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Laurence Philomène on the Beauty of Everyday Trans Existence – Sarah Hollyer-Carney

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.

When Art Takes a Backseat: An Interview With Malak El Mahmoudy – Yaasrah Ahmed

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?

Archi-Féministes! Publication Review – Eva Morrison

Eva Morrison reviews OPTICA’S “Archi-Féministes!: Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories,” which emphasizes the plurality of feminisms and the meeting point of activism, research, and art history in Canada and elsewhere.

Angeline Meitzler’s SHE IS – Eva Morrison

Eva Morrison explores Angeline Meitzler’s “SHE IS,” a digital reconfiguration of the first 100 tweets that used the hashtag #AzizAnsari shortly after he was accused of sexual assault.