Visual Arts News from Vancouver Art Gallery Library April 13, 2011



Vancouver places that matter most shortlisted.  Over the next month the Vancouver Heritage Foundation will select the 125 places that matter most to Vancouver, a salute to the city's 125th birthday.  On Monday, the foundation issued its top 10 sites based on votes received.  The two ‘sites’ that topped the polls are: Out for Lunch, the Friday afternoon concert series at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver Sun, April 12, 2011

Metchosin, BC

On the hunt for Emily Carr.  Through memoirs, dates of paintings and landmarks in the paintings, Elaine Limbrick has started identifying the West Shore locations in many of Emily Carr’s paintings. So far, she has identified about 20 locations.  Goldstream News Gazette, April 12, 2011


Q&A: Edward Burtynsky on Oil.  “For nearly a decade, Edward Burtynsky’s photography has helped shape perceptions of some of the world’s most remote and colossal industrial sites, from the Three Gorges Dam in China to New Brunswick oil refineries.”  National Post, April 12, 2011

Jon Sasaki: Pine at the AGO.  “Jon Sasaki's new installation at the Art Gallery of Ontario is called Pine, and you can take that title a couple of ways.” Toronto Star, April 8, 2011

Another curatorial gap at the AGO.   “In the rooms they come and go, those curators at the AGO.” Toronto Star, April 12, 2011

Being human.  “With spring boosting daylight, temperatures and moods across the city, it's high time to visit exhibitions with an illuminating, hopeful effect.”  Leah Sandals recommends: Betty Woodman, Marian Bantjes  and Sanaugaq.  National Post, April 9, 2011

United States

Museums Are Exhibiting Works From Their Own Collections  Museums are emphasizing exhibitions from their permanent collections instead of expensive loan shows.  New York Times, April 13, 2011 


Ugly Skyscrapers Have Ruined London, Says Guardian Critic Jonathan Jones: "Someone has to speak up for the London skyline. It is being viciously attacked, invaded by philistines, and a nation stunned into acceptance of every monstrosity so long as we are told it is modern seems happy to see taste, style and proportion go out of the window." The Guardian (UK), April 12, 2011


Lorenzo Lotto, Renaissance Master, Gets His Due  “Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale is confident that Lotto is an artist who should no longer need an explanatory tag.”  New York Times, April 13, 2011   


Looted Golden King Tut Statue Returned To Cairo Museum "A statue of King Tutankhamun, which was looted during Egypt's anti-government protests, has been returned to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo along with three other pharaonic artifacts, Zahi Hawass, Minister of State for Antiquities, announced today." Discovery, April 12, 2011


"ChinaForbiddenNews" Video: Beijing’s "Art of Enlightenment" vs. Benighted Treatment of Ai Weiwei.  Lee Rosenbaum’s updates on Ai Weiwei’s detention.  CultureGrrl (Blog) April 11, 2011