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Sholem Krishtalka

Drawn Criticism: An Art Review in Pictures

Drawn Criticism: An Art Review in Pictures

Canadian artist and critic Sholem Krishtalka reviews a visceral Berlin art exhibition in 17 hand-drawn panels.

Notes on a Toronto/Berlin State of Mind
Berlin’s Painting Forever! Both Thrills & Disappoints
Kippenberger Survey Mixes Comedy with Tragedy
Dark Matter Brings Gravity to Arsenal Toronto
Van Gogh Up Close: Not the Movie
Anthony McCall: Light Lifting
Toronto Curating Itself: An Unhistory

Toronto Curating Itself: An Unhistory

For many years, difficult questions have haunted the Toronto art scene: Why is Toronto unable to make an account of itself? When will a strong regional survey be mounted? In this provocative essay, Sholem Krishtalka examines these ongoing problems.

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Thomas Hirschhorn Interview: Eye Contacts

Thomas Hirschhorn Interview: Eye Contacts

The North American premiere of Thomas Hirschhorn’s Das Auge (The Eye) has generated much debate in Toronto this spring. Find out more about Hirschhorn’s take on ethics, form and audience in this pre-opening interview with critic Sholem Krishtalka.

Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby
Will Munro: A Legacy

Will Munro: A Legacy

Critic and artist Sholem Krishtalka reviews the current Will Munro exhibition at the AGO, finding in this first posthumous show an important opportunity to view Munro’s work as part of a canon—one that is diverse, porous, insistent and influential.