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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.

Ydessa Hendeles: Dystopia, Trump and Twitter

In Toronto, Ydessa Hendeles uses pigs as a motif to explore the dehumanization and dystopia that seem to be gaining ground under Trump.

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The Aesthetics of Senselessness

After the US election, what does contemporary art look like? A contemplation at La Biennale de Montreal, the day of Trump’s victory.

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A Different Way for Teenage Girls to Go Wild

When I found out my baby was going to be female, I was terrified. But an artwork made with teenage girls reminded me how stereotypes fuel this fear.

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On Inventing Women Artists in a Post-Truth Era

I want Sophie La Rosière to be real. Her biography and art seem real enough. And inventing a woman artist could, in some lights, constitute a feminist act.

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9 Highlights from the First iNuit Blanche

iNuit Blanche—the first all-circumpolar, all-night art festival—achieved playful accessibility without shying away from the realities of many Inuit artists.

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Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen: I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer

Emily Carr is linked to the work of a young European Surrealist in a thoughtfully conceived and elegantly executed exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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Rebecca Belmore at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche: From the Audience

Do events like Nuit Blanche encourage art audiences to disassociate from the art? And what if this occurs in response to a politically sensitive work?

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What Does Art Do? Canadian Artists Make a Mark in Gwangju

Duane Linklater, Nadia Belerique, Hajra Waheed and Mohammad Salemy are among the Canadians inquiring into the state of art, and the world, in Gwangju.

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Seriously Funny: Chris Cran at the National Gallery of Canada

Calgary painter Chris Cran has a lively National Gallery of Canada retrospective packed with wordplay and optical twists and turns. Rosie Prata reviews.

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Big Art in a Small Town: A Report on Sackville’s Ok.Quoi?!

Experimental music, graphic novels, noontime BBQs, film screenings, alleyway installations and karaoke caves—that’s one week at a New Brunswick art fest.

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The 250-Year-Old Story of a Woman Who Got Paid

Vigée Le Brun, the subject of a summer retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada, is art history’s unsung entrepreneur.

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Vancouver Entrances: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Beau Dick

“I see this as unceded territories. I have never surrendered this to you.” So begins a journey into some of the most-discussed art in Vancouver today.

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