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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.

Re-Naming a New World

It’s not enough to say to Indigenous people, “Let me add some signs in your language to my art institution.” A re-naming is required, and Jason Baerg offers it.

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Video: In the Studio with Sameer Farooq

Building museums of found objects and casting packing materials in porcelain, Farooq questions how citizens are told to think about their pasts.

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What Happens (Or Doesn’t) at the Residency for Artists on Hiatus

In 2013, Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans launched an artist residency that got rid of the art-making. Here’s what they’ve learned along the way.

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Video: In the Studio with Madelyne Beckles

Beckles takes the solemnity of second-wave feminist theory and redeploys it to poke fun at art history and popular culture.

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Mapping Migration

Artist Abedar Kamgari hoped that her 27-hour walk from Toronto to Hamilton would make her feel at home. But she still navigates her experiences as an immigrant and refugee.

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Moving through Grief

Art that eulogizes is more than memory-keeping—it is an act of survival.

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Art Book Publishing in Canada Takes a Hit

What’s the future of Canadian art catalogues in the wake of Black Dog Publishing’s recent bankruptcy?

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Sacred Art from Sonic Violence

Gary James Joynes’s experiments with sand and noise cost him a dozen high-end speakers and, for a while, his sight. But the resulting artworks border on the divine.

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Video: In the Studio with Lou Sheppard

This Halifax artist’s musical scores about climate-changed coastlines have been shown at the Venice Biennale‘s Antarctic Pavilion.

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Inuit Filmmaking That Sparks a Fire

Starting with the lighting of a qulliq, Inuk artist Asinnajaq put together a vital celebration of 30 years of Inuit film at at ImagineNATIVE.

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The Pick-Up Artist

Where do we draw the line between counsel and complicity in anonymous online realms?

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Video: In the Studio with Michèle Pearson Clarke

This Toronto-based artist’s photo and video works ask what it means to make Black people visually knowable.

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