Last Friday I attended the book launch of BLIZZARD: emerging northern artists at grunt gallery, which was the first time I have attended a catalogue launch.
Originally posted on Warrior Publications:
Cree walkers and supporters march in Ottawa, March 25, 2013. CBC News, Mar 25, 2013 A group of young people from the James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Que., has arrived in Ottawa, marking the end of a 1,600-kilometre trek to the nation’s capital. “It’s just been a truly amazing…
Originally posted on Rethink the Rant:
TRIGGER WARNING: The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence. Please be advised. Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.” Yeah, I hear ya. I’m tired of talking about it. But…
The Landscape of Abstraction brings together three distinct artists who each explore the complexity of our relation to nature through abstract painting. These artists employ the logic of composition and rhythm in painting as a parallel to the dynamic processes found in nature, moving beyond the tangible and toward the spiritual or emotional qualities of nature that may nevertheless be experienced directly.
I recently read a section of a chapter by Shoshana Felman entitled “Education and Crisis, or the Vicissitudes of Teaching”, which specifically deals with the notion of testimony, asking “Can the process of the testimony – that of bearing witness to a crisis or a trauma – be made use of in the classroom situation?” While I will not address much of the pedagogical elements of this text, Felman’s discussion of testimony rang in my mind throughout Raymond Boisjoly’s recent artist talk, and I would like to tentatively explore a few of these connections.