Archive for the Performance art Tag

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Henri Fabergé: A Collaborative Exploration

I’ve been wanting to tell you about this Toronto artist whose work I discovered a while ago, and now he’s having a holiday show! All images courtesy Henri Fabergé. Cock-up on St. Creskin’s Monday December 16 at Comedy Bar Toronto 9 pm $10 Presented by Henri Fabergé Feint of Hart Written and performed by: -Henri Fabergé -Kayla Lorette -Alex Tindal -Miguel
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Marina Abramovic Speaks! Part Two

I sat down with legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic who was in Toronto last week for the Canadian premiere of The Artist Is Present, a documentary on her work, which screened at the Reel Artists Film Festival. Click HERE to read part one of the interview. Photo: thenewyorkoptimist.com VoCA: I asked people for some questions to ask you on Facebook,
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Marina Abramovic Speaks! Part One

I sat down with legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic who was in Toronto this week for the Canadian premiere of The Artist Is Present, a documentary on her work, which screens at the Reel Artists Film Festival this Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. She is also setting up an institute for the preservation of performance art, in Hudson, New York.
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Loved: Guillermo Gomez-Pena & James Luna in Performance

Last night we went to a performance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, who we had seen a few years ago at MOCCA and blogged about HERE, this time together with the American First Nations artist James Luna. Guillermo Gomez-Pena with curator Philip Monk. Image: VoCA La Nostalgia Remix is the last in a series of projects called The Shame-man meets El Mexican’t,
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Darren O’Donnell: SmallTalks

SmallTalks is a series of very short podcasts hosted by the fascinating artist Darren O’Donnell, who, “like a log drifting downstream, will snag people on the bank to slow his progress toward death, and chat with them about their aspirations.” Artist Darren O’Donnell. Image: 2.bp.blogspot.com Created in response to a life with too much time spent on the road, Darren
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He Named Her Amber…

How do you define art? Well, the old definition, which many still adhere to, is that art is either a painting, drawing or sculpture exhibited inside an art gallery. Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917. Image: toutfait.com Others might expand the definition to include video, or anything exhibited inside an art gallery. After all, Marcel Duchamp made the point with Fountain, the
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A Performance, A Screening & 2 Talks

TORONTO 2 of 2 Gallery Jeremy Bailey: Machine Ego Saturday, March 14, 6-7 pm Jeremy Bailey, still from VideoPaint 3.0. Image: http.uk.net For his first solo show at 2 of 2 Gallery, Jeremy presents some of his most recent works including Video Terraform Dance Party, VideoPaint 3.0 and SOS, alongside new works. In these new videos Bailey continues his research
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Montreal: Dinner and Screening with Aurélien Froment

Aurélien Froment: Théâtre de poche and The Apse, the Bell and the Antelope Pavilion Projects, Montreal Screening and dinner at Dépanneur Le Pickup Aurélien Froment. Image: maisondescartes.com January 31, 2009 7pm $ 25 VoCA highly recommends you check out this one-night-only event, featuring two works and a meal with Parisian artist Aurélien Froment, who makes a diverse array of works
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Toronto: Recession Art Show – The Artists Flea Market

ARTISTS’ FLEA MARKET Saturday, January 17th and Saturday, January 24th, 10 am – 6 pm. Board of Directors, Toronto A ‘real’ flea market in Amsterdam. Image: z.about.com At a time when everyone – surely – is tiring of the never ending art fairs popping up around the globe, and there is an excess of mediocre contemporary art being produced, it
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News: Canada’s Art Revolutionary Strikes again (in Berlin)

Notorious performance artist Istvan Kantor was arrested yesterday at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, for causing a ruckus at the Joseph Beuys exhibition Die Revolution Sind Wir (We are the revolution). Two images from Kantor’s performance with MACHINESEXACTIONGROUP at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Toronto, 2004. Image: ccca.ca Kantor’s piece, a response to the title of the Beuys show, was
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