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Emily Carr Painting Shows Why Canada’s Art Laws Need to Change

Emily Carr Painting Shows Why Canada’s Art Laws Need to Change

An Emily Carr canvas went up for sale at Sotheby’s New York this fall—raising more questions about Canada’s art export laws

Drawing Breath

Drawing Breath

Inuit artists are showing their culture is alive and well—but is mainstream media ready to pay attention?

Some Other Refusals

Some Other Refusals

The Automatists built a generation of genre-defying art. But they also left instructions for how to question the canon that praised them

Stardust and Blood

Stardust and Blood

This is a letter to my father, to honour him and how he taught me to paint our world with beautiful colour

Seeing Through

Seeing Through

“With my art practice and my paintings, I am trying to imagine a world where colonialism hasn’t touched my life in some way.”

Lo Strappo

Art Policy vs. Social Policy and the Federal Election

What is the value of art, beyond being a social benefit? Here, arts leaders discuss what we lose when we continue to value art only in relation to social gains

As Immense as the Sky

As Immense as the Sky

Meryl McMaster’s latest works—a series of not-quite-self portraits that broaden understandings of land histories and what it means to be in a body—will feature next week in a solo show in Montreal. Here, Gabrielle Moser pulls the camera back on her work to date

On Ekphrasis and Emphasis

On Ekphrasis and Emphasis

“All artwork is an optic of voyeurism”: An expanded story from our Summer issue looks at the ethics of representation for Indigi-queer artists

Variations in Black Queer Worlds

Variations in Black Queer Worlds

Theorist Christina Sharpe takes us through the otherwise worlds of Abdi Osman’s recent exhibition

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