Vancouver-based photographer, videographer and bookmaker Ho Tam is committed to the idea of a picture democracy. In his recent exhibition at Winnipeg’s Platform Centre for Photographic Art, he brought along only a quarter of the 400 images he had taken for a series called “Posers”… Keep Reading
The work of Winnipeg artist Brian Hunter traces a process of ongoing and inventive transformation with the object he is painting, transforming into different subjects. A letterpress box that was used as a display case for trinkets his wife’s grandmother had collected has been changed into a body of paintings that touches on everything from architecture to an engagement with the history of modernist painting. Keep Reading
When Arlene Shechet decided to call her current exhibition of porcelain sculpture at The Frick in New York “No Simple Matter,” she was underlining two things about her attitude towards art-making. “I was using matter as both idea and material. The word is commonly used in both ways and I like that slippage,” Shechet says. “The other thing is our culture views porcelain as a simplistic, frilly material and I wanted to have the show address the fact that it is much deeper and more complex than that.” Keep Reading
“Reporting from the Front” is the name picked by curator Alejandro Aravena for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Among the exhibits in the central pavilion is The Evidence Room, developed by Robert Jan van Pelt, Donald McKay, Anne Bordeleau, Sascha Hastings and a team of students from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. The Evidence Room, which has an accompanying book, will be on exhibition in Venice from the 28th of May to the 27th of November. Keep Reading
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