Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, December 10, 2015

Vancouver

Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva meld optical art with moving digital images Visitors to Nicolas Sassoon’s East Vancouver studio might already have encountered a version of it online—a virtual representation of where and how he makes his art…..Recently, he has also been exploring the fraught interface between computer technology and the natural world, as seen in the panoramic, gallery-filling video that he and Portland artist Rick Silva are exhibiting at Wil Aballe Art Projects. Georgia Straight, December 9, 2015

Hour of the Untitled chimes for Vancouver’s art scene How does a small gallery survive amongst the louder voices in a large city. Hard work and collaboration seem to be the crux for the ‘Untitled’ art space in Chinatown, managed by photographer Lauren D. Zbarsky, which showcases a wide range of art focusing on different mediums. Vancouver Observer, December 7, 2015

Washington, D.C.

AIA Top Prize to Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi. Denise Scott Brown, 84, won the American Institute of Architects 2016 Gold Medal, its highest honor, along with Robert Venturi, 90, her husband and design partner. The award marked the second time a woman has won the prize. New York Times, December 3, 2015

China

Why China’s artists are making waves, and getting away with it They serve as a kind of Greek chorus, using humour, outrage and mockery to express ideas that in China would otherwise never have a voice. Maclean’s, December 9. 2015

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