Artsy Saskatoon Named in New York Times' 52 Places to Visit
by Home Inn & Suites - Saskatoon South
posted: March 15, 2017
The New York Times has released their list of "52 Places to Visit in 2018" - a highly regarded international ranking of cities, regions and countries that travellers should explore over the coming year.
And the great news? Saskatoon is number 18 on the list!
Saskatoon is the only Canadian destination listed on the comprehensive compilation, which ranks New Orleans as number one, and exotic locations such as the Caribbean and Patagonia as other must-see destinations.
The New York Times highlighted the Remai Modern as "a centerpiece of Saskatoon's redeveloping riverfront".
The Remai Modern offers a unique perspective on art and culture in the 21st century, with an eye on the future.
It is currently the only Canadian stop of Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World exhibition. The first North American retrospective of the American artist's work is on display in the museum's Marquee and Feature galleries until August 12.
In an effort to include multiple voices and perspectives, the program for At the Center of the World includes a conversation about Durham's writing, a lecture series and a film series.
A political organizer for the American Indian Movement during the 1970s, Durham was an active participant in New York City's downtown artistic community in the 1980s. In 1987, Durham moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico and then to Europe in 1994, where he has lived ever since.
Predominantly a sculptor, Durham frequently combines everyday objects and natural materials and incorporates text to expose Western-centric views and prejudices hidden in language, objects and institutions, or to speak directly to the viewer with his characteristic mix of humour and candour.
Just 10 minutes from the downtown Saskatoon, the Home Inn & Suites – Saskatoon South is the ideal place for an art-driven getaway to the Paris of the Prairies. Take a dip in the indoor pool, swoop down the waterslide for a bit of fun, or simply sink into our hot tub for a relaxing soak.