CURRENT ISSUE | SPRING 2017: STRUCTURES
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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.

How One Toronto Artist is Critiquing Putin’s Reign

Felix Kalmenson gathered materials for a critical art installation during his first return to his Russian birthplace in 27 years.

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Montreal’s All-Night Underground Art Maze

In Montreal, a subterranean network of passages links shopping malls and office buildings. Art Souterrain transforms them into a playground for art.

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Winnipeg Report: The Slippage of Memory

Proust had his madeleine—and Winnipeg artists have their crocheted blankets, deli sandwiches and collaborative performances.

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Vancouver Report: From Black and White to Coloured Lights

When Vancouver skies are overcast, exhibitions about darkness and obfuscation seem all the more relevant.

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A Fast Shutter for Slow Violence: The Art of Thaddeus Holownia

How Thaddeus Holownia’s extended—and often quiet-seeming—photographic portraits actually capture the slow violence wreaking havoc with our planet.

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“Vancouver Special” and the Issue with Local Surveys

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s new triennial raises several questions, especially: how is “local” defined in shows like these, and is it time to reconsider?

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Sad Songs and Strange Birds

A dead flamingo stirs up strong emotions in an exhibition in Newfoundland at the Rooms.

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In “Yonder,” Migrant Flight Speaks to Land

“Yonder,” at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, sees diasporic Canadian artists consider the landscape as a space for loss, identity and flight.

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Halifax Report: Can an Art Gallery Be a Place for Mourning?

In Halifax, galleries have also become sanctuaries and gathering places, featuring exhibitions that deal with grief and commemoration.

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Canadian Artists Take on Cancer

Can art offer a new way of understanding the experience of illnesses like cancer? A group of health researchers and artists in Edmonton think so.

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Vancouver Report: Resistance is Not Futile

This winter in Vancouver has been, largely, bleak and icy. But resilience can be located in a number of shows in the city.

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A Home Is Not a Building

What does it means to belong? Three recent exhibitions in Toronto tackle an increasingly pertinent question.

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