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Anand Rajaram in a scene from You Are Here.

Croix, Rivière-au-Renard (from the series Après Strand) 2010 Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery

The Red Room – Child 1994 Courtesy Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal © Succession de Louise Bourgeois / SODRAC (Montréal) VAGA (New York)

Chan Cam Street View 2010 Courtesy the artist and Monte Clark Gallery

Artist Istvan Kantor and a group of fellow performers in our educational site's latest video


Daniel Cockburn

Daniel Cockburn You Are Here

There’s no easy way to explain Daniel Cockburn’s charming film You Are Here, which opens Friday in Toronto, next week in Edmonton and at other Canadian venues this fall. Cockburn’s feature offers plenty to discuss around art and cinema, as evinced in this interview by David Balzer. Read more…


Bertrand Carriere

Bertrand Carrière
Crossing the Strand

From Georgia O’Keeffe to Philip Glass, Canada’s Maritimes have inspired many iconic American artists. Now, Quebec’s Bertrand Carrière is retracing photographer Paul Strand’s little-known trips to the Gaspé. Find out more in Bryne McLaughlin’s interview. Read more…



Past Perfect

Summer is often a season for sleepy permanent-collection shows. But the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal enlivens the form with “Déja,” its showcase of large-scale installations by David Altmejd, Louise Bourgeois and Richard Serra, among others. Read more…


Greg Girard
Eyes on Asia

Greg Girard is known for casting a discerning eye on Asia’s developing economies, a reputation consolidated by his latest book, Hanoi Calling. With photos from the book showing in Toronto, gallery-goers enjoy poetic glimpses of Vietnam’s booming capital. Read more…

Greg Girard


Performance Art Video
Who's Afraid of Performance Art?

Performance art is “art in which the artist is present when the art is being made,” says Johanna Householder in the latest video from But other practitioners, like Istvan Kantor and Diane Borsato, have their own takes on the genre. Read more…


Openings & Events Highlights
August 18 to 24

18.08.2011 MONTREAL “Memory for the Future” opening 5-7pm Pierre-François Ouellette 372 rue Ste-Catherine O

18.08.2011 CAMBRIDGE “The Hylozoic Ground Collaboration” first day Cambridge Galleries 7 Melville St S

19.08.2011 TORONTO “In Memory” opening 9pm-1am Labspace Off-Site 717 Queen St E

19.08.2011 EDMONTON Robin Arsenault & Paul Jackson reception 7-10pm AGA 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq

20.08.2011 VANCOUVER “The Unspeakable Compromise of the Portable Work” closing reception 7pm Or Off-Site 3540 W 41 Ave

Continue here for our listings of art openings and events happening this week from coast to coast.

Tickets to this September’s Gallery Hop Gala are selling quickly: Buy now to save a spot at Toronto’s signature art event!

Gallery Hop Toronto Gala

16th Annual Gallery Hop Gala and Auction
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(Image: Dean Baldwin’s Muskoka Gary, one of 50 works up for auction at this year’s event. Courtesy the artist.)

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