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Yes! The blog lives on. Two things you should know about.

Thing Numero Uno:

Jon Rafman, Sycamore Drive / Willowgreen, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland

Jon Rafman, Sycamore Drive / Willowgreen, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland

The CONTACT photography festival is happening all month in Toronto. There are some fantastic photography exhibits. I posted some recommendations on the Colour Photography Blog. I particularly encourage you to see Jon Rafman’s exhibit, 9 Eyes of Google Street View at Angell Gallery. Those children are pointing guns.

(Hey Nicolas, if you are reading this, check out the work at the Gladstone, particularly the work on the third and fourth floor. It relates to your Photography Final Project.)

Thing Numbero Dos:
Steve-Lambert---Capitalism-Works-For-Me-True-False, 2011On May 22, Steve Lambert is speaking in Kitchener. The text below describes Lambert’s practice. There is a free shuttle bus from Guelph to Kitchener (see details below).

Steve Lambert is an American artist who works in a variety of media, commonly using print and communication vehicles as a means of developing a dialogue with his audience.  He has produced interactive scoreboards, letterpress posters, signage and postcards. One of Lambert’s best known projects is The New York Times “Special Edition”, which announced the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan following the 2008 American election.

Lambert uses art as a bridge to connect uncommon, idealistic, or even radical ideas with everyday life. He carefully crafts various conditions where these ideas can be discussed with people to produce a meaningful exchange. Often this means working collaboratively with the audience, bringing them into the process or even having them physically complete the work.

There will be a complimentary shuttle from downtown Guelph to Kitchener for the Steve Lambert lecture, departing from 193 Woolwich St. (Macquarie House) at 6:00 PM. Seats will reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit http://stevelambertbus.eventbrite.com or contact Danica Evering at danica@musagetes.ca or 519 836 7300 x 103 to reserve your seat.

Hope all of you are having a good summer. Go see some art.

 

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