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An Exit Interview with Marc Mayer

An Exit Interview with Marc Mayer

This week, Marc Mayer steps down after a decade as director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada. Here, he reflects on shifting institutional landscapes and a tenure marked by big changes and, at times, big controversies

Dancing on the Border

Dancing on the Border

With upcoming performances in Vancouver and Toronto, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa talks about the multiple locations of his work

Whose Community Is It?

Whose Community Is It?

Gentrification and immigration are changing Chinatowns across Canada. In this interview, Henry Heng Lu asks artists Morris Lum and Karen Tam about how Chinese identities are evolving as a result

On Laundry, Playgrounds, Kids and Other Lost Art Legacies

On Laundry, Playgrounds, Kids and Other Lost Art Legacies

Nobody becomes an artist alone—though that’s a favoured canonical myth. Montreal art duo Leisure, in contrast, surfaces relationality, family and connection

Femmes Noires

Femmes Noires

Black American artist Mickalene Thomas talks about her solo show at the AGO and the challenges of getting Black artists and audiences into major institutions

Your Board Supports Trump: A Conversation with Andrea Fraser

Your Board Supports Trump: A Conversation with Andrea Fraser

In an in-depth interview, the renowned US artist talks institutional critique, political action and why class needs to be part of the discussion

Like No One’s Looking

Like No One’s Looking

Kandis Williams talks about the realities, challenges and excitements of being a Black person in the art world

Métis Beading and Ancestral Knowledge: A Conversation with Katherine Boyer

Métis Beading and Ancestral Knowledge: A Conversation with Katherine Boyer

The Métis artist discusses the labours of beading, listening to plants and her upcoming exhibition "The Prairie Rose Won't Mourn Us"

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

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

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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.