C Magazine (est. 1983) is a contemporary art and criticism periodical that functions as a forum for significant ideas in art and contexts. Each issue explores a theme that is singularly engaged with emerging and prevailing perspectives through original art writing, criticism and artists' projects.
Based in Toronto, our content focuses on the activities of contemporary art practitioners residing in Canada and Canadian practitioners living abroad - with an emphasis on those from Black, Indigenous, diasporic and other equity-seeking communities - as well as on international practices and dialogues. We are committed to facilitating meaningful, pluralistic, interdisciplinary, historically-engaged and imaginative conversations about art.
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The winter 2024 issue of C Magazine, C156 Craft, connects artists with their materials, focusing on the relationships among craft and ideas such as lineage, identity, embodiment, function and survival. Thinking across and beyond media and genre, the artists and writers in C156 offer an expansive and elastic understanding of craft that embraces embodied contexts, the consequences of making, and the meanings objects assume as they circulate in the world.
Features, interviews, and experimental texts in this issue follow craft as it moves within families, across diasporas, and through local and global markets. Contributors consider what is at stake as the fine art market embraces craft, explore how the movement of objects and people stitches Latinx identities together, weave together myth, memory, and music to observe patterns between art and life, and engage vernacular photography to elaborate craft-as-vessel for holding and defining individuals and communities alike.