Category: Culture

Mario Doucette – Revisionist History Tableaux

Mario Doucette was an emerging Acadian artist when he was short-listed for Canada’s Sobey Art Award in 2008,  and his reputation has strengthened in the intervening years. Doucette’s latest recognition is to be included among 60 artists selected by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for the largest […]

Unbearable Remnants of Hiroshima

Heartbreaking remnants of clothing and personal effects left behind by the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August, 1945, are the images in this exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. Internationally acclaimed for a career spanning three decades, Ishiuchi Miyako chose the subjects of […]

David Leventi’s Chronicles of the Opera

Bjoerling’s Larynx, by photographer David Leventi,  is a series of crisp, dramatic records of the world’s famous opera houses, named for Swedish tenor Jussi Bjoerling, one of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century. All the images are photographed with 4×5” and 8×10” Arca-Swiss cameras to maximize […]

Road Movie: Impossible Life in Palestine @ TIFF

There are always a few hotly anticipated entries in the Toronto International Film Festival (#TIFF) and this year’s buzz includes the creatively presented Road Movie, about roads rarely seen and voices rarely heard.   Here’s an excerpt from the festival program.  And then have a look at the […]