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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.

Art & Tech Takeaways from Banff’s Convergence Summit

Bryne McLaughlin reports on recent debates between art-and-tech leaders in Banff. The ultimate lesson: being human still matters.

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4 Questions for Sobey Winner Nadia Myre

Respected Anishinaabe artist Nadia Myre discusses hurt, healing and artmaking as relates to her latest projects on Montreal’s Plateau and Senegal’s coast.

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When Private Goes Public: Miami Collections Raise Ethical Questions

Art Basel Miami is a showy display of wealth, David Balzer writes. Local private/public museums also prompt questions about privilege, curating and class.

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After the Fall: Christos Dikeakos & The Okanagan

Bridging imagery from the Garden of Eden to Robert Smithson’s Glue Pour, Dikeakos’s Nature Morte frames the apple as symbol and stock. By Robin Laurence.

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Synaesthetics: Aleesa Cohene Fuses the Senses

Aleesa Cohene creates synesthetic experiences that turn appropriations of film and TV clips into transfixing installations, writes Gabrielle Moser.

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Bridget Moser & The Art of Self-Improvement

Canadian performance artist Bridget Moser provides a counterpoint to facile, Alain de Botton–style approaches to art as therapy, Daniella E. Sanader writes.

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Locked Up: Geoffrey James at the Kingston Penitentiary

The Kingston Penitentiary closed in 2013 after some 180 years as one of Canada’s most notorious prisons. Photographer Geoffrey James provides a portal into prison culture with his complex, deeply…

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Miami Slideshow: Hot Art from the North & Beyond

When Canadian Shaan Syed’s art was held at US customs, he held an impromptu performance at a Miami art fair. View more Miami musts in this slideshow.

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5 Questions for Canadian Turner Prize Nominee Ciara Phillips

In this interview, Ottawa-born, Glasgow-based Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips talks collaboration, printmaking, social change and Canadian influences.

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8 Stories to Watch at Canada’s Fall Auctions

Canada’s fall art auctions kick into high gear on November 24. Here are eight things to keep tabs on as the hammer falls.

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7 Great Fall Art Reads

As weather gets colder and nights grow shorter, it’s ever more tempting to stay in and curl up with a good book. Here are some recent releases we recommend.

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Notes on the Art of Writing—and Rewriting

Recently, artists gathered in a Montreal gallery to make a famously bleak book “a little bit happier”—now, Jacob Wren and Saelan Twerdy chat about the edit.

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