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From Affordability to Artwashing: An Inquiry

From Affordability to Artwashing: An Inquiry

The Canadian developer Westbank uses art to pave the way for real-estate developments—sometimes with civic encouragement

Touch It

Touch It

When I stopped making clothes, I started exploring textiles in a different way

Why Have There Been No Great Black Canadian Women Artists?

Why Have There Been No Great Black Canadian Women Artists?

Spoiler alert: there have been—they just don't get exhibitions

A Year in Waiting

A Year in Waiting

2018, through the lens of two trips to Vancouver

A Year in Contradictions
What Images Don’t Do

What Images Don’t Do

The Anthropocene Project contains stunning views of mining, deforestation, pollution and more. But how does it normalize what humans have done to the planet?

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

From the Archive

Between Two Ferns

Between Two Ferns

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

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

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