Tag Archives: Canada

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Vancouver: An Interview with Pamela Mason Wagner

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Season 8’s Vancouver: An Interview with Pamela Mason Wagner

In this interview with Pamela Mason Wagner, the director of the “Vancouver” hour shares what it was like to film contemporary artists for Season 8 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

Poet and curator Colin Browne uncovers the art historical significance of painters Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen, and the time they spent together in British Columbia in the 1930s and 40s.

Excerpt from “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”

Excerpt from “The Eyelash and the Monochrome”

Vancouver artist Tiziana La Melia shares an excerpt of poetry from her new book, “The Eyelash and the Monochrome,” exploring the complexities of language in the digital age.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Vancouver

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Vancouver

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as the ART21 production crew films Brian Jungen and Liz Magor in Vancouver.

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

This Week in Art: 4.11-4.17

A look at this week’s art news, including broken attendance records in Australia and a new children’s book celebrating the life of Louise Bourgeois.

Flight Paths

Flight Paths

I know of artists who fly aloft and land like a glance, perpetually abreast of something—patterned renewal. I know of artists; I have sat nearby as they cock their collared …

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21’s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

Nicole Caruth on Lisa Myers’ and Autumn Chacon’s sound and video show “Noise Cooking,” now on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Year Four Art21 Educators: Don Ball and Tricia Fitzpatrick

Year Four Art21 Educators: Don Ball and Tricia Fitzpatrick

In the second installment of Art21 Educators introductions, we bring you Tricia Fitzpatrick and Don Ball, our first participants from Canada!

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Roboti Art, “Cinétose” by Projet EVA

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Roboti Art, “Cinétose” by Projet EVA

There I was, lying on my back, the sharp bang of shots coming closer and louder. I stood up and I could feel air pressure from the vibrations of the …

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | RealTime UnReal

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | RealTime UnReal

It’s late summer in Montreal, and many of the major museums and even smaller art galleries are doing what they often do during the summer months: exhibit works from their …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Healthy Mind/Healthy Body? Berlinde De Bruyckere at Montreal’s DHC

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada | Healthy Mind/Healthy Body? Berlinde De Bruyckere at Montreal’s DHC

Before the analysis comes rushing in like an insuppressible wave, I am struck with the straight-up “thingness” of Flemish artist, Berlinde De Bruyckere’s corporeal sculptures at gallery DHC in Montreal. …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Kate Hartman Talks to Herself … and the Art21 Blog

One recurring conversation in art school is the difference between art and design. Nowadays technology has also been thrown into the fray. Artist and educator Kate Hartman has the pleasure …

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Surrey Art Gallery’s “Dwellings”

As part of the exhibition Dwellings at the Surrey Art Gallery, Sitely Premises is a group show of works by artists who have examined the exterior of Lower Mainland residential …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Juozas Cernius

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Juozas Cernius

Juozas Cernius is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. He has received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004) and his BFA from Concordia …

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | An Interview with Tyson Parks

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | An Interview with Tyson Parks

The first really noticeable thing about new media artist Tyson Parks’s digital paintings is their fostering of tension between organic and synthetic elements. Images of readymades provide the tip of …

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Two Tales From One City

Calling from Canada

Calling from Canada | Two Tales From One City

I recently made the trip from Montréal to Toronto – clocking in over six hours of driving on the dismal 401 Highway in my packed rental car. In the backseat …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Ken Lum 30 Year Retrospective at Vancouver Art Gallery

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Ken Lum 30 Year Retrospective at Vancouver Art Gallery

Ever watch a three month old baby stare into a mirror for the first time? Its face is an expression of pure awe and confusion. What is the thing in …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Scott Yoell’s “Tsunami”

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Scott Yoell’s “Tsunami”

When I interview an artist for radio format, I go in hoping for interesting and honest statements about his/her work and ideas, because I know that in the editing suite, …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Virtual Reality Bites

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Virtual Reality Bites

“Maybe the Internet is for me what Paris in the 20s was for Joyce, Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein or New York in 50s was for Jasper Johns and Rauschenberg.” — …

Voz Alta

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

As a research artist and digital media Ph.D student, I am constantly challenged to reflect critically upon the nature of the various forms which are emerging in contemporary artistic practices.  …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Research and Its Ambiguities

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Research and Its Ambiguities

For a few months now, my thesis project has hit a standstill. Unfortunately what I realized is that the stagnation of not working on it has started to corrode my …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Musée des Beaux-Arts Goes Loco for Local

In 1913, Marcel Duchamp created a ruckus with an assembled inverted bicycle wheel mounted on a stool. The provocateur stirred controversy soon after with more found objects, most famously a …

Open Enrollment

What is Research and Creation?

Open Enrollment

What is Research and Creation?

My eyes are droopy and I’m over-caffeinated. This writing marathon is killing me and wrangling my brain.  To make matters worse, I haven’t left my house in a few days, …

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Kerry James Marshall at VAG

Calling from Canada

Calling From Canada: Kerry James Marshall at VAG

When I visit an exhibition for the first time, my attention is foremost on the work and how it has been curated. Soon after, I come to think about its …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Life After MFA…The PhD Option?

Open Enrollment

Life After MFA…The PhD Option?

After reading my fellow blogger Oliver Wunsch’s interview with George Smith, the founder of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts (IDSVA), I began thinking about a PhD in …

MontreART

MontreART

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERbtF71JK9o] Last August, Travel+Leisure ran the article Magnificent Montreal, in which Adam Sachs attempted to sum up Montreal, saying “it’s a college town, a dump, a city of art, placid …

What You Give is What You Get: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

What You Give is What You Get: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w9yeGIqcLg] Mexican-born electronics artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer creates installations that could not exist without the participation of the public. His art, fueled by human energy, ranges from one-room displays to city-square-scale …

Embodiment and Process: Vida Simon

Embodiment and Process: Vida Simon

Vida Simon enters her work. The Montreal-based artist creates gentle, introspective drawing installation/performances where we witness her artistic process live and in progress. She literally embodies her own art, working …

The Medium is Not the Message: Adad Hannah

The Medium is Not the Message: Adad Hannah

Raft of the Medusa (100 Mile House) #2 from Adad Hannah on Vimeo. Adad Hannah’s videos are moving pieces of work. And they move, just barely. What started as a …

Game (as) Art: The Kokoromi Collective

Game (as) Art: The Kokoromi Collective

Trying to explain GAMMA is kind of like trying to describe Burning Man. The members of Kokoromi Collective best described their annual showcase for game creation and art as a …

Oil on Canvas: Jenny Schade

Oil on Canvas: Jenny Schade

Jenny Schade thinks she was born in the wrong century. The 25-year-old Montreal-born artist has devoted herself fully to painting — pure oil-on-canvas painting. Her large works depict abstract landscapes …

One Hour Photo: Yves Médam

One Hour Photo: Yves Médam

A former commercial photographer, Yves Médam has only recently made the shift to fine art in the last 3 years. The French-born artist constructs large format photographic re-inventions of reality, …

Augmenting Reality: Paul Warne

Augmenting Reality: Paul Warne

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C50_R3cDlY] Paul Warne doesn’t consider himself so much an artist as a designer. While trained in animation and film at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Warne found himself immersed in …

How Sweet It Is: Shelley Miller

How Sweet It Is: Shelley Miller

Shelley Miller creates exquisite, intricate artworks out of sugar. In 2009, her mural installation, Cargo, won the People’s Choice award at Montreal’s Mois de la Photo (Montreal’s biennale for contemporary …

Open Enrollment

Life After MFA…What Next?

Open Enrollment

Life After MFA…What Next?

As summer wraps up, I’m slowly packing my bags and getting ready to move from the sunny coast of Marseille back to beautiful Montreal, where I will have to prepare …