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Essays

Between Two Ferns

Between Two Ferns

Why are there so many houseplants in contemporary art? It's the economy, stupid

Experiments in Collective Form

Experiments in Collective Form

Two Toronto artists reflect on performative gestures of protest in the 1990s Harris-era of Conservative provincial politics—a moment that has sharp similarities to our own

Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses

This year, the SITElines biennial in Santa Fe, New Mexico, explores home and belonging—in a place where distinctions between inside and outside often feel blurred

Site and Non-Site, Place and Process

Site and Non-Site, Place and Process

As Edmonton continues to grow its public art program, writer Daisy Charles reflects on an earlier era of conceptual art in the city

Ethics Beyond Language

Ethics Beyond Language

An artist's appropriation of poet M. NourbeSe Philip's conceptual poem Zong!—celebrated worldwide but barely known in Canada—perpetuates the violence that the poem retells

Then and Now

Then and Now

Our 1969 foray into the Arctic was, in hindsight, an intellectual adventure—a naively colonialist art-scouting trip. It was also an eye-opener

Why Art Schools Need More Socially Engaged Art

Why Art Schools Need More Socially Engaged Art

Socially engaged art isn't just a subject for a course—it's a way to radically transform the role and potential of the art school

Bad Stars

Bad Stars

How Christina Battle’s installation art re-envisions Sarnia’s Chemical Valley—and the pollution it leaves behind

Who Benefits from the Indigenous Art Biennial?

Who Benefits from the Indigenous Art Biennial?

A look at the 4th BACA biennial reveals the difference between working in Indigenous ways, and working in Indigenous art—and Niki Little and Becca Taylor’s resolve to curate to and for their sisters

Political Economy at Art School

Political Economy at Art School

Why we can’t—and shouldn’t—disentangle art from money

From the Archive

Is It Time to Rethink the Sobey Art Award’s Age Limit?

Is It Time to Rethink the Sobey Art Award’s Age Limit?

Earlier this year, the UK’s Turner Prize dropped its age restriction. Perhaps Canada’s Sobey Art Award should consider doing the same.

This Work Is Not for You

This Work Is Not for You

“This issue is a love letter to all my fierce and fabulous relations—my NDN baby girls, women or otherwise—who ground their work in kinship teachings.”

TL;DR: No One Reads Art Reviews Anymore

TL;DR: No One Reads Art Reviews Anymore

The traditional exhibition review is not popular online—Google Analytics tell us so. What does this mean for the future of art criticism?