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Art in 2016: A View from Winnipeg

Art in 2016: A View from Winnipeg

Feminist art and decolonial practices had a strong year in Manitoba’s capital. Important questions about the city’s art systems still remain, though.

Art in 2016: A View from Saskatoon

Art in 2016: A View from Saskatoon

Art, politics and collective action—Saskatchewan has plenty of all. Here are some highlights from the year that was as seen from the Paris of the Prairies.

Art in 2016: A View from Vancouver

Art in 2016: A View from Vancouver

For many in the art world and beyond, 2016 was rough. Through it all, Vancouver art and artists offered crucial, complex discussions and responses.

Why I Write Indigenous Sci-Fi

Why I Write Indigenous Sci-Fi

Growing up on the reserve, the sci-fi I loved was considered more of a Caucasian genre. Luckily, literature has changed, and so have I.

What Now: A Reconsideration of Futures

What Now: A Reconsideration of Futures

Our Winter 2017 issue is themed on “Futures.” How is our relationship with futurity changing? The short answer: we are living what's next, now.

Famous for Six Seconds

Famous for Six Seconds

Vine's closure prompts a query: why are its short video loops, created predominantly by adolescents of colour, deemed dispensable and outside of the canon?

That Screen Feeling

That Screen Feeling

Two recent Toronto exhibitions show how screens can both fracture identity and become tools for reflection and connection.

3 Solo Exhibitions of Contemporary Indigenous Art That Delved Deeply

3 Solo Exhibitions of Contemporary Indigenous Art That Delved Deeply

Solo exhibitions can demonstrate the strength and depth of an artist’s work. Richard Hill discusses three such shows, which reward careful attention.

Does Global Curating Serve Local Interests?

Does Global Curating Serve Local Interests?

When a small city has only one public gallery, does a global approach to curating elevate or alienate? Marie Leduc looks at the Nanaimo Art Gallery.

On the Politics of Staying in Canada

On the Politics of Staying in Canada

Many artists leave Canada to develop their practices. Our new Fall issue, out today, is all about them. But what are the politics of leaving—and staying?

From the Archive

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