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A Letter

The former Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of Canadian Art published an article earlier this week about structural racism in Canadian cultural institutions, including this one

Is There a Credible Future for “The Last Art College”?

When NSCAD’s Board of Governors removed Aoife Mac Namara as president, it broke the trust of many in the local and national community—BIPOC artists and advocates especially

Can I Get a Witness

Can I Get a Witness

The current period of austerity in art exposes a spectacle of Black horror in galleries and collections

Drop the Charges and Defund the Police, Says New Artists’ Letter for Black Lives

Drop the Charges and Defund the Police, Says New Artists’ Letter for Black Lives

A public letter signed by more than two thousand artists and arts workers calls for charges to be dropped against three arrested in a BLM Toronto art action on July 18

Katie Ohe

Katie Ohe

A short film and extended exhibition marks the most comprehensive view of this iconic artist and mentor

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A Sprawling New Anthology on Race, Art and Value

A Sprawling New Anthology on Race, Art and Value

Saturation evokes visual intensity, sonic density and institutional perceptibility—all with the awareness that representation in cultural structures is not enough

Give Us Permanence—Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Art Institutions

Give Us Permanence—Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Art Institutions

Syrus Marcus Ware, a member of the Performance Disability Art Collective and Black Lives Matter Toronto, writes about the critical work of Black artists and curators, and ways to achieve lasting change

A Crisis of Whiteness in Canada’s Art Museums

A Crisis of Whiteness in Canada’s Art Museums

At Canada's four largest art museums, the top leadership is all white—and the majority of their boards and senior leadership is too. What does this say about the possibilities for change in a moment when institutions are responding to calls for structural transformation?

Thoughts of Liberation

Thoughts of Liberation

Black scholars, activists and artists respond to the present "moment"—Christina Battle, Dionne Brand, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Chantal Gibson, El Jones, Anique Jordan, Robyn Maynard, Charmaine Nelson, Christina Sharpe and Kara Springer

How Should an Author Be?

How Should an Author Be?

Lisa Robertson, The Baudelaire Fractal, Coach House Books, 2020

This Is Where We Find Ourselves

This Is Where We Find Ourselves

Bridget Moser writes about fellow video and performance artist Lisa Smolkin’s unusual path to art making, and the way her funny sometimes comes from a serious place

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In the Studio with Amanda Boulos

“I rely on painting to archive inherited ancestral knowledge,” says artist Amanda Boulos, and while on a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, she found parallels to Beirut

In the Studio with Jamiyla Lowe

"A lot of my work can be really silly," says Lowe, "even though it's a little bit dark sometimes, it's never heavy. If I'm spending so much time with something, I want it to make me feel good."

In the Studio with Jamiyla Lowe

"A lot of my work can be really silly," says Lowe, "even though it's a little bit dark sometimes, it's never heavy. If I'm spending so much time with something, I want it to make me feel good."

In the Studio with Curtis Talwst Santiago

The Edmonton-born artist talks about the relationship between music and art, the themes that inform his practice and his new project for the Toronto Biennial of Art

In the Studio with Curtis Talwst Santiago

The Edmonton-born artist talks about the relationship between music and art, the themes that inform his practice and his new project for the Toronto Biennial of Art

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mitsujuk | kussikuashu | kpitni’sewet | they sew

mitsujuk | kussikuashu | kpitni’sewet | they sew

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, 275 Duckworth St, St. John's, NL A1C 1G9, St. John's NL
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Humour as Medicine

Humour as Medicine

Campbell River Art Gallery, 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River BC
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Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971

Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal QC
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The Key to the Fields

The Key to the Fields

Projet Pangée, 372 Sainte-Catherine West, #412, Montreal QC

Adad Hannah: Rodin Reworked | Meryl McMaster: Clin d’oeil to As Immense as the Sky

Adad Hannah: Rodin Reworked | Meryl McMaster: Clin d’oeil to As Immense as the Sky

Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain, 963 Rachel East, Montreal QC

A distinct aggregation / A dynamic equivalent / A generous ethic of invention: Six writers respond to six sculptures