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Visual Art: April 2012 Archives

Judging Books by their Covers

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Remember the old saying, "You can't judge a book by its cover"? 

Conventional thinking was that it's the ideas inside that matter, not the packaging. 

That adage seemed to make sense, but it's little less certain now. As e-books become more and more popular, the very existence of the book as a physical objects is being brought into question. 

The SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art in Montreal is holding an exhibition called Judging books by their Covers

Considering that things may be very different for future generations, the exhibition looks at the role books have taken on our lives. 

Listen to Jeanette's interview with curator Peter White. 
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(Photo credit: Tanya Birkbeck)

École de la montagne rouge

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Posters, t-shirts, even those giant masks you see in the protest marches are produced at their studio. 

Shane Tupper is a member of the École de la montagne rouge. Listen to his interview with Jeanette:

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