CURRENT ISSUE | SPRING 2016
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Features

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.

In the Studio with Matthew Schofield

Can painting from vintage photographs bring a sense of touch and physicality to the process of art-making? Matthew Schofield thinks so.

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Enter the Void: How to Graduate from Art School

Art school promises much—but it leaves many graduates facing mounting debt, slim chances of career success and a limping job market. What to do?

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Scott Conarroe’s Top Tabs

Photographer Scott Conarroe shares a few favourite links: a Swiss outsider artist’s online grotto, a Google Earth of the Roman Empire, and a glacier atlas.

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Is There an Indigenous Way to Write about Indigenous Art?

Some say non-Indigenous ideas shouldn’t be used in writings about Indigenous art. But Richard Hill says we need all available tools—and courage to use them.

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What’s the Value of First-Person Criticism?

Caoimhe Morgan-Feir and Leah Sandals debate the merits and limits of first-person criticism in art.

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The Uncanny Art of Brandon Vickerd

Brandon Vickerd’s sculpture often uses taxidermy to emphasize interconnections rather than dichotomies, writes Pearl Van Geest.

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8 Questions about Art, Motherhood and the Anthropocene

There’s discourse about art and motherhood, art and the Anthropocene, motherhood and climate change. In Edmonton this week, these topics finally intersect.

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7 Must-See Projects at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

Our top choices for the Toronto-wide, month-long photo fest.

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We Need to Talk: Sexual Harassment in the Art World

Eleven women—including artists, curators, critics and gallerists—speak about sexual bias, harassment and assault in Canada’s art scene.

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Julian Barnes: There’s No Right Response to a Painting

An interview with acclaimed Man Booker Prize–winning novelist and art critic Julian Barnes about the blockbuster show, Internet outrage and more.

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Inside Marvin Luvualu Antonio’s Lab-Like Studio

Toronto artist Marvin Luvualu Antonio shows us around his studio, which often functions as an incubator for the ideas behind his multimedia installations.

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When a Private Trans Archive Becomes Public Art

The Casa Susanna photographs once belonged only to a small, private community. Now, they are public art. What are the ethical consequences?

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