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.
A meal tray from the Queen West Mental Health Centre, an electroshock sales brochure, a petition against adding PMS to the DSM—all tell potent stories.
Despite claims to radically different curating approaches in Indigenous art, the usual canon-building method is common—especially at big museums.
Shannon Bool’s multiple, fraught ideas of beauty make her artwork Iman’s a top pick for editor-in-chief David Balzer at Canadian Art’s upcoming auction.
How do you value time or action? What constitutes work? These are some of the questions that Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens parse in their art.
Contemporary art expert Jessica Bradley is entranced by a Liz Magor work that offers “a real sculpture, a real cigarette, an unreal pairing.”
UK street artist Phlegm spent a month transforming a 12-storey building in Toronto with a black-and-white mural that uses images of the city’s architecture.