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Nadia Seboussi, Le dernier été de la raison – Pierre Rannou, Looking Back at the Image

Nadia Seboussi, Le dernier été de la raison – Pierre Rannou, Looking Back at the Image

August 16, 2017 [originally published in CV91 in Spring 2012] — When we enter the exhibition space at the UQAM gallery, what we see first are two television screens with headphone sets, and then we see two more screens on the wall to the right. As we continue to look around, we note the large-format photocopies of newspaper front pages on two of the four walls and, standing alone on the left side of the exhibition space, a pedestal on which a book sits…

Springtime of South African Photography – Érika Nimis

Springtime of South African Photography – Érika Nimis

August 14, 2017 [originally published in CV91 in Spring 2012] — A number of events (exhibitions, publications, and awards) have recently highlighted the growing success of South African photography on the international contemporary scene. Since the abolition of apartheid, and then the election of Nelson Mandela as president of the country in 1994, South Africa has become the spearhead of contemporary African photography, reinforced by a long and rich history that begins with the invention of photography itself, imported to Cape Town in the 1840s.1

David Askevold, Disorientation Artist – Robert Evans

David Askevold, Disorientation Artist – Robert Evans

August 9, 2017 [originally published in CV91 in Spring 2012] — David Askevold’s work is variously labelled as post-minimal, conceptual, narrative, story art, and post-movement, although none of these is adequate. Westerns, country-and-western music, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, games, rules, narratives, dreams, history, geography, scientific imaging, and anthropology all inform his work. The list of materials and approaches with which he worked is similarly eclectic…

Les Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale africaine de la photographie – Dominique Fontaine

Les Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale africaine de la photographie – Dominique Fontaine

August 7, 2017 [originally published in CV91 in Spring 2012] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Scott Chandler, Fordlândia – James D. Campbell

Scott Chandler, Fordlândia – James D. Campbell

August 2, 2017 [originally published in CV91 in Spring 2012] — Scott Chandler’s recent work opens a window on a place and a time unknown to us. With an “under-the-radar” documentary ethic and his cumbersome camera equipment, he travelled to the Brazilian Amazon to photograph eloquent ruins hidden for generations from the outside world.


Excerpt from CV106 – Trees, Ice, and Clouds

Leila Alaoui – Claudia Polledri


On Newsstands

At first glance, the works presented here might seem to be simply about work on a motif. A more attentive look, however, shows that what is indicated here, in this focus on trees, or icebergs, or clouds, is the shaping of natural elements by human action on a landscape that has become an environment. Visit de Table of Contents and read excerpts from CV106.

Ciel variable 106 - TREES, ICE, AND CLOUDS

 

In Addition to CV105 – Montrealities

Jean-François LeBlanc. Revisiting Montreal’s Backstage at the End of a Century – Tema Stauffer

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