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VoCA goes to Chicago!

Anish Kapoor’s sculpture, Cloud Gate, in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Image:

News: Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion was unveiled yesterday – it’s the annual temporary architectural commission in the gardens of London’s Serpentine Gallery. This year’s pavilion, seen from above. Image: The pavilion was designed by Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA (architects of New York’s New Museum) and will be on view until October 18. Events, lectures and parties will
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Art on Television

We heard the rumours, we knew it was just a matter of time…before another art-themed reality tv series hit the airwaves. This time, Sarah Jessica Parker is producing, not that that makes it seem any less like the typical, American-idol style competitive program. 13 artist contestants will compete for a gallery exhibition, a cash prize and a sponsored national tour.

Canadian Artists Abroad: Don Ritter

Don Ritter presents his excellent installation Vox Populi in a group show at the Kunsträume Burg Eisenhardt, in Belzig from July 5-September 27, 2009. Vox Populi, interactive video and sound installation, 2005. Image: The exhibition’s theme is Democracy, and Ritter’s piece is an interactive video installation in which a large projection of a crowd yells “speech, speech,” and encourages
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Montreal: In the Trees at Battat Contemporary

In The Trees: Works from the Battat Collection Battat Contemporary, Montreal July 2 – August 15, 2009 Ed Pien, Night Gathering, 2005. All images courtesy Battat Contemporary. Montreal’s newest collector-led art space, Battat Contemporary, run by the collector Joe Battat, opened in March 2009 and has quickly made a name for itself by mixing Battat’s interest in Old Master drawings
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VoCA goes to Montreal!

Thomas Kneubühler, installation view: ‘Brise Soleil’ éclairant ‘Mount Hortons’ & ‘The Mountain (Switch)’, “Electric #1″, 2009 and “Electric #3″ , 2009. Image:

Two Summer Exhibitions: Quebec & Halifax

Confluences: Rencontre entre Montreal et le Bas-Saint-Laurent June 14 – 13 September, 2009 Musee Regionale de Rimouski Should you find yourself in Quebec this summer, this exhibition seeks to bring together a rencontre between Montreal and the lower St. Lawrence. The show looks promising! Guillaume Lachapelle, Manege 16, 2004-06. Image: Featuring work by 13 artists (who you may not
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Who is Doug Wright?

Doug Wright’s most famous character, Nipper. Image: The graphic artist Seth has designed and co-edited a gorgeous coffee table book on the erstwhile celebrity cartoonist, whose Nipper comic strip became a huge hit across the country in the 1960s. This book is a wonderful object and a highly entertaining read, even if you’re not into graphic novels, or comics.
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It’s All About Yoko (Ono)

One of VoCA’s favorite artists, Yoko Ono, speaks with the FT on the eve of being awarded the prestigious Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement – along with John Baldessari – at this year’s Venice Biennale, which opens this week. Read the full article HERE. John and Yoko. Image: Her exhibition sounds well worth seeing, if you’re in Venice.
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VoCA Recommends…Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona, Toronto

Noise Ghost: Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona May 28 – August 23, 2009 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto Shary Boyle, self portrait, 2006. Image: Toronto artist Shary Boyle, who is well known for her delicate figurines (often championed on VoCA) is paired with Cape Dorset artist Shuvinai Ashoona, who first came to our attention a
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