Ai-Da the artist robot and AI’s place in art

Artificial intelligence has been a part of our regular life for decades now. While there is still an air of the technological future to it and a wealth of detractors and those who fear its influence, it has already integrated into our society. And as it has also intermingled with artistic practices for some time […]

Ancient Tibetan handprint art discovery sparks debate

Upon the recent discovery by researchers at Cornell University of a series of hand and footprints dating at about 200,000 years old, there has been a debate sparked as to whether this is the earliest piece of artwork to be discovered. The purported handprint art was discovered by a team of archaeologists and geologists in […]

Staged transformation- the hope for changes in theatre

In many regions, we’re seeing the first semblance of a return to form for theatres in a year. Festivals are gearing up for outdoor performances that abide by safety protocols, regional theatres are operating at reduced capacities, and with vaccines rolling out over the next several months, institutions like performing arts schools may be able […]

The transient graffiti of Montréal’s Tunnel de Rouen

As we begin to move into warmer, more outdoorsy months, so too does the artistic life of our cities shift gears. Outdoor performances, street musicians, and seasonal installations are all bound to return in full force soon enough. One of the most distinctive outdoors art practices has already come out of hibernation—graffiti. And no location […]

Black Art: In the Absence of Light review

The recently released documentary, Black Art: In the Absence of Light, simultaneously explores the challenges Black Artists continue to face in reaching mainstream audiences and the importance of their artwork in the narrative of American (United States) art history. The film takes a hard look at the significant role exhibitions, curators, and collectors play in perpetuating […]

The changing face of art collections

The days of traditional fine art collecting may be behind us. Technology and the push for diversity are changing how individuals and museums acquire art and their approach to building collections. While the Covid-19 pandemic has escalated this shift, it was likely only a matter of time before this cultural reckoning would have occurred. For […]

Auld Lang Syne- should 2020 be forgot and never brought to mind?

With the year-who-must-not-be-named in the rearview window of our calendars, there are a lot of folks who would love to simply leave last year in the dust. While there is still much to contend with and the New Year’s Eve countdown didn’t erase any of the persisting issues our planet has on its plate, there […]