Archive for the Toronto and region Tag

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Behind the scenes in the Toronto art world

In case you haven’t seen it, my latest project is a series of short video clips called ARTLAND for Akimbo that showcase some inspiring people in the Toronto art world. Check out this latest video of art installer Angelo Pedari, HERE Talking to Angelo was fascinating – we got far too much material to use in just four minutes. As
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3 exhibitions: 2 in Vancouver, 1 in Toronto

1. AARON CARPENTER: THE ART OF RICHARD TUTTLE AT THE HELEN PITT GALLERY, VANCOUVER April 11 to Saturday May 3, 2008 VoCA loves the work of American artist Richard Tuttle. Now, the young Vancouver artist Aaron Carpenter is getting all Sturtevant and copying Tuttle’s oeuvre. (Elaine Sturtevant has made her name copying famous artist’s work – see her Warhol below)
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Art fought the law, and Art won

Canada’s rising art star Michel de Broin (who VoCA spoke to HERE) has won his appeal against the city, which issued driver Dean Baldwin a ticket for operating an unsafe vehicle. Michel de Broin’s Shared Propulsion Car, 2005. Image: micheldebroin.org

VoCA Recommends…Exhibitions in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal

1. David Rokeby: Plots Against Time at Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto March 1 – 26 April, 2008 David Rokeby, Machine for Taking Time (Boul. Saint-Laurent), 2007. Image: courtesy the artist New media artist (and VoCA favorite) David Rokeby is showing new work at Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto.

Simon Starling at the Power Plant, Toronto

Simon Starling: Cuttings (Supplement) at the Power Plant, Toronto March 1 – 11 May, 2008 Simon Starling, Infestation Piece (Musselled Moore), 2007/8. Image: thepowerplant.org The Power Plant will open a retrospective of British conceptual artist Simon Starling with a newly commissioned work made for The Power Plant, part of the gallery’s Commissioning Program launched in 2006.

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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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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VoCA September 15, 2006

View on Canadian Art 1. SPOTLIGHT: THE GARDINER MUSEUM 2. TORONTO THIS WEEKEND: The Queen West Art Crawl TOP PICKS 3. TORONTO FREE GALLERY: Last night 1. THE GARDINER MUSEUM: Check out the excellent exhibition by French Canadian sculptor Jean-Pierre Larocque, whose large horses and heads are swathed in layer upon layer of ceramic bandages. The large, gaunt, staring heads
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