Archive for the Montreal Tag

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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Report from Montreal

VoCA went to Montreal and by far the best thing we saw was Michal Rovner’s wonderful installation Particles of Reality, her first solo exhibition in Canada, at DHC Art Foundation. The exhibition, which opened in May and runs through September 27, begins with the same video works projected onto Petri dishes that the artist showed at the 2005 Venice biennale’s
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3 Exhibitions: Christian Marclay at DHC/ART, Montreal; Michel Goulet and James Carl in Toronto

1. Christian Marclay: REPLAY DHC/ART Foundation, Montreal November 30, 2008 – March 29, 2009 Christian Marclay, David Bowie, 1991. Image: waninator.blogspot.com This exhibition features the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s REPLAY. Originally curated by Emma Lavigne at the Cité de la musique in Paris, REPLAY gathers Marclay’s video work, which has emerged as a dominant strand of his art
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Russia – The New Contemporary Art Market

…says Carol Vogel in the New York Times. Dasha Zhukova, the 27-year-old girlfriend of mega collector Roman Abramovich is set to open a new contemporary art space in Moscow. The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture already features an enormous installation by (VoCA favorite) Montreal’s Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. A light installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in
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Is Quebec the new Vancouver?

Between Quebec City and Montreal, La Belle Province’s cozy little art scene is where it’s happening. Here’s only a partial glimpse of what’s on: COLLECTIVE: BGL – They’re about to launch a project on the lower Don river in Toronto for No. 9 (Stay tuned for VoCA’s report early next week) Click HERE for their website. The installation of BGL’s
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News: Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal

VANCOUVER The VAG acquires 2 Jeff Wall photographs: Jeff Wall, Concrete Ball, 2002. Image: tate.org.uk To read the article, please click HERE

VoCA recommends…2 in Montreal, one in Toronto

1. London Art Scene talk in Montreal Iwan Wirth and Detmar Blow discussing not only the London art market but the need to raise the intellectual discourse of the London art scene. Image: blowdelabarra.com Iwona Blazwick, Director of London’s Whitechapel Gallery, will give a talk at Societe des Arts Technologiques in Montreal on Saturday, November 24th at 3 pm. The
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