Congratulations to Birthe Piontek, who has received the 2018 Burtynsky Grant of $5,000 for her book project “Abendlied.”
The jury—Edward Burtynsky, Taia Kwinter (Associate Managing Editor, Aperture), Maxine Proctor (Managing Editor, BlackFlash; director and co-founder, Toronto Art Book Fair) and Marcus Schubert (Director of Media, Publications & Exhibits, Burtynsky Studios)—considered many innovative and compelling book projects from across Canada.
“Birthe Piontek’s ‘Abendlied’ examines how individual relationships in a family are shaped by the processes of growing up, aging, and eventually letting go. Piontek’s well-resolved book project sequences images of her family members interacting with textiles, household objects, and each other to weave a cohesive yet curious narrative about identity and belonging.” – The Jury
In the lead up to shows in Montréal and Vancouver, SCOUT Magazine interviews Paul Morstad on his work and life as an artist.
Click here to read “A Guided Tour Through the Alternate Universe of Local Artist Paul Morstad”, written by Thalia Stopa.
James Nizam’s work is included in an exhibition at the Justina Barnicke Gallery at the Art Museum of the University of Toronto until May 26, 2018. The Weight of Light is an exhibition curated by Darryn Doull and features Nizam’s sculpture “Vanishing Point” as well as photographic work from the Vancouver-based artist.
The exhibition, curated by Darynn Doull, explores the human fascination with light. The press release states: “Our capacity to control light makes it an ideal medium to unlock some of the mysteries of our material world while opening vast new chambers of secrets and virtual geometries.”
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Brendan Tang’s joint exhibition with Sonny Assu, “Ready Player Two,” is on display at the Yukon Arts Centre March 8 – May 26, 2018, along with work by Whitehorse-based artist Mark Preston. “Ready Player Two” combines elements from science fiction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how these forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture.
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The Architecture + Design Film Festival, taking place this weekend, April 18 – 22, 2018 in Winnipeg, will be showing a documentary film by artist Toni Hafkenscheid. The work Relics of the Future presents the world as Hafkenscheid saw it as a boy, filled with hidden stories behind iconic architectural achievements. His interests in futuristic architecture, such as Marina City in Chicago, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and Habitat ‘67 in Montreal, take the viewer on a journey into the Relics of the Future.
The same film, Relics of the Future, will screen at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival next month. This year, the annual festival takes place in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense from May 3 – 16, unfolding the theme of “home, housing and belonging“.
In January, Brendan Tang was interviewed by Claire Scherzinger for her podcast Overly Dedicated, a series featuring artists in Canada. In their 45-minute conversation, Scherzinger and Tang cover everything from Tang’s practice with ceramics to his interests in boardgames and science fiction.
Click here for a link to the podcast, and dive inside the mind of the artist.