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CAG library volunteer Lanna Last contributes a short review of the recent addition to the CAG shop of the 2017 publication of Liz Magor: The Blue One Comes in Black.

Liz Magor’s recent anthology The Blue One Comes in Black features essays by noted artists and authors. The publication focuses on the critically acclaimed artist’s object based practice and her major gallery exhibitions from 1986-2013. Celine Kopp, Lisa Robertson, and Jan Verwoert, discuss how Magor’s objects from new meanings and identities within space and the unique casting processes to reconstruct common objects. For example, how familiar apartment objects cast(s) of tables, chair, boxes, are utilized and take over the gallery space. Included in the publication is Magor’s prose piece “On Cigarettes” an previously unpublished paper, in English/French, about concepts of objects and art. Accompanied by numerous colour photographs, some essays focus on Magor’s earlier exhibitions, such as One Bedroom Apartment, 1996; other essays speak to Magor’s work in terms of theories of representation, a major theme, weaving all four essays together.

In 2015 the CAG was invited to take of over he Peep-Hole, Milan for the final installment of their Six Ways to Sunday initiative. For this partnership the CAG presented a solo exhibition exhibition of Magor’s work.

The exhibition entitled The Blue One Comes in Black follows the Peep-Hole, Milan exhibition and coincides with another international exhibition in 2017, of the same title, at the Centre d’art contemporarin d’Ivry – le Credac, Ivry-Sur -Seine.

Liz Magor: The Blue One Comes in Black publication can be purchased, in person at the CAG shop or online.


Publication Review | Liz Magor: The Blue One Comes in Black

My name is Whitney Brennan and it is a pleasure to join CAG as the curatorial intern.

Part of what excites me about CAG is its dedication to creating accessible exhibitions and public programming that engages with local and international artists. From the artist residency program at the Burrard Marina Field House, to the off-site exhibition space at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station,  I anticipate learning a lot during my time here.

I am currently in the second year of my Master’s degree in Critical and Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia. My research focuses on media and performance art, with a particular interest in local female media artists and archival practices. After completing my undergraduate degree in Art History at UBC, I knew my hometown would be the best place to continue pursuing my academic interests. While working on my Postgraduate Degree I have had the opportunity to work as a Gallery Assistant at Gam Gallery, co-owned by Tarah Hogue and Julia Kreutz, as well as an independent curator with Decoy Magazine.

I will be working closely with assistant curator Jas Lally and new curator Kimberly Phillips, who I’ve already had the pleasure of working with at Access Gallery, where I volunteer on their fundraising committee. I am excited to begin working on CAG’s upcoming exhibitions, and I hope to see you at our next opening!



Meet Whitney, Curatorial Intern


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