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Get up-to-date reports on Canada’s art news including notable appointments and gallery shifts, as well as key award announcements as they happen.

News in Brief: Marcel Dzama Launches Fundraiser for ACLU, Fogo Island Young Curator Announced, Canadian Museum of History Receives $3 Million Donation

This week, Marcel Dzama continued his artistic collaboration with Raymond Pettibon—but this time, it’s to fundraise for the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Details Released for Geoffrey Farmer’s Venice Biennale Project

Vancouver artist plans to address family history and intergenerational trauma through his trademark medium of found images.

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News in Brief: Accusations of Art Fraud, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s New Director, John Hartman Award Recipient

This week, furor over stylistic similarities mounted on social media, Erika DeFreitas was lauded and the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie hired a director.

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2017 Governor General’s Awards Winners Announced

The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the eight winners of this year’s awards, which include a $25,000 cash prize.

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News in Brief: MOCA Receives $5 Million in Funding, Canadian Gallery Opens New York Post, Painting Returned After Nazi Pillage

This week, MOCA in Toronto received a huge funding boost, a Canadian gallery announced a New York location and a Nazi-looted painting is returned.

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Scotiabank Announces Longlist for $50,000 Photography Award

Eleven artists from across Canada have been nominated for the 2017 award, which comes with a $50,000 prize, a major solo exhibition and a photo book deal.

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Canadians Announced for 2017 Venice Biennale Exhibition

Geoffrey Farmer won’t be the only artist representing Canada in Venice—the main exhibition’s roster, released today, includes several Canadian artists.

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News in Brief: Emily Carr University Rebrands, Plug In ICA Granted New Chapter Funds, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Receives Trio of Donations

This week, a new visual identity was released for Emily Carr University, and recipients of the Canada Council’s New Chapter funds were announced.

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Iranian Art Show in Toronto “More Charged” in Light of US Travel Ban

As some artists cancel travel to a rare survey of contemporary Iranian art debuting in Toronto, their art gains renewed relevance.

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Canadian Artists Struggle with US Travel Ban

For some Canadian artists, the recent American travel ban is the latest in a stream of Islamophobia that has affected their lives and careers for years.

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Curator Reminds Us That #RefugeesMakeCulture

The Centre Pompidou. “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Cloud Gate. Broadway Boogie-Woogie. None of these would exist without refugees, Brendan Cormier points out.

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News in Brief: VAG’s Chief Curator Departs, Executive/Artistic Director Leaves BNL MTL, Emily Carr Alumnus Gets Oscar Nod, MOCA Announces New Director of Programs

This week, the departures of Daina Augaitis from the VAG and Sylvie Fortin from the BNL MTL were announced and MOCA hired a new director of programs.

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