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Sous d’autres cieux

Until its next publication, Ciel variable remains on the lookout for what is being shared and created “under other skies”. The world of photography, of images and all forms of expression lives and vibrates so much on a daily basis that it seems useful to relay here some of its most relevant voices. For now, this section is only available in French, please switch to the French version of this page to read more.

On Newsstands

In this issue’s thematic section, we look at collective action in society. Against a background of social conflict and war, the artists evoke the impact of collective actions on the common good by re-examining and recontextualizing images plucked from the mass of media images that form our relationship with the world.
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Ciel variable 114 - MASSES | MONUMENTS

 

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Sarker Protick et Katrin Koenning, Astres noirs – Louis Perreault

May 21, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Luce Lebart, Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) – Carol Payne

Luce Lebart, Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) – Carol Payne

May 19, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — In late 2016, Luce Lebart was appointed the first director of the Canadian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada. For the previous five years, she had been director of collections and curator at the Société Française de Photographie (SFP) in Paris, one of the oldest and most esteemed institutions devoted to photography in the world…

Images of Montreal. Some notable projects on Montreal neighbourhoods – Pierre Dessureault

Images of Montreal. Some notable projects on Montreal neighbourhoods – Pierre Dessureault

May 12, 2020 [originally published in CV105 in Winter 2017] — Over the years, Montreal has been the subject of a number of major documentary projects. We might think of Gabor Szilasi’s prolific production – in particular, as he recorded development in the city, his photographs of St. Catherine Street (1977–79) in which he immortalized the configuration of the stores along the street…

Canadian Photography Magazines, 1970–1990. Reconsidering a History of Photography in Print – Zoë Tousignant

Canadian Photography Magazines, 1970–1990. Reconsidering a History of Photography in Print – Zoë Tousignant

May 5, 2020 [originally published in CV105 in Winter 2017] — The essay reprinted here was written for an exhibition curated by Zoë Tousignant and presented at Artexte. The exhibition was developed as part of Tousignant’s long-term research project, which examines histories and relationships between photography and the printed document in Canada…

Ciel variable 105 – MONTREALITIES

Ciel variable 105 – MONTREALITIES

May 14, 2020 [originally published in Winter 2017] — The complete content of CV105 is now available online including porfolios of Robert Walker and Images of Montreal, essays about Canadian Photography Magazines 1970-1990, Jessica Eaton, Ensemble and Artgeist II, an interview with Hélène Samson as well as several recent exhibition and publication reviews…

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An interview by Jacques Doyon — From CV113 (Summer 2019)

In addition to CV111. In French only.