Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library September 29, 2015


15 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, September 29 The Queen Elizabeth Theatre hosts a public unveiling and celebration of Herzog & de Meuron’s conceptual design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. Georgia Straight, September 29, 2015

Angling in the Art World Inspired by a fishing theme, Jill Turner of Masters Gallery – Vancouver, casts for coast-to-coast examples in various media. Galleries West, September 25, 2015

Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring National Art Prize Finalists Exhibition Sept 25 – Oct 26, 2015 The Salt Spring National Art Prize announced that 52 artists from across Canada have been selected as finalists for Canada’s newest National Art Prize. Galleries West, September 26, 2015

Moose Jaw

Prairie gothic artist Heather Benning on burning down the farmhouse A Prairie Gothic, her show opening tonight at the Moose Jaw Art Gallery and Museum, includes several works that illuminate Benning’s relationship with the landscape of her childhood. CBC, September 24, 2015


How Does A Canadian Artist Sketching Cartoons About The Brontë Sisters Become So Popular? “A cartoonist and quasi-historian who launched her comic strip Hark! A Vagrant in 2007 while still working at the museum, Beaton has harnessed the power of Tumblr and Facebook and Twitter to become a ubiquitous presence online, where her sketchy, clever, perfectly imperfect strips are often copied, spoofed, remixed and memed by others.” Globe and Mail, September 25, 2015

Toronto Sculpture Garden makes a comeback with installation for Nuit Blanche – and beyond You can get yourself back to the garden this weekend, thanks to the ministrations of City of Toronto Arts & Culture Services, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. This would be the Toronto Sculpture Garden, a charming 720-square-metre oasis of grass, ivy-covered brick, cascading water and art, located less than four blocks east of the busy Yonge-King St. intersection. Globe and Mail, September 29, 2015


Toledo Museum to Return Four Antiquities Bought From Dealer Now Accused of Smuggling The Toledo Museum of Art has decided to return four artworks that it had bought from an antiquities dealer now charged in India with smuggling and theft. New York Times, September 28, 2015


Maxwell Anderson Resigns as Director of Dallas Museum of Art After four years at the helm of the Dallas Museum of Art, Maxwell L. Anderson moves on to a new position in New York. New York Times, September 28, 2015

New York

Dia abandons previous plans for new building in Chelsea In an exclusive interview, Jessica Morgan tells us how she aims to use the foundation’s existing Manhattan real estate and bring “equilibrium” to all of the institution’s spaces. The Art Newspaper, September 29, 2015

An Art Garden In The Heavily Polluted Gowanus Canal “The floating island was to be filled with multiple tubes. In a poetic twist, the tubes were to be made of the same culvert pipe used to dump pollution and sewage into the canal.” Wall Street Journal September 28, 2015


Kara Walker Takes Her Art About The U.S. To London “There is this mountain that I grew up in the shadow of, kind of literally. The mountain was claimed by the Ku Klux Klan in 1915 as their spiritual birthplace and the carving was proposed in 1916. It was finally completed in 1972. So we came down to photograph it, and this show arose out of that.” The Guardian, September 27, 2015

Hockney’s new portraits destined for London and Los Angeles shows Art-world figures including Larry Gagosian and Benedikt Taschen among sitters. The Art Newspaper, September 29, 2015


Signs point to two hidden rooms at Tutankhamun’s tomb, experts say Archaeologists plans to use radar scanners to investigate behind the walls of the boy pharaoh’s burial chamber. The Art Newspaper, September 29, 2015


They Made The Wrong Jokes: What Happened To Three Comic-Book Artists In The Arab World’s Freest Country “Sitting outside, Khouri and Baki tried to make sense of the racket. ‘Every time the door opened, we could hear the General Security guys yelling at Hatem while he tried to explain to them what a comic book was,’ Baki said.” The New Yorker, September 26, 2015

Cheryl Siegel


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