Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM George Brown College, Waterfront Campus  Learning Landscapes Auditorium, 51 Dockside Drive (Corus Quay E), Toronto, ON In collaboration with Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology at George Brown College and DigiFest. Over the 2000s, Toronto initiated and instituted a process of cultivating itself as […]

THE TORONTO SCHOOL: THEN, NOW, NEXT International Conference, Toronto, October 13-16, 2016 JUST 3 WEEKS UNTIL IT BEGINS!……  “At the heart of that experiment [Canada] lies a continuous revolutionary approach toward communication. It is somehow spatial, not linear; it has been postmodern from the beginning. It was, and still is, there in First Nations philosophy. […]

 René Cera Addendum: September 11, 2016 In a Google Group message from Rome on this date Eric McLuhan writes: Just a note of correction or two:  The piece by Cera was always three sections. They were put together and painted that way – so to say it was “cut into three pieces” is not accurate. When […]

“Pied Pipers All” by René Cera (1895 – 1992) René Cera’s Dance of Media Seduction René Alexandre Paul Cera was born in Nice, France, on April 15, 1895. An artist from the start, his biography describes him delivering messages to Renoir, sketching with Matisse while studying art and architecture at the Nice School of Art. Tasked to […]

Andy Warhol and Marshall McLuhan: Photomontage by As I have said and written before, the book on Marshall McLuhan’s considerable influence on the visual arts is yet to be written and hopefully, it will be written in the coming years. The following text of a lecture given by Frank Gillette at Fordham University’s March 1998 Conference on […]

Mondo Cane Kama Sutra (installation view) 1984, acrylic on canvas. 10 canvases, 245 x 305 cm each. Image courtesy the Estate of General Idea; © Pierre Antoine, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC, 2011. Marshall McLuhan’s high regard for serious artists as what Ezra Pound called “the antennae of the race” due to […]

Marshall McLuhan: Photomontage by Call for Papers for La Revue D’Études Interculturelles de L’Image | Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies | en français | “The artist tends now to move from the ivory tower to the control tower of society”. —Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media (1964) This special issue exploring “Marshall McLuhan and the arts” encourages new […]

“Racoon” from the Liz Magor: Habitude exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. (Scott Massey) Two artists channel Marshall McLuhan in Montreal exhibition Robert Everett-Green Marshall McLuhan’s most radical idea was that everything we make also remakes us. Two new exhibitions at Montreal’s Musée d’art contemporain grapple with this proposition from very different perspectives. […]

Palais de L’ Electricite (Electricity Palace) at the 1900 Expo. “All media are extensions of some human faculty—psychic or physical.” —Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is The Massage In front of the Eiffel Tower the main attraction of the 1900 world’s fair in Paris was the Palais de l’Electricité. Lit with thousands of electrical lights, it […]

      transmediale type logo & visual logo Canadian artist, critic, curator, and researcher Sara Diamond will deliver the Marshall McLuhan Lecture at the Embassy of Canada on 2 February 2016. Diamond is president of  The Ontario College of Art and Design University and is known for her work as a feminist video and […]