Category Archive: See

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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Posted on August 13th, 2013

Michael Pollan is not a newcomer to the food writing arena. With critically acclaimed books like In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto and An Omnivore’s Dilemma, he has helped North Americans re-evaluate their relationship with food and nutrition offering profoundly simple advice such as “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” to demystify … (More →)

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Fall Arts Preview

Posted on August 6th, 2013

Several of the shows we’ve recommended this past year are on tour and definitely worth catching as they travel the globe: we caught Roy Lichtenstein’s massive solo survey at the Tate and it’s currently on view at the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s blockbuster look at David Bowie’s cultural significance will be presented … (More →)

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The Cy Twombly Gallery: The Menil Collection, Houston

Posted on August 6th, 2013

We have yet to visit the Menil Collection in Houston but it is very high on our “must do list”. The Menil has an extraordinary reputation as an unparalleled art viewing experience, near religious in it pure veneration of the art object. Believing in the primacy of the artwork itself, visitors will note a distinct … (More →)

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

Posted on July 30th, 2013

Located in the lush environs of Hyde Park, the Serpentine Gallery is one of the world’s more interesting venues for showcasing contemporary art. Since the year 2000, the Serpentine has commissioned a pavilion that is up for 3 months during the summer season. Attracting over 300,000 visitors a year it has become an annual highlight … (More →)

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Hauser & Wirth: 20 Years

Posted on July 30th, 2013

While convention dictates that the art museum is the appropriate context in which to mount important and critical exhibitions that contextualize both contemporary and historical art, over the past few decades commercial galleries have begun to blur the divide between business enterprise and scholarly investigation. In fact, some of the most compelling and ambitious exhibitions … (More →)

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Khan Lee: Hearts and Arrows

Posted on July 16th, 2013

Centre A has left its former cavernous space at the corner of Hastings and Carrall street and relocated to a much smaller and more suitable venue on a burgeoning street in Chinatown. The gallery’s focus remains contemporary Asian art and it is the only public art gallery in the country with this mandate. For the … (More →)

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Building Seagram

Posted on July 16th, 2013

I never would have guessed that the catalyst that set New York’s architectural monument, the Seagram Building, into motion were the candid and outraged ‘NO NO NO NO NO’S’ of a scolding letter from daughter to father in response to a lapse in good taste. In this scenario, the daughter was Phyllis Lambert, the founder … (More →)

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Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater: Modest Livelihood

Posted on July 9th, 2013

Modest Livelihood, currently on view at Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver, is a collaborative exhibition, which marks Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater’s first foray into film. Three short films, Lull, Stalker, and Lean play in the main gallery space providing a backdrop for the exhibition’s centerpiece film, titled Modest Livelihood, from … (More →)


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