Steven Stern examines Mike Kelley's recent multi-media spectacle Day Is Done, which reinvigorated many of the artists obsessions and strategies.
Filmmaker Guy Maddin and critic Robert Enright report on the Prairie Surrealism, endemic somnambulism, hockey and hairdryers of Winnipeg, and explain why so many artists choose to live in the world capital of sorrow.
Alex Farquharson explores the eclectic practice of Richard Hawkins, whose collages and paintings explore desire and decadence, abstraction, land-rights and fandom.
Tom Morton admires the intense and compelling paintings and drawings of Tomma Abts, Kirsty Bell looks at the films of Daria Martin, whose work draws on subjects ranging from the Modern Pentathlon to Bauhaus gymnastics, and Mark Godfrey reflects on the work of Omer Fast, an artist who scrutinizes how history is presented and meaning is disseminated. Also featured: Anne Collier by Brian Dillon, Heather and Ivan Morison by Sally O'Reilly, Maria Pask by Emily Pethick, and Bernd Krauß by Jan Verwoert.