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Everybody reads a given exhibition differently, and half the enjoyment in art comes from exploring those different points of view. Here, Canada's leading and emerging art writers respond to must-discuss exhibitions taking place across the country and overseas.

A Rhythmic Call to Arms

Rita McKeough’s immersive installation “Veins” is unambiguous about its environmental concerns.

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Salvage Structures

In a recent Or Gallery exhibition, art is a tool for building sustainable relationships.

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Ottawa Report: The New and the Renewed

From the Ottawa Art Gallery launch to fresh SAW Video spaces and a Skawennati show at Axenéo7, older structures are reshaped in the capital region this spring.

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St. John’s Report: Art versus Ice

A look at some recent work that deals with themes of cyclical destruction and rebirth in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Death Metal, Quilting and Art

Classical romantic tragedy meets Game of Thrones kitsch in the nervy textile artworks of Berlin-based Canadian artist Emma LaMorte.

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What Happens When You Leave?

Lessons learned from Thomas Hirschhorn’s “critical workshop” at the Remai Modern

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Black Is Canadian

The ROM’s “Here We Are Here” complicates simplistic notions of national identity.

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Held Under Tension

When Métis artist Amy Malbeuf redeploys everyday tarps, physical and conceptual tensions converge in a meditation on cultural and environmental strain.

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An Indigenous Feminist Defines Beauty for the Next Generation

How Tlingit artist Alison Marks challenged colonial gender roles and expectations in her recent exhibition “One Gray Hair.”

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Montreal Report: The Unresolved Echo

Three recent exhibitions offer a dialogue with the past to reflect on the present.

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In the Eye of the Storm

Caroline Monnet’s solo exhibition “Like Ships in the Night” offers new perspectives on communication.

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The Politics of the Archive

By focusing on captions in the NFB archive, Althea Thauberger shows how Canadian collections—and their curators—both conceal and reveal white privilege.

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