Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 9, 2014


Art this week: Flats Block Party, Fake Plastic and art by the pound. Arts events this week includes the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE, celebrating its popular summer exhibitions by Douglas Coupland and others with an evening of performances themed around the idea that everything can be anything on July 11. Vancouver Sun, July 8, 2014


Geoffrey Farmer makes Henry Moore’s work ephemeral and fleeting. Just when you think you have a bead on the Vancouver artist’s playfully dense, thoughtfully absurd oeuvre, he goes and does this: at the Art Gallery of Ontario last week, Farmer opened a new work in the museum’s Henry Moore Sculpture Centre. In the blocky old brutalist space, Farmer has positioned Moore’s rough, amorphous works in the precise spots they were originally placed by Moore himself, back in 1972. Toronto Star, July 8, 2014

Amy Luo announced as winner of the Canadian Art Foundation’s 2014 Writing Prize. Amy Luo of Toronto, Ontario, is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize. Luo will be commissioned to write a feature story for a future issue of Canadian Art and will receive a $3,000 award. The two runners-up for this year’s prize are Noa Bronstein and Daniella E. Sanader, both from Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Art, July 9, 2014


MAW’s Memento Mori: Aliens, Fried Chicken & The Ruin. With its crumbling walls and dim lighting, Parisian Laundry’s bunker feels a bit like an archaeological site. Hidden away underground, the space itself is in dialogue with Montreal-based collective MAW’s latest exhibition, “Deflective Skepticism & Critical Plinking.” Canadian Art, July 8, 2014

Santa Fe

Bringing the Cutting-Edge to Santa Fe At SITE Santa Fe, Irene Hofmann is upending the model of the biennial, with a six-year run of shows dedicated to the contemporary art of the Americas. ARTnews, July 9, 2014


Putting Pittsburgh on the art map? As the city’s biennial expands, directors and curators aim to present Pittsburgh as a viable arts hub. The Art Newspaper, July 8, 2014

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Clark Art Institute In Mass. Reopens After Four-Month Closure And 15-Year Expansion Program The Williamstown museum now has big new exhibition space (much of it underground) that finally enable it to show large-scale 20th-century art and to collaborate with major venues on touring exhibitions. That’s not to mention the one-acre, three-tiered reflecting pool designed by Tadao Ando and Gary Hilderbrand. Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2014


Modigliani drawing exhibition reveals female Russian poet’s influence London Art Week show traces development of artist’s distinctive style. The Art Newspaper, July 9, 2014

Duke of Northumberland’s family heirlooms head to auction Roman statue of Aphrodite among items being sold at Sotheby’s. The Art Newspaper, July 8, 2014


Dana Farouki: Shining a Spotlight on Middle Eastern Art A Dubai-based scholar and philanthropist thinks beyond national borders


7 Contemporary Works Inspired by Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights Artists bring Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych into the 21st century with Kate Moss, emojis, and Dr. Martens. ARTnews, July 3, 2014

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