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.
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.
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. 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.
From ancient hunters chasing aurochs across cave walls, to mind-bending performance-based works, the human body has long served as both medium and message.This interdependence of art and the body is evocatively explored in Phaidon’s new French-language book, L’Art et le Corps [Body of Art in English].
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