talk at OCAD in January 2008. Architecture for Humanity’s Pallet House, a low-cost shelter for victims who lost their homes in natural disasters or war. Image: Here’s a reposting of Cameron Sinclair’s brilliant TED Talk on how design can change the world. It’s
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$50,000 Grange Prize Finalists Announced

Photographers Marco Antonio Cruz from Mexico City, Lynne Cohen from Montreal, Federico Gama from Mexico City and Jin-me Yoon from Vancouver are the four finalists for the AGO’s $50,000 annual Grange Prize this year. Lynne Cohen, Untitled, 1980’s. Image: Lynne Cohen is represented by Olga Korper Gallery. For more info on Lynne Cohen, please click HERE. Federico Gama was
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Michael Dudeck Speaks!

VoCA has long championed Winnipeg as a hotbed for contemporary artists – Guy Maddin, Sarah Anne Johnson and Paul Butler among them. Since he was included in AA Bronson’s School for young shamans at John Connelly Presents in NYC last year, along with other VoCA favorite Item Idem, young Winnipeg artist Michael Dudeck is fast emerging as one of the
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VoCA Recommends…Canadian design in Cambridge, A New Take on the G7 and Anthem in Halifax

1. RADIANT DARK August 26 – October 19, 2008 Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge Ontario Loyal Loot Collective’s Log Bowls. Image: Just when we were wondering when a multi-disciplinary exhibition would come along that combines art, design and architecture, here it is, courtesy of Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson of MADE in in Toronto. MADE is a design shop in Toronto
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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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News: China’s booming art market

Cai Guo-Qiang, Inopportune: Stage One 2004. Image: It is now the hottest art market in the world, with paintings changing hands for giddying sums. But could this sudden injection of cash stifle an art scene that is still in its infancy?

The Painter’s Life

Painter Marc Seguin divides his time between Montreal and Brooklyn. But he still goes up North, tapping maple trees in the truest Canadian fashion. And there’s a fantastic cocktail recipe: Read the story from the New York Times HERE

VoCA Recommends…Exhibitions in Cambridge, Oakville

1. LOGOTOPIA: THE LIBRARY IN ARCHITECTURE, ART AND THE IMAGINATION AT CAMBRIDGE GALLERIES, CAMBRIDGE ONTARIO February 19 – April 6, 2008 Shigeru Ban, Japan Pavilion, Hanover Expo 2000. Image: Logotopia, from the Ancient Greek Logos meaning “word” and topos meaning “place.” Logotopia: the Library in Architecture, Art and the Imagination is a multi-disciplinary exhibition and accompanying book. The exhibition
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3 Photography exhibitions: Vancouver, Toronto

1. TRUTHBEAUTY: PICTORIALSM AND THE PHOTOGRAPH AS ART, 1845-1945 At the Vancouver Art Gallery, February 2 to April 27, 2008 Elias Goldensky [Portrait of three women], c. 1915 George Eastman House Collection. Image: This exhibition looks at the artistic movement that transformed photography from a tool of documentation to one of the most exciting means of visual expression of
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