October 17, 2014

New rennie collection Exhibition: Mircea Cantor

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The reflective work of Romanian artist and Prix Marcel Duchamp winner Mircea Cantor (b. 1977) is the subject of a rennie collection at Wing Sang exhibition this winter. This is the first solo presentation of his work in Canada. While Cantor works in a number of different mediums, he is best known for his ostensibly simple video narratives that slowly…

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October 1, 2014

Graham’s Ghosts

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by Katherine Neil There is a spectre-like presence in the Rodney Graham: Collected Works exhibition. Graham’s ghosts haunt the artworks within these white walls—from the artist’s mysterious appearance – in Film Still from ‘Mr. Moto in Danger Island’ (1939) (2013), to the expectant emptiness beneath Donald Judd (Catalogue Raisonne, The National Gallery of Canada) (1994). While Graham is a multidisciplinary artist,…

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September 29, 2014

rennie Speaker Series: Rodney Graham

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Rodney Graham Talk THIS WEDNESDAY October 1, 7pmECUAD Lecture TheatreRoom 301, South Building To send off our Rodney Graham exhibition and celebrate the beginning of the sister exhibition at Charles H. Scott Gallery, Rodney will be giving an artist talk as part of the ongoing rennie collection Speaker Series. The exhibition at the Charles H. Scott (September 17-November 16) focuses on…

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September 11, 2014

Round and Round

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by Marion Landry I’m someone who learns by doing. When curious about something I am compelled to investigate. Direct immersion brings me closer to the thing I am curious about, and that experience gives me firsthand knowledge. With that knowledge, a new question arises, and so goes the cycle of life. I have re-invented my life a few times already in…

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August 25, 2014

Tour of Rodney Graham en français

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We are lucky to have the services of bilingual intern docent Marion for a special tour in French. This tour will take place on Saturday, September 6th at 10:30am. It will not be available for registration via the website, but instead by email. If you would like to attend, please email visit@renniemuseum.org. If demand is high, we will potentially offer…

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August 13, 2014

Shedding Light on Rodney Graham: Collected Works

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by Katherine Neil Physical light enters the gallery space much as it enters the eye, or the interior space of a camera, but its luminous nature may also be understood metaphorically, as when someone or something ‘sheds light’ upon something else, allowing it to be ‘seen’ more clearly. The way light enters and moves throughout the Wing Sang gallery has an…

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August 12, 2014

rennie collection Kids Day and tours in French!

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rennie collection welcomes your child to a summer Kids Day event–come celebrate our Rodney Graham: Collected Works exhibition with an afternoon of crafts and art education. The day will include a kid-friendly tour of the exhibition with accompanying fun art activities. Your child will leave with two finished artworks, and plenty of memories.  Date:  Sunday, August 24th, 2014Time:  1:30 – 3:30 PMAges:  8…

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May 23, 2014

New rennie collection Exhibition: Rodney Graham

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This spring and summer, three Vancouver galleries join forces with interrelated exhibitions to celebrate renowned Vancouver artist Rodney Graham. Internationally known for his humour and deep engagement with exploring ideas about art in our era of mass communication, Graham works in several media—film, video, photography, sound, text, sculpture, installation and painting—to reflect his ongoing concerns that are part autobiography, part detective…

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March 29, 2014

Art and Craft

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by Samantha Knopp Craft. It’s an irksome term in the contemporary art world, even if many consider the whole art vs. craft debate to be tired and over. It’s a word that has inherited a multitude of associations, making it vague and thus uncomfortable to use, especially around its conjoined twin, art. It is easy to imagine craft being enthusiastically extolled…

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March 17, 2014

The Big Toe

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by Alexandra Bischoff Fluid, poised, and light as air itself: a ballerina is the archetype of femininity in her utmost perfection. She is weightless, effortless and silent; her body does the talking, and we are enraptured with her fleeting form. Not so true to this vision of feminine refinement are Rebecca Warren’s mottled ballerinas. In fact, they are aggressive, assertive, and highly…

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