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

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  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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Apr
22

Watch a short history of the animated Gif

This video produced for PBS’s online series Off Book is very interesting but doesn’t get to the bottom of the age old question: Is it pronounced [G-if] or [J-if]?   Also this Gif mashup they created is pretty cool too:

Mar
17

See Keith Haring’s journals one page at a time

Keith Haring’s journals have been scanned by The Keith Haring Foundation. They are posting one page per day for the duration of his exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The above page shows a cipher chart created by Haring in from what appears to be a 1971 journal when Haring was 13 years old. Check out […]

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