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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

Look What’s Possible

Look What’s Possible

The mixtape-style documentary SHAKEDOWN unearths two years’ worth of grimy, early-2000s footage of a Black lesbian strip-show and party series in LA

Why Deaccessioning Is Never a Straight Story

Why Deaccessioning Is Never a Straight Story

To many, ”deaccessioning” means ”scandal.” But it’s a valuable process—and without decent public funding for museums, it’s bound to become more common

We Aren’t a “We”

We Aren’t a “We”

The diasporic arts collective RAGGA NYC ventures north of the border for a new exhibition

The Art of Translation

The Art of Translation

A literary translator talks about her craft

Hollywood, Whiteness and the Illusion of Normalcy

Hollywood, Whiteness and the Illusion of Normalcy

Writer Amy Fung draws on the video work of Aleesa Cohene, a story about Alice Cooper and life in LA to reflect on race and visibility

Two-Way Mirrors

Two-Way Mirrors

A curator and translator reflects on the incongruities of translating iconic writing on conceptual art into Chinese—for the first time

See, Listen, Repair

See, Listen, Repair

How can immigrants in Canada engage with Indigenous art practices to reconsider reconciliation?

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?