Friday, June 25, 2010

Silly Season 1


Takin' a break and relaxin' until July 5. See you then.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Stalking Riopelle


Some mid level bureaucrats at the Corporation de développement touristique de L’Isle-aux-Grues, and the Fondation Hydro-Québec decided that folk would knock the doors down if they could see where Jean-Paul Riopelle lived and worked. So tehy came up with this amazing idea to make a thing called Sur les traces de Riopelle. Lise Giguère blogs (with pictures) about it as well, which is how I became aware of it. Next time you're in the Chaudière-Appalaches don't miss it.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Episode 102: Art (and other stuff) on Saint Laurent [Zeke's Alternate Art Ramble]


Episode 102 [8:47]
MP3 12MB / FLAC 42MB / Ogg Vorbis 7MB or Stream

Chris 'Zeke' Hand talking with Lisyan Pieries about the art and the other stuff he saw on boulevard Saint Laurent yesterday.

Allégrocube by Charles Daudlin in front of the Palais de Justice.

Some sort of growth coming out of the roof of SAT.

The Crazy Apes Crew


La Paria

Herezy & Zero

Zero & Cabio

Chris Dyer

Seaz & Zilon


Now and Then

More commercialization of public space

Art sur le Boulevard

The Blowjob Store


Originally broadcast on the Monday Morning After on CKUT 90.3 FM, Montreal.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Just what we need


Yet another academic journal written by art history students that is not available electronically.

Brendan Lee Satish Tang; Kitsch ou Riche?


Le Blog du Kitsch 'discovered' Brendan Lee Satish Tang the day before he got shortlisted for the $50,000 Sobey Art Prize.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Aydin Matlabi $6,000 richer


Thanks to the generosity of the former head honcho of Alcan. More on Mr. Matlabi's pictures here.

Vidoo tries to make Corno go Viral


Photo by Michel Gravel

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

And speaking of Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller...


The could take their junk and win a trip to Montreal!

Audiotopie rocks my world


Audiotopie makes art audioguides kind of like what Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller do, just in French.

Extreme Painting? Hmmm...


Well it seems like someone is thinking. I like the concept and idea of 16 local galleries here in town organizing themselves to exhibit something kinda sorta cohesive (Gerhard Richter, Natalie Reis and Joseph Arthur aren't exactly three artists one would instantaneously think of grouping together, but I digress).

Galerie DivisionDave and Jenn, Kim Dorland, Andre Ethier, Martin Golland, Ufuk Gueray, Mathieu Lefevre, Erica Mendritzki and Allison Schulnik.

Galerie Roger Bellemare - Marcel Barbeau, Roger Bellemare, Mathieu Gaudet, Fernand Leduc, Gerhard Richter and Ben Vautier.

Galerie Donald BrownePaul Bureau.

Galerie Simon Blais – Serge Lemoyne.

Galerie Trois Points - Natalie Reis, Clint Griffin, James Olley, Scott Everingham and Cécile Ronc.

Galerie Lilian Rodriguez - François Simard, Sylvain Cousineau, Carlos Gorriarena and Louis-Philippe Côté.

Galerie Orange - Sophie Privé, Eveline Boulva, Pierre Durette, Alexis Lavoie, Jean-Benoit Pouliot, Martin Bureau, Ianick Raymond, Rafael Sottolichio, Francine Simonin and Denis Pellerin.

Galerie Dominique Bouffard - David Lafrance and David Arseneau. And then Sébastian Maltais and guest.

Galerie René Blouin - Kim Dorland, Wil Murray and Chris Kline.

Galerie D'Este - Jean-Pierre Ruel, Ángel Mateo Charris, Paul Bourgault, Drew Simpson and Costa Dvorezky.

Galerie PUSH - Patrick Lundeen.

Projex-Mtl Galerie - Mauricio Limón, Emilio Chapela-Perez, Yves Tessier, John Marok, Peter Schuyff and Sean Montgomery.

Parisian Laundry – “Summertime in Paris: Extreme Painting.”

Han ArtClaude Tousignant, Serge Lemoyne, Leopold Plotek, Dominic Couturier and Francois LeTourneux.

Galerie PangéeJoseph Arthur and then Jason Botkin and then Stephen Shellenberger and Jody Hargreaves.

And since I just added links to all the artists, it occurred to me that Canadian Art magazine might have their priorities in a different place, as their list only links to the art galleries. And, and Mr. Canadian Art, the artist's name is Jean-Benoit Pouliot, not Jean-Benoit Bouliot.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Episode 101: How to Collect [Zeke's Alternate Art Discussion]


Episode 101 [11:40]
MP3 15MB / FLAC 54MB / Ogg Vorbis 9MB or Stream

Chris 'Zeke' Hand in discussion with Lisyan Pieries about how to collect art.


Originally broadcast on the Monday Morning After on CKUT 90.3 FM, Montreal.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Steve Lyons should meet Tim Noble and Sue Webster


Over at the Toronto Star, Peter Goddard waxes eloquently about Steve Lyons' installation at Gallery 44 in Toronto. Judging from the Skol website, it seems to be the same as was exhibited here in Montreal - although I should note, that Mr. Lyons' is way too into artspeak (can anyone translate "Lyons invests in the mimetic, performative, and pseudo-scientific recreation of the controversy." please!)

And I also want to point out that judging from the various descriptions and pictures, it appears that Mr. Lyons' is working in the same medium as Tim Noble and Sue Webster. [More on them here, and here]

Vency Yun on, in and about getting an MFA


It's only a matter of time before art and artists from Montreal start busting out all over. Vency Yun talks with some other MFA students over at the Art21 blog.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Milicent Mary Chaplin Rocks My World


She's a PhD. Thesis waiting to happen.

Pierre Perrault meet Claude Jutra


One more dead documentary filmmaker gets a sculpture in a park in Montreal. Roland Poulin has made a large rusted steel sculpture in memory of Pierre Perrault.

I still think that Charles Daudelin did something similar for Claude Jutra about a gazillion times better.

One person's opinion on art criticism in Canada


Thanks to Andrea Carson for pointing it out in the first place. Michelle Kuran tries to write an overview of the current state of the CanArtCrit scene. Some quotes
After conducting 40-odd interviews with artists, critics and curators across Canada, I found precious little evidence that our critics understand their primary job.
I can’t think of an article that has stayed with me, although some have been not bad. It’s rewarding when critics take one’s work seriously, but that almost never happens.
Pity she didn't bother with the French side of things.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Christian Duperron obviously is at a loss for ideas


He blogs here making fun of Christian Paire, because of this article that appeared in Monday's La Presse. I think it is about time that Gary Blair and Earl Pinchuk had a talk with him, in a dark back alley, with a bag of oranges.

Megan Hepburn is $25,000 richer Woo-Hoo!


Concordia Art Student, Megan Hepburn won the 2010 Joseph Plaskett Award and according to the press release it sounds like Joe Plaskett was the one to give her the cash himself. Of note is that this year's jury members were Eliza Griffiths, Pierre Dorion and Etienne Zack.

Back in 2006, Ms. Hepburn had a show at the Stride Gallery in Calgary that appears to have caused a little bit of a fuss. Her art is also reproduced on pages 26 & 27 in Memewar #1 [pdf alert].

If you want to apply for next year's prize, click here.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Emily Hale visits Montreal


And saw the Tiffany exhibit
and the With Glass, Under Glass, Without Glass at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.

I quite like her descriptions of both.

Jean Eudes on Vimeo


Jean-Eudes artiste de Montreal from Jean-Eudes Lavoie on Vimeo.

This makes me smile for so many different reasons.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Episode 100: The 10th Annual YES Artists' Conference [Zeke's Alternate Art Ramble & Rave]


Episode 100 [9:15]
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Chris 'Zeke' Hand rambling and raving on about the 10th Annual YES Artists' Conference happening today at the Centaur Theatre.


Originally broadcast on the Monday Morning After on CKUT 90.3 FM, Montreal.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Some of the art at McGill University


Daniel McCabe highlights 15 items in the McGill University Art Collection.

Tobias Wong dead at 35


And unfortunately, prior to his death I had never known that he was a Canadian Artist.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pierre Dorion gets noticed


Over at Ashcan Montreal, they have some very complimentary things to say about M. Dorion's work.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Scott Addis & Peter Hoffer meet in Chicago


Peter Hoffer has a show that just happens to be opening at Gallery KH in Chicago which is the exact and very same gallery that appears to be selling Mr Addis' work in the Windy City.


(and just in case it wasn't obvious, both Mr. Addis and Mr. Hoffer are painters who live in the Montreal area)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Alannah Heffez gets it right


Before and After on the recent 'artistic intervention' on lower Saint Laurent.

Personally I just want to know how much everyone got paid.

Who would've thunk...


There's a Norval Morrisseau Blog!

Better Late than Never


Over at the Art History Newsletter, they mention that there is a review of FIFA on Artnet.

It was two months ago, wasn't it?

Simon Brault pushin' his new book.


Two for the price of one, the Maclean's Blog, with Jordan Himelfarb asking the 'tough' questions, and the National Post with Mark Medley doing the heavy lifting..