LIVE Biennale: Praba Pilar's "The NO!!!Bot"

LIVE Biennale: Praba Pilar's "The NO!!!Bot"

"Performance art is unpredictable and ephemeral, which makes it entirely an experience and a kind of art that falls flat when reproduced on Instagram stories or social PR strategies. The truth is, entering the space for performance art is daring; it’s consensual to receiving, witnessing, and participating in an experience impossible to experience once more. The experience could be anything.

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Meet September's Featured Artist, Sandeep Johal

Meet September's Featured Artist, Sandeep Johal

Rest In Power has its roots in my first series about gender-based violence, When Honour Kills (2006), which was my response to a rash of honour killings in the lower mainland in the early to mid-2000s. It questioned this notion of honour that is so powerful families are willing to kill their daughters over it. And let’s be clear here, just daughters, never sons. The two women from that series, Jaswinder Sidhu and Amandeep Atwal, are also featured in Rest In Power.”

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Interview: Aileen Bahmanipour

Interview: Aileen Bahmanipour

“[This leads us] back to the myth that I choose to work with: it’s a story about a king of Iran, whose name is Zahak. By the kisses of the devil, two snakes start growing from his shoulders. He is very afraid of his snakes and seeks a doctor to help him. But the devil transforms himself into a doctor and instructs Zahak to cut off the heads of the young people of his country, make a meal of their brains, and feed it to his snakes.”

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SAD Showcase: Collage

SAD Showcase: Collage

During my childhood, when we grew tired of the trampoline or playing Lego, I would often invite the boy next door over and we would spend the afternoon making collages. Armed with scissors and glue sticks, we flipped through old magazines and cut out absolutely everything that peeked our interests, from cute dogs to plates of spaghetti. Working together, we would fill giant sheets of paper with our random cut outs, not satisfied until all of the white vanished.

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Meet August's Featured Artist, Jaik Puppyteeth!

Meet August's Featured Artist, Jaik Puppyteeth!

“Part reference to early animation and comic art, part manic cynicism, Jaik Puppyteeth’s artwork is as magnetic as it is disturbing... The familiarity of cartoonish characters and wavey speech bubbles cleverly lures audiences in, only to shock them with themes of self-loathing, societal doom and hyper-sexuality.” Maybe you're familiar already? Or maybe this is your first introduction to Jaik Puppyteeth's work. Either way, don't be shy.

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Meet July's Featured Artist, Sara Khan!

Meet July's Featured Artist, Sara Khan!

“Beauty? For the longest time, I’ve always loved it. I used to paint very “beautiful” paintings and then I sort of started turning away from that... I realized it doesn’t need to be dark or grotesque intentionally; of course it can have elements of it, but I also enjoy the delicacy of beauty. I like the idea of beautifying creepy things. Beauty is very relative.”

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Interview: Artist Charlotte Spafford

Interview: Artist Charlotte Spafford

“I’m interested in what happens when these objects are in a room together. Most of the objects are unremarkable things that have deep meaning and rich stories—things like books, cups, teapots, pendants, rocks, etcetera. I’ve used my own style when re-creating these things—which includes elements of simplicity, delicacy, and whimsy—so the objects will be seen from a new perspective.”

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Review: Pictures From Here

Review: Pictures From Here

This restraining tether to an origin is a common theme in the art world’s discussion of photoconceptualism broadly, especially in Vancouver: today, 40 years after Girard began capturing incredible colour photography of the city’s neon lights at night, we are still invited to major gallery openings to look at art that perpetuates the same narrative, and celebrates the same people. Jeff Wall owns the lightbox, and the “pioneers” of photoconceptualism own Vancouver photography and in some ways, Vancouver art.

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Poem: First Time Right After

Poem: First Time Right After

If you attended our Secrets launch you may have indulged our call for confessions and left a secret or two behind for us to peruse. Some secrets appeared on our Instagram before we passed them on to Curtis AuCoin, who turned them into a poem. Here's the result, accompanied by images from AuCoin's series "What's Personal, What's Secret."

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Preview: Juxtapoz x Superflat at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Preview: Juxtapoz x Superflat at the Vancouver Art Gallery

 The exhibition is on view from November 5th through February 5th, 2017, and begs an afternoon’s worth viewing for art lovers and casual internet browsers alike. Juxtapoz x Superflat accomplishes a truly respectable feat: creating an accessible portal for the appreciation of “high-art” technique melded with “low-art” content.

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