CURRENT ISSUE | SUMMER 2017: KINSHIP
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Features

Our features go in-depth on vital artists, exhibitions and movements shaping Canada’s cultural scene. Want to understand the deep background on what you see at the galleries? This is the place to start reading.

Looking Damn Fine

Individuality, belonging, pride, resistance—for these six young Indigenous artists and designers, fashion is a statement.

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Step by Step: Artists Walk to Resist Colonization, Ableism and More

Walking in North America has associations to colonial exploits. But it can also be leveraged to resist colonialism, racism, ableism and more.

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Walking Softly with Christi Belcourt

The Michif artist isn’t afraid to make big statements. Yet she also challenges us to walk softly, carefully considering where and how we step.

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10 Indigenous Artists Forging Community Ties

From our Summer 2017 issue, themed on “Kinship”: 10 emerging artists who build connections within and between diverse communities.

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Photographing the Artist’s Studio—More Than 100 Times Over

Hamilton photographer Joseph Hartman spent four years visiting artist’s studios across the country. Here are some behind-the-scenes views he captured.

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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Jarrett Martineau: In Conversation

The acclaimed culture-makers discuss creative kinship, defining Indigenous art, defying colonial categorization and more.

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Monsters of the Urban Unconscious

Duane Linklater is bringing Toronto’s skyline to ground level—uniting replicas of gargoyles with the rich clay deposits that formed the city’s building blocks.

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Rebecca Belmore Wants Us to Listen to the Land

Twenty-six years ago, artist Rebecca Belmore prompted Canadians to speak to the land. Now, her newest artwork urges us to listen to it.

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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.”

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Video: In the Studio with Dayna Danger

“Space is really important to Indigenous people. If we’re literally waiting to get our land back, maybe I can at least try to claim space in other ways.”

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A Conversation on Indigenous Youth and the Power of Art

Artist Faye HeavyShield and Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective reflect on a recent Edmonton art project involving Indigenous youth.

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Video: In the Studio with Rajni Perera

See how references to Japanese animation, Indian miniaturism and contemporary fashion are blended in the Toronto artist’s meticulously painted work.

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