CURRENT ISSUE | SUMMER 2016
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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: Nadia Myre Awarded Banff Commission, AGO’s New Curatorial Addition, Contemporary Calgary Expands

This week, Nadia Myre won a commission at the Banff Centre, Contemporary Calgary hired a curator and details of a Canadian Craft Biennial were announced.

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Maud Lewis Biopic to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

The Canadian premiere of the biopic featuring Sally Hawkins as the iconic Nova Scotia folk artist will take place September 12 in Toronto.

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Why Ontario’s New Culture Strategy Still Needs Work

Last week, the government of Ontario announced its first-ever culture strategy. It’s a big step forward—but there’s still a ways to go.

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Finalists Announced for $50,000 Aimia Photography Prize

Four finalists for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize were announced this morning.

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Canadian Art’s Board Announces New Co-Publishers

The Canadian Art Foundation is pleased to announce that David Balzer and Debra Rother are now co-publishers of Canada’s most widely read art magazine.

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Canadian Art’s Board Announces New Co-Publishers

The Canadian Art Foundation is pleased to announce that David Balzer and Debra Rother are now co-publishers of Canada’s most widely read art magazine.

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News in Brief: New Ontario Cultural Strategy, Open Letter to Mélanie Joly, Accusations of Art Plagiarism

This week, art leaders wrote an open letter to Mélanie Joly, the Ontario government released a cultural strategy and accusations of art plagiarism surfaced.

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These Two Curators Sound Awfully Alike

Nicolaus Schafhausen expressed uncanny “synchronicity” with the words of Chantal Pontbriand for a recent Sobey Art Award announcement.

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News in Brief: Canadian Photography Institute’s New Director, Canada Council’s 2016 Awards, Wanda Nanibush Joins AGO

This week, the Canadian Photography Institute’s director was announced, the Canada Council’s prizes were released and Wanda Nanibush joined the AGO’s staff.

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Montrealer Becomes a Director for Venice Biennale

Montreal’s Marie Chouinard, who has worked on dance’s cutting edge for more than 30 years, has been appointed director of dance for the Venice Biennale.

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News in Brief: MOCA’s Interim CEO, Peter Doig’s Legal Case, Wanda Koop Joins Order of Manitoba

This week, Toronto’s MOCA announced an interim CEO, Peter Doig was embroiled in a lawsuit and Wanda Koop joined the Order of Manitoba.

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The Art of Diplomacy: What Obama Saw at our National Gallery

On June 29, the National Gallery of Canada hosted to the North American Leaders’ Summit. Here’s some art that the presidents and PM saw.

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