CURRENT ISSUE | FALL 2017: THE IDEA OF HISTORY
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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.

Is It Time to Rethink the Sobey Art Award’s Age Limit?

Earlier this year, the UK’s Turner Prize dropped its age restriction. Perhaps Canada’s Sobey Art Award should consider doing the same.

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Voyage of a Lady

During the Second World War, millions of artworks and artifacts were stolen by the Nazis. Thousands of these ended up in Canada. Here is the story of one.

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This Artist Wants You to Adopt an Oil Well. Here’s Why.

Alana Bartol’s Orphan Well Adoption Agency helps Canadians make an emotional connection to the energy industry—and some of its consequences.

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A Look Inside the New Beaverbrook Art Gallery

The historic collection’s Fredericton home gets an impressive redesign.

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Art’s Hidden Costs

Rarely when looking at art do we consider the cost of materials. Sara Cwynar’s work broadens our understanding of artistic production.

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Video: In the Studio with Kara Hamilton

Artist or designer? Kara Hamilton—trained in architecture at UBC and in art at Yale—would rather be neither, or both.

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The Group of Eight

Florence McGillivray studied under Matisse and mentored Tom Thomson. The origin story of Canadian Modernism might have ignored one of its major figures.

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6 Questions About Canada’s New National Holocaust Monument

Canada’s new—and only—National Holocaust Monument opened to the public this week. Here are a few things to know about it.

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10 Years of DHC/ART Foundation

On the 10th anniversary of DHC/ART, founder Phoebe Greenberg reflects on the changing Montreal art scene and her initial inspirations.

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The Women Running the Show

Black women curators have shaped a distinct conversation—responsive to settler-colonial histories and the unique experiences of the Black diaspora.

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What Happens When Artist-Run Centres Get Together

Picture an island where artists make the rules, are paid well, and can create, disrupt, and take breaks to go swimming. That’s the artist-run Flotilla.

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A Few Lessons on Making Art for the End of the World

The climate is changing. Nuclear tensions are rising. Forest fires are burning. And Imre Szeman wants to talk about how art and ideas can help.

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