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2012 in Review: Top 10 Curiosities

2012 in Review: Top 10 Curiosities

Yayoi Kusama’s couture polka dots, Google’s augmented reality glasses, and Nick Cave’s wildly fun soundsuits made our list of favourite curiosities in 2012.

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December 25, 2012

Section: Curiosity

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Michael Maltzan warms up Winnipeg

Michael Maltzan warms up Winnipeg

The Los Angeles architect has been selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre for the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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November 29, 2012

Section: Architecture

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Breathtaking: Constructed Landscapes

Breathtaking: Constructed Landscapes

The role of architecture in our experience of nature is at the heart of this exhibition at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre.

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November 28, 2012

Section: Architecture

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Portal of Awareness by Rojkind Arquitectos

Portal of Awareness by Rojkind Arquitectos

Along Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma, a sculpture made from painted mugs encloses the sidewalk in a sweeping arch of colour.

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November 27, 2012

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In Memoriam: Arnaud Maggs

In Memoriam: Arnaud Maggs

Arnaud Maggs, one of Canada’s foremost artists, died on the weekend at age 86.

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November 21, 2012

Section: Curiosity

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Crowdsourcing a cancer cure

Crowdsourcing a cancer cure

Salvatore Iaconesi, an Italian artist, hacker and TED Fellow, created a website to garner feedback on how to treat his illness, then mapped out the suggestions from 50,000 artists, doctors and fellow patients, and made them accessible to all.

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November 19, 2012

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From Ikea to Art

From Ikea to Art

Toronto architects and designers have transformed items from the Ikea showroom into unique objects for the Design Exchange’s fundraiser auction.

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November 16, 2012

Section: Design

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Andrea Zittel wins Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts

Andrea Zittel wins Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts

The prestigious Austrian award, which comes with a 50,000-euro cash prize, recognizes one exceptional artist every other year whose work transverses the boundaries between art and architecture.

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November 2, 2012

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EQ3’s socially conscious interior accessories

EQ3’s socially conscious interior accessories

Furniture manufacturer EQ3 debuts Generation Art, a line of interior accessories incorporating original work by nine Canadian artists.

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October 31, 2012

Section: Design

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Weekend must-see: Art Toronto 2012

Weekend must-see: Art Toronto 2012

Canada’s largest fair devoted to modern and contemporary art returns to Toronto in its 12th year.

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October 26, 2012

Section: Curiosity

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