Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library June 18, 2013



Gallery may not be 'right place' for Joni Mitchell collection, Burke says  The new CEO of the Mendel Art Gallery says he wants a collection of Joni Mitchell's personal artifacts to stay in Saskatoon, but he's not sure the city's new art gallery would be the right place to showcase it.  Star Phoenix, June 18, 2013


Marina Abramovic Institute: Prototype debuts at Toronto’s Luminato Festival  Marina Abramovic imparts the wisdom of her performance career through a series of exercises.  Toronto Star, June 18, 2013  


Orphaned’ Cézanne watercolour surfaces in Ottawa  The count of the known dispersed holdings of the French dealer and collector Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939) has just increased by one. Group of Trees, 1890, a watercolour by Paul Cézanne, has surfaced at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.  The Art Newspaper, June 18, 2013

Ottawa artist nominated for RBC painting prize Ottawa artist Colin Muir Dorward has been shortlisted again for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, which is one of the most prestigious art prizes in the country.  Ottawa Citizen, June 18, 2013

Corner Brook

Constance (Colette) Urban

Multi-Disciplinary Performance Artist, Teacher, Entrepreneur and Visionary. Born in Denver, Colorado, she spent most of her childhood in Michigan and North Carolina. After earning a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from University of Victoria, she began a career teaching art in universities that extended from Western to Eastern Canada, while at the same time producing an impressive body of art work, mainly in the form of performances and installations.  Corner Brook Western Star, June 18, 2013

Los Angeles

Killed by Matisse in 1941, Courthion's Interviews Are Resurrected  A book due out from the Getty Research Institute next month unearths nine conversations with Henri Matisse that have remained unseen for over 70 years. Chatting with Henri Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview, edited by Serge Guilbaut, consists of writer Pierre Courthion's lengthy exchanges with the French artist, which Matisse suppressed.   The Art Newspaper, June 17, 2013

New York

Celebrating a Poet of 3 Dimensions A new exhibition of Le Corbusier’s work at the Museum of Modern Art tackles the meshing of his buildings with landscape.   New York Times, June 18, 2013


UK folk art to be celebrated at Tate Britain Curators unearth unusual objects in museum storerooms.  The Art Newspaper, June 18, 2013


Seth Siegelaub (1941–2013) Dealer and curator Seth Siegelaub died on Saturday in Basel, Switzerland at the age of seventy-one, reports Andrew Russeth of GalleristNY. Siegelaub was known for representing Conceptual artists in the 1960s and ’70s, including Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawrence Weiner, often presenting their works in publications rather than in a gallery space.  Artforum, June 17, 2013


Vision Quest: Exploring the Venice Biennale A channel-changing exhibition about imagination headlines a convergence of art from 88 countries.  ARTnews, June 18, 2013  


Ruins Of Ancient Cambodian City Discovered By Aerial Lasers "The discoveries matched years of archaeological ground research to reveal Mahendraparvata, a lost mediaeval city where people lived on a mist-shrouded mountain called Phnom Kulen, 350 years before the building of the famous Angkor Wat temple complex in north-western Cambodia." The Age (Melbourne) June 15, 2013 (includes video)