Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Kate:

With new exhibit Montreal artist Karen Tam conjures the city’s historic Chinatown

Tam’s latest exhibition, Swallowing Moutains, is at the McCord Stewart Museum until August 13 → Read More

Actor Gordon Pinsent, the friendly face and rogueish heart of Canadian cinema, dead at 92

Over a decades-long career, he brought ‘men of humour, men of dignity, men of strength and men of compassion’ to life → Read More

Review: Emily Brontë biopic blurs the line between fact and fiction too much for its own good

The portrayal of the dark horse middle sister of the literary triumvirate is a standout in the film, but purists are not going to be pleased with some of the historical liberties taken → Read More

Tim Whiten wins 2022 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

$75,000 award is a career prize that recognizes an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada and includes the opportunity of a solo exhibition at the AGO → Read More

The rock art of Tassili n’Ajjer is mysterious; Lydia Ourahmane’s wordless film of the drawings is hypnotic

Algerian artist Lydia Ourahmane’s hypnotic 47-minute film reveals the 12,000-year-old rock paintings of Tassili n’Ajjer → Read More

Sculptor David Ruben Piqtoukun creates hybrids both fertile and dangerous

A new show of the artist’s work at the Art Gallery of Ontario reveals the past and present tensions in his work → Read More

Five arts shows to brighten up the final weeks of the winter season

Galleries from Coast to coast exhibit photography, paintings and film from several Canadian artists → Read More

National Gallery of Canada’s show must go on minus senior curators (for now)

Interim director Angela Cassie says hires are imminent, but the absence of senior talent is clear in lacklustre programming → Read More

Kapwani Kiwanga to represent Canada at 60th Venice Biennale

The Ontario-born artist will create work for the Canada Pavilion in the Biennale’s Giardini park where the international art exhibition opens April 20, 2024 → Read More

Artist Caroline Monnet evokes Anishinaabe culture with everyday materials

By juxtaposing modernist abstraction with banal building materials on the one hand and sacred geometries on the other, Monnet confronts the First Nations housing crisis where crowding, poor air quality and boil-water advisories threaten health and quality of life → Read More

National Gallery using outside consultant as HR director, chief operating officer

Tania Lafrenière serves in two leadership roles for annual fees potentially worth more than the salary of the CEO → Read More

Review: Hugh Jackman-starring drama The Son is a cruel, tolerance-testing affair

Florian Zeller’s follow up to The Father is a film that is cruel to its characters, and by extension to its long-suffering audience → Read More

ROM exhibit celebrates heyday of Canadian modernism

ROM exhibition speaks highly of both the ubiquity and the reach of Canadian design – but also signals its limits → Read More

Renowned artist Michael Snow mixed conceptualist coups with witty populism in his long career

Snow became the leading Canadian artist of the post-Second World War period and transformed Toronto into a hub of ‘high-stakes, high-concept’ art → Read More

Review: Corsage’s refreshing attitude toward the conventions of the biopic

Director Marie Kreutzer offers unrepentant anachronism and shifting perspectives on a character as unsettling as she is fascinating → Read More

Women and design dominate 2023 museum calendar

Aside from a celebration of Quebec abstractionist Jean-Paul Riopelle, exhibitions in this coming year feature design rather than fine art and women instead of men → Read More

False conspiracy theory dogs National Gallery layoffs

Angela Cassie laid off four senior staffers last month and made the mistake of telling staff in a memo that this aligned with the strategic plan – a plan dedicated to making community connections and respecting Indigenous knowledge → Read More

The Globe’s annual Christmas painting: The Bird Shop, St. Lawrence Street, by Maurice Cullen

Today, the painting subtly evokes the spirit of the winter holidays, juxtaposing the lonely worker in the dark and cold with the promise of light, warmth and human company → Read More

Leonard Cohen’s mountainous archive captured by AGO exhibit

Songwriter shown crafting his public persona in collection of photographs, notebooks and drawings → Read More

The Canadian cultural icons who made the arts better in 2022

The artists, animators, authors and kings of the world who lightened our lives in this up-and-down roller-coaster ride of a year: meet your Canadian arts heroes of 2022 → Read More