Art

‘It’s Not the Street Art That’s Political, It’s the City That’s Political’: Meeting Greece’s Graffiti Artists

There is freedom that comes with the chaos of Athens, and that freedom is written all over its walls. 

The Assemblage of Norman Hasselriis

He walked away from the art world and filled a storefront in upstate New York with his unique sculptures. What happens to them now that he’s gone? 

The Female Gaze of Sally Mann and Kim Kardashian West

In new books, Mann and Kardashian West exploit moments of subjectively felt beauty and power to capture the material world around them—one often, by default, represented through a male eye.

Deconstructing Selfies

Matthew L. Miller’s “Can’t You See It, I Am One” gallery show is a challenge to—and rejection of—one of the central tenets of self-portraiture: that the artist himself is the subject.

Bear Re-imagined

Marian Engel’s Bear was an award-winning Canadian novel relegated to the darkest recesses of literary history. But the Internet never forgets, and so to celebrate its return, we asked five illustrators to re-imagine the novel’s startling …

The Blueprint is Gone: Kim Adams’ Bruegel-Bosch Bus

Kim Adams’ Bruegel-Bosch Bus feels like an exploded toy chest—a sculpture set in an old Volkswagen, stuffed with action figures and other nostalgic ephemera. If it seems like Adams—the subject of a new Art Gallery of Hamilton retrospective—is…

The Woods Are Where You’ll Die

The Group of Seven imagined an idealized Canada: rural, wild, devoid of people, out of history. Kim Dorland’s new exhibit “You Are Here” revisits those landscapes, but with a twist: humans are present, but nature may not be too hospitable toward…