Raqs Media Collective: Casebook.

Raqs Media Collective: Casebook. Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, 2014, 296 p. Ill. colour. This book documents 80 works Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta) produced between 2002 and 2012. From the outset, attention is given to this contemporary art trio’s

Sculpture, You Ask?

Rethink sculpture? The question is addressed to us, obviously, those of us who reflect on art. Critical thought, somewhat like the fire brigade, always comes late: we try to keep up to date with reality’s transformations, its upheavals. But when we realize that critical thought

Soundscape as material

Public art is generally associated with the visual arts. We think spontaneously of the many sculptures that are present in our parks and public buildings due to application of the Government of Quebec’s Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement. Photography also comes

Derya Akay: Material Hangings, Hangouts

Derya Akay’s work begins at the point where medium distinctions —familiar terms such as sculpture, photography, painting or installation— dissolve, intermingle and flavour one another. The languages of cooking and gardening—open-endedness, warmth and socialization— characterize Akay’s approach to art-making. As a result, the confines of

If You Are So Smart, Why Aint’ You Rich?

Conceived of as a parallel exhibition to the 5th Marrakech Biennale, the group show If You Are So Smart, Why Aint’ You Rich?  sought to examine, as the title suggests, the growing discrepancy between the nebulous notion of quantifiable knowledge (as well as its production

Hua Jin: Conversing in the Passing of Time

FOFA Gallery, Concordia University Montreal February 24— March 28, 2014   Artistic depictions of mountains usually conjure visions of enormity. However, Chinese artist Hua Jin privileges the small over the sublime in her solo exhibition of two vividly contrasting, mixed-media mountain landscapes, Conversing in the Passing of Time, at Concordia