All posts in Canada

18 Shades of Gay going grey- iconic Montreal installation ending

For the last decade, if you were to take a walk through Montreal’s Gay Village- the vibrant and strongly LGBTQ+ neighbourhood along St. Catherine Street- you would be privy to a brilliant icon of joy and pride hanging above you. A vast stringing of multicoloured resin balls, aligned in spectral order, an atomized pride flag […]

Theatrical trigger warnings and culpability

I recently had an article come to my attention, discussing London theatre company The Donmar Warehouse and their decision to begin listing warnings for potentially triggering content in their performances. While theatrical trigger warnings are by no means new (are advisories of violence, nudity, and staged smoking not the same concept under a different name?), […]

“Supernatural Stories” at the McCord Museum

The Haida, an Indigenous group native to the west coast of North America do not have a word for “artist” in their language. The closest approximation of the term one might hear translates to “clever hands”. And the clever hands of the Haida and the works they have brought into the world- from traditional weavings, […]

Fighting ‘Institutional Intolerance,’ Canada Announces Biennial for Indigenous Art in 2020

A biennial for Indigenous art has been announced and set to take place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Center in 2020. The debut biennial will coincide with the highly-anticipated opening of the Inuit Art Center, a $65 million building designed by LA-based Michael Maltzan Architecture, and will feature indigenous artists from Australia, New […]