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Erika DeFreitas’s Mourning Gestures

Erika DeFreitas’s Mourning Gestures

The Scarborough-based artist finds inspiration in Derrida, archives and the maternal bond

On Translating the Untranslatable

On Translating the Untranslatable

Poet Arielle Twist writes within the gaps—the moments when queerness evades translation—of Lou Sheppard's exhibition "A Strong Desire"

Remembering Geoffrey Hendricks

Remembering Geoffrey Hendricks

The artist, who died in May, was one of the first from the New York scene to establish themselves on Cape Breton Island in the 1960s

Dirty Words: Old

Dirty Words: Old

You can never retire from being an artist—and other observations from a roundtable on aging and ageism in the arts

Dirty Words: Burnout

Dirty Words: Burnout

Honouring family and culture while pursuing professional goals and also being an advocate can be exhausting for Indigenous arts professionals

What Do We Mean by Queer Indigenous Ethics?

What Do We Mean by Queer Indigenous Ethics?

Billy-Ray Belcourt and Lindsay Nixon discuss the ways in which queer and trans Indigenous folks enact another kind of art and theory.

Dirty Words: Appropriation

Dirty Words: Appropriation

Aylan Couchie, Raven Davis and Chief Lady Bird address the emotional fallout of cultural appropriation in a conversation moderated by Lindsay Nixon.

Dirty Words: Sensitive

Dirty Words: Sensitive

In 1992, a work by African American artist Carrie Mae Weems sparked protests from Black Nova Scotia students who called it racist.

An Artist Is Born, Kind Of

An Artist Is Born, Kind Of

In this excerpt from her new memoir, influential artist Gathie Falk describes her early childhood, her first art lessons, and why she dropped out of school.

When Allyship Breaks Down

When Allyship Breaks Down

Aruna D'Souza's forthcoming book Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts reviews three incidents in the long and troubled relationship between race and the art world.

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.