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    Geneviève Thauvette

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Geneviève Thauvette   by Sarah Beck I met Geneviève Thauvette in Beirut in 2009. We were there to compete as Canada’s artist representatives in a competition (that mainly involved sports) against other French speaking countries. Context is everything. The fingers of colonial reach stretched clear across the countries represented. The paternal treatment of the participants, […]

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    Soundings

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Soundings: Richard Garet   by Esther Bourdages   As Singapore-based art and technology specialist Yvonne Spielmann states, “sound has been something of a neglected orphan in the larger considerations of 20th century arts[1].” The history of sound as an artistic medium is still young, and for many years developed in the shadow of its visual […]

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    GHOST DANCE

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    “Ghost Dance” and the Crisis of Categorization in Indigenous Art   by Matthew Ryan Smith   “It soon became evident that there was more in the Ghost dance than had been expected… as the dance still exists and is developing new features at every performance.” -James Mooney, 1896 Ghost Dances In 1870, the Northern Paiute […]

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  • All images: Aleesa Cohene, I Told You That Might Happen, 2013, video still, loop. Courtesy the artist.

    Making it Up as We Go Along

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Making It Up As We Go Along: An Interview with Aleesa Cohene   by Amy Fung   Over the course of the past year, Aleesa Cohene’s name was recommended to me by multiple sources as a name to check out, beginning with the multivalent Mike Hoolboom. Originally from Vancouver, but currently living in Toronto, Cohene […]

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    2014 Issue 31.3

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Buy Now! 31.3 (August 2014) Features and highlights: – Manon Blanchette (QC) investigates Marisa Portolese’s (QC) prolific back catalogue. Presented alongside this article is the second installment of our new ArtistFolio feature, showcasing Portolese’s beautiful new series “Belle de Jour II.” – Rhiannon Vogl (ON) interviews Zachari Logan (SK) about his relationship to photography as […]

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Deconstructing What We Know

Emanuel Licha, How do we know what we know?, film still, HDV, 17 min, 2011, courtesy of the artist.

Emanuel Licha’s Real and Imagined Narratives By Bart Gazzola   How do we know what we know? Emanuel Licha breaks a number of “rules” in his single channel video work How do we know what we know? Some of these transgressions are formal, in that the video seems to ramble, with no clear structure. We […]

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The Dice that are Thrown and the Dice that Fall Back

Homo Pilosus (forensic panorama), 2011, ink on photographic inkjet print, 97.8 X 25.4 cm, courtesy of the artist.

A Conversation with Dustin Wilson, Futurologist. David LaRiviere speaks with Dustin Wilson: artist, scientist, futurologist. Dustin Wilson’s Futurology is an ambitious hybrid investigation that draws on the future by way of wormholes and throwing dice. Now, some confusion may arise in the course of what follows   pertaining to the question of where Wilson is an artist […]

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Warblers

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work by Kara Uzelman and Jeffrey Allport, at AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. By John G. Hampton AKA Gallery’s recent summer exhibition, Warblers, debuts the first collaborative installation by Nokomis-based artists and partners Kara Uzelman and Jeffery Allport. Allport, an accomplished sound artist who extracts uncanny acoustic anomalies from familiar places; and Uzelman, an internationally exhibited […]

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Oh, Canada : Amalie Atkins

Amalie Atkins, Three Minute Miracle: Tracking the Wolf, 2008, video, 13 mins., courtesy of the artist.

By Leah Taylor Exhibition curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MASS, USA On a warm weekend in May hundreds of artists, curators and critics descended onto the city of North Adams, Massachusetts to take in an exhibition that caused a flurry of excitement within the Canadian art community. “Oh, Canada” at the Massachusetts […]

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Mar
27

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 […]

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Jan
2

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 […]

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