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This Issue: Sovereignty

This Issue: Sovereignty

We are the new Indigenous editors-at-large at Canadian Art, and we are beyond excited to introduce this very special issue that celebrates Indigenous voices, creativity and sovereignty

On Tokenization, Funding and Being an Indigenous Artist Who Is Differently Abled

On Tokenization, Funding and Being an Indigenous Artist Who Is Differently Abled

November is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month. Here, artist Michel Dumont shares his challenges of navigating the arts world as an Indigenous person living with a disability

The Feminine, the Grotesque and the Reclaimed

The Feminine, the Grotesque and the Reclaimed

Writing Prize recipient Anj Fermor discusses the unmaking of the feminine form

Tearing Down the Gates—and Gatekeepers—of the Art World

Tearing Down the Gates—and Gatekeepers—of the Art World

“I felt like gatekeeping was trying to keep me out of my own story,” writes poet Alice Rivard. But a mix of Bourdieu, Contrapoints and joual helped her script her way back in

Remembering R.M. Vaughan

Remembering R.M. Vaughan

Sholem Krishtalka remembers author, critic and artist R.M. Vaughan for both his astute criticism of institutions and his love for connecting people

Excesses and Refusals

Excesses and Refusals

In this introductory essay for the Fall 2020 issue of Canadian Art, Chroma, co-editors Yaniya Lee and Denise Ryner write about some of the origins of, and hopes for, this project

Is There a Credible Future for “The Last Art College”?

Is There a Credible Future for “The Last Art College”?

When NSCAD’s Board of Governors removed Aoife Mac Namara as president, it broke the trust of many in the local and national community—BIPOC artists and advocates especially

Why I Tallied BIPOC Artists Represented by Commercial Galleries—and What I Hope Comes Next

Why I Tallied BIPOC Artists Represented by Commercial Galleries—and What I Hope Comes Next

As an artist and member of Toronto’s arts community, I was motivated to crunch the numbers and highlight, again, a question: Why has there been so little action?

More than Welcome

More than Welcome

Just how public are public galleries? As spaces begin to reopen, a curator asks if access, equity and care could be the new metrics