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Aesthetic Arousal

Aesthetic Arousal

For our Winter 2019 issue themed on Pleasure, we asked seven artists: which works of art turn you on?

Remove! Replace! Restore!

Remove! Replace! Restore!

I want to think about climate change outside of meteorology, and think of it instead as a form of industrial toxicity

Hard Lessons from the AGO’s Kusama Crowdfunding Problems

Hard Lessons from the AGO’s Kusama Crowdfunding Problems

The Art Gallery of Ontario set out to raise $1.3 million in 30 days for a new Infinity Room. It ended up with half of that. Here are a few takeaways

I Don’t Know Where to Find Sweetgrass

I Don’t Know Where to Find Sweetgrass

Last year, in a forest outside the Banff Centre, artist Meagan Musseau braided bright orange surveyor’s tape around a spruce tree—to express gratitude for the land and reclaim the ancestral knowledge that lay in her hands. Here, Erin Sutherland, in conversation with Meagan Musseau, explores that action further

Saw Your Instagram

Saw Your Instagram

Dream catchers, incense, crystals—an Indigenous story about your witchy souvenirs

Crisis Photography in Focus, and None Too Soon

Crisis Photography in Focus, and None Too Soon

As photos of California fires and Yemeni starvation dominate newsfeeds, the Ryerson Image Centre mounts a critical look at photographs of past crises

Marina Roy’s X Factors

Marina Roy’s X Factors

Bridging the Freudian and the functional, the lovely and the lewd, Marina Roy’s art makes an inventory of interior worlds and their exterior contexts

Between Two Ferns

Between Two Ferns

Why are there so many houseplants in contemporary art? It's the economy, stupid

From the Waterline

From the Waterline

An artist’s first-hand account of the ocean, and everything we put in it

From the Archive

My Work for Maud Lewis

My Work for Maud Lewis

The self-taught artist is the subject of a Hollywood biopic, but my memories of priming her Masonite boards and mailing her tubes of paint are more modest.

A Night in Nunatsiavut

A Night in Nunatsiavut

On October 8, 2016, generations of Inuit came together to shine a light on a region that has been artistically ignored.

On Becoming My Mother

On Becoming My Mother

Vivek Shraya reflects on her photo essay Trisha one year after its release, and on how collaboration can be crucial to “individual” artmaking.