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Where is Ai Weiwei?

It’s been over one week since Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by the Chinese government at Beijing airport. He has not been heard from since and the government is accusing him of ‘economic crimes’. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Image: lamonodigital.net Where is he? And why aren’t Canadians demanding to know? Ai Weiwei is best known for his installation Sunflower
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The VAG move: Roy Arden Responds

There’s a brou-ha-ha brewing in Vancouver over the Vancouver Art Gallery’s proposed move. Some Vancouverites have suggested that the VAG should not move, but instead remain – with an expansion – in its downtown location. The VAG. Image: bcheritage.ca Earlier this month, the Vancouver Sun posted an article written by the late Abraham Rogatnick, a professor at the school of
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VoCA Recommends…3 exhibitions: Vancouver, Edmonton, Oakville

1. NEXT: A Series of Artist Projects from the Pacific Rim Reece Terris: Ought Apartment Vancouver Art Gallery May 6 – September 20, 2009 Reece Terris, Concept drawing for Ought Apartment. Image: architecturewanted.blogspot.com Vancouver artist Reece Terris is building a 60-foot architectural installation straight up through the heart of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Ought Apartment is an “apartment tower” with
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2008 – The year in Canadian Art

1. Prime Minister Stephen Harper ignores the arts. Consequently, art becomes a political issue across the country as Quebec gives Harper the hairy eyeball. 2. The new AGO opens – Frank Gehry’s renovation of Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario is deemed an unqualified success, perhaps partly due to the budgetary constraints he was under. It’s simple in material, but opulent
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