Reviews

The famed American painter could create a world just as well as she could capture one. A new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario shows how.

Features
11 Projects to See at the Contact Photography Festival

Found photos, urban bouquets, decolonial interventions and much more—here’s what to catch at Toronto’s month-long, city-wide event.

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Must-Sees
Must-Sees This Week: April 27 to May 3, 2017

The first Canadian solo show for internationally known, Toronto-born artist Petra Collins debuts this week—and it’s all about family near and far.

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Features
Video: In the Studio with Kent Monkman

“I wanted to address history painting directly with these narratives—these missing narratives—from art history that speak about Indigenous experience.”

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Features
On Becoming My Mother

Vivek Shraya reflects on her photo essay Trisha one year after its release, and on how collaboration can be crucial to “individual” artmaking.

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Features
Songs from Rockwood Asylum

A musician’s investigation into case files of female inmates at Canada’s first asylum for the criminally insane reveals biases in the archive.

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News
Canadian Art Nominated for Two Digital Publishing Awards

Columns by Richard William Hill about Indigenous art receive one nomination; the other is for general excellence in digital publishing.

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Features
Making Space in Indigenous Art for Bull Dykes and Gender Weirdos

It’s about time for the Indigenous art canon to create a space for gender-variant and sexually diverse voices. They’ve been mostly excluded for decades.

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Features
Hotboxing the White Cube: The Rise of Cannabis Culture in High Art

Pot is more visible than ever in North American pop culture. And it’s reaching into contemporary art, too.

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News
Canadian Art Nominated for 2017 National Magazine Award

An article on Kathy Acker’s time in Toronto has been nominated in the Feature Writing category of this year’s National Magazine Awards.

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Features
How Radical Can a Film Festival Be?

On the 30th anniversary of Images, Toronto’s first experimental film festival, its director wonders if identity and formalism must be mutually exclusive.

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News
25 Artists Longlisted for $50K Sobey Art Award

These 25 longlisted artists—five for each of five regions—are vying are for the top prize worth $50,000. Each of four other finalists will receive $10,000.

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Features
Howie Tsui’s Subversive, Epic New Work

In a sprawling video projection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Howie Tsui explores the martial-arts genre that shaped him—and the city in which he was born.

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