Category: Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Banksy in Venice

The image of a migrant child signalling for help has appeared on a crumbling wall in Venice, site of the famed Biennale art exhibition, apparently the latest work by Banksy. The mysterious British artist was not invited to this year’s Venice Biennale. 

Photography: ‘Yours to Discover’

In Ontario, Yours to Discover is the slogan on licence plates (although the words are about to change). For Zinnia Naqvi, the phrase triggers memories of immigration to Canada from Pakistan. Her tableaux vivants (living pictures) address common newcomer experiences, featuring props, ephemera and family photos from tourist attractions.

Quick Hits: Camp Fashion

Not that most of us would think Camp Fashion means tie-dyed summer-cabin wear, but what exactly does Camp mean in relation to what we wear? Or what celebrities wear, to be exact. Watch the video above for The Met’s explanation, in relation to their new exhibition.  See how […]

Quick Hits: The Art of Tragedy

  This fishing vessel, known as the Death Ship, sank in the dark on April 18, 2015 killing as many as 900 migrants trapped in its hull. It is being installed in Venice’s former shipyards as the centerpiece of a project by Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel, for the […]