For more than twenty years now, Ciel variable magazine has been a reference in the recognition of contemporary photography and new media art in Canada. The magazine characterizes itself by the presentation of large portfolios and their analyses and contextualization in relation to current issues, as well as its high printing standard. In Ciel variable you will find original essays and exclusive points of view by established art writers, alongside a wide coverage of the contemporary art scene (exhibitions, events and publications). In addition, Ciel variable promotes the relevance of recent art productions from Quebec and Canada in relation to the most significant productions on the international scene.
Contemporary photographic practices bridge visual arts, new medias and social uses of photography. As barriers between artistic mediums are taken down one by one, this hybridity specific to photography places it at the core of contemporary culture. The mandate and content of Ciel variable aim at reflecting this diversity. To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Ciel variable has been completely redesigned. With more pages, the magazine now offers the integral translation of its feature articles and is organized into four main sections: Portfolios, where artworks and essays converge around a theme; Focus, where you will find analysis of broader issues; Current, where we report on recent exhibitions, events and publications; and Voices, where we publish exclusive interviews with members of the art community.
The only bilingual publication about photography and new medias in Canada, Ciel variable is a must-have for anyone interested in the evolution of the contemporary art scene.