photography

How to visit Montreal’s museums for free

I guess Canadian museums still haven’t clued into the fact that universal free entry to museums is great way attract museumgoers. In Montreal, entry to the Museum of Fine Arts costs $15.00; in Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery charges $17.50;

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How to visit Montreal’s museums for free

I guess Canadian museums still haven’t clued into the fact that universal free entry to museums is great way attract museumgoers. In Montreal, entry to the Museum of Fine Arts costs $15.00; in Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery charges $17.50;

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This is a film about John Baldessari

I have to share this short video about John Baldessari, narrated by Tom Waits. It is made by filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, aka Supermarché. And, inside this film, it has everything you wanted to know about Baldessari, including

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This is a film about John Baldessari

I have to share this short video about John Baldessari, narrated by Tom Waits. It is made by filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, aka Supermarché. And, inside this film, it has everything you wanted to know about Baldessari, including

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Edward Burtynsky at the McCord

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky doesn’t want to convey a political message with his large-format photographs. His exhibition Oil touring internationally and currently on view at Montreal’s McCord Museum, brings together over 50 awe inspiring large-scale photographs documenting the ‘life cycle’

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Edward Burtynsky at the McCord

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky doesn’t want to convey a political message with his large-format photographs. His exhibition Oil touring internationally and currently on view at Montreal’s McCord Museum, brings together over 50 awe inspiring large-scale photographs documenting the ‘life cycle’

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Henry Ford’s Jungle City, Fordlandia

Scott Chandler’s photographic exhibition, Fordlandia at Galerie Les Territoires documents Henry Ford’s now-abandoned prefabricated industrial American town located in the depths of the Brazilian Amazon. In the late 1920′s Ford wanting his own supply of cheap rubber built a miniature

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Henry Ford’s Jungle City, Fordlandia

Scott Chandler’s photographic exhibition, Fordlandia at Galerie Les Territoires documents Henry Ford’s now-abandoned prefabricated industrial American town located in the depths of the Brazilian Amazon. In the late 1920′s Ford wanting his own supply of cheap rubber built a miniature

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Art Collecting: The MOCA’s First Thirty Years

I pity the permanent collection in the age of the blockbuster. While art museums are often rated by the quality of their permanent collections, too often it is the temporary exhibits that stir excitement and draw crowds. A work of art will that is barely noticed while on permanent display is suddenly lionized in a short-term exhibition. The MOCA’s First Thirty Years is a quest by museum curators to divert attention away from the blockbuster and instead direct the art lovers’ attention towards the collection and all of its treasures. The collection displayed here creates a visual timeline; a master narrative of art from 1945 – 2009, highlighting some of the most influential artists associated with contemporary art pra

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Art Collecting: The MOCA’s First Thirty Years

I pity the permanent collection in the age of the blockbuster. While art museums are often rated by the quality of their permanent collections, too often it is the temporary exhibits that stir excitement and draw crowds. A work of art will that is barely noticed while on permanent display is suddenly lionized in a short-term exhibition. The MOCA’s First Thirty Years is a quest by museum curators to divert attention away from the blockbuster and instead direct the art lovers’ attention towards the collection and all of its treasures. The collection displayed here creates a visual timeline; a master narrative of art from 1945 – 2009, highlighting some of the most influential artists associated with contemporary art pra

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A step in the right direction

I am transplant to Los Angeles from Vancouver.  This is why the photography exhibition Transplants, from 10 non-indigenous Angelenos at THIS Los Angeles gallery caught my attention. The photographers exhibited in Transplants are all young, award-winning artists with varying degrees of technical

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A step in the right direction

I am transplant to Los Angeles from Vancouver.  This is why the photography exhibition Transplants, from 10 non-indigenous Angelenos at THIS Los Angeles gallery caught my attention. The photographers exhibited in Transplants are all young, award-winning artists with varying degrees of technical

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A New Horizon: Seascapes by Catherine Opie

Best known for her mid 1990′s series of portraits of individuals and couples from the queer, S&M and other communities, including several notorious self-portraits, Catherine Opie gave new visibility to marginalized subcultures helping define a charged current of “identity politics”

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A New Horizon: Seascapes by Catherine Opie

Best known for her mid 1990′s series of portraits of individuals and couples from the queer, S&M and other communities, including several notorious self-portraits, Catherine Opie gave new visibility to marginalized subcultures helping define a charged current of “identity politics”

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Andreas Gursky’s Ocean series unveiled at the Gagosian

Last Thursday evening, I attended the Andreas Gursky’s exhibition (March 4th – May 1st 2010) at the newly expanded Beverly Hills Gagosian, designed by Richard Meier and Partners. It’s more than a coincidence that Andreas Gursky, whose 99 Cent ll, Diptych (2001) photograph holds the auction record for the most expensive photograph ever sold ($3.3 million at Sotheby’s in 2007), is the first artist to exhibit in the newly expanded Beverly Hills gallery. Gursky’s large-scale color photographs of trading floors, hotel lobbies, raves, and landscapes are excellent at portraying the busy obliviousness….

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Andreas Gursky’s Ocean series unveiled at the Gagosian

Last Thursday evening, I attended the Andreas Gursky’s exhibition (March 4th – May 1st 2010) at the newly expanded Beverly Hills Gagosian, designed by Richard Meier and Partners. It’s more than a coincidence that Andreas Gursky, whose 99 Cent ll, Diptych (2001) photograph holds the auction record for the most expensive photograph ever sold ($3.3 million at Sotheby’s in 2007), is the first artist to exhibit in the newly expanded Beverly Hills gallery. Gursky’s large-scale color photographs of trading floors, hotel lobbies, raves, and landscapes are excellent at portraying the busy obliviousness….

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Favorite Art Shows of 2009

After reading Peter Schjeldahl’s “Eleven Best Museum Shows of 2009″  in the New Yorker, I thought, I too will compile a list. 1. Please, Please, Please, Jeppe Hein, January 30 – March 29th 2009, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 2.

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Favorite Art Shows of 2009

After reading Peter Schjeldahl’s “Eleven Best Museum Shows of 2009″  in the New Yorker, I thought, I too will compile a list. 1. Please, Please, Please, Jeppe Hein, January 30 – March 29th 2009, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 2.

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R.I.P. Larry Sultan (b. 1946 – December 13th 2009)

According to the New York Times, photographer Larry Sultan has died of cancer. Mr. Sultan is one my favorite photographers. Rest in Peace Larry. Cover photo by Kelly Sultan.

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R.I.P. Larry Sultan (b. 1946 – December 13th 2009)

According to the New York Times, photographer Larry Sultan has died of cancer. Mr. Sultan is one my favorite photographers. Rest in Peace Larry. Cover photo by Kelly Sultan.

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