CURRENT ISSUE | FALL 2017: THE IDEA OF HISTORY
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Articles by David Balzer

There are 147 articles by David Balzer

Features
Against the Souvenir: Thinking Through Canada 150

In this modified transcript of a talk given earlier this year, David Balzer considers settler-colonial kitsch and celebration, and how they can be undone.

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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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The Carbon Footprint of Art

Are the creative industries the world’s most hypocritical polluters?

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Reviews
Art in 2016: Insides and Outs

In a year characterized by division and discord, culture had a choice—to retreat, or to explore startling forms of subjectivity and intimacy.

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Features
What Now: A Reconsideration of Futures

Our Winter 2017 issue is themed on “Futures.” How is our relationship with futurity changing? The short answer: we are living what’s next, now.

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Brent Wadden: A Painter Who Weaves

This Glace Bay–born artist made an international breakthrough while living in Berlin. Now, his weavings-cum-paintings show at Frieze London and Art Basel.

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Features
On the Politics of Staying in Canada

Many artists leave Canada to develop their practices. Our new Fall issue, out today, is all about them. But what are the politics of leaving—and staying?

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David Balzer’s Top Pick at Canadian Art’s Gala Auction

Shannon Bool’s multiple, fraught ideas of beauty make her artwork Iman’s a top pick for editor-in-chief David Balzer at Canadian Art’s upcoming auction.

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Theaster Gates Builds a House Museum

Chicago artist and urban planner Theaster Gates reflects on his remarkable new exhibition about the politics of remembering at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Resist Pinkwashing: A Pride Guide

Pride hits Canada’s biggest city this weekend. Here, a survey of art projects that are keeping Pride political, in Toronto and elsewhere.

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