Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library July 9, 2013


10 Shows to Catch this Summer There are heaps of excellent exhibitions taking place from coast to coast this summer, including – Martin Honert at the Vancouver Art Gallery to October 14.  Over the past few years, Jeff Wall has co-curated some excellent exhibitions of international artists at the Vancouver Art Gallery—often as the first major presentations of these artists’ works in Canada. Canadian Art, July 5, 2013


Q&A: Tania Willard on Life Beyond Beat Nation With the touring blockbuster on aboriginal art and hip hop just opened in Kamloops, co-curator Tania Willard talks about its humble beginnings and what’s up next. Canadian Art, July 5, 2013

TRU arts residency focuses on reconciliation A TRU arts media lab is turning talk of reconciliation into practice — artistic practice. Six aboriginal and six non-aboriginal artists will gather at TRU from July 15 to Aug. 15 to develop new works on reconciliation in Canada. Kamloops Daily News, July 9, 2013

Duckworth looks back on a job that’s all about the past For someone who works in the past, Elisabeth Duckworth keeps looking forward. The Kamloops Museum and Archives supervisor retires this month after almost 25 years of collecting and preserving. Kamloops Daily News, July 6, 2013

Owen Sound

9th St. Bridge named Tom Thomson Bridge on Monday The 9th St. Bridge was named Tom Thomson Bridge on Monday, the 96th anniversary to the day of his mysterious disappearance at Canoe Lake in the summer of 1917. A plaque with the words “Tom Thomson Bridge” and a familiar photograph of Thomson in profile was unveiled at the west end of the bridge to onlookers as motorists drove past about 11:30 a.m. Sun Times (Owen Sound) July 9, 2013

St. John’s

From the Archives: Mary Pratt’s Radiant Way Lawren P. Harris said she wouldn’t succeed—but a 50-year retrospective, now on in Newfoundland, proves him wrong. Find out more about Pratt’s path in this in-depth profile by Robin Laurence. Canadian Art, July 3, 2013

United States

Same-sex ruling brings tax benefits for art world professionals Historic US Supreme Court decision means better fiscal deals for gay spouses; estate tax deduction and copyright revision among new arrangements. The Art Newspaper, July 8, 2013


IAIN BAXTER& / Adam Chodzko BAXTER& will reconfigure his seminal work from 1966, Bagged Place, a giant totalising scheme of plastic, in ‘Rebecca’s flat’ on the top floor of 56 Artillery Lane. Culture 24, July 8, 2013


Pompidou camps out in Dhahran Paris museum abandons mobile museum project at home and plans to launch instead a temporary exhibition in Saudi Arabia. The Art Newspaper, July 9, 2013


Pierre Cardin cancels vast skyscraper behind Venice A victory for the people as the ministry of culture follows them in the defence of the historic skyline. The Art Newspaper, July 9, 2013


Protecting (What’s Left Of) Moscow’s Historic Architecture Becomes Mayoral Campaign Issue “The battle over the preservation of Moscow’s architectural heritage has become visibly political in recent weeks, as prominent opposition parties criticized acting mayor Sergei Sobyanin’s policies. Several candidates have promised to address the issue in the run-up to this September’s mayoral race.” The Moscow Times, July 8, 2013

Will A New Director Mean A New Direction At The Pushkin Museum? “For many in Russia, Marina Loshak’s appointment to replace Irina Antonova, who had headed the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts for more than half a century, is more than a mere reshuffle. It means that modernization has spread to museums – one of the most conservative spheres of public life.” Russia Beyond The Headlines, July 8, 2013


The Case Of The Vanished Pigments “The colors of art change not just with trends, but availability as well. For reasons of being incredibly poisonous, expensive, or just involving way too many snails, here are five pigments that have disappeared from art.” Hyperallergic, July 2, 2013

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