Posts Tagged 'conceptual art'

Tight competition for the Sobey Art Award

After visiting Toronto Art, where the majority of the art I saw inside the booths appeared to be too market-centric, I thoroughly appreciated seeing the intimate display of the Sobey Art Award finalists at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.

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Tight competition for the Sobey Art Award

After visiting Toronto Art, where the majority of the art I saw inside the booths appeared to be too market-centric, I thoroughly appreciated seeing the intimate display of the Sobey Art Award finalists at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.

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We are all connected: Rope + Thread=ism

On the weekend, I checked out Rope + Thread=ism a large-scale exhibition at St-Brigide de Kildaire, an abandoned church in the Gay Village. Organized by IQ gallery, the exhibition displayed an eclectic array of paintings, sculptures, photos and installations by

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We are all connected: Rope + Thread=ism

On the weekend, I checked out Rope + Thread=ism a large-scale exhibition at St-Brigide de Kildaire, an abandoned church in the Gay Village. Organized by IQ gallery, the exhibition displayed an eclectic array of paintings, sculptures, photos and installations by

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Summer art exhibitions you don’t want to miss.

Below, I have detailed some must-see art exhibitions to help you plan your summer Art Intake. You can also find more art exhibition listings in our art guide. 1. Zoo is showing at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. This

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Summer art exhibitions you don’t want to miss.

Below, I have detailed some must-see art exhibitions to help you plan your summer Art Intake. You can also find more art exhibition listings in our art guide. 1. Zoo is showing at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. This

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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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Book Signing: Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting at Book Soup, Los Angeles

  Ed Ruscha signing books at Book Soup Last Saturday evening, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to have the great and famous Ed Ruscha sign his latest book, “Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting” at Book Soup, Los Angeles. Not only

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Book Signing: Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting at Book Soup, Los Angeles

  Ed Ruscha signing books at Book Soup Last Saturday evening, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to have the great and famous Ed Ruscha sign his latest book, “Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting” at Book Soup, Los Angeles. Not only

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Tara Donovan at San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art

While passing through San Diego last weekend, I had the opportunity to view Tara Donovan’s awe-inspiring exhibition (October 25, 2009 – February 28, 2010) at the MCASD. Untitled, styrofoam cups with hot glue In the artist’s hands, common, mass-produced items

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Tara Donovan at San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art

While passing through San Diego last weekend, I had the opportunity to view Tara Donovan’s awe-inspiring exhibition (October 25, 2009 – February 28, 2010) at the MCASD. Untitled, styrofoam cups with hot glue In the artist’s hands, common, mass-produced items

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I he[art] Herb & Dorothy Vogel.

Herbert and Dorothy Vogel like the most unlikable art. They own a few inches of frayed rope with a nail through it. A curved lead pipe. A black cardboard square with  definition of the word “nothing” printed on it, in white.

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I he[art] Herb & Dorothy Vogel.

Herbert and Dorothy Vogel like the most unlikable art. They own a few inches of frayed rope with a nail through it. A curved lead pipe. A black cardboard square with  definition of the word “nothing” printed on it, in white.

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