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Give Us Permanence—Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Art Institutions

Give Us Permanence—Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Art Institutions

Syrus Marcus Ware, a member of the Performance Disability Art Collective and Black Lives Matter Toronto, writes about the critical work of Black artists and curators, and ways to achieve lasting change

A Crisis of Whiteness in Canada’s Art Museums

A Crisis of Whiteness in Canada’s Art Museums

At Canada's four largest art museums, the top leadership is all white—and the majority of their boards and senior leadership is too. What does this say about the possibilities for change in a moment when institutions are responding to calls for structural transformation?

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