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Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Alter Bahnhof Video Walk – Christine Ross, The Affective Historicization of Public Spaces

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Alter Bahnhof Video Walk – Christine Ross, The Affective Historicization of Public Spaces

May 23, 2018 [originally published in CV95 in Fall 2013] — Since the 1990s, spatial art – a category that has broadened to include installation, architectural environments, relational interventions, aesthetic exploration of automated real-time location technologies (GPS, an extension of smartphones), and augmented reality technologies – has led to a major redefinition of the relationship between art and the public space…

Land/Slide, An exhibition on possible futures – Janine Marchessault, Activating the Archives

Land/Slide, An exhibition on possible futures – Janine Marchessault, Activating the Archives

May 22, 2018 [originally published in CV95 in Fall 2013] — Images are connected to our physical environments more dramatically than ever before – literally opening up new spaces of interactivity and connection that transform the experience of being in the city, its semiotic forms, and its modes of public gathering, navigation, and movement…

John Gossage, The Photobook: Reflections on Several Recent Projects – Alexis Desgagnés

John Gossage, The Photobook: Reflections on Several Recent Projects – Alexis Desgagnés

May 16, 2018 [originally published in CV95 in Fall 2013] — If there is one category that seems to have escaped the crisis in the book-publishing sector engendered by the rise of digital publishing, it is photobooks, which are currently appearing at such a rate that it is legitimate to think they will eventually supplant exhibitions as the main means of dissemination of photography and, especially, photographic creativity…

Donald McCullin, Collision, Helen Doyle, Representing War and Social Conflicts? – Pierre Dessureault

Donald McCullin, Collision, Helen Doyle, Representing War and Social Conflicts? – Pierre Dessureault

May 14, 2018 [originally published in CV95 in Fall 2013] — By a strange coincidence, two exhibitions – a Donald McCullin retrospective and Collision: Conflict and Its Consequences – at the National Gallery of Canada, as well as a film, Dans un océan d’images, featured at the recent International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal, have presented a wide range of practices related to how photographs portray war and social conflict…

Lynne Cohen, False Clues: Space Within Place – Philippe Guillaume

Lynne Cohen, False Clues: Space Within Place – Philippe Guillaume

May 9, 2018 [originally published in CV95 in Fall 2013] — Lynne Cohen’s recent exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal presents much more than a display of captivating and masterful large-size photographs of interior spaces. At first glance, False Clues could be described as an imposing photographic project documenting ordinary interior spaces. However, the titles of the twenty-five chromogenic prints and fifteen gelatin-silver prints selected for the show (like those of most of her photographs) discourage any documentary connotation…

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