Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, October 17, 2013

Vancouver

The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea Part VI addresses the mystery of the maritime world. “The salty sea runs in our veins and through our imaginations. And the lore of life near, in, and upon the great oceans—of sailors, whalers, pirates, and mermaids, of magical realms, man-eating monsters, lost treasures, and legendary islands—is at the heart of the sixth and closing chapter of “The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea”. This series of exhibitions, conceived and curated by Cate Rimmer, has brought together contemporary art and archival materials in a persistently smart and stimulating way.” Georgia Straight, October 16, 2013

Master architect Daniel Evan White is in the spotlight at last. “Who is Daniel Evan White? That’s the first question many people in the design community asked themselves when it was announced that the Museum of Vancouver and the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture were teaming up to curate the first-ever retrospective of the Vancouver-based modernist architect, entitled Play House: The Architecture of Daniel Evan White.” Georgia Straight, October 16, 2013

This Week “Photography enthusiasts can download a spectacular panorama of the Lower Mainland for free, courtesy of an artist who aims to change the world of high-cost limited edition prints – and bring the visual art world in line with free-flowing online music, video and publishing. Shot high above the Fraser River, Skybridge is the latest work of Vancouver photographer Eric Deis.” Vancouver Sun, October 16, 2013

North Vancouver

New ED Named for Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation. The Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists—an arts education organization co-founded by one of BC’s most respected painters—has hired Astrid Heyerdahl as its new executive director. Canadian Art, October 16, 2013

Victoria

Creative process shines, digitally and otherwise, at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria show. Paintings by Pixel Wizards, at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, features works by three local artists who have made professional careers as art directors in the tech industry — Paul Dowd, Carolynne Yardley and Jose Brand. Times Colonist, October 16, 2013

Toronto

Shannon Bool Weaves Ancient and Contemporary in Toronto. “Artists have always been tourists, now more so than ever: the ideal contemporary CV is chock-full of peripatetic exhibitions and work born out of residencies. Comox-born and Berlin-based artist Shannon Bool is no different, yet her latest exhibition at Toronto’s Daniel Faria Gallery, the result of a recent stay at Florence’s Villa Romana, is uniquely sensitive to the dimensions, privileges and limitations of creative itinerancy.” Canadian Art, October 16, 2013

#13: Water Artist Edward Burtynsky discusses his stunning visual essay for the Walrus’ October 2013 (anniversary) issue (podcast, approx. 20 min.). Walrus, October 2013

Los Angeles

Jeffrey Deitch’s Next Project (Not Museum) He wants to create a “hybrid” between a museum mounting exhibitions geared to a broad general audience, and a gallery that doesn’t have to deal with the complex institutional issues that come with running a nonprofit museum.” Los Angeles Times, October 17, 2013

Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago Receives $1 Million, Names New Vice President for Development Eve Coffee Jeffers will be its new vice president for development. Broadway World, October 14, 2013

New York

Transmuting Forms, Click by Click A show at Pace/MacGill Gallery emphasizes Robert Rauschenberg’s use of photography in his collages and throughout his career, even at a time when many critics dismissed the medium. New York Times, October 17, 2013

AbEx fakes scandal silences the experts The crisis around fake Abstract Expressionist works sold in New York—around 40 of which were handled by the now-defunct Knoedler Gallery—has sent shockwaves through the art market and is having a chilling effect on scholars. As well as a federal investigation, there has been a slew of civil lawsuits. Most recently, a suit filed last month by the former director of the Knoedler Gallery, Ann Freedman, claims—in an effort to show that she was not negligent—that numerous experts accepted the authenticity of the works. The Art Newspaper, October 16, 2013

Banksy sold art to unsuspecting New Yorkers for $60 a pop While men in East New York are charging people $20 to see Banksy’s work and others in Red Hook are installing plexiglass to protect a wall featuring Banksy’s art, a few unsuspecting New Yorkers and tourists were able to purchase the British graffiti artist’s work for $60 a pop. Salon, October 14, 2013

United States

How The US Government Shutdown Impacted The Arts In oh so many ways… Hyperallergic, October 15, 2013

Now This Is What The Art World Needs: A Due Diligence Company “Sensing a business opportunity in the opaque marketplace of the art world,” the Art Compliance Company “wants to offer the due diligence services common in corporate America to the buyers and sellers of Picassos, Warhols and Gerard Richters.” New York Times, October 16, 2013

India

As Public Monuments Crumble, Private Aid Seen as Possible Savior Restoration of the 16th-century Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi by private agencies offers a possible model for preservation of other derelict monuments in India. New York Times, October 17, 2013

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