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Women and Water Illuminate the World

Women and Water Illuminate the World

The ReMatriate Collective’s exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery represents Northwest art differently, highlighting women carvers, feminine water ceremonies and even a lesbian creation story

Like a Vessel

Like a Vessel

Drones, moms and menopause: video artist Stephanie Comilang and performer and musician Peaches talk about all the ways that art helps represent—and resist—gender

To Salvage an Archive

To Salvage an Archive

What does it mean to make public your family's history of migration? Deanna Bowen discusses her new exhibition ”A Harlem Nocturne,“ and Black histories across the continent

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

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.