FIFA 2023: Afterimages and Reflections

The 41st edition of the Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) cast a large and festive net to usher in this first post COVID-19 pandemic in-person event. In addition to a copious offering dedicated to the arts in a broad sense, the festival provided a

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

Anna Frlan: Interbellum III

Anna Frlan: Interbellum III Ottawa school of Art Gallery January 10—February 22, 2013   Anna Frlan uses nothing but steel in her art making. The infinite possibilities of steel’s liquid state keep drawing her back to the welding machine. To her, the magic of manipulating the flowing red hot

Richard Clements’ Day Treadeth On Night

Richard Clements, Day Treadeth On Night Paul Kuhn Gallery  Calgary, Alberta May 17—June 30, 2013   However we see our world, it is very much through the acquisition and use of language, especially speech, that we individually make our peace with it. Even though speech seems to be deeply, consciously organized

Ai WeiWei: According to What?

Ai WeiWei: According to What? Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario August 17—October 17, 2013   Ai WeiWei came to town. Or, more accurately, Ai WeiWei’s art came to town, the artist himself is still under house arrest back home in China, owing to his activities as a dissident

Ghost stories..

The question “is there a life after death?” has fascinated people for ages. As far back as the eighteenth century, novels such as Frankenstein and The Cavern of Death 1 captured the imagination of the public. Even today, just a quick look at the line up of films