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We Didn’t Grow From Nothing 

We Didn’t Grow From Nothing 

The Toronto Palestine Film Festival's Local Pals Residency films recently screened at the plumb, all exploring kinship, land and the embodiment of memory

Brontez Purnell

Brontez Purnell

In this project, the artist, writer, arthouse film director and frontman of the punk band The Younger Lovers exuded candid pathos and humour over Zoom

What Carries Us

What Carries Us

At The Rooms, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Afro-diasporic histories challenged a provincial self-portraiture

Other Places

Other Places

A new collection edited by Deanna Bowen reflects on under-recognized voices from Canadian media arts and the sovereignty of reclaiming one’s image

Dana Michel

Dana Michel

With gestures of discovery, Michel asked, “How might I locate my sexual identity within a multitude of complementary and seemingly contradictory identities?”

A Sprawling New Anthology on Race, Art and Value

A Sprawling New Anthology on Race, Art and Value

Saturation evokes visual intensity, sonic density and institutional perceptibility—all with the awareness that representation in cultural structures is not enough

Dub: Finding Ceremony

Dub: Finding Ceremony

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Duke University Press, 2020, 296 pp.

How Should an Author Be?

How Should an Author Be?

Lisa Robertson, The Baudelaire Fractal, Coach House Books, 2020

Images Festival

Images Festival

Moving this year’s video program online—an experimental solution to new conditions—allowed for viewers to really slow down and watch

Open Justice

Open Justice

Following its opening in early March, an online exhibition of moving-image works seems prescient in its consideration of catastrophe and justice

From the Archive

Divya Mehra Undoes White on White

Divya Mehra Undoes White on White

“You have to tell Them, I’m not a Racist.” desecrates the white cube with gleeful impunity.

Trouble Me Venice: An Indigenous Curator’s View of the Biennale

Trouble Me Venice: An Indigenous Curator’s View of the Biennale

Ryan Rice was part of an international delegation of Indigenous curators at Venice's preview week. Here are some of the triumphs and troubles he saw.

Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

Rosalyn Drexler, the proto-feminist painter, sculptor, playwright, novelist and former lady wrester, is criminally unknown. A new show aims to change this.