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Yaniya Lee

Yaniya Lee was a founding collective member of MICE Magazine and is a member of the EMILIA-AMALIA Working Group. She works as associate editor at Canadian Art.
The Life of Things

The Life of Things

This year's Momenta Biennale in Montreal takes “the life of things” as a theme

In the Studio with Curtis Talwst Santiago

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

“The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture”

“The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture”

Sandrine Colard, artistic director of the upcoming Lubumbashi Biennale and guest curator of a new exhibition of African photography at the Ryerson Image Centre, discusses the shifting dynamics between female sitters and their photographers

A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

Anne Boyer, Ugly Duckling Presse, 240 pp., $20

Sandra Brewster

Sandra Brewster

A Space, Toronto, January 25 to March 9, 2019

Conditions for Immersion

Conditions for Immersion

London-based artist Beatrice Gibson talks about motherhood, collectivity and process in her recent project I hope I'm Loud When I'm dead

The Freedom of Existing on the Edge

The Freedom of Existing on the Edge

The influential American artist Carrie Mae Weems talks about museum collections, the art market, art criticism and Black creative practice

The Art of Living

The Art of Living

On the occasion of a new exhibition at MOCA Toronto, Chantal Akerman's long time collaborator Claire Atherton talks about the technique and processes of editing, and the importance of the late artist's work

In the Studio with Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko

In the Studio with Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko

In this video they discuss working together and the challenges of collective authorship

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

With a few weeks left, the rare opportunity to see a survey of Calder’s work in Canada is an occasion for three reflections on science, systems and abstraction

Dancing on the Border

Dancing on the Border

With upcoming performances in Vancouver and Toronto, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa talks about the multiple locations of his work

A Year in Black Art

A Year in Black Art

Concerns about intimacy, world making, security and survival are necessary to considerations of Black life and how we think about work by Black artists

Femmes Noires

Femmes Noires

Black American artist Mickalene Thomas talks about her solo show at the AGO and the challenges of getting Black artists and audiences into major institutions

Like No One’s Looking

Like No One’s Looking

Kandis Williams talks about the realities, challenges and excitements of being a Black person in the art world

Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions

A conversation with curator Jennifer Matotek about Saskatchewan’s summer of public art

Beautiful World, Where Are You?

Beautiful World, Where Are You?

The 2018 Liverpool Biennial avoids the spectacular and instead grounds itself in its location’s conversations

Adrian Piper

Adrian Piper

Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 31–July 22, 2018

In the Studio with Syrus Marcus Ware

In the Studio with Syrus Marcus Ware

The Toronto-based activist-artist describes his recent drawing project

Language Matters

Language Matters

A Conversation with award-winning author and critic Ben Lerner about his craft, his observations on art, and the peculiarities of the art world

A Conversation with Tau Lewis

A Conversation with Tau Lewis

An installation by the prolific Toronto artist was awarded the Frame Prize at Frieze New York this past week.

Ellise Barbara’s Black Space

Ellise Barbara’s Black Space

The Montreal musician talks about her move into the art world and her stance on Afrofuturism.

In the Studio with Hazel Meyer

In the Studio with Hazel Meyer

In her installation, performance and text-based works Meyer queers our assumptions about gender and bodies—especially those usually tied to sports

In the Studio with Rita McKeough

In the Studio with Rita McKeough

In Banff, the Governor General’s Award winner discusses her installations on violence against women, human-animal relations and environmental degradation

In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Caroline Monnet’s solo exhibition “Like Ships in the Night” offers new perspectives on communication

Kapwani Kiwanga Gets Personal

Kapwani Kiwanga Gets Personal

To create a new installation, the Frieze Award–winning artist returned to the small Ontario gallery where she learned about art as a child.

In the Studio with Madelyne Beckles

In the Studio with Madelyne Beckles

Beckles takes the solemnity of second-wave feminist theory and redeploys it to poke fun at art history and popular culture

Nick Cave Makes Armour for the World’s Violence

Nick Cave Makes Armour for the World’s Violence

The American artist, who is included in a current group exhibition in Toronto, discusses his famed soundsuits, which he began making after the 1991 police beating of Rodney King

Picturing Black Masculinity

Picturing Black Masculinity

A compelling photo-based exhibition in Toronto gathers works that tackle representation and Black masculinity.

Ceramic Superstitions: An Interview with Dagmar Atladóttir

Ceramic Superstitions: An Interview with Dagmar Atladóttir

The Icelandic ceramicist discusses superstition, invented traditions and rejected knowledge.

Art’s Hidden Costs

Art’s Hidden Costs

Rarely when looking at art do we consider the cost of materials. Sara Cwynar's work broadens our understanding of artistic production.

The Women Running the Show

The Women Running the Show

Black women curators have shaped a distinct conversation—responsive to settler-colonial histories and the unique experiences of the Black diaspora.

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