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Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

Nep Sidhu’s controversial exhibition is touring to galleries across the country. Here, he talks about critics, Indigeneity and how religion and community influence his practice

Conditions for Immersion

Conditions for Immersion

London-based artist Beatrice Gibson talks about motherhood, collectivity and process in her recent project I hope I'm Loud When I'm dead

Lindsay Montgomery Paints Ceramic Art to Tell Feminist Stories

Lindsay Montgomery Paints Ceramic Art to Tell Feminist Stories

“For so long we were told ‘something that is decorative can’t be conceptual’—and that’s just sexist,” says this award-winning Canadian artist and teacher

Zadie Xa’s Self-Mythologies in Venice

Zadie Xa’s Self-Mythologies in Venice

Xa speaks about matrilineage, orcas and her new performance at the Biennale’s opening week

The Freedom of Existing on the Edge

The Freedom of Existing on the Edge

The influential American artist Carrie Mae Weems talks about museum collections, the art market, art criticism and Black creative practice

Yoko Ono in 10 Questions

Yoko Ono in 10 Questions

On the occasion of the artist’s exhibition opening at Montreal’s Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain this week, Canadian Art sent 10 questions to Ono via email. Here, her responses

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue

In her directorial debut, Lucy Tulugarjuk ᓘᓯ ᑐᓗᒐᕐᔪᒃ, ᐊᓈᓇᐅᔪᖓ, ᐱᖑᐊᕐᑎᐅᓪᓗᖓ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᔨᐅᓪᓗᖓᓗ worked with her 11-year-old daughter, Nuvvija Mikili Tulugarjuk. Here, asinnajaq ᐊᓯᓐᓇᐃᔭᖅ asks them about their collaboration

“100% Embodied”

“100% Embodied”

As Images Festival enters its 32nd year in Toronto, its new artistic director Steffanie Ling and programming coordinator Sarah-Tai Black discuss the changing nature of experimental film

The Many Creative Influences of Director X

The Many Creative Influences of Director X

“I can’t do that dance: The art-world dance,” X says when asked about artists he admires. “But I do know what resonates.”

The Art of Living

The Art of Living

On the occasion of a new exhibition at MOCA Toronto, Chantal Akerman's long time collaborator Claire Atherton talks about the technique and processes of editing, and the importance of the late artist's work

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.