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  • See It09.08.2012

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    Yang Fudong: Sleepwalking

    The Canadian premiere of Yang Fudong’s Fifth Night transports viewers from the Vancouver Art Gallery to an old Shanghai street late in the evening. It’s a highlight of “Yellow Signal: New Media in China,” a multi-venue project featuring new Chinese art.
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  • Reviews09.08.2012

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    Van Gogh Up Close: Not the Movie

    In the 122 years since his death, Vincent van Gogh has been labelled a neglected artist-hero, a manic genius and a sensitive aesthete. Now, Sholem Krishtalka writes, the National Gallery of Canada does viewers a favour by focusing on the work, rather than the man and his myths.
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  • Online09.08.2012

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    Full Opening & Event Listings

    Dozens of openings, talks and other events happening from coast to coast this week, August 9 to 15, 2012.
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  • Reviews02.08.2012

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    Gareth Moore: Utility and Fragility

    One of the most-discussed works at this summer's dOCUMENTA (13) is a live-in Karlsaue Park installation by Vancouver's Gareth Moore. In this review, author Michael Turner beds down for a couple of nights to inhabit the effort's ups and downs.
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  • Reviews02.08.2012

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    Tools for Conviviality: Social Works

    Adopting the title of a 1973 text by Ivan Illich, the Power Plant’s summer group show expands social utopianism to include darker views of contemporary life. Now, Ashley McLellan reports on its evocations of both wonder and wariness.
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  • Reviews02.08.2012

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    The Last Things Before the Last: Never Forget

    E.C. Woodley’s permanent-collection exhibition, which closes this weekend in Hamilton, invites consideration of death while infusing a museum with new life. Sarah Robayo Sheridan reviews, finding connections redrawn across ages and artifacts.
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  • See It02.08.2012

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    Mark Clintberg: Reno Rapture

    Museum renovations and rebrandings have become de rigeur over the past decade. In his latest piece, artist/critic Mark Clintberg is using the Art Gallery of Alberta's recent refresh as creative fodder. In this interview, he tells Leah Sandals why.
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  • See It02.08.2012

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    Gaucher, Buren & Allikas: Summer Colour

    Three very different kinds of abstraction are featured at Arsenal Toronto this season-from Daniel Buren's conceptualized installations to Barry Allikas' graphic structures to Yves Gaucher's sublimely vibrating hues. Here, Richard Rhodes takes in the expanse.
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  • Online02.08.2012

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    Full Opening & Event Listings

    Dozens of openings, talks and other events happening from coast to coast this week, August 2 to 8, 2012.
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  • Reviews26.07.2012

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    Jack Goldstein: Picture Perfect

    The late Montreal-born artist Jack Goldstein, whose 1978 film was a highlight of last year’s Venice Biennale, is now the focus of a retrospective at the Orange Country Museum of Art. Ray Cronin reviews, noting the surprising currency of Goldstein’s older works.
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    The New Alberta Contemporaries: Western Promises

    In June, the much-anticipated Esker Foundation opened its doors in Calgary with a roundup of 47 recent Alberta art-school grads. Check out some of the emerging-artist highlights in this slideshow, which includes comments from curator Caterina Pizanias.
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  • Reviews26.07.2012

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    In Wonderland: Brightening Shadows

    Forceful and discomfiting—and featuring Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois and Leonora Carrington, among others—the only Canadian stop for a new survey on women and surrealism is a must-see. Charles Reeve explains why from Quebec City.
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  • Reviews26.07.2012

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    Homer Watson: The Canadian Constable

    Oscar Wilde dubbed self-taught Southern Ontario painter Homer Watson “the Canadian Constable.” Now, with two Watson works from the UK’s royal collection back in Kitchener after 130 years abroad, it’s time to reconsider his oeuvre, writes Gary Michael Dault.
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  • Features26.07.2012

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    Oliver Husain: Hybrid Hijinks

    Playing on cinematic influences from Hitchcock to Bollywood to Jack Smith—not to mention a good dose of gossipy art-opening theatricality—Toronto’s Oliver Husain is gaining international attention. Find out more in this current-issue feature by Jon Davies.
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  • Online26.07.2012

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    Full Opening & Event Listings

    Dozens of openings, talks and other events happening from coast to coast this week, July 26 to August 1, 2012.
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  • Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: Black Birds

    New York critic Joseph R. Wolin heads to the Park Avenue Armory where Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are creating a buzz (and other sounds) at the US premiere of a dark, nightmarish installation originally created for the 2008 Biennale of Sydney.

  • Grange Prize 2012: Hot Shots

    One of Canada’s largest cash-value art prizes—$65,000 in total with $50,000 going to the winner, $5,000 to three runners-up—announced its finalists this week. Take in their wide-ranging works in this slideshow.

  • Wanda Koop: Into the Woods

    A visit to Wanda Koop’s cabin near Riding Mountain National Park in southern Manitoba proves intriguing for Vancouver critic Robin Laurence. There, Laurence writes, Koop bridges old Grey Owl myths with a new series of paintings on our increasingly digital culture.

  • Brad Tinmouth: Survival Strategies

    The basement of an art gallery may seem an unlikely place to create an emergency shelter. However, Xpace's lower gallery is an ideal setting for Brad Tinmouth's “If Times Get Tough or Even If They Don't,” which evokes a cold-war bunker.

  • Wim Delvoye: Blame it on Paris

    Silk-covered pigs, lattice-cut car tires and a tattooed man are just a few of the works that Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has shuttled into the old, Gothic wing of the Louvre this summer. Jill Glessing reviews, finding a terrific amalgam of high and low.

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