Huney Studios Dares to Dream

Toronto-based wunderkind Hani Pathan is a Jack of all trades. Known formally as her artist name— Huney Studios, the multi-talent expands an oeuvre across a myriad of mediums, exploring different genres and media, ultimately representing a steadfast belief that art is not simply a “one all, be all” approach. Since launching her creative career in…

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Electric: A Celebration of Womanhood

Electric: A Celebration of Womanhood champions the empowerment of black women through the rise of icons. In the vein of Rihanna, Beyonce, Naomi Campbell, Megan Thee Stallion and more, Electric honours women of colour who have paved the way in media, eschewing representations of black women as “aggressive” “strong” and  “intimidating”; instead showcasing their creativity,…

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Galerie Galerie Presents CHAUD MAINTENANT

Galerie Galerie is an online platform which aims to disseminate contemporary web art. They will be launching their fourth rendition of their showcase CHAUD MAINTENANT (Hot Right Now) on September 1st, 2022.  As an ever-evolving subject of contemporary interest, web art is defined as a multitude of creations, including but not limited to video games,…

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Seeing Loud: Basquiat’s Musical Muses

In the early 1980s, while his career was at its peak, New York City-based artist Jean-Michel Basquiat enjoyed a certain level of fame. He had already produced a sizable body of work when he passed very prematurely at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose. His work consisted of 917 drawings, 171 paintings, 85…

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Meriem Bennani’s Life on the CAPS at the Power Plant

Two motion picture pieces by Meriem Bennani, a Moroccan-born New Yorker, are on display at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the Wavelengths section of the Toronto International Film Festival. The exhibit will be on display daily from September 9 through September 18. Originating from Rabat, Morocco Bennani has exhibited across the…

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Faye Wei Wei and the Female Gaze in Abstraction

“The Moon spat a cigarette out at me last night. Her face was veiled in smoke, a secret tangible magic.” An excerpt of the multi-faceted Faye Wei Wei’s poetry reads much like a soliloquy. The poet and visual artist has graced social media with work kindred to the feeling of Renaissance Art. Replete with soft brush…

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 Montreal Introduces Us to Yayoi Kusama

Montreal introduces us to Yayoi Kusama at the Phi Foundation Contemporary Arts Museum this July. The artist, being from Japan, is known primarily for her Infinity Mirrored Rooms, where solo audience members are indulged in a giant disco universe. Since 1965, the artist has produced more than 20 other projects of this sort of installation.…

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Apollo and Dionysus as Lovers

Apollo and Dionysus are Lovers is a queer reimagining of the two dichotomic gods of order and chaos, of man’s endless search for perfection against the backdrop of nature’s perpetual chaos, rebellion, and ecstasy. Photographed by Hannah Sommer and styled by Sepehr Badiei, Badiei juxtaposes handmade garments from emerging brands, Shannen Maria Samuel and Janavi…

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Dior Beauty’s Most Exciting Young Photographers

Dior has been holding its Photography and Visual Arts Awards for Young Talents for the last five years. In partnership with LUMA Arles and ENSP, the project seeks to identify the most exciting emerging image-makers around the world, many of whom are hand-picked from the finest international art schools. The Dior “laureates” are a shortlist…

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Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams

Iranian-born New York City resident Shirin Neshat is a visual artist best recognized for her work in photography, and film. Prior to the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1974, Neshat traveled to Los Angeles to pursue her art studies. Upon arriving back in Iran in the 90’s Neshat took photographs of herself while wearing the chador,…

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