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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.

What to See at the Biennale de Montréal

The just-opened Biennale de Montréal dynamically connects Canadian and international practices. Here are eight things we’d like to see there.

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Artists Respond to Cleveland Team’s Racist Logo [Updated]

People are not mascots. So why won’t sports teams retire offensive logos? Artists resist the misappropriation of Indigenous identity with their own imagery.

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Conversation: Wolfgang Tillmans Considers Three of His Own Photographs

German artist Wolfgang Tillmans has radically redefined the production of photographs. Here, Tillmans and writer Tom McDonough consider three such images.

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Marie-Michelle Deschamps: The Art of the Untranslatable

This Montrealer’s unique brand of abstraction—on view now in Paris—responds to our excess of images by gesturing at the intimacy of private communication.

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Not an Outsider Artist: An Appreciation of Judith Scott

Luanne Martineau considers the deeply influential work of Judith Scott, and rejects the insider/outsider binary that often pigeonholes Scott’s career.

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Parviz Tanavoli: The Leading Iranian Artist Who Calls Vancouver Home

After 27 years in Canada, a public-art breakthrough: Tanavoli’s sculptures are finally installed for all to see. Here, some lessons from a life in art.

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Sojourner Truth Parsons: Art Practice as Family

Since moving to LA from Toronto last year, this young artist’s profile has skyrocketed. But Parsons hopes that wider success will wait until she reaches old age.

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Daphne Odjig: 1919–2016

Bonnie Devine offers a tribute to Daphne Odjig, a risk-taking artist, a mentor within the Indigenous art community and a devoted activist and organizer.

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Scream into my Sculptures, Please: Babak Golkar and the Art of Frustration

From scream pots to must-wait-100-years time capsules to lost-in-Walmart sculptures—on view during London’s Frieze Week—Vancouverite Babak Golkar surprises.

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Third Space: On Creating a Gallery Without Walls

After a crisis that left it without a space, a Saint John artist-run centre deepened its connection to community—a move that will be lasting.

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Offensive Artwork Titles in Canadian Museums: What’s in a Name?

Museums across Canada are grappling with racist, colonialist terminology in their titles—but how are curators correcting this without rewriting history?

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Brent Wadden: A Painter Who Weaves

This Glace Bay–born artist made an international breakthrough while living in Berlin. Now, his weavings-cum-paintings show at Frieze London and Art Basel.

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