Category Archive: Featured

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do it: the compendium

Posted on May 28th, 2013

do it is the brainchild of Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist who first made the art world sit up and take notice of his curatorial prowess when at the age of twenty-three he mounted a show in his kitchen. Aptly titled The Kitchen Show, it featured the work of heavyweight artists like Christian Boltanski … (More →)

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Sargam House

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Despite an almost overwhelming number of options, there really is a paucity of Indian restaurants serving up tasty and authentic cuisine outside of Vancouver’s suburbs. While establishments offering mediocre palak paneer, daal and aloo gobi are a dime a dozen in the downtown core, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish one from the next and most … (More →)

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Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Pablo Picasso, French Can-Can, 1901, oil on board, Private Collection

On our recent visit to London, the choices were overwhelming – we saw Roy Lichtenstein’s major retrospective at the Tate, the work of one of our all-time favourite painters, Manet, at the Royal Academy, as well as contemporary art – but no exhibition was … (More →)

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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Six teenagers gather together at an arts camp in the Berkshires in 1974, the year that Nixon is ousted from office. There is Ethan Figman, an unattractive yet outgoing boy who dreams of being a cartoonist; Jonah Bay, the handsome son of a famous folk singer; Cathy Kiplinger, an emotional and womanly dancer; Goodman and … (More →)

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Interview with Lukas Peet

Posted on May 14th, 2013

While Vancouver is a recognized centre for contemporary art, its contributions to the world of design are typically less well known and tend to be overshadowed by the visual arts. With Emily Carr University adding a Master’s of Design degree to its curriculum, it seems like the emphasis on art over design is beginning to … (More →)

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Bellwoods Brewery

Posted on May 14th, 2013

As a relatively new transplant to Toronto from the West Coast, one of the things that I miss is beer. I mean real beer, like the I.P.A’s that are almost as easy to find as water in Vancouver from beer capitals like Portland, San Diego, and San Francisco. Going to a LCBO store here can … (More →)

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Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir

Posted on May 14th, 2013

We were skeptical when we received our copy of Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir. Upon opening its back cover, we were greeted with a photograph of its author, Tamara Shopsin, dressed in Converse and baggy, oversized clothes with an impish grin. It seemed improbable that she was over thirty and unlikely she could … (More →)

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Nancy Holt: Selected Photo and Film Works

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Nancy Holt: Selected Photo and Film Works
Installation view, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Photo: Scott Massey

There has been a renewed interest in Land Art of late fuelled by the groundbreaking, and controversial, reappraisal of the movement, Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, held by LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art last year. … (More →)