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AICA-Canada launched its fundraising campaign. Get this book of art and cuisine, published on the occasion of Canada 150th annniversary and its 60th anniversary!

Cover image : Michael Snow, Flash! 20:49, 15/6/2001, laminated color photo on aluminum, 2001. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Michael Snow.

AICA-Canada is the Canadian chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, AICA. We are the first and only organization of professionals of art, involved in the interpretation, dissemination and noncommercial promotion of visual and media arts in Canada. Founded in 1955, the Canadian chapter of this international association has more than 70 members across the country, working in various spheres of the arts community.


 


In conjunction with the International Executive Board, AICA-Canada contributes to the promotion of contemporary art and freedom of expression in the visual arts and the development of national and international cooperation in art criticism.


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To learn more about the AICA-Canada history, mandate, organization visit our sections History, Mission, Organization, Membership, News and so forth. See also, the Members section  to  find out who are our members, their activities, their projects, their professional opinions, their favotite and how each of them practices art criticism in his/her own way.


 

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For a better policy to protect our national cultural heritage

By Gauthier, Ninon | April 26, 2018

We believed that art works, at least major ones, were safe in public galleries, in perfect conservation conditions, on their walls as well as in their reserves, protected by rigorous rules from speculators appetite. We new that UNESCO had enacted strict standards of ethic to make sure that countries, even the poorest ones, and their…

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The case of Chagall’s sale by the National Gallery of Canada

By Gauthier, Ninon | April 26, 2018

AICA-Canada (International Association of Art Critics, Canada section) deplores the sale of Marc Chagall’s La tour Eiffel (1927; purchased 1956) from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). That the loss of this fine and popular work to public view (though recently, seldom displayed), would be deaccessioned simply to fund the acquisition…

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Suite de l’affaire de la vente du Chagall du MBAC Dilemme entre Chagall et David ? [French]

By Gauthier, Ninon | April 21, 2018

Le directeur du musée invoque l’urgence de l’acquisition d’un bien culturel d’une grande valeur historique pour le Canada pour vendre le Chagall. Mais il ne mentionne pas sa valeur artistique. C’est inquiétant. La vocation première du musée des beaux-arts du Canada n’est-elle pas la conservation ainsi que la mise en valeur par l’étude et l’exposition…

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L’aliénation des œuvres d’art interdite en France par la loi [French]

By Gauthier, Ninon | April 20, 2018

  Depuis l’Ancien Régime, la France a l’obligation d’appliquer le principe d’inaliénabilité des collections des musées publics (« c’est dans la Constitution ! » m’a naguère assuré un directeur de musée). Une loi qui a consacré ce principe en 2002 a bien introduit la possibilité de procéder au déclassement d’un bien faisant partie des collections des musées…

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La vente du Chagall du MBAC ; on dissimule la vérité [french]

By Morin, Serge G. | April 17, 2018

Il est étonnant de constater que la vive réprobation dans les médias sur cette transaction nébuleuse du Musée des beaux-arts (MBAC) n’amène pas devant la presse, les caméras ou les micros les individus qui les premiers sont responsables de l’amorce de cet esclandre. Des précisions par la ministre de la culture Mme Mélanie Joly et…

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Back on the sale of Chagall’s Eiffel Tower: Why is this painting so important for our heritage? [french]

By Gauthier, Ninon | April 13, 2018

Texte de Ninon Gauthier Marc Mayer affirme dans une entrevue que Souvenirs d’enfance, l’autre Chagall de la collection du Musée, est plus est beaucoup plus important que la Tour Eiffel. Comme historienne de l’art formée par les plus grands maîtres, à la Sorbonne et à École des hautes études en sciences humaines de Paris, je…

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AICA Actions and Projects

True to its mission that aims to promote the understanding and critical appreciation of modern and contemporary visual arts in their diverse stories and their events, AICA-Canada intervenes on the public place by different actions.

Members Suggestions

Active on the cultural scene, members invite you to discover exhibitions, conferences, symposia, discussion and other interesting events. Read their suggestion to find out more!

 

Collect and archives donation

AICA-Canada is seeking archives concerning art criticism across Canada. If you own handwritten, typed, printed, digital, visual, or audiovisual documents regarding a Canadian art critic or art criticism in general, please contact us.

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