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Daniel Barrow: 2013 Glenfiddich Prize Winner

Winnipeg-born, Montreal-based visual and performance artist Daniel Barrow, winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award, was recently awarded the coveted 2013 Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence Prize, valued at over $20,000. VoCA contributor Catherine Toews had a chance to speak with Barrow via e-mail and he was kind enough to share his plans for the residency, insight into his creative process, and advice
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My, my, Winnipeg: Cultural Capital of Canada!

Did you know that Winnipeg is the ‘Culture Capital for Canada 2010’? It was named so by Heritage Canada, though Winnipeg has long known it had special status as an art city. A still from Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin’s wonderful, bizarre film My Winnipeg. Image: tribute.ca And it’s clear, if you visit and hang out with the arts community –
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Explaining the Winnipeg Art Scene: Part Five

Here is the final part of an article written by former Winnipegger Edwin Janzen, an artist and writer currently based in Ottawa. The article was previously published in Drain magazine – you can read the full article, HERE, (under Related Essays) or click HERE for last week’s post on VoCA. Roger Crait, Untitled, 2009. Image: umanitoba.ca The Power of Myth
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Explaining the Winnipeg Art Scene: Part Two

Here is part two of fascinating article written by former Winnipegger Edwin Janzen, an artist and writer currently based in Ottawa. The article was previously published in Drain magazine – you can read the full article ,HERE, (under Related Essays) or click HERE for previous posts on VoCA. Stay tuned as we publish it serially, every week. The City of
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How Did Winnipeg and Its Art Become such a Big Deal?

Here is part one of fascinating article written by former Winnipegger Edwin Janzen, an artist and writer currently based in Ottawa. The article was previously published in Drain magazine – you can read the full article HERE, (under Related Essays) or stay tuned as VoCA publishes it serially, every weekend. A work by the Royal Art Lodge. Image: booooooom.com The
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Art & Dinner, plus Canadian Art History in a Box

Here are some things I suggest checking out, if you can. Montreal art duo Maryse Larivière and Robin Simpson of Pavilion Projects regularly host art-plus-dinner series, and in a few weeks they will bring the series to Toronto with a screening by the artist Rosa Barba‘s 2007 film Outwardly from Earth’s Centre. Rosa Barba, a still from Outwardly from Earth’s
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Loved: Michel de Broin’s Monument in Winnipeg

A new sculpture by the 2007 Sobey Award-winning Montreal artist Michel de Broin was unveiled in Winnipeg a few days ago. Michel de Broin, Monument, 2009. Image courtesy Denis Prieur. The granite work, titled Monument, is the inaugural sculpture for the Jardin de sculptures at Le Maison des artistes visuels francophones in Saint-Boniface, in Winnipeg. Up to 20 sculptures will
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Canadian Artists Abroad: Janet Cardiff, Royal Art Lodge

1. Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller 31 July – 28 September 2008 The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Killing Machine, 2007. Image: e-flux.com

News, Views and Previews

1. NEWS: CALGARY Dennis Oppenheim’s sculpture, Device to Root out Evil moves to Calgary from Vancouver. Dennis Oppenheim, Device to Root out Evil. Image: metamedia.stanford.edu Originally celebrated by the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale and arguably the most valuable piece of public art in Vancouver, Oppenheim’s compelling 22-foot glass, steel and aluminum structure became more than the Vancouver Public Parks Committee could
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Canada in May: VoCA Recommends…Ottawa and Winnipeg

OTTAWA: Carlton University Art Gallery Michèle Provost: Selling Out Ron Giii: Hegel’s Salt Man Nanuit: The Polar Bear in Inuit Art 5 May – 24 August 2008 Ron Giii, Atomicus Removing The Atomic Space, 1985. Image: paulpetro.com RON GIII: Coming from the University of Toronto, this survey exhibition of the brilliantly-named Ron Giii’s work features early work, performance documentation and
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