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Art exhibition explores Canadian cities' chameleonic ability to fill in for world metropolises on film

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Canada Council for the Arts presents Impostor Cities at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition


Canada Council for the Arts presents Impostor Cities at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition
Canada Council for the Arts presents Impostor Cities at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition
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The Canada Council for the Arts presents Impostor Cities at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, from May 22 to November 21, 2021.
The exhibition is curated by David Theodore of McGill University and realized by Montréal architecture and design practice T B A / Thomas Balaban Architect. The official Canadian participation is commissioned and generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Venice Biennale Sneak Peek: Impostor Cities


Venice Biennale Sneak Peek: Impostor Cities
Venice Biennale Sneak Peek: Impostor Cities
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The 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale—postponed from 2020—is posting sneak peaks of its national pavilions, a highlight of the exhibition.
Canadian cities often appear in movies, but standing in for other places.
The official Canadian representation to the Biennale,
Impostor Cities, examines how Canadian cities stand in for other places in movies. It is curated by McGill professor David Theodore and Montreal-based T B A / Thomas Balaban Architect.
“You can almost say that in Canada, the measure of success of any piece of architecture is how badly movies want to make it look like the States,” says Douglas Coupland, who is interviewed as part of the two-minute video sneak peek.

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