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Thomas Ruff, Photograms – Jacinto Lageira, Gradations of Reality

Thomas Ruff, Photograms – Jacinto Lageira, Gradations of Reality

January 21, 2019 [originally published in CV98 in Fall 2014] — Given the impossible computer-made “photograms” in Thomas Ruff’s recent series – thus in line with Moholy-Nagy’s idea that one can make photographs without a camera (he made his own photograms) – we must immediately consider either a broadening of the notion of photography or its being subsumed, pure and simple…

Lorna Bauer | Jon Knowles – Jacinthe Lessard-L. / Charles Guilbert, Images in the Void (and Vice Versa)

Lorna Bauer | Jon Knowles – Jacinthe Lessard-L. / Charles Guilbert, Images in the Void (and Vice Versa)

January 16, 2019 [originally published in CV98 in Fall 2014] — It is quite uncommon for the association of two exhibitions to create a dialogue that becomes an artwork in itself. Yet, this is what Dazibao did by bringing together works by Jacinthe Lessard-L. and by the duo formed of Lorna Bauer and Jon Knowles. Their respective works, although different in tonality and look, intertwine to lead viewers into a surprising reflection on darkness…

Henri Venne, Somewhere in Between – Sylvain Campeau, Painting Indebted to Photography

Henri Venne, Somewhere in Between – Sylvain Campeau, Painting Indebted to Photography

January 14, 2019 [originally published in CV98 in Fall 2014] — Henri Venne is a painter. It is painted matter that interests him. It is in this medium that he was educated, and it is also how he defines himself. Henri Venne is also a photographer, as the works that emerge from his creative process are photographs. He is also interested in how images are imbued with visual effects, places for various reflections…

Unpacking Serge Clément’s Library – Zoë Tousignant

Unpacking Serge Clément’s Library – Zoë Tousignant

January 9, 2019 [originally published in CV98 in Fall 2014] — I travelled to Quebec City to see Serge Clément’s exhibition Constellations on a snowy Sunday afternoon in April. I had little prior knowledge of the show, presented at VU, centre de diffusion et de production de la photographie from March 21 to April 20, 2014, save for its basic idea: to showcase Clément’s collection of photobooks…

Revisiting History in Fragments: Three Recent Projects by Stan Douglas – Ariane Noël de Tilly

Revisiting History in Fragments: Three Recent Projects by Stan Douglas – Ariane Noël de Tilly

January 7, 2019 [originally published in CV98 in Fall 2014] — Stan Douglas’s earlier productions include Every Building on 100 West Hastings (2001), a nocturnal panorama of a block of buildings situated in a poor Vancouver neighbourhood, and the series of four photographs Crowds & Riots (2008), depicting recon­structions of crowd scenes and riots that took place in Vancouver during the twentieth century…

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More than thresholds, borders have become a kind of non-place – extra-national zones – where migrants’ identities and statuses are examined and their statuses held in suspension for periods that are increasingly long and undetermined. In this issue, we examine certain aspects of the crossing of borders with works that explore how migrants are received and integrated, and the identity-related questions raised by such territorial movements.
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