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Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21’s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

Lisa Meyers and Autumn Chacon's "Noise Cooking" at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

Nicole Caruth on Lisa Myers’ and Autumn Chacon’s sound and video show “Noise Cooking,” now on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Year Four Art21 Educators: Don Ball and Tricia Fitzpatrick

Year Four Art21 Educators: Don Ball and Tricia Fitzpatrick

In the second installment of Art21 Educators introductions, we bring you Tricia Fitzpatrick and Don Ball, our first participants from Canada!

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Calling from Canada

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

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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Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

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Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

One recurring conversation in art school is the difference between art and design. Nowadays technology has also been thrown into the fray. Artist and educator Kate Hartman has the pleasure …

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Calling from Canada

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 …

Juozas Cernius, Ethiopia, February 2011.  Photo credit: Anita Vizsy

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Inside the Artist’s Studio | Juozas Cernius

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Juozas Cernius

Juozas Cernius is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. He has received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004) and his BFA from Concordia …

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Calling from Canada

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

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

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

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

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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The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

As a research artist and digital media Ph.D student, I am constantly challenged to reflect critically upon the nature of the various forms which are emerging in contemporary artistic practices.  …

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Open Enrollment: Research and Its Ambiguities

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Open Enrollment: Research and Its Ambiguities

For a few months now, my thesis project has hit a standstill. Unfortunately what I realized is that the stagnation of not working on it has started to corrode my …

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Calling from Canada

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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What is Research and Creation?

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What is Research and Creation?

My eyes are droopy and I’m over-caffeinated. This writing marathon is killing me and wrangling my brain.  To make matters worse, I haven’t left my house in a few days, …

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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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Life After MFA…The PhD Option?

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Life After MFA…The PhD Option?

After reading my fellow blogger Oliver Wunsch’s interview with George Smith, the founder of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts (IDSVA), I began thinking about a PhD 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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MontreART

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 …

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Life After MFA…What Next?

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Life After MFA…What Next?

As summer wraps up, I’m slowly packing my bags and getting ready to move from the sunny coast of Marseille back to beautiful Montreal, where I will have to prepare …

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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 …

Ryan Trecartin, "Any Ever," 2010, installation view. Photo by Steve Payne, courtesy of The Power Plant.

Flash Points

Seeing and Time: Video Art as Experience

Flash Points

Seeing and Time: Video Art as Experience

It is neither a secret nor a surprise to know that, regardless of broad worldly appeal, the average Louvre visitor views the Mona Lisa for a scarce fifteen seconds before …

Louise Bourgeois, "Crouching Spider", 2003. Steel, 106 1/2 x 329 x 24 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, Hauser & Wirth, and Galerie Karsten Greve. Photo: Christopher Burke. via Art Daily.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A tribute to a great artist, a series of German faces, a big film of tiny things, some drawing restraint, and a bunch more in this week’s roundup: The Emilio …

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On Exchange from Canada to France: Reflecting on Change and Difference

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On Exchange from Canada to France: Reflecting on Change and Difference

At one point, I thought that I had an understanding of what my personal practice consisted of, but it wasn’t until the end of my MFA residency that I really …

Mark Bradford, "Scorched Earth", 2006. Billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, carbon paper, acrylic paint, bleach, and additional mixed media on canvas, 94 1/2 x 118 in. Collection of Dennis and Debra Scholl Photo: Bruce M. White. Courtesy Wexner Center for the Arts.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup you’ll read about 800 prints in Los Angeles, 100 acres of art in Indianapolis, 12 Polaroids near the Hudson, a 10-year survey in Ohio, two portrait busts …

Cao Fei, "Whose Utopia", 2006. Color video, with sound, 22 min. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the International Director’s Council and Executive Committee Members: Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Christina Baker, Edythe Broad, Janna Bullock, Rita Rovelli Caltagirone, Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Harry David, Caryl Englander, Shirley Fiterman, Laurence Graff, Nicki Harris, Dakis Joannou, Rachel Lehmann, Linda Macklowe, Peter Norton, Tonino Perna, Inga Rubenstein, Simonetta Seragnoli, Cathie Shriro, Ginny Williams, and Elliot Wolk, and Sustaining Members: Linda Fischbach, Beatrice Habermann, and Cargill and Donna MacMillan 2007.130.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In today’s roundup, you’ll read about rabbits and cracked eggs, love in the Ole South, community art making in the Twin Cities, an amusement park in Paris, a family of …