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Nick Cave: Until, MassMoCA

esse arts + opinions 90, spring 2017 Nick Cave’s expansive installation at MassMoCA, Until, transmits the same energetic charge as the performances that he is known for. Every cubic metre of the cavernous hall is filled with colour and movement: … Continue reading

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Participatory Libraries and the Possibility of Making a Mess

esse art + opinions 89 (winter 2017)   Libraries are becoming leisure destinations and personal hotspots. Far from the connotations of uptight and dusty, they are now “zones” for “connecting”—to experience-driven information providers, digitally distributed publications and social media, as … Continue reading

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Kendra Wallace: Field of Appearances

Esse Arts + Opinions 88, Fall 2016, 32-39. Kendra Wallace, Field of Appearances, Installation View, Trianon Gallery, November 2015 to January 2016. Courtesy of the artist.   Kendra Wallace: Field of Appearances Despite all the mechanical artifacts that now surround us, … Continue reading

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Chris Kline: Local Condition, Diaz Contemporary

Preview: Chris Kline, Local Condition, Diaz Contemporary, Nov. 2014 – Jan. 2015 The quiet, visual intimacy of Chris Kline’s painted surfaces has been consistent in his work, and consistently oscillatory. The Dividers series of 2011-12, for example, revealed the slender, … Continue reading

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Contemporary Art and Spatial Experience, McGill University

Contemporary Art and Spatial Experience Studies: Modern Art and Theoretical Problems 04 (ARTH 479) Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University Dr. Anja Bock, Fall 2014 Seminars: Tuesdays 14h30 – 17h30, Arts W-5 Office hours: Fridays 10h – … Continue reading

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Methods in Art History, McGill University

Methods in Art History (ARTH 305) Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, Winter 2014 Dr. Anja Bock Lectures: Wednesdays and Fridays 14h30 – 16h00, Arts W215 Office hours: Fridays 13h00-14h00, Arts W260 (Dr. A. Vanhaelen’s office) TA: … Continue reading

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Abbas Akhavan: Beacon, Darling Foundry

Art Papers (Sep – Oct, 2012) Abbas Akhavan, Beacon, 2012. Installation view with (from left) Envelope 2012, Mortar 2012, and Like a Bat Afraid of its Own Shadow 2012. Courtesy: the artist, Darling Foundry and the Third Line. Photo: Josée … Continue reading

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