Tag Archive: exhibitions


Ellen Gallagher: AxME

Posted on June 5th, 2013

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004-5
60 works on paper, etching, screenprint, lithograph with plasticine, velvet, toy eyeballs and coconut oil
© Ellen Gallagher

The Tate Modern in London is one of those rare institutions that consistently puts on excellent mid-career survey and retrospective exhibitions. With the power to secure loans from the most important public … (More →)


Archeology of the Digital

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Shoei Yoh Hamura, Odawara Municipal Sports Complex, 1991, digital rendering. © Shoei Yoh Hamura

When I lived in Montreal, one of my favourite exhibition venues was the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Founded in in 1979, the CCA hosts temporary exhibitions that examine the social and cultural contributions of design and the built environment as well … (More →)


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 →)


Nancy Holt: Selected Photo and Film Works

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Nancy Holt: Selected Photo and Film Works
Installation view, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Photo: Scott Massey

There has been a renewed interest in Land Art of late fuelled by the groundbreaking, and controversial, reappraisal of the movement, Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, held by LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art last year. … (More →)


Steven Parrino

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Installation view of Steven Parrino
Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

“My paintings are not formalist nor narrative. My paintings are realist and connected to real life. The social field in brief: action” – Steven Parrino

There are certain similarities between Gagosian exhibiting the work of American artist Steven Parrino and Saint Laurent selling … (More →)


Claes Oldenburg: The Street and the Store

Posted on May 6th, 2013

Jason Mandella/The Museum of Modern Art via Bloomberg

One of the 20th century’s most well known artists, Claes Oldenburg has had countless exhibitions and retrospectives recounting his prolific career. Whenever a museum launches an exhibition devoted to an artist whose work has inspired extensive scholarly investigation it’s always challenging to present something new — an … (More →)


Shigeru Ban Retrospective

Posted on May 2nd, 2013

Shigeru Ban is one of those rare architects who through his conceptual and built projects seemingly redefines the role and identity of the profession. His investigation into the materiality of paper, particularly its use in the construction of temporary housing for disaster victims, has been revolutionary and inspiring while his more commercial work fuses Eastern … (More →)


Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life

Posted on April 30th, 2013

Unusual and unique, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life is visual culture at its best. The exhibition, currently on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is a visual smorgasbord of architecture, pop culture and design woven together through the social fabric of the hotel. Grand Hotel, curated by Jennifer M. Volland, Bruce Grenville and Stephanie … (More →)

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