David Balzer, an award-winning author, critic and editor, has been named editor-in-chief of Canadian Art magazine, succeeding Richard Rhodes, who retired in December. Stepping up from five years as deputy editor and associate editor, he'll be responsible for all of the content platforms, digital and print, for what is Canada's most widely read art magazine.
“I am excited to continue my work with Canadian Art as editor-in-chief,” says Balzer. “We have a very talented editorial staff and they will be central to how I shape and direct the publication moving forward. My commitment is to intelligent but accessible coverage of contemporary visual art and culture, online and in print. I want to provoke conversation, and in doing so reflect the diversity and dynamism of the Canadian artworld, both nationally and internationally.”Balzer's first issue will be Fall 2016.