Articles by Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin

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Open Enrollment | Through The Looking Glass

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Open Enrollment | Through The Looking Glass

It is difficult to believe that only a year ago, I was beginning my MA in Art History at The Courtauld. In 2010, to inaugurate my beginnings on the British …

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Open Enrollment | Nine Months Later, a Master’s Degree

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Open Enrollment | Nine Months Later, a Master’s Degree

Last Friday, my invitation to graduation arrived in the mail. It seemed rather premature as I am but a fraction of the way through researching and writing my final dissertation, …

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Open Enrollment | On the Precipice of Reality: This and That

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Open Enrollment | On the Precipice of Reality: This and That

For this month’s post, I’ve mulled and pondered, thought and reflected, yet I could not come up with any sort of brilliant topic for my penultimate post. So I thought …

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Open Enrollment | To Pick a Topic

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Open Enrollment | To Pick a Topic

With the taught portion of my Courtauld MA degree in Art History concluded (the final exam completed last week), it’s now time to start thinking of dissertation topics and plunge …

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Open Enrollment: The What? Ah Yes, The Courtauld.

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Open Enrollment: The What? Ah Yes, The Courtauld.

Whenever I tell someone I am studying for my Master’s at The Courtauld, I get one of two reactions. “The what?” is the first, spoken by those who aren’t in …

Geneviève Cadieux, "La voie lactée," billboard-sized image, 1991. Image perched on top of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Photo courtesy of M. Beaulne.

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You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Last August, Travel+Leisure ran the article Magnificent Montreal, in which Adam Sachs attempted to sum up Montreal, saying …

What You Give is What You Get: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

What You Give is What You Get: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Mexican-born electronics artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer creates installations that could not exist without the participation of the public. His …

Vida Simon, "Cantastoria: a drawn opera," , performance-installation, 2010. Courtesy of Eman Haram (photographer).

Embodiment and Process: Vida Simon

Embodiment and Process: Vida Simon

Vida Simon enters her work. The Montreal-based artist creates gentle, introspective drawing installation/performances where we witness her artistic process live and in progress. She literally embodies her own art, working …

The Medium is Not the Message: Adad Hannah

The Medium is Not the Message: Adad Hannah

Raft of the Medusa (100 Mile House) #2 from Adad Hannah on Vimeo. Adad Hannah’s videos are moving pieces of work. And they move, just barely. What started as a …

The Kokoromi Collective, "GAMMA3D," documenting photo, 2010. Courtesy of Simon Law (photographer).

Game (as) Art: The Kokoromi Collective

Game (as) Art: The Kokoromi Collective

Trying to explain GAMMA is kind of like trying to describe Burning Man. The members of Kokoromi Collective best described their annual showcase for game creation and art as a …

Jenny Schade, "Stryving," oil on canvas, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.

Oil on Canvas: Jenny Schade

Oil on Canvas: Jenny Schade

Jenny Schade thinks she was born in the wrong century. The 25-year-old Montreal-born artist has devoted herself fully to painting — pure oil-on-canvas painting. Her large works depict abstract landscapes …

Yves Médam, "L'indécis," photo collage, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.

One Hour Photo: Yves Médam

One Hour Photo: Yves Médam

A former commercial photographer, Yves Médam has only recently made the shift to fine art in the last 3 years. The French-born artist constructs large format photographic re-inventions of reality, …

Paul Warne, "Breaking The Ice," telepresence interface, 2010. Courtesy of John Desjarlais (photographer).

Augmenting Reality: Paul Warne

Augmenting Reality: Paul Warne

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Paul Warne doesn’t consider himself so much an artist as a designer. While trained in animation and film …

Shelley Miller, "Cargo," sugar mural, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.

How Sweet It Is: Shelley Miller

How Sweet It Is: Shelley Miller

Shelley Miller creates exquisite, intricate artworks out of sugar. In 2009, her mural installation, Cargo, won the People’s Choice award at Montreal’s Mois de la Photo (Montreal’s biennale for contemporary …