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Saelan Twerdy

Saelan Twerdy is a Montreal-based writer and editor and a PhD candidate in Art History at McGill University. He is the Managing Editor of RACAR and a contributing editor at Momus.
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Living with Crisis

Living with Crisis

Art, anxiety and vulnerability in the age of late capitalism.

Montreal Report: Darkness in Summer

Montreal Report: Darkness in Summer

Summer has arrived in Montreal—and with it a carnival air—so naturally, I've fled indoors to watch hours of video art.

6 New Montreal Art Spaces to Watch

6 New Montreal Art Spaces to Watch

Montreal has a long history of DIY spaces, but a new generation places an increasing emphasis on international networking.

Marie-Michelle Deschamps: The Art of the Untranslatable

Marie-Michelle Deschamps: The Art of the Untranslatable

This Montrealer’s unique brand of abstraction—on view now in Paris—responds to our excess of images by gesturing at the intimacy of private communication.

Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2014: Shifting Landscapes

Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2014: Shifting Landscapes

Saelan Twerdy's top three picks of 2014 highlight surges in video art, increased international notoriety and biennials that foreground strong young talent.

Notes on the Art of Writing—and Rewriting

Notes on the Art of Writing—and Rewriting

Recently, artists gathered in a Montreal gallery to make a famously bleak book "a little bit happier"—now, Jacob Wren and Saelan Twerdy chat about the edit.

Julie Favreau: Mastering the Moment
Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2013: New Views
Sherry Walchuk: For My Dad
John Zeppetelli: Construction Ahead
Karen Kraven’s Magic Evident at Centre Clark
How Luc Paradis’s First Big Show Rocked the White Cube
Laurent Grasso Creates Must-See Labyrinth in Montreal
Jon Rafman: Mapping Google

Jon Rafman: Mapping Google

Jon Rafman’s work enjoys a deservedly high profile at this year’s Contact Festival. As Saelan Twerdy observes in this review, Rafman’s stunning, and often funny, Google Street View scenes demonstrate how the Internet is making everything public, from information to intimacy.

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