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Adam Lauder

Adam Lauder holds a PhD from the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto and has contributed articles to scholarly journals including Amodern, Imaginations, PUBLIC and TOPIA, and texts to Border Crossings, C Mag, e-flux and Flash Art.
In the Atmosphere

In the Atmosphere

Robert S. Duncanson’s 19th-century landscapes were shaped by an abolitionist imaginary

Robert Smithson’s Vancouver Sojourn: <em>Glue Pour</em>, 1970

Robert Smithson’s Vancouver Sojourn: Glue Pour, 1970

Adam Lauder reappraises Robert Smithson‘s Glue Pour project, noting its resonance with wider narratives of Vancouver art and Conceptual art's history.

Comedians and Stoics: Humour in New Canadian Art
The New Old Abstraction: Contemporary Canadian painters look back to earlier examples
Energy Trade: Where the Museums Are

Energy Trade: Where the Museums Are

What makes museums tick these days? In this interview from our Summer 2012 issue, archivist Adam Lauder explores this question—and related ones—with influential Toronto museums consultant Barry Lord, co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources.

Jay Isaac: Think Tanked

Jay Isaac: Think Tanked

In his recent show titled “The Zone of No Ideas,” Jay Isaac rejected neo-conceptualist logic in favour of more painterly problems. Now, Adam Lauder finds that Isaac’s paintings offer a complex and mature statement on abstraction.