Articles by Raji Sohal

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Calling from Canada | The Audain Collection at Vancouver Art Gallery

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | The Audain Collection at Vancouver Art Gallery

An exhibition of works from Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa’s private collection highlights rarely-seen treasures of British Columbian art.

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Calling From Canada | Roboti Art, “Cinétose” by Projet EVA

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Roboti Art, “Cinétose” by Projet EVA

There I was, lying on my back, the sharp bang of shots coming closer and louder. I stood up and I could feel air pressure from the vibrations of the …

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Calling From Canada | Haute Culture: General Idea Retrospective at AGO

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Haute Culture: General Idea Retrospective at AGO

Hundreds of giant, silver, cloud-like, helium-filled Mylar balloons reading “Magic Bullet” float in a white room in the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto. Magic is right. The shiny, …

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Calling from Canada | RealTime UnReal

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | RealTime UnReal

It’s late summer in Montreal, and many of the major museums and even smaller art galleries are doing what they often do during the summer months: exhibit works from their …

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Calling From Canada | Healthy Mind/Healthy Body? Berlinde De Bruyckere at Montreal’s DHC

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Healthy Mind/Healthy Body? Berlinde De Bruyckere at Montreal’s DHC

Before the analysis comes rushing in like an insuppressible wave, I am struck with the straight-up “thingness” of Flemish artist, Berlinde De Bruyckere’s corporeal sculptures at gallery DHC in Montreal. …

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Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

As part of the exhibition Dwellings at the Surrey Art Gallery, Sitely Premises is a group show of works by artists who have examined the exterior of Lower Mainland residential …

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Calling from Canada | An Interview with Tyson Parks

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | An Interview with Tyson Parks

The first really noticeable thing about new media artist Tyson Parks’s digital paintings is their fostering of tension between organic and synthetic elements. Images of readymades provide the tip of …

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Calling from Canada | Two Tales From One City

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Two Tales From One City

I recently made the trip from Montréal to Toronto – clocking in over six hours of driving on the dismal 401 Highway in my packed rental car. In the backseat …

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Calling From Canada: Ken Lum 30 Year Retrospective at Vancouver Art Gallery

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Ken Lum 30 Year Retrospective at Vancouver Art Gallery

Ever watch a three month old baby stare into a mirror for the first time? Its face is an expression of pure awe and confusion. What is the thing in …

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Calling From Canada: Scott Yoell’s “Tsunami”

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Scott Yoell’s “Tsunami”

When I interview an artist for radio format, I go in hoping for interesting and honest statements about his/her work and ideas, because I know that in the editing suite, …

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Calling From Canada: Virtual Reality Bites

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Virtual Reality Bites

“Maybe the Internet is for me what Paris in the 20s was for Joyce, Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein or New York in 50s was for Jasper Johns and Rauschenberg.” — …

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Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

In 1913, Marcel Duchamp created a ruckus with an assembled inverted bicycle wheel mounted on a stool. The provocateur stirred controversy soon after with more found objects, most famously a …

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Calling From Canada: Kerry James Marshall at VAG

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Kerry James Marshall at VAG

When I visit an exhibition for the first time, my attention is foremost on the work and how it has been curated. Soon after, I come to think about its …

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Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Runa Islam at Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Runa Islam at Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal

The Great White North, as Canada is affectionately known, could be called something altogether different in the heated summer months. Try “Huge Hot Land” or “Expansive Land Mass Connected by …