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Drew Simpson in Berlin: Tabletop Carnivalesque

Drew Simpson in Berlin: Tabletop Carnivalesque

R.M. Vaughan meets up with Drew Simpson in Berlin to discuss his work and the looming change that will irrevocably alter his painting.

Skyler Braeden Fox Throws His Breasts a Goodbye Party

Skyler Braeden Fox Throws His Breasts a Goodbye Party

R.M. Vaughan talks with Berlin-based artist Skyler Braeden Fox about his debut film work, a charming and playful piece about trans identity.

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay Spins a Yarn

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay Spins a Yarn

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay takes a puckish stance in his audio guide at POLIN in Warsaw, offering a potent mix of fact and fiction. R.M. Vaughan reviews.

Mathieu Beauséjour Discusses his Canadian Career

Mathieu Beauséjour Discusses his Canadian Career

Although he has garnered international success, Montreal-based multimedia artist Mathieu Beauséjour remains virtually unknown in English Canada—for now.

Authority Defied in Montrealer’s Performance Art

Authority Defied in Montrealer’s Performance Art

Video works by Marlène Renaud-B., now on view at La Centrale in Montreal, resonate with reflections on power and its abuses, RM Vaughan writes.

New Doc Sheds Light on Feminist Art

New Doc Sheds Light on Feminist Art

Canadian artist Suzy Lake often puts herself in front of her camera—but a new doc by Annette Mangaard sheds fresh light on that oeuvre, R.M. Vaughan writes.

Nicholas Pye and Sheila Pye: Artists Together, and Apart
Peter Wilde’s Berlin Spring: A Midlife Art Manifesto
Critiquing the Critic at John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
Ingrid Z: Serious Fun
Soft Turns: Seven Hours of Daylight

Soft Turns: Seven Hours of Daylight

In this feature from our fall 2011 issue, critic R.M. Vaughan travels to Malmö, Sweden. There, he finds a gloomy city harbouring some bright talents: Sarah Jane Gorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik, the young Canadian duo known collectively as Soft Turns.

Teaching Art as a Second Language: Janet Bellotto’s Dubai adventure
Beautiful Disasters

Beautiful Disasters

Last summer, on a warm, clear day, a breezy afternoon appropriately close to the magical, dreamy stroke of Midsummer’s Eve, a deceptively simple work of art induced in me a feeling I’d thought my art-weary eyes (soul?— I wish) had lost long ago—wonder.

A Spy in the House of History (with apologies to Anaïs Nin)

A Spy in the House of History (with apologies to Anaïs Nin)

The stuff (and sometimes nonsense) of classic espionage fictions, ranging from Joseph Conrad’s novels to countless pulp page-turners and comic books, from cinematic masterpieces to B movies—yet all, in the forgotten histories painstakingly resurrected by the Toronto-based multimedia artist Nina Levitt, brutally, heartbreakingly real.

Felix Schramm in San Francisco

Felix Schramm in San Francisco

San Francisco is an iconic city, a place of legend, the favoured setting of many a mid-century American murder mystery, and, like all compelling places, a site crammed with contradictions.

Faux Naturel

Faux Naturel

The natural world is a source of endless delight—if you don’t have to go outdoors to enjoy it. Having grown up in rural Canada, I harbour no sentimental feelings toward Mother Nature or her alleged charms.

Antwerp Diary

Antwerp Diary

R. M. Vaughan heads to Europe in search of a new context for reading Vancouver's photo-based art Summer 2006

Spotlight: Sinbad in the rented world

Spotlight: Sinbad in the rented world

Sinbad in the rented world embraces the excesses of camp and pinpoints a new queer aesthetic in Toronto art Fall 2004

The Devil in Ms. Griffiths
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