Jason de Haan reviewed in Art in America

Writing for a new publication can be an exercise in humility, in the best ways. A reminder of your crutches and tendencies as a writer (including, for me, always including two nouns when one will do. This sentence is a case in point), but also a chance to hone your...

Feature on Aleesa Cohene in Canadian Art

I have been trying to write about the work of my friend Aleesa Cohene for many years now: an artist who works with video as a medium in a way I have never seen before. I have been fascinated and entranced by her installations over the past few years, and have enjoyed...

Artforum.com Critics’ Pick: Karen Kraven at Fonderie Darling

The title of Karen Kraven’s first institutional solo exhibition, “Razzle Dazzle Sis Boom Bah,” signals the Montreal-based artist’s infectious enthusiasm for mimicry, subterfuge, and speculation across a new body of work comprising sculpture, photography, and ceramics....

Yokohama Triennale reviewed for Canadian Art online

Last month, I was invited to participate in a press tour of the Yokohama Triennale and the Sapporo International Art Fair, two triennial art festivals in Japan that each meditated on local histories of development and the legacies of modernism on contemporary art....

“Photography and Self-Fashioning” workshop at the AGO

It has been a good year for seeing photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario: first, there was Associate Curator Sophie Hackett's two-part meditation on the gallery's permanent photo collection, "Light My Fire," an elegant, thoughtful and often surprising overview of...

Open Sesame Critics Forum, April 26 at LUFF

I've been thinking a lot about live or performative criticism lately: ways to try to move critical discourse away from its seemingly inevitable destination as printed or posted words, into another space that might be more fleeting, more experimental and more social....