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REVIEW - HOSTED BY TERENCE DICK

Critic and Akimblog Editor Terence Dick presents irreverent and informative commentary on recent Toronto exhibitions which serve as jumping off points for a discussion of the ideas, issues, and inspirations of contemporary artists. Subscribe and be the first to know about new Review videos.

Ken Lum + Death

REVIEW - HOSTED BY TERENCE DICK: SEASON TWO   EPISODE 05

An exhibition of obituaries and a soliloquy in a cemetery are the settings for Host Terence Dick's consideration of representations of death in art. Every absence is made present when put on display and the mortals depicted live on through the materials that record their passing. Filmed at Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects in September 2016.

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 01
Rodney Graham + Self Portraits

A trio of large-scale self-portraits by Vancouver School elder Rodney Graham provide ample opportunity to consider the artifice of photography while also acknowledging the ways in which the self is fabricated. By playing different roles – al...
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SEASON TWO   EPISODE 02
Indian Acts + Music

Three Indigenous artists - Sonny Assu, Geronimo Inutiq and Nicholas Galanin - from three different parts of Canada use music as one point of entry in paintings, sculptures, and videos that display a multifold approach to colonial history and cultural...
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SEASON TWO   EPISODE 03
Jason Dodge + Garbage

A gallery strewn with refuse might seem like a joke, but it elicits an account of readymades, landscape art, and the way in which history is revealed through the things we leave behind. Further attention is brought to bear on matters of environmental...
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SEASON TWO   EPISODE 04
Public Art + The Public

Outside the confines of the white cube, sculptures become public art and the best of them engage passersby in unexpected ways. Modernist knots become playground slides, monuments to justice become participatory experiences, and pixelboards replicate ...
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SEASON TWO   EPISODE 05
Ken Lum + Death

An exhibition of obituaries and a soliloquy in a cemetery are the settings for Host Terence Dick's consideration of representations of death in art. Every absence is made present when put on display and the mortals depicted live on through the materi...
more >>

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 06
Sarah Cwynar + Fragments

If every photograph captures just a glimpse of the world, what happens when you shatter those fragments? And once they scatter, how do you bring the pieces back together. An artist who works at the limits of the medium shows us how it can be done. Fi...
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SEASON TWO   EPISODE 07
Judith Scott + Ability

Art acts as a catalyst for possibility when it organizes chaos, controls tension, and masters material technique, but the particular circumstances of this late (1943-2005) American sculptor raises the question of artistic vision and leads to a rethin...
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SEASON TWO   EPISODE 08
Mitchell F. Chan + Politics

Host and critic Terence Dick asks: When times are bad, can art be a force for good? Or does it only help us see how bad things really are? The machines in this exhibition address current events through musical headlines, puffs of smoke, and velvet ro...
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SEASON TWO   EPISODE 09
Attica USA 1971 + History

Photojournalism and politically inspired artwork from this notorious prison riot highlight how history not only records past events but also reminds us of who we were and guides us through the present. The institutional racism and violent policing...
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