Vancouver’s grunt gallery sent us a link to their latest project—they’re raising funds to support a catalogue for their upcoming exhibition BLIZZARD: Emerging Northern Artists. It’s a new look at contemporary art in the North curated by Tania Willard which aims to dismantle the paternalistic way that the North is presented in art through the work of a new generation of indigenous Northern artists. They are looking for support to publish a comprehensive exhibition catalogue—find out more at their indiegogo page.
If you aren’t going to see Vancouver artist Ken Lum speak in Edmonton on Thursday, perhaps you can go to see a lecture about Edmontonian Marshall McLuhan in Vancouver.
On Thursday May 26, esteemed author and visual artist Douglas Coupland will be hosting an interactive presentation on Marshall McLuhan and YouTube at The Waldorf Hotel. (via Douglas Coupland – Marshall McLuhan – YouTube — Thursday May 26 | The Waldorf Hotel)
We already noted Douglas Coupland’s love of all things McLuhan here on the blog, and if you’ve been following all spring you’re probably wondering to yourself when we’re going to tell you all about the McLuhan centenary show we’ve been hinting about. Well, you’re in luck: we’ll be spilling the beans on our early summer programming this week. Patience. We’ll also be ready to tell you about everyone’s favourite rooftop patio.
Weird Canada’s Aaron Levin and Mammoth Cave Recording’s Paul Lawton are really excited on the inside about Wyrd III. Do you want to get excited too? Check out Weird Canada’s guide to Wyrd Fest - happening this Friday through Sunday, at Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Let’s get excited.
Weird Canada, recent winner of CBC Radio 3’s Searchlight Competition and Edmonton’s very own proponent of emerging and boundary pushing musical adventures, presents its third edition of Wyrd Fest. This year’s festival hits the road to bring some of the best contemporary and experimental Canadian music to Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Check out Dirty Beaches, Long Long Long, Hobo Cubes, The Famines and many more!
Grip your tickets here at wyrdiii.eventbrite.com/.
Latitude 53 Video Podcast
Vancouver artist Jody MacDonald talks to us about her sculpture show, “Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?” opening 30 April 2010 at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture.
Tonight, Jody will give an artist talk at 7:00 followed by an opening reception for both her show and Patrick Higgins’ in the ProjEx Room at 8. You can read more about their shows on our website.
Latitude 53 Video Podcast
Edmonton artist and recent RBC Painting Award recipient Brenda Draney talks to Latitude 53 about her show at the gallery and her recent residency at the Banff Centre. Made up of oil and watercolour paintings produced largely since finishing her MFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Draney’s “Hold Still” delves into fragmentary memory and moments of clarity. (Watch or download from Vimeo)
On display March 5–April 10, 2010 at Latitude 53 in Edmonton. Read more on our website