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

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

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    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 […]

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  • Mike Schreiber, Blackstar, Courtesy CONTACT Photography Festival.

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

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    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 […]

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

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

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    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 […]

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

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    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 […]

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    Issue 31.1 and Issue 31.2

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    BlackFlash Magazine is very proud to announce the release of our first two issues in 2014. Issue 31.1 (March 2014) Features and highlights: A review of Erin Shirreff’s (BC/NY) Pictures exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, presented alongside a specially commissioned Artist portfolio assembled exclusively for BlackFlash. Erin Shirreff was recently awarded the […]

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Fiona Annis and The Wound Incarnate

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By Matthew Hall The most enveloped and consequential threat to the ontological is the fear that death dominates the primacy of life. Spatial and emotive trajectories exist in flux, a patternment discernible to desire, a lived topography of the apprehension of life, as leaving itself bared out and open to a minute but enveloping ritual. […]

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34 Transmissions: Charles Stankievech and the North

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By Scott Rogers This text introduces the work of Canadian artist Charles Stankievech with a focus on his projects in the Arctic. Composed as a field of aphoristic fragments the text is intended to illustrate Charles’ own writing and my reflections and responses to his work. Organized in 34 points, the text refers both to […]

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Robert Hengeveld

Robert Hengeveld

By John G. Hampton Upon entering Robert Hengeveld’s installation, “Natural Revision” at Mercer Union, the space might be quiet, or it might be alive with the sounds of nature. The entrance is a narrow hallway of scaffolding and armatures backed with cardboard and lined with Rube Goldbergian inventions. Steam rises from a makeshift smoke machine, […]

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Message Pictures: Adventures in Reading Images, Part One

Erika DeFreitas, A Teleplasmic Study with Doilies — Angie #3 (A selection), 2010-2011, archival digital print, 61 x 79 cm each photograph, courtesy of the artist.

The following is the first in a series of three texts that focus on the pleasures and frustrations, the rewards and dangers, of reading images and imagining readings. Part Two | Part Three By Michael Davidge I’ve always loved reading. Okay, so maybe I didn’t come out of the womb holding a New Yorker magazine, […]

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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: instagram.com/bandedesquatres  

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Best of “Best of 2012″

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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