Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library October 16, 2012


Daytripping: Exercise your artist’s eye along the A.Y. Jackson Trail The A.Y. Jackson Trail is a new self-driving trail from Springtown (near Calabogie) to Algonquin Park, highlighting almost a dozen locations in the Ottawa Valley painted or sketched by Group of Seven artist Alexander Young Jackson in the 1950s and 1960s. Ottawa Citizen, October 11, 2012

Gatineau, Quebec

Museum of Civilization to focus on Canadian history

The Canadian Museum of Civilization, the country’s largest museum, will be rebranded as the Canadian Museum of History to reflect a focus on Canadian social and political history. CBC, October 16, 2012

Los Angeles

Michael Asher, 1943-2012 “Few artists have had a larger role than Michael Asher in establishing Conceptual art within both art schools and museums,” Kirsten Swenson wrote in Art in America in a May 2008 article (“If Walls Could Speak”) about Asher’s installation at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, for which he re-created the architectural framework for every temporary exhibition wall built there. Art in America, October 16, 2012

Petersburg, Kentucky

At creationism museum, visitors exhibit strong faith in Romney Just off Interstate 275, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, you’ll find a sophisticated museum that transports you back 6,000 years, to when T. Rex and others roamed the planet along with humans. That’s the timeline followed by the Creation Museum, a four-year-old facility that adheres to the belief that everything written in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, is literally true. Globe and Mail, October 16, 2012


Manuel Álvarez Bravo et Muntadas. De l’interaction avec les choses à l’interaction avec les médias » Par Marta Gili Comme l’écrit la commissaire de l’exposition, Daina Augaitis, en ouverture du catalogue, « l’entre-deux résulte de la mobilité, elle-même caractéristique de nos sociétés contemporaines », et qui est également caractéristique de la biographie de l’artiste, dans son incessant va-et-vient à travers le monde depuis plus de quarante ans. Les médias constituent l’axe principal de son travail : comment ils construisent une vision hégémonique, quels sont leurs capteurs d’opinion, l’extension de leurs réseaux de pouvoir et de contrôle sur les citoyens. Le Magazine Jeu de Paume, October 2012

Muestran en Paris una vision estetica Titulada Entre/Between, la exposicion organizada por la curidora Daina Augaitis, comprende 40 anos de trayectoria artistica. La Jornad (Mexico) October 16, 2012


Picasso, Monet, Matisse works stolen from Dutch museum
Seven paintings by master artists including Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet were stolen from a museum in Rotterdam in an early-hours heist, Dutch police said Tuesday. CBC, October 16, 2012


Johanne Nordby Wernø at the reopening of the Astrup Fearnley Museum IT’S TOO LATE IN THE YEAR now to experience Oslo’s famous bright summer nights. So many of the attendees of the recent private view of the new Astrup Fearnley museum looked forward to summertime, when Renzo Piano’s climate- and season-sensitive glass structure will really shine. Artforum, October 14, 2012


How PoMo Can You Go ? It was considered the End of Modernism, the beginning of a new era of content, irony, appropriation. So what ever happened to Postmodernism? Art news, October, 2012

How Big A Problem Is Amateur Art Restoration? “Amateur restorations have always been a problem. In the US, you buy a Reader’s Digest so you can fix your plumbing or your gutters, so why not also try to fix your paintings?” The Art Newspaper, October 15, 2012

Artful Fashion Meets Fashionable Art at Fairs The long debate about whether fashion is art is being turned on its head this month. At art fairs in London and Paris, a different question comes to the fore: Is art now more fashionable than fashion? New York Times, October 16, 2012

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