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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?

Are Conservative Approaches to Indigenous Art Working Against Us?

Are Conservative Approaches to Indigenous Art Working Against Us?

Despite claims to radically different curating approaches in Indigenous art, the usual canon-building method is common—especially at big museums.

Notes Towards an In(con)clusive Identity Politics

Notes Towards an In(con)clusive Identity Politics

How can you ever be yourself in the art world when your self is a neocolonial commodity?

9 Group Exhibitions That Defined Contemporary Indigenous Art

9 Group Exhibitions That Defined Contemporary Indigenous Art

Solo exhibitions are important, but it is often group shows that define artistic movements. Richard Hill picks nine that advanced ideas of Indigenous art.

On Charting My Indigenous Art Horoscope

On Charting My Indigenous Art Horoscope

Using Arthur Koestler’s idea of casting a “secular horoscope,” critic Richard Hill looks at Indigenous art from his birth year—and makes a few predictions.

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