CURRENT ISSUE | WINTER 2017: FUTURES
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Articles by David Balzer

There are 143 articles by David Balzer

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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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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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Julian Barnes: There’s No Right Response to a Painting

An interview with acclaimed Man Booker Prize–winning novelist and art critic Julian Barnes about the blockbuster show, Internet outrage and more.

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MashUp: A Bright Show with a Dark Heart

David Balzer reviews the Vancouver Art Gallery’s “MashUp,” making a case for the value of slow criticism in a culture that’s often all too quick to pick sides.

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Tour Song Dong’s Labyrinth of 100 Vintage Chinese Doors

Chinese artist Song Dong tours his current work at the AGO: an installation of 100 vintage wardrobe doors that recalls communal living spaces in Beijing.

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David Balzer’s Best of 2015: Full Nelson

Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts is the book of the year—a touchstone for 2015’s cultural shifts, and an unconventional celebration of art criticism.

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