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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

Our Collective Nervous System

Our Collective Nervous System

A conversation with artist Erin Gee on her new work LaughingWeb Dot Space, which makes space for catharsis on the internet

Rhonda Pelley Divines a Newfoundland Tarot

Rhonda Pelley Divines a Newfoundland Tarot

The artist fell in love with her home province when surveying women affected by the fishing moratorium in the 1990s. Now, she pays homage to local truths, and myths, in a different way

“If Emily Carr Were Born in Seattle, She’d Be World-Famous”

“If Emily Carr Were Born in Seattle, She’d Be World-Famous”

As curator Ian Thom prepares to open his final exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, he discusses what he’s learned about Canadian art—and its problems

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.