Editor's Journal

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

By Emmy Lee | Posted on August 1st, 2013

The Serpentine Gallery in London has certainly expanded its programming beyond the confines of their current exhibition space; their annual Architecture program, is the subject of this week’s Elsewhere article. But they are also set to open the doors a new space on September 28, 2013. The Serpentine Sackler, named after Dr Mortimer and Dame … (More →)

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Marutama Ramen

By Emmy Lee | Posted on July 30th, 2013

As I’ve mentioned many times before, Vancouver’s West End is home to many small Asian restaurants of all kinds and my latest discovery is Marutama Ramen on Bidwell street, just north of Robson. I was under the impression that most ramen broths derived their rich, creamy broth from simmering pork for extended periods, but Marutama … (More →)

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North East West at Fritz Hansen

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on July 29th, 2013

Furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen has a great sense of both the importance of design and its place in the annals of design history. The company has recently launched a project space in its flagship store in Milan to exhibit art projects and experimental designs. Currently on display is North East West — an exhibition billed … (More →)

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Rauschenberg Research Project

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on July 15th, 2013

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art may have closed its physical doors to embark on an ambitious expansion, yet the museum continues to activate its collection in innovative ways to reach a broad public. Last week they launched the Rauschenberg Research Project, an online database that both documents and contextualizes the vast number … (More →)

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As It Is @ Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver

By Emmy Lee | Posted on July 15th, 2013

I haven’t made it there yet, but I’m looking forward to checking out the latest show at Wil Aballe Art Projects called As It Is which includes work by an impressive emerging group of artists: Jeremy Hof, Vanessa Maltese, Deirdre McAdams, Sean Mills, Jonathan Syme and Angela Teng. I’m certainly familiar with Hof’s labour … (More →)

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Upcoming Doug Coupland show @ VAG

By Emmy Lee | Posted on July 12th, 2013

I’m working on the upcoming solo survey show of the artwork of celebrated author, artist and designer Douglas Coupland which opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery next May. Many fans who have followed Doug’s books for years will be surprised to know that he actually graduated with a BFA from art school (Emily Carr College … (More →)

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BIG Telus Sky Tower

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on July 11th, 2013

I’ve written a lot about my love for Bjarke Ingels Group and how the Danish architecture firm has re-conceived the built environment and urban planning for the 21st century. I had the pleasure of hearing Bjarke Ingels speak last year when he publicly launched plans for a residential tower in Vancouver, but it seems that … (More →)

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Takashi in Superflat Wonderland

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on July 10th, 2013

Takashi Murakami has proven to be one of the most influential artists of the recent era. Through both his own art practice — in which he seamlessly fuses the worlds of high, popular and commerical cultures — and his series of exhibitions that defined the superflat theory, Murakami has played a major role in bringing … (More →)

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Artspace.com

By Emmy Lee | Posted on July 10th, 2013

I often get asked how one goes about starting an art collection or what works are a sound investment; I tend to just say look and look and look even more and then buy what you like. I recently stumbled upon Artspace.com, a website dedicated to helping seasoned collectors and art neophytes alike learn … (More →)

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Frances Ha

By John McFarland | Posted on July 8th, 2013

I know it is only July but if you are like me, you are already feeling summer blockbuster movie fatigue. Which makes the recent wide release of Toronto Film Festival hit Frances Ha such a pleasant surprise. It is directed by Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) and stars the increasingly in-demand indie film … (More →)

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La Casita, Vancouver

By Emmy Lee | Posted on July 8th, 2013


I’m always on the lookout for Mexican joints which are, on the whole, notoriously sub-par in Vancouver. For some reason, this cuisine which appears so simple is woefully difficult to get just right–perhaps because the dishes are often so plain that there’s nowhere to hide. I’ve was disappointed on my last venture to La Taqueria … (More →)

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Martin Honert @ Vancouver Art Gallery

By Emmy Lee | Posted on July 5th, 2013

The Vancouver Art Gallery just opened a slew of new shows and my favourite of the bunch is a solo exhibition of the work of German artist Martin Honert which occupies half of the VAG’s third floor. I literally gasped when I came up the escalator and encountered Honert’s surreal sculptures which are inspired by … (More →)

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Container Magazine

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on July 4th, 2013

I’ve written quite a bit here about the state of publishing in our current digital obsessed climate and I continue to be surprised and delighted with the number of interesting projects that keep emerging that challenge our conventional understanding of what a book and a magazine can and should be. The latest to catch my … (More →)

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Roy Lichtenstein @ Gagosian Paris

By Emmy Lee | Posted on July 4th, 2013

Earlier this year, I saw Roy Lichtenstein’s massive retrospective at the Tate Modern in London and the show is now on its way to the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Coinciding with this presentation, Gagosian Paris has mounted an exhibition working closely with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation titled Lichtenstein: Expressionism. I have to say while … (More →)

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REM: A Documentary

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on July 3rd, 2013

Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects and thinkers of the late 20th century. His contributions to the built environment — most notably the Seattle Library, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing and the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology — have been profound, and controversial. In addition to his … (More →)

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Kerry James Marshall @ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

By Emmy Lee | Posted on June 28th, 2013

One of my favourite shows the Vancouver Art Gallery has ever presented was on the work of African- American, Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall in 2010 – it made Artforum’s annual roundup of best exhibitions that year, speaking to just how compelling it was. I was struck by the sheer power of Marshall’s work which … (More →)


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