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The Territory of the Unsmelled

The Territory of the Unsmelled

Smell can be both a memory and a chemical compound that triggers reactions in organisms—human, animal and insect

A Garden Diary

A Garden Diary

The embroidery lessons that I learned from my mother and grandmothers seeded large, complex textile artworks

On the Lack of Black Artists in Calgary’s Artist-Run Centres—and Canada’s Too

On the Lack of Black Artists in Calgary’s Artist-Run Centres—and Canada’s Too

“When data show a scarcity of Black exhibitions, I don’t want to see excuses, I want to see change,“ states one artist and writer

Heartbreak and Healing

Heartbreak and Healing

The crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) impacts almost every Indigenous community across the country. In response, First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists feel compelled to address this crisis affecting their homes and families through works of art that crystallize pain and call for change

Skins

Skins

"I marvel at our ingenuity as Inuit"

This Issue: Sovereignty

This Issue: Sovereignty

We are the new Indigenous editors-at-large at Canadian Art, and we are beyond excited to introduce this very special issue that celebrates Indigenous voices, creativity and sovereignty

On Tokenization, Funding and Being an Indigenous Artist Who Is Differently Abled

On Tokenization, Funding and Being an Indigenous Artist Who Is Differently Abled

November is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month. Here, artist Michel Dumont shares his challenges of navigating the arts world as an Indigenous person living with a disability

The Feminine, the Grotesque and the Reclaimed

The Feminine, the Grotesque and the Reclaimed

In the practices of Chason Yeboah, Kasie Campbell, Ginette Lund and Doreen Garner, an acknowledgement of personal difference enables artworks to exist beyond a flat cis-feminist discourse

Tearing Down the Gates—and Gatekeepers—of the Art World

Tearing Down the Gates—and Gatekeepers—of the Art World

“I felt like gatekeeping was trying to keep me out of my own story,” writes poet Alice Rivard. But a mix of Bourdieu, Contrapoints and joual helped her script her way back in

Remembering R.M. Vaughan

Remembering R.M. Vaughan

Sholem Krishtalka remembers author, critic and artist R.M. Vaughan for both his astute criticism of institutions and his love for connecting people