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Between issues, Ciel variable keeps an eye out for what’s happening here and there – under our sky and other skies. There’s always something happening in the wild and wonderful worlds of photography, image, and other forms of expression! Here, we share some high points of what’s being created and disseminated.

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Elles Photographes, The Spirit of Photography – Colette Tougas

Elles Photographes, The Spirit of Photography – Colette Tougas

June 30, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — From July 19, 2016, to February 19, 2017, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts mounted an exhibition titled She Photographs, described in the press release as a “feminine echo” of the Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective at the museum in autumn 2016. More than simply an echo, this presentation of works by thirty female photographers, most of them Canadian, painted a strong and true portrait…

Robert Mapplethorpe – Philippe Guillaume

Robert Mapplethorpe – Philippe Guillaume

June 25, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — The Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition Focus Perfection, which opened last fall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, was a lavish retrospective dedicated to the controversial New York artist who took up photography in 1970 with a borrowed Polaroid camera…

La Biennale de Montréal – Érika Nimis

La Biennale de Montréal – Érika Nimis

June 23, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Jacynthe Carrier – Sylvain Campeau

Jacynthe Carrier – Sylvain Campeau

June 18, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

James Welling, Chronology – Stephen Horne

James Welling, Chronology – Stephen Horne

June 16, 2020 [originally published in CV106 in Spring 2017] — This exhibition presented a selection of work from Welling’s early days in the 1970s and from recent production. The artist’s principal interests lie in the area of photographic materiality and some of its attendant themes – colour, technologies, and abstraction – and to the social relations inherent in the production and circulation of photographs…

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