Blog Post Category Archive (History)

  1. Screening tonight: The Cinematheque x The Contemporary Art Gallery: Art21

    The Cinematheque is delighted to present the Canadian theatrical premiere of this one-hour film, part of Art in the Twenty-First Century’s new season: “In small and tightly-knit Vancouver, artists reframe the world through a series of sophisticated illusions. By recreating

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  2. RIP CHRIS BURDEN

    Chris Burden, Trans-Fixed, April 23, 1974 at Speedway Avenue in Venice, California. Pioneering performance artist Chris Burden passed away on sunday May 10th aged 69. While still an art student, Burden began doing controversial performances, using his body as a

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  3. Vkhutemas-A Russian Laboratory of Modernity

    Exhibition of student’s work on “Evidence and expression of mass and weight” school year 1927-1929.© The Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow Vkhutemas (WChUTEMAS), often referred to as the “Russian Bauhaus”, was a legendary art school of Modernism in the

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  4. GRANDPA’S PHOTOS

      Grandpa Stephen Clarke took many slides on his travels as a jewelry buyer. After each trip he would make a slideshow to show his family where he’d been. Years later, when he moved into a retirement home, his family came

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  5. ITALIAN FUTURISM AT THE GUGGENHEIM

    Fortunato Depero, Skyscrapers and Tunnels (Gratticieli e tunnel), 1930. Tempera on paper, 68 x 102 cm. MART, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Photo: © MART, Archivio Fotografico When he

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  6. IDEA BOOKS LTD

      Idea Books is like my teen dream library. It takes you back to a time before the internet and smart phones when you traded foreign fashion magazines by the pool with your best friend and learned about art from

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  7. Til Oct 4th: Rennie Collection- Rodney Graham

    Vancouver based artist Rodney Graham has a solo show on at the ‘Rennie Collection- Wing Sang’ until October 4th showing pieces from the artist works in several media – film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, sound, text, and installation. Graham’s show was a

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  8. New York New York

    I had to cover a lot of ground during my 5 short days in New York.  The transit system was my friend but also my foe which made everyday an adventure…especially when  I was completely lost. From heading to see

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  9. Devil’s Toy Redux: 14 directors in 14 different cities

      The Devil’s Toy was one of the first skateboarding films ever made in 1966 and is considered a cult classic.  The stylistic short documentary was dedicated “to all victims of intolerance” depicts the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal. A new

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  10. GREY GARDENS

      In 1975 filmmaking brothers Albert and David Maysles went to the Hamptons to document a reclusive mother and daughter living in a dilapidated mansion called Grey Gardens. Spending six weeks with Big Edie and Little Edie Beale they witnessed the

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  11. VIVIAN KUBRICK

    Growing up with famous film director Stanley Kubrick as a father definitely shaped Vivian Kubrick’s childhood. She recently uploaded some nostalgic photos to her twitter account showing her hanging out with her father on his films, posing on famous sets

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  12. MUSEO CASA BRADY

      Robert Brady was an American artist, designer and art collector. After studying at the Chicago Art Institute, Temple University (Philadelphia) and the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania, he travelled throughout Europe and while living in Venice became friends with Peggy

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