Mendel Podcast

Mendel Podcast v6 Episode 1

In this episode we speak with Rhiannon Vogl, curator of the landmark group show Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada. We hear from artist Trace Nelson about her playful solo exhibition and we preview the RBC Artists by Artists mentorship exhibition, by June J Jacobs and Gwen Klypak. Music has been provided by Minor Matter.

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Credits (songs in order of appearance)
Minor Matter from the album Concept of a Knife
Walls of Love
The Storm
Bed of Mercury

Rewilding Modernity (installation view)

Mendel Podcast v5 Episode 4

The current exhibitions consider regional artmaking in an international context. In this episode we speak with Amy Fung, curator of They made a day be a day here, and Lisa Baldissera speaks about her exhibition Rewilding Modernity. We also preview the RBC Artists by Artists mentorship exhibition by Bruce Montcombroux and Cory Schewaga. Music has been provided by We Were Lovers.

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Credits (songs in order of appearance)

All songs by We Were Lovers from the album Pyramids

French Connection
Hunger for You
The Pressure

Barry Schwabsky, Keynote Lecture

Barry Schwabsky, Keynote Lecture

Barry Schwabsky is a writer and editor based in New York. He is the art critic for The Nation and his essays have appeared in Flash Art, Artforum, London Review of Books, and Art in America. His books include The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, and several volumes of poetry, the most recent being Book Left Open in the Rain.

Schwabsky was a keynote lecturer and panelist for Call of the Wild, a series of artists’ talks and a round-table discussion that took place on September 28, 2013 in conjunction with the exhibition Rewilding Modernity. This lively conversation with local, national, and international art professionals reflected on the complexities and contradictions around the histories of modernism, to explore its current manifestations and future possibilities. Call of the Wild was presented in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Art and Art History, MFA in Writing, and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.


Download the audio recording of Schwabsky’s keynote lecture here.

Roald Nasgaard

Mendel Podcast v5 Episode 3

In this episode we look at exhibitions that explore key movements that have shaped modern Canada. We chat with Roald Nasgaard, curator of The Automatiste Revolution, and Sandra Fraser speaks about Shaping Saskatchewan, an exhibition of work from the permanent collection. Senior artist Eli Bornstein presents recent work in a practice that spans 6 decades. We preview Leaves, a major commission by artist Rodney LaTourelle, and Iris Hauser and Cate Francis talk about their artists by artists mentorship exhibition Altered States. Music has been provided by Malika Sellami and Ray Stephanson.

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Credits (songs in order of appearance)
Ray Stephanson – When Sonny Gets Blue (1946: Marvin Fisher and Jack Segal)
Malika Sellami – “Le Blues de la Voyageuse”
Ray Stephanson – Nardis (1958: Miles Davis)
Ray Stephanson – Passing Through (1967: Erroll Garner)
Ray Stephanson – District Six (2002: Abdullah Ibrahim)
Malika Sellami – “Abondance et Harmonie”

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Mendel Podcast v5 Episode 2

In this episode, we preview I Know You by Heart, from the Library and Archives Canada. Artist Jason Baerg speaks about his exhibition Returning. We hear from Associate Curator Sandra Fraser about The Home Show, and from Public Programs Coordinator Laura Kinzel about School Art 2013. To finish, local artist Barbara Reimer discusses her Artists by Artists mentorship program exhibit Green Man Portraits. Music has been provided by Close Talker.

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Credits (songs in order of appearance)
All music by Close Talker, from the album Timbers
“To the Coast”
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An exhibition of work by Saskatoon youth.
Presented by Mendel Youth Council

On view – April 9 to 24, 2013
Reception & Live Performances: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

BLUE is an exhibition of work curated by Mendel Youth Council and featuring the colour blue. Through this exhibition, it is the Youth Council’s goal to promote young artists in the community by giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent and creativity while communicating their own ideas. This diverse body of work selected for BLUE illustrates the lengths to which a concept, or colour, can be expanded and the many directions in which it can be steered by various artists without losing its essence. As they display the many shades of blue in their works, the participating artists take the opportunity to convey their many-shaded perceptions of the world, in all its majesty.

- Laura Pritchard, Mendel Youth Council

Exhibition Tour

Free exhibition tour every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Meet in the lobby. No registration required.

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Location & Hours

950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Regular Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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