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Critic Terence Dick offers witty and insightful commentary on the themes, ideas and issues in contemporary art. You can read him on Akimblog too.

Materialism 3: Wealth

VIEWS: HOSTED BY TERENCE DICK: SEASON TWO   EPISODE 03

Price tags aren’t the only factor linking money to art. Everything from professional status to public possessions to the one percent brings the bottom line to the artist’s work. Filmed at General Hardware Contemporary in May 2018.

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 01
Materialism 1: The Return of the Real

This brief introduction to instances of abjection and the real in contemporary art highlights an ongoing concern with materiality and the body over the past half century. Filmed at Koffler Gallery in March 2018.

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 02
Materialism 2: Object-Oriented Ontology

Philosophical concepts like object-oriented ontology and panpsychism invite a radical reconception of the state of matter. Yoko Ono’s interactive exhibition provides ample opportunity to think differently.

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 03
Materialism 3: Wealth

Price tags aren’t the only factor linking money to art. Everything from professional status to public possessions to the one percent brings the bottom line to the artist’s work. Filmed at General Hardware Contemporary in May 2018.

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 04
Painting 1: Lies

Can paintings be trusted? A short history of the loss of authority in visual art from Plato’s suspicion of representation through iconoclasm to Walter Benjamin, The Treachery of Images, and photorealism. Filmed in June 2018.

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 05
Painting 2: Memories

History, like memory, is a representation of the past constructed in the present. Paintings inspired by history and memory reveal the way our relationship to the past is creative. Filmed at Nicholas Metivier Gallery in July 2018.

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 06
Painting 3: Photography

Technical advances in photography – from camera obscura to Photoshop – have changed the way we see the world. In response, painting has evolved and exerted its influence on how we take pictures. Filmed at Gallery TPW in August 2018

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 07
Ethics 1: Good and Good

If an artwork looks good, does that mean it is good for you? And how do we judge beautiful pictures of terrible things? Three documentary photographers help us understand the relationship between aesthetics and ethics. Filmed in Toronto in September ...
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SEASON TWO   EPISODE 08
Ethics 2: Good and Bad

Can art save the world? Or at least make it worth saving? An outdoor exhibition of environmental art in a suburban industrial park might provide the answer. Filmed in Mississauga in September 2018.

SEASON TWO   EPISODE 09
Ethics 3: Good and Evil

From gallerists accused of exhibiting disgusting objects to artists calling exhibitions poorly disguised real estate ads, evil comes in many forms. This episode asks whether we should condemn the art or the way it is used. Filmed in Toronto in Novemb...
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