In “Leda Relaxes after a Hectic Week” artist Nora de Mariaffi explores the myth of Leda, and creates a female nude that is not sexualized in a way that is catered to a male gaze.
Candy Darling is almost always spoken about in relation to well-known male artists. Sarah Hollyer-Carney explores her legacy and relationship with Andy Warhol.
Aaliyah Crawford is a third year Montreal Undergraduate in Print Media student exploring personal themes such as privacy, intimacy and abuse. By creating a dialogue between her lived experiences and those of the viewers through imagery, printed objects, installation and text, she attempts to bridge the gap between the innately individual and the universal, connecting viewer and artist through shared vulnerability.
Crafting an Artistic Identity in the Late-Nineteenth Century: Caroline Gros-Louis – Denisa Marginean
What challenges did Gros-Louis face as a Huron-Wendat artist practicing in Quebec? How did the socio-cultural context in which she created art influence her craft? When did her work come to be considered as “art” by the white community?
L’Amant, écrit par Marguerite Duras, décrit la vie d’une adolescente française dont la famille s’est expatriée au Vietnam. Lisez la critique de Nina Molto.
Queerness, like many other art historical theories, can be understood, practiced, and applied in many different ways. But what are the ramifications of misconstruing the notion of queerness, both where representation and art historical studies are concerned?
Clare Gemima is a former New Zealand based practitioner who now works and resides in New York City. Negotiating methodologies that … Continue Reading Never on the Same Page with Dad – Clare Gemima
“Even Amidst Fierce Flames / The Golden Lotus Can Be Planted” : On Sylvia Plath’s Legacy – Ennie Skurczak
Sylvia Plath, in both her life and death, is the object of fascination. Ennie Skurzak explores Plath’s legacy.
“As an artist, my work merges imagination, memory and perception of my experiences into an abstract body. I have always tried to express emotions on a canvas, far enough to have the viewer feel what I was feeling. Over the years, I have found that it is easier to make a connection between the canvas and the beholder through abstract work.” Explore Madimenos’ work here.
Montreal-based photographer, director, and curator Laurence Philomène creates a warm and colourful world in their work. Their photographic practice serves as a vivid and beautiful visual archive of trans people’s lives, bodies, and self-expressions. Sarah Hollyer-Carney spoke to Philomène about authenticity, activism, and the process of documenting the everyday moments of trans experience.
To find out more about why sustainable practices are crucial to the future of fashion, contributor Angelina Mazza spoke to Rachael and Laura about how FBU is making a difference, and why students should care.
Nina Molto reviews Alexandra Kleeman’s novel “You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine.”
Clare Gemima is a former New Zealand based practitioner who now works and resides in New York City. Negotiating methodologies that consider … Continue Reading Testing – Clare Gemima
Contemporary Western art has recently become synonymous with self-expression and liberation. In this interview with Malak El Mahmoudy, our contributor Yaasrah Ahmed explores the perspective of viewing the pursuit of art as a privilege, rather than as a right. What forces artists to put their art on hold? And in what case does the pursuit of art put an artist’s liberation at risk?
Conceptually or Personally Driven? An Analysis of Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s Maintenance Art Performances – Emily Draicchio
Emily Draicchio’s essay argues that Ukeles complicates the common understanding of conceptual art as a rejection of the “emotional/intuitive process of art-making” by injecting her performances with the personal, and of “dematerialization” for using her body.