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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.

James Nizam: Aperture for Destruction

Vancouver photo-based artist James Nizam sculpts light into form—often by puncturing, cutting or otherwise modifying abandoned houses.

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Joan Jonas: A US Legend Raises Cape Breton’s Ghosts

Jonas’s 2015 Venice showing was a triumph—with Cape Breton’s lore and land at its core. Jonas tells us more at its North American premiere in Montreal.

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10 Indigenous Artworks that Changed How We Imagine Ourselves

Richard William Hill continues his explorations of 1980s and 1990s Indigenous art to outline 10 works that changed how we “imagine our place in the world.”

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Moyra Davey Discusses Her Mother Reader, 15 Years On

Acclaimed Canadian artist Moyra Davey published her perennially relevant Mother Reader in 2001. Now, she reveals how motherhood continues to affect her art.

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Paper Hearts: In the Studio with Lizz Aston

Canadian artist Lizz Aston makes remarkable, often sculptural, works out of delicate materials—namely, papers, dyes and doilies. See how in this video.

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Prince: An Artist and Fan Pays Tribute

“I appreciated his weirdness, the willful disregard of genres as discrete realms of practice, the androgyny.” Artist Raymond Boisjoly remembers Prince.

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Picks from the Papier16 Preview

Rosie Prata selects her top picks from Montreal’s Papier, an art fair devoted to works on paper.

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Drawn Criticism: An Art Review in Pictures

Canadian artist and critic Sholem Krishtalka reviews a visceral Berlin art exhibition in 17 hand-drawn panels.

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Pulp Frictions: 5 Artists’ Takes on the Forestry Industry

In BC, as in many other regions of Canada, forestry acts as creator of livelihoods and destroyer of landscape. Artists help nuance this relationship.

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Art as Child’s Play: Recent Projects with Kids in Vancouver

We live in an adult-centric world, not to mention an adult-centric artworld. So it’s worth reflecting on what it means to produce art with children.

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5 Editors’ Picks for the Images Festival

North America’s largest festival for experimental and independent film has a lot to offer, including one of the best works of last year’s Venice Biennale.

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Inside Naomi Yasui’s Ceramics Studio

Toronto-based artist Naomi Yasui shows us inside her studio, and relays her most-valued piece advice: that you can’t be afraid of making bad work.

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