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This issue’s thematic section shows works that come from a wide variety of places and times, but all are marked by the notion of public visibility. These three bodies of work cover a wide spectrum of what defines the public space for artistic expression, ranging from the societal and cultural context that circumscribes what can be said, to the more specialized professional and worldly network that hosts and nourishes experiments and new artworks, to the civic and urban space in which artworks are put to the test of fitting with people’s daily lives and the constraints of urban planning.
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Charles-Antoine Blais-Métivier et Serge-Olivier Rondeau, After Faceb00k – Christelle Proulx

Charles-Antoine Blais-Métivier et Serge-Olivier Rondeau, After Faceb00k – Christelle Proulx

February 14, 2018 [originally published in French in CV94 in Spring 2013] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection – Andrea Carson Barker

Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection – Andrea Carson Barker

February 12, 2018 [originally published in CV94 in Spring 2013] — Curator Peggy Gale and Ryerson Image Centre director Doina Popescu smartly chose to inaugurate Ryerson University’s new building and gallery with an exhibition specifically about “The Archive.” In this case, the focus was the world-renowned Black Star Collection, comprising over 290,000 photojournalistic prints, which had been donated anonymously to Ryerson University in 2005.

Light Years, Conceptual Art and the Photograph 1964-1977 – Felicity Tayler

Light Years, Conceptual Art and the Photograph 1964-1977 – Felicity Tayler

February 8, 2018 [originally published in CV94 in Spring 2013] — The title phrase of this catalogue, Light Years, is a pun on an oft-misused term. Although widely thought to refer to a measurement of time, it is actually an astronomic unit measuring the distance travelled by light over one year. What meanings can this term have when applied to a historical survey exhibition of photographic practices around 1970? Aside from the obvious…

Mikhael Subotzky, Retinal Shift – Alexis Desgagnés

Mikhael Subotzky, Retinal Shift – Alexis Desgagnés

February 5, 2018 [originally published in French in CV94 in Spring 2013] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Bonnie Rubenstein, Field of Vision CONTACT Photography Festival – Jacques Doyon

Bonnie Rubenstein, Field of Vision CONTACT Photography Festival – Jacques Doyon

January 31, 2018 [originally published in CV94 in Spring 2013] — Bonnie Rubenstein has been a director at CONTACT since 2002, and the festival’s artistic director Originally from Toronto, she holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. As curatorial assistant for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, she worked on several groundbreaking exhibitions.


Le livre photographique : un état des lieux – Mona Hakim [French]

Excerpt from CV106 – Trees, Ice, and Clouds


Ami Barak, Photography Beyond Evidence
 – Claire Moeder

Excerpt from CV104 – From Another Angle

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