Despite his almost sole focus on the American experience, a major retrospective of photographer Walker Evans’ work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris represents, in a strange way, a kind of homecoming for the trailblazing documentary photographer. That’s partly because of the lingering influence of a trip Evans took to France in 1926–1927 to immerse himself in French literature and culture.
This spring, three Canadian women artists got together at the National Gallery of Canada for an informal public conversation in support of the Canadian Photography Institute exhibition Photography in Canada: 1960–2000, now on view in the CPI galleries at the NGC. In a discussion led by exhibition curator Andrea Kunard, Sorel Cohen, Suzy Lake and Susan McEachern talked about their individual art practices and works.
Visitors to the exhibition, Higher States, Lawren Harris and his American Contemporaries, on view at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, will perhaps be surprised not to encounter the paradigmatic landscape painter, Lawren S. Harris. Instead, they will discover, or rediscover, Harris the abstract artist.
In this video, Faye HeavyShield discusses how she created her work Body of Land, currently on view at the National Gallery of Canada as part of Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present.
In his new book The Orange Balloon Dog — a title inspired by the stainless-steel sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange) by Jeff Koons — author Don Thompson explores the recent landscape of art speculation, from Qatar to Los Angeles. Taking the pulse of a phenomenon that is part Wild West and part South Sea Bubble, Thompson adopts an almost Cassandra-like approach to today’s art market.
To commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada will be launching a website in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. The site will feature photographic and textual material from the fascinating archives of the National Film Board of Canada’s Still Photography Division.
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