Sky Goodden, writer and founding editor of Momus, picks her favourite work from the Canadian Art Foundation's upcoming auction.
In Ottawa, it’s usually political performance that’s the focus of the day. But as Sky Goodden writes of her recent trip to the capital, the city’s artist-run centres have also been hosting some excellent events on performance art and its documentation.
Toronto was atwitter last week with the arrival of famed artist Julian Schnabel, who was installing his show “Art and Film” at the AGO. Sky Goodden reports from Schnabel’s press meeting, and wonders about this mighty figure’s seeming return to modesty.
Teri Donovan’s recent Hamilton show featured many haunting subjects—shadowless women at ghostly socials, young girls suspended in horizonless grounds and more. Sky Goodden reviews, finding a compelling mix of energy and ennui.
A big summer exhibition of Toronto artists centres on experiences of the built environment. Yet as Sky Goodden writes, the show deals as much with absence and illusion as it does with the physical and the concrete.
When humans, animals and the natural world meet, the outcome can be unpredictable. The Power Plant’s current exhibition, “Adaptation: Between Species,” charts the effects of these interspecies relationships with a survey of works by 22 international artists. As Sky Goodden notes, the results range from the intense to the introspective.