Features

Photoconceptualism has defined decades of art in Vancouver, but this branding is reductive. A closer look reveals another, stronger current: cinema.

News
News in Brief: Accusations of Art Fraud, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s New Director, John Hartman Award Recipient

This week, furor over stylistic similarities mounted on social media, Erika DeFreitas was lauded and the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie hired a director.

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Reviews
“Vancouver Special” and the Issue with Local Surveys

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s new triennial raises several questions, especially: how is “local” defined in shows like these, and is it time to reconsider?

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Reviews
Sad Songs and Strange Birds

A dead flamingo stirs up strong emotions in an exhibition in Newfoundland at the Rooms.

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Must-Sees
Must-Sees This Week: February 16 to 22, 2017

A talk in Grimsby remembers the late Annie Pootoogook. It’s one of several events and exhibitions that navigate indigeneity and women’s personal histories.

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Features
A Surrealist Film, Written by Children

Merray Gerges interviews Joële Walinga, director of Cave Small Cave Big, a surrealist short film written and designed by two five-year-old girls.

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News
2017 Governor General’s Awards Winners Announced

The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the eight winners of this year’s awards, which include a $25,000 cash prize.

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Features
Video: In the Studio with Laurie Kang

Laurie Kang misuses materials and disrupts structures in her photography and sculpture. See more in this studio-visit video by Brittany Shepherd.

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Features
The Social-Mediafication of Museums

Corporate personhood is a fact of contemporary life—and its logic is increasingly seeping into our art institutions.

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Features
Kathy Acker Goes to Toronto

In 1979, the post-punk literary legend Kathy Acker visited Toronto. She found a spirited art scene, a publisher and, for a while at least, new love.

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Reviews
Halifax Report: Can an Art Gallery Be a Place for Mourning?

In Halifax, galleries have also become sanctuaries and gathering places, featuring exhibitions that deal with grief and commemoration.

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Reviews
Canadian Artists Take on Cancer

Can art offer a new way of understanding the experience of illnesses like cancer? A group of health researchers and artists in Edmonton think so.

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Reviews
In “Yonder,” Migrant Flight Speaks to Land

“Yonder,” at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, sees diasporic Canadian artists consider the landscape as a space for loss, identity and flight.

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