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Lord Dalhousie: A Collector Ahead of his Time

Lord Dalhousie: A Collector Ahead of his Time

Shows based on today’s art collectors are increasingly frequent. But it’s rarer to get a glimpse of historical patrons. Now Gabrielle Moser explores the possibilities in an interview with René Villeneuve, curator of “Lord Dalhousie: Patron and Collector.”

Eduardo Ralickas: The Many Equivalences of Raymonde April

Eduardo Ralickas: The Many Equivalences of Raymonde April

Since the 1970s, Raymonde April has studied key contemporary issues in photography. Now, with her art spawning three Montreal exhibitions, Bryne McLaughlin talks with curator Eduardo Ralickas about what makes April’s art so compelling.

Lex Vaughn: A Chat on Second City and Saskatchewan

Lex Vaughn: A Chat on Second City and Saskatchewan

For some Canadians, winter is all about staying indoors. This week, a different kind of hibernation begins when performer/artist Lex Vaughn’s “geriatric dandy” alter ego takes up residence in a Saskatoon gallery. Here, Vaughn chats with Gabrielle Moser about the work’s origins.

Adrian Searle: Interview in Toronto

Adrian Searle: Interview in Toronto

British art critic Adrian Searle was in Ontario last week—fresh from Frieze—to lecture at Art Toronto. Between appearances, he sat down for a frank, in-depth chat with Canadian Art managing editor Bryne McLaughlin about art scenes near and far.

Scott Conarroe: Photographing By Rail

Scott Conarroe: Photographing By Rail

Toronto photographer Scott Conarroe journeyed far—both professionally and personally—to create “By Rail,” an exhibition of North American road-trip landscapes. Now, in an interview with Justin Mah, Conarroe discusses his influences and itineraries.

2009 Windsor Biennial: Kick Out the Jams

2009 Windsor Biennial: Kick Out the Jams

With General Motors declaring bankruptcy this week, there’s a lot of focus on the Windsor-Detroit region. Now Windsor Biennial co-curator Lee Rodney shares some thoughts with Bryne McLaughlin on cultural prospects in the area.

Interview with Sarah Thornton: Seven Days in the Art World

Interview with Sarah Thornton: Seven Days in the Art World

From CalArts crits to the Venice art blitz, there’s many subcultures in the art world. Who better to investigate them than sociologist and art lover Sarah Thornton, author of the recent bestseller Seven Days in the Art World? With lectures upcoming on April 15 in Toronto and April 18 in Vancouver, an interview reveals some of Thornton’s research savvy and secrets.

Jennifer Stillwell: Grate Expectations

Jennifer Stillwell: Grate Expectations

If there’s anyone who can inject vibrancy into the mundane, grey everyday of Canadian winters, it’s witty sculptor Jennifer Stillwell. Now, with a solo exhibition on in Winnipeg, Stillwell chats about Canadian Tire, brain freezes, her new public art project and more.

Don Thompson: Stuffed Sharks, Empty Wallets and the Art Market to Come

Don Thompson: Stuffed Sharks, Empty Wallets and the Art Market to Come

With sales chilling at the Frieze Art Fair last week, there’s no better time to chat about the art market’s future. In this interview, economist Don Thompson, author of The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art, shares his predictions.

Interview with Kitty Scott: Banff’s 75th, Serpentine Lessons, National Gallery News Frenzy and More

Interview with Kitty Scott: Banff’s 75th, Serpentine Lessons, National Gallery News Frenzy and More

As the Banff Centre celebrates its 75th anniversary, Kitty Scott, its director of Visual Arts, is reaching a different kind of milestone—completion of her first year there. Now, Scott talks about bolstering Banff, protecting the National Gallery, learning in London and more.