• 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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  • Leuba

    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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  • IssueCovers

    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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The collapse and extension of time in the photographs of Elaine Stocki


By Wayne Baerwaldt The Yale-educated and Winnipeg-based photographer, Elaine Stocki has produced captivating photographs over the last three years, remarkable for their ability to beguile viewers in their simultaneous rendering of time present and time past. She’s inscribed her photographs with a sense of anticipatory, hallucinatory change; not an easy achievement. Although photography is the […]

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Resistance Is [Not] Futile: An audio interview with Jeff Thomas


The following interview took place the week of June 22, 2011 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan at the CFCR studio during the program the A-word hosted by Bart Gazzola. Ottawa artist Jeff Thomas phoned in to talk about his work and his exhibition “Resistance Is [Not] Futile” which took place at PAVED Arts from June 10th – July […]

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Any Sharp Knife Will Do, Lee Henderson & Seema Goel, Dunlop Gallery, 2011


  By John G. Hampton Maybe it’s the dark walls and harsh spotlighting, or maybe its the moody high contrast black and white photographs, or maybe it’s the taxidermy of household animals—both pets and pests—whatever it is, the Dunlop Gallery’s most recent exhibition “Any Sharp Knife Will Do” is just creepy. The show features two […]

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Watch a brief history of John Baldessari

Narrated by Tom Waits. It’s fast, fun, and informative. Created by the guys that made Catfish.


Aram Bartholl’s projects

Through PBS’s online program Off Book, I recently discovered Aram Bartholl‘s work on the F.A.T. Lab website. The Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab describes themselves at “an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media.” Bartholl’s work uses a special mix of humour and tech savy […]

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