The art of Ryerson University grad Balint Zsako is surging, with overlapping spring shows in New York, strong Ontario outings and a role in Sarah Polley’s latest film. Here, Daniel Baird considers how Zsako revamps ancient myth for the millennial generation.
This lively feature by Daniel Baird, printed in the Summer 2012 issue of Canadian Art, looks at dOCUMENTA (13) artistic director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who has brought an unconventional approach to this major quinquennial art event.
In an age when print is on the decline, the art of Ève K. Tremblay has a special poignancy. As Daniel Baird writes in this feature from our current issue, Tremblay's projects cogently intertwine printed books with life experiences and vital memories.
In 2011, Israeli artist Yael Bartana was the first non-Polish artist ever to represent Poland at the Venice Biennale. The reasons why—like Bartana’s explorations of Jewish history—are on powerful view in Toronto this season. Daniel Baird reviews.
For Jessica Stockholder, everything is figure and ground at the same time. Her influential, internationally known practice started small, with installations in Vancouver backyards. Find out how it grew in this current-issue feature by Daniel Baird.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for New York’s Guggenheim is famously rough on the artists exhibiting work there. But as critic Daniel Baird points out in this review, Maurizio Cattelan may have solved that problem in “All,” his current retrospective.
Melding a major regional survey of more than 50 artists with an off-site installation, regular performances and a 500-page catalogue, the Quebec Triennial kicked off this week at an impressive scale. Daniel Baird reviews, finding it nearly flawless.
Nationalism and patriotism get put in the crosshairs in the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art’s current group show “¡Patria o Libertad!” Daniel Baird reviews, mulling political crises and migratory cultures along the way.
Bombastic American art star Julian Schnabel came to Toronto last fall for the premiere of his new film Miral at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the opening of "Julian Schnabel: Art and Film" at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In this feature from our Spring 2011 issue, writer Daniel Baird visits Schnabel at his summer home in Montauk, Long Island, right before his Canadian landing.
It’s a bright, frigid, mid-winter morning in Old Montreal, with wind that freezes the eyelashes and numbs the lips gusting up the cobblestone streets, and at this hour the Darling Foundry building for once feels like the magnificent abandoned factory it in fact is.
Arthur Renwick’s photography combines beauty and politics
When the Art Gallery of Ontario reopened in mid-November, I dodged the long lines and cold rain by showing up at 11pm—the museum was open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Ignoring the architecture—the massive sheets of glass and titanium and beams of wood and steel I had watched being assembled over the past year—I headed straight for the permanent Canadian collection...