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  • Nature versus Culture: American Landscape Photography in Washington

    Nature versus Culture: American Landscape Photography in Washington

    When Diane Waggoner set out to curate an exhibition on 19th-century American landscape photography for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., she didn’t expect to discover such a clear narrative among the works. “One of the major themes that runs through the photography from this period is a constant balance between nature and culture,” Waggoner said in an interview with NGC Magazine.

    By Shannon Moore
    Posted April 19, 2017
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  • The Art of Hockey

    The Art of Hockey

    It’s fitting that ice hockey — which occupies considerable space within Canada’s national imagination — should be the subject of a large and thematically diverse exhibition. Simply titled Hockey, the show, now on view at the Canadian Museum of History, strives to connect with spectators in perhaps as many ways as the game itself threads through the national narrative.

    By Stephen Dale
    Posted April 10, 2017
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  • Celebrating this Year’s Governor General’s Award Winners

    Celebrating this Year’s Governor General’s Award Winners

    From intimate portraits of life on the fringes to experimental film and cartographic paintings, the works of this year’s recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are among the most distinctive contributions to contemporary art in Canada.

    By Anqi Shen
    Posted April 03, 2017
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  • Memorialization and Commemoration: Teresa Margolles

    Memorialization and Commemoration: Teresa Margolles

    In the exhibition Teresa Margolles: Mundos, on view at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Margolles confronts marginalization, exploring the widespread disappearance and death of women in the perilous border city of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. 

    By Shannon Moore
    Posted March 07, 2017
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  • Earthlings: A Surreal Examination of What It Means to Be Human

    Earthlings: A Surreal Examination of What It Means to Be Human

    The Earthlings exhibition, now on view at Esker Foundation in Calgary, features the work of seven contemporary Canadian artists in a fascinating collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.

    By Tina Reilly
    Posted March 01, 2017
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  • Disposable Art, Process Art, Media Art: Les Levine’s Rule-Breaking Work

    Disposable Art, Process Art, Media Art: Les Levine’s Rule-Breaking Work

    The exhibition Les Levine: Transmedia, on view at Oakville Galleries, brings together a selection of Les Levine’s works from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. “These were the works by which he first came to acclaim, and they put forward for Toronto a new model of what art could be about, and how it could connect to its time,” said the show’s curator Sarah Robayo Sheridan in an interview with NGC Magazine.

    By Sierra Bellows
    Posted February 01, 2017
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  • Mystical Landscapes: Let the Spiritual Journey Begin

    Mystical Landscapes: Let the Spiritual Journey Begin

    Drawn towards a source of light, inspiration or a divinity, artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Lawren S. Harris, Edvard Munch and Emily Carr immersed themselves in the spiritual, even the mystical. In addition to their outstanding works of art, some of them left behind letters and diaries, books and interviews, offering insight into their transcendental journeys, and focusing on the soul of things, rather than on more material elements.

    By Antonio Aragon
    Posted January 03, 2017
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  • Defending the Crease: The Canadiana of Ken Danby

    Defending the Crease: The Canadiana of Ken Danby

    Beyond the Crease: Ken Danby, on view at the Art Gallery of Hamilton this fall, brings together more than 70 of Danby’s works from private and public collections for the first time, and commemorates the artist nearly a decade after his death.

    By Sierra Bellows
    Posted November 15, 2016
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