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November 27, 2012

Congratulations, you’ve got your shiny degree in curating, art history, or critical theory. Now, how will you make your way in the notoriously cutthroat art world? Sophie Macpherson is the right person to ask. Her company, Sophie

november 27, 2012

The English and French artistic duo Lucy and Jorge Orta have been chosen to kick off a major contemporary art commission in London. The artists are creating a gigantic installation for St Pancras International train station, which will greet visitors arriving in the city on Eurostar trains from Europe.

november 27, 2012

When word began to spread that the Art Gallery of Windsor was moving the city library into its main floor for financial reasons, last spring, an

november 27, 2012

Artist Ray Dirks has a new exhibit paying tribute to Mennonite parents - mainly women - who fled Russia under Stalin for the safely of Canada.



SCENE asked him to tell us about his family connection to the work.



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November 26, 2012

Art mavens like to describe the auction market for so-called important Canadian art as “blue-chip”

november 24, 2012

TORONTO — Works by Victoria, B.C.-born artist Emily Carr fetched more than $2 million at the 2012 Heffel fall auction of Canadian post-war and contemporary art. The auction took place at Toronto’s Park Hyatt Hotel on Thursday night.

Carr’s Frivolous September, Up the Gorge (Blue Sky and Forest) sold for $643,

November 23, 2012

Nazism styled itself as a movement of the future, but was also deeply interested in forging a usable past. In the pages of the party’s Volkischer Beobachter (VB), the main daily newspaper during Hitler

November 22, 2012

Works by Group of Seven artists Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson, as well as by postwar Canadian artists such as William Kurelek and Jack Bush, sold at auction Thursday for

November 21, 2012

It’s not easy to blend into the background at an exhibition of minimalist art, but Damien Hirst is somehow succeeding. On a rainy night back in January, a fashionable throng circulates through the chilly Gagosian Gallery in

november 21, 2012

The Manifestation internationale d'art de Québec — better known as Manif d’art, the Quebec City Biennial — announced today the nomination of its next curator,