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  • See It22.03.2012

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    Nicolas Baier: Mystic Spectacle

    A glossy, chrome plated replica of the 21st-century artist’s studio forms the cool, sci-fi-tinged centrepiece of Nicolas Baier’s exhibition at Galerie René Blouin in Montreal. All at once, it seems to conjure Duchamp, Hirst and Kubrick.
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  • See It08.03.2012

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    Value: Pinching Prices

    Commercial value, institutional value, entertainment value—the Foreman Art Gallery takes up these notions this winter with a group show of alternate perspectives on worth. It features a project by e-flux’s founders, interviews with museum directors and more.
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  • See It08.03.2012

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    Three Mexican Photographers: Monochrome Masters

    The formal beauty of black-and-white photography can be as troubling as it is pleasing, a tendency well reflected in a compelling Toronto show of major Mexican photographers Graciela Iturbide, Antonio Caballero and Enrique Metinides.
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  • Reviews01.03.2012

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    Valérie Blass: Going All Out

    Since a breakthrough at the 2008 Quebec Triennial, Valérie Blass’ star has risen quickly, and for good reason. Her current solo show in Montreal continues to demonstrate the evolution of a distinctly humane and witty sculptural intelligence.
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  • Features01.03.2012

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    World Wide: International Art in March

    Our selections for the top exhibitions this month in New York, Rotterdam, London and other global art capitals.
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  • See It23.02.2012

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    Christian Marclay: It’s Time

    One of the big gets of 2011 for the National Gallery of Canada was Christian Marclay’s The Clock, which earned the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in June. Over the coming month, Marclay’s magnum opus is screening both in its 24-hour entirety and in smaller portions.
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  • See It23.02.2012

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    Guo Fengyi: Mystic Markings

    Chinese artist Guo Fengyi, who passed away in 2010, is not well known. But her drawings, inspired by qigong, are gaining renown for their timeless, numinous qualities. Now, Vancouver viewers can enjoy their eerie beauty at Fengyi’s first North American solo show.
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  • See It23.02.2012

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    Tasman Richardson: Stations in the Dark

    The show is called “Necropolis,” but there’s nothing dead about Tasman Richardson’s new installation. Though immersed in the deepest dark, this exhibition marks a bright, hopeful start to the Toronto scene in 2012.
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  • See It16.02.2012

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    Pierre Leguillon Features Diane Arbus: Piecework Perfection

    Like many of her artistic peers, Diane Arbus got her start doing editorial jobs for McCall’s, Glamour, Seventeen and similar magazines. Now, a touring exhibition of this work, curated by French artist Pierre Leguillon, is a Toronto must-see at Mercer Union.
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  • See It16.02.2012

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    Ian Wallace: Mind Games

    What are the terms of engagement in romantic relationships? This age-old quandary requires a balance of emotion and intellect. Such are the grounds for “Masculin/Féminin,” an exhibition by Vancouver artist Ian Wallace at Catriona Jeffries.
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  • See It09.02.2012

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    Exposure 2012: Insight in Alberta

    Alberta’s largest annual photo event, Exposure—encompassing Calgary, Banff and Canmore—is having its biggest festival ever this February, hosting more than 50 events. This year also marks Exposure’s first foray into billboards and public spaces.
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  • See It02.02.2012

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    Untrue North: Intervening with Invention

    The idea of “the great white north” has long shaped Canadian identity, and one thing our contemporary artists have often done is to identify this idea as problematic. Now, “Untrue North” at the Yukon Arts Centre gathers nine artists to question whether the north can ever be fully represented in art.
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  • See It26.01.2012

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    A Stake in the Ground: When Language Wounds

    What happens to identity when our relationship to land and language is disrupted? This is a key question raised in “A Stake in the Ground,” an exhibition of works by 25 First Nations artists, curated by Nadia Myre, that’s currently at Montreal gallery Art Mûr.
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  • See It19.01.2012

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    Chronicles of a Disappearance: On the Affirmation of Absence

    While contemporary art often underlines hidden issues in society and politics, the acute absence of an issue is something less easily defined. Opening this week in Montreal, “Chronicles of a Disappearance” makes an attempt towards this difficult project.
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  • See It19.01.2012

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    Emanuel Licha: The Fog of War

    How do we know what we know about war? That’s a question raised by Montreal-based artist Emanuel Licha in “Striking a Pose,” a two-venue show in Saskatoon and Edmonton. Best known for his War Tourist series, Licha explores journalistic reportage in his newest works.
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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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