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Jeff Wall @ White Cube, London

Posted on December 20th, 2011

As Vancouverites, we unfortunately don’t have many opportunities to see exhibitions of Jeff Wall’s work. Although the artist lives and works in the city, and the Vancouver Art Gallery has significant holdings of his work, it is rare to see more than a couple of his photographs on view at any given time. The likelihood … (More →)

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David Hockney @ ROM, Toronto

Posted on December 13th, 2011

David Hockney is not the first artist to create works using an iPad, but he is perhaps the most surprising. Hockney, at age 74, is one of the elder statesmen of the British art scene with a prolific career that began as a Pop Art pioneer in the 1960s. Never one to shy away from … (More →)

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Dieter Rams @ SFMOMA, San Francisco

Posted on December 6th, 2011

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is your last chance to see Less and More: the Design Ethos of Dieter Rams before the show ends its world tour which began in 2008 in Japan, making stops in London and Frankfurt before landing on the West Coast. German-born industrial designer Dieter Rams is a rock … (More →)

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Gerhard Richter: Panorama @ Tate, London

Posted on November 29th, 2011

When we first booked our trip to London, the Gerhard Richter retrospective at Tate Modern was at the top of our “must-see” list. Having recently encountered a few incredible examples of his work at the Art Institute in Chicago, we were more than eager to see an entire exhibition devoted to the multifaceted and almost … (More →)

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The Library, Chicago

Posted on November 22nd, 2011

Anthony Bourdain, a man of many loud opinions, asserted on one episode of No Reservations, that there are only two real cities in the United States – New York and Chicago. We have to agree. Recently, in search of skyscrapers, culture and crowds, we ventured to the Manhattan of the Midwest and stayed at … (More →)

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Kurt Schwitters @ BAM, Berkeley

Posted on November 15th, 2011

Berkeley has always been, for us, synonymous with just one thing: Chez Panisse. We’ve eagerly made the pilgrimage across the Bay Bridge every time we are in San Francisco to dine there. This time, we decided to check out the Berkeley Art Museum to see “Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage” – and it turned out … (More →)