Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

The Grange Prize for Contemporary Photography

Canada’s Grange Prize officially launched last month in Toronto. The Prize, now in it’s fourth year,  nominates four contemporary photographers, two from Canada and two from a different partner country—this year India—but lets the world decide the winner. The prize is one of many corporate-institutional partnerships (the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize presented by The Photographer’s Gallery, for example, or Canada’s recently inaugurated Scotiabank Photography Award,[.....]

Art Spin at the new 99

A walk along Toronto’s west Queen West these days is a journey through a neighbourhood still in the throes of gentrification. With a thriving gallery scene now fully entrenched, the condos are going up, taking shape amidst the soaring cranes and massive construction pits. A little jaunt south of the main drag, a newly-renovated 99 Sudbury now holds a fitness club and event spaces, as[.....]

Robert Lendrum: I’ve Been Shot

In the 1988 action film, Die Hard, John McClane (played by Bruce Willis) hustles around a Los Angeles skyscraper—sweat-soaked and shirtless—in an effort to save his wife and other hostages from a ruthless terrorist group. At various points throughout the film, McClane (an NYPD officer) survives a partial jump from an exploding building and smashes through a plate glass window. Basically, he is injured to[.....]

Abbas Akhavan: Islands

The Third Line in Dubai presents Islands – Abbas Akhavan’s first solo exhibition in the region.  According to The Third Line, Akhavan’s site specific installation visualizes the connections between the art world/art market and the world’s economy.  Akhavan positions this global economic theme within Dubai – mapping the city directly onto the gallery walls. In Islands, Akhavan paints a series of aerial maps that do[.....]

Artists Explore Screen Space

Artists Explore Screen Space is the title of a new exhibition of video based artworks on view at The Power Plant in Toronto, presented as part of the 23rd Images Festival. For the exhibition, artists Sharon Lockhart, Ryan Trecartin, Peter Campus and Joachim Koester are presenting recent video projects that vary widely, while  addressing the moving image and the idea of screen space. Lockhart is[.....]

Susy Oliveira

Toronto-based artist Susy Oliveira creates sculptures, paintings and installations that examine human’s preoccupation with controlling and re-producing elements of nature through artificial fabrication. Often using digital images that attempt to capture or reproduce elements of nature, the artist repurposes the images to give new life and form to artificial versions of natural and organic material. As humans continue to manipulate and impose unnatural systems onto[.....]

Interview with Wangechi Mutu

In February 2010, Kenyan-born, New York-based artist Wangechi Mutu was named the Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year.” Her accompanying exhibition, My Dirty Little Heaven will open later this month at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin. Recently, DailyServing’s Aimée Reed had a chance to catch up with Mutu at her studio in Brooklyn to discuss her upcoming show, as well as the con-current exhibition[.....]