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The thematic section in this issue presents three exhibitions that show how photography can actively contribute to shaping a critical vision of the world. By bringing together a large number of images and points of view, the first sets out to offer an overall sense of the changes affecting global civilization. Inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s notion of the “total screen,” the second contrasts traditional photography and its mutant, digital, and interactive form, which augments the real at the scale of a screen interface. The third highlights the career of a photography critic whose vision is fed by his encounter with the works he has collected and their creators, while being attentive to the development of a photographic community.
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Ciel variable 118 - EXHIBITING PHOTOGRAPHY

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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Natascha Niederstrass, Behind Closed Doors: Body of Evidence | Le point aveugle – James D. Campbell

Natascha Niederstrass, Behind Closed Doors: Body of Evidence | Le point aveugle – James D. Campbell

September 21, 2021 [originally published in CV109 in Summer 2018 2018] — Over the last several years, at exhibitions in Montreal and elsewhere, Montreal-based photographic artist Natascha Niederstrass has earned a strong reputation for informing her work with forensic-photography aesthetics and infusing it with a full measure of chilling, even spine-tingling, premises and implications…

Janie Julien-Fort – Christian Roy

Janie Julien-Fort – Christian Roy

Septembre 14, 2021 [originally published in French only in CV109 in Summer 2018] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Masako Miyazaki, 木 – A tree – John K. Grande

Masako Miyazaki, 木 – A tree – John K. Grande

September 7, 2021 [originally published in CV109 in Summer 2018 2018] — Masako Miyazaki’s photography show titled A Tree complements her poetry. Some of the images were made in forests, fields, and landscapes on Montreal’s south shore, and others were made in Japan. Whether in Japan or Quebec, the landscape remains Miyazaki’s constant point of reference…

Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist – Érika Nimis

Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist – Érika Nimis

August 31, 2021 [originally published in French only in CV109 in Summer 2018] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Kotama Bouabane, We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow – Robert Anderson

Kotama Bouabane, We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow – Robert Anderson

August 24, 2021 [originally published in CV109 in Summer 2018 2018] — If you think the title of Laotian-born, Canadian-raised artist Kotama Bouabane’s recent show at VU, We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow, sounds suspiciously like a lyric from a bad pop song, you’d be right. The title is from the song “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys…

A new piece has been published in Ciel variable’s online section on documentary photography. Read Pierre Dessureault’s review of photographer Yoanis Menge’s involvement with communities in Iqaluit and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, and Salluit, Nunavik.

Yoanis Menge

Mourning the untimely loss of a dear friend and art writer, James D. Campbell, photographer Ewa Monika Zebrowski has created a narrative that considers the impermanence of life, as reflected in images of a Mediterranean island.

Ewa Monika Zebrowski. now & beyond. An homage to James D. Campbell

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