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  • Reviews23.08.2012

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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.
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  • Reviews23.08.2012

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    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.
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  • Reviews23.08.2012

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    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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  • Reviews09.08.2012

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    Berenice Abbott: What No One Sees

    The Berenice Abbott survey that closes next week at the Art Gallery of Ontario is well worth a look, writes David Balzer. Abbott—who knew Man Ray, Eugène Atget and Djuna Barnes, among others—created photos that show us parts of our world we are often too busy to notice.
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  • Reviews09.08.2012

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    Kevin Rodgers: Middle, End, Beginning

    Kevin Rodgers' installation at the McIntosh Gallery showcases a strong studio practice paired with insightful interpretation of theory—elements Rodgers has honed during his doctoral studies at the University of Western Ontario, Robert Bickford writes.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reviews19.07.2012

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    Native American Modernism: Art and Artifact

    The Berlin Ethnologisches Museum contains more than 500,000 objects from pre-industrial societies the world over. Its exhibition “Native American Modernism” marks the first time an exhibition drawn from this collection has been featured on its own. Michael Turner reports.
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  • Reviews12.07.2012

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    The 18th Biennale of Sydney: Canadian Gold

    The 18th Biennale of Sydney is co-curated by a Canadian and features roughly a dozen others. In this review, Alberta artist and curator Tanya Harnett picks the show highlights, concluding that our nation—and First Nations—are very well represented.
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  • Reviews12.07.2012

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    Common Ground: Hole-in-One

    Minigolf doesn’t usually come to mind when thinking about public art. But Cambridge Galleries curators revamp the game in “Common Ground,” a nine-hole course featuring Derek Liddington, PLANT Architect and other creatives. Ashley McLellan reviews.
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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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