“I try to create creative healing spaces. It’s like me saying to young black women: it’s ok not to be ok.”
“I try as much as possible to push through the constraints I’ve set up for myself, to push as far as possible into something that is very experimental. ”
Renowned artist Hito Steyerl talks gardening, manure, free ports and the joys of working with community
For Black queer organizers in the 1980s and ’90s, creative labour was as important as activist practice, and vice versa
This year's Momenta Biennale in Montreal takes “the life of things” as a theme
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
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
Anne Boyer, Ugly Duckling Presse, 240 pp., $20
A Space, Toronto, January 25 to March 9, 2019
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 influential American artist Carrie Mae Weems talks about museum collections, the art market, art criticism and Black creative practice
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 this video they discuss working together and the challenges of collective authorship
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
With upcoming performances in Vancouver and Toronto, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa talks about the multiple locations of his work
Concerns about intimacy, world making, security and survival are necessary to considerations of Black life and how we think about work by Black artists
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
Kandis Williams talks about the realities, challenges and excitements of being a Black person in the art world
A conversation with curator Jennifer Matotek about Saskatchewan’s summer of public art
The 2018 Liverpool Biennial avoids the spectacular and instead grounds itself in its location’s conversations
Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 31–July 22, 2018
The Toronto-based activist-artist describes his recent drawing project
A Conversation with award-winning author and critic Ben Lerner about his craft, his observations on art, and the peculiarities of the art world
An installation by the prolific Toronto artist was awarded the Frame Prize at Frieze New York this past week.
The Montreal musician talks about her move into the art world and her stance on Afrofuturism.
In her installation, performance and text-based works Meyer queers our assumptions about gender and bodies—especially those usually tied to sports
In Banff, the Governor General’s Award winner discusses her installations on violence against women, human-animal relations and environmental degradation
Caroline Monnet’s solo exhibition “Like Ships in the Night” offers new perspectives on communication
To create a new installation, the Frieze Award–winning artist returned to the small Ontario gallery where she learned about art as a child.
Beckles takes the solemnity of second-wave feminist theory and redeploys it to poke fun at art history and popular culture
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
A compelling photo-based exhibition in Toronto gathers works that tackle representation and Black masculinity.
The Icelandic ceramicist discusses superstition, invented traditions and rejected knowledge.
Rarely when looking at art do we consider the cost of materials. Sara Cwynar's work broadens our understanding of artistic production.
Black women curators have shaped a distinct conversation—responsive to settler-colonial histories and the unique experiences of the Black diaspora.