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To the 750,000 Readers of MOMUS

and let’s not forget the readers of Canadian Art Magazine. Is MOMUS returning to art criticism? Is Canadian Art ignoring it? I offered MOMUS editor Sky Goodden first crack at publishing this critique of her own journal. My argument was that she’d raise MOMUS above the fray by enabling an uncomfortable discussion on the vulnerability of art magazines. The same concept was …

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A decade too much, Luis Jacob 10 years later

There’s a smell of insider-trading, then censorship to silence the whistle-blower. If art is anything you can get away with, the worst you can get away with is always the best strategy, leading to a consistent degradation of the field. Postmodernism is the urge to shock; we’re repeatedly told it’s the most exciting art of our time, yet  doubts remained. …

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Volume 32 no 4 March / April 2018

Dreams Denied,Defied and now Defined – striving for fame by European editor Daniel Nanavati Interview with Jo Clarke about curating in St Ives in the past 20 years, with Derek Guthrie Sol LeWitt Demystified by Toronto editor Miklos Legrady Jane Addams Allen on Georgia O’Keeffe in 1986 Carol Levin’s Battleground Horse by Carol M Dupré Plagiarism in the world of …

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Sol Lewitt Demystified

Behind the blind spot Sol LeWitt’s visual art shows the geometric complexity of dynamic expansions, and he’s also a highly respected art theorist whose statements on conceptual art establish him as one of the leading intellectual lights of that movement. Unfortunately Sol Lewitt’s writing makes no sense at all. Lewitt’s visual achievements none can doubt, he’s among the best, but his …

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Ydessa Hendeles, The Milliner’s Daughter, at the Power Plant, Toronto

Ydessa Hendeles is that rare curator-artist gifted with talent. The Milliner’s Daughter at the Power Plant was an original curio with haunting depth, I doubt anyone in town has such imagination. It’s just like Emily Carr described: “Oh, God, what have I seen? Where have I been? Something has spoken to the very soul of me, wonderful, mighty, not of …

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Volume 32 no.2 November/December 2017

In This Issue: SPEAKEASY by BERT BISCOE, talks about the relationship between critics and artists. DANIEL NANAVATI, the UK Editor, takes a look at Dwight MacDonald’s seminal essay from 1962, in Against the American Grain, on Masscult and Midcult. J’Accuse Falmouth University We reprint TIM SHAW’S explosive letter of November 2016. The Shocking truth FREA LOCKLEY, our new Cornwall editor and …

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Destabilizing Marcel Duchamp

The hero as a cautionary tale. Duchamp is not the man we know, that persona is a cultural construct. Duchamp’s ideas could not be based on a deep philosophical understanding of art because the science was missing in his time, a science asserting today a biological necessity to the sensual art he rejected. Surprisingly enough, it looks like Duchamp proved …

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The Curious Case of Marcel Duchamp

A two part series. Marcel Duchamp was made in the U.S.A., the urinal called The Fountain and signed R.Mutt wasn’t his, and Duchamp always said Found Objects cannot be art. Part 1 – Without Prejudice   This article differs from previous Duchamp studies in having no commitment to the belief that he made great art. That paradigm shift remaps his …

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