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.
In this collection of drawings, I was working with watercolour, ink and pencil crayon on handmade paper from St. Armand, … Continue Reading Raining cats and dogs, snakes, trees, mermaids and Harry Potter – Chloë Lalonde
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.
Who decides who owns your body? In 2019, the answer is still unclear.
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.
Take Care series, 2018, watercolour & photoshop Be Gentle, Hold Tight Please Give Love “I created this work while going … Continue Reading TAKE CARE – Olivia Deresti-Robinson
In an interview with Eva Morrison, artist Laura Hirsh discusses Alan and Ada, her perspective on ethics in technology and data processing, the gender gap in computer science, and her work moving forward.
Eva Morrison interviews Toronto-based artist Nahed Mansour about her research and the ideas behind her “Little Egypt” series.
Emily Draicchio analyzes Ana Mendieta’s “Silueta” series.
In an interview with Yiara Online’s lead contributor Eva Morrison, Concordia undergraduate artist Sadie Mallon discusses her recent work “How to Care for a Limp Thing.”
Taylor Neal explores Saint Orlan’s performance art.
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.