It gave me no end of pleasure, a frisson of pleasure, to have come, many years ago, upon the fact that my grandfather, born on July 15, 1892, shared a birth day with Walter Benjamin.
Final Portrait, Written and Directed by Stanley Tucci
In Paris in 1964 the Swiss-Italian artist Alberto Giacometti asked James Lord, his friend and an American art critic, to sit for a portrait. It would require only a single sitting lasting two or three hours and then Lord could go back to America as he had planned. A fortnight later, and after 18 unpredictable sessions
An Interview with Meryl McMaster
Meryl McMaster knows what’s in a name. The names she has picked for three of her main bodies of work— “Ancestral,” “In-Between Worlds” and “Wanderings”—all articulate a relation to her past and present identity as it emerges from a self-described “dual heritage.”
Image and Object in the Art of Erin Shirreff
It’s my sense that engaging with Erin Shirreff’s work involves an act of faith. Her proposition that time is the elemental dimension in the embodiment of her works, that is, in bringing them into being, is one with which we agree if we commit to her work.
MAWA (the letters stand for “mentoring artists for women’s art”) is in its 34th year of operation and on June 1, 2018, will launch the “National Billboard Exhibition Project,” a two-month public celebration of the art of Indigenous women that will be visible across the country.
For this period, detachment is the state of things. Easier, safer, recommended. No noisy, unmanageable, untidy passions. No individual cluttered urgencies with ends and tags askew. Each her own island country, complete and selfsufficient, an isolationist policy in place for all.
An Interview with Kelly Mark
Kelly Mark works hard as the self-employed worker Kelly Mark. For over two decades the Toronto-based artist has been making videos, drawings, sculptures, text pieces and performances that have earned her a reputation as one of Canada’s most important conceptual artists.
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