The Collections is a curated collection of primarily Canadian news articles on visual and media art. The Collections tends to explore a particular interest in the political economy of culture.

(Please note: posting does not imply endorsement).

December 6, 2016


Image: Harris, M. (September 4, 2015). ‘First look inside Theaster Gates’ new Stoney Island Arts Bank’. Chicago Tribune.

Audience Power

Why is the turner prize failing to engage with politics [The Guardian]
Don’t fool yourself into thinking Lawren Harris is good Art [CBC]
The Chicago School of Theaster Gates [C Magazine]
New Montreal museum pavilion aims ‘to seduce the visitor’ [The Globe and Mail]

Social Media

National Gallery shuts down artists instagram [Toronto Star]
The Instagrammable Angst of Anne Imhof [MOMUS]
Ydessa Hendeles: Dystopia, Trump and Twitter [Canadian Art]

Black Mirror

Marigold Santos’ Hybrid Selves [Visual Arts News]
What Now: A Reconsideration of Futures [Canadian Art]

The Production of Art/Space

A House Divided: Theaster Gate’s confused beat at the AGO [Momus]
How Canadian publishers are curating successful relationships with art galleries [Quill & Quire]
Reputations are on the line in van Gogh battle [Toronto Star]
6 New Montreal Art Spaces to Watch [Canadian Art]
Coastal Disturbance [The Globe and Mail]
Fog on the Tate: gallery seeks to reshape idea of what an art show can be [The Guardian]
The Future of NSCAD University [Canadian Art]
Public art project to liven up Montreal’s Highway 20 [The Globe and Mail]
MFA Questionnaire [ C Magazine]
The File Room: An Open Source Library of Censorship [rhizome]
At the AGO, a river that flows, finally, in multiple directions [Toronto Star]


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