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Beware: whoever pretends to be a ghost will eventually turn into one by Vincent Bonin

In the last few years, Court ‘s exhibitions have seemed to approach the question of responsiveness away from the presupposition that his role (and that of his collaborators) would be above all to “reveal,” once more, hidden meaning unspeakable by the institution hosting the work.

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Presque-vu By Matthew Kyba

A strange phenomenon occurs when one can almost remember a memory, term, or detail, yet falls short as it barely escapes them. Concentration seems to grip the sand too tightly as whatever we hoped to recall slowly falls through our fingers. As an artist, Jen Aitken capitalizes on this sense of Presque-Vu, or almost seen.

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Aiminanu by Guy Sioui Durand

Aiminanu. “A conversation is going on,” as it translates from Innu-aimun. Thus, the relationship develops through spoken language.

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Goldilocks & The Bears

This Interview was conducted in the Mohawk language between between Karahkwenhawi (Zoe Leigh Hopkins) and Owennatekha (Brian Maracle) on September 9, 2016.

English translation provided by Karonhyawake (Jeff Doreen)

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Drawing Rainbows In Unequal Air by Aryen Hoekstra

The graphs and diagrams quoted by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens in their exhibition Drawing Rainbows In Unequal Air engage with data as a processed image of social and economic relations.

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RE: HOW DO YOU SURRENDER TO A DRONE by Craig Rodmore

Photographs and sculptures with a photographic charactereverything is made, and yet everything has an air of reproduction or reconstruction.

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Sandy Plotnikoff – VVHAT @ YYZ by Amy Lam

Made out of the materials that reference capitalist surfaces–foil stamping from brand new boxes; sticky, shiny decals; paint skins–VVHAT presents a visually attractive force that is also repulsive in its effects.

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Some Things That May Or May Not Relate by Alex Bowron

We exploded the countdown device and now we can no longer count down to the explosion.

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The Transitive Nightfall of Diamonds: On the Recent Drawings of Lisa Neighbour by Jennifer McMackon

Each drawing in the series portrays in isolation the skeletal remains of a large demolished vehicle (or two) sagging in the aftermath of a long dissipated thud. An impression of the passage of time is embedded formally in each work as destroyed vehicular prototypes are culled from newspapers and other sources of media.

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It’s all in the numbers by Sarah Robayo Sheridan

Gold mirror is a recurrent medium in Jade Rude’s installations. It is a material that evokes divergent affiliations: both the high-end optic technology of space missions but also a plastic world’s answer to consumer-grade luxury.