Friday, October 19, 2018

Kim Dorland | Same Old Future

Kim Dorland
Same Old Future
Toronto, Canada: Edition Editions, 2017
68 pp., 6.75 × 9", softcover
Edition of 500

Available from the publishers, here, for $40 CDN.

Edition Art Book Fair

The third iteration of the Edition Art Book Fair opens a week today, at the Toronto Convention centre. Organized by Gareth Brown-Jowett, MaryAnn Camilleri and Devan Patel, the fair operates in tandem with Art Toronto, and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions.

The Edition Art Book Fair will run from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28, 2018. A full list of exhibitors is below.

Alison Postma (Toronto)
Akin Projects (Toronto)
Anteism (Montreal)
Archive of Modern Conflict (Toronto)
Art Canada Institute (Toronto)
Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto)
Art Gallery of York University (Toronto)
Art Moi (Winnipeg)
Arts + Letters Press (Toronto)
Blank Cheque Press (Toronto)
C Magazine (Toronto)
Christopher Kardambikis (Alexandria, Virginia)
Critical Distance Centre for Curators (Toronto)
Cross Process (Toronto)
Division Gallery (Montreal / Toronto)
Double Happiness Project (Toronto)
Edna Press (London)
ESPACE art actuel (Montreal)
Esse (Montreal)
Forest City Gallery (London)
Gallery 44 (Toronto)
Gallery TPW (Toronto)
Gendai Gallery (Toronto)
guy guy guy (Toronto)
Hannah Burr (Ann Arbor)
Hektor Projects (Toronto)
HOMOCATS (Brooklyn)
Jade Zhang (Toronto)
Jessica Thalmann + Ryan Van Der Hout (Toronto)
Lunchroom (Toronto)
Mad Mohre (Adrian)
Magenta Foundation (Toronto)
McIntosh Gallery (London)
Ness Lee (Toronto)
N. American Souvenirs (Miami)
Nothing Else Press (Toronto)
NUT (Brooklyn)
OHKE Time (Toronto)
Overlapse (London, UK)
Paul + Wendy Projects (Toronto)
Peripheral Review (Guelph)
Platform (Winnipeg)
Prefix Photo (Toronto)
Raw Meat Collective (New York)
Ryerson (Toronto)
Shortt Editions (Muncie)
Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto)
Successful Press (Toronto)
The Experimental Typographic Project (Montreal)
The Roundtable Residency (Toronto)
Troy Gronsdahl (Saskatoon)
Type Books (Toronto)
UPON Prints (New York)
Vide Press (Toronto)
Weekender Supply (Toronto)
Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP (Vancouver)
Agnes Wong (Toronto)


Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Street Level
255 Front St W
Toronto ON M5V 2W6

Dates & Times:

October 25, 2018 6–10pm
October 26, 2018 12–8pm
October 27, 2018 12–8pm
October 28, 2018 12–6pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sophie Calle | Souris Calle

“When you say you’re sad about [a dead] cat, it’s a bit obscene for people," Sophie Calle recently told ArtNet. "You can’t say that. I mean, if I say my mother or my father is dead, everyone tells me ‘Oh, poor thing, she lost her mother, oh, poor thing, she lost her father,’ but if we say that about our cat, we seem ridiculous. It makes me laugh, when for me, in my daily life, it was almost more violent, because I lived with my cat. I didn’t live with my parents.”

Calle is talking about a forthcoming 3 LP set that pays tribute to her dead pet, with contributions by Pharrell Williams, the National, Bono, Michael Stipe, Laurie Anderson, Jarvis Cocker, Pascal Comelade and many others.

Titled Souris Calle, the 37 tracks of the tribute were first debuted during Calle’s solo show at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, which opened on Saturday. Visitors to the exhibition can both hear the music and watch videos Calle sent to the musicians for inspiration, along with accompanying texts and photographs.

The album is now available to order in a standard 3xLP edition for 100 Euro, and a deluxe, signed and numbered version for the considerably higher price of 1500 Euro, here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mel Ramos

Mel Ramos
New York City, USA: The Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968
27.6 x 17.6 cm.
Edition of 2000

One of Ramos' best known works is a series of paintings of nude women emerging from candy wrappers (Snickers, Oh Henry, Butterfinger, etc). This cardboard cut-out piece, from SMS #5, could therefore be seen as an instructional, three dimensional Pop Art sculpture.

The instructions are as follows:

1. Cut out candy wrapper and figures with single edge razor blade
2. Cut slots a,b,c,d,e. Fold on dotted lines and insert tabs.
3. Paste back of Fig. A to back of Fig. B. Place figure in wrapper and stand on end.

Ramos died of a heart attack Sunday, at the age of 83.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Watching Night of the Living Dead

A screening and Blu-Ray release party for my film Watching Night of the Living Dead takes place two weeks from tonight, at the Revue Cinema. Details to follow. 

Admission is free, but tickets can be reserved here:

Nonesuch Records single day sale

Today Nonesuch Records announced a single-day sale during which every item in their online store,  from records to CDs to digital downloads and merchandise, is half-price.

The list of available material includes artists that cross over into the pop world (or vice-versa) such as Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno and David Bryne, composers and avant-garde performers (Philip Glass, John Adams, Steve Reich, The Kronos Quartet, John Zorn), as well as acts such as The Magnetic Fields, Bjork, Caetano Veloso, etc. etc.

Enter the promotional code AUTUMN when checking out to receive the 50% discount.