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Interviews

Writing Performances

Writing Performances

Does a performance need an audience like writing needs a reader? In a conversation over several months, artist Jana Omar Elkhatib discusses how she developed a series of new works for Hamilton Artists Inc., through writing, sound and the body

From Margin to Centre, and Back Again

From Margin to Centre, and Back Again

“I sensed a social ecology I had to navigate but did not understand,” says artist Ken Lum of the rules-based art world that surrounded him. “And when I did start to understand it, I was unsympathetic to why this social ecology had to be heeded”

The Future Is Femme

The Future Is Femme

Sobey Art Award winner Stephanie Comilang discusses representation, family and why she feminizes drones in her videos

Maintaining Our Own Histories

Maintaining Our Own Histories

Jamie Ross, Jade Yumang, Hazel Meyer and Tobaron Waxman discuss queer activism, archival legacies and strategies of resistance—from the highpoint of the sexual revolution to today

This is the future

This is the future

Renowned artist Hito Steyerl talks gardening, manure, free ports and the joys of working with community

Toronto Rising

Toronto Rising

Art Toronto's new director Mia Nielsen sees growing international excitement about Canada’s largest city—and intends to build on that

Rogue Archaeology

Rogue Archaeology

Two artists discuss dark energy, living media and the liveliness of the materials they paint with—from bitumen and coal to algae and pollen

Phantoms of Post-Coloniality

Phantoms of Post-Coloniality

“The gazes in my paintings are not accidental.” Senegalese artist Omar Ba speaks with Montreal-based scholar James Oscar about hauntings and ghosts, frequencies and repetition, and the politics of painting now

“The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture”

“The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture”

Sandrine Colard, artistic director of the upcoming Lubumbashi Biennale and guest curator of a new exhibition of African photography at the Ryerson Image Centre, discusses the shifting dynamics between female sitters and their photographers

Drag Is a Mirror

Drag Is a Mirror

Victoria Sin’s hybrid practice uses speculative fiction to disrupt normative ways of desiring, looking and existing

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.