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Art Histories, VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine

(Art Papers, July-Aug 2012) For the inaugural exhibition in its new space, VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine presented a head-heavy exhibition titled Art Histories [March 16–May 20, 2012]. Curated by Marie-Josée Jean, it featured a disparate selection of artworks from … 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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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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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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Nelson Henricks: Unwriting, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery

Art Papers (March-April, 2011) Time will have passed. Will we manage to say what we want to say before it does? Fear of the empty page, the distraction of another’s presence, typos, telephones calls, and conflicting internal desires are just … Continue reading

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Emanuel Licha: Why Photogenic? SBC Gallery

Canadian Art (Fall 2010) Wind spirals over the Mojave Desert. The mountains in the distance look like the backdrop of a vast, lifeless stage. A toy soldier crawls commando style down a paved highway. A cargo train rolls by without … Continue reading

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Re-enactments, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art

Art Papers (May-June 2008) Perhaps the theme of re-enacting various bits of art history and media culture and has been revisited too often, but this curatorial framing does not prevent the work included in Re-enactments from dialoguing between themselves [DHC/ART … Continue reading

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