Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library February 20-23, 2015

Vancouver

French finery: ‘Cézanne and the Modern’ at Vancouver Art Gallery The exhibition of art from the Pearlman Collection, on show in British Columbia until May 18, includes works by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Amedeo Modigliani, Camille Pissarro and more. Seattle Times, February 19, 2015

5 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Monday, February 23 The Vancouver Art Gallery hosts an exhibition of art by Edgar Degas, Amedeo Modigliani, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh andPaul Gauguin. Georgia Straight, February 23, 2015

Best Restaurants in Metro Vancouver Gallery Cafe A grand patio for summer lunches. Cafeteria style food (wine, too) is fresh. Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St., 604-688-2233. $ Vancouver Sun (Blog) February 20, 2015

Homage to the Vancouver Special — and a time when housing was still affordable The Vancouver Special, a boxy, mass-produced home popular between 1965 and 1985, is the subject of a new art installation by Ken Lum, best known for his giant neon East Van cross sculpture. Vancouver Sun, February 23, 2015
Items on City Agenda could Affect Future What a fascinating year this one promises to be on the urban planning and development front in Vancouver. Consider: The City of Vancouver may soon be making a decision — or perhaps extending the deadline — on whether to lift the conditions attached to its offer to provide a site for the Vancouver Art Gallery to build a new customdesigned museum. Those conditions relate to the VAG getting sufficient funding committed to make the project viable. That target remains to be established, although I hear progress is being made, and the gallery has been proceeding with the design, having selected the famed Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron to undertake the juiciest public design commission Vancouver has witnessed in decades. Vancouver Sun, February 21, 2015 (This article has disappeared from the website, hard copies are available in the library)

West Vancouver

Master of bronze Parviz Tanavoli strives for recognition on home soil Tanavoli, who was born in Iran, divides his time between Tehran and Horseshoe Bay, north of Vancouver, where he has lived since 1989. But while 2015 is shaping up to be perhaps the biggest of his career, with a major retrospective that has just opened outside Boston and more to come, recognition has largely eluded him at home in Canada. Globe and Mail, February 20, 2015

Toronto

An all-seeing I: A closer look at the AGO’s sombre Lodz Ghetto photo exhibit Memory Unearthed; The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross is at the Art Gallery of Ontario through June 14. The exhibition also contains Last Folio: eight colour photos of Slovak Judaica from contemporary Toronto photographer Yuri Dojc. Globe and Mail February 18, 2015

Kent Monkman: Revisionist history, spiked heels and all The celebrated First Nations artist stays on target with his campy critique of colonialism, on canvas and onscreen. Toronto Star, February 20, 2015

Emin’s I Promise to Love You: A hypnotically involving digital display 0 Well, there’s none of that mischief in I Promise to Love You, a hypnotically involving display of six digital neon works by the famous British artist currently playing on 16 large LED screens in the lobby of Toronto’s Richmond-Adelaide Centre. It’s the first time a digital work by Emin, 51, a finalist for the 1999 Turner Prize, has been exhibited in Canada. Globe and Mail, February 22, 2015

Ottawa

Big Beat: U.S. art stars in speaking series in Ottawa Big names in American art are coming to Ottawa as cultural diplomats to talk about art, and how it transcends borders. Contemporary Conversations, to be held at the National Gallery. Ottawa Citizen, February 20, 2015

Montreal

Robert Landau: A master of the art sale Businessman who lived in Montreal for half a century and has two prominent art galleries here is sitting pretty at the top of his profession. Montreal Gazette, February 20, 2015

Minneapolis

‘The Habsburgs’ Treasures at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts “The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty,” an exhibition now in Minnesota, features about 100 heirlooms. New York Times, February 19, 2015

Boston

Rothschild Family Treasures Find a Resting Place in Boston The Austrian branch of a family is donating a trove to the Museum of Fine Arts, which is devoting a show to how the items were collected, looted and recovered. New York Times, February 23, 2015

New York

Mariam Ghani, a Brooklyn Artist Whose Father Leads Afghanistan In her life and her career, Ms. Ghani lives between the labels. A New York-born visual artist, she is also the daughter of Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan. New York Times, February 20, 2015

Review: ‘Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic’ at the Brooklyn Museum The exhibition features the artist’s works, which often insert black individuals into classic Western portraiture. New York Times, February 19, 2015

Philadelphia

Two New Cézanne Works Discovered by Barnes Foundation Museum Two new unfinished Cézanne works have been discovered, on the reverse side of other Cézannes, by art conservators for the Barnes Foundation Museum in Philadelphia. New York Times, February 20, 2015

London

‘Magnificent Obsessions’ Show at the Barbican Explores Portraits of the Artist as Collector An exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, “Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector,” displays an array of what creative minds gather and keep. New York Times, February 21, 2015

The art of decorating Canada House Decorators were frantically painting, vacuuming and sliding furniture into place last Wednesday at the newly refurbished Canada House in London. More than a year after the High Commission launched a meticulous $20-million revamp of the tired Greek Revival building, everyone from anxious royal liaisons to hustling cleaners to the hyper-vigilant High Commissioner Gordon Campbell was working overtime ahead of the first-ever consolidation of Canadian diplomatic activity in Britain. Globe and Mail, February 22, 2015

Australia

Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. Peter Lik, an Australian photographer, has what many artists crave: buyers willing to spend big. But in the art world, price does not always equal value. New York Times, February 21, 2015

Cheryl Siegel

Librarian/Archivist

Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St. Vancouver BC, V6Z 2H7 604-662-4709

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