Connecting with Cardiff and Bures Miller
Tuesday March 12th, 2013
As the only two Canadian artists to win La Biennale di Venezia Award (in 2001), Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller enjoy an unparalleled notoriety in Canada, the UK, the USA and Brazil. Their work, often audio-based installations and walking pieces, are the product of a marriage that has lasted for 30 years and began in hallways of the University of Alberta’s Masters in Visual Art program. In addition to La Biennale, they have exhibited work at Documenta 13, the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Alberta, and represented Canada in both the São Paulo Biennial in 1998 and the 6th Istanbul Biennial in 1999.
Having recently seen Cardiff and Bures Miller’s installation in Brazil’s Inhotim, the Vancouver Biennale’s Barrie Mowatt recent travelled with Brazilian curator Marcello Dantas to connect with the two artists in their North Okanagan studio. There, Mowatt and Dantas discussed areas of possible collaboration for the 2013-2015 Vancouver Biennale and beyond.
For more about Cardiff and Bures Miller, check out their website or John Wray’s fantastic profile on them in the New York Times.