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Journal of Curatorial Studies

Edited by Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher

Triannual, 2012-date,id=205/
“Books in Brief,” Art in America, January, 44.
“Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher Discuss the Changing Face of Curating,” interview with Sky Goodden, Blouin Artinfo, February 14 and 15, Part 1:; Part 2: news/story/868065/jim-drobnick-jennifer-fisher-discuss-the-changing-face-of.
Stephanie Britton, “Artrave,” Artlink, 32: 2, articles/3781/artrave/.
Journal of Curatorial Studies,” Prefix Photo 24 (November): 95.
Jens Hoffmann and Tara McDowell, “Reflection,” The Exhibitionist 4, “La Critique,” June.
Camilla Stacey, “Pick’n Mix from,” Curatorial Practice Log, November 1,
“Journal of Curatorial Studies recebe textos,” Novos Curadores,

The Senses & Society 7: 2, Sensory Aesthetics

Edited by Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher

Summer 2012

Articles by Mark Clintberg, Mitchell Davis, Jim Drobnick, Jennifer Fisher, Eleni Ikoniadou, Lisa Myers, John Potvin and Caro Verbeek.

PUBLIC #45: Civic Spectacle

Edited by Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher

Spring 2012

Articles by Heather Diack, Philip Glahn, Max Haiven, Catherine Howell, Lois Klassen, Carmen McClish, Charlotte McIvor, Joel McKim, Siobhan O’Flynn, Matthew Reynolds, Abigail Susik, Andrew Wasserman, and Fiona Wilkie. Projects by Simon Cohen and Alicia Ríos, DisplayCult, The Freee Collective, and Eric Moschopedis.

Helena Reckitt, “Because the Night: Curating One-Off Nocturnal Events,” Art Papers, May/June,
Siobhan O’Flynn, “Civic Spectacle. Public 45,” June 29,
Max Haiven, “Halifax’s Nocturne Versus (?) the Spectacle of Neoliberal Civics,” June 11,
Chris Shepherd, “Public 45,” June 7,
D.B. Scott, “Teasing Interest with New Readers with PUBLIC,” June 13,


Curated by DisplayCult

Nuit Blanche, Zone B, various locations in the Financial District, Toronto
October 3-4, 2009

Artists: IAIN BAXTER&, Rebecca Belmore, Center for Tactical Magic, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, FASTWÜRMS, Anna Friz, Dan Mihaltianu, Heather Nicol, Santiago Sierra, and Chih-Chien Wang, along with open call artists Melissa Brown, Marcia Huyer, Karlen Chang/Dafydd Hughes/David McCallum, Ryan Stec, and Brad Todd

Helena Reckitt, “Because the Night: Curating One-Off Nocturnal Events,” Art Papers, May/June, 2013_0506.htm.
Julie Nagam, “(Re)mapping the Colonized Body: The Creative Interventions of Rebecca Belmore in the Cityscape,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 35(4): 147-166.

Bonnie Whitehall, “Framing the Other Senses,” Senses & Society 5(3): 398-402.

Chris Kennedy, "Anna Friz: Sending and Receiving," Musicworks #106 (Spring): 24-31.
Leah Modigliani, "Behind the Curtain: Center for Tactical Magic," C Magazine 106: 4-9.
Fern Bayer, Some Enchanted Evenings: A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Retrospective on the Occasion of the Event’s 5th Edition, Toronto: City of Toronto.
Canadian Art, "Reader Favorites: The Top 5 Art Events of the Year,"
David Silverberg, "IAIN BAXTER&: Don't Forget the Ampersand," Broken Pencil #45, 17-19.
Stuart Kurtz, "Night Into Morning: Experiencing Nuit Blanche in Toronto," ArtsEditor, October 26,
"Witches' Cradles," Arthur, October 23,
Erin Matheson, "A White Night from Sunset to Sunrise," The Iron Warrior, October 16,
Russell Smith, "Eat Your Heart Out Toronto Haters," Globe and Mail, October 8,
Helen Fylactou, "Nuit Blanche: A Pool of Vodka, Monopoly, and a Giant Rabbit," Mondo, October 8,
Carolyn Tripp, "Nuit Blanche," Mondo, October 8,
David Balzer, "White Out," Eye Weekly, October 8, 37.
Jessica Vitullo, "Zone B NIGHTSENSE: Where the Multimedia Kids Came out to Play in a Sensory-dominated Land," Excalibur, October 7,
Jessie Davis, "Nuit Blanche: An anti-itinerary approach," Mondo, October 7,
YLife, "Former York Prof BAXTER& Restages a Monopoly Game with Real Currency," YLife, October 6,
Sue Carter Flinn, "The Coast returns from Toronto's Nuit Blanche," The Coast, October 5,
Susan G. Cole, "Vive le Nuit," NOW, October 5,
"I Don't get it (My Nuit Blanche)," Toronto City Life, October 5,
Gordon Freeman, "Making Art all Night Long," The Medium, October 5,
Simon, "Small Mercies from Nuit blanche," The Ashcan, October 4,
Mehreen, "Nuit Blanche Recap," Spotlight Toronto, October 4,
Kate Snukal, "Nuit Blanche: A City Changed," Spacing Toronto, October 5,
Sarah Milroy, "Magical Moments amid the Mayhem," Globe and Mail, October 5, R3.
Ariel Tiplitsky, "Nuit Blanche: From Tower to Toilet, another Bonne Nuit," Toronto Star, October 5, E1, 5.
Reviews by Mark Medley and Ron Nurwisah, "Mixing Art and Reality," National Post, October 5, A3.
Brad Moon, "Giant Brite Lite and More at Nuit Blanche," Wired, October 5,
"Toronto's 'contemporary art thing' engages audiences from streets to tweets," Canadian News Wire, October 4,
Jessica Loduca, "Nuit Blanche: Toronto's creative side pulls an all-nighter," Toronto Observer, October 4,
Bruce Demara, "Nuit Blanche brings high spirits back to Bay Street," Toronto Star, October 4,
Leah Sandals, "Nuit Blanche: Successful in Spite of Itself?," National Post, October 3, ttp://
Leah Sandals, "Don't be the one person to miss the midway rides," National Post, October 3, TO3. Vanessa Farquharson, "Playing for Keeps," National Post, October 3, TO3.

Vanessa Farquharson, “Playing for Keeps,” National Post, October 3, TO3.

"Art for a Night: Landmark CN Tower will become a huge sound, light show,", October 2,
Kevin Connor, "Toronto to pull all-nighter," Toronto Sun, October 3,
Peter Goddard, "Night Moves," Toronto Star, October 3, E1, 11.
Peter Goddard, Raju Mudhar and Shauna Rempel, "Big Night Out," Toronto Star, October 3, E10-11.
Maaja Wentz, "Toronto's all-night arts fest Nuit Blanche begins tonight," Digital Journal, October 3,
Sarah Milroy, "Worth a Gamble," Globe and Mail, October 2,
Sarah Milroy, "Toronto Gears up for Nuit Blanche," Globe and Mail, October 3,
Alex Bozikovic, "White Nights, Green Rooms, and Undiscovered Beaches," Globe and Mail, October 2,
Robert Parker, "Night Visions," The Walrus, October 1,
"Her Midway will transform the Toronto Financial District," interview with Shawna Dempsey, Alumni Matters, York University, October,
"Nuit Blanche," Alumni Matters, York University, October,
Peter Simpson, "CN Tower becomes modern art for one night only," Calgary Herald, October 1,
"Nuit Blanche: The top 10 to Tour," Canadian Art, October 1,
John Keillor, "Nuit Blanche 2009 now Reloaded," Metro News, October 2,
Fran Schechter, "Belmore on Bay," NOW, 29(5), September 30-October 7,
NOW, profile of Zone B and artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, IAIN BAXTER&, Center for Tactical Magic, 29(5), September 30-October 7,, =171525, =171526, and =171527.
Peter Goddard, "Make it a Nuit to Remember," Toronto Star, October 1, E4-5.
Chandler Levack, "Through the Fog: A Structuralist Tour of Nuit Blanche," Eye Weekly, September 30,
Claire Patterson, "Art, All Night," American Style Magazine, October,
Brent Ledger, "Scotiabank Nuit Blanche," Toronto Life, September 30,
Alphatrade Finance, "Toronto will pull another all-nighter at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche," September 29,
"York Talent will be all over Nuit Blanche," YFile, September 28,
Reb Stevenson, "Nuit Blanche," The Daily News (Kamloops), September 12.
New Homes GTA, "Toronto Pulls Another All-Nighter at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche," October 5.
"Scotiabank Nuit Blanche," Toronto Star, September 26, E9-12.
"Scotiabank Nuit Blanche," Now, September 24-30, 17-20.
Sholem Krishtalka, "White Lezzie Knights," XTRA!, September 24,
Sarah Milroy, "Visual Arts – Nuit Blanche," Globe and Mail, September 18,
"Agenda Toronto," Canadian Art, 26(3), Fall, 34.
Leonardo N. Molinelli, "Looking Ahead to Fourth Edition of Toronto's Nuit Blanche," Tandem, June 21, viewstory.php?storyid=9225.
CBC News, "Jeff Koons, Geoffrey Farmer set for 2009 Nuit Blanche," June 16,
Joanna Lavoie, "Programming, New Funding for Nuit Blanche Celebration,"
Inside Toronto, June 18,
Freshly Educated Men, "Nuit Blanche 2009 -- 'a free all-night contemporary
art thing'," June 17,
Susan O'Neill, "City Plans Road Closures, Expanded TTC Service for Nuit Blanche,"
Bizbash Toronto, June 18,
city_plans _road_closures_expanded_t_t_c_service_for_nuit_blanche.php.
"Start Planning Now: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Returns," Where Travel,
James Bradshaw, "First, A Bay Street Ride for the Downsized. Then Comes Wrestling,"
Globe and Mail, June 17, R2.
Adam McDowell, "Something to Blanch at," National Post, June 17,
Kate Carraway, "Nuit Blanche 2009: Enhanced Edition," Eye Weekly, June 16,
Hamutal Dotan, "Night Time is the Right Time," Torontoist, June 16,
Murray Whyte, "Art, All Night Long," Toronto Star, June 17,
"2009 Curators Announced,"
"Sobey Art Prize Longlist & Nuit Blanche Toronto Curators Announced," March 13,
"Professor Jim Drobnick named curator for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche," March 10,
Broadcast Media
Rosie Prata, Interview with Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Late Night in the Bedroom, Episode 4, December 1,
Lonely Planet TV, "Painting the Nuit Blanche, in Toronto, December,
Maria Legault, "Nuit Blanche," Panorama, TFO (télévision francophone en Ontario), October 1.
Matt Galloway, interview with Jim Drobnick, Here and Now, CBC 99.1 FM, September 29.
Matt Galloway, interview with IAIN BAXTER&, Metro Morning, CBC 99.1 FM, October 2.
Homerun, interview with Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher, CBC 99.1, October 2.
Michael Dick, "Toronto Parties During the 4th Annual Nuit Blanche," CBC News, October 3,
June Chua, "Nuit Blanche escapes storm's wrath," CBC, October 4,
CTV News, "White Night: Contemporary Art to Take over Toronto," October 3,
Sherrill Sutherland, "Zone B: Underbelly of the Financial District," CBC Toronto, October 1,
CityTV News
Leah Sandals, "Just Say Non: Artists Exercise Right of Refusal During Olympics Buildup," February 10,
Azalia, "My white night gone dark," November 4,
Sammy, "Nuit Blanche 2009,"
Becky Quach, "Nuit Blanche Top 5 Exhibits," Design Runway, October 20,
Jenn E Norton, "Nuit Blanche: Skry-Pod," October 19,
Marc Pally, "ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche," Public Art Network, October 16,
Tricia Vita, "Traveler: Carnival Rides as Public Art at Toronto's Nuit Blanche," interview with Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Amusing the Zillion, October 10,'s-nuit-blanche/.
Carolyn Tripp, "Nuit Blanche: Imminent Departure," Spacing Toronto, October 9,
Terence Dick, "Nuit Blanche 2009," Akimblog, October 8,
Lisa, "Nuit Blanche 2009," Turn the Record Over, October 6,
Amber Waves, "365 Days of Music: Day 25," October 5,
Matthew McAndrew, Nuit Blanche Zone B," BlogTO, October 5,
Marusya Bociurkiw, "Nuit Blanche, and Breathing Art," Recipes for Trouble, October 5,
Todd Bressi, “Nuit Blanche: A New View of the City,” Artful Places,, October 4.
Leah Sandals, "Nuit Blanche Yeahs and Nahs," October 4,
William, "Nuit Blanche," October 6,
Gary Chapple, "Nuit Blanche," October, "Your Nuit Blanche 2009 Guide," Torontoist, October,
Sherrill Sutherland, "Zone B: The underbelly of the financial district," Nuitblog, CBC, October 1,
"Doing Nuit Blanche the Smart Way," October 1,
Richard Trapunski, "Nuit Blanche: What to See," Martini Boys, September 30,
Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, "Hit List," Akimbo, September 29,
Vaneska, "Sleepless in Toronto," September 29,
Flo King, "Event: Scotiabank presents Nuit Blanche," TOFLO, September 29,
Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher, interview with Terence Dick, "Nuit Blanche," Akimblog, September 23,
The Cobrasnatch, "Ryan Stec," September 28,
"Nuit Blanche with no B.S." BlogUT, September 28, utm_medium=twitter & utm_source=twitter.
Marissa Neave, "Nuit Blanche Recommendations," September 27,
Corina Newby, "Nuit Blanche 2009 Guide," Blog Toronto, September 27,
Andrea Carson, "Toronto: Nuit Blanche 2009, Part 1," View on Canadian Art,
Leah Sandals, "Nuit Blanche Promotional Barrage Recommences!," June 16,
“Curators announced for fourth edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche,” March 9,
BlogTO, “Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick,”
“Friends in High Places,” curating_nuit_blancheacademic.html.
Leah Sandals, “Nuit Blanche Curators Announced,” March 9,
“Exhibitions and Festivals,”


Curated by DisplayCult

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa
May 6–August 28, 2009

Artists: Laurie Anderson, Art & Language, Audio Arts, Joseph Beuys, Barbara Bloom, George Brecht, Stuart Brisley, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Philip Corner, Jan Dibbets, Marcel Duchamp, Albert M. Fine, Diamanda Galás, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Jörg Immendorff, Joe Jones, Allan Kaprow, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Takehisa Kosugi, Milan Knizak, Les Levine, Robert Longo, Christian Marclay, Kelly Mark, Gordon Monahan, Ian Murray, Maurizio Nannucci, Carsten Nicolai, Yoko Ono, John Oswald, A.R. Penck, Raymond Pettibon, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Michael Snow, Althea Thauberger, Throbbing Gristle, Bernar Venet, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Paul Wong.

“MetroSonics,” Untitled/Sans titre 8(4), May, 4.
Broadcast Media
Daniel Mathieu, Le Monde selon Mathieu, Radio-Canada, FM 90.7, July.

Odor Limits

Curated by DisplayCult

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, Monell Science Center, Philadelphia
May 9–June 28, 2008

Artists: Oswaldo Maciá, Jenny Marketou, Chrysanne Stathacos, Clara Ursitti.

Tim Jacob, “The Science of Taste and Smell,” in in Francesca Bacci and David Melcher, eds., Art & the Senses, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 183-205.
Andreas Keller, “Odor Art,”
“Environments build around smell,” Look What the Cat Dragged In, January 17,
“Odor Limits,” The Monell Connection, Fall, 15.
“Love is in the Air,” Wonder Woman,
Tamara Boswell Petrucci, “Odor Limits: Where Scents Make Sense,” June 17,
Alison Brotherton, “Making Scents Out of Art,” Langley Advance, June 20, L6.
Katybeth Jerome, “Odor Limits,” Art Papers, September/October, 68-9.
"Odor Limits: Art-in-Science Scent Exhibit -- Exclusive Showing in Philadelphia," Journal of Technology & Science, June 16, 453.
Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher, “Odor Limits,” Senses & Society 3(3): 349-58.
Robin Rice, “On the Nose,” Philadelphia City Paper, June 11,
Dan Cirucci, “The Odor Limits,” June 5,
“The Odor Limits,” June 3,
''’Odor Limits' Art-in-Science Scent Exhibit -- Exclusive Showing in Philadelphia,” Reuters, June 2, 2008+BW20080602?sp=true&view=sphere
Edith Newhall, “Nosey,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 30,
“An Exhibition of Smell: Odor Limits,” Perfumer & Flavorist Newsletter, May 28,
“Odor Limits: Olfactory Art in Philadelphia,” Fashion Newsweek, May 26,
Alysson Cwyk, “’Odor Limits’ Sends an Artistic Fragrance through University City,” The Triangle, May 23, media/storage/paper689/news/2008/05/23/ArtEntertainment/odorLimits.Sends.An. Artistic.Fragrance.Through.University.City-3375126.shtml
“Can’t Miss This,” Phillylist, May 20,
Jeremy Butnam, “Odor Limits,” Philadelphia Weekly, May 20,
Tami Fertig, “In The Event That... You Like to Poke Your Nose in Other People's Business,” Philadephia Citypaper, May 14, /05/15/in-the-event-that-2
The What?, “When Science and Art Meet, It Stinks! The Odor Limits @ the Klein Gallery,” May 7,
Michael Klein, “Passes the Sniff Test,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 3,
Kelly Bayliss, “Odor Limits,” May 12,
“Olfactory Art Exhibit – Odor Limits,” Serendipityoucity,
“Smelly Holidays – Odor Exhibit,” Ottawa Citizen, May 3,
Broadcast Media
Joe Palka, “What Your Nose Knows and How Artists Use It,” interview, NPR Public Radio, June 27,
Kerry Grens, “Art Gallery taps into one of the overlooked senses in art,” WHYY Radio, June 6, interview,
Karin Phillips, “New West Philadelphia Art Exhibit Invites You to Take a Whiff,” KYW 1060
Newsradio, May 15,

Listening Awry

Curated by Jim Drobnick

McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton
May 31–September 1, 2007

Artists: Kimsooja, Christian Marclay, Santiago Sierra, Su-Mei Tse.

Jim Drobnick, “Sonic Intimidation: Santiago Sierra’s El Degüello,” One Hour Empire, Fall, adaptation from the catalogue essay in Listening Awry.
Stuart Broomer, "Listening Awry," Musicworks 99 (Winter): 52
Jim Drobnick, Listening Awry, exhibition catalogue, Hamilton: McMaster Museum of Art, 32 pp.
Jim Drobnick, “Kimsooja,” in Equatorial Rhythms, Oslo: The Stenersen Museum, reprinted excerpt from the catalogue essay in Listening Awry, pp. 50-55.
Laura Hollick, “The Art of Listening,“ View Magazine, 13: 31, August 2-8, ?storyid+5411
Terence Dick, Akimblog: Southern Ontario, August 9,
Rose Anne Prevec, “Museum Presents Listening Awry,” Daily News, June 25,

Do Me!

Curated by DisplayCult, Dave Dyment, and Roula Partheniou

In conjunction with the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto
October 19-29, 2006

Two Clouds: Aernout Mik

Video screening, Special Projects Gallery,

York University, January 14-24, 2008
Produced by DisplayCult

Artists: Martin Creed, Critical Art Ensemble, Ann Hamilton, Geoffrey Hendricks, Aernout Mik, Linda M. Montano, Carolee Schneemann, Joey Skaggs, and Martha Wilson, with the collaboration of numerous Toronto-based artists.

Critical Art Ensemble, “True Crime/Live Crime,” in Disturbances, London: Four Corners Books, 190-91.
“New Video Project, Two Clouds, Floats into View Today,” YFile, January 14,
Mark Moyes, “Intelligence,” The Globe and Mail, October 21.
Broadcast Media
Tori Allen, CBC, What’s On – Metro Morning, October 23.

Technologies of Intuition

Jennifer Fisher, editor.

Toronto & Winnipeg: YYZ Books & MAWA, 2006, 272 pp.
Karen Correia Da Silva, “Technologies of Intuition,”
Bojana Videkanic, Review of Technologies of Intuition, Woman’s Art Journal, 30(2).
Shawna Dempsey, “Art and Intuition,” Herizons, Fall 2008, 32-35.
Lisa Steele, Review of Technologies of Intuition, University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1, Winter 2008, 436-438.
Leila McKellar, Review of Technologies of Intuition, The Art Book, Vol. 15, No 1, 2008, 36-37.
Amish Morrell, “Art and the Sixth Sense: On Technologies of Intuition,” Senses and Society, Volume 3, No. 1, 2008, 109-112.
Rick Rhodes, Review of Technologies of Intuition, Canadian Art, 2008
Allison Leonard Crawford, Review of Technologies of Intuition, Feminist Review,
Aaron Epp, “On Art and Intuition: Canadian Art Critic Launches New Anthology,” The Uniter 14, January 11, 2007.
Leah Sandals, Review of Technologies of Intuition, BorderCrossings 102, May 2007.
Clea McDougall, Review of Technologies of Intuition, Ascent, Winter 2007, =past&issueID=36#1
Cathy Carlisle, “Intuition Reconsidered as an Artistic Methodology,” yFile, December 6,

The Smell Culture Reader

Jim Drobnick, editor

Oxford & New York: Berg, 2006, 442 pp.
Anika König, “The Smell Culture Reader,” The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 12(3): 306-8.
Anne Meneley, "The Smell Culture Reader," Ethnos, 73(2): 275-6.
Marcello Aspria, “Sociologie en het geurlandschap: The Smell Culture Reader,” Sociologie, 3: 4, December, pp. 554-7.
Marcello Aspria, “The Smell Culture Reader,” blog/_archives2007/5/26/2976006.html.
Roy Gigengack, “The Smell Culture Reader,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 13, p. 1036-7.
The Smell Culture Reader,” Aromatherapy Today #37, p. 37.
Kate McGowan, and Shafqat Nasir, “Worlds of Scents and Sensibility,” Times Higher Education, May 25, story.asp? sectioncode= 6&storycode=209024&featurecode=124.
“Olfactocentrism,” Jesse,
Olivier Wathelet, “The Smell Culture Reader,” L’Homme, Revue français d’anthropologique, 184,
“Smell, Scent, Olfaction, and Purfume,” Sofia, /2007/10/smell-scent-olfaction-and-purfume.html.
“Sounds, Tastes, and Smells,” Concordia University Magazine, http://magazine.
The Smell Culture Reader,” Perfumer & Flavorist, 31: 9, September, p. 9.
Wendy D’Amico, “The Smell Culture Reader,” Fragrance Forum, Fall/Winter, p. 5.
Sally Feldman, "Heaven Scent?," New Humanist, 121(6): 18-20.
Anya McCoy, “The Smell Culture Reader,” articles.htm.
The Smell Culture Reader,” Coutorture: An Online Fashion Community,

Aural Cultures

Curated by Jim Drobnick

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
May 7–June 26, 2005
(also an anthology and CD. Toronto & Banff: YYZ Books and WPG Editions, 2004, 288 pp.)

Artists: ARCHIVE, Kevin Ei-ichi deForest, Jeremy Deller, Kenneth Doren, Christian Marclay, Annie Martin, Daniel Olson, Santiago Sierra, Don Simmons, Su-Mei Tse.

Jim Drobnick, “Sonic Intimidation: Santiago Sierra’s El Degüello,” One Hour Empire, Fall, adaptation from the catalogue essay in Listening Awry.
Brady Cranfield, “By All Means Listen By All Means,” Fillip 1: 2, Winter, pp. 1, 3.
Brandon LaBelle, “Aural Cultures,” Musicworks, 4/11/2006,
Quintin Winks, “Gallery Embraces Good and Bad Sounds,” The Banff Crag & Canyon, May 24.
Andrea-Jane Cornell, Lisa Gasior and Andra McCartney, “Contemporary Sound Cultures,” Topia 13, Spring, pp. 176-80.
Marie Fraser, “Aural Cultures and S:ON,” Parachute #117, Winter, p. 140-1.
Frank Rackow, Spotlight, Radio Canada International, May 18,
Jim Drobnick, Letter to the Editors, Fuse 28: 3, pp. 7-8.
“New Book on Sound Art,”, 24: 18, March,
Lis van Berkel, “Aural Cultures,” Fuse, May, pp. 45-7.
Chris Chang, “The Hills are Alive: What Is the Sound of one Artist Thinking? Su-Mei Tse Provides an Answer,” Film Comment, March-April 2005.
James (Brady) Cranfield-Rose, Writing About Six Sound Worlds, MFA Thesis, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver,
Carlo A. Nardi, Playing by Eye: Music-Making and Intersensoriality, Universita’ Degli Studi di Trento, 2005,
Jim Drobnick, ed., Aural Cultures, Toronto and Banff: YYZ Books and Walter Phillips Gallery Editions.
Katharine Norman, “Aural Cultures,” Soundscape, v. 5; n. 11, Fall/Winter, p. 46.
Aural Cultures,” Canadian Art, Summer, p. 33.
Carlo A. Nardi, “Aural Cultures: Book Review,” International Association for the Study of Popular Music,
Pamela Margles, “Bookshelf: Aural Cultures,” WholeNote, July 1–September 7,
Steven Feld and Donald Brenneis, “Doing Anthropology in Sound,” American Ethnologist 31: 4 November, pp. 461-74.


Curated by Jim Drobnick and Paul Couillard

FADO, various locations around Toronto
September 18–21, 2003

Artists: Millie Chen and Evelyn Von Michalofski, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Leslie Hill and Helen Paris, Cheli Nighttraveller, Clara Ursitti.

Jim Drobnick, “Sense and reminiSCENT: Performance and the Essences of Memory,” Canadian Theatre Review, pp. 6-12.
Sandra Firmin, “Senses of Proximity: Millie Chen’s Immersive Environments,” Artpapers, July/August, pp. 16-18.
Jennifer Fisher, “Out and About: The Performances of Dempsey & Millan,” in Difficult Women, ed. Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, Toronto: YYZ Books.
Laura Hollick, “The Art of Listening,“ View Magazine, 13: 31, August 2-8, ?storyid+5411
Terence Dick, Akimblog: Southern Ontario, August 9,
Rose Anne Prevec, “Museum Presents Listening Awry,” Daily News, June 25,

Linda M. Montano: 14 Years of Living Art

Curated by Jennifer Fisher

Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal
April 10–May 25, 2003

Linda M. Montano: 14 Years of Living Art

Video catalogue documenting Montano’s Montreal Art-Life performance
and her performance pedagogy. Produced by DisplayCult.

Distributed by Vtape, Toronto; GIV, Montreal;
and Video Data Bank, Chicago (22 minutes), 2004


Jennifer Fisher, “The Chakra Cycles of Linda M. Montano,” in Technologies of Intuition, Toronto: YYZ Books; Winnipeg: MAWA.
Victoria Stanton, “Linda Montano is Living Art,” Ascent, Winter.
Christine Redfern, “Life Equals Art,” Mirror, April 10-16, p. 38.
Gabriel Doucet-Donida, “Interview with Linda Montano,” CKUT 90.3 FM, April 11.

Adad Hannah: Stills

Curated by DisplayCult

Galerie SAW, Ottawa
September 7–28, 2002
Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick, “Museum vivants,” in Adad Hannah: Video Projects, Seoul, pp. 9-15.
Anita Euteneier, “A Year of Stars on a Shoestring or, How the World Came to Ottawa,” Ottawa Express, December 19.
Patrick Nicastro, “Mouvement fixe,” Voir, Septembre 19-25, p. 9.
Anita Euteneier, “Adad Hannah Presents 19th-Century Freeze-Frames at SAW Gallery,” Ottawa Express, September 12, p. 21.

& Empathology (performance series)

Curated by DisplayCult

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
June 23-September 9, 2001

Artists: Museopathy: John Dickson, Fastwürms, Jamelie Hassan, Barbara Hunt, Brian Jungen, Komar and Melamid, Anne Ramsden, Mitch Robertson, Joyce Wieland, Mel Ziegler.

Empathology: Diane Borsato, Peter Hobbs, Linda Montano, Clive Robertson.

Best Exhibition 2001, Ontario Association of Art Galleries.
Award of Merit, Ontario Museum Association.
PLEPUC (Présences du littéraire dans l’espace public canadien), “SOS,”
Shannon Anderson, “Top 6 Canadian Curated Moments,”
Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch, “Craft Hard Die Free: Radical Curatorial Strategies for Craftivism,” in Maria Elena Buszek, ed. Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 204-21.
Jennifer Fisher, "Psychometry and the Affective Artifact," C Magazine 106: 10-19.
Karen Searle, Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works by 18 Artists, Minneapolis: Voyageur Press.
Jocelyn Purdie, The Neighbourhood Imaginary: Considerations of Local Art Production in Unconventional Places, MA Thesis, Department of Art History, Kingston: Queen’s University.
Milena Placentile, “Who Are We Doing This For Anyway? Engaging Diverse Audiences Through Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Art,” MUSE 25(5-6): 34-7.
Joan Borsa, Site- and Context-Oriented Curating: Staging Encounters Between Art, Audiences and Everyday Realities, PhD in Humanities Dissertation, Montreal: Concordia University.
Jennifer Fisher, “Exhibitionary Affect,” n.paradoxa: International Feminist Art Journal #18, pp. 27-33.
Milena Placentile, “Who Are We Doing This For Anyway? Engaging Diverse Audiences Through Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Art,” Master’s Thesis, Museum Studies, University of Toronto,
Brian Jungen, New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Shannon Anderson, “Soft Passages,” Og2 (Oakville Galleries newsletter), 2: 3, pp. 5-8,
Tim Whalley, Master’s program research paper, University of Toronto.
Michael Molter, “Listening in on Museum Conversations/Museopathy,” Muse.
Joan Borsa, “The Ephemeral Collection: Public Repositories or Sites of Creative Endeavour,” in Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display Culture and Interpretation, Anthony Kiendl, ed., Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery Editions.
Jamelie Hassan, “The Evasive Text,” in Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display Culture and Interpretation, Anthony Kiendl, ed., Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery Editions.
Komar & Melamid/William McClelland, Call to Art, in Aural Cultures, Jim Drobnick, ed., Toronto and Banff: YYZ Books and Walter Phillips Gallery Editions.
David Howes, “Sound, Sense and Synaesthesia: Intersensoriality in Material Culture,” Sage Handbook of Material Culture, Christopher Tilley, Webb Keane, Susanne Kuechler, Michael Rowlands and Patricia Spyer, ed., London: Sage.
“Museopathy,” The Directory of Publications on Canadian Contemporary Art, Montreal: Artexte, 152.
Diane Borsato, “Portfolio,” Spirale #198, September/October, p. 53.
Len Findlay, “Symposium: Rethinking Exhibitions,” Border Crossings 91, pp 131-3.
Pamela McCallum, “Notes from the Editor,” Ariel, 35(1-2), p. 1.
Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick, Museopathy, Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre in association with DisplayCult.
Laurel MacMillan, “John Dickson: The Fluid of Art and Life,” Canadian Art, Summer, pp. 34-37.
Nancy Tousley, “Sympathy, Empathy, Museopathy,” Canadian Art, Spring, pp. 80-83.
“Museopathy multi-site exhibition garners praise,” Kingston Whig Standard, January 29.
Ontario Association of Art Galleries, “The 25th Annual OAAG Awards,”
Arts and Heritage Plan: Ottawa,
Pat Sullivan, “Reflections on Museopathy,” MERT Journal, 4: 3, April 15,
Sarah Milroy, “Strokes of Genius,” Globe & Mail, December 27, p. R1, 4.
Terence Dick, “Museopathy,” Border Crossings #80, November, pp. 69-70.
Si Si Penaloza, “Museum Circuit,” C Magazine #71, Fall, p. 9.
J.E. Cassano, “Museopathy: Reflecting on How We See,” Artspaper, Autumn, pp. 14-15.
Ontario Museum Association, “2001 Winners Announced,
“Museopathy,” Mix, 27: 2, Fall, pp. 8-9.
Letters to the Editor, Kingston Whig Standard, August 2, 8, 17.
Meera Sethi, “Richard Fung and Jamelie Hassan,” Fuse, 24: 2, July, p. 33.
Frieze 80 international exhibition listings,
Sarah Milroy, “Please Mess With the Museum,” Globe and Mail, July 28, p. R5.
Calendar (with photo of Fastwürms installing), Gazette, July 16.
Sharon Doyle Driedger, “Going Against the Flow,” Maclean’s, July 9, pp. 52-3.
Bob Steele, “Museopathy: Contemporary art meets historical museums,”
Adrian Liu, “Walking the Path of Muses,” Queen’s Journal, June 26, p. 9.
Sabrina Mehra, “Kingston’s heritage sites are where the art is,” Kingston Whig-Standard, June 22, p. 26.
Michele Casey, “Museopathy brings artists and museums together,” Kingston This Week, June 22, p. 8.
Jan Allen, “Agnes + Museums = Museopathy,” Ripples #7, Winter/Spring.
“Museopathy: A Site to See,” Queen’s University Gazette, 32: 11, June 18, p. 5.
Broadcast Media
Ontario Today, CBC, Erica Ridder, July 5.
CBC Arts Report, interview by Bob Steele, June 28.

Vital Signs
& Sentience: Performance Salon

Curated by DisplayCult and Colette Tougas

Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal
March 30–May 20, 2000

Artists: Vital Signs: Bosses, Kevin Ei-ichi deForest, Jean Dubois, Wendy Jacob, Natalie Jeremijenko, Naomi London, Sandra Rechico, Claire Savoie, Chrysanne Stathacos.

Sentience: Pierre Beaudoin, Diane Borsato, Kevin Ei-ichi deForest, Valerie Lamontagne, Naomi London, Chrysanne Stathacos.

Top 10 Exhibitions of the Year, Mirror.
Joan Borsa, “The Ephemeral Collection: Public Repositories or Sites of Creative Endeavour,” in Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display Culture and Interpretation, Anthony Kiendl, ed., Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery Editions.
Kevin Ei-ichi deForest and Claire Savoie in Aural Cultures, Jim Drobnick, ed., Toronto and Banff: YYZ Books and Walter Phillips Gallery Editions.
Jennifer Fisher, “Tactile Affects,” Tessera 32, Summer, pp. 17-28.
Sandra Rechico, “Distended” and “Shards II,” Tessera 32, Summer, pp. 77-9.
Debbie Hum, “Canadian, Contemporary and Très Cool,” Concordia University Magazine, September, pp. 16-19.
Olivier Asselin, “Une Critique de la vision pure,” Spirale #179, July/August, pp. 31-2.
Jennifer Carter and Colleen Ovenden, “Finding Sense in New Places: Vital Signs in Contemporary Art Practice,” Material Culture, Spring/Summer, pp. 69-75.
Jim Drobnick, Jennifer Fisher, Colette Tougas, “Vital Signs: Curatorial Statement,” Material Culture, Spring/Summer, pp. 75-76.
Reesa Greenberg, “Playing it Safe?: The Display of Transgressive Art in the Museum,” in Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art, Normal L. Kleeblatt, ed., New York and New Brunswick, NJ: The Jewish Museum and Rutgers University Press, pp. 85-95.
Annie Martin, “Arriving Here: Kevin Ei-ichi deForest’s Japanese Syntheses,” Mix 29: 3, Winter, pp. 36-39.
Diane Borsato, “Sleeping With Cake and Other Affairs of the Heart,” The Drama Review #169, Spring, pp. 59-67.
Sholem Krishtalka, “2000 Year in Review: Visual Arts: Top of the Arts,” Mirror, December 21-January 4, p. 78.
Marine van Hoof, “Signes de Vie: Vital Signs,” Vie des Arts #179, Summer, p. 71.
Alexandra Leikermoser, Upath, Web magazine.
Patchen Barss, “Art That’s Led by the Nose,” National Post, June 14, p. A17.
Patchen Barss, “Digesting the Part,” National Post, June 1, p. A16.
Pierre Beaudoin, “Dossier,” Esse, #40, Summer, p. 44.
Philip Fine, Times of London, Higher Education Supplement, May 12, p. 10.
Nicolas Mavrikakis, “Arts Visuels,” Voir, May 11-17.
Henry Lehman, The Gazette, April 29.
Angela Plohman, “Re-thinking Contemporary Aesthetic Spaces: Diana Thorneycroft and the Unacceptable Sublime,” M.A. thesis, Department of Art History, Concordia University.
Dayna McLeod, “Smell the Art: DisplayCult Puts the Senses in Perspective,” The Hour, April 27-May 4, p. 41.
“World’s Scents, Sights, Sounds at Conference,” Daily News, Halifax, April 26, p. 30.
“Conference to Study Overlooked Senses,” Daily Press, Timmins, April 26, p. 19.
“Concordia University Conference to Study Overlooked Senses of Smell, Taste, Touch,” Sault Star, April 25, p. A2.
Kate Swoger, “Making Sense of Our Senses,” The Gazette, April 25, pp. A1-2.
Bernard Lamarche, “Méga-colloque,” Le Devoir, April 20, p. B8.
Sholem Krishtalka, “Art for Humans,” Mirror, April 20-27, p. 39.
Bernard Lamarche, “L’exposition comme allégorie des sens,” Le Devoir, April 15/16, p. B12.
Debbie Hum, “Sensational conference coming up,” Concordia’s Thursday Report, April 13, pp. 1, 11.
Samantha Morris, “When I Get that Feelin’ I Want ... Sensual Healin’: Art Show Focuses on Other Sensory Perception,” The McGill Daily, April 10, p. 12.
James Lafferty, Stepsmagazine, “Sight’s Demystifiers,” April, p. 9.
Zoë Chan, “Getting Touchy-Feely,” The Link, v. 20, #29, April 4, p. 13.
Karen Reiner, “Exhibit Delves into our Five Senses,” Concordia ipress.
Bernard Lamarche, Le Devoir, January 22.
Broadcast Media
Breakaway, CBC Radio, April 26.
Daybreak, CBC Radio, April 25.
All in a Weekend, CBC Radio, April 22.
Art Talk, CBC Radio, April 15.
This Morning Live, CKMI, April 4.

The Servant Problem

Performative intervention by DisplayCult

In “Trespassers & Captives,” curated by Jamelie Hassan
Eldon House/Museums London, London
July 1–4, 1999
Jennifer Fisher, "Psychometry and the Affective Artifact," C Magazine 106: 10-19.
Joan Borsa, “The Ephemeral Collection: Public Repositories or Sites of Creative Endeavour,” in Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display Culture and Interpretation, Anthony Kiendl, ed., Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery Editions.
Helen Marzolf, “Better Than Meat! Mendel’s Re-thinking Exhibitions Puts New Spin on Artistic Meaning,” Planet S, May 13, p. 12.
Colleen Ovenden, “Trespassers & Captives,” Parachute #101, January, p. 140.
David Merritt, “Trespassers & Captives,” Fuse, 23:1, April, pp. 44-6.
Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher, “The Servant Problem,” in Trespassers & Captives, ed. Jamelie Hassan, London, ON: The London Regional Art and Historical Museums, pp. 49-61.
“Live on Location,” The London Free Press, July 4.

Room 208

Site-specific installation by DisplayCult

In collaboration with clairvoyant Dr. Marilyn Rossner
In “48 Hours/48 Rooms,” curated by Ingrid Bachmann, Montreal
May 7–9, 1999
Jennifer Fisher, "Psychometry and the Affective Artifact," C Magazine 106: 10-19.
Ingrid Bachmann, ed., 48 Hours/48 Rooms, CD-ROM.
Dayna McLeod, “Conversion Stories: A Silo/A Boarding House/A Foundry,” Mix, v26, n2, Fall, pp. 30-34.
Luigi Discenza, “48 Hours/48 Rooms,” Lola #5, Winter.
Mariette Bouillet, “48 heures/hours 48 chambres/rooms,” Inter #74, 43-45.


Curated by DisplayCult

Galerie Oboro, Montreal
May 7–9, 1998

Artists: Stéphanie Beaudoin, tarin chaplin, Colette, Kim Dawn and Christof Migone, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Rachel Echenberg, Natalie Grimard, Louise Liliefeldt, Chris Martin, David McFarlane, The Other Theatre, Kathryn Walter.

Best Group Exhibition, Galleries and Artist-Run Centres, Le Devoir.
Top 10 Exhibitions of the Year, Voir.
Bruce Barber, “Three Modes of Canadian Performance in the Nineties,” in Performance [Performance] and Performers, ed. Marc James Leger, Toronto: YYZ Books, 127-43.
Jennifer Fisher, “Out and About: The Performances of Dempsey & Millan,” in Difficult Women, Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, eds., Toronto: YYZ Books.
Christof Migone, sound voice perform, Los Angeles/Copenhagen: Errant Bodies.
Joan Borsa, “The Ephemeral Collection: Public Repositories or Sites of Creative Endeavour,” in Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display Culture and Interpretation, Anthony Kiendl, ed., Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery Editions.
“CounterPoses,” The Directory of Publications on Canadian Contemporary Art, Montreal: Artexte, 66-7.
Joanne Bristol, “CounterPoses,” Canadian Theatre Review, Summer, 114-5.
Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher, eds., CounterPoses, Montreal: DisplayCult and Oboro.
Colette: Maison de La Lumière, Munich: Galerie Carol Johnssen.
Bruce Barber, “Three Modes of Canadian Performance in the Nineties,” in Art Action 1958-1998, ed Richard Martel, Quebec: Inter, 296-313.
Francine Dagenais, “CounterPoses,”, December.
Johanne Lamoureux, “CounterPoses,” trans. Don McGrath, Performing Arts Journal #66, 22: 3, September.
Bernard Lamarche, “Chambres en ville,” Le Devoir, May 9, p. B9.
Jennifer Fisher, Jim Drobnick, “CounterPoses, a Curatorial Pose,” Etc. Montréal #45, March/April/May, pp. 17-22.
Annie Martin, “CounterPoses,” Women & Performance #21, vol. 11:1, #21, pp. 263-7.
Bernard Lamarche, “Remise de prix,” Le Devoir, December 31, p. D7.
Aaron Pollard, “CounterPoses: Re-Imagining Tableaux Vivants,” P-Form #46, Fall, pp. 24-6.
Marcus Miller, “Da Bomb: Direct Hits and Moving Targets,” Hour, December 23-January 6, p. 37.
Nicolas Mavrikakis, “Top 10 arts visuels,” Voir, December 23-January 6, p. 27.
Jack Stanley, “CounterPoses,” Lola, Winter, pp. 60-1.
Susanne de Lotbinière Harwood, “Rachel Echenberg: The Water Nymph Project,” L’Agenda des femmes 1999, Montréal: Les Éditions au Renne-ménage.
Stephen Horne, “CounterPoses,” Fuse, Fall, pp. 61-3.
Valérie Lamontagne, “A Day in the Life of the Carnivalesque: The Corporeal Aethetics of CounterPoses,” Mix, 24: 2, Fall, pp. 44-7.
Marine van Hoof, “CounterPoses,” Artpress #238, September, p. 77.
Johanne Lamoureux, “CounterPoses,” Parachute #92, Autumn, pp. 51-53.
Kim Dawn and Christof Migone, Honey, artists’ book/documentation.
Phillip Szporer, “Score!,” Hour, 6:25, June 25-July 1, p. 40.
Lorrie Blair, “Not Just Posers,” Hour, 6:20, May 21-27, p. 34-5.
Dorota Kozinska, “CounterPoses is a moving experience,” The Gazette, May 8, p. D8.
Bernard Lamarche, “CounterPoses,” Le Devoir, May 8, p. B14.
Christophe Bergeron, “La vie dans un tableau,” La Presse, May 7, p. D4.
Carl Wilson, “Supermodels do it ...,” Hour, 6:18, May 7-13, p. 22.
Joanne Latimer, “An old parlour game no more,” The Globe and Mail, May 4, p. D3.
Stéphane Aquin, “Corps politique,” Voir, April 30-May 6, p. 79.
Marie Fraser, “Letter from Montreal,” C Magazine #58, May-August, p. 41.
Broadcast Media
Le Calendrier de Cristina, CJNT, May 13.
Sex City, Christine Martin interviewed by Louise Bak, CIUT, May 12.
Global Tonight, CKMI, May 8.
Pulse Tonight, CFCF, May 7.
This Morning Live, CKMI, April 4.



Some Enchanted Evenings, 5th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition of Nuit Blanche, curated by Fern Bayer, Scotia Plaza, documentation from NIGHTSENSE artists Rebecca Belmore and Center for Tactical Magic, September 20 – October 4, Toronto.
Telegraphic Fortunes, original artwork included in the exhibition FAX, guest curated by Jenny Western, Plug-In Institute for Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, December 12, 2009 – February 21, 2010, collaboration (DisplayCult). FAX was originally curated by João Ribas and co-organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and iCI (Independent Curators International), New York. The exhibition circulated and artists were added at each venue. Traveling to Torrance Art Museum (California), Burnaby Art Gallery (B.C.), and Dowd Gallery (New York).
Residuals, curated by Dave Dyment, 15+, Calgary, group installation with performance relics from CounterPoses, Sentience, reminiSCENT, and L’espace de l’alphabet.

Doctorings, curated by Katja Kessin, VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, installation with video documentation of CounterPoses, group show.