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VIFF 2018: "The Proposal"

A documentary by New York artist Jill Magid, depicting her attempts to gain access to the professional archives of Luis Barragán, Mexico’s most famous architect. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2018: The Proposal

A searing artistic investigation into who should own and control creative output. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy"

A look at the recent work of landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy, whose visually stunning works engage with nature, examining time and timelessness, creativity and decay. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

On Dorothy Parker Day we wear wool suits and little hats, smoke with cigarette holders and have a liver-coloured dachshund on a lead. more

Dispatches

PuSh 2017: Zappa Meets Varèse & Oswald

Three twentieth century composers who add a twist and some kick to their sound and mode. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

PuSh 2017: Things a Person is Supposed to Wonder

Surreal. Bizarre. A woman in a shiny pink track suit makes life more difficult while wondering why it is hard. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Pierre Trudeau among the stars—a series of woodblock prints by George Walker. more

FACT

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

A revealing doc about the pioneers of an art revolution which is now so ubiquitous that its history is often forgotten. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

PuSh 2016: Decoder 2017

A genuinely idiosyncratic sound and video art performance where versions of the past and future collide. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

An exploration of art and pop culture by Anna Banana. more

FACT

"You know what I think it's worth?" Goldie said. "Fifteen bucks for the frame." more

FICTION 1 Comments

VIFF 2015: Rainbow Island

An optimistic film about tradition and change on a small Iranian island more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

A thoughtful and revealing portrait of a woman of influence. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: Hockney

An immersive biography of the great British artist. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

A collection of export paintings, created as souvenirs for Western tourists by Chinese painters who adopted Western painting techniques. more

FACT

Alberto Manguel examines the rich symbology of the fist, a primal symbol of rebellion and grief, across cultures and history. more

Columns

VIFF 2014: Art and Craft

Fantastic documentary about an honest forger and the curator obsessed with him. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: The Creator of the Jungle

A Spanish man spends decades building monumental structures in the forest in order to escape civilization. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

"We are the arbiters." A piece about Canadian artistic culture and recognition. more

Prose 1 Comments

Kelsea O'Connor reviews Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer (Visual Editions). more

Reviews 3 Comments

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