Friday, July 30, 2010

Curatorial Smackdown II: Gallery Lambton


Stolen in its entirety from Unedit my heart by Leah Sandals (kind of like retweet, but better):
Who can resist a title like "Curatorial Smackdown II"? Not I. Gallery Lambton in Sarnia is in the process of mounting its second curatorial competition. What I find interesting about the project is that its blog attempts to document the way curatorial decisions are made—and exhibitions built—in a relatively straightforward way: from wall preparation to selection of works to framing and beyond. While the blog can't rival UFC for smackdown sensations, it certainly is a handy learning tool. Take a look and keep an eye out for the second half of this round coming up August 3, 4 and 5.

Artist in Montreal by Jean Palardy, from 1954


I'm getting into the embedded video thing...

All about the automatistes in 29 minutes, from the NFB. And a shout out to A Portrait of the Visual Arts in Canada for giving me the idea. Thanks.

Kitty Scott, Douglas Fogle, Lisa Anne Auerbach and & Althea Thauberger talking for 77 minutes


Canadian Art Gallery Hop Vancouver Panel Discussion from Canadian Art on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Great Idea, Horrible Website


Since I'm no longer a teenager, and don't live at home, I missed to call out for the CCA's week long day camp.

But it appears to me that one of the results of the camp was this website. Which I doubt is even navigable to a contemporary teenager. Which is not to say that the content that it hides is not good, just that it is hidden.

Things like a review of Viger Square by Gervais Nash, a great video by Félix Bouchard, and a bunch of other pieces that are probably just as brilliant and wonderful, but completely and utterly hidden in plain site due to bad website design.

Jian talks to Jennie Hogan and makes Andrea ponder deep weighty things...


A nice post from last week on the possibility of Art replacing Religion. Personally, I don't think so.

Still playing catch up


But this one is too good to pass up. Dope might be damaging works of art stored in the basement of the Vancouver Art Gallery

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Belated congratulations to Mélanie Joly


Way beyond my normal irresponsibility (ie; not posting things here for weeks on end) I'm way late in congratulating Mélanie Joly on winning the 2010 Arnold Edinborough Award.

I'm going to try and get her to be an in-studio guest sometime in the near future.

Montréal Champêtre


An 8 minute video about last month's Montréal Champêtre.

Montréal Champêtre - Cimetière Mont-Royal sur La RPV
envoyé par rogiciel. - Films courts et animations.

Murals & Mu


Laurence Petit and MU got good press earlier in the month from CTV. All about murals in Montreal.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Adad Hannah in Connecticut


Congrats need to be extended to Mr. Hannah, he's getting closer to making it in New York City. This past spring he had a show at the Aldrich Museum. As far as I can tell, Benjamin Ivry wrote the only review in the Arty-Semite, but there also is an hour long video of him talking.

Match Stick Buildings


Speaking of weird obsessions, this article in the Courrier Frontenac, led me to the Musée de la Matchitecture, which while not the work of just one person, looks cool as all get out. Unfortunately it is a little bit further away from Montreal.

Louis-Émile Beauregard


I'd never heard of Louis-Émile Beauregard either. But somehow I came across the website for him. Which led me to others (and others) which means eventually I'm going to have to make my way to Dudswell to see all the miniature sculptures.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Episode 105: Hamburger America: The Film [Zeke's Alternate Film Review]


Episode 105 [11:05]
MP3 15MB / FLAC 49MB / Ogg Vorbis 8MB or Stream

Chris 'Zeke' Hand reviewing and talking about Hamburger America: The Movie with Lisyan Pieries.


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

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Walrus Magazine Looks at Aquisitions


Your favorite and mine, Marc Mayer, director of the National Gallery of Canada gets shadowed as he travels around the world by Walrus.

One person's opinion


Marisa Polin visited Montreal and liked some galleries. She obviously missed a bunch.

Alan Syliboy getting good press


The Daily Gleaner gave (I'm still playing catch up) Mi'kmaq artist Alan Syliboy a very nice write up.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oscar Peterson Sculpture in Ottawa


Ruth Abernethy made one for Ottawa, so when are we going to get one here in Montreal? Wasn't he born here?

Georges Marciano getting good press


Back in April, I talked about Georges Marciano, his hotel and the insane amount of art that was hanging there. Well, Maclean's magazine finally catches up, although I'm late in pointing it out...

Geneviève Cadieux, Michel Goulet and Axel Morgenthaler getting a trip to Paris?


Same old, same old. According to this press release from the STM Geneviève Cadieux, Michel Goulet and Axel Morgenthaler were shortlisted for the art in the Paris metro competition.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The CCA's loss is the University of California Santa Barbara's gain.


Congrats to Jocelyn Gibbs who doesn't look like she will have to deal with Montreal winters again.

Trois Rivieres looks like it has some cool murals


Some American who is living in Trois Rivieres, tells some good stories about some paintings on the side of a grocery store.

Seeing how much the Canadian Landscape has changed in 100 years.


It's presented as if Jim and Sue Waddington spontaneously came up with the idea themselves, when it is a fairly standard issue art history method, but it looks cool none-the-less.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ottawa Artists in Montreal


A very nice puff piece that thrives on cliches and artsy portraits of anglophone artists from the other side of the border.

Doris McCarthy 100 years old


Congratulations!!! and Woo-Hoo!!!

This is horrible news


I've written about it before, and explained why I think the Bodies Exhibit at the Eaton Centre is bad, horrible, nasty, rude, abominable and just plain wrong. Well unfortunately it's going to hang out there until the end of the summer.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'm going to stop blogging and write you all a letter.


Canada Post just issued two (not one) Prudence Heward stamps

Leopold Foulem goes international


He's exhibiting at something called the 21e Biennale internationale de céramique contemporaine on the Côte d'Azur

Want to be in Le Mois de la Photo?


They published their call for submissions, and the deadline is in August. Plenty of time to perfect your grantspeak.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Episode 104: An Alternate Interview with Zeke


While it hasn't quite been as relaxing as I had hoped, the break has proved to be interesting to say the least. There have been (and will continue to be) changes here, there, and elsewhere, most notably; I'm going to try to publish three new posts on or about art and the art world in Montreal before 9AM every day that there isn't a podcast.

Episode 104 [19:32]
MP3 25MB / FLAC 192MB / Ogg Vorbis 16MB or Stream

Chris 'Zeke' Hand being interviewed on CKUT's The International Radio Report about The Montreal Burger Report and other things.


Originally broadcast on The International Radio Report on CKUT 90.3 FM, Montreal.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Episode 103: Paysages Éphémères [Zeke's Alternate Art Rant]


Episode 103 [21:27]
MP3 28MB / FLAC 203MB / Ogg Vorbis 19MB or Stream

Chris 'Zeke' Hand in discussion with Lisyan Pieries about the 6th edition of Paysages Éphémères on Mont-Royal ave in Montréal.


Marc Dulude's L’envolée

Catherine Bolduc's Dans ma tête c'est une montagne

Work by Reinhard Reitzenstein and Roberto Pellegrinuzzi at the Maison de la Culture

People passing by Reinhard Reitzenstein's Defense/Defiance and not paying attention

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

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Silly Seaons Reminder


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