There’s been several conversations I’ve had with various artists and cultural workers over the past year, regarding ‘the problem of performance art.’ I gather some of these ideas – and opinions – here, to proffer some praise and dismissal of the often controversial platform of performance art.
Sandy Fairbairn has been taking photographs of Niagara for over forty years, focusing on the people and places around him. His images of Niagara stretch back to the 1970s, and some of the scenes presented in Welland: Time Present Time Past will be shown in the Rose City for the very first time. I curated this exhibition, and offer some ideas that informed it, and that grew out of it.
Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of their Practice is a collection of essays by several significant arts writers and critics. They offer ideas both profound and puerile on critical art writing, and I offer some equally insightful (I hope) and irreverant (I know) responses to this anthology.
AIH Studios is very pleased to present Sandy Fairbairn’s exhibition Welland: Times Present Times Past from February 15th to March 15th 2020. Curated by Bart Gazzola, the opening reception for Welland: Times Present Times Past will be on Saturday, February 15th from 2 to 5 PM.