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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

The Quiet Resistance

The Quiet Resistance

For artist Carrie Allison, beadwork is a methodology to decolonize, the pull of threads a memory device to connect through generations

The Legacy of Presence

The Legacy of Presence

Artist Sandra Brewster talks about her process and the influence of memory

“A Stubborn Way to Encourage Real Looking”

“A Stubborn Way to Encourage Real Looking”

Artist Shaan Syed discusses his work in painting, gallery-making, language and more

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

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.