As some artists cancel travel to a rare survey of contemporary Iranian art debuting in Toronto, their art gains renewed relevance.
From 1963 to 1971 to 2017, from Birmingham to Attica to Toronto, new shows from the Ryerson Image Centre are tackling police repression and black protest.
Aida Muluneh is shown from New York to Johannesburg, Basel to Addis Ababa. But few know that her photo love began in a tiny high-school darkroom in Calgary.
It’s just a couple of weeks into 2017, but Indigenous artists and their allies have already generated cogent critiques of the official #Canada150 hashtag.
On New Year’s Eve, Blank Canvas Gallery’s co-owner was tasered by police—raising questions about racial bias in policing, and in the Canadian art scene.
Canadians are spending less time and money on arts, culture and social leisure than they did before the recession. And art orgs need to take action.