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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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    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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    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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A guide to Canadian copyright for the artist: get copy right


By Marcus Miller Last January, Wikipedia’s 24-hour blackout shed some light on the struggle for the freedom to copy and its cast of characters. (On January 18 Wikipedia shut down it’s English-language website for 24 hours to protest two bills before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate: the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” SOPA and […]

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Emanuel Licha’s Striking a Pose


Emanuel Licha’s, Striking a Pose PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK January 20 – February 25, 2012 By Bart Gazzola   I was reading the Globe and Mail when I encountered a photograph that made me stop. It held me rapt for a few minutes. The image was of a victim (or criminal) pushed up in a […]

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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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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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