Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Marshall McLuhan by Yousuf Karsh (1967) (c) Karsh Estate With Marshall McLuhan (CA), Peter Blegvad (UK), Disnovation(SW/DE), Harun Farocki (DE), Darsha Hewitt (CA), Mogens Jacobsen (DK), Willy Lemaitre (CA), !mediengruppe Bitnik(DE), MRZB (IT), Christof Migone (CA), Reynold Reynolds(US), Thomas Bégin (CA), Wolfgang Spahn (DE), Hito Steyerl(DE), Stephanie Syjuco (PH) & Angela Washko (US). Exhibition: 22.09.2017 — 19.11.2017 Opening + performance: Thomas Bégin & Wolfgang Spahn Friday 22.09.2017, 8 PM 2 locations: West Museumkwartier, Lange Voorhout 34 West; Groenewegje 136 Extras: 2-day Symposium Feedback 28.09 & 29.09 1-day Symposium Man and His […]


Prose Percepts, Lyric Responses by B.W. Powe, in collaboration with Marshall Soules, on NEW MEDIA, EMPATHY, IDENTITY, REFUGEES, NATIONALISM, THE DONALD TRUMP PHENOMENON, JUSTIN TRUDEAU, A-LITERACY, THE WILD INTERNET, PARANOIA, POETRY AND INTIMACY, BOB DYLAN, PATTI SMITH… Street Art Photos by Marshall Soules We´re experiencing the charge in the global membrane… By this I mean immersion […]


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 Photofunia.com 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 Photofunia.com 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. […]