Archives for Year: 2017

Racing For The Prize, Part 2 (Michael Boughn)

The following is the second of a two-part installment.  The first part is linked here. The article was previously published in Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): (193-199).  It is republished with permission of the author. This high/low distinction has haunted thinking about art since the eighteenth century and its spatial language is a reminder of the…

Racing For The Prize, Part 1 (Michael Boughn)

The following is the first of a two-part installment.  The article was previously published in Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): (193-199).  It is republished with permission of the author. Not long ago I was “short listed,” as they say, for a big literary prize. How big is big, you well may ask.  Big enough to…

“Post-Matter” – Wearable Art That Blurs The Boundaries Between Bodies And Environment (Larissa E. Shaw)

Contemporary artist Maiko Takeda creates futuristic, ethereal garments for the human body influenced by environmental phenomena such as wind, by exploring the relationship between the separation of what is body, and what is ‘outside’ the body. Takeda creates visible thresholds for the invisible sense of touch, primarily creating whisker like…

Experiencing The Experience Of Light – Concerning Space Art (Leonardo de Vivo)

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” – William Blake Since the first visual artistic expressions, light and space have impressed viewers and altered their perception. One can only imagine the astonishment of Earth’s first inhabitants when, by the play of…

How To Talk About Art, Part 3 – Interrogating What We See (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the third of a three-part series. The first installment can be found here, the second here. In the past two installments of our “How to Talk About Art” series, we discussed the nature of art and the predominant forms which it takes. This installment tackles the many and…

How To Talk About Art, Part 2 – Types Of Art (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first installment can be found here. In the first installment of our “How To Talk About Art” series we discussed how to know what qualifies as art and what does not. In this article we will be discussing the primary…

How To Talk About Art, Part 1 – What Is Art? (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the first of a three-part series on the nature and language of art and artistic expression. Art, like religion(s), or love, can be an ephemeral and esoteric concept – difficult to put into concrete terms. What makes art “art”? Many have asked this question, and their definitions of…

How Stories Impact The Brain…And What That Can Mean For Brands (Joy Steinberg)

An earlier article by Joy Steinberg on the impact of story-telling on marketing can be found here. Have you ever had one of those days when you cry at a laundry detergent commercial? You know the type…adorable baby, doting mom and perhaps even a cuddly puppy all frolicking amid plush…

Hegel And The Buddha in Popular Culture and Art, Part 2 (Dion Peoples)

The following is the second part of a two-part series.  The first installment can be found here. The Dhamma, when told to someone, conditions the mind of the artist, who then becomes conditioned and forms ideas according to his biases or other preferences.  Hegel writes in the Phenomenology of Mind: “…spirit…

Hegel And The Buddha in Popular Culture and Art, Part 1 (Dion Peoples)

The following is the first of a two-part series.  The second installment can be found here. In the world today all culture, all literature and art belong to definite classes and are geared to definite political lines. There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art…