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  • PUBLISHED on January 03, 2010

Perusing Peanut Brittle’s room Exhibition essay by Cindy Baker I had hardly met Lex Vaughn before she came to AKA; we had shared the three briefest of head-nods in passing three times over the past three years. While volunteering in the gallery, however, helping her source out supplies for the installation, and installing the show […]

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  • PUBLISHED on October 19, 2009

 The Nomadic Dwellings project, an intriguing example of socially engaged art, addresses a homeless person’s need for impermanent shelter by actively recruiting architects into a visual arts space to engage in original creation. It is the inspiration of Folie/Culture (roughly translated, Madness/Culture), an organization based in Quebec City with a mandate to encourage reflection on […]

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  • PUBLISHED on July 27, 2009

Rock n’ Roll Ethics as Style Dagmara Genda Since their 2007 Berlin residency, Canadian art power couple Hadley + Maxwell, have dealt with the aesthetics of music—most specifically rock n’ roll. Their Berlin project, 1+1-1, was a multi-media installation examining the ethics and aesthetics of rock rehearsal through a re-presentation of Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for […]

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  • PUBLISHED on February 28, 2009

“What are you going to do with that?”  Nearly everyone who has made the decision to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree has fielded such a question, often couched in a tone of deep concern, from friends, family and well-wishers alike.  With a dearth of “real world” job positions for artists per se, is […]

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  • PUBLISHED on November 01, 2008

Othered Women In 2008, I was awarded an Aboriginal Curatorial Residency, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. This residency involved working closely with AKA Gallery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, under the supervision and mentorship of the Programming Coordinator, Cindy Baker. Othered Women is an exhibition that took place simultaneously in three separate artist-run centres […]

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