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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.

Home 2: No Place Like Home

VIEWS: HOSTED BY TERENCE DICK: SEASON ONE   EPISODE 07

The margins of a city reflect demographics as much as they describe geography. When the art scene shifts from downtown to the suburbs, a similar shift in who gets shown is seen. Filmed at the Art Gallery of York University in October 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...
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SEASON ONE   EPISODE 04
History 2: The Family Album

For those of us who haven’t made it into the history books, family photo albums are our only visual record of the past century. As analogue photography becomes obsolete, museum exhibitions reveal the ways these documents bring hidden histories ...
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SEASON ONE   EPISODE 05
History 3: The Past is Not Past

Art collector turned artist Ydessa Hendeles creates expansive installations of antique objects that set the scene for a consideration of how the past is remembered, forgotten, and invented. In each case, history is concerned with the present as mu...
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SEASON ONE   EPISODE 06
Home 1: Home and Away

From textile art about domestic lives bound by work and family, to art from an isolated artists residency that evokes a feeling of displacement, this video explores belonging and how it is rooted in a place we call home. Filmed at the Gladstone Ho...
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SEASON ONE   EPISODE 07
Home 2: No Place Like Home

The margins of a city reflect demographics as much as they describe geography. When the art scene shifts from downtown to the suburbs, a similar shift in who gets shown is seen. Filmed at the Art Gallery of York University in October 2017.

SEASON ONE   EPISODE 08
Home 3: Homepage

The white cube has long been a privileged place for artists to call home, but what happens when they take up residence online and display themselves, their work, and more on Instagram? This episode looks at two radically different venues for contempo...
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