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Into the Culture Cave: Generator of Art and Community, Emotions and Ideas
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:00pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Luminato Festival's residency at the Hearn Generating Station three times the size of the Tate Modern in 2016 was an enormous undertaking that rewrote the rules of cultural programming in Toronto, and served as an example of how contemporary culture can engage with idle urban spaces. Now, the incredible story of the Hearn's transformation is detailed in former Luminato Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt's book Into the Culture Cave: Generator of Art and Community, Emotions and Ideas. Composed of contributions from Luminato staff, cultural thinkers and Weisbrodt himself, the book not only discusses the immense production challenges Luminato overcame to turn the Hearn into a 17-day cultural space, but also Weisbrodt's vision of what a 21st century arts institution should be — a "culture cave" where all art forms are welcome, no internal barriers exist and diverse audiences meet. For 17 days the Hearn was the largest multi-arts center in the world.
Jorn Weisbrodt will be in discussion with 2 artists, Rufus Wainwright and Tim Hecker, who performed at the Hearn and who experienced first hand this enormous experiment that tried to present culture in a different, more open and porous way.
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Phyllida Barlow: folly at the 57th Venice Biennale
May 13 - November 26 2017
Phyllida Barlow has been selected to represent Britain at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia and she presents a major solo show in the British Pavilion.
Best known for her colossal sculptural projects, for over four decades Phyllida Barlow has employed a distinctive vocabulary of inexpensive materials such as plywood, cardboard, plaster, cement, fabric and paint to create striking sculptures and bold and expansive installations that confront the relationship between objects and the space that surrounds them.
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Once inspired, now inspiring
Kent Monkman is stoking passion in a new generation of Indigenous artists while he shares his provocative, defiant, score-settling Winnipeg-informed work all over the world
A revealing feature interview with Kent Monkman in The Winnipeg Free Press
Coming soon from Black Dog Publishing, The Four Continents: Kent Monkman, and Kent Monkman: Shame and Prejudice, A Story of Resilience
Canada and The Times: The Faraway Nearby
Earlier this year, the Ryerson Image Center in Toronto received a donation of 24,804 images from a collector, Chris Bratty, who had purchased the collection with the intention of donating it. Selected by a team led by two gallerists, Steven Kasher and Stephen Bulger, the pictures range from World War I to the late 1990s, from hockey players to lumberjacks. A selection is currently on view in an exhibition at the center and in a book, both entitled The Faraway Nearby.
Read the full article at The New York Times here
What a 1970s Chilean Satire Can Tell Us About Donald Trump
Novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman writes in The Nation about the essay he co-authored with Armand Mattelart, How to Read Donald Duck — republished as part of How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney's Latin America and Latin America's Disney.
You can read the article here
Sam Durant Wins deCordova Sculpture Park’s $25,000 Rappaport Prize
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, has given its annual Rappaport Prize to Sam Durant, the Los Angeles–based artist whose political work has struck a chord with audiences at galleries, museums, and art fairs—and, most recently, was the subject of intense protest in Minneapolis. As part of the prize, which recognises an artist who bears a relationship to New England, Durant—who was raised in the South Shore area near Boston—will receive $25,000.
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Landon Mackenzie: 2017 Winner of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts
Black Dog Publishing would like to congratulate Landon Mackenzie, a 2017 Winner of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey: Works on Paper from Black Dog Publishing is available to buy now from our website. Watch the Landon Mackenzie: We Don’t Have A Picture Yet film by Anthony Grieco.
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