Chris Hampton

Chris Hampton is a Toronto-based freelance arts and culture writer. His work has appeared elsewhere in The New York Times, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and Canadian Art. Find him on Instagram: @chris.hampton

Latest from Chris Hampton

This artist is paying tribute to Canada's hidden military history — by throwing his prints in a lake

The Avro Arrow has fascinated David Trautrimas since childhood, so he decided to honour its mythology and legacy.

Try to escape the gig economy with this artist collective's new video game

GIGCO is the first release by indie game studio SpekWork — but just like the labour market's new normal, it ain't easy.

Foxconn Frequency: 3 performers face piano-based challenges — to show the human cost of our devices

Each sit at stations with an 88-key keyboard, a monitor, a 3D printer, a speaker and two webcams.

BUMP TV broadcasts 24/7 from the basement of an old Victorian — and anyone can have their own show

A group of Toronto artists have started their own online network to make television more accessible and a lot more fun.

What does it mean to 'consume'? This new exhibition asks us to reconsider our role in capitalism

Catherine Telford Keogh's "Dental Dam" makes our consumption habits appear grotesque — but beautiful, too.

Meet the Canadian craft brewers turning the beer label into a work of art

You taste with your eyes first — and with the rise of craft beer, the label has come to be understood as a canvas.

The Museum of Failure shows you that failure is actually very good for you

Innovation isn't rosy and manicured — it's rough and dirty. The museum wants us to embrace failure as a stepping stone on the pathway to progress.

Alicia Nauta's imaginative collages take you from dusty bookshelves into other dimensions

Her printmaking opens portals to other worlds, suggesting that "fantastic possibility" lies ahead.

Bethany Rose Puttkemery's enchanting and ephemeral art leaps from the pages of a fairy tale

Her installations of living flowers are fleeting — which makes them that much more powerful.

Cole Swanson's gold-plated art will make you think twice before you squash that housefly

Swanson's latest installation Monument asks us to notice, to consider and to respect what else is living in the spaces we inhabit.

This Canadian dial-up art is older than the internet, and was long thought to be lost — until now

Discover the little-known history of Telidon, which transmitted art through phones in the early 1980s.

Turning floors into folklore: Hannah Epstein is telling incredible stories...with debaucherous rugs

Driven by the impulse to stir things up, Nova Scotia-born Epstein is — among many other things — a troublemaker.

What's here isn't good enough: Get lost in this artist's fantastical universe of work

For artist Diana Lynn VanderMeulen, there's political barb implicit in her escapism.

Growing up, Omar Badrin 'wore a mask' to protect against racist bullies. Now he's made it his art

Badrin's textile art embodies the feelings of otherness that have been with him since childhood.

Paul Butler's collage parties make going to the gallery feel like a hangout at your friend's place

Work hard, craft harder. Winnipeg's Paul Butler has been throwing legendary collage parties for 20 years — and he's hoping they'll go on forever.