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Pictures For Kids To Paint

You will be thankful to know that it is possible to manipulate background scenes in oil paintings. You can actually add seasonal elements to your art to generate one of a kind look and feel. The art lovers feel that custom-made canvas artwork would be the splendid selections for a present once they cause endless attraction with the pleasing appeal…

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Christopher Williams’s new exhibition

Christopher Williams’s new exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York is the fourth in a series of “revisions” of his new body of work. The title is taken from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 film Two or Three Things I Know About Her. Numbers figure prominently in the various titles that are attached to these works. While this is the…

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Exhibitions

The music stops. The guests are embarassed. Pause

“The music stops. The guests are embarassed. Pause”​. Lada Nakonechna January 14 – February 6, 2016 Opening: January 14, 2016 5–9 pm Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin Auguststraße 26 ****************************************** “For her exhibition ‘The music stops. The guests are embarrassed. Pause’ Lada Nakonechna reorganizes the gallery space into a kind of theatre setting, hides the general light under a ‘photoshop…

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Art

A sea of contingencies

Federal elections, Olympic ceremonies, the actions of a unit of sharp shooters, a theater premiere–all count as public events. Other events of overwhelming public significance, such as child rearing, factory work, and watching television within one’s own four walls, are considered private. The real social experiences of human beings, produced in everyday life and work cut across such divisions. –Alexander…

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Art

The Creative City

The “Creative City” has become a common byword in today’s increasingly globalized world. Metropolitan centres the world over are mobilizing their cultural resources in a bid to brand themselves as global “cultural” cities, with hopes that this strategy will have a positive impact on the local economy and strengthen peoples sense of place and civic identity. During the headlong rush…

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Off grid

This issue is organized around the idea of “art infrastructure,” or the systems and structures that facilitate the production and presentation of contemporary art. They include galleries, artist-run centres and temporary exhibition spaces, public art initiatives such as Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, art schools, funding mechanisms and systems of patronage; in short, the economics and machinations of the art world. Art…

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Exhibitions

The Way I Are

Curated by Katie Bethune-Leamen. Featuring Valerie Blass, Anthony Burnham, Robert Fones, Martin Golland, Jen Hutton, Kelly Jazvac, John Massey, Elizabeth McIntosh, Planningtorock, Tony Romano Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The Way I Are, on view at Art Gallery Mendocino this winter, took its title and inspiration from hip-hop producer and artist Timbaland’s 2007 single of the same…

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What can an art magazine do?

Since this issue is my last as editor of C, it seems natural to ask what exactly I have been doing these past four-and-a-half years. Having been the editor of two art publications (C Magazine [(2004-2008)] and the now obscure MIX Magazine [(2001-2002)] what do I now believe an art magazine can do? Because contemporary art as a discipline promulgates…

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Contemporary

When is ‘contemporary?

When is ‘contemporary? The arrival of a new editor always invokes a consideration of a magazine’s history and its accomplishments, and a necessary process of re-visioning. In C’s more than 25-year history–which now includes six editors–there are a number of consistent trends. These include: coverage of Canadian and international work that often falls outside the purvey of more traditionally oriented…

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PCP: POP/conceptual/psychedelic

LARS BANG LARSEN I’d like to begin by asking you a general question, because I am curious about your motivation for working with the psychedelic as one of your main subject matters. Psychedelia is rife with paradox. On the one hand it is over-identified because it lends itself to certain easy fascinations and to cliches about style and behaviour. On…

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