The Art Gallery of Ontario set out to raise $1.3 million in 30 days for a new Infinity Room. It ended up with half of that. Here are a few takeaways
The Vancouver artist, along with Elizabeth McIntosh, Zadie Xa and more, are among the highlights of this week's fair, which puts concerted focus on women
Two Canadian museums have tried to address #MeToo in their programs lately—and gotten a lot of things wrong. What is the way forward?
A new park featuring public art by six Indigenous artists is opening imminently in Edmonton. Plus: A Victoria curator wins a Warhol grant, a Canadian is shortlisted for Ireland's largest art prize, and lots of staffing updates
Funding issues for the Vancouver Art Gallery expansion and more damage to public art (and its reputation) are also in the news this week
For the first time in the award’s history, four out of five finalists are BIPOC
On Saturday, “Unceded: Voices of the Land”—presented by Douglas Cardinal—opens to the public at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Get a preview here.
Lifetime achievement award honours Point as a key figure in re-establishing the vitality of Salish art.
”Her lens shifts our eyes to unseen, ordinary, and often overlooked moments,” said award jury chair Edward Burtynsky.
The National Gallery of Canada is withdrawing Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel from a Christie’s auction. But its systemic accountability issues still need addressing.
A new study says that real wages in Canada for arts managers and administrators have stalled since 2008. Here’s why that matters.
Offering free admission, nightly access till 9 p.m., and free childcare every Wednesday afternoon, the new OAG emphasizes access as well as aesthetics.
In this interview, the National Gallery of Canada director and CEO says he never saw the Chagall deaccession controversy coming—and that the gallery is as transparent as it should be.
Canada’s National Gallery has issued a release that brings some clarity to its recent decisions around deaccessions and acquisitions. But is it enough?
The list represents a wide range of artists—some well-known, and some not—that everybody should be paying attention to.
In a career-spanning interview, the artist reflects on how her 1980s reshoots of fashion-magazine editorials have found a new audience in Canada and internationally.
An in-depth look at why public communication and engagement—or lack thereof—became a stumbling block for the National Gallery of Canada in its big Chagall sell-off.
Multiple breaking news stories suggest a Quebec church is the holder of the neoclassical canvas—and that the National Gallery is getting blowback from other museums.
It's not just Chagall. Following Christie's announcement that it will be auctioning off the National Gallery of Canada's La Tour Eiffel, the gallery has shared that it is deaccessioning more from its permanent collection.
The French painter’s La Tour Eiffel is of high value, and expected to fetch $6 to $9 million US at Christie’s. Why is Canada’s national art museum getting rid of it?
The critically lauded but financially troubled biennial reportedly leaves more than $200,000 of debts in its wake—much of it owed to art handlers and movers.
It started as an idea in the heart of Winnipeg. But this spring, “Resilience” will be on billboards from coast to coast to coast. Curator Lee-Ann Martin tells us how.
The peer-reviewed award aims to recognize the achievements of established mid-to-late-career photo-based artists.
A trio of younger Canadian artists—all of them women—each receives this inaugural edition of the prize, which is associated with the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian Photography Institute.
The arts largely went unmentioned in this week’s federal budget release. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to celebrate—as well as be concerned about.
Tazeen Qayyum follows a cockroach into a black hole around beauty, legibility and the void.
Seven Canadian artists—and one curator—are each $25,000 richer today thanks to the 2018 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
In 2013, Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans launched an artist residency that got rid of the art-making. Here’s what they’ve learned along the way.
What’s the future of Canadian art catalogues in the wake of Black Dog Publishing’s recent bankruptcy?
When New York’s Met Museum hiked admission fees, an outcry ensued. Where are the dissenting voices north of the border?
After years of development, and days before launch, an interactive public artwork was shut down by authorities. The reason: fear of hate speech.
Sometimes public art is the only art that the public ever sees. Here are outstanding examples from this year.
One of Canada's oldest and largest craft organizations needs $250,000 to stay alive in 2018.
The often close-knit Halifax arts community is grappling with how to best respond to allegations of assault by a former AFCOOP staffer.
Four hours. Six hours. More than twelve hours. This is how long many Art Gallery of Ontario members had to wait online to buy tickets for "Infinity Mirrors."
This week, artists Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch participated in the Tiny House Warriors project, which puts art-covered homes in path of a pipeline.
A suit filed in Quebec Superior Court claims that Phi Centre's former president defrauded it—and its founder Phoebe Greenberg—of some $5 million.
Toronto isn't exactly an international art-market hub, but at least one auction house is trying to keep the dream alive.
The exhibition “20 Minutes of Action,” and a related conference, shed light on sexual violence within and beyond the white cube.
French-language newspaper La Presse publishes major exposé with multiple allegations against François Odermatt
Iraqi-Canadian artist Mahmoud Obaidi has exhibited all over the world. But his art is rarely shown in Canada itself.
Artist Christian Kliegel's installation at Art Toronto uses cast potholes as supports and landfill debris as counterweights.
The Toronto painter has spent a decade upending notions of traditional machismo. How will his solo booth at Art Toronto resound in the age of Trump?
Nova Scotia–based artist takes home $50,000 art prize with a remarkable moose-fence installation that portends bigger works and new materials.
Alex Colville's studio has been donated to Mount Allison University where, this month, it will be unveiled.
Alana Bartol’s Orphan Well Adoption Agency helps Canadians make an emotional connection to the energy industry—and some of its consequences.
ByDealers is what it sounds like: an auction house run largely by dealers themselves. First lots include Riopelle, Ferron, Mitchell and more.
Canada’s new—and only—National Holocaust Monument opened to the public this week. Here are a few things to know about it.
On the 10th anniversary of DHC/ART, founder Phoebe Greenberg reflects on the changing Montreal art scene and her initial inspirations.
The climate is changing. Nuclear tensions are rising. Forest fires are burning. And Imre Szeman wants to talk about how art and ideas can help.
An ancient nail clipper, a slightly less ancient video game, and a very-not-ancient arts and culture problem.
Montreal publisher Anteism has found success in the competitive art-book realm.
With a curator from France, the new Momenta Biennale de l’image aims to put Canadian and international artists on the same platform.
Coming in at $122 million and 290,000 square feet, the new campus for the Emily Carr University of Art and Design is worth a look.
Nostalgic props—from period costumes to horse rides—create a false sense of the past at many museums. A curator, with artists, is aiming to subvert that.
Spread over 50 kilometres of rugged coastline, the Bonavista Biennale aims to create a unique combination of art, people and place.
“Things are about to get bad in ways that we will and will not see,” said the award-winning poet during a July lecture. And she was right.
Vancouver artist Andrew Dadson paints landscape in a way that highlights how it will keep changing—with or without him.
Six months after the closing of the latest Biennale de Montreal, the event says it is in a "precarious" financial position, with some artists still unpaid.
A new group exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto tackles the complexity of Canadian identities.
Generous donation? Or tax haven? It’s up to CPERB—a little-known Canadian group—to determine the difference.
What scaffolds, structures and supports exist for walking-based art and artists?
On June 27, Waddington’s in Toronto held what it called “The Canada 150 Auction.” Here are 12 objects from the event, all of which found ready buyers.
Walking in North America has associations to colonial exploits. But it can also be leveraged to resist colonialism, racism, ableism and more.
Hamilton photographer Joseph Hartman spent four years visiting artist’s studios across the country. Here are some behind-the-scenes views he captured.
What can art bring to emotionally charged debates around vaccination? This is just one question raised by a Canadian-led exhibition on now in Geneva.
It is the second-highest amount ever paid for a Canadian artwork at auction—and according to auction house, it signals Toronto as a new art-market centre.
On the Southeast Side of Chicago, an Alberta oil sands byproduct has wreaked environmental havoc. Artists, and an art museum, are responding.
Once a Halifax art professor, now a Venice Biennale exhibitor, Lani Maestro reminds viewers that "categories are not that important; consciousness is."
Inuit art is being featured at the Venice Biennale's main exhibition for the first time ever. See most of these drawings, and get the backstory, here.
A recent study showed students at Toronto’s arts high schools are twice as likely to be white—reflecting a national trend. We need keep talking about that.
Pot is more visible than ever in North American pop culture. And it’s reaching into contemporary art, too.
Haida master carver James Hart has been creating totem poles for more than 30 years. But he has never worked on anything quite like the Reconciliation Pole.
The damage of the Sixties Scoop has been profound, and overlooked, for decades—but a new exhibition may mark a period of recognition and visibility.
Canada Council CEO says nation needs digital projects that benefit not just individual artists or organizations, but the entire arts sector.
What if house paint was mixed to match menstrual blood? What if a period stain was stitched in red beads? One artist has answered these questions—and more.
Canadian artist Lani Maestro—born in the Philippines and also based in France—is gearing up to exhibit at the Venice Biennale’s Philippine Pavilion.
This week is one of the biggest in New York’s year of art. And many Canadian artists, gallerists and collectors are on hand.
As some artists cancel travel to a rare survey of contemporary Iranian art debuting in Toronto, their art gains renewed relevance.
For some Canadian artists, the recent American travel ban is the latest in a stream of Islamophobia that has affected their lives and careers for years.
The Centre Pompidou. “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Cloud Gate. Broadway Boogie-Woogie. None of these would exist without refugees, Brendan Cormier points out.
With investments in the prison industry skyrocketing, the sculptural practice of Montreal’s Sheena Hoszko is more relevant than ever.
From 1963 to 1971 to 2017, from Birmingham to Attica to Toronto, new shows from the Ryerson Image Centre are tackling police repression and black protest.
Aida Muluneh is shown from New York to Johannesburg, Basel to Addis Ababa. But few know that her photo love began in a tiny high-school darkroom in Calgary.
It’s just a couple of weeks into 2017, but Indigenous artists and their allies have already generated cogent critiques of the official #Canada150 hashtag.
On New Year's Eve, Blank Canvas Gallery's co-owner was tasered by police—raising questions about racial bias in policing, and in the Canadian art scene.
Canadians are spending less time and money on arts, culture and social leisure than they did before the recession. And art orgs need to take action.
A critic at midlife on art that condenses time—wide, inconceivable, generational time—through repetition and incantation, aggregation and association.
“The theme that has been emerging for the past while is trying to heal dysfunction and trauma,” Griffiths says. “But the humour sort of mediates it.”
Artists have "serious concerns about the impact that this restructuring could potentially have on the art gallery" at the Rooms, says one representative.
Anyone who thinks that art can’t affect politics—or that activist art can’t win widespread recognition—should learn about Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Canadian art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov has found herself at the centre of an international Van Gogh sketchbook controversy.
In March, Trudeau’s government announced $550 million in new funding for the Canada Council. Today, the Council revealed how it will be spent.
Canadian artist Alana Bartol took the notion of the flâneuse to a new level when she spent 10-hour days trying to trace Calgary's sprawling city limits.
As Art Toronto exhibitors head home this week, many are thrilled with the sales they made at Canada’s largest international art fair. Some are disappointed.
Inuit artist Billy Gauthier and writer Delilah Saunders, among others, ended hunger strike this morning as the government agreed to reconsider hydro risks.
For the past five years, Vancouver artist Angela Teng has been crocheting paint. Here's why.
Is Toronto the condo-parody art capital of North America?
The first Heritage Minute ever to pay tribute to an Inuit artist takes on one of the greats—the late, world-renowned Kenojuak Ashevak.
When I found out my baby was going to be female, I was terrified. But an artwork made with teenage girls reminded me how stereotypes fuel this fear.
An award-winning artist who roots his work in Inuit land and traditions is on hunger strike due to concerns about methylmercury poisoning risks.
After 27 years in Canada, a public-art breakthrough: Tanavoli's sculptures are finally installed for all to see. Here, some lessons from a life in art.
From scream pots to must-wait-100-years time capsules to lost-in-Walmart sculptures—on view during London's Frieze Week—Vancouverite Babak Golkar surprises.
The NFB invited artists including Kent Monkman and Caroline Monnet to create films from its archival clips. The results are remarkable—and they’re online.
Toronto artist Michael Snow has had a six-decade career that’s about as influential as they come. Now, he discusses his past, present and future.
A transformed shipping container, organized by activist Jane Doe and poet Lillian Allen, blends art and activism to resist a culture of sexual assault.
When the award-winning American TV series ART21 decided branch out into Canada, it put Vancouver first. Here’s why.
Cheerios, paper towels, bouquets of flowers, leaves, and yes, Kleenex—Kate Jackson only wants to embroider materials whose lives are shorter than her own.
It’s 2016. And for some reason, most public art commissions in Canada are still going to men.
A new petition calls for the Ontario Arts Council to widen the scope of Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects and Aboriginal Curatorial Projects grants.
Knitting circles are nothing new. But knitting a huge circle simultaneously, with some 80 people alongside you, together? That's a North American premiere.
Most Canadian art-worlders know that Geoffrey Farmer is showing in Venice. But what about Mike Bourscheid?
Is one show on Emily Carr, and another on the Group of Seven, enough experience to guide Dulwich's Ian Dejardin as he prepares to lead the McMichael?
The Canadian premiere of the biopic featuring Sally Hawkins as the iconic Nova Scotia folk artist will take place September 12 in Toronto.
Last week, the government of Ontario announced its first-ever culture strategy. It's a big step forward—but there's still a ways to go.
Dayna McLeod speaks about the grand opening of her Uterine Concert Hall, a small but "flexible and expandable" venue that wittily critiques sexism and bias.
In the mid-1980s, Calgary had 18 gay restaurants, bars, baths and cafes. By 2014, there were only three. Artists Kegan McFadden and Mark Clintberg discuss.
Montreal's Marie Chouinard, who has worked on dance's cutting edge for more than 30 years, has been appointed director of dance for the Venice Biennale.
Gesche Joost, a designer and advisor to the EU, chats in Toronto about ways to fight the growing digital divide and create a more inclusive tech future.
What is it like to be a printmaking assistant to a horse? One Calgary artist found out when she staged this warm and witty reframing of cowboy culture.
On June 29, the National Gallery of Canada hosted to the North American Leaders’ Summit. Here's some art that the presidents and PM saw.
Who gets the Heritage Minister’s ear during “a sweeping review of Canada’s cultural policies”? Not, it seems, experts in visual and literary arts.
Traditionally, figuring an artist fee in Canada has not been easy. But that changes this week with the launch of a one-click online fee calculator.
Child care is an accessibility issue for galleries and museums, says Stephanie Nadeau, curator of public engagement at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Libraries have adapted to people’s needs better than a lot of museums have, says Nancy Noble, new director of Atlantic Canada's biggest art museum.
It likely all began with a single brick from Alberta. Now, The Witness Blanket is a huge installation built from 800-plus residential-school artifacts.
Two of Canada’s top artists—Geoffrey Farmer and Duane Linklater—have, perhaps unexpectedly for their fans, snagged a new 3-D printing grant.
Fans of internationally renowned Canadian comics artist Seth will be able to purchase some of his custom-designed fabric starting this month.
There’s discourse about art and motherhood, art and the Anthropocene, motherhood and climate change. In Edmonton this week, these topics finally intersect.
The Casa Susanna photographs once belonged only to a small, private community. Now, they are public art. What are the ethical consequences?
Can Montreal become home to “one of the most influential contemporary art biennials on the planet”? Partners in the Biennale de Montréal hope so.
Acclaimed Canadian artist Moyra Davey published her perennially relevant Mother Reader in 2001. Now, she reveals how motherhood continues to affect her art.
Canadian artist Lizz Aston makes remarkable, often sculptural, works out of delicate materials—namely, papers, dyes and doilies. See how in this video.
Through her recent performances and installations, Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson pays homage to her grandmother, who suffered from PPD—and much worse.
Filmmaker Guy Maddin's latest project mixes his classic black-and-white scenes with GIF-y grabs—and is made to be experienced online.
At the Audain and Viva awards ceremony this evening, top prize went to a man whose video was once called "not art" by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
We live in an adult-centric world, not to mention an adult-centric artworld. So it's worth reflecting on what it means to produce art with children.
It’s a year of change for the award, with a new National Gallery partnership and one international juror being added to the mix.
OCAD University plans to expand campus by 55,000 square feet to increase presence on McCaul and Duncan Streets in Toronto.
Montreal native Blouin—publisher of Art + Auction, Modern Painters, and Blouin Artinfo—has been named in the Panama Papers, the Toronto Star reports.
Sources say the cuts at ArtsNB have implications that stretch well beyond the arts specifically, or New Brunswick in particular.
Fellowships, pulled from an applicant pool of 3,000, are designed to support recipients for six months to one year.
How does the “if you build it, they will come” syndrome persist? When will everyday citizens get their due in the naming-rights game? Questions abound.
In the past few months, cartoonist Eric Dyck has held live drawing sessions in and around the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Here's what he found.
Can Canada’s newest art museum really act as “everyone’s living room”? Chantal Pontbriand, CEO of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto-Canada, certainly hopes so.
Photos seized by the government. Ancient Paleo-Indian tools stored in a barf bag. Stolen paintings. These are just some of the items revealed by #secretsMW.
In 1932, Georgia O'Keeffe made two trips to Canada, praising the landscape in letters home. Some of her canvases made here also prefigure later work.
Number one, says Eliza Chandler of Tangled Art + Disability: recognize that disabled people aren't just audiences—they are artists, too.
Quebec City boasts North America's first museum building by Rem Koolhaas' Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
Frederic Loury, director of Art Souterrain, curates a 7-kilometre-long Montreal exhibition in 13 different non-art spaces. Here, his insights on success.
Iranian-American artist Morehshin Allahyari uses 3-D printers to bring ISIS-destroyed artifacts back to life. Now, she offers them in a Toronto world debut.
Drake is no stranger to the art world—but he's seldom been in official public art. That ends May 1, when Contact launches a @UofTDrizzy poster project.
Camera obscura tech may be ancient, but its sculptural possibilities keep it a favourite of some artists. Giant gold nugget as imaging device? No problem.
Taking the helm of one of North America's largest art museums, Honolulu's Stephan Jost faces challenge of maintaining revenues for the institution.
Paintings by late Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artist Henry Speck are at the Outsider Art Fair in New York this week. But is that the right place for them?
Perfect-belly pics and ideal-nursery fantasies get a reality check in Calgary photographer Dona Schwartz's new book and exhibition On the Nest.
Wafaa Bilal's upcoming project at the Art Gallery of Windsor aims to collect 1,000 books requested by students and teachers in Baghdad.
Lakota artist Dana Claxton reflects on how her newest body of work seeks to rectify the objectification of her people and their cultural belongings.
When will the artworld finally be okay with parents making work about one of their primary life-changing experiences?
One of the first Canadian painters to embrace abstraction died on January 2 in Montreal following a seven-decade career.
Leah Sandals lists her top three art experiences of 2014, focusing on art that resonated personally and offered moments of reflection.
In this interview, Ottawa-born, Glasgow-based Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips talks collaboration, printmaking, social change and Canadian influences.
Following more than a decade of negotiation and litigation, the National Gallery of Canada is close to reaching an agreement with key artist groups on fees.
Edmonton installation by Alberta-raised artist merges traditional Aboriginal craft with a range of quotations influential to her practice.
New Brunswick's Mount Allison University may be small, but it hopes to set a new standard for art-ed facilities with its latest building.
Focused on Calgary, Banff and Canmore for the past 10 years, the festival is now seeking proposals from across Alberta.
Over the past decade, Nuit Blanche-style events have spread from BC to Nova Scotia—what are the pros and cons of this?
Respected BC-born artist known for intimate still-lifes founded $25,000 annual award for emerging Canadian painters.
Maddison, the 2014 winner of CARFAC's National Visual Arts Advocacy Award, talks about pressing issues facing Canadian artists today, and how to help.
Jordan Bennett and Anne Troake have been selected as the artists in Newfoundland and Labrador's official Venice Biennale submission for 2015.
Quebec City artist surprises with her unconventional approach to ceramics, winning public vote with a mechanical porcelain garden.
Award recognizes active youth mentorship and collective program in addition to regular exhibitions at artist-run centre.
Some of Canada's best known pieces of public art have come from one facility: the 36,000-square-foot shop of Calgary's Heavy Industries, which has carved an unusual niche in the field. In this article from our current issue, Leah Sandals finds out more.
Over the past 10 years, Toronto artist Diane Borsato has built an increasingly concrete art career out of remarkably ephemeral works. In this article, Leah Sandals tours Borsato’s solo show at the Art Gallery of York University, feeling for hints of what might come next.
Over the past five years, the ceramic engine sculptures of Saskatchewan artist Clint Neufeld have won increasing recognition. With a Mendel Art Gallery opening this week, and MASS MoCA’s “Oh, Canada” on the horizon, Neufeld talks with Leah Sandals about his military start, farm heritage and more.
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.
This week, a new documentary on Marina Abramović had its Canadian premiere at the Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto. In this interview with Leah Sandals, Abramović talks about the film, fundamental beliefs and future plans.
Toronto artist Shary Boyle is known for taking on ambitious projects. One of her latest endeavours attempts a “preposterous, yet semi-logical, system of ancestry” for a generic Canadian artist. Here, Leah Sandals reports on the new work’s satire and seriousness.
Part 2 of our year-end best-of series offers top picks by our contributing editors and art director, and kicks off with a posting by associate online editor Leah Sandals. For Sandals, art's institutions (and their troubles) are what stood out during 2011.
What's left to say about this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach and its dozens of concurrent fairs and events? Quite a lot, if you’re looking to know the Canadian artists, dealers and presence there. Find out more in Leah Sandals’ report.
Last week, National Gallery of Canada director Marc Mayer gave public talks in Toronto and Winnipeg on an oft-controversial arts topic: taxpayers’ money. Here, in follow-up interview with Leah Sandals, he discusses what he’s like to do with the gallery’s budget in the future.
Though Toronto’s Nuit Blanche is often a jubilant celebration, it's shadowed this year by the threat of municipal arts funding cuts. In this interview, programming manager Julian Sleath talks with Leah Sandals about the context and content of this Saturday’s fest.
A serpentinite motorcycle, a stone-carved guitar and a caribou-antler camera: these are some of sculptures spurring interest in Jamasie Pitseolak, a Cape Dorset artist who, at 42, is opening his first solo exhibition in Vancouver this week.
Is this what too much time on the web will do to a critic? Associate online editor Leah Sandals decides to get physical with her year-end picks, which tend to craft, sculpture and other tactile, three-dimensional realms.
Heather Nicol finds the future on Shaw Street
Though its industrial past was downright gritty, Montreal’s Darling Foundry is, today, a pretty tidy place. On the first floor, two large, pristine galleries host exhibitions. On the third floor, artists and curators lunch in a stylish open kitchen. Even on the second floor, where the artists’ studios are located, the hallways are clean, with nary a blot of paint or a dot of clay in sight.
Whither the “public” in “public art gallery”? Where’s the exhibitionism in exhibition-making? If the broadly understood purpose of art can be summarized by that old E. M. Forster chestnut “only connect,” why then does there seem, at times, to be so much disconnect between art and its audiences?
Though often considered staid, Ottawa is the city where the prime symbolic battles of Canadian visual culture are waged. Accordingly, the just-opened Governor General’s Awards exhibition provides much to debate about.
It’s not uncommon, when visiting the Miami area during March Break, to run into fellow Canadians on the beach. But it is a surprise to run into familiar names like Brian Jungen and Rebecca Belmore at Florida’s major art museum. The context—a strong travelling exhibition called “NeoHooDoo”—makes the encounter extra-fortuitous.
With Obama in the White House, and confidence holding in the Canadian parliament, it’s timely to discuss the intersecting possibilities of community and history. So it was at “We, Ourselves and Us,” a recent symposium on themes of community featuring talks by Simon Critchley, Maria Lind, Nina Möntmann and others.
If there’s anyone who can inject vibrancy into the mundane, grey everyday of Canadian winters, it’s witty sculptor Jennifer Stillwell. Now, with a solo exhibition on in Winnipeg, Stillwell chats about Canadian Tire, brain freezes, her new public art project and more.
At the threshold of the art world: ten standout M.F.A. graduates
The past decade has seen tons of interest in the ways that architecture affects our experience of art. But what about the invisible conceptual architectures—that is, the theories and practices of curating—that affect our experience of art regardless of starchitect-led renos? Leah Sandals reports on a recent Banff Centre conference dedicated to discovering the meaning of curatorial life.
As the Banff Centre celebrates its 75th anniversary, Kitty Scott, its director of Visual Arts, is reaching a different kind of milestone—completion of her first year there. Now, Scott talks about bolstering Banff, protecting the National Gallery, learning in London and more.
Curator Joan Stebbins received the Order of Canada for her 25-year cultivation of Canada’s contemporary art. Now, after stepping down from the Southern Alberta Art Gallery’s top curating job, Stebbins talks about the gallery’s current Marie-Josée Laframboise show, a recent Shary Boyle survey and advice for young curators.
Art professionals offer thoughts about Canada's largest city and art scene
There’s nothing like this year’s headlines to make Futurism feel like a quaint remnant of the past. Enamoured of internal combustion engine–propelled speed and flashy automobiles, it’s a school that’s hard to make a case for during our current moment of global warming and rising gasoline prices.
“Celebration Park,” Pierre Huyghe’s first solo exhibition in Britain, might have worked better if it had switched entrance facades with the Kandinsky exhibition that was showing concurrently at Tate Modern.