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Top 5 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

Top 5 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

The Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival – the world’s biggest of its kind – kicked off this week. Dozens of galleries and public spaces throughout Toronto and more than 1,000 local and international artists are participating in the month-long event. Here are our top five shows not to be missed.

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May 2, 2012

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This week: Top 5 Hot Docs

This week: Top 5 Hot Docs

From April 26 to May 6, Hot Docs in Toronto features a massive selection of films and documentaries that include glimpses into the lives of prolific artists and explorations of major urban centres. Here are five must-sees, including a doc about Ai Weiwei and another on Detroit.

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April 25, 2012

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Vito Acconci’s wild public art piece in Toronto

Vito Acconci’s wild public art piece in Toronto

The New York artist and architect inaugurates a spiraling, sculptural fence for a downtown Toronto condo.

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April 20, 2012

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What’s On: Maya Lin at Heinz Architectural Center

What’s On: Maya Lin at Heinz Architectural Center

A new show in Pittsburgh reveals artist and architect Maya Lin’s transformation of rivers and mountains into stunning sculptural forms.

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March 27, 2012

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Gary Taxali’s coins for The Royal Canadian Mint

Gary Taxali’s coins for The Royal Canadian Mint

The illustrator’s six playful designs celebrating special events bring whimsy to our currency — while quantities last.

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March 6, 2012

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Hot docs on artists and their work

Hot docs on artists and their work

Toronto is host to many indie film festivals, and Reel Artists Film Festival, which starts tomorrow, is one of the most original: five days of documentaries showcasing leading international artists, from photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto to performance artist Marina Abramovic.

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February 21, 2012

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Savannah’s revamped SCAD Museum

Savannah’s revamped SCAD Museum

The Savannah College of Art and Design Museum expands its territory, thanks to a design scheme that incorporates the site and materials of a historically important train depot next door.

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January 17, 2012

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Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration Room

Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration Room

At 82, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama shows no signs of slowing down. Her latest installation at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery includes an all-white living space covered with thousands of colourful dot stickers.

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January 10, 2012

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All lit up at Tribeca’s Issey Miyake HQ

All lit up at Tribeca’s Issey Miyake HQ

New Yorkers strolling Hudson Street during the holidays will get a glimpse of Grimanesa Amoros’ sculptural LED-illuminated domes installed at Issey Miyake’s showroom in Tribeca.

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December 15, 2011

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Ones to watch at Design Miami

Ones to watch at Design Miami

The art-design mecca Design Miami is on until December 4. Here are the top five reasons to hit the beach.

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December 2, 2011

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