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‘Circumpolar Art’- feature review in Galleries West Magazine, by Dick Averns

 ‘Timely and compelling work by Indigenous artists from the North reflects on language, sovereignty and the land’ by 

“It won’t always be the case that art from the uppermost hemisphere makes you feel on top of the world, but it’s hard not to leave this show without feelings of solicitude. Come for the art and stay for the journey: it’ll take you outside of yourself and positively transport you to places you need to care about.”

» Link to article: Galleries West

Sets and Sensibility: The collecting practice of Celia Perrin Sidarous

Celia Perrin Sidarous’ work and practice is featured in the winter 2016 issue of Canadian Art magazine in an article by Simon Lewsen.

» Canadian Art

Akimblog Review of Mia Feuer, Kevin Schmidt, & Guido van der Werve

Sarah Todd reviews Esker’s summer exhibitions and makes note of the disturbing changes happening at ACAD’s Illingworth Kerr Gallery.

» Akimbo

Corrine Thiessen’s Collapsing Trees Mount a Warning

Maeve Hanna reviews Corinne Thiessen’s Project Space installation, Chronic, for Canadian Art.

» Canadian Art

Esker Foundation hot doggin’ it with new exhibition

The existential debate at the heart of 1965’s Oscar Mayer wiener jingle was this: Is it better to be a hot dog because then everyone would be in love with you, or not to be a hot dog because you’d surely be devoured in short order? Fifty years later, a Calgary artist has come up with a beautiful middle-ground solution: if you are a hot dog, everything’s going to be alright—as long as you can escape the usual fate and find your way to a tiny convalescence bed in Inglewood.

» Swerve

Epic art exhibition Oh, Canada is a gripping experience

Beatroute profiles Oh, Canada in their latest issue.

» Beatroute

5 family-friendly things to do this weekend in Calgary

The Calgary Herald lists Hannah Doerksen’s Lost and Found workshop as a top weekend activity in Calgary.

» Calgary Herald

Oh, Canada shown at its best in Calgary

Douglas Maclean chronicles his experience with Oh, Canada on opening night.

» Galleries West

The making of a nation: Massive survey of contemporary Canadian art comes to Calgary

FFWD’s Karen Quinn profiles the massive multi-venue exhibition Oh, Canada at Esker Foundation, Glenbow, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, and Nickel Galleries.

» FFWD Weekly

A Canadian way to divvy up a Canadian exhibition

Marsha Lederman speaks to Esker director/curator Naomi Potter and writes about what the collaborative multi-venue exhibition Oh, Canada might mean for Calgary.

» The Globe and Mail