Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library January 13, 2015


Vancouver Art Gallery launches special partnership with TransLink For a limited time, the Vancouver Art Gallery has partnered with TransLink for a unique offer to visitors. Between January 12 and February 13, 2015, take TransLink to see the exhibitions at the Gallery and receive special discounts from the cost of Gallery admissions. Wire Service, January 13, 2015

Vancouver Biennale: Perspectives on Public Art Barrie Mowatt and Miriam Blume of the Vancouver Biennale talk about the event’s unique model, the public’s unpredictable reactions and the year ahead. Canadian Art, January 13, 2015

White Rock

SENIORS’ SCENE: Safety workshops planned There are a few seats available for the Jan. 21 Vancouver Gallery Tour. Start your day with a private guided tour of the current exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. After lunch, receive another private tour of the Bill Reid Gallery and be awed by the monumental works of contemporary Northwest Coast Art. Peace Arch News, January 12, 2015


‘You’re a real place now’ Coupland tells Whistler Over the hour-long conversation, Coupland (who agreed to take part in the event as a long-time friend of Goldsmith-Jones, not necessarily a Liberal supporter, he said) talked about everything from growing up on the North Shore during a building boom to the reaction to his “gumhead” statue in front the Vancouver Art Gallery to his optimistic outlook on the future. But the thread that stuck with some of the members of Whistler’s arts community was the connection Coupland made between studio space and creating a thriving scene. Whistler Question, January 12, 2015


ALTHEA THAUGERGER: “Preuzmimo Benčić,” Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Oct. 22, 2014 to Feb. 5, 2015 A massive industrial building known as Rikard Benčić was built in 1793 in the Croatian port city of Rijeka. Over the centuries the building served many functions, producing sugar, cigarettes, machine parts and other goods. It was abandoned in the 1990s, its workers dismissed, and it has been a political football since. Galleries West, January 9, 2015

CRUM’s Playful Conceptualism In revisiting a lost exhibition of conceptual art, CRUM create a singularly eccentric, yet seamless, show of their own. Canadian Art, January 12, 2015

Los Angeles

Cuban Performance Artist Tania Bruguera Speaks Out About Her Recent Detention Over at the Los Angeles Times, Carolina A. Miranda been a) has an interview with artist Tania Bruguera, who was recently detained by state security authorities following her attempt to stage Tatlin’s Whisper #6 in Havana. ARTnews, January 12, 2015

Salt Lake City

Kicking back with Walter J Phillips The Everyday Tourist finds a ‘novel’ connection with Walter J Phillips at a used book store in Salt Lake City.You don’t always have to leave home to be a “tourist.” Recently, I curled up with a book I bought on a whim in a used bookstore in Salt Lake City (they have some of the best used and rare bookstores). Entitled “Colour in the Canadian Rockies” this 1947 book was authored by Fredrick Niven with full colour illustrations by Walter J. Phillips. Galleries West, January 7, 2015


Texan billionaires shell out for $450m MFA Houston expansion The museum has raised nearly three-quarters of the budget for its new arts campus and endowment. The Art Newspaper, January 13, 2015

New York

New York’s first Italian sale to look beyond Arte Povera Curator Francesco Bonami is organising a Phillips auction in April. The Art Newspaper, January 13, 2015

Tyson Reeder to Canada Gallery Buried in the press release for Tyson Reeder’s show at New York’s Canada gallery, which opens tonight, is a mention that the gallery now represents him. ARTnews, January 9, 2015

Off and Running: James Shalom on His Offsite Project Tucked away on the fifth floor of 195 Chrystie Street, a hulking studio building on New York’s Lower East Side, is “Seven Artists in Two Rooms,” the latest exhibition from Offsite, an itinerant curatorial project run by James Shalom. ARTnews, January 12, 2015

Washington, D.C.

The Fate of the Corcoran Gallery’s Collection Remains Uncertain Five months have passed since a judge approved the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s merger with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University in Washington D.C., but the status of the Corcoran’s holdings remains murky. ARTnews, January 9, 2015

United States

US artists that use drones could be grounded New FAA regulations may restrict the use of surveillance technology in works of art. The Art Newspaper, January 13, 2015


President Hollande to open conference in Paris for progressive Arab voices Institut du Monde Arabe forum has extra relevance after Charlie Hebdo attack. The Art Newspaper, January 13, 2015


Rem Koolhaas And Dasha Zhukova Build A Moscow Museum The Russian art collector “is launching an ambitious campaign to connect Moscow to the international art world, and she’s tapped [the Dutch architect] to execute her vision.” The Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2015


Vito Acconci’s plan to link Anzac memorials is a bridge too far for some in Hobart Collector David Walsh supports plan to mark Gallipoli centenary in Tasmanian capital but heritage experts object. The Art Newspaper, January 12, 2015

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