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Black History Decades

Black History Decades

For the better part of 40 years, David Woods has been an archivist and advocate for the overlooked artistic contributions of Black Maritime communities

Groundations

Groundations

For Tau Lewis, sculpture is an always unfolding conversation between progenitors and peers, the past and the possible

A Letter from the Black Curators Forum to Contemporary Art Institutions and Organizations across This Land Called Canada

A Letter

The former Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of Canadian Art published an article earlier this week about structural racism in Canadian cultural institutions, including this one

Can I Get a Witness

Can I Get a Witness

The current period of austerity in art exposes a spectacle of Black horror in galleries and collections

Give Us Permanence—Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Art Institutions

Give Us Permanence—Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Art Institutions

Syrus Marcus Ware, a member of the Performance Disability Art Collective and Black Lives Matter Toronto, writes about the critical work of Black artists and curators, and ways to achieve lasting change

A Crisis of Whiteness in Canada’s Art Museums

A Crisis of Whiteness in Canada’s Art Museums

At Canada's four largest art museums, the top leadership is all white—and the majority of their boards and senior leadership is too. What does this say about the possibilities for change in a moment when institutions are responding to calls for structural transformation?

Thoughts of Liberation

Thoughts of Liberation

Black scholars, activists and artists respond to the present "moment"—Christina Battle, Dionne Brand, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Chantal Gibson, El Jones, Anique Jordan, Robyn Maynard, Charmaine Nelson, Christina Sharpe and Kara Springer

This Is Where We Find Ourselves

This Is Where We Find Ourselves

Bridget Moser writes about fellow video and performance artist Lisa Smolkin’s unusual path to art making, and the way her funny sometimes comes from a serious place

Three-By-Five: Remembering Cliff Eyland

Three-By-Five: Remembering Cliff Eyland

Colleagues and friends reflect on the life and work of the much-loved artist, curator, writer and educator

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.