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Authentic Painting: Nikola Nikola, Toronto

Now that the contemporary art world has reached a point where even Damien Hirst seems tired of his own hype (he recently was quoted as saying “I don’t like conceptual art in the end…I’ve always thought that being a painter was better than being an artist or a sculptor“) and with the recent financial upheaval, we predict a turn away
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On Art Schools

How relevant are art schools today? Do artists really require education beyond basic technical training? Do art institutions hinder, rather than help the creative expression of artists today? Bruce Nauman, The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign), 1967. Image: truthinart.wordpress.com And what does Bruce Nauman think? Read my opinion piece on the brand
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On Art and Patronage: Miuccia Prada

“Money and art: it’s a difficult question,” (says Miuccia Prada.) “But art has always been about very rich people – think of the great popes and princes of the Renaissance.” The Prada Transformer, Rem Koolhaas’s incredible re-think of what architecture is. Image: gadget.ca We think Ms. Prada is on to something here. Today, we were at a talk sponsored by
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VoCA Recommends…Andrew Rucklidge

Andrew Rucklidge: The Fringes April 3 – 25, 2009 Michael Gibson Gallery, London Ontario Andrew Rucklidge, Accumulation Zone – Surging Glacier, 2008. Image: gibsongallery.com There’s something about Andrew Rucklidge’s paintings…it’s their grand, otherworldly energy, the way they refer to something greater and the way you could keep looking at them for hours. They just feel incredibly modern and more importantly,
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Halifax: What’s on at NSCAD

Stephen Rife: here lies Léola Le Blanc: Désoreille March 23 – April 4th, 2009 Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD Artist Stephen Rife. Image: mnartists.org STEPHEN RIFE Pyrotechnic artist Stephen Rife opens at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design’s Anna Leonowens Gallery tomorrow, as one of several thesis exhibitors. Rife has long been experimenting with fire and the moving
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