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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.

A Twist on the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Rookie magazine contributors Tova Benjamin and Kendra Yee work with personal correspondence to collaborate on a Toronto exhibition.

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Coming Soon: A Site-Specific Response to Canada 150

A preview of LandMarks2017/Repères2017, which will install 10 artworks in Canada’s national parks on the occasion of the country’s sesquicentennial.

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Structures: On Legacy, History and Influence

In light of the passing of former editor of artscanada Barry Lord, Bryne McLaughlin considers the publication’s history, and the theme of our Spring issue.

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Shirin Neshat on Exile and Feminism

In a recent Canadian talk, the exiled Iranian artist Shirin Neshat took on Trump, feminism, the art world’s shortcomings and more.

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What Canada’s Art World Could Learn from the Whitney Biennial

Could Canada ever produce an exhibition like the Whitney Biennial? A look at this year’s edition generates envy—and five strategies worth taking north.

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10 Artists Who Disrupt the Status Quo

From our Spring 2017 issue, themed on “Structures”—ten Canadian artists who question, challenge and subvert expected or established frameworks

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When Menstruation Meets Decoration

What if house paint was mixed to match menstrual blood? What if a period stain was stitched in red beads? One artist has answered these questions—and more.

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On Being Unlikeable

What characterizes the next wave of trans literature? Characters who are given the opportunity to be angry, to be selfish and to make mistakes.

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A Road Trip with Christopher Pratt

Curator Mireille Eagan travels with the Newfoundland painter to the sites his work depicts, revealing the deeply autobiographical elements within his art.

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In the Studio with geetha thurairajah

“I’m interested in understanding why I’m painting in 2017,” says Toronto artist geetha thurairajah. See some of her process in this studio-visit video.

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8 Texts on Indigenous Art That Put Things in Perspective

Richard William Hill rounds up must-read essays, books and critiques that shape how Indigenous art discourses have developed—and how they continue today.

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Outside the Box: Breaking the Colonial Gaze with Virtual Reality

Montreal-based artist Olivia Mc Gilchrist uses virtual reality to reveal some of the masks we wear every day.

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