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Political Mas: Marlon Griffith’s “Ring of Fire” at the Art Gallery of York University

by Rea McNamara on August 13, 2015
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Last Sunday afternoon, in front of the historic Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto’s Queen’s Park, the different sections of a street procession had gathered, waiting. Even though the atmosphere thrummed with an excitable confusion among its just over two hundred masqueraders in anticipation of undertaking a two-and-a-half kilometer parade route along University Avenue to City Hall, it all threatened to wilt under the blaze of the hot sun. Volunteers scurried back and forth down the line, spraying with water bottles those wearing outsized circular masks and seemingly precarious, ten-foot high netted sculptural wings.

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I Stayed at an Art Hotel

by Corinna Kirsch on November 6, 2013
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A few weeks back, Paddy and I went to Toronto. For the first time in my life, I stayed in an artist-designed hotel room.

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Richard Serra’s “Shift” Found to Lack Cultural Heritage Value

by Corinna Kirsch on November 28, 2012
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Like a rhino grazing in the bushy savanna, Richard Serra’s concrete sculpture “Shift” snakes through the grassy fields of Southern Ontario without much in the way of human attention. Now, any opportunity for viewing this piece in its undisturbed habitat could become a dream: the Ontario Conservation Review Board has refused to protect Serra’s work under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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The Toronto International Film Festival: Day One

by Paddy Johnson on September 7, 2012
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This morning, I took a look at James Franco’s latest project, Spring Breakers. I went in with low expectations, due to Franco’s questionable art-making practice and the “plot”: four college students head out to Miami to get fucked up, or, as is repeated ad nauseam throughout the movie, find themselves. It’s way too long for what it is.

It’s part of the Toronto International Film Festival, better known as TIFF. To give readers a sense what this festival is like, let me begin by saying that TIFF has exceeded 260,000 attendees for the last few years, which is approximately 190,000 more visitors than Art Basel Switzerland. It is enormous, and it’s considered the world’s most important film festival next to Cannes.

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