Over the past five years, the ceramic engine sculptures of Saskatchewan artist Clint Neufeld have won increasing recognition. With a Mendel Art Gallery opening this week, and MASS MoCA’s “Oh, Canada” on the horizon, Neufeld talks with Leah Sandals about his military start, farm heritage and more.
One of Rebecca Belmore's most recent works, The Blanket, continues the artist's practice of speaking to the centuries of abuse Aboriginal peoples have endured in Canada. In this interview with Lee-Ann Martin from our Spring 2012 magazine, Belmore discusses her critically acclaimed works and their meanings.
Opening on May 27 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, “Oh, Canada” will be the largest survey of Canadian contemporary art ever held on American soil. In this interview from our Spring 2012 magazine, critic Sarah Milroy talks about the show's development with MASS MoCA curator Denise Markonish.
Himalayan peaks meet Queen West sidewalks in Althea Thauberger’s latest Toronto installation, where a massive, billboard-sized image shows Kashmiri actors staging King Lear. In this interview with Bryne McLaughlin, Thauberger discusses the work’s making and meaning.
As part of his latest project, Vancouver artist Samuel Roy-Bois posted an ad promising a rent-free apartment in Canada’s most heated real-estate market. Now, he chats with Bryne McLaughlin about the results.
This week, a new documentary on Marina Abramović had its Canadian premiere at the Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto. In this interview with Leah Sandals, Abramović talks about the film, fundamental beliefs and future plans.
Last week, National Gallery of Canada director Marc Mayer gave public talks in Toronto and Winnipeg on an oft-controversial arts topic: taxpayers’ money. Here, in follow-up interview with Leah Sandals, he discusses what he’s like to do with the gallery’s budget in the future.
N.E. Thing Co.’s Eye Scream was a restaurant/artwork opened in 1977 in Vancouver. It closed after a year and a half, but its legacy lives on in an IAIN BAXTER& retrospective in Chicago. Here, Mark Clintberg speaks with BAXTER& about the project.
Poetics, politics and paradox multiply in the work of India’s Raqs Media Collective, which has gained wide international attention in the past decade. Last week, as its latest exhibition opened in Toronto, Raqs’ Shuddhabrata Sengupta sat down to chat with Bryne McLaughlin.
Though Toronto’s Nuit Blanche is often a jubilant celebration, it's shadowed this year by the threat of municipal arts funding cuts. In this interview, programming manager Julian Sleath talks with Leah Sandals about the context and content of this Saturday’s fest.