Editor's Journal

Updates on what we're enjoying today

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Moonrise Kingdom

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on May 17th, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom opened the 2012 edition of the Cannes Film Festival last night. With one of my favourite directors, Wes Anderson, at the helm, the film promises the subtle, dark humour and random references and plot points that we’ve come to expect from Anderson’s efforts. With Anderson muse Bill Murray in a lead role accompanied … (More →)

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Googa Mooga

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on May 17th, 2012

I wish I was in Brooklyn this weekend to attend the inaugural Googa Mooga festival being held in Prospect Park. Billed as an “amusement park of food and drink,” Googa Mooga is an outdoor celebration of eating and drinking, and with such notable foodies as Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio throwing their weight behind the … (More →)

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Emily Carr Grad Show

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 17th, 2012

The annual Emily Carr degree exhibition features the work of its graduating class and although it’s always a bit jarring to see such wildly varied work in such close quarters, it’s fun to go to peg next year’s rising art stars. The show, rambling over many rooms in their Granville Island facility, features the work … (More →)

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D Dutchmen Dairy Ice Cream

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 16th, 2012

If you ever have reason to be in Sicamous, BC (or more likely you are driving through on your way to or from Banff), stop at its main tourist attraction, D Dutchmen Dairy for some of the best ice cream I have ever tasted. As part of an actual dairy with cows and other critters, … (More →)

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Andreas Gursky at Gagosian Hong Kong

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 15th, 2012

ANDREAS GURSKY Installation at Gagosian Gallery West 21st Street (2011), Photo by Rob McKeever © Artwork Andreas Gursky

Two heavy weights of the art world – Gursky and Gagosian Gallery – have come together to put on what is surprisingly billed as the artist’s first ever exhibition in Asia. An all-time highlight of the Vancouver … (More →)

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Tate Tanks

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on May 15th, 2012

Tate Modern recently announced the launch of a new programming space in three decommissioned concrete oil tanks that sit below the former power station that was adapted by Herzog & de Meuron into the cavernous museum. As part of its ongoing expansion project that will see the addition of ten new floors, Tate Tanks will … (More →)

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Jen Aitken at Trench Contemporary Art

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 13th, 2012

Jen Aitken, Components, installation view at Trench Contemporary Art

Last Saturday was the final day to catch Jen Aitken at Trench and I’m glad I did. Her show, titled Components, includes sculpture and drawing and demonstrates surprising maturity for an artist that is just 2 years out of school, having graduated from Emily … (More →)

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Again and Again and Again at Vancouver Art Gallery

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 13th, 2012

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Laugh, 2000, chromogenic print,
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Alison and Alan Schwartz

I just finished installing Again and Again and Again on the Vancouver Art Gallery’s third floor which includes about 35 artists. It’s mostly a show comprised of works from the VAG’s permanent collection and it’s cool to … (More →)

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Bauhaus: Art as Life at Barbican

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on May 12th, 2012

It’s a shame that we don’t have a permanent venue in Vancouver dedicated to the exhibition of architecture and design. I love big, comprehensive design shows which are unfortunately quite rare in Vancouver with the VAG as the only place that can accomodate these types of exhibitions. I’m really jealous of my friends in London … (More →)