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Iain Baxter& & the Ampers&

Miklos Legrady “Don’t look at this unless you’re ready for anything. Ok. Sit down and with a pair of scissors cut 4 inches off your tie and please mail it immediately to Iain Baxter Pres. N.E.Thing Co (address supplied)… Now you are ready for anything.” (N.E.Thing Co. 1967 Xerox.) Disclosure; I did cut 4 inches off my tie and sent …

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Scouting the Blogs with Miklos Legrady

Rachel Harrison Blake Gopnik wrote on Facebook that  Rachel Harrison’s work “inhabits the art world with zero friction. It ticks every box for what art is supposed to look like and be and do”. FACEPALM!   TI’d say  Rachel Harrison has no idea what art is, like  so many artists who graduate from the university of conformity. Art historian and critic …

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MOCA Toronto + The Trendy Thing

  The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian football team competing in the East Division of the Canadian Football League.  Occasionally in the coming years the team may  simply not play.  Sitting out the clock  without engaging the ball is  an unexpected game strategy. The wind might nudge the ball here and there and thus the Argonauts, taking a page from …

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Volume 35 no 1 September / October 2020

Features: 6 An American Child and the Victorian Radicals – James Cassell 9 Intimate Art – Daniel Nanavati 11 Utah can be the Art Scene of the West – Alexander Stanfield 13 In response to Darren Jones on the Whitney Biennial – Al Jirikowic 15 Chairs, Tables and Sex – Frances Oliver 16 Defund the Police, Refund the Arts – …

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Against Racism, Against Sexism, Against Ageism

    In a local comic strip,  a child chastises his shamefaced father for never having done anything to change the name of Toronto’s Dundas street; the father didn’t even known that Dundas was a racist oppressor.  But then,  why pick on Dundas? In the 18th century all British aristocrats were racist oppressors.   As were Japanese aristocrats, and so were  …

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Once Upon an Outgoing Tide

Miklos Legrady Bruce Barber defined the notion of littoral as “the intermediate and shifting zone between the sea and the land”, which “characterizes works that are undertaken predominantly outside of the conventional contexts of the institutionalized art world.” One example was his project ‘Diddly Squat: Three Works about Money’, performed in Toronto in November 2002. I’ve made littoral works myself …

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Volume 34 no 5 May / June 2020

ARTICLES: THE ART OF THE NAKED APE Miklos Legrady, Toronto Editor LEONARDO DA VINCI MUSEUM, MILAN Anna Maria Benedetti EVERY JOKE HIDES A TRUTH Al Jirikowic on the movie Joker ISAAC LEVITAN, RUSSIAN MASTER Colin Fell, our new writer in Penzance DEPARTMENTS: 2 LETTERS 4 EDITORIAL BY Pendery Weekes 5 SPEAKEASY BY Jack Balas   REVIEWS: 15 TRAGÉDIE FRANÇAISE Frances …

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Information Theory – Shake That Tree!

Information Theory In 1948, Claude Shannon of Bell Telephone Laboratories published two papers on a system he called Information Theory. In his paper Shannon proved that disorder or haphazard noise contains a message. Most interesting of all, Shannon’s math for describing information was identical to  equations devised in the Victorian era to explain entropy. The equation was a mathematical expression …

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New York feels empty now

  It’s 1995. I’m with my brother in Soho; I live five minutes away on Stanton St; he’s visiting from California. We’re walking past Broome Street warehouses washed by winter sun, that cold yellow light on white painted brick. We visit one gallery after another. George says it feels like post-apocalyptic times. Money’s gone, the markets crashed, art world’s dead …

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Anatoli Vlassov: To Dance for COVID-19

Les phonésies covid de Anatoli Vlassov   Every day through the 2021 COVID-19 confinement period in Paris , Anatoli Vlassov created #DancesWithWords,  a half hour online performance using the Facebook video platform. In the year of the plague 1665, Samuel Pepys wrote: “This day, much against my Will, I did in Drury-lane see two or three houses marked with a …

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Volume 34 no 3 January – February 2020

Articles: The Art of Extinction Rebellion: Josephine Gardiner from the UK Rebellion in Hong Kong Art: Leung Suk Ching I Left my Heart in Leipzig: Viktor Witkowski, USA If it Works, don’t Fix it: Frances OIiver, UK Fervid Art from the Edge: Jane Addams Allen, New York Scouting the Blogs: Miklos Legrady, Toronto Brzezanska ‘s Stories from Earth: Katie Zazenski, …

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Scouting the Blogs with Miklos Legrady

I’m Hyperallergic to Francis Bacon. I never thought highly of Bacon, a one-trick pony who could have gone so much  further. This painting doesn’t differ that much from his other work. It has the shading and transparency of Bacon’s style, is equally unpleasant, yet looser because incomplete.  Bacon didn’t like it, so he gave the canvas to a painter friend …

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Volume 34 no 1 September – October 2019

In this issue: Features: Museum of Modern Women – Kathryn Zazenski from Warsaw Oh Chicago, my Chicago – Maggie Leininger on Comfort Station After the Art Fair Bubble Bursts – Phil Barcio on the Chicago Expo Artist Miklos Legrady on Art Education Belated Tribute to a Gifted Painter – Jane Addams Allen on French Impressionist Berthe Morisot Letters Editorial by …

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If you’re a recent MFA or PhD you’re not an artist nor a curator.

    “They are like high priests murmuring to each other”. -Camille Paglia Dr. Jaclyn Meloche just published her book  “What is our Role?: Artists in Academia and the Post-Knowledge Economy”, YYZ ArtistBooks (Toronto). It  follows the theme of her symposium some years back at the Lillian Smith Library, also sponsored by YYZ. Meloche, reflecting on what she learned on …

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Scouting the Blogs with Miklos Legrady

  Slow Looking. The Tate Gallery published an article saying take your time looking at art, complaining that people rush by the work without really looking.  It seems that when people rush by a work, it’s not that the work is amazing, most likely it’s boring.  A Museum of Modern Art curator has a youtube video telling us how to …

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