“The Milk of Dreams” fuels the 2022 Venice Biennale

How does one concisely evoke the essence of the 2022 Venice Biennale? One can’t, but one can certainly try. The Biennale, containing over 120 years of history as one of the world’s foremost arts exhibitions, hosts some of the globe’s most talented creators and their creations across visual arts, architecture, film, dance, music, and theatre. […]

Remembering Charles Csuri, digital pioneer

At nearly a century of life, the foremost pioneer of digital art and computer animation, Charles Csuri, has passed away. While it may seem surprising that an early adopter of digital art techniques could have lived to the age of 99 already, Csuri embodied the fact that you can in fact teach an old dog […]

Simon Beck is the world’s preeminent “snow artist”

As we drag on through the latter end of winter, it’s hard not to feel the drain of the cold weather and the short hours of sunlight—especially with the ceaseless isolation of the pandemic. Yet there are some artists who bring such liveliness to the world during, and in fact because of, the winter months. […]

National Gallery of Canada creates Department of Indigenous Ways and Decolonization

It’s no secret that many of the western world’s art institutes have been stuck in many isolating, regressive trends. With predominantly white, Euro-centric viewpoints, collections, and heads, this narrow lens often supports a colonial understanding of the art world with little speaking to the creations and experiences of Indigenous peoples. This past year saw the […]

Nina Lee Aquino appointed as NAC’s English artistic director

Canada’s National Arts Centre has remained the head of the country’s performing arts for over half a century. Situated in the capital of Ottawa, it serves as not only a home for renowned Canadian theatre but a massive investor in both English and French theatre throughout the country, bringing national productions to international eyes. This […]

Kultura connects audiences and art through AI-driven platform

We have more ways than ever to connect with new media. Through the vast online interconnectivity of the modern age, it is truly easier than ever to have a broad experience of the arts. But there have always been some layers of barrier around the world of visual arts, and even those engaged in their […]

Kalum Teke Dan’s ‘Sunset Song’ bricked up by construction

It was an incredibly poor decision and even worse timing. Canada had just celebrated its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a newly instated national holiday focussing on the struggles Indigenous populations have faced in Canada and non-Indigenous citizens’ efforts to become aware and better allies. But in Calgary, Alberta, just after the day […]