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VoCA goes to Chicago!

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

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: serpentinegallery.org 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: aesthetic-machinery.com 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: projex-mtl.com

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: guillaumelachapelle.com 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: calgaryherald.com 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: mmfa.qc.ca 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: sharyboyle.com 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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