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Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library

September 22, 2009

Vancouver

Cultural Olympiad announces 70 projects

“British Columbia's cultural community, beleaguered by staggering recent cuts in provincial funding, put on its game face to celebrate the announcement of 70 new projects as part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Among these - outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, a large screen will run works by video artists 24/7.” Globe and Mail, September 22, 2009

Olympic digital gallery showcases Canadian art

“CODE Screen 2010, which began at the beginning of September with a single exhibit, is rolling out online over the next six months. Every two weeks a new gallery highlights work by Governor General's Award-winning artists such as Michael Snow, Alex Janvier and Kenojuak Ashevak.” CBC, September 21, 2009

Ottawa

War, civilization museum workers walk out

“More than 400 employees at the Canadian War Museum and Museum of Civilization in Ottawa-Gatineau walked off the job Monday morning.” CBC, September 21, 2009

Museum workers to walk off job

“Unionized workers at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum were to walk off the job today at 6 a.m. after the union’s bargaining group rejected the museums’ final offer” Ottawa Citizen, September 21, 2009

Toronto

SEEING DOUBLE

“South African-born artist Candice Breitz focuses on twins to explore questions of identity in an exhibition at the Power Plant.” Globe and Mail, September 22, 2009

Quebec

Moose-Leg Coffee Table

“Artist Charles Pachter on his yard-sale purchase -- It was an inadvertently surrealist work of art, a found object made by a town local, worthy of a Picasso or a Marcel Duchamp in another time and place.” Globe and Mail, September 22, 2009

New York

Art Among Friends Is Up for Sale

“On Nov. 10 and 11 Christie’s will auction a painting by Jasper Johns and other presents to Merce Cunningham, the dancer and choreographer who died in July.” New York Times, September 22, 2009

Reopened Museum Tells Chinese-American Stories

“As you walk through the Museum of Chinese in America, you can’t see these objects and not be aware of the kinds of challenges these immigrants once faced.” New York Times, September 22, 2009

Boston

Did Polaroid Own The Photos In Its Collection?

"The Polaroid Collection has 16,000 prints by 120 recognized masters," among them Ansel Adams, Phillipe Halsman, Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg, Inge Morath, and Margaret Bourke-White. Sotheby's is to auction 1,300 prints from the collection next spring -- though some artists and former employees say Polaroid never owned them.” Boston Globe, September 22, 2009

London

Boris Johnson Talks Up Suggested Admission At Museums

"The mayor of London ... said the US model, where visitors are more robustly asked to pay 'suggested' or 'recommended' entrance fees, might be better" than the UK's free model. Johnson "said an American youngster had berated him in New York, asking why London had free museums and not - for example - free hamburgers." The Guardian (UK), September 21, 2009

Paris

Exhibit shows Renoir after artistic awakening

Pierre-Auguste Renoir is best remembered as the master of bright Impressionist snapshots of real life, but an exhibition opening in Paris this week highlights his switch in style in his later years. Vancouver Sun, September 22, 2009

The Moon

Norman Foster's Next Design Locale May Be The Moon

"After dominating the architecture scene for 40 years, Norman Foster seems to have decided that the world is not enough: his practice has joined a European consortium to look into how future structures could be built on the Moon...." Building, September 18, 2009

Cheryl Siegel | Librarian | Vancouver Art Gallery | 750 Hornby St. | Vancouver, BC | V6Z 2H7 | 604-662-4709 | fax 604-682-1086 | www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

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