Sunday, January 10, 2010
Canada’s Luminous Art Minds Featured Online During Vancouver’s Cultural Olympiad
Did you know that as part of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver there will also be a Cultural Olympiad, which will be filled with art? It’s true. I’m planning on attending some of the festivities when I’m in Vancouver at the end of the month. Jealous?
Well, you don’t have to be thanks to CODE Screen 2010. They have managed to extract the fabulous, mind-stimulating works of more than 100 of Canada’s top artists’ and bring them right into your home with a click of a mouse. In fact, the site will be featuring 14 bi-weekly virtual art exhibits that range from “thoughtful to witty, absurd to sublime.” The online art slideshows will showcase sculpture, photography, two-dimensional art as well as performance and installation art. Many of the participating artists are recipients of the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.
Exhibit #9, which debuted on January 5 is entitled “Books, Records” and features the work of Michael Snow (2000 winner Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts), Beth Howe, Paul de Guzman, Christian Bok, Michah Lexier, Roula Partheniou, Hadley and Maxwell and Brian Joseph Davis. Curator Dave Dyment bookends Exhibit #9 with the extraordinary work of art savant Michael Snow. The artists weigh in on the exploration of the structure, content and possibilities of books as building blocks and our relationship to and through these objects. Be sure to check out the art HERE.