CURRENT ISSUE | FALL 2017: THE IDEA OF HISTORY
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Articles by Ashley Johnson

There are 13 articles by Ashley Johnson

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David Khang’s Wrong Places Does Political Art Right

It is difficult to make an adequate political statement through the medium of art, and more so if it first passes through the lens of deconstruction. David Khang’s videos, installation and…

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Janieta Eyre Splits with Difference in The Mute Book

One of the central assumptions in Western culture is the concept of identity and individualism. We have built legal edifices to individual human rights, entrenching the idea of the self. The Mute…

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Douglas Walker at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto

This summer, Douglas Walker’s adaptable travelling installation Other Worlds (2011) swept in from Halifax to submerge the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in a sea of blue and white. Running from floor

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General Idea

The mythology of General Idea hovered in a haze around the top floors of the Art Gallery of Ontario throughout “Haute Culture: General Idea, A Retrospective 1969–1994.” In this review from our

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Stefanie Gutheil: Gross Anatomies

The first Canadian solo exhibition for Berlin-based artist Stefanie Gutheil recently opened at Angell Gallery in Toronto. Ashley Johnson reviews, finding a mass of comic and serious political…

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Features
In Conversation: Robert Gober on Charles Burchfield

Co-curated by acclaimed artist Robert Gober, “Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield” received high praise during an LA stop last fall. Now, with the show on at Buffalo’s…

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Lois Andison

The world that we are confronted with on a daily basis is a complex, multi-layered chaos that is continually flexing and moving.

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Eleven in Motion: Connecting Present and Past

This fall, a Toronto exhibition matched contemporary film animators with members of the Painters Eleven like Walter Yarwood and William Ronald. As Ashley Johnson reports, the result was an engaging…

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Roger Ballen

The anthropologist Victor Turner defined the word liminality as “betwixt and between.” It is a transitional state that involves moving between two existential planes; normal restraints on…

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Simon Starling

Simon Starling’s exhibition “Cuttings (Supplement),” at The Power Plant, is part of an ongoing dialogue between artist and gallery that draws on several years of mutual support. (The Power…

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