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Articles by Leah Sandals

There are 355 articles by Leah Sandals

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Police Repression and Black Activism Highlighted in New Exhibitions

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.

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Features
Aida Muluneh: From Ethiopia to Canada and Back Again

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.

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Artists and Allies Resist #Canada150 Push on Social Media

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.

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Community Concerned After Toronto Gallery Co-Owner Tasered by Police

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.

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Study: Canadians Spending Less Time on Arts and Culture

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.

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Reviews
Art in 2016: From Many, One

A critic at midlife on art that condenses time—wide, inconceivable, generational time—through repetition and incantation, aggregation and association.

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Features
Eliza Griffiths: Painting the Psyche

“The theme that has been emerging for the past while is trying to heal dysfunction and trauma,” Griffiths says. “But the humour sort of mediates it.”

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News
Artists Question Proposed Changes at Newfoundland Art Gallery

Artists have “serious concerns about the impact that this restructuring could potentially have on the art gallery” at the Rooms, says one representative.

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Features
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Art Can Be Activism

Anyone who thinks that art can’t affect politics—or that activist art can’t win widespread recognition—should learn about Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

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Canadian Art Historian Embroiled in Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy [Updated]

Canadian art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov has found herself at the centre of an international Van Gogh sketchbook controversy.

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