Category Archive: See

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Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews

Posted on June 18th, 2013

We just got our hands on the slim book Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews and we’re so glad we did. In 1964, writer Calvin Tomkins interviewed Marcel Duchamp in his apartment in New York; this book, based on those five-and-a-half hours of taped dialogues with the artist, is the first time their conversations have been … (More →)

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Shell Game: Marina Roy & Natasha McHardy

Posted on June 11th, 2013

Installation view of Shell Game at Wil Aballe Art Projects
Photo: Dennis Ha

Wil Aballe Art Projects opened in January of this year and this young gallerist is already impressing us with his thoughtful programming, covetable editions (the Aurel Schmidt print he launched has already sold out), and sheer enthusiasm. Aballe’s gallery is also his … (More →)

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The Future Generation Art Prize

Posted on June 11th, 2013

The Future Generation Art Prize was launched in 2009 and is the first global art prize to discover, recognize and give long term support to an emerging cohort of artists. Produced by the PinchukArtCentre which is supported by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, if I had to pick just one thing to see in Venice this … (More →)

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Posted on June 11th, 2013

Selecting appropriate summer reading material is always a tricky endeavour. While we desire something engrossing – and somewhat undemanding – to entertain us at the beach or pool, we also don’t want to waste our time reading poorly written smut or predictable mysteries. It’s that elusive balance between readability and weightiness that makes a novel … (More →)

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10 Architectural Finds in Vancouver

Posted on May 28th, 2013

Vancouver
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After a few years of architecture school and creative practice on the other side of the country, Vancouver feels like a whole new city to me, despite having grown up here. Whenever there is time to spare, there are new buildings to visit and old favorites to explore further. … (More →)

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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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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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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 →)