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Who will Win the 2012 Sobey Art Prize?

I visited the annual exhibition of five finalists in Canada’s $50,000 Sobey Art Prize today, which is about to open at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art on Oct 24th and will continue to December 30th. (A launch party will be held on October 27 from 8-10pm.) As always, one artist has been shortlisted from each of Canada’s regions: West Coast/Yukon; Prairies and
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Patriotism & Nationalism in Art: Ten Years After 9/11

Patriotism is defined as a “love of one’s country.” Nationalism is a more complex thing, referring I suppose to one’s nationhood, as distinct from one’s homeland. It’s a topic explored in the new show at MOCCA in Toronto, which opened on Friday, days before the anniversary of September 11, 2001. ANTUAN, Left or Right, (detail). Image: Titled Patria o
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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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Viva La Revolucion! La Pocha Nostra at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

VoCA loved La Pocha Nostra! In their Canadian premiere, Mexican American performance troupe La Pocha Nostra presented a one-night only performance of Divino Corpo: Temple of improbable and invisible causes at MOCCA in Toronto on Friday night. Photo: Joshua Meles. Four scenarios were set up, one against each wall of the museum’s main space in “living dioramas”, slowly moving and
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