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Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 22, 2018

Vancouver Spring arts preview 2018 visual arts critics’ picks: Galleries explore war and peace.  “The eternal struggle between war and peace—between the human inclination to engage in bloody conflict and the equally human longing for harmony—finds expression in a few exhibitions this spring and summer.  Genocidal civil war, the potential for nuclear holocaust, and the … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 21, 2018

  Saskatoon Re-Naming a New World. Language and its implications are what first drew me to Cree Métis artist Jason Baerg and his project ᐅᐢᑳᔨ ᐊᐢᑮᕀ Oskâyi Askîy (New World). In this project, language and its manifestations work to ground notions of the Anthropocene, survivance and Indigenous connection to land and environment.  Recently, I worked with … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 20, 2018

Canada Governor General’s Visual Arts Award Winners announced today Eight Canadian artists have been honoured in this year’s awards in visual and media arts. They are: Glenn Alteen, Bruce Eves, Wyn Geleynse, Spring Hurlbut, Midi Onodera, Sandra Semchuk, Adrian Stimson and Jack Sures. Canada Council, February 20, 2018 Artists Win Governor General’s Awards Seven Canadian … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 6, 2018

Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery throws birthday bash for Takashi Murakami (PHOTOS) Takashi Murakami headlines Vancouver Art Gallery’s latest offering. The Japanese artist’s works — some 50 pieces — have taken over the gallery walls for his first retrospective exhibition, The Octopus Eats His Own Leg, part of an extensive international tour… Fans shelled out $1,000 … Continue reading