Sanskriti Residency Programme

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Published on : 2011-09-01 04:35:48
Sanskriti & UNESCO-Aschberg offer bursaries for residencies in New Delhi, India. Deadline: 31 October 2011.

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UNIDEE in Residence

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Published on : 2011-09-01 04:13:49
Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation & UNESCO-Aschberg offer a fully supported residency in Biella, Italy. Deadline: 3 Nov. 2011

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Instituto Sacatar Residency Program

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Published on : 2011-09-01 03:59:20
Sacatar & UNESCO-Aschberg offer 3 bursaries for art residencies on the Island of Itaparica, Brazil. Deadline: 14 Nov. 2011

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Djerassi Resident Artists Program

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Published on : 2011-09-01 03:41:59
Djerassi & UNESCO-Aschberg offer a one-month residency in Woodside, California. Deadline: 31 October 2011

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Changdong Art Studio, Korea

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Published on : 2011-09-01 02:22:58
Changdong & UNESCO-Aschberg offer 3 international bursaries for visual artists. Deadline: 4 October 2011

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Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome

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Published on : 2011-09-01 01:00:00

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, The Musicians c. 1595, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1952 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, New York

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Les musiciens v. 1595, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1952 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, New York

Last chance to see Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome at the National Gallery of Canada!

On view until 11 September 2011
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive | Ottawa

Box Office: 613-998-8888
Adults $15
Seniors and full-time students $12
Youths (ages 12 to 19) $7
Families (2 adults and 3 youths) $30

Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome explores how one brilliant and temperamental artist changed the course of art history in a career that spanned less than two decades. Five years in the making, the exhibition brings together a dozen of Caravaggio's masterpieces with more than 40 paintings by the great artists who looked to him for inspiration.

Exhibition space extras:

Caravaggio talks
Daily at 1 pm
10-minute talks on one painting in the exhibition.

Caravaggio Exhibition Bell Audioguide
Hear what the experts have to say about the most famous paintings in the exhibition. Available in English or in French at the Box Office, and in the Great Hall. Cost $6.

Decoding Caravaggio
Learn more about Caravaggio: his compositions, lighting, style, and subject matter. Try on costumes that put you in the role of artist or sitter and take your own photographs.

Film in the exhibition
Simon Schama's The Power of Art: Caravaggio (2006) 50 minutes.
In English with French sub-titles.

Film Series - Thursday 25 August at 6 pm
In the auditorium. Free admission.
Caravaggio. Directed by Angelo Longoni (2007) 120 minutes. In Italian with English sub-titles. Michelangelo Merisi was born in Caravaggio in 1571. At twenty he leaves for Rome, to fulfill his dream of becoming a painter. Painting, however, will only be one part of the life of this tormented and quarrelsome man, an omnivorous lover, a visionary, in constant conflict between light and shadow, just like his paintings.

Visiting from out of town? Caravaggio hotel packages are available through our partners.

The exhibition Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome is organized by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Presented by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program.

Ne manquez pas votre chance pour voir Caravaggio et les peintres caravagesques à Romeau Musée des beaux-arts du Canada !

A l'affiche jusqu'au 11 septembre 2011
Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
380, promenade Sussex | Ottawa

Billetterie : 613-998-8888
15 $ Adultes
12 $ Aînés et étudiants
7 $ Jeunes (12-19 ans)
30 $ Familles (2 adultes, 3 enfants)

Caravaggio et les peintres caravagesques à Rome retrace la manière par laquelle ce brillant et capricieux artiste a changé le cours de l'histoire de l'art en moins de vingt ans d'activité. En préparation depuis cinq ans, l'exposition réunit douze des chefs-d'œuvre de Caravaggio et plus de quarante tableaux de maîtres ayant trouvé en lui leur inspiration.

En complément de l'exposition:

Parlons Caravaggio
Tous les jours à 13 h 30
Discussion de 10 minutes sur une œuvre de l'exposition Caravaggio et les peintres caravagesques à Rome.

Audioguide Bell de l'exposition Caravaggio
Écoutez ce que les experts racontent au sujet des toiles les plus connues de l'exposition. Disponibles en français ou en anglais à la Billetterie, dans le Grand Hall et à l'entrée de l'exposition. Coût : 6 $.

Décoder Caravaggio
Apprenez-en davantage sur Caravaggio : ses compositions, l'éclairage, son style et les thèmes abordés. Activités interactives et costumées où le public joue le rôle de l'artiste et du sujet.

Film dans la salle d'exposition
The Power of Art: Caravaggio by Simon Schama (2006) 50 minutes. En anglais avec sous-titres en français. Dans la dernière salle de l'exposition.

Série de films - Le jeudi 25 août à 18 h
À l'Auditorium. Entrée libre.
Caravaggio. Réalisé par Angelo Longoni (2007) 120 minutes.
En italien avec sous-titres anglais. Michelangelo Merisi est né à Caravage en 1571. À vingt ans, il quitte Rome pour réaliser son rêve et devenir peintre. La peinture ne sera malheureusement qu'une partie de la vie de cet homme tourmenté et querelleux, de cet amoureux de toutes les facettes de la vie, de ce visionnaire en conflits incessant entre la lumière et l'ombre, tout comme dans ses tableaux.

Vous êtes en visite de l'extérieur de la ville? Réservez votre forfait touristique auprès de l'un de nos partenaires hôteliers.

L'exposition Caravaggio et les peintres caravagesques à Rome est organisée par le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, et le Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Présentée par l'Association canadienne des producteurs pétroliers. Avec l'appui du ministère du Patrimoine canadien par le biais du Programme d'indemnisation pour les expositions itinérantes au Canada.

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Richard A Jacobson: Self Portrait in several parts

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Self Portrait in several parts
A collection of Paintings from Richard A Jacobson

Opening Reception: Thursday September 1st: 7-10pm
September 1st to September 30th.
Galleria 814 814 St. Clair w. Toronto, ON 416-658-8814

One of the first responsibilities of a painter is to discover the language that describes what he knows as truth.  It is a personal language with symbols that are expressed in each brush stroke. The truer the vocabulary the more readable the image and the more the image resonates in the hearts of others.

These paintings are a by-product of a conversation that began after finding a collection of photos I had taken when I was 15 or 16 with a small 110 m camera. The prints are grainy and small. Looking at these images I began an examination of my childhood through a lens coated with the dust of years.

How quickly we race back to moments, a smile, a perfect summer day. For me the sound is of a red winged black bird, wheat ready for harvest, and even the bang and roar of a mechanic’s shop. For each of us it is different and yet the same.  A glimpse of a color or shade sends us somewhere else and to some ‘when’ else. I began to paint out of a need to see who I was and to realize who I am. To reach across experience and learned behavior to a time when I was more instinctive, closer to the beginning, closer to pure me.

I realized that in order to understand I would have to look into the lexicon of my family.  Some of the images are based on photos that were taken by relatives, some I never knew; my great grandmother, Grandma Scarf, took many. Over several visits home, I culled photo albums searching for images recognized, that I could smell, hear, and feel. The images I’ve created from those photos are the nod and salute to my self.

Richard Jacobson

About Galleria 814:

Just minutes from the revamped, historical Artscape Wychwood Barns community centre, sits Galleria 814 adding art into heart of the St. Clair West. Galleria 814 is a young, dynamic gallery displaying works from some of Toronto's most exciting emerging, local artists. Established in 2008; Galleria 814 aims to create a community oriented environment, dedicated to nurturing local artists engaged in a wide variety of mediums. In upcoming shows Galleria 814 will exhibit this vibrant mix of emerging and local established artists with an eclectic range of artistic ideologies and material interests. Not only does the gallery continue to provide an opportunity to view and purchase exciting new contemporary art, but with a unique understanding of framing technique, it is also a great place to find custom built archival frames to house your personal art collection.

For inquiries: Rachael Buchwald, curator. Galleria 814. T: 416-658-8814  E: |

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Sylvia Ziemann: Home (In)Security

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Sylvia Ziemann
“Home (In)Security”

September 1- 29, 2011
Reception: Thursday, September 1, 7-10 PM

Home (ln)Security is a series of work featuring small homes that contain narrative clues through videos and miniature installations. The work is a hyperbolic account of the present obsession with the home and security.

The centrality of the home and a heightened sense of threat from outside (the unhome-like) have lead to growth in renovations, home security systems and homeland security. The exaggeration of the difference between inside and outside increases the sense of threat and an agoraphobic and introverted attitude to the world. For some, their cozy havens become spaces of confinement.

These works incorporate high and low technologies to explore how we are remodeling our homes into little utopias that are still haunted, ironically, by the outside world through virtual means. Many of the works are inspired by current events as shown through the media and blended with domestic situations. These works all play on the idea of our homes as places of safety or confinement. We find refuge in them but they can also be places of fear.

About the Gallery
gallerywest is a contemporary art gallery located at 1332 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario.

This ambitious new project space aims to provide a multidiciplinary environment for emerging and established artists engaged in thoughtful ideas.

For all media/pr inquiries please contact:
Kathryn Kyte PR & Media Coordinator | gallerywest E: T: 416.909.2577

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Carlos Garaicoa: Tapestries Under The Beach

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Published on : 2011-08-31 15:04:59
Essay about the tapestry project "Fin de Silencio", exhibited in Madrid, Lleida, and Venice.

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Sam Mogelonsky: Wish you were here

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Published on : 2011-08-31 01:00:00



Wish you were here
Sam Mogelonsky

August 31st - September 24th, 2011
Reception: September 8th from 6pm - 9pm 


The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Wish you were here, the first solo show by emerging Canadian artist Samantha Mogelonsky, running from August 31st through September 24th.

By developing her own form of naïve sculptural language, Mogelonsky constructs environments to transport the viewer into an imaginary space, outside and beyond the everyday. These humorous and sinister sculptural forms seek to investigate storytelling and repetition with the viewer becoming both participant and observer of an invented narrative: where the heroically crafted and time-consuming elements coexist.

Drawing conceptual influence from Utopian literature, theories, tall-tales, and Susan Stewart's 'On Longing', she will present sculptural 'island' forms, thereby building an imaginary 'little world' for the viewer to experience. These islands retain the so-called child-like qualities of construction, but reflect the intricate details of her practice and merge the 'made' with found kitsch objects.

The exhibition will also include neon signage, resin castings, postcards and trinkets from this imaginary place. Also in the space is a bronze cast of a typewriter that appears as if it has magically melted, which speaks to the changes in narrative perception and the relationship of storytelling to the overall narrative.

Mogelonsky plays with the vernacular of travel, while creating largely desolate, lonely and haunting images, thereby evoking a tension between the expected present and the uncertain future.

A text by emerging Toronto-based writer and curator Anastasia Hare will accompany the exhibition.




Sam Mogelonsky is an emerging Toronto artist. She holds a BFAH from Queen's University and an MFA from Central Saint Martin's College of Art, London, UK. She has participated in international residencies, including the Florence Trust Studio Residency Program, London, UK, the Château de la Napoule Art Foundation Residency in Mandelieu de la Napuole, France and A.I.R Casa Marles in Llorenc de Penedes, Spain. She has exhibited in Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Portugal, with exhibitions in artist-run, commercial and publicly funded galleries. Her work is held in Canadian and international collections. For more information, please visit her website at


The artist acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Fifth Leg, from Treasury Wine Estates, LMA Communications Inc and Maximum Graphics.


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Andrea Cooper at

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Red Head Gallery, Suite 115, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
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