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“Kierkegaard and Cunt in the Same Sentence”: Talking with Chris Kraus

“Kierkegaard and Cunt in the Same Sentence”: Talking with Chris Kraus

After leading a writing workshop in Winnipeg, Chris Kraus discusses Kathy Acker, lingering taboos in art writing and vampirizing the art of others.

Geoffrey Farmer in Venice: A First Look

Geoffrey Farmer in Venice: A First Look

Geoffrey Farmer's moving, personal installation at the Canada Pavilion confronts personal and national histories through the metaphor of water.

Painted Grapes and Primal Cream

Painted Grapes and Primal Cream

Claire Greenshaw's new show looks at the timelessness of drawing, using bawdy puns and art-historical allusions stretching from Blombos Cave to Sarah Lucas.

When Your Art Is in Trump Tower

When Your Art Is in Trump Tower

Trump may have only licensed his name for use on Canada's Trump Towers, but artists still find it unsettling to have art on display there.

Internet Idols: The Ceramics of Kaley Flowers

Internet Idols: The Ceramics of Kaley Flowers

Like My Little Ponies updated for the Internet age, each candy-coloured ceramic creature by Kaley Flowers has its own unique personality.

Art in 2016: No Place Like Home

Art in 2016: No Place Like Home

Coming-of-age novels, Liz Magor’s surprisingly moving exhibition didactics and Banff all affected a critic whose year was marked by travel and solitude.

Miami Report: A Crack in the Facade

Miami Report: A Crack in the Facade

Each year, the international art set take over Miami for one week. But only some of the artworks they bring shed light on what's going on in the world.

Julien Ceccaldi: Foolish Romantic

Julien Ceccaldi: Foolish Romantic

Montreal-born Julien Ceccaldi is based in LA and has been on the cover of Artforum, but his comics are still deeply queer, and committed to pathos.

Haida Artist Behind Trudeau’s Tattoo: “I’m Just Appalled”

Haida Artist Behind Trudeau’s Tattoo: “I’m Just Appalled”

Robert Davidson was initially humoured when Justin Trudeau turned his art into a tattoo, but his feelings have changed after a controversial gas project.

Artists Respond to Cleveland Team’s Racist Logo [Updated]

Artists Respond to Cleveland Team’s Racist Logo [Updated]

People are not mascots. So why won't sports teams retire offensive logos? Artists resist the misappropriation of Indigenous identity with their own imagery.

Offensive Artwork Titles in Canadian Museums: What’s in a Name?

Offensive Artwork Titles in Canadian Museums: What’s in a Name?

Museums across Canada are grappling with racist, colonialist terminology in their titles—but how are curators correcting this without rewriting history?

Seriously Funny: Chris Cran at the National Gallery of Canada

Seriously Funny: Chris Cran at the National Gallery of Canada

Calgary painter Chris Cran has a lively National Gallery of Canada retrospective packed with wordplay and optical twists and turns. Rosie Prata reviews.

Joan Jonas: A US Legend Raises Cape Breton’s Ghosts

Joan Jonas: A US Legend Raises Cape Breton’s Ghosts

Jonas's 2015 Venice showing was a triumph—with Cape Breton's lore and land at its core. Jonas tells us more at its North American premiere in Montreal.

Picks from the Papier16 Preview

Picks from the Papier16 Preview

Rosie Prata selects her top picks from Montreal’s Papier, an art fair devoted to works on paper.

Ryan Gander: Trust-Fund Kids Will Ruin Art

Ryan Gander: Trust-Fund Kids Will Ruin Art

British artist Ryan Gander talks about why post-Internet art and trust-fund kids are going to split the artworld in two and his rules for making “good” art.

Rosie Prata’s Top 3 of 2015: Video Mixtape

Rosie Prata’s Top 3 of 2015: Video Mixtape

Rosie Prata plays back her highlights of the year in video, reviewing the music videos, memes, ads, films and artworks that are worth recording.

Hyang Cho Gets Nothing Much Just Right

Hyang Cho Gets Nothing Much Just Right

At Georgia Scherman Projects, minimal works by Hyang Cho deal in the aesthetics of the ordinary with extraordinary outcomes. Rosie Prata reviews.

Best of the Fest: 5 Art Picks for TIFF 2015

Best of the Fest: 5 Art Picks for TIFF 2015

There are 54 films, videos and installations this year in TIFF's art-focused Wavelengths program, curated by Andréa Picard. Rosie Prata provides a preview of the top five things to see at TIFF 2015.

Rodin Revisited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Rodin Revisited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts provides an interior look into the studio of Modernism's sculptural bellwether, Auguste Rodin. Rosie Prata reviews.

Power Ball XVII: The Road of Excess

Power Ball XVII: The Road of Excess

Power Ball XVII, the Power Plant's annual fundraiser, was an epicurean art party that delighted in decadence and debauchery. Rosie Prata observes.

International Men of Misery: Ragnar Kjartansson and Davíð Þór Jónsson

International Men of Misery: Ragnar Kjartansson and Davíð Þór Jónsson

As part of Villa Toronto, Icelandic artists Ragnar Kjartansson and Davíð Þór Jónsson presented a musical performance that tempered misery with mirth.

Tiziana La Melia’s Winking References

Tiziana La Melia’s Winking References

A poet above all else, Tiziana La Melia turned her Mercer Union solo show into a riddle, where fixed meaning escaped and wonderment prevailed.

Rosie Prata’s Top 3 of 2014: Emerging Talents

Rosie Prata’s Top 3 of 2014: Emerging Talents

Everyone in the Canadian art world needs Walter Scott's Wendy comics, Rosie Prata says. He's just one up-and-comer who improved our art scene in 2014.

Geoffrey James: Inside Kingston Penitentiary

Geoffrey James: Inside Kingston Penitentiary

An interview with the photographer who spent six months shooting one of Canada's most notorious prisons for a new book and exhibition.

Marnie Fleming Q&A: Fond Farewells
Rosie Prata’s Top 3 of 2013: People Powers

Rosie Prata’s Top 3 of 2013: People Powers

Exhibitions that stood out for our copy editor engaged ideas of people, place and community from Palestine to Parkdale.

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