[SEPTEMBER/SEPTEMBRE/07]

exhibitions

TITLE
DENIS FARLEY: MOMENT DE TRANSITION & SARAH CIURYSEK: FARMWORKS I
DATE
September 4 - October 5, 2007. Vernissage: September 6, 6 - 8 PM
PLACE

FOFA Gallery1515 Saint Catherine Street West, EV 1-715 Montreal, Quebec
http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/

DESCRIPTION

Denis Farley – Displacements series
The content of this work touches upon the relation between the individual and their presence in a contemporary architectural environment. He integrates individuals in strategic locations and links them between volume, space and building materials involved.Through simple techniques of juxtapositions and combining images, the spectator is brought to question their own cultural and emotive references. The reflective qualities of water and glass panels, for example, act as visual triggers stimulating the passage from physical to mental states. The quasi-symmetry of the structures along with the body language, are closely united in a meditative choreography. A direct outcome of those choreographed ''actions'' lead to perceptions of institutional values associated with architecture evokes reflective states within the individuals while they review their memory of nature.

Sarah Ciurysek – Farm Works
Sarah Ciurysek is a Graduate Student in Concordia University's Photography Program. Although much of her artwork is photography and video it also highlights the artform of storytelling. The rural context of her videos remind the viewer that oral traditions are strongly associated with rural culture, combining history, knowledge, humour and a connection to the land. Through this series of videos the artist explores her own relationship to the rural tradition, the family farm, her life as a city dweller and the multiple readings of the land.

TITLE
ATMOSPHERE: THE RISING SUN OF EASTCOAST WOODFIRE CERAMICS
DATE
September 7 - October 21, 2007. Opening September 6, 2007 at 6pm.
PLACE

Mary E. Black Gallery NSCCD 1061 & 1096 Marginal RoadHalifax, Nova Scotia

DESCRIPTION

Open at the Mary E. Black Gallery at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design is the exhibition Atmosphere: The Rising Sun of Eastcoast Woodfired Ceramics which examines work by ceramic artists Lee Clark, David Eastwood, Darren Emenau, Quersey Golsse, Jane Herold, Ghita Levin, Mary Jane Lundy, Rod Marquart and Dana Porter.

Though wood has been continually used as a fuel for firing,the term woodfired is now generally used to describe a kiln fired with wood usually for temperatures between 1000 and 1350 degrees C. Whatever the design, the same principle applies to all of them; the fire must be tended and stoked throughout the entire firing period lasting from 6 hours to 9 or 10 days. During the firing 'fly ash' from the burning wood may be drawn into the kiln where it settles on the pots and fluxes to form a natural glaze. The position of each pot in the kiln will determine how much of an 'ashing' it gets and how much 'glaze' or 'flashing' is achieved on its surface. The duration of firing, the species of wood used, the design of the kiln and the clay body are all contributing factors to the effects achieved.

For further information contact Susan MacAlpine Foshay, Director, Mary E. Black Gallery and Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design at 902-492-2523.

TITLE
ABSTRACT (B&W)


DATE
September 8 - October 4, 2007. Reception 5-9pm, September 8, 2007.
PLACE
HEADBONES GALLERY 260 Carlaw Ave., Unit 102, Toronto, ON
http://www.headbonesgallery.com
DESCRIPTION

Featuring: Karl Heinz Boyke, Angiola Churchill, Alan Glicksman, Gertrude Kearns, Ortansa Moraru, John Noestheden, Bryan Ryley

Abstraction is an opportunity to ignore the pressing concerns of representational thinking, loaded as it is with meanings, and delve into a freer vision. By paring the flight of freedom down to black and white, Headbones Gallery opens the Fall Season with a power packed slate of artists whose diversity exemplifies numerous visual possibilities. From the grand and brutally strong drawings of Gertrude Kearns to the fragile intricacy of Angiola Churchill's pure white twisted paper installation, an astonishing range of greys appears between the polarized opposites.

Gykan Project Room - Colour abstract and paintings by Gertrude Kearns

Image: Ortansa Moraru, The Hearing Sense (2006) 36.5 x 36.5 woodcut on Japanese paper

TITLE
TIME & SPACE - DIANNE BOS, JOE KELLY, JOHN NOESTHEDEN
DATE
September 8, 2007 - November 11, 2007.
PLACE

Dunlop Art Gallery Regina Public Library Regina, Saskatchewan
www.dunlopartgallery.org

DESCRIPTION

Featuring new work by Dianne Bos, Joe Kelly and John Noestheden, Time & Space includes artists who address the processes for interpreting astronomical data and the representation of these methods from historical to contemporary modes. For centuries, scientists have created technology for gathering information not visible to the human eye and for rendering this information visible and comprehensible. The artists in Time & Space take their own approach to exploring these processes. Noestheden explores his interest in physics through several art forms including sculpture and performance. Time & Space includes his two-dimensional work addressing the history of scientific interpretation of the night sky and the shifts in representation of astronomical data as astronomers developed their knowledge over the centuries. Bos is also an avid astronomer who works with both historical and contemporary astronomical imagery. Since 2000, she has been producing pinhole photographs which resemble the images of celestial bodies that are generated by high technology imaging devices. Kelly's installation Suite for M. Domestica was created for Time & Space and it functions as a kind of 'science centre' for the exhibition. Working in film and video as well as frequently collaborating with composers, Kelly's practice foregrounds the mechanics of technology.

Organized By: University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Other Associated Events: Artist talk by Joe Kelly, Saturday, September 8, 2:00 pm, Central Gallery Lecture by Jean-Pierre St.-Maurice, Professor of Physics and Engineering Physics and Canadian Research Chair in Environmental Sciences, University of Saskatchewan and Artist Talk by John Noestheden, Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm, RPL Film Theatre

TITLE
NOUVELLE PEAU
DATE
8 sept. au 13 oct. 2007
PLACE

Galerie Circulaire au 5445, av. de Gaspé, Espace 503, Montréal.
www.atelier-circulaire.qc.ca

DESCRIPTION

Artistes :Bernard Coallier, Claudette Delisle et Giovanni Miscione
Impression numérique sur médium acrylique couché

Zocalo  présente, en début de saison, une exposition basée sur le travail de recherche et d’expérimentation de trois de ses membres dans la technique de l’estampe numérique. Nouvelle peau est le fruit de la recherche de  Bernard Coallier, responsable du laboratoire numérique, Claudette Delisle connue pour ses grands monotypes et Giovanni Miscione, professeur de photoshop à l’atelier.

Bernard Coallier nous offre des  images se rapportant  aux mouvements de la danse : des corps humains se déploient dans un espace indéfini  à la fois aquatique et aérien ; il  nous propose entre autre  des jeux de transparence, des tressages d’ images sur des supports acrylique. Claudette invente de grands complexes habitables : ateliers d’artistes à louer, condos modulaires, tours en construction situées dans les  grands paysages colorés de ses monotypes . Quant à Giovanni, il expérimente la technique de base de la préparation des supports qui recevront  cette « nouvelle peau ». Les  pellicules translucides gorgées d’encres  se lient par les colles polymères ou celles en aérosol aux plaques à porosité variable du cuivre, du bois ou celle du  papier.

Cette exposition nous offre une occasion unique d’enrichir  notre  langage plastique et nous propose un regard renouvelé sur  le numérique  dans l’art. C’est donc une invitation à venir rencontrer les artistes qui se feront un plaisir de nous dévoiler quelques-uns de leurs secrets  lors du vernissage qui aura lieu le 7 septembre à compter de 17 heures.

TITLE
CITIES: JOHN HARTMAN
DATE
September 8 - November 4, 2007. Opening September 20, 2007, 7:30pm
PLACE

Winnipeg Art Gallery 300 Memorial Boulevard Winnipeg, Manitoba

DESCRIPTION

John Hartman has painted cities both large and small, from Parry Sound and Owen Sound on the shores of Georgian Bay, to London, New York, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal,and Glasgow. He is particularly interested in cities that are also ports. His paintings of imagined aerial perspectives look down on the intricate contours of the urban space where towers, cranes and docks meet the open blue of an ocean, lake or river. He writes: "The water reflects the sun and creates an intensity of light above these places. This light in the sky is so different in feeling from the material density of the cities themselves, but both are full of possibilities for painting."

Hartman sets out to combine his own memories of cities with a collective understanding informed by many factors: history, politics, film, literature, technology, and the media. What results is a multi-faceted mapping that may not be geographically exact, but is immediately recognizable. Hartman says, "Because my experience of a place is generated over a continuum of time and by circling the place and seeing it from many viewpoints, the final images often have multiple viewpoints and often contain small vignettes of peoples' lives that were lived in that place."

Born in 1950 in Midland, Ontario, John Hartman studied Fine Art at McMaster University. Over the past 25 years, he has exhibited his paintings in Canada, Great Britain, Denmark,, and Germany. His paintings and prints are included in numerous public, corporate and private collections in Canada and around the world.

Cities: John Hartman has been organized and circulated by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound and will tour Canada through 2008. Cities is accompanied by a full colour, hard-cover book published by Altitude Publishing. The book includes texts by curator Stuart Reid, Tom Thomson Art Gallery; Noah Richler, author of This is my Country, What's Yours?: A Literary Atlas of Canada; and includes a foreword by Dennis Reid, Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Stuart Reid
Director/Curator, Tom Thomson Art Gallery

TITLE
MICHELLE HÉON…ET TOUTES LES GOUTTES DE LA MER...
DATE
Du 8 septembre au 6 octobre 2007. Vernissage le samedi 8 septembre à 16h
PLACE

Galerie Trois Points 372, Ste-Catherine Ouest, Espace 520, Montreal (Québec)
www.galerietroispoints.qc.ca

DESCRIPTION

Michelle Héon sculpte inlassablement le motif de la mer allée avec ses lumières, de la vague
et de ses remous. Sans doute, l’enjeu fondamental de cette recherche passionnée tient-il dans la périlleuse proximité -conciliation impossible ?- de l’instant et de sa durée.

Tantôt perle dégouttante, tantôt précieux réceptacle d’une mer à venir, la goutte grisée
sur son lit d’écume s’agite et mousse à plaisir au gré des rencontres mais elle n’ignore pas la
tragique métamorphose : elle n’est déjà plus. Il lui faudra, comme semble le mettre en
évidence Michelle Héon, maintes et maintes fois se renouveler, elle et ses semblables, pour
donner l’illusion de sa permanence. Laisser place pour advenir.

… Et toutes les gouttes de la mer pourrait donc bien signifier que la mer, que la vague, que la
goutte sont toujours autres qu’elles-mêmes mais toujours puissances créatrices, de cette même puissance qui s’exprime dans le temps, où le Devenir, aux dires du philosophe, est le principe même de la réalité. Mais quelle réalité ? A-t-on dit assez la difficulté de rendre précises ces formes muables et proches de l’incertain ? Quoi saisir ?

Cette exposition nous fait toucher du doigt la pertinence du choix de Michelle Héon : l’image
fixe met magistralement en mouvement les éclats d’eau et autres tourbillons, les lactescences vertigineuses et les accalmies, les cris comme les chants …

Car la vague est le pli de la mer, qui s’ouvre et s’offre à l’infini. La vague est le cri de la mer
qui s’épuise à l’infini et toutes les gouttes de la mer sont ses figures de lamentation.

(Texte de Sabine Barbé Breil-sur-Roya, août 2007)

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TITLE
DOCUMENTS
DATE
September 13 - November 3, 2007.
PLACE

Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University - 2600 rue College Street, Sherbrooke
(Lennoxville), Quebec
http://www.ubishops.ca/ccc/cultural/mission.htm

DESCRIPTION

Yechel Gagnon’s process of art making bridges a range of disciplinary practices that include sculpture, collage, printmaking, drawing, and is most often presented within the context of installation. Gagnon’s works are composed of layers of plywood which she excavates using chisel, blowtorch and electric router to reveal the hidden layers. The exhibition Documents at the Foreman Art Gallery will feature work that traces the development of Yechel Gagnon’s work with plywood, and her past use of it as a matrix to create printed works and frottage, and present use as the basis for large-format in-situ installations.

Montreal artist Yechel Gagnon holds an AOCAD from the Ontario College of Art and Design and an MFA from Concordia University. An established visual artist, Yechel Gagnon’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Most recent solo exhibitions include Palimpsest – a solo exhibition curated by Alexandria Pierce and organized through the McMaster Art Gallery; Buttress, a solo at Grunt Gallery (Vancouver); and CrossPly, a solo at La Centrale (Montreal). Collections include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, Canada), Osler Hoskins & Harcourt Collection (Ottawa, Canada) and the Gotland Museum (Visby, Sweden).

TITLE
THE ARTISTIC LEGACY OF THE MONTREAL SULPICIANS
DATE
September 13 - December 9, 2007.
PLACE

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Erskine and American Church 1339, Sherbrooke Street West
www.mmfa.qc.ca

DESCRIPTION

The Company of the Sulpician Fathers was founded as part of the great movement of Christian evangelization and renewal that grew up in seventeenth century France. In 1657, fifteen years after the founding of Ville Marie, the first Sulpicians arrived in the New World, where they became Seigneurs of the island of Montreal and were appointed priests in perpetuity of the parish of Notre Dame, the only one on the island until 1866. Their standing made them leading players in the development of the colony’s art, architecture and town planning; they commissioned major projects and acquired outstanding works of art by the best artists for their chapels, presbyteries and priests’ residences. This exhibition of one hundred works will commemorate the Sulpicians’ importantcontribution to the history of art in Canada from the French Regime up to thepresent day (1657-2007).

This exhibition is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.It will also be presented at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton.

TITLE
DEFIANT BEAUTY: WILLIAM HIND IN THE LABRADOR PENINSULA
DATE
September 14 - November 10, 2007. September 14th at 8 pm
PLACE

The Rooms 9 Bonaventure Avenue St. John’s, Newfoundland
information@therooms.ca

DESCRIPTION

William Hind (1833-1889) traveled from the Maritimes to the Pacific; his art depicting the peoples and landscape of what was to become Canada - from a 19th century point-of-view. This exhibition focuses on the original sketches and paintings created in the summer of 1861 when William Hind accompanied his brother Henry up the Moisie River (in present-day Quebec), on a major cartographic and resource assessment exploration of the interior of the Labrador Peninsula. This geographic region stretched from Hudson’s Bay in the west to the Atlantic coast. The expedition’s objective was to follow traditional Aboriginal routes across the height of land to the Atlantic Ocean, however, due to the rough terrain the group had to turn back.

Join us on Friday, September 14th at 8 pm for the opening reception for Defiant Beauty: William Hind in the Labrador Peninsula. Everyone is welcome. Join us again on Sunday, September 16th at 2 pm for a curatorial tour of Defiant Beauty with exhibition curator Gilbert L. Gignac.

This exhibition also features Henry Hind’s book about the six-week trek; published in London in 1863 and illustrated with prints based on William Hind’s watercolours. William Hind’s work presented the world with the first published visual description of the vast Labrador Peninsula territory and its peoples.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery with support from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

TITLE
MOBILE STRUCTURES: DIALOGUES BETWEEN CERAMICS AND ARCHITECTURE IN CANADIAN ART
DATE
September 15 - December 16, 2007.
PLACE

Surrey Art Gallery 13750 - 88 Avenue, 1 block east of King George Hwy. in Bear Creek Park Surrey, BC Canada V3W 3L1

DESCRIPTION

Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the City of Regina Arts Commission

Artists include: Ruth Chambers, Neil Forrest, Jeremy Hatch, Rory MacDonald, Jeannie Mah, Alwyn O'Brien, Gilbert Poissant, Christian Bernard Singer, and Linda Sormin. The Surrey Art Gallery is pleased to include a work from its collection by Vancouver artist Bill Rennie.

TITLE

COMMUNICATING VESSELS: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND CONTEMPORARY ART
THE DANIEL LANGLOIS FOUNDATION'S TENTH ANNIVERSARY

DATE
September 20 - December 9, 2007.
PLACE

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1379 Sherbrooke Street West – Montreal, Quebec
www.mmfa.qc.ca

DESCRIPTION

To celebrate the Daniel Langlois Foundation’s ten years of existence and its programmes, the Museum will present works by artists from Canada and abroad who have been funded by the Foundation. This exhibition will bring together an outstanding collection of works by these artists, some of which have been specially commissioned for the occasion. All the works demonstrate the part played by digital technology in the media arts and the artists’ interest in the phenomena of language, encoding and the translation from one system and one reality into another. This exhibition was made possible in part through the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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TITLE

Karel Funk

DATE
September 20, 2007 - January 6, 2008.
PLACE

Musée d’art Contemporain de Montreal 185, Sainte-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance) Montréal, Québec H2X 3X5
www.macm.org

DESCRIPTION

Karel Funk’s painting immediately commands attention with its tightly controlled hyperrealist technique and the artist’s novel approach to the portrait genre. These mainly small and medium-size works depict young men, dressed in jackets, shown from the neck up. The rendering, especially of the skin and fabric, is astounding. Attracted by this virtuosity, viewers first focus their attention on the technical aspects of the work, which is thus revealed through its amazing visual richness and the profusion of detail. The originality of Funk’s art rests in large part on the tension that is created between the extreme generosity of the piece, in terms of its visual effects, and its undeniable psychological restraint.

Meet the Artist
Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at 5:30 p.m.
Free admission - In English

The exhibition Karel Funk is organized by MACM curator Pierre Landry. It will be available for touring starting in February 2008.

TITLE

ANDREA DETTMAR & JASON FRIZZELL

DATE
September 21, 2007. 7:30 Grand Opening and Vernissage
PLACE

Bilton Centre for Contemporary Art 4B, 5809 - 51 Ave Red Deer, AB
info@biltoncontemporaryart.com

DESCRIPTION

Dettmar's shrouded and faceless characters could be seen as quietly watching Frizzell's seemingly playful installation. The in between territory in which the viewer finds themselves in is what brings these two artistic practices together. Both artists approach this nameless and at times vague space through a critically aware intuitive process. Each artist responds quite knowingly through a highly visual and investigated language that leaves much to the viewer's imagination.

Neither of these artists overtly seek to answer or question anything external but rather attempt to promote an affect that may serve for the viewer as an environment in which to allow ones own intuitions and or questions to be manifested.

Both bodies of work have been produced independently of each other.

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TITLE
SCOTT P. ELLIS: MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
DATE
September 25, 2007 - October 30, 2007. Vernissage: September 25, 5-8pm
PLACE

Galerie Samuel Lallouz 1434 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec

DESCRIPTION

Toronto artist Scott P. Ellis will be exhibiting his recent collages at Galerie Samuel Lallouz from September 25 through October 30, 2007. The vernissage will be held on Tuesday, September 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artist will be present. All are welcome.

L’artiste torontois Scott P. Ellis exposera ses collages les plus récents à la Galerie Samuel Lallouz, du 25 septembre au 30 octobre 2007. Le vernissage, en présence de l’artiste, aura lieu le mardi 25 septembre de 17h à 20 h. L’entrée est libre.

Image (detail):Scott P. Ellis Master of the Universe, 2007.
Collage and mixed media, mounted on board
37" x 57"

lectures

TITLE
EXPLORING WILD NATURE WITH CHRIS BACON & GEORGE MCLEAN
DATE
September 18, 2007. Afternoon Tea- 2:00pm and Evening Lecture- 7:00pm
PLACE

Art Gallery of Hamilton 123 King Street West Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

DESCRIPTION

Ontario artists Chris Bacon and George McLean will discuss the development of their work, and the exhibition Wild Nature in two exciting events: an afternoon tea and an evening lecture. During a talk in the gallery, participants will have the opportunity to hear first hand about the works in the exhibition while the artists share some of their experiences, and will have opportunities to speak to the artists in a more casual setting at the reception.

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: Afternoon Tea @ 2:00 pm ~ or ~ Evening Lecture @ 7:00 pm

Price: AGH Members $10 | Non-Members $15
Registration: Pre-registration is recommended, as seating is limited. Please see Visitor Services upon arrival.

Reserve your attendance by calling Laurie (ext. 272) or Tina
(ext. 250) at 905-527-6610.

TITLE
ART ALOUD: THE SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE LECTURE SERIES 2007
DATE
September 27, 2007. 6:30 - 8:30pm and September 28, 2007. 6:30 - 8:30pm
PLACE

Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St Toronto, Ontario Auditorium, Level 1

DESCRIPTION

Thursday September 27
Panel Discussion
6:30-8:30 pm
How does the twelve-hour duration of Nuit Blanche influence the artistic process, and what is the nature of an event that is impermanent and ephemeral? Featuring local, national and international artists and gallerists, this panel will address urban space, public art and site-specificity. Moderated by Toronto Star urban issues reporter Christopher Hume.

Panellists include:
Sara Graham: As a Toronto-based artist Sara Graham's practice centres on explorations of geographic fictions that blur the disciplines of art, architecture, urban design and geography.
Millie Chen: An active member of a number of artist-run organizations, Millie Chen's practice encompasses collaborative interdisciplinary projects that engage the public and public space.
Adad Hannah: Based in Montreal, Adad Hannah works in video and photography.
Dyan Marie: Artist and gallerist Dyan Marie explores urban issues, ideas and reflections on contemporary cultural experience. Dyan Marie Projects focuses her curatorial and artistic practices on the Lansdowne and Dupont neighbourhood where she lives.

Friday September 28
Artist Talk
6:30-8:30 pm
Laura Belém: Brazilian artist Laura Belém has been working with installations, interventions, sound, photography and video since 1998. Her works engage landscape, architecture or other site-specific issues, such as everyday relations or historical aspects of a place. Her work has been exhibited in Brazil and abroad since 1998, including Art Basel Miami and the 51st Venice Biennale.

*schedule and speakers subject to change


conferences

TITLE
IMAGES OF SOCIETY: VARIABLE TRAJECTORIES
DATE
September 20, 2007. 9:30- 5:00 pm
PLACE
McCord Museum of Canadian History Bombardier Theatre 690 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9
DESCRIPTION

Presented in collaboration with the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University, and the Université du Québec à Montréal. Discover the analyst's eye behind the image. This symposium takes an analytical and photographic look at the evolution and perception of society over time. Lecturers include Hélène Samson, Curator of Photography at the Museum, Martha Langford, from Concordia University, and Vincent Lavoie, curator of the exhibition Souvenirs of Here, presented at the McCord from September 1, 2007. (Bilingual)

TITLE
L'OBJET À L'OEUVRE: REPENSER L'OBJET DANS L'HISTOIRE ET LES THÉORIES DE L'ART
DATE

les 20 et 21 septembre 2007.

PLACE

Jeudi, 20 septembre 18h00 Centre Canadien d'Architecture Théàtre Paul-Desmarais 1920, rue Baile Métro Guy-Concordia, Montreal

Vendredi, 21 septembre 09h00
Cinématheque québécoise Salle Fernand-Séguin 335, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est Métro Berri-UQAM Montreal

DESCRIPTION

Le département d'histoire de l'art de l'UQAM organise un important colloque L'objet à l'oeuvre : repenser l'objet dans l'histoire et les théories de l'art qui aura lieu les 20 et 21 septembre 2007.

Ce colloque entend prendre la mesure du « tournant anthropologique » que connaissent aujourd hui l'histoire et les théories de l'art. À partir de ce cadre anthropologique, trois axes de réflexion seront privilégiés. Les études culturelles permettront de mieux comprendre le rôle que les objets non occidentaux ont joué dans le « tournant anthropologique » de l'histoire et des théories de l'art. Ensuite, nous tenterons de mesurer l'effet de ce tournant sur la création contemporaine en arts visuels et en architecture. Enfin, les études muséologiques nous permettront d'examiner le débat entre l'interprétation esthétique et la lecture anthropologique des objets d'art, qui traverse actuellement les institutions muséales.

La conférence inaugurale du colloque, qui se tiendra le jeudi 20 septembre à 18h00 au Centre Canadien d'Architecture, sera présentée par l'historienne d'art Sally Price, suivant la thématique de sa récente publication portant sur le Musée du quai Branly. Le vendredi 21 septembre sera entièrement consacré à une série de conférences, avec la participation de Julie Bélisle, Yves Bergeron, Annie D'Amours, Marie Fraser, Louis Martin, Raymond Montpetit, Ikem Stanley Okoye, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Richard Price, Valérie Rousseau et Jean-Philippe Uzel.

Cette rencontre est organisée avec le soutien de la Faculté des arts de l'UQAM, du Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILQ), de la Société des arts indisciplinés (SAI) et du Centre interuniversitaire d'études sur les lettres, les arts et les traditions (CELAT).

TITLE
2007 DOCAM SUMMIT
DATE
September 27, 2007. 9:00am - 5:30pm
PLACE
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Michal & Renata Hornstein pavilion Maxwell-Cummings auditorium 1379 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal
DESCRIPTION

This year, the third international DOCAM Summit will take place on September 27th at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Held in the Maxwell-Cummings auditorium, the public conference day will provide an opportunity to hear DOCAM researchers on the advancement of their work, as well as renowned guest speakers, including Vancouver artist Stan Douglas. In addition, on September 28th, the MMFA will be organizing a day-long public conference on the themes of the exhibition Communicating Vessels: New Technologies and Contemporary Art - Ten Years of Accomplishments by the Daniel Langlois Foundation (e-art) (September 20-December 9, 2007).

See www.docam.ca for more information.

TITLE
E-ART: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND CONTEMPORARY ART
DATE
September 28, 2007. 8:00am - 4:00pm
PLACE
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Michal & Renata Hornstein pavilion Maxwell-Cummings auditorium 1379 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal
DESCRIPTION

Organized in collaboration with the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, this symposium focusses on subjects raised by the exhibition e-art: New Technologies and Contemporary Art - Ten Years of Accomplishments by the Daniel Langlois Foundation, highlighting the part played by digital technology in the transformation of art and the interest shown by artists in phenomenona associated with language, the encoding and translation of one system or reality to another. This symposium provides the opportunity to gauge the impact these innovations are having on artists and researchers, and to explore how museums and archives can preserve and record these actual and virtual works.

Admission Charge:
Friends of the Museum and Students: $20
General Public: $40
Registration and payment on the Museum's Web site: www.mmfa.qc.ca/adult or
by phone: (514)285-1600 ext: 440

See www.mmfa.qc.ca/symposium for more information.

forums

TITLE
IDOL CHATTER: CULT ICONS, DIVAS AND DISASTER IN CONTEMPORARY ART
DATE
September 17, 2007, 8:00pm
PLACE
The Power Plant 231 Queens Quay West Toronto, Ontario,
thepowerplant@harbourfrontcentre.com
DESCRIPTION

DOUBLE BILL
A double bill featuring a LIVE performance by Toronto choreographer-performer Keith Cole and a FORUM exploring divas, celebrity culture and disaster.

LIVE | 7 pm
MINE: Keith Cole in Performance
Toronto artist Keith Cole performs 'MINE', his contentious exploration of stalking, unreturned affections and the predatorial pursuit of love. Cole is a multidisciplinary performer, film-maker, drag queen, and tap dance enthusiast whose films have appeared in festivals internationally. Recently Cole choreographed and performed in Luis Jacob's video A Dance For Those Of Us Whose Hearts Have Turned To Ice that premiered at documenta 12.

FORUM | 8 pm
Idol Chatter: Cult Icons, Divas and Disaster in Contemporary Art
Artist Francesco Vezzoli's and Andy Warhol's work share a fascination with the nature of celebrity, the notorious and infamous. Warhol's underground superstars included junkies and socialites, waifs and sirens, hustlers and movie stars alike. Vezzoli's sensationalistic melodramas feature cameos by the famous and faded, and B-List celebs. This panel explores links between Hollywood and contemporary art against the backdrop of Vezzoli's exhibition, in which even he fabricates his own fall from grace as an art world darling. Moderated by Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly's senior film critic and the author of Showbiz, speakers include artist/performer Keith Cole, sound artist and writer Brian Joseph Davis, whose new novel about the SLA, I, Tania, is published this fall, and Shinan Govani, The National Post's resident snoop and gossip columnist.

TITLE
CAFKA. 07: HAPTIC
DATE
September 20 - 30, 2007.
PLACE
CONTEMPORARY ART FORUM KITCHENER AND AREA
Various Locations Kitchener and Area

http://www.cafka.info/
DESCRIPTION
HAPTIC: Our physical connection to objects and spaces is essential to our being in the world: in the environments we inhabit, in the ways we relate to one another, and in the products we create. From the distinctive craftsmanship of the Waterloo Region’s German and Mennonite founders to the region’s current role in shaping the technological future we see a consistent understanding of the importance of haptic relationships from the outstanding design and use of materials in early furniture to the engineering prowess and innovation in our high-tech and research sector. This local context gives us a unique perspective from which to investigate the interplay of science, technology and artistic vision in the formation and understanding of our connections to places and things.

For Haptic, CAFKA asked artists to consider actual or metaphorical possibilities enabled by the haptic connection, whether achieved through exceptional handling of traditional materials or of new media. Artists may wish to consider how contemporary art practice, with its emphasis on the new, co-exists with and incorporates the skills, techniques and values of the past: to explore haptic relationships, or how contemporary art practice places into question the Cartesian duality of mind and body.

Sunday, Sept. 23
1pm Public Lecture: Ute Ritschel (visiting curator) Kitchener City Hall, Heritage Room
2pm Guided Walkabout: meet at Security Desk, Kitchnener City Hall
3pm Public Lecture: Michael Pinsky, UK. CAFKA.07 artist, Kitchener City Hall, Heritage Room
4-8pm: The Craftsman’s Studio with Chris van Donkelaar, Homer Watson House & Gallery

Tuesday, Sept. 25th
7:30pm Public Lecture: Diane Borsato, Cambridge Galleries Design @ Riverdale

Wednesday, Sept. 26th
7pm Public Lecture: David Rokeby, CAFKA.07 artist, Kitchener City Hall, Conestoga Room

Thursday, Sept 27
7pm Serious Slapstick. Video Screening at Princess Cinema. Curated by Laurel Woodcock.

Friday, Sept 28th
7:30pm Public Lecture: Ann Hamilton. Perimeter Institute. Co-presented by KW|AG. Ticketed event--visit Perimeter’s web site for more info: www.perimeterinstitute.ca

Saturday, Sept.29th
1pm Public Lecture: Wyn Geleynse, CAFKA.07 artist, Kitchener City Hall, Conestoga Room
2pm Guided Walkabout: meet at Security Desk, Kitchnener City Hall
12-4pm Watch, listen, debate, and participate in the completion of In The Face of It by Scott McNichol, Homer Watson House & Gallery

Sunday, Sept 30th
2pm Guided Walkabout: meet at Security Desk, Kitchnener City Hall
TITLE
DOCUMENTARY PROTOCOLS I- PANEL DISSCUSSION: WRITING THE HISTORY OF DEMATERIALIZED ART OF THE 1960s AND 1970s IN CANADA
DATE
September 29, 2007, 2:00pm
PLACE
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery Concordia University 1400 blvd. de Maisonneuve West, LB-165 Montréal (Québec)
ellengal@alcor.concordia.ca
DESCRIPTION

The participants in this panel discussion will concentrate on the articulation of a scholarly discourse centering around practices that ultimately take the form of archives. Each participant will deliver a 30 minutes presentation. The presentations will be followed by an open question period.
- Johanne Sloan (Professor, Concordia University, Montréal) : Joyce Wieland and True Patriot Love (presentation in English)
- Marie-Josée Jean (Director, Galerie VOX, Montréal) : Le document dans la pratique de N.E. Thing Co. et Iain Baxter (presentation in French)
- Suzanne Leblanc (Professor, Université Laval, Québec) : Les théories de l’information et de la communication dans les années 1960 et 1970 (presentation in French)
Moderators : Vincent Bonin and Michèle Thériault

publications

TITLE
CRAFT PERCEPTION AND PRACTIVE: A CANADIAN DISCOURSE VOL. III
DATE
September 2007 
PLACE
Available at bookstores and online at:
www.ronsdalepress.com
DESCRIPTION

This third and final volume in the Craft Perception and Practice series features 21 essays and critical commentaries by acclaimed Canadian practitioners, educators and curators, demonstrating the range of critical thought about craft as presented in symposiums, exhibition catalogues and art journals. Over 40 full-colour photographs of works in craft media — including fibre, glass, ceramics, metal, wood and "new materials" — accompany the essays. The texts in this volume explore the conceptual, social and cultural significance of craft practice today, and describe new initiatives in conceptualizing craft practices in contemporary life. Essays by prominent academics and theorists such as Paul Mathieu (2007 Saidye Bronfman Award winner), Sandra Alfoldy, Arlene Oak, and Kirsty Robertson discuss craft in terms of political and social activism, gender theory, semiotics and aesthetics, analyzing shifting boundaries between craft, fine art and design. Artists Mackenzie Frère, Murray Gibson and Ruth Scheuing discuss their own work, providing insight into the relationship between skill, technology, history and personal expression. The diversity of contemporary craft practice is well-represented in essays by Mireille Perron, Shannon Stratton, Glenn Allison and others, whose thoughtful analyses raise challenging questions about craft practice today. Volume III of Craft Perception and Practice substantiates academic advancement of craft curricula and provides an authoritative springboard for debate and discussion among craft practitioners, educators, curators and collectors.

"This final volume of the important Craft Perception and Practice series is filled with a powerful mixture of established and emerging voices in the Canadian craft community and offers an exciting glimpse of future directions for the field."— Sandra Alfoldy, PhD, Assistant Professor of Craft History, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Ronsdale Press
ISBN-10: 1-55380-052-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-55380-052-1
7.5 x 10 224 pp, trade paper
Includes 40 colour photos, bibliography, index
$26.95 CDN ($24.95 US)

TITLE
URBAN ENIGMAS: MONTREAL, TORONTO AND THE PROBLEM OF COMPARING CITIES Edited By JOHANNE SLOAN  
DATE
September 12, 2007.
PLACE
Helm Brasseur Gourmand 273 rue Bernard West, corner of Av du Parc, Montreal, Quebec
Available through McGill-Queen's University Press:
http://mqup.mcgill.ca/index.php
DESCRIPTION

The practice of comparison is implicit in every act of imagining, representing, and studying urban experience. Urban Enigmas contributes to recent interdisciplinary interest in cities by introducing comparison as a key methodology for urban cultural analysis.

Contributors, part of the collaborative research project The Culture of Cities: Montreal, Toronto, Dublin, and Berlin, address theoretical and methodological aspects of comparison, while case-studies examine the mutually constituted identities of Montreal and Toronto through examples of travel writing, public art, film festivals, theatrical performances, diasporic communities, ethnic festivals, and urban media. Comparison is shown to be not only something performed by experts but a deeply embedded, everyday social practice that contributes to the mutable identities of cities. Urban Enigmas demonstrates that the accumulation of urban actions, encounters, experiences, and relationships create distinctive patterns that make it possible to recognize the particularity of cities.

Contributors include Alan Blum (York), Kieran Bonner (St. Jerome's), Jenny Burman (McGill), Jean-François Côté (Québec à Montréal), Michael Darroch (York), Nicholas DeMaria Harney (Western Australia), Kevin Dowler (York & Toronto), Dipti Gupta (Dawson College), Janine Marchessault (York), Jean-François Morissette (Québec à Montréal), and Greg Nielsen (Concordia).

Review quotes
"This original book is useful in helping to connect cultural products - books, film, architecture - to the underlying structure of society." Raymond Conlogue, reporter, The Globe and Mail

"An ambitious, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative project, this volume heralds the kind of urban studies that we need, studies that use contemporary cultural theories and cross-disciplinary approaches." Goran Stanivukovic, associate professor and chair, English, Saint Mary's University

McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: Paper (0773531823) 9780773531826
Paper 6 x 9 312pp
CA $29.95 (US $29.95)

other

TITLE
LE MOIS DE LA PHOTO A MONTRÉAL
DATE
Sept 6 - Oct 21, 2007. Vernissage: Thursday, September 6, 6pm; Colloquium Oct. 5, 2007.
PLACE

Various Locations
See http://www.moisdelaphoto.com/en/prix.html

DESCRIPTION

This year le Mois de la Photo à Montréal celebrates its 10th presentation around the theme Replaying Narrative, developed by Guest Curator Marie Fraser. The city will be illuminated by a constellation of more than 30 solo exhibitions of works by artists from Quebec, Canada and from abroad will be presented in different sites throughout Montreal. A special series of exhibitions and interventions will take place in public spaces and former industrial buildings of the Saint-Henri district. All exhibitions and activities are free of charge. The official program will be distributed just prior to the opening of the event, and will be available for download.

Colloquium : The Photographic Becoming of the Image Moderated by Marie Fraser and Vincent Lavoie An entire day of lectures, discussions and debates presented in a series of sessions with simultaneous translation in French and English.

Entitled The Photographic Becoming of the Image, this colloquium proposes to examine the transformations currently occurring in the field of the image that force us to reconsider photography from the point of view of an expansion of digital and technological developments. Bringing together various specialists in the image, artists, museum directors, curators, event organizers, photography and new media theorists, this colloquium will be an opportunity to consider the effects of digital technology on our conceptualization of the image and the role of photography. More and more, these transformations compel us to reconsider the modes of exhibitions and dissemination of photography.

Organized within the framework of the Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2007, whose theme examines the narrativity of the image (Replaying Narrative), this colloquium also aims to contextualize the broadening of the narrative and temporal possibilities of the image to which we witness today. This broadening is without precedent in the history of the image and arises mainly from the new possibilities offered by the digital technology. With the participation of :

Jennifer Blessing (New York) Curator of Photography Guggenheim Museum
Xavier Canonne (Charleroi, Belgium) Director Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi
Jean Daive (Paris) Art critic Radio-France
Diana Edkins (New York) Director of exhibitions and limited editions, Aperture
François Hebel (Arles) Director Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie
Katarina Kondranina (Moscow) Curator of exhibitions Moscow House of Photography
Philippe-Alain Michaud (Paris)Curator Musée national d’art moderne Ctre Georges-Pompidou
Jean-Christophe Royoux (Paris) Critic and independant curator
Eve Sussman (New York) Artist
Brian Wallis (New York) Chief curator ICP International Center of Photography

TITLE
ARTCITY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2007
Call for Visual Art and Architecture Project Submissions
DATE
Submissions Due May 18 th and July 23rd , 2007; Festival Dates September 8- 16, 2007
PLACE
P.O. Box 2294 Stn M Calgary, AB   T2P 2M6
www.art-city.ca
DESCRIPTION

Artcity Call for Submissions in Visual Art: Deadline May 18 th , 2007

RUPTURE: to breach harmony, fracture, burst. State of being broken. Tearing of tissue. Fulmination of membrane. Moment between blocked passage and settlement of violent motion. Force exiting confinement. Outgrowing the space of walls. In medical language: acute explosive disruption of the inner portion of an organ by pressure from within or without. Resultant extravasation of its contents exteriorly.
There is a sense of movement and growth in the city of Calgary. It is consistently defined by its physical and economic expansion. If there is a momentum building to a point of rupture, here, or elsewhere, what is it? Who are its actors, and what body does it constitute; what body could it alter, or even ruin? Rupture infers aftermath. An event of severance. What constitutes the flood that would rupture the dam, the membrane, the silently straining status quo?
We're calling artists to submit proposals that engage with Artcity's 2007 theme: Rupture. We're seeking works of performance, installation, multi-media, and film/video that are of a highly critical and thought-provoking stature that have the potential to operate within the settings of the previous architectural pavilions. We also have a brand new pavilion for this year's festival for artists to consider engaging. These pavilions have made Artcity what it is today and continues to evolve into: a vital locus for ideas and dialogue for the city, and with its citizens. The confines of the site-specific works should lend to the enactment of `rupture'. The winning selections will not only derive their content from this notion, but will embody `rupture' and its implications within the artwork itself.  
There are 7 venues to select as the site for artwork. In your submission to Artcity, please specify which site you are applying for. There several options for your submission- please see www.art-city.ca for details.

Please send your:
1.) Bio
2.) CV
3.) Digital Images of your work (no slides please). Please email your portoflio, or send your work to our address below. If possible, please send large resolution files, A4-sized images, on a seperate CD/DVD marked "Press-ready". This will enable us to immediately use your images, in the case your work is selected, for promotional material.
If you are sending Video work, please send DVDs to our P.O. address below.
4.) Submission application and Statement of your Proposed Project

including a detailed description of the site you want to work with/in. Please include all the expenses/ production costs for your proposed projects.

Note: In addition to artist's fees, Artcity will provide assistance to cover material and associated receipted expenses related to each project. There will be up to $1000 CAD available for the Collection of Cubes, The Perpetual Tease Machine, and the MASt pavilions. The remaining pavilions will have $500 CAD available for these expenses.

Submit Entries to:
P.O. Box 2294 Stn M
Calgary, AB    T2P 2M6
Or email to: artcityfestival@gmail.com
Telephone: (403) 870- 2787

Artcity Call for Submissions in Architecture: Deadline July 23 rd , 2007

ARTCITY & PEEPSHOW INTERNATIONAL presents: THE 2007 'LIVE' ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Jurors include; Lebbeus Woods (Cooper Union) & Alberto Pérez-Gómez (McGill).

Competition Deadline July 23rd, 2007.

Theme: RUPTURE.  This year's competition is a theoretical project studying the morphology of a building's conception.  Entrants are asked to create two panels, one is the 'proposed' Center of Metaphysical Techniques and the other is an illustration of the building's metonymy or becoming of such in spatial objectivity.

Please visit our website for the full competition details at

www.art-city.ca 

The winner will receive $1500 CDN and a paid trip to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to participate in our 'LIVE' Architecture workshop during September 8th & 9th.  Everyone is free to participate. ArtCity festival dates:September 7th - 16th, Downtown Calgary.

TITLE
CAMPER (CONTEMPORARY ART MOBILE PUBLIC EXHIBITION RIG)
DATE

Deathrock 101, Jessica McCarrel, July 28 - 29, 2007
Alternative Practices in Photography: Cyanotype Workshop, Sarah Fuller, August 11, 2007
Shredded Green, Andrew McLaren, August 12, 2007
The Drawing Party, The Drawing Party, August 25 and September 8, 2007
Impression on the Arts, Elephant Artist Relief (E.A.R.), September 14 - 15, 2007

PLACE
Various Locations: CALGARY
http://www.truck.ca/Frameset.html

DESCRIPTION

DEATHROCK 101 Jessica McCarrel Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29, 2007, 10am - 4pm
Calgary Folk Festival, Princes Island Park

Located within the Calgary Folk Festival and the context of a gallery space, Deathrock 101 will introduce festival goers to the subgenre through its associated tastes: in music and fashion by hosting a teasing and backcombing workshop along side make-up demonstrations. What do visible forms of subculture mean to those who produce and consume them? Deathrock 101 will reflect on the complexities of self-representation – examining the ways in which one either represents the self by attempting to avoid clichés or in the case of many subcultures, by deliberately appropriating them. Jessica McCarrel intends to problematise the division between high and low genres and traditions, by fusing and playing between the two, describing how people’s everyday lives are articulated by and with culture.

ALTERNATIVE PRACTICES IN PHOTOGRAPHY: CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP Sarah Fuller
Saturday August 11, 2007, 9am - 5pm Calgary Fringe Festival, Jack Long Park

This summer, come and earn your photography badge. Sarah Fuller’s Cyanotype Workshop intends to promote a hands-on approach to photography, through a user-friendly historical technique. When the creator is physically employed in the making of a photograph their relationship to that object changes. By introducing a historical approach to photography, one that isn’t mediated by manufacturing, participants will tap into the (sometimes serendipitous) magic of creating an original, physical object. In addition, the workshop creates an opportunity to mix both digital and historical processes, through the production of negatives outputted from a digital printer for use with the cyanotype process.

SHREDDED GREEN Andrew McLaren Sunday August 12, 2007, 10am - 5pm
Marda Gras Festival, 33rd Avenue SW between 19th St and Crowchild Trail, Calgary

Andrew McLaren’s Shredded Green is a public intervention, exploring an improvised distribution of small bags of shredded American paper money, in the guise of illicit street-level drug dealing. These small packages will bear a superficial resemblance to plastic bags of Marijuana. Participants will be bagging and distributing the money bags in order to earn their merit badges. A parody of primitive mercantile capitalism and a questioning of the object-value of a cash-based economy are enacted, although the transactions have no commercial basis. The implications of value-exchange and a zero-degree 'essence' of capitalism, which entails the redistribution of something people already have, pertains especially to an absurdist model of the financial services industry.

THE DRAWING PARTY Jennifer Crighton, Jenine Marsh, Laura Leif, Thea Yabut
Saturday August 25, 2007, 10am - 2pm The Creative Kids Museum, Telus World of Science, Calgary and September 8, 2007, 11am - 4pm ArtCity Festival, Calgary Olympic Plaza

The Drawing Party is made up of: Jennifer Crighton, Laura Leif, Jenine Marsh and Thea Yabut. The relationship between these four artists is closely connected to their use of collaborative drawing as an integral part of their creative process. The Drawing Party format is about highlighting shared inspirations and social bonding, with emphasis on drawing as a generative process, as opposed to a technical exercise focused on producing a specific work of art. Participants will be introduced to new interactive drawing games in hopes that they will in turn teach these games to others, perhaps hosting their own drawing parties.

IMPRESSION ON THE ARTS Elephant Artist Relief (E.A.R.) Friday September 14 - Saturday September 15, 2007, 11am - 5pm ArtCity Festival, Calgary Olympic Plaza

Elephant Artist Relief, or E.A.R., is a group of artists who have organized themselves to raise awareness surrounding the health, well being and livelihood of artists in Calgary. Current members are: Kerry Clarke, Mark Dicey, Johanna Schwartz, Leslie Sweder and Janet Turner.They plan on connecting with the arts community as well as the general public by performing, playing music and speaking, in hopes of trading ideas and information aimed at supporting their cause. Participants can acquire a patch by involving themselves in the ongoing discussion or by taking away an "impression" (elephant footprint) on which to create original works of art that will be later displayed and possibly sold as a fundraising initiative.

TITLE
URBAN ENIGMAS: MONTREAL, TORONTO AND THE PROBLEM OF COMPARING CITIES Edited By JOHANNE SLOAN  
DATE
September 12, 2007.
PLACE
Helm Brasseur Gourmand 273 rue Bernard West, corner of Avenue du Parc,
Montreal, Quebec

Available through McGill-Queen's University Press: http://mqup.mcgill.ca/index.php
DESCRIPTION

The practice of comparison is implicit in every act of imagining, representing, and studying urban experience. Urban Enigmas contributes to recent interdisciplinary interest in cities by introducing comparison as a key methodology for urban cultural analysis.Contributors, part of the collaborative research project The Culture of Cities: Montreal, Toronto, Dublin, and Berlin, address theoretical and methodological aspects of comparison, while case-studies examine the mutually constituted identities of Montreal and Toronto through examples of travel writing, public art, film festivals, theatrical performances, diasporic communities, ethnic festivals, and urban media. Comparison is shown to be not only something performed by experts but a deeply embedded, everyday social practice that contributes to the mutable identities of cities. Urban Enigmas demonstrates that the accumulation of urban actions, encounters, experiences, and relationships create distinctive patterns that make it possible to recognize the particularity of cities.

Contributors include Alan Blum (York), Kieran Bonner (St. Jerome's), Jenny Burman (McGill), Jean-François Côté (Québec à Montréal), Michael Darroch (York), Nicholas DeMaria Harney (Western Australia), Kevin Dowler (York & Toronto), Dipti Gupta (Dawson College), Janine Marchessault (York), Jean-François Morissette (Québec à Montréal), and Greg Nielsen (Concordia).

Review quotes
"This original book is useful in helping to connect cultural products - books, film, architecture - to the underlying structure of society." Raymond Conlogue, reporter, The Globe and Mail
"An ambitious, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative project, this volume heralds the kind of urban studies that we need, studies that use contemporary cultural theories and cross-disciplinary approaches." Goran Stanivukovic, associate professor and chair, English, Saint Mary's University

McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: Paper (0773531823) 9780773531826
Paper 6 x 9 312pp
CA $29.95 (US $29.95)

TITLE
SCENE BY SCENE - SATURDAY AT THE GALLERIES - GALLERY HOP
DATE
September 22, 2007.
PLACE

Ontario College of Art and Design Auditorium 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

DESCRIPTION

What is the impact of place on art? How does locality intersect with the character of an art scene? And how do local psychogeographies play into the shaping of the contemporary global art scene?

Join Canadian Art’s editor, Richard Rhodes, as he facilitates a round-table discussion featuring New York artist Nathan Carter, Shanghai-based photographer Greg Girard, art dealer Jessica Bradley and art historian Elizabeth Legge. Discover some fresh new ideas to carry forward into a day of gallery hopping!

FREE GALLERY TALKS
In the afternoon, hit Toronto's gallery districts. Choose your area and Canadian Art will have experts on hand to introduce the artists and dealers who make the gallery world tick. Watch for the Canadian Art Gallery Hop Speaker Schedule in the Globe and Mail on Saturday, September 22.

CANADIAN ART GALLERY HOP SPEAKER SCHEDULE
1:30 pm Canadian Art’s editor, Richard Rhodes, discusses a photographic installation by Vancouver-based artist Jayce Salloum. MKG127, 127 Ossington Avenue
2:00 pm Curator Barbara Fischer discusses Kelly Mark’s survey exhibition “Stupid Heaven,” featuring works from the last ten years: drawing, sculpture, video, performance and audio works as well as multiples and recent television-based projects. Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
2:15 pm Curator Stuart Reid considers 40 new landscape and still-life paintings made by Jay Isaac on a recent cross-country road trip. Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 980 Queen St. West
2:30 pm Critic and curator Dan Adler speaks with artist Luis Jacob about Jacob’s video installation A Dance for Those of Us Whose Hearts Have Turned to Ice.
3:00 pm Dennis Reid, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario, speaks with John Hartman about “Cities,” Hartman’s latest body of work. Nicholas Metivier Gallery, 451 King Street West
3:15 pm Artists John Abrams and JJ Lee discuss their respective exhibitions “Little Soldier” and “Trace.” Loop Gallery, 1174 Queen Street West
3:30 pm Critic David Jager in conversation with artist Ben Reeves about Reeves’s new painting exhibition, “Smoke, Flowers, Cars.” Jessica Bradley Art + Projects,
4:00 pm Leah Sandals explores Calgary artist Ryan Sluggett’s video installation Tyranny. YYZ Artists’ Outlet, 140–401 Richmond Street West
4:30 pm Members of the art collective Instant Coffee speak about their exhibition “Instant Coffee: Nooks.” Mercer Union, 37 Lisgar Street

Wrap up an art-filled day by attending the launch party for photographer Greg Girard’s new book Phantom Shanghai and the opening of an exhibition of work featured in the book. Hosted by Monte Clark Gallery and the Magenta Foundation.
Monte Clark Gallery, Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Building #2, 7-10pm

TITLE
PAPIER 07
DATE
September 27 - September 30. Noon - 6pm. Grand Opening September 28 6pm.
PLACE

Presented by Galerie Trois Points Westmount Square, Atwater metro station (corner Ste-Catherine and Wood). Montreal, Quebec
www.agac.qc.ca/papier

DESCRIPTION

L’Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC) présente du 27 au 30 septembre 2007 une foire exclusive d’œuvres sur papier dans toutes les possibilités de ce médium : photographies, dessins, gravures, lithographies, livres d’artiste, etc. L’événement PAPIER regroupera une quinzaine de galeries québécoises et canadiennes réunies au 1,
Westmount Square, magnifique espace vitré conçu par Mies Van der Rohe.

PAPIER, c’est donc une occasion unique d’acquérir des œuvres originales ou en série, pour commencer ou augmenter une collection. Ces œuvres seront accessibles pour tous les budgets. Dans ce sens, l’événement s’adresse aux curieux, aux amateurs d’art mais aussi aux collectionneurs aguerris!

Pour cet événement, la Galerie Trois Points présentera les oeuvres sur papier de Michèle Assal, Sylvain Bouthillette, Elmyna Bouchard, Mario Côté, Michel Daigneault, Suzanne Dubuc, David Gillanders, Nathalie Grimard, Louise Masson, Marc Séguin.

PAPIER, un événement en art contemporain, du jeudi 27 au dimanche 30 septembre. Journées professionnelles et gens d’affaires le Jeudi 26 et vendredi 27 septembre, de midi à 18 h. Ouvert au public le samedi 29 et dimanche 30 de midi à 18 h. Le 1, Westmount Square, M° Atwater (à l’intersection des rues Sainte-Catherine et Wood). Entrée libre.

PAPIER 07, the first Quebec art fair dedicated to works on paper, will take place from September 27-30 2007 at Westmount Square.

For this event, Galerie Trois Points will be presenting artworks on paper by artists Michèle Assal, Sylvain Bouthillette, Elmyna Bouchard, Mario Côté, Michel Daigneault, Suzanne Dubuc, David Gillanders, Nathalie Grimard, Louise Masson, Marc Séguin.

PAPIER 07, a contemporary art event, from September 27 to September 30.
Business days: Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, from noon to 6 pm.
Open to the general public: Friday, September 28 -Sunday September 30, from 12 to 6 pm.
Grand opening: Friday, September 28, 6pm.

TITLE

SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE

DATE
September 29, 2007. 7:03 pm to sunrise.
PLACE

Various Locations: TORONTO
http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/home.html

DESCRIPTION

From sunset at 7:03 pm on Saturday, September 29, to sunrise at 7:14 am on Sunday, September 30, 2007, Toronto will be bustling with activity as thousands experience a full night of contemporary art and performance in three zones across the city.

After a stunning and triumphant launch in September 2006, the widespread appeal for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche to return in 2007 was overwhelming. On May 10, 2007, Toronto Mayor David Miller officially announced that Scotiabank Nuit Blanche had become an annual signature event for the City of Toronto, and he invited everyone to rediscover Toronto through this free, all-night celebration of contemporary art.