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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.

7 Things We Want to See at Nuit Blanche Toronto

The 11th annual dusk-till-dawn event hits Toronto this Saturday. Here, our editors’ best bets.

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Performatorium: Blood, Sweat and Queers in Regina

Performatorium, an ambitious five-day festival of queer performance art in Regina, connects LQBTQ+ communities well beyond the Prairies.

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Does Global Curating Serve Local Interests?

When a small city has only one public gallery, does a global approach to curating elevate or alienate? Marie Leduc looks at the Nanaimo Art Gallery.

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Indigenous Artists Remix NFB Footage in Four Films

The NFB invited artists including Kent Monkman and Caroline Monnet to create films from its archival clips. The results are remarkable—and they’re online.

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Annie Pootoogook: 1969–2016

A tribute in English and Inuktitut to Annie Pootoogook—a hugely influential artist who forever changed the face of Inuit art.

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Vejas Kruszewski: Toronto Fashion Designer’s Avant-Garde Apocalypse

Two years ago, Vejas Kruszewski graduated from high school in Montreal and moved to Toronto. Now, he’s a $220K Louis Vuitton prize recipient.

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John Bentley Mays: 1941–2016

Former Canadian Art editor Sarah Milroy remembers influential author and critic John Bentley Mays.

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Sascha Braunig Makes Uncanny Art for an Artificial World

Born in BC and based in Maine, Sascha Braunig makes paintings that are often described as uncanny. But there is glamour, resistance and emotion here, too.

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Déja Viewed: Michael Snow on Looking Back, and Ahead

Toronto artist Michael Snow has had a six-decade career that’s about as influential as they come. Now, he discusses his past, present and future.

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Agnes Martin, Style Muse

Agnes Martin, poster child for spartan living, finds a following in the fashion world. But what does it mean to make a creative recluse into a style muse?

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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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When a Contemporary Ruin Becomes an Art Festival

From Expo 67 wannabe to civic relic—Ontario Place has seen it all. What does its new art festival, In/Future, mean to a critic with a history on the site?

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