REVIEW - HOSTED BY TERENCE DICK
Critic and Akimblog Editor Terence Dick presents irreverent and informative commentary on recent Toronto exhibitions which serve as jumping off points for a discussion of the ideas, issues, and inspirations of contemporary artists. Subscribe and be the first to know about new Review videos.
Sarah Cwynar + Fragments
REVIEW - HOSTED BY TERENCE DICK: SEASON TWO EPISODE 06
If every photograph captures just a glimpse of the world, what happens when you shatter those fragments? And once they scatter, how do you bring the pieces back together. An artist who works at the limits of the medium shows us how it can be done. Filmed at Cooper Cole, Toronto, in November 2016.
A trio of large-scale self-portraits by Vancouver School elder Rodney Graham provide ample opportunity to consider the artifice of photography while also acknowledging the ways in which the self is fabricated. By playing different roles – al...
Three Indigenous artists - Sonny Assu, Geronimo Inutiq and Nicholas Galanin - from three different parts of Canada use music as one point of entry in paintings, sculptures, and videos that display a multifold approach to colonial history and cultural...
A gallery strewn with refuse might seem like a joke, but it elicits an account of readymades, landscape art, and the way in which history is revealed through the things we leave behind. Further attention is brought to bear on matters of environmental...
Outside the confines of the white cube, sculptures become public art and the best of them engage passersby in unexpected ways. Modernist knots become playground slides, monuments to justice become participatory experiences, and pixelboards replicate ...
An exhibition of obituaries and a soliloquy in a cemetery are the settings for Host Terence Dick's consideration of representations of death in art. Every absence is made present when put on display and the mortals depicted live on through the materi...
If every photograph captures just a glimpse of the world, what happens when you shatter those fragments? And once they scatter, how do you bring the pieces back together. An artist who works at the limits of the medium shows us how it can be done. Fi...