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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.

This Is Your Brain on Jeremy Shaw

Jeremy Shaw gets visitors’ pulses racing at Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, where he delves into the futuristic world of Quantum Humans.

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Krista Buecking at Susan Hobbs: A Critic’s View

Amy Luo visits Krista Buecking’s solo exhibition at Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto, and asks whether an awareness of market culture can count as critique.

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Douglas Coupland Doesn’t Care About You

Douglas Coupland’s new touring survey promises an interactive experience that is deeply contemporary. But how social is the art, really?

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Landon Mackenzie Brings New Life to Emily Carr Paintings

At the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr’s works gain renewed relevancy thanks to a careful, nuanced pairing with contemporary painter Landon Mackenzie.

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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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