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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.

“Residue” Crowds the Vancouver Art Gallery

At the Vancouver Art Gallery, the strength of the work in “Residue: The Persistence of the Real” was often lost in the shuffle. Lee Plested reviews.

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Backgrounds and Foregrounds: William Kentridge

At Barbara Edwards Contemporary in Toronto, William Kentridge’s prints deconstruct obsolete dictionaries and encyclopedia. Richard Rhodes reviews.

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The Context of Content: Notes on the 14th Istanbul Biennial

The Istanbul Biennial comes at a time of unrest in Turkey. Merve Unsal reviews, finding an event of myth and spectacle, sitting on “ever-sliding ground.”

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Collective Groan: Three Summer Shows at the Power Plant

Three summer exhibitions at Toronto’s Power Plant by artist collectives simulate conditions of radical artmaking, but ultimately reveal hollow cores.

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Play on Words: “Stopping the Sun in its Course” Review

“Stopping the Sun in its Course” brings together Canadian artists in Los Angeles, continuing the West Coast interest in wordplay. Gabrielle Moser reviews.

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Josh Thorpe’s “Bees” Infiltrate the Napoleonic Museum

At the Napoleonic Museum in Rome, Josh Thorpe’s sound works, text installations and screenprints bring a touch of nature into the site’s historic rooms.

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Into the Woods and Beyond with Gary Evans

In “Ghost Host” at Paul Petro Contemporary Art, veteran painter Gary Evans expands into collage with impressive results. Richard Rhodes reviews.

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Dean Baldwin Bids MOCCA Adieu

At MOCCA, Dean Baldwin’s exhibition—the last in the gallery’s space before it moves—pays homage to the site’s 10-year history. Jaclyn Bruneau reviews.

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The Vice Grip on Photojournalism

Vice Media and the Magnum Foundation’s “The New Photojournalism” included powerful work, but the busy installation left some pieces lost in the shuffle.

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The Power Plant’s White-Cube Subversion Falls Short

Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston-Herterich and Laurie Kang’s installation at the Power Plant has a playful air, but fails to fully alter art-space hierarchies.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: “Custom Made” Review

Wrapping, with beadwork and basketry, recurs throughout the Kamloops Art Gallery’s “Custom Made/Tsitslem te stem te ck’ultens-kuc.” Michael Turner reviews.

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The Particular Horrors of the AGO’s “Camera Atomica”

“Camera Atomica” at the Art Gallery of Ontario deftly handles disaster images, translating the anxieties of a previous generation into the present day.

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