CURRENT ISSUE | SUMMER 2017: KINSHIP
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Articles by Merray Gerges

There are 14 articles by Merray Gerges

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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Shirin Neshat on Exile and Feminism

In a recent Canadian talk, the exiled Iranian artist Shirin Neshat took on Trump, feminism, the art world’s shortcomings and more.

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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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Xenofeminism and New Tactics for the Left

An open-ended, multi-voiced, online manifesto repositions feminism, technology and the political left.

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Isaac Julien: On Political Expediency

UK artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien is in Toronto to revive two older works at the ROM—ones that feel uncannily relevant to current politics. Merray Gerges interviews.

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Art in 2016: A View from Toronto

This year, art in Toronto has been defined by links—both failed and successful—between online and IRL exhibitions, and between politics and culture.

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Reviews
The Aesthetics of Senselessness

After the US election, what does contemporary art look like? A contemplation at La Biennale de Montreal, the day of Trump’s victory.

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Features
Duane Linklater Imagines Indigenous Futures

Artist Duane Linklater includes work by his grandmother, Ethel, and son, Tobias, in a Toronto show that spans generations and geographies.

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Features
Why the White Cube Can Never Be a Nightclub

Many museums and galleries have been holding nightclub-style events in an attempt to win new audiences. This transformation is tough, Merray Gerges writes.

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Notes Towards an In(con)clusive Identity Politics

How can you ever be yourself in the art world when your self is a neocolonial commodity?

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