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Loved: Zhang Huan’s Ash Paintings & Memory Doors

Today I went to the Art Gallery of Ontario, just in time on the last day of the excellent exhibition by Chinese artist Zhang Huan: Ash Paintings and Memory Doors. I had been told it was an impressive show, and it really was. Not only were the enormous works strong in terms of technique, subject matter and concept, but they
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Loved: Nowheresville at General Hardware

The other week I dropped in to see one of my new favorite galleries, General Hardware Contemporary, in Parkdale. Not only was owner Niki Dracos super friendly, happily accompanying me in my rush around the gallery (I was late for a talk at Art Toronto) but I was really impressed by the work. Paintings by Anahita Rezvani-Rad. All images: VoCA
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Review: The Quebec Triennale 2011

The Work Ahead of Us The Québec Triennial 2011 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal 7 October 2011 – 3 January 2012 This review is by Kingston, Ontario-based VoCA contributor Catherine Toews. Claudie Gagnon, Tableaux (To Beauty) (video still), 2011. Vidéogramme, son, environ 20 min. Collection de l’artiste. Image: macm.org I had the good fortune of visiting and writing
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On Curatorship (and the artist Peter Callesen)

In his (VoCA recommended) book Art Power, Boris Groys argues for the emergence of the curator as an important figure in art today. Noting that originally, art became art through decisions made by museum curators rather than artists, he goes on to say “Sacred objects were once devalued to produce art; today, in contrast, profane objects are valorized to become
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Review: Ryan McGinness at Artcore, Toronto

Here’s my piece on the New York artist Ryan McGinness, who showed his graphic paintings and incredible perspex sculptures – which, we think are a near-perfect marriage of dynamic form, colour and transparency delivered with frothy lightness – at Artcore in Toronto in October. It’s in the current issue of Azure magazine. Ryan McGinness, In-progress maquettes for sculptures, acrylic on
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Rodney Graham in Canadian Art magazine

Rodney Graham, a work from Wet on Wet: My late early styles, 2007. Image: lissongallery.com Read my review of Rodney Graham’s recent exhibition at London’s Lisson Gallery:

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: nyc-architecture.com 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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VoCA September 22, 2006

Hello, This week we recommend 5 art events in Toronto, 5 international exhibitions and the 5 artists shortlisted for Canada’s Sobey Art Prize. But first… THE LEGACY OF JOSEPH WAGENBACH The panel discussion at the Goethe Institute on The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach brought together philosopher Mark Kingwell, environmental phenomenologist Amy Lavender Harris, photographer Marcus Schubert, curator Rhonda Corvese and
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