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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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Pascal Grandmaison: Half of the Darkness, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

(Prefix Photo 25, May 2012) “Contrary to photography’s naturalization as utterly congruent with the world, photography’s real is an encounter with the otherness of rupture, internment, and disinterment…. In this way, photography’s real is deeply other to that set of … Continue reading

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Valerie Blass, Musée d’art contemporain

(Art Papers, May – June, 2012) Valerie Blass assembles and refashions kitsch objects and common materials into strange hybrids that look unmistakably like objets d’art [February 2 – April 22, 2012]. One cannot help but think “Brancusi” when looking at … Continue reading

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The Quebec Triennial: The Work Ahead of Us, Musée d’art contemporain

Art Papers (January – February 2012) The Quebec Triennial is a massive act of triage by the curatorial team of the Musée d’art contemporain (Marie Fraser, Lesley Johnstone, Mark Lanctôt, François LeTourneux and Louise Simard) of the province’s artistic production … Continue reading

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Kendra Wallace: Peripheries

Art Papers (November – December, 2011) Blue: a blue so intense that we don’t know if we’re looking into a depthless summer sky or an imaginary infinity within. Square: too perfect to be anthropomorphized yet as welcoming to the eye … Continue reading

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Chris Salter + LabXmodal: Atmosphere, FOFA Gallery

Art Papers (May-June, 2011) Atmosphere: it sticks to objects, buildings and celestial bodies like an auratic energy, or lingers like an obfuscating fog of innumerable factors. According to Bruno Latour, the conditions that create our collective “atmosphere” are always plural … Continue reading

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Pascal Grandmaison, Galerie René Blouin

CV Photo 89 (Fall 2011) Blue-tinged icebergs? Hand-made plaster sculptures? The sleek cool signature of Pascal Grandmaison is hard to discern when first entering his recent exhibition at Galerie René Blouin [November 27, 2010 – January 8, 2011]. His new … Continue reading

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