CURRENT ISSUE | WINTER 2018: CARE AND WELLNESS
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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.

Questions about Painting

The Vancouver Art Gallery has taken a curiously divided approach to exhibiting painting over the course of 2017—an approach that reflects wider unease.

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Out from among the Tranquil Woods

Using fungi, insects and pearls in innovative ways, artist Xiaojing Yan connects Chinese myths with Canadian suburbs.

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Halifax Report: What Makes a Gallery?

These three Halifax organizations are changing perceptions of what an art space can be.

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VR and the Failure of Self-Help Technology

A virtual-reality art exhibition in Toronto reveals that even the most complex technologies can’t solve the riddles of human emotion.

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Ottawa Report: Human Nature

Recent exhibitions in Ottawa explore the natural world—and humanity’s attempts to control it.

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Making a Case for 21st-Century Feminist Art

The new book Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada subverts mainstream colonial narratives.

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The Art of Urban Renewal in Windsor-Detroit

The Windsor Triennial tests how art can revive the rust belt.

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A Compass That Points True

The exhibition “Morning Star“ celebrates Indigenous agency and kinship networks in the arts community.

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Worlds inside Worlds

The 2017 Canadian Biennial includes international artists for the first time—casting the National Gallery’s recent acquisitions in a global light.

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Vancouver Report: From One Body to Another

References to bodies—human and otherwise—link a number of recent Vancouver exhibitions. Together, they offer passage to different realms.

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Halifax Report: Can the White Cube Truly Be Reclaimed?

Recent projects at Anna Leonowens Gallery, the Khyber and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia suggest how galleries can promote healing, belonging and inclusion.

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Thinking beyond the White Frontier

The recent Glenbow Museum exhibition “North of Ordinary” typecast Inuit as relics. The result was a harmful misrepresentation.

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