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Critic Terence Dick offers witty and insightful commentary on the themes, ideas and issues in contemporary art. You can read him on Akimblog too.

History 1: The History of HISTORY

VIEWS: HOSTED BY TERENCE DICK: SEASON ONE   EPISODE 03

Conflicting accounts of the past provide one way of thinking about Canada’s Sesquicentennial. These stories are tied to the land and link the pre-colonial past of Indigenous peoples to a future threatened by environmental crisis. Art, among other things, reminds us why it all matters. Filmed at Art Museum at the University of Toronto in May 2017.

SEASON ONE   EPISODE 01
Bodies 1: No Body in the Gallery

What do you do with yourself when you visit a gallery? Do you disappear or do you take up space? Moving from virtual worlds to real live bodies, this episode, the first of a two-part series on bodies, considers our sense of self, whether we dissolve ...
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SEASON ONE   EPISODE 02
Bodies 2: Work that Body

Two artists take two different approaches to using their own bodies in their work. Suzy Lake treats hers as a medium to dramatize the construction of the self, while Deirdre Logue emphasizes our material and sensory selves. Both wrestle with the phys...
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SEASON ONE   EPISODE 03
History 1: The History of HISTORY

Conflicting accounts of the past provide one way of thinking about Canada’s Sesquicentennial. These stories are tied to the land and link the pre-colonial past of Indigenous peoples to a future threatened by environmental crisis. Art, among oth...
more >>

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