Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library November 9-13, 2012


Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography, Oct 27, 2012 – Feb. 24, 2013, Vancouver Art Gallery At long last, one of Vancouver’s most significant and influential contemporary artists is having a major retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography spans more than four decades of an outstanding art practice with more than 200 works on two floors of the gallery. Galleries West, November 9, 2012

Ian Wallace at Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada One of Canada’s most significant artists, Ian Wallace has played a fundamental role in the development of contemporary art since the late 1960s by bringing together two great image-making traditions, painting and photography. Opening on October 27th, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography is an expansive survey of his artistic career, mapping Wallace’s creative trajectory from the mid-sixties to the present while providing unprecedented insight into his contribution to contemporary art. Mousse Magazine, November 12, 2012

The Opening – Ian Wallace at the Vancouver Art Gallery …THE OPENING is all about delving into the fascinating, quirky and wonderful visual arts in Vancouver. Vancouverisawesome, November 8, 2012

VAG adds works of seven emerging BC artists The Vancouver Art Gallery is adding works by a group of seven B.C.-based young artists to its permanent collection. Vancouver Sun, November 9, 2012

FUSE returns with performances honouring everyday heroesThe Vancouver Art Gallery is never more abuzz with young, urban revelry than during its thrice-a-year rager, FUSE, which returns this Friday night to pay homage to the heroes who walk among us. Photo-conceptualist Ian Wallace’s seminal work on display. Metro News, November 9, 2012

Vancouver art groups may get $175,000 public funding Arts organizations in Vancouver will receive $175,000 in funding through ArtsVest, a funding program that encourages private sector investment and sponsorship in the arts. Vancouver Sun, November 8, 2012

Douglas Coupland fills in the blanks What is left for Douglas Coupland to accomplish? Not much, really. Toronto Star, November 10, 2012


Layoff notices issued at Art Gallery he Art Gallery of Windsor has cut two-thirds of its staff in an attempt to ensure the…discuss.”Any fan of the art gallery should be applauding the moves…because those moves save the art gallery. Windsor Star, November 10, 2012


‘War/Photography,’ at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston An exhibition on war photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, comprising about 500 objects, brings us closer to the daily realities of armed conflict. New York Times, November 9, 2012


How Detroit Became the World Capital of Staring at Abandoned Old Buildings Every modern ruin tells a story — and it’s not always the one you want to hear. New York Times, November 9, 2012

New York

Picasso Stars in Sotheby’s Auction, With 5 of Top 10 Sales The results of the Thursday night auction were strikingly similar to those of the sale at Christie’s on Wednesday. New York Times, November 9, 2012

Wayne Thiebaud Retrospective at Acquavella Galleries Wayne Thiebaud, an artist with six decades of work to his credit and a strong editorial eye. New York Times, November 9, 2012

Metropolitan Museum Buys a Jusepe de Ribera Painting The Met is beefing up its Spanish collection with the purchase of “The Penitent Saint Peter,” just the second canvas by Jusepe de Ribera to enter its collection. New York Times, November 9, 2012

‘Calder: The Complete Bronzes’ at L&M Arts “Calder: The Complete Bronzes” brings together nearly all Alexander Calder’s forays into bronze in one place, the first exhibition to concentrate almost exclusively on these works. New York Times, November 9, 2012

Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke’s Homespun Abstractions The husband-and-wife team of Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke have one of the more unusual working relationships in contemporary art. New York Times, November 12, 2012

Guimaraes, Portugal

Celebrating a Year of Culture Amid Hard Times in Portugal The art scene in the Portuguese city of Guimarães has flourished since it was declared a European Capital of Culture for 2012 and awarded the European subsidies that go with the title. New York Times, November 10, 2012


Golden Hoard: Ancient Thracian Treasure Found In Bulgaria “Bulgarian archaeologists unearthed ancient golden artifacts, including bracelets with snake heads, a tiara with animal motifs and a horse head piece during excavation works at a Thracian tomb in northern Bulgaria.” Yahoo! (Reuters) November 9, 2012


Historic Venice Flooded By Nearly Five Feet Of Acqua Alta Tourists are swimming in the Piazza San Marco; specially built pedestrian platforms meant to rise above the water are floating away. The Atlantic, November 12, 2012


Restoring The Color To An Ancient Marble Aphrodite “To illustrate how a marble Aphrodite might have appeared to the ancients, we asked German archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann, who has pioneered techniques of color restoration, to create a photomechanical reconstruction – never before published – of the first-century A.D. Roman Lovatelli Venus.” Smithsonian Magazine , November 2012

St. Petersberg

Shaking Up The Hermitage (Yes, THAT Hermitage) “Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the institution has been how to tell art’s story in the 20th century and on and yet be ever mindful of the fact that it had neither the desire nor the resources to transform itself into a Russian equivalent of MoMA.” The Independent (UK) November 11, 2012


The World’s Most Massive Public Art Fair (It’s A Religious Festival In Calcutta) “Over the course of two hot, humid months at the tail end of the monsoon season, 20,000 new structures come up around the city for [Durga Puja], celebrated over five days in September or October. These temporary temples, called pandals, “have become giant art installations, ‘pandal-hopping’ a kind of gallery crawl.” The Atlantic, November 8, 2012


Famous Modern Houses Listed on Web Site provides maps and information about more than 100 important houses around the world. New York times, November 9, 2012

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