Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library April 5-8, 2013


Vivo marks 40 years of video art Vivo’s roots go back to 1973 when more than 160 international video artists gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery for The Matrix Video Conference. The conference resulted in the collection of 80 video tapes gathered by multimedia artist Paul Wong. Vancouver Courier, April 4, 2013

VIDEO: Art ‘Runs Me’: Gathie Falk at 85 A visit with today’s prolific winner of the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Visual Arts. The Tyee, April 4, 2013


Calgary – Zheng Shengtian Lecture on the Rise of Contemporary Chinese Art – Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series  Learn about the rise of Chinese art with Zheng Shengtian at the Glenbow Museum on April 18.  Zheng Shengtian, Managing Edito.r, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, will give the lecture “From Cultural Revolution to Avant-Garde: The Rise of Chinese Contemporary Art” on April 18, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. The talk is part of the Asia Contemporary Speaker Series, a partnership between the Canadian Art Foundation and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s National Conversation on Asia and its sponsors. Canadian Art, April 2013


Big Beat: Soapstone and iPods at Dorset Seen The art of northern Canada is often seen in the south, but it’s not so often like the art in Dorset Seen. The new exhibition at the Carleton University Art Gallery includes drawings and sculpture from Cape Dorset, a remote village of 1,200 people in Nunavut that, pound for pound, may have contributed more to Canadian art than has any other community in this country. Ottawa Citizen, April 7, 2013


AGO welcomes home art stars Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller From beyond the dark passageway lined with sound-dampening fabric, deep, mournful strains of cello fill the sunny hallways of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s fourth floor. Beside the entrance, the unambiguous title of what lies within: Killing Machine. Toronto Star, April 5, 2013

What will replace C5 Restaurant Lounge closing at Royal Ontario Museum? C5 Restaurant Lounge at the Royal Ontario Museum is closing at the end of April, the second time the museum has lost its flagship fine-dining area. Toronto Star, April 5, 2013


MAC Montreal Rocked By Staff Departures & Plans to Cut More Though temperatures are warming up in Montreal this spring, a chill has struck its Musée d’art contemporain, one of Canada’s leading contemporary-art museums. Canadian Art, April 5, 2013

New York

‘Building Seagram,’ Phyllis Lambert’s New Architecture Book Phyllis Lambert, who persuaded her father to make his Seagram Building a paragon of modern architecture, has written a new book, “Building Seagram.” (Book Review) New York Times, April 7, 2013

Donald Judd’s House, Becoming a Museum The SoHo house that the sculptor Donald Judd built — or at least restored — is becoming a museum of his works, and an entry point to his life. New York Times, April 5, 2013

Roman Vishniac Show at International Center of Photography “Roman Vishniac Rediscovered,” at the International Center of Photography, does a lot to round out Vishniac’s story, including his photos of European Jewish life on the eve of the Holocaust. New York Times, April 5, 2013

‘Edo Pop,’ at Japan Society The “Edo Pop” exhibition at Japan Society mixes centuries-old woodblock prints with works by contemporary artists inspired by the period. New York Times, April 5, 2013

How The Hell Does One Catalogue The Spot Paintings Of Damien Hirst? The full scope of Mr. Hirst’s fascination with colored dots will become clear this spring, when his publisher, Other Criteria, issues a comprehensive catalog of the paintings: a 1,000-page illustrated book listing every work. New York Times, April 7, 2013


A vintage snapshot The Dulwich Art Gallery is featuring Canadian art of all vintages. All “this Canada stuff” emanates from last year’s acclaimed show at the picture gallery, Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, which turned out to be the fourth most popular since the institution’s opening in 1811 with record crowds lining up around the block. Now the striking parade of rooms are not only in the midst of hosting an exhibition by its Canadian artist-in-residence, British Columbia expat Liz Charsley-Jory, but bracing itself for what looks set to be the largest overseas’ exhibition for the queen of the province’s art scene herself: Emily Carr. Vancouver Sun, April 6, 2013

The Gifts of Vesuvius An exhibition at the British Museum offers a glimpse of how close in spirit the art of Pompeii and Herculaneum, cities buried in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Vesuvius, was to that of the Renaissance. New York Times, April 5, 2013


Rosenberg Family Asks Norwegian Museum to Return a Matisse The family of the Parisian dealer Paul Rosenberg wants a Norwegian museum to relinquish a 1937 painting that was once held by Goering and was later bought by one of the museum’s founders. New York Times, April 5, 2013


The Tourist Equation – Blockbuster Shows Sell Modern blockbuster planning is less about art and more about a so-called tourism offering where the words “impressionist”, “Monet”, “masterpiece” and “Picasso” spell instant audience. Everything else is a hard sell. The Australian, April 8, 2013

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