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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

Art for Strange Times

While we’re living and working in separation, art offers connection, distraction and ways to find ourselves anew. Here, five Canadian Art editors share what we’ve been looking at over the past week

Has “No Tolerance” for Harassment in the Arts Really Worked?

Has “No Tolerance” for Harassment in the Arts Really Worked?

More than two years ago, the Canada Council and Canadian Heritage vowed “no tolerance” for harassment in organizations they fund. But by many indications, there’s still a long way to go

Resonant Signals

Resonant Signals

A national survey of 10 artists who find new meaning in networks of change

Always Being Moved

Always Being Moved

When we widen what we understand to be the scope of influence, a different kind of recognition becomes possible

Time Is Different Now

Time Is Different Now

“I wanted to get away from making art about art,” says Ron Terada, whose latest series of paintings turns instead toward a current, collective moment

Don’t Eat the Pictures

Don’t Eat the Pictures

To mark her first Canadian solo exhibition, we look at the consumable work of Stephanie Temma Hier, who collapses art-historical timelines with wry wit and whimsy

Wet’suwet’en Strong

Wet’suwet’en Strong

Who are the Indigenous artists on the front lines of the land defence and protest rallies for Wet’suwet’en?

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.