A Hard Sell: Taking a Swing at Blockbuster...
This post is written by Latitude 53’s Writer In Residence, Carolyn Jervis. She will be writing critically about Latitude 53 programming, the community and more on a regular basis over a six month term. Read more about the Writer In Residence program. Like every other child who grew up with parents in possession of a television, my Saturday mornings were spent in front of it, watching a...
Rediscovering the Landscape
This post is written by Latitude 53’s Writer In Residence, Carolyn Jervis. She will be writing critically about Latitude 53 programming, the community and more on a regular basis over a six month term. Read more about the Writer In Residence program. The other day my grandmother revealed to me how little I have learned about reading people’s artistic preferences when she visited me at my...
Some small anecdotes from Anthony Easton →
Anthony Easton, curator of the upcoming Not Another Fucking Landscape left us some notes that, in his words, “look slightly like a curator’s statement”: Because this is a show about landscape in Canada, it seems proper to begin with Margaret Atwood―her is what she says about photography and landscape: Then, as you scan it, you can see something in the...
The Community Building Pep Talk
This post is written by Latitude 53’s Writer In Residence, Carolyn Jervis. She will be writing critically about Latitude 53 programming, the community and more on a regular basis over a six month term. Read more about the Writer In Residence program. This post comes to you after having numerous conversations over the past month about Edmonton’s arts community. So the following is a reflection on...
Up North, winner of the Best Art Documentary award at this year’s Mountain Film Festival, will be screening at Latitude 53 this Friday at 8:00 pm. In the summer of 2007, Drew McIntosh, Robert Lutener and Aaron Bocanegra set out on a journey across the north into the Arctic Circle, in exploration of the impact change has on the landscape and people’s lives. Their 8500 KM...
Latitude 53 is hiring →
Do you think you could run this blog? Our communications coordinator (Hi!) is departing this summer for Glasgow and we’re looking for someone to take over. We need someone who can: Supervise and update this blog, including video podcasts and working with other staff and the Writer-in-residence Notify and liase with media about our programming and events Put together promotional...
Edmonton's own National Portrait Gallery / The... →
Janice Ryan has given the National Portrait Gallery the full treatment in today’s Edmonton Journal: The exhibition is intelligent, witty and delightfully cheeky, offering ideas, perceptions, memories and experiences that are easy to access. “This show brings it back to the people,” says Todd Janes, executive director of Latitude 53. “These portraits are not about politicians and...
Tonight on the Patio
We hope to see you all tonight on the Rooftop Patio! This week should be a good one. It’s co-hosted by M.A.D.E. in Edmonton and Global Visions Film Festival, two heavyweights in the Edmonton arts community. We’ll have sangria, margaritas, food from Mongolie Grill and all the usual good times. Plus, M.A.D.E. and Global Visions are bringing in a couple of live musical acts as well as...
More Works Coverage on Latitude 53
Along with Elizabeth Withey’s enthusiasm for Trevor Anderson’s video in the Edmonton Journal, a few other publications have pointed to the National Portrait Gallery as a highlight in the broad program of The Works. [SEE Magazine’s Mrs. Abraxas writes]: “Latitude 53 has the masterfully curated “National Portrait Gallery,” bringing together an eclectic brood of artists to...
The Works in the Edmonton Journal →
This weekend, the Edmonton Journal’s Elizabeth Withey wrote on some of her favourite pieces in The Works Art & Design Festival this year. What’s her top pick? Perhaps my favourite piece of art at The Works is Trevor Anderson’s video, Absent Friends, at Latitude 53 Gallery on 106th Street (Site #21). Part of the cheekily titled The National Portrait Gallery, an excellent group...
fast & dirty presents: Monument
Sunday July 4 to Wednesday July 7 102 A Avenue, Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB fast & dirty presents: Monument is an intersection of public spaces and private places, a memorial to temporality, and an exploration of how we inhabit urban landscapes. On the first morning of the exhibition (Sun. July 4, 9:30 am-12:00 pm), seven Edmonton visual artists will cover the...