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Haircuts by Children and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract

A cultural planner's immodest proposal: change how we think about children and we just might change the world.

We live in an ‘adultitarian’ state, where the rules are based on very adult priori- ties ...

Curationism

By David Balzer
Categories: Art
Series: Exploded Views

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?

‘Curate’ is now a buzzword, applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside ...

I Could See Everything

By Margaux Williamson
Categories: Art

'Like all my favourite art, these paintings bring out that covetous feeling – I want to wear them, dance to them, show them off as an example of how life feels to me: dirty, dumb, terrifying, spiritual ...

In Love with Art

By Jeet Heer
Categories: Social Science
Series: Exploded Views

Nominated for a 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award

Françoise Mouly, an editor and publisher of uncommon taste and creativity, and an artist in her own right, has spent nearly four decades transforming comics. ...

Army of Lovers

By Sarah Liss
Categories: Social Science
Series: Exploded Views

Will was pretty much the perfect role model. ' - Beth Ditto, The Gossip In the spring of 2010, Toronto lost one of its most important queer civic heroes when local artist, DJ, activist, impresario, promoter, ...

The Beauty Is Relentless

Edited by Mike Hoolboom
By Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby
Categories: Art

The literary post-punk short movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby have been tearing up the festival/gallery circuit for the past fifteen years with their blend of bedroom pop, perverse animations ...

The Shimmering Beast

By Steve Reinke
Categories: Art

 

Steve Reinke is one of the most intriguing artists we've got; his scope is enormous, his imagination absolutely singular. His video art — The Hundred Videos, Anthology of American Folk Song, Anal ...

Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture

What if there is no ‘space,’ only a permanent, slow-motion mystic takeover, an implausibly careening awning? Nothing is utopian. Everything wants to be. Soft Architects face the reaching middle.

If ...

Exploring Contemporary Craft

By Jean Johnson
Categories: Art

The craft of craft, the art of craft - here in Canada we're just starting to really talk about these things. In March 1999, Jean Johnson, who runs Toronto's Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre, organized ...

Inside the Pleasure Dome

By Mike Hoolboom
With Atom Egoyan
Introduction by Atom Egoyan
Categories: Performing Arts

 

Everybody loves the movies. But a movie about the colour blue, or an isolated mountain range, or a man grown so thin the world floats through his perfect transparency? 'You know what would be really ...