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Touching the Ground

Touching the Ground

The sea and its horizons bring both respite and reminders of violence. For poets Imani Elizabeth Jackson, M. NourbeSe Philip and S*an D. Henry-Smith, the sea is an end, and also a beginning

Artists Against Precarity

Artists Against Precarity

Vancouver’s Catherine de Montreuil talks about VALU CO-OP, a brand new initiative that looks to subvert capitalist models through advocacy and mutual aid

Staying Home for Our Elders

Staying Home for Our Elders

Métis filmmaker Conor McNally speaks about how the Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission is fostering kinship and mutual care during COVID-19

Prairie Noir

Prairie Noir

Artist and theorist Jeanne Randolph has been photographing phone booths across Manitoba as they slowly disappear from view. Here, she speaks about them as miniature modernist buildings, without sentimentality

How Award-Winning Alberta Artist Rita McKeough Critiques—and Connects to—Oil and Extraction

How Award-Winning Alberta Artist Rita McKeough Critiques—and Connects to—Oil and Extraction

In an interview about “darkness is as deep as the darkness is,” her latest project at at the Banff Centre, McKeough talks hope, activism and social change

Isolation Portraits

Isolation Portraits

Shot on porches, in doorways and through windows, Alyssa Bistonath's portraits join images of face masks and empty public spaces as the dominant visual language of the coronavirus pandemic

Carlos Bunga’s Cardboard Topographies

Carlos Bunga’s Cardboard Topographies

As we redefine ideas of home and public space, "A Sudden Beginning" raises new questions about habitation at a distance

Viewing Conditions

Viewing Conditions

In mining the stuff of the world, two artists untangle beauty from consumption and attraction from complicity

Life in Video

Life in Video

Barbara London, the prolific curator, writer and educator who founded MoMA’s video art collection in the 1970s, discusses her new survey book Video/Art: The First Fifty Years and her connections to Canada’s art scene

Net Art Anthology

Net Art Anthology

Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology documents 100 influential works of Net art, offering a critical canon of a recent historical moment. An accompanying touring exhibition, curated by Michael Connor and Aria Dean, features key works from the anthology

From the Archive

Veronika Pausova Paints a Spidery Sublime

Veronika Pausova Paints a Spidery Sublime

This artist spins webs of imagery by turns cartoonish and trompe l’oeil, ab ex and VFX, rife with loopy insects, nail-bitten fingers and other surreal turns

I Need to Know Where I’m Standing

I Need to Know Where I’m Standing

Following her Sobey win, a conversation with Kapwani Kiwanga on audiences, critique strategies and when critics get it wrong

Moyra Davey Discusses Her Mother Reader, 15 Years On

Moyra Davey Discusses Her Mother Reader, 15 Years On

Acclaimed Canadian artist Moyra Davey published her perennially relevant Mother Reader in 2001. Now, she reveals how motherhood continues to affect her art.