Category: Reviews

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SONNY ASSU

Sonny Assu: Possession
Curated by Jon Davies
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square
1 December 2013 – 16 February
Review by Ellyn Walker

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KIM ADAMS

Kim Adams, Toaster Work Wagon (1997) 1960s VW bus parts, bicycles. Collection of Museum London; purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program and the Moore Fund, 2013. Installation at the Art Gallery of Hamilton….

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ARTIST-RUN CULTURE = UTOPIA?

Review by Amber Berson Homework II: Long Forms / Short Utopias Conference hosted by Broken City Lab Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario 8­­–10 November 2013 The Homework II: Long Forms / Short Utopias conference was hosted by Broken City…

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WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

Film, 86 mins, 2012. Directed by Marc Silver. Canadian Premiere at Hot Docs, Toronto 27 April 2013. —Review by Amber Landgraff

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BORDER CULTURES

Group Exhibition, Curated by Srimoyee Mitra, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON 25 January–31 March 2013 —Review by Sasha Opeiko

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GITA HASHEMI

Hashemi’s seminal artworks in Time Lapsed create a venue for collective remembrance, understanding and solidarity —Review by Haleh Niazmand

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JESSICA MACCORMAC

Jessica MacCormack’s The See delivers me back to my childhood, and to my childhood feelings. My individual illogical logic, overlapping explanations, memories and dreams. Intense isolation and longing, mixing pain in with everyday life. — Sarah Mangle

Another Atlas

Critical analysis of the traditional functions of mapping has grown significantly in recent years, such that acknowledging maps as politically subjective cultural artefacts, and map-making as an act of imperialism, will seem quite obvious. — Milena Placentile

Modest Livelihood: Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater

As we follow the artists on their hunts in Modest Livelihood, it’s unclear whether they’re showing us a way of life in which either feels entirely at home. They may well identify strongly with their ancestral livelihoods, but that matters little for how these films play out. — Lucas Freeman