Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library September 15, 2015


Nordstrom to donate $420000 proceeds from advanced shopping tickets Nordstrom is donating $420,000 to the B.C. Children’s Hospital, B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, Covenant House Vancouver, and Vancouver Art Gallery. Georgia Straight, September 15, 2015


In Studio: Stephen Appleby-Barr’s Sigillum The Toronto painter’s fantasy realms, with a classical air. Toronto Star, September 15, 2015

Canadian Art a Finalist at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards Canadian Art has been named a finalist for two 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. Canadian Art, September 15, 2015

Art docs on death and loss screened at Toronto festival Films include Laurie Anderson on her late dog (and more subtly her husband Lou Reed), a glimpse at Afghanistan’s threatened film archives, and the staff of Charlie Hebdo on the terrorist attacks that killed 11 cartoonists. The Art Newspaper, September 14, 2015

On the wall: Gallery openings the week of Sept. 14 A U of T group show, Stephen Appleby-Barr’s new old master works, plus John Scott and Joseph Hartman. Toronto Star, September 14, 2015

Skyler Braeden Fox Throws His Breasts a Goodbye Party R.M. Vaughan talks with Berlin-based artist Skyler Braeden Fox about his debut film work, a charming and playful piece about trans identity. Canadian Art, September 15, 2015

Michael Klein’s Top Pick from the Canadian Art Foundation Auction Michael Klein, director of Toronto’s MKG127, picks his favourite work from the Canadian Art Foundation’s upcoming auction. Canadian Art, September 15, 2015

Meet the Aimia AGO Photography Prize shortlist On Dec. 1, one of the four shortlisted candidates for this year’s Aimia AGO Photography Prize will be grinning for the camera — one that’s not their own. That’s the date when the winner of the $50,000 award will be announced; in the meantime, visitors to the website, and the exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, which opens tonight, can vote for their favourite of the four international artists. (Voting begins in person today, and online on Sept. 15.) CBC, September 8, 2015


Engouement et files d’attente pour Altmejd Les derniers jours de l’exposition David Altmejd. Flux ont créé un rare empressement aux portes du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM). Foules présentes jusque tard dans la nuit et longues files d’attente ont permis à ce premier bilan du sculpteur québécois de s’afficher comme un des grands succès du MACM. En tout, depuis juin, 124 000 visiteurs se sont présentés aux guichets. Le Devoir, September 15, 2015

Los Angeles

Will The New Broad Museum Damage LA’s MoCA? Eli Broad Says – “We are one of the best things that’s ever happened to MOCA. Why? We have a marketing budget. We are going to bring people to both museums. Admission is free at the Broad, and there will be exciting things happening. MOCA is going to benefit from all this.” Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2015

The Broad Museum’s Big Plans For Lending Works May Not Work Out “The Broad is a hybrid. It is one part art museum, with an as-yet undefined program of changing exhibitions and a sizable permanent collection … It’s also one part lending library, with a mandate to circulate its holdings far and wide in the U.S. and abroad” – the first museum to have lending explicitly written into its mandate. But Christopher Knight has doubts about how this will work out in practice. Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2015


The Nine Lives Of Cat Videos Prompted by a visit to the Walker Art Center’s CatVidFest, Jillian Steinhauer offers a nine-part meditation on the Internet’s favorite time waster motion-picture medium and its status as art, or entertainment, or spectacle. Longreads, September 8, 2015

United States

These Public Libraries Are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles Libraries aren’t just for books, or even e-books, anymore. They are for checking out cake pans (North Haven, Conn.), snowshoes (Biddeford, Me.), telescopes and microscopes (Ann Arbor, Mich.), American Girl dolls (Lewiston, Me.), fishing rods (Grand Rapids, Minn.), Frisbees and Wiffle balls (Mesa, Ariz.) and mobile hot spot devices (New York and Chicago). New York Times, September 15, 2015


How art went Pop in Iran Tate Modern show uncovers Parviz Tanavoli’s folk art-inspired works that raised eyebrows in 1960s Tehran. The Art Newspaper, September 15, 2015


German culture ministry tones down controversial cultural property bill 15 September 2015 After widespread protests this summer, the government releases a new proposal to calm concerns from leading artists, collectors and dealers. The Art Newspaper, September 15, 2015


Study The Arts In College? You’ll Pay Later “The world needs dancers and poets along with the future investment bankers and tech entrepreneurs streaming out of elite schools. The problem is that the dancers and poets are paying the same, ever-rising tuition, even though the necessary cost of running a good poetry program is probably not much more than it was in earlier times when college tuition was much less expensive than it is today.” New York Times, September 13, 2015

Cheryl Siegel


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