Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post four. Through the Body.

Ladybird Theatre, Riding a Roller Coaster Flying into the Future, video still, 2013. Courtesy CONTACT Photography Festival.

Through the Body: Lens-Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists University of Toronto Art Centre, April 29-June 28, 2014   by Magdalyn Asimakis Mid-way through the Contact Photography Festival, the exhibition “Through the Body: Lens-Based works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists” opened at the University of Toronto Art Centre. Though Chinese contemporary art has had […]

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post three. 40 Years of Hip Hop.

Mike Schreiber, Blackstar, Courtesy CONTACT Photography Festival.

Communicating Identity in 40 Years of Hip Hop Photography  Gladstone Hotel, May 2-31, 2014   by Magdalyn Asimakis As a nod to the 40th year since hip hop was founded in New York’s south Bronx, the Gladstone Hotel is showing a selection of iconic photographic portraits of hip hop artists and emcees for the Contact […]

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post two. The Sochi Project.

Rob Hornstra, Mikhail Karabelnikov, Sochi, Russia, 2009, © Rob Hornstra / Flatland Gallery.

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus A Project by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen Contact Gallery May 1-31   by Magdalyn Asimakis Two years after the International Olympic Committee decided that Sochi would host the 2014 Winter Olympics, photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen decided to […]

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog post one. Starting with the Self.


Starting with the Self Identity in Material Self: Performing the Other Within at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art   by Magdalyn Asimakis   Artists: David Favrod, Charles Fréger, Hendrik Kerstens, Namsa Leuba, Meryl McMaster, Dominique Rey, Tomoko Sawada, Mary Sibande On an evening that seemed to be the first of spring in Toronto, the […]

Jordan Schwab’s Equal


Parallels and Matters of Scale in Jordan Schwab’s “Equal” by Tod Emel Entering Jordan Schwab’s Equal, we’re met with a garishly coloured and highly stylized mural, framed by an idiomatic comic book explosion vignette. Depicted here is a cross section of earth, complete with a buried treasure chest, dinosaur skeleton, and a UFO, occupied by […]

Best of “Best of 2013″


By John Shelling It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The days are getting longer,  seasonal runners are back on “resolution hill” near my house trying to burn 11 months of gluttony away and every single arts publication known to the human race has published their “Best of 2013″ list.  In our annual roundup […]



Congratulations to the winner of Optic Nerve 2013 – Brendan George Ko. Outer Body Experience (Shaman) from the series We Soon Be Nigh!, 2012, c-print, 76.2 x 96.5 cm. Brendan Ko is doing his masters in the University of Toronto’s MVS program, He is a former graduate of The Ontario College of Art & Design, […]

LUGO 2013


BlackFlash Magazine presented an artist project by Biliana Velkova and Egan Davis at the Mendel Art Gallery’s art party fundraiser: LUGO Biliana and Egan created photos with guests throughout the night, with some specially made puppets and costumes. The photos appear on Biliana’s Instagram account (@missbiliana). BlackFlash printed small prints for guests to take home […]

Jessica Eaton Nail Art


Jessica Eaton‘s work has inspired this nail art by Bande Des Quatres, a boutique jewelry line concieved by Montreal-native Erin Wahed and hand-crafted by Canadian jeweler Janis Kerman. Bande Des Quatres posted this photo on instagram:  

Best of “Best of 2012″

Evan Solomon shocked

Once again it is the time of year every art media outlet presents their Best of 2012 list. At BlackFlash we love this time so much that we can’t get enough “Best of” lists. So much that we decided to create a list of our favorite “Best of” lists. We hope you enjoy the list. […]

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