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Art & Urbanism

Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca in Vancouver. Image: jaunted.com This Thursday, I’ll be at the Sustainable Suburbs conference in Toronto. While it’s not about art, it will feature many architects and urban planners discussing the future of our communities, which has an impact on art.

Women, Art, Celebrity

Some thoughts on the role of women in the visual arts: American artist Barbara Kruger makes the cover of W magazine’s Art issue, via the famous-for-nothing Kim Kardashian. The opening line of the article goes like this: “Kim Kardashian can’t sing, act, or dance, but she’s found the role of a lifetime in the fine art of playing herself.” Image:
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Lady Gaga vs. Cindy Sherman

Here’s a quote from Nancy Bauer’s opinion piece in the New York Times yesterday, which asks Are Lady Gaga and the women who identify with her confusing sexual power with self-objectification?: Lady Gaga. Image: ftweekly.com “There is nobody like Lady Gaga in part because she keeps us guessing about who she, as a woman, really is. She has been praised
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