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Toronto International Film Fest 2012: Future Projections

Today, I went to check out some of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Future Projections installations – art film installations at venues across town, which are screened as an arty component of TIFF. Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9. All images: VoCA First I stopped by the ROM to see Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9. Installed in the room adjacent to the main
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Control Issues: Eve Sussman at the Toronto International Film Festival

I came across a quote from the YBA godfather, Michael Craig-Martin in the Financial Times recently. Speaking about the practice of being an artist, he says, “What interests me is the part of you that you are stuck with, that you can’t control, and it comes out whatever. That’s infinitely more profound: you are who you are, even when you
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Art at Toronto International Film Fest!

The Toronto International Film Festival opens on September 9 and goes until the 19th. An image by artist Douglas Gordon. Image: ursusbooks.com This year, the buzz is bigger than ever, with TIFF’s new building downtown that is sure revitalize King Street near John. The small, old-Toronto style strip of buildings opposite, which house mostly touristy restaurants, have become TIFF’s poor
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Julian Schnabel at Toronto International Film Fest

I saw Julian Schnabel introduce his film Before Night Falls, about the Cuban novelist Reinaldo Arenas when it had its North American premiere at TIFF in 2000; the artist and filmmaker shuffled up onto the stage in his bathrobe and slippers and gave a highly entertaining Q and A. Artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Image: salon.com This year, he’s back
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The Conservatives Taketh Away, and the Conservatives Giveth

After the Conservative government made $44.8-million cuts to the arts last year, they have slowly been re-injecting money into other cultural programs. We can see their standpoint – that they need to get value from their money, and that they cut programs that weren’t working as well and support those that do – but we’re curious what you think. We
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VoCA Suggests…3 exhibitions: Feminist art in Vancouver, Christian Marclay in Montreal, Scott Lyall in Toronto

VoCA gives you the heads up on three major exhibitions coming to Canada this fall… 1. WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution Vancouver Art Gallery October 4, 2008 – January 11, 2009 The exhibition catalogue cover. Image: moca.org VoCA loves ‘feminist’ (female, women’s) art. This comprehensive exhibition is not to be missed! You’ll see work by VoCA favorites Chantal Akerman,
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VoCA Recommends…Toronto International Film Fest: Wavelengths 2008

Wavelengths is a curated presentation of the best in recent international avant-garde film and video at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 4 – 13, 2008.) This year’s Wavelengths features 26 films and videos by renowned and emerging artists, including James Benning, Olaf Nicolai, Pat O’Neill, Nathaniel Dorsky, Jennifer Reeves, Ben Russell and Jean-Marie Straub. This year’s lineup reflects the
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