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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.

Eddie and Me

Thinking about the conception, financing, and journey of the King Edward VII statue as a way to understand the ravages of colonialism.

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Living with Crisis

Art, anxiety and vulnerability in the age of late capitalism.

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A North Vancouver Institution Enters a New Era

Presentation House Gallery did strong work for decades despite a substandard space. Now, the gallery enters its second chapter with a new building and name.

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The Diaspora That Never Happened

Searching for portraiture in the archives of the Komagata Maru.

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A Soldier Turned Photographer Remembers War

Philip Cheung joined the military at 16, and soon embarked on a NATO mission. He knew he had begun a career—but he didn’t realize it was as a photographer.

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Spectres of René Payant

Remembering an influential Quebec critic and art historian—who died of AIDS-related causes in 1987—through the marginalia he left in his books.

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The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

Prospect.4 New Orleans gathers work by 73 artists (including some Canadians) to examine history and art, race and colonialism.

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A Surrealist in the Gaspésie

In 1944, while Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, André Breton retreated to the Gaspé Peninsula. There, he wrote his landmark Arcanum 17.

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Picturing Black Masculinity

A compelling photo-based exhibition in Toronto gathers works that tackle representation and Black masculinity.

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Remembering Teto Elsiddique

Friends and colleagues remember a talented artist who died suddenly this fall, just as his work was garnering increasing acclaim.

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Set and Match

Simon Grenier-Poirier and Dorian Nuskind-Oder’s Speed Glue turns table tennis into performance art.

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Deuxième Déportation

Five decades after Kouchibouguac, Acadian artists bring attention to an ongoing story of expropriation ignored by most of Canada.

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