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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.

Taras Polataiko: Reflecting or Endorsing War?

Ahead of Taras Polataiko’s new exhibition in Calgary, Jeffrey Spalding considers the depictions of soldiers and questions their implicit endorsement.

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Editor’s Edit: Dissing Da Vinci, Rep by Pop in London, Documentary Drama

Richard Rhodes selects highlights from the last week on the web, pulling quotes that stuck from our recent articles, reviews and interviews.

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Jon Sasaki Building Airplane During Glenfiddich Residency

Jon Sasaki plans to build a plane—the Popular Mechanics Woodhopper—this summer during his time in the Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence Program in Scotland.

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Jay Isaac Paints Through Problems

Toronto artist Jay Isaac speaks about his unusual approach to painting and argues that the medium is still marginalized within Canada.

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Forgers, Provocateurs and Narcissists: RAFF Documentaries Keep the Art World in Check

As RAFF approaches, the films’ themes—the egotistical impulses of forgers and the responsibility of cartoonists—raise crucial questions for the art world.

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Editor’s Edit: Painters in Time, Coupland’s Uncare, New York Minutes

Our editor selects highlights from the last week on the web, pulling quotes that stuck from our recent articles, reviews and interviews.

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Canada House Reopening Foregrounds Art

Ingrid Percy reports from the reopening of Canada House, where Canadian culture and identity are defined through furnishings by artists and craftspeople.

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The Power Plant Revisits Documentary Forms

The current exhibition at the Power Plant reinvestigates the documentary form, parsing tensions between representation, authenticity and political agency.

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BGL at the Venice Biennale: Depanneurs and Gondolas

Ahead of their debut at the Venice Biennale, Quebec City art pranksters BGL lead Isa Tousignant on a tour through their kitsch-fuelled practice.

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Emily Carr: Dulwich Celebrates a Pioneer

Though Emily Carr is known for depicting the West Coast, her recent show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery reveals her universal appeal, writes Robin Laurence.

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Canada’s Biennale: Montreal’s Star-Making Machine

The Biennale de Montréal is a newly revamped star-making machine with international ambitions, and Nancy Tousley weighs in on the latest edition.

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Canadian Highlights at New York’s Art Fairs

Bill Clarke reports from the recent flurry of art fairs in New York, where the CanCon was strong.

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