Our editors’ weekly roundup of Canadian art news.
Douglas Coupland’s major solo exhibition, “everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything,” which was organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and opened this past week in Toronto, has been digitized by the Google Cultural Institute as a part of the Google Art Project, and is now accessible online.
The Emily Carr University of Art and Design is opening a new centre for design innovation and entrepreneurship in Prince George, BC. The centre will be housed in the Wood Innovation and Design Centre at the University of Northern British Columbia, and programming will begin in fall 2016.
Joseph Rotman, philanthropist and past chair of the Canada Council for the Arts, died in Toronto on Tuesday at the age of 80. Rotman was previously president and board member of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and a collector of Modern art.
On Monday, Saskatoon city counselors raised concerns over the Mendel Art Gallery’s yearlong closing. The Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, the Mendel Art Gallery’s replacement, will open in 2016, but the Mendel Art Gallery is scheduled to close in June, 2015, leaving a gap in the city’s cultural programming.
Newfoundland and Labrador will return to Venice for the 2015 Biennale with their proposed collateral exhibition, “Under the Surface,” which features artists Jordan Bennett and Anne Troake.