Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Jim Evans Film trailer


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The CCA doing good stuff


I've spoken with Lev Bratishenko about his work at The Canadian Centre for Architecture before. But I saw this, and thought how that sounds like lots of fun!

The only problem I see is if everyone is lying how are they going to decide who wins?

Mitchell F. Chan in a Canadian Art Video


Sorry that I'm late to this one, but as per usual, I've been playing catch up.


Friday, December 17, 2010

More on the European Commission ruling about Dan Flavin and Bill Viola


This time from ArtInfo and Fluctuat, with both of them referencing the US court case from 1926 about Constantin Brâncuşi's Bird in Space.

Sometimes I agree with Clarence Epstein


When he states things like "that art is inseparable from the intellectual life at Concordia" and cataloging all the art at Concordia University he is dead bang on. But, there are other things that he does that I strongly disagree with.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dan Flavin & Bill Viola don't make art


This one should be coming from The Onion. But unfortunately it isn't, it's real life and it is true. From Reuters, and from The Art Newspaper. More to follow as they appear.

Art Securitization: All Systems Ready


The good folk over at Skate's Art Investment Review had a confab down in Miami earlier this month and posted the video.

Part One

Part Two

Monday, December 13, 2010

Episode 126: Auctions [Zeke's Alternate Art Ramble]


Episode 125 [13:41]
MP3 17MB / FLAC MB / Ogg Vorbis 9MB or Stream

Chris 'Zeke' Hand discussing Montreal Auction houses with Lisyan Pieries and Sabrina Santucci.


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

Friday, December 10, 2010

Kurelek by William Pettigrew from1967


A worthwhile way to spend 10 minutes and 7 seconds


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vera Frenkel in Canadian Art Magazine


I spoke with Vera Frenkel back in November. And now the show gets a write up in Canadian Art Magazine.

I can't call 434 words a review, and it truth it reads more like a rehash of the press release, than anything critical.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Episode 125: Adam O'Callaghan, Raymond Scott


Episode 125 [21:43]
MP3 29MB / FLAC 113MB / Ogg Vorbis 16MB or Stream

Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Ariel Fournier in conversation with Adam O'Callaghan about Raymond Scott, the Nouveau Raymond Scott Quintette, the film Deconstructing Dad.


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

Separated at Birth?


UQAM President Kennedy Pavilion built by Saia Barbarese Topouzanov

Concordia International School Shanghai built by Perkins Eastman

Moshe Safdie at (and on) the National Gallery


Someone at the National Gallery needs to learn how to use YouTube better. They have posted 12 short videos of Moshe Safdie talking about the building. Twice. Because they have an English account called ngcmedia and a French account called mbacmedia. However the videos uploaded to the French account are in English. And they have no playlist, and because they have chosen to title them Tour of the National Gallery of Canada with Moshe Safdie and then specify which part of the building they are, at first glance it seems like they are all the same. Which could go a long way to explaining why they have all been viewed in the low two figures (that or someone over there forgot to send out the email, tweet and update their Facebook page).

I think they should hire me as their social media consultant. And if you're interested, the complete collection of videos are all below.

Tour of the National Gallery of Canada with Moshe Safdie "The Building"

"The Concourse"

"The Contemporary Gallery"

"The Cafeteria"

"The Garden Court"

"The Great Hall"

"The Light Shafts"

"The Port Holes"

"The Turquoise Wall"

"The Ventilation"

"The Water Court"

And what's with all the quotation marks?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Peter Greenaway: "Nine Classic Paintings Revisited"


Gotta find me 90 minutes to watch this...

And if that wasn't enough there is also the follow-up panel discussion with Peter Greenaway, Darcy Grigsby (History of Art), and Abigail de Kosnik (Theater, Dance & Performance Studies).

Monday, December 6, 2010

Episode 124: Hymn to the Universe, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, 2010 highlights [Zeke's Alternate Art Ramble]


Episode 124 [8:29]
MP3 11MB / FLAC 37MB / Ogg Vorbis 6MB or Stream

Chris 'Zeke' Hand in discussion with Lisyan Pieries about the 2010 highlights and a couple of upcoming events.


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

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kendra E. Roth and Richard McCoy talk conservation


Yes, I'm a little late on this one. Apologies but back last month, Richard McCoy (twitter version) published his interview with Kendra E. Roth, Conservator at the Sherman Fairchild Center of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Art21. It makes for a very nice read.