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Loved: Come Up To My Room 2011

It’s design week in Toronto. Tonight, I just got back from the Gladstone Hotel’s ‘alternative design event,’ Come up to my Room, or CUTMR. Founded by the fabulous Pamila Matharu and the Gladstone’s Christina Zeidler, CUTMR works because the rooms are small, and the artist/designers can literally take their idea and run with it. It’s refreshing to see such unfettered
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R.I.P Kananginak Pootoogook

The Inuit artist Kananginak Pootoogook has died. Kananginak Pootoogook A work by Kananginak Pootoogook. Image: fortport.com

Empire of Dreams: Toronto Artists on view at MOCCA

Alex McLeod, Twilight Terror, 2010. Image courtesy MOCCA. We’re looking forward to this Saturday’s opening of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art’s summer exhibition in Toronto. Titled Empire of Dreams: Phenomenology of the built Environment, Contemporary Artists from Toronto, it will be on view from June 19 to August 15, 2010. Prepare for much debate and derision, as is always
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Times Are Tough in Art, Says NYT

“An art gallery is like a single-cell organism: it is the crudest but also the most essential life form in the art-world food chain. It is among the easiest of public forums to start up… Luanne Martineau, Gobbler, 2005. Image: trepanierbaer.com …At the same time keeping a gallery going is usually fairly hard, and can seem impossibly daunting when sales
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News: Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion was unveiled yesterday – it’s the annual temporary architectural commission in the gardens of London’s Serpentine Gallery. This year’s pavilion, seen from above. Image: serpentinegallery.org The pavilion was designed by Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA (architects of New York’s New Museum) and will be on view until October 18. Events, lectures and parties will
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