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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.

Claudia Rankine in Banff: On White Supremacy, Art and America

“Things are about to get bad in ways that we will and will not see,” said the award-winning poet during a July lecture. And she was right.

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In the Japanese anime Attack on Titan, a disconcerting spectacle of death questions the very nature of the visual medium.

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My Work for Maud Lewis

The self-taught artist is the subject of a Hollywood biopic, but my memories of priming her Masonite boards and mailing her tubes of paint are more modest.

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A Night in Nunatsiavut

On October 8, 2016, generations of Inuit came together to shine a light on a region that has been artistically ignored.

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Video: In the Studio with Deanna Bowen

Toronto artist and Guggenheim fellow Deanna Bowen takes us into her studio—sharing family photographs, archival research and a pair of meticulously recreated KKK robes

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Keep It in the Ground!

Onaman Collective is on the forefront of pipeline resistance, providing images to water protectors across Turtle Island.

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Bringing Skatepark to Still Life

Vancouver artist Andrew Dadson paints landscape in a way that highlights how it will keep changing—with or without him.

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Forms of Freedom

Tanya Lukin Linklater’s recent performance honoured an Indigenous prima ballerina, using movement to empower feminine bodies across generations.

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Meryl McMaster’s Next Chapter

Meryl McMaster talks with Benjamin Hunter about her latest body of work, her artist residency in Detroit and where her work will take her next.

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What Losing 401 Richmond Could Mean

New tax calculations put the Toronto art haven under threat, and the implications are far-reaching.

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Ben Portis: 1960–2017

Friends and colleagues remember the Canadian curator and critic, who died in a road accident last week.

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The Hard Truth about Reconciliation

We’ve been talking about reconciliation for decades. What took the arts so long to catch up, and why are we still so far behind?

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