of Eskimo Inuit Art Prints
by Clint Leung
Unlike Inuit sculpture, art prints from the Canadian
Arctic are a twentieth century innovation in Inuit
Eskimo art. One of the most significant events that
happened during the development of contemporary
Inuit art was when Canadian James Houston taught
the Inuit to make art prints by incising designs
into linoleum tiles, stone blocks and stencils from
sealskins. He had previously studied printmaking
in Japan since the Japanese were considered innovators
in this art process.
Dilemma of the Artist
by Sam Vaknin
The psychophysical problem is long standing and,
probably, intractable. We have a corporeal body.
It is a physical entity, subject to all the laws
of physics. Yet, we experience ourselves, our internal
lives, external events in a manner which provokes
us to postulate the existence of a corresponding,
non-physical ontos, entity. This corresponding entity
ostensibly incorporates a dimension of our being
which, in principle, can never be tackled with the
instruments and the formal logic of science.
by Joseph Devon
The following is the hardest thing Ive ever
had to write. If I can get through this, all the
way through this, than my little corner of the universe
will make sense again and Ill be able to get
a good nights sleep. If I dont get through
if I dont get through it
then you wont be reading this and Ive
vanished off into the world of obscurity. The following
is the hardest thing Ive ever had to write
for the very simple reason that I, in no way, feel
like writing it.
by The Bogside Artists
The abstract notion of society, much
touted by politicians, is, of course, a shibboleth.
Society is the sum total of human relationships
especially those we designate as "role-playing".
Man is a social being and his life is by definition
contextual. How he relates to himself, his work,
his friends, his past, his present, his future,
his family and the world in general determines his
life and defines him. From the wastelands of the
social pariah to the media touted pillar of
the establishment is a broad spectrum indeed.
It is a spectrum explored by satirists in general
and by many of the major playwrights. Becketts
Waiting for Godot, for example, is essentially
an expose of the craziness of man as a social being.
The theatre deals expressly with all aspects of
social relationships. Is theatrical expression political?
How can it not?
|Toilets in Modern Art
by Angelique van Engelen
Travelers tend to frequently take the cleanliness
of toilets as indicative of how civilised a country
might be. Modern artists pretty much do the same
thing. Defining a "threshold of civilization"
by means of a toilet pot is however by no means
simple. Neither is it likely to lead to a conclusive,
once and for all outcome. On the contrary. When
we are faced with a toilet pot as the focal point
for debate, arguments rich of historic content emerge.
Arguments that we realise we digested somehow only
as and when we enter into the debate.
by Shirlee Yeager
Antique art connects the viewer to our rich artistic
history. For centuries upon centuries, the greatest
of artists have graced the world with their works.
Preserved over time, these masterpieces of antique
art continue to benefit mankind. The perspectives
of life they portray, the beauty, the tragedy, are
timeless. Unfortunately, the ravages of time and
mishaps have taken their toll on the antique art.
Destruction brought about by war, in particular,
left many museums of antique art in ruins. This
only serves to increase the value of the antique
art that we do have, that has survived to this day,
and make these pieces even more precious.
Art of Smudging
by Sam Stevens
An Aboriginal Canadian friend of mine who teaches
at the Whispering Lodge in Toronto was explaining
to me how physical or emotional healing cannot take
place until the person is cleansed of any of the
Centre for Contemporary Arts
by Steve Spry
The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow presents
the very best in contemporary visual art, performance,
film, music, spoken word, club nights and more.
CCA is an environment where everyone can encounter
experimental art or just enjoy the creative atmosphere.
Whether you come to see a new work or have a cup
of coffee, we want to provide the best experience
possible. We have the confidence to be different
and we present work that takes chances.
Everywhere, But Is It Really Art?
by Sue Kennedy
I once heard a lady say to a photographer that she
would have bought his work if it had been a painting.
She liked the image, but for whatever reason didn't
consider the medium suitable for her it's
just a photo.