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Rita Letendre: Toronto Public Art by Adam Lauder

For years, Rita Letendre’s public art cut radiant vectors across Toronto’s urban grid.

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When Things Occur by Doreen Mende

When Things Occur (2016) by Oraib Toukan is based on Skype conversations with Gaza inhabitants who were behind the images that were transmitted from screen to screen in the summer of 2014. The subsequent remarks are organised in four short segments that end up with open questions which expand the reflections touched upon here.

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The Space and its Contents by Alex Bowron

This space is not a space. This space reminds us of a space – here, and outside of here. A juxtaposition of several spaces forming a single, ‘real’ place. A break with traditional time.

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Vol. 1: The Ward Players by Ellyn Walker

Indeed, histories of sport contain numerous social, cultural, and political narratives, many of which tell important stories of place and place-making across the lands now known as Canada. Both within and outside of these borders, there has existed a very narrow story of Black baseball within the public imaginary, in which Toronto-based artist Jalani Morgan intervenes with his new exhibition at YYZ Artists’ Outlet.

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“Why don’t I understand?” by Vincent Bonin

It is useful to describe from the outset her way of working. After a period of conceptualizing often involving complex topological design, Deschamps initially makes models of her works with paper.

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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.