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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.

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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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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News in Brief: Remembering Laurel Woodcock, Peter Doig Honoured at Art Icon Event, Kim Nguyen Joins CCA Wattis

This week, the art community mourned the loss of influential conceptual artist and educator Laurel Woodcock.

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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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Canadian Art Appoints Indigenous Editor-at-Large, and Staff Writer

Lindsay Nixon is our new Indigenous Editor-at-Large, and Merray Gerges is our new staff writer.

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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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News in Brief: Tim Pitsiulak Remembered, Takao Tanabe Creates New Prize for BC Painters, Artists Appointed to Order of Canada

This week, renowned Inuit artist Tim Pitsiulak was remembered, and several artists were appointed to the Order of Canada.

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News in Brief: Van Gogh Dispute Continues, Canadian Artists Issue Copyright Complaints, MacKenzie Gallery to Renovate

This week, there were updates in the authenticity debate over Van Gogh sketches, and a donation that will help the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina renovate.

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News in Brief: Annie Pootoogook Honoured With Donation, 401 Richmond Under Threat, Art Gallery of Alberta Gets Funding Boost

This week, $100,000 was donated towards the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in honour of the late artist Annie Pootoogook.

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News in Brief: Details About Montreal Leonard Cohen Exhibition, Remai Modern Announces Jimmie Durham Show, Canadian Artists in Sharjah Biennial

This week, artists included in the Leonard Cohen show at the MAC were announced, Nicolas Grenier and Aude Moreau were awarded prizes in Montreal and more.

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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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Calgary Critic Wins Canadian Art Writing Prize

The winner receives $3,000, while two runners-up—this year from Montreal and Winnipeg—receive $1,000 each.

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