Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library January 8, 2013



Enjoy a stellar new talks series about Ian Wallace featuring Stan Douglas, Victor Burgin & Christine Poggi

Created in conjunction with the landmark exhibition “Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography,” the talks series Reading Ian Wallace: An International Perspective consists of conversations that provide a rare opportunity for first-hand insight into Wallace’s expansive career. Canadian Art, January 8, 2013

Critics decry Vancouver Art Gallery expansion plan | Economy and Prominent Vancouverites believe there is a better way to expand the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) than its current plan to build a $300 million, 300,000-square-foot structure at Larwill Park. Business in Vancouver, January 8, 2013


Full Wi-Fi access coming soon to National Gallery of Canada By April 1, the National Gallery of Canada will offer Wi-Fi connectivity throughout its public spaces for the first time, replacing the current audio-guide system. Visitors be able to access ‘enriched’ information, including audio guide commentaries, videos and other information from the gallery’s website, on their smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Ottawa Citizen, January 7, 2013


Rodney Graham on Donald Young (1942–2012) spoke with Donald a few times after that and we texted, but not enough. Then in April Christine Burgin called me and told me that Donald had died. We all miss him. Artforum, January 7, 2013

New Haven, Connecticut

Yale’s Art Makeover “After nine years and $135 million, the Yale Art Galleries on the university’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut, have reopened to display the treasures you more typically find in a big-city museum. The project is the culmination of a campus-wide arts master plan that has taken 17 years and $500 million.” Bloomberg, January 7, 2013

New York

Ada Louise Huxtable, Architecture Critic, Dies at 91 Ms. Huxtable pioneered modern architectural criticism in The New York Times, celebrating buildings that respected human dignity and civic history. New York Times, January 8, 2013

Jasper Johns Speaks of Merce CunninghamJasper Johns talks about his work with Merce Cunningham, both stars of the exhibition “Dancing Around the Bride,” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. New York Times, January 8, 2013

Washington, D.C.

Remixing Romare Bearden Just as Bearden used elements from Homer’s classic epic as building blocks, the Smithsonian is inviting the members of the public to use Bearden’s collage elements as their own. It has released an iPad app, “Black Odyssey Remixes,” allowing users to transform the people, animals, places, and things from Bearden’s works into original digital creations. Artnews, January 8, 2013


Miró on loan damaged at Tate Modern An important painting by Miró was damaged in 2011 while on loan to Tate Modern, in an incident that went unreported in the media. The work was on loan from the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and the cost of repairs and depreciation was £203,000, which is revealed in figures obtained by The Art Newspaper on government indemnity. The Art Newspaper, January 8, 2013

Unknown Titian Discovered In Bowels Of Britain’s National Gallery “Is it just possible that Titian paid for a syphilis cure with a portrait? If so, it would not be the only astonishing thing about this painting, which has just been rediscovered in the basement of the National Gallery.” The Guardian (UK) January 7, 2013


Rem Koolhaas Named Director of 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale Rem Koolhaas has been named director of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Building Design reports that board, chaired by Paolo Baratta, made the announcement today in Venice, describing Koolhaas as “one of the greatest personalities of the architects of our time.” Artforum, January 8, 2013


Pompidou show in Shanghai Power Station causes a stir Work by Andy Warhol and Malcolm Morley generate mixed reaction. The Art Newspaper, January 7, 2013

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