Comedian Jerry Seinfeld used to claim that his seminal TV show Seinfeld was “a show about nothing.” What being “about nothing” really meant was, it could be about anything. In other words, Seinfeld had given himself built-in creative freedom. Franco-American art star Jules de Balincourt does something similar. His new exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is intentionally freewheeling.
William S. Paley was best known as the American media mogul who founded CBS Inc. He was less known for his keen eye and taste for modern art. During his lifetime, Paley built a significant collection of works by artists such as Cézanne, Picasso, Degas, Rodin, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Derain and others. Now, for a brief time, most of the works from that collection can be seen in Canada.
This month, Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson responds to NGC Magazine's version of The Proust Questionnaire.
Laure Prouvost, an artist whose work has been described as a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, is the winner of this year’s £25,000 Turner Prize. Considered by many to be the most important and prestigious award for the visual arts in Europe, the Turner Prize is awarded each year to an artist under 50 who lives and works in the U.K.
Bringing together more than 100 works from private and public collections, 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., now on at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, offers visitors a unique opportunity to see masterworks—many of which have not been exhibited publicly in years—by some of Canada’s most important Aboriginal artists.
In the run-up to the gift-giving season, buying a book on
gardening history is perfectly natural. You could be forgiven, however,
for wondering about the relevance of a centenary history of Sheridan
Nurseries of Ontario to art history in general, and to the National
Gallery of Canada’s current exhibition Artists, Architects and Artisans, in particular.
NGC Magazine caught up with the artist to talk about his process and his not-to-be missed exhibition One, and Two, and More Than Two, on view at The Power Plant until 5 January 2014.
Beginning in 2005, Campeau visited seventy-five darkrooms across Canada to document the disappearance of analogue photography. He soon expanded his scope to Mexico, Cuba, France, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Vietnam and Niger. The resulting work is included in his exhibition Michel Campeau: Icons of Obsolescence, opening at the National Gallery on 18 October 2013.
Don't miss this photo gallery of just some of the works featured in Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890–1918, on view at the NGC until 2 February 2014.
Ozias Leduc (1864–1955), Still Life (with Lay Figure) , oil on canvas, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1984.40). Gift of the Estate of J.A. DeSève, 1984