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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

What the Pandemic Means for Chinese Canadian Art Communities

What the Pandemic Means for Chinese Canadian Art Communities

In this second instalment of a two-part series, artists, culture workers and community organizers from across the country discuss how they are supporting their communities, demonstrating solidarity and combatting racism and microaggressions

What the Pandemic Means for Chinese Canadian Art Communities

What the Pandemic Means for Chinese Canadian Art Communities

In part one of a two-part series, artists, culture workers and community organizers from across the country discuss how they are supporting their communities, demonstrating solidarity and combatting the racism and microaggressions that have come with this crisis

Writing Through Desire

Writing Through Desire

A critic talks about her love of fanfiction—and how it changed her art writing

Passing Time

Passing Time

The isolation of this slow spring has not been easy. Here, Canadian Art editors share thoughts on finding solace in language and surprising moments of coincidence 

Canadian Art in the Time of Coronavirus

Canadian Art in the Time of Coronavirus

How can contemporary art help us get through difficult times? The chief curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection looks at artworks that address contagion and fear, grief, isolation and time’s passing—themes at the heart of our experience of this slowest spring

A Centenary of Influence

A Centenary of Influence

A recent exhibition revealed the early 20th-century social networks whose power shaped cultural production in Canada. But those networks are shifting

Covidian Catastrophes

Covidian Catastrophes

I think of the virus, invisible to the naked eye, which has wreaked such havoc in such an achingly short time, and see the parallel with another virus, albeit metaphorical—the virus of greed that spawned that earlier global disruption and destruction of nations, peoples, cultures

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.