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  • See It16.08.2012

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    Autant en emporte le vent: Country Style

    The Deschambault-Grondines region of Quebec has played host to important historical figures and events over the years. This summer a cast of contemporary artists, Ronald McDonald among them, pitch camp for the two-part exhibition “Autant en emporte le vent.”
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  • See It16.08.2012

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    Art Train Conductor No.9: Dazzling the City

    As corporate branding crowds horizon lines both real and virtual, the contemplative side of public space can seem lost in a camouflage of visual chaos. A new commission by artists Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins takes to the rails and the smartphone to inject some dazzling sense into our notions of environment and information overload.
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  • See It09.08.2012

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    McLean Fahnestock: The Final Frontier

    NASA’s space shuttle missions ended last year, but McLean Fahnestock is giving the phenomenon new life in 2012. Following accolades at June’s Vimeo Awards, Fahnestock’s film, featuring all 135 shuttle blast-offs, is now on exhibit in Edmonton.
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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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  • 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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    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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  • See It19.07.2012

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    Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby: A Place for Everything

    Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby’s “Pain Shall Be No More,” is a mini-retrospective of sorts, following a “difficult last few years” that included a “midlife crisis” as the artists turned 40. According to Duke, they questioned “whether or not we wanted to keep making art anymore.” The answer was yes. David Balzer reports on their new show.
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  • See It19.07.2012

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    Scott Rogers: Perpetual Returns

    This summer the currently Glasgow-based artist Scott Rogers brings the eccentric author and adventurer Jan Welzl’s legacy back to life with “Meanders Into Nonesuch Place,” an installation that celebrates the Moravian-born, Dawson City locksmith Jan Welzl (1868–1948), who has been described as a “traveller, adventurer, hunter, gold-digger, Eskimo chief and Chief Justice in New Siberia.”
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  • See It19.07.2012

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    Tom Wesselmann: Power Pop

    One of the unsung heroes of the American Pop movement gets his moment in the sun this summer in the long-overdue Tom Wesselmann retrospective “Beyond Pop Art” now on view at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
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  • See It12.07.2012

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    Kara Uzelman & Jeffrey Allport: Sounding Saskatchewan

    Following successes in Vancouver and Berlin, rising Canadian artist Kara Uzelman and partner Jeffrey Allport relocated late last year to the tiny town of Nokomis, Saskatchewan. Here, Uzelman talks about the move and the duo’s current AKA Gallery show.
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  • See It21.06.2012

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    À Ciel Ouvert: The Art of the Outdoors

    How is Théodore Rousseau like Janice Kerbel? How is 19th-century plein-air painting relevant in the iPhone age? These kinds of questions come to the fore in "À Ciel Ouvert," a broad-thinking Quebec City exhibition that closes this week.
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  • See It21.06.2012

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    Sounding Selves: Bring the Noise

    Given the din of modern life—from cellphone chatter to wailing sirens—it’s easy to tune out instead of tune in. Curator Heather Anderson’s “Sounding Selves” aims to reverse that trend, gathering video and audio works by five artists at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax.
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  • See It21.06.2012

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    John Kissick: Pixel My World

    Painting, like a weathervane, catches the way the wind blows—and these days, like most everything else, it’s blowing to a digital horizon. What is fun about John Kissick’s new show, writes Richard Rhodes, is how smoothly his paintings take us there.
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  • See It21.06.2012

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    Ryoji Ikeda: The Hearing Eye

    Japan's Ryoji Ikeda is a bona fide legend in experimental-music circles, and his audiovisual projects, shown internationally over the last decade, are among the best of their kind. Now, his solo show at DHC/ART is one of Montreal's imperative summer art events.
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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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