Category Archives: International Exhibitions

You Can’t See All of the Louvre in One Day.

by Zoya Mirzaghitova

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The Louvre—the world’s mecca of art museums; it’s legendary, spectacular, perpetually crowded, overrated?—maybe, but definitely very, very big. Despite all of its qualities, the thing I hear most about the Louvre is that you can’t see it all in one day. The truth is that you can. On my first visit to the Louvre, we saw every corner of it in just under seven hours, and this includes a lunch break in one of its many cafes. However, what I realized while walking around the museum was how true it really is that you can’t see it all in one day. You can physically walk around and see everything but the size of the collection is so overwhelming that by the end you either glaze over or find some other way to adapt to the amount of information coming at you at every turn. Continue reading

The Other NYC Marathon

by Kiel Torres

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Every two years, my high school’s Art Department offers a five day trip to New York City. Between March 29th and April 4th, a group of 29 Point Grey senior art students including myself set out to explore the city under the watchful eyes of our four teacher chaperones. To describe the itinerary as “busy” would be a complete understatement. The minute we landed at JFK, the theoretical rug woven from relaxed, west-coast vibes was abruptly yanked from under our feet and replaced with one that was hastily stitched together and embroidered with the colourful veins of a metro map. Our itinerary mirrored the fast pace of the city and was jam-packed with gallery visits, theatre shows and sightseeing opportunities. Let’s just say that this school trip was the double espresso of school trips. Continue reading

A First Encounter with the Work of Eldzier Cortor

by Rachel Ozerkevich

“Dance Composition 35” early 1990s. Etching with aquatint on paper. Courtesy of the Kelley Collection

“Dance Composition 35” early 1990s. Etching with aquatint on paper. Courtesy of the Kelley Collection

I encountered a retrospective of Eldzier Cortor’s prints at the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) last week. Moving to Texas from Vancouver has given me an opportunity to explore cities and arts centres that have so far been inaccessible to me. I had never heard of Cortor but was thrilled to see a contemporary artist working in print media—a practice I feel personally connected to and familiar with through some (limited) first hand exposure. Continue reading