A Toronto gallery’s show of rare Dadaist photos and collages, in a popular tourist destination, may, I hope, be a sign of a resurgence of interest in this relevant and instructive period. Erwin Blumenfeld: From Dada to Vogue, at the Corkin Gallery, is a small collection of pieces from one of the minor Dadaists, a German who fled that country during the First World War to the Netherlands and thence on to the United States, where he turned his avant-gardist techniques to commercial fashion photography. The pieces, obtained from his family, range from goofy humorous collages to elegant and quirky nudes. The show reminds us of a period when art was both politically dangerous and formally inventive, a combination that seems impossible now. It also illuminates how modernist avant-gardism bled into the commercial world and shaped the popular aesthetic of the 20th century.
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Common Accounts is an architectural practice initiated at Princeton University by Miles Gertler and Igor Bragaos in 2015. Common Accounts opens a prototypical funeral home that brings the material business of death closer to the daily urban life with their installation "Three Ordinary Funerals" at the Seoul International Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The project repositions death as a pragmatic tool for city building and the production of value.
Art Toronto. Solo, booth S03
Group Show Curated by Ana Barajas. On now at the Thames Art Gallery, September 8 - November 5, 2017.
Thaddeus Holownia: Walden Revisited – 24 Tree Studies for Henry David Thoreau, 2001-2003
On now at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery,
October 14, 2017 – January 21, 2018
In Rare Item, the newest body of work by Miles Gertler, he produces a taxonomic index of architectural technologies. In two-dimensional prints and three-dimensional castings, objects and non-objects populate scenarios toward the production of material situations as heterotopian reflections.
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One of three museum shows Thaddeus has exhibiting his work this year, Headlighting features portriats of people and their cars. The work speaks to car culture, the 1970's and unique usages of large format panoramic cameras
On at the Heckscher Museum of Art from April 15 - July 30 2017, Thaddeus Holownia Waldon Revisited honours 19th century author Henry David Thoreau, whose exploration of simple living took place at Walden Pond Concord Massachusetts.
Acclaimed Toronto author and economist Don Thompson (author of The $12 Million Stuffed Shark) will be launching his new book The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market. The event will take place on Saturday April 1st, 2017 between 2-4pm at the Corkin Gallery with signing and refreshments.
Amongst the many photographs included in "Nature of Nature" - the latest retrospective exhibition of Thaddeus Holownia - its most recent inclusion has prompted the strongest response.
Titled "Icarus, Falling of Birds" (2016), eight staggered columns depict rows of 200 deceased creatures, all having succumbed to a New Brunswick natural gas flare in 2013.
"Nature of Nature" runs from February 4 through May 28, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
With the announcement of the seventh annual Scotia Bank Photography Award nominees, Toronto-based photographer Barbara Astman was longlisted along with 11 other artists. Barbara's career has spanned more than four decades, with a continuous exploration of photo-based media innovations along the way. The shortlist is set to be announced on March 8.
Running from 4 February – 28 May 2017, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be exhibiting The Nature of Nature, a forty-year celebration of one of Canada's leading photographers, Thaddeus Holownia.
On Sunday, 29 November 2015 at Haus am Kleistpark, writer and journalist Annett Gröschner will be speaking with members of the collective lux protographer, including Grit Schwerdtfeger, on the use of the documentary as a tool in Berlin.
Three men received New Brunswick's highest honour in the arts field Monday. The Lieutenant-Governor's Awards for High Achievement in the Arts were presented to playwright Jules Boudreau, novelist, musician and screenwriter Jacques Savoie, and visual artist Thaddeus Holownia.
The Heckscher Museum of Art will be exhibiting Thaddeus Holownia's 24 Tree Studies for Henry David Thoreau in 2017.
The exhibition will run April 15 - July 30, 2017, with an opening reception on April 22.
Ramón Serrano can be seen installing his work Spaces of Silence on the walls of the Corkin Gallery booth in this time lapse of Art Toronto 2015