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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.

Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

Rosalyn Drexler, the proto-feminist painter, sculptor, playwright, novelist and former lady wrester, is criminally unknown. A new show aims to change this.

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Art in 2016: No Place Like Home

Coming-of-age novels, Liz Magor’s surprisingly moving exhibition didactics and Banff all affected a critic whose year was marked by travel and solitude.

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Art in 2016: Insides and Outs

In a year characterized by division and discord, culture had a choice—to retreat, or to explore startling forms of subjectivity and intimacy.

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Art in 2016: From Many, One

A critic at midlife on art that condenses time—wide, inconceivable, generational time—through repetition and incantation, aggregation and association.

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Art in 2016: A Year of Failing to Understand Others

This year, art by Ana Mendieta, Emily Mast and Deanna Bowen underlined that it is difficult to know someone else entirely—or even just a little.

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Miami Report: A Crack in the Facade

Each year, the international art set take over Miami for one week. But only some of the artworks they bring shed light on what’s going on in the world.

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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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