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Our features go in-depth on vital artists, exhibitions and movements shaping Canada’s cultural scene. Want to understand the deep background on what you see at the galleries? This is the place to start reading.

Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona Discuss Their Collaboration

Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona have struck up a collaborative process of swapping and adding to each other’s drawings—with surprising outcomes.

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Taryn Simon: A Primer

Taryn Simon is as much a secret agent as she is an artist—get to know her work with our primer before seeing her talk for the Canadian Art Foundation.

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The Wrong Biennial: Digital Art Gets Real

The Wrong, a new digital-art biennial, has been quietly making waves within the scene, putting forth challenges to a still-hesitant art establishment.

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Supercommunity in Saskatoon, Light on the “Community”

The Remai Modern brought together an international group of presenters for the two-day Supercommunity Live conference, but the results were mixed.

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Video: Meet the First RBC Canadian Painting Competition Winner

The 17th winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition will be announced later this week—in anticipation, we caught up with the first, Jennifer Walton.

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Calgary Artists Light Up the Northern Night

Calgary-based artists Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett brought their light-installation project to Dawson City with ethereal results.

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Nadia Myre Fuses the Personal and the Political

Emily Falvey looks at the work of 2014 Sobey Art Award winner Nadia Myre, and her interest in the material extremes of sculpture and performance.

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TL;DR: No One Reads Art Reviews Anymore

The traditional exhibition review is not popular online—Google Analytics tell us so. What does this mean for the future of art criticism?

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Brief Jubilation: An Artist Reflects on the 2015 Turkish Elections

Vancouver artist Erdem Taşdelen travelled to Toronto twice this year to cast his vote in the Turkish elections. Here, in an urgent essay, he explains why.

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Meryl McMaster’s Next Chapter

Meryl McMaster talks with Benjamin Hunter about her latest body of work, her artist residency in Detroit and where her work will take her next.

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How Joshua Schwebel Paid Interns with His Berlin Residency

Artist Joshua Schwebel explains how he used his residency at the prestigious Quebec Studio in Berlin to pay the interns at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

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What Berlin Can Teach Us

If Canadians want to build urban artistic hotspots they should look to Berlin’s flexible city planning and use of existing spaces, argues Alex Bowron.

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