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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.

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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Little but Luxe: 5 Remarkable Boxwood Carvings

An AGO show highlights incredibly detailed boxwood carvings made all the more fascinating by their illustrious owners, from Henry VIII to Baron Rothschild.

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The Future of NSCAD University

The Halifax institution faces financial turmoil, rising tuition fees and controversial restructuring—a situation echoed in art schools across North America.

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6 New Montreal Art Spaces to Watch

Montreal has a long history of DIY spaces, but a new generation places an increasing emphasis on international networking.

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Julien Ceccaldi: Foolish Romantic

Montreal-born Julien Ceccaldi is based in LA and has been on the cover of Artforum, but his comics are still deeply queer, and committed to pathos.

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Famous for Six Seconds

Vine’s closure prompts a query: why are its short video loops, created predominantly by adolescents of colour, deemed dispensable and outside of the canon?

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On Board Culture and Rule Breaking

An exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery looks at Indigenous relationships with the land that come through snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing.

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Video: In the Studio with Tau Lewis

Self-taught Toronto sculptor Tau Lewis talks about her representations of black identity, which redress the dissociation between black bodies and nature.

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RBC Painting Competition Winner Brian Hunter Talks Process

Early on, Brian Hunter pushed beyond the traditional boundaries of painting. But his shift to exploring possibilities within tradition made him a winner.

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#WelcomeToBlackhurst: Curating a Black History of Toronto

“Welcome to Blackhurst” is a unique group exhibition that pays tribute to the life of Toronto’s black diaspora. Find out more in this curator interview.

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Art Can Be Activism

Anyone who thinks that art can’t affect politics—or that activist art can’t win widespread recognition—should learn about Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

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Can You Really Marie-Kondo an Art Practice?

Shrinking studio space in Toronto other cities is forcing more artists to downsize and declutter. But what are the costs of letting old art go?

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