CURRENT ISSUE | WINTER 2015
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Everybody reads a given exhibition differently, and half the enjoyment in art comes from exploring those different points of view. Here, Canada's leading and emerging art writers respond to must-discuss exhibitions taking place across the country and overseas.

Andrea Robbins and Max Becher Document Overlaps Between Church and State

Photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher depict overlaps between religion and state, but resist a documentary approach and look to a broader landscape.

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Scott Rogers Brings Sports Into the Gallery at YYZ

Scott Rogers’s newest video project at YYZ Artists’ Outlet offers an adrenaline-raising, occasionally gruesome look into the world of backcountry skiing.

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Silke Otto-Knapp Joins Basquiat at AGO Painting Summit

At the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, two divergent yet complimentary exhibitions offer a sense of painting’s breadth.

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Cliff Eyland Returns to the Library in Halifax Project

In a new commission at the Halifax Central Library, Cliff Eyland employs his signature painting format to highlight the institution’s changing role.

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Sophie Calle Show Dissects the Senses

In her new exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Sophie Calle tests the limits of the sensory.

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Brendan Fernandes Balances Politics and Optimism

In his show “They,” Brendan Fernandes struck a difficult balance: work that maintained a political bent, but also displayed a sense of optimism and humour.

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Gesture Dominates in Valérie Blass’s “My Life”

In her new exhibition at Vancouver’s Artspeak, Valerie Blass confounds visitors with her clever and unexpected sculpture.

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Forgetting Foregrounded at Gallery 44

In “The Disappeared,” Tatiana Grigorenko and Zoë Heyn-Jones parse the vagaries of memory through photography.

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Video: The Thinking Glamour of RIC’s “Burn With Desire”

“Burn with Desire” masterfully underscores the construction of glamour in photography, says Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, but it cannot fully account for its appeal.

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Kristiina Lahde’s Geometric Mind

Kristiina Lahde continues to toy with conceptual and mathematical systems, but her work feels strongest when its precision falters, writes Amy Luo.

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Signs of Self-Reflection

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the UTAC takes a surprisingly self-reflexive approach to a collection exhibition.

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Charles Stankievech and the Art of Surveillance

In his newest exhibition, Charles Stankievech continues his encyclopedic approach to military architecture, technologies and intelligence.

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