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Material Bonds

Material Bonds

After her late uncle’s belongings were stolen from a recent exhibition, Vicky Sabourin reflects on tracing their relationship through objects and inheriting a history of the Duplessis Orphans

Maya Ben David’s Deep Dive into Fan Culture

Maya Ben David’s Deep Dive into Fan Culture

The performance artist talks about her playful characters—like Air Canada Gal, Pocket GoodLife and Pregnant Harry Potter—and other subversive fan tropes

Pictures of You

Pictures of You

A conversation with Janet Werner on the shifting grounds of feminism, fashion and portraiture

From Environmental Activist to Minister of Canadian Heritage

From Environmental Activist to Minister of Canadian Heritage

In a Toronto chat just days into leading the nation’s culture file, Steven Guilbeault answers questions on climate crises, museums and an artist resale right

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”

Necessary Objects
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

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.