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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: A New CEO for MOCA, and More

The CEO spot was vacated by Chantal Pontbriand in 2016. Plus: Appropriation at the Power Plant, a $1.5-mil BC gallery reno and Nuit Blanche censorship.

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Alex Colville’s Studio, Revealed

Alex Colville’s studio has been donated to Mount Allison University where, this month, it will be unveiled.

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Lunenberg-Born Artist Wins RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Top prize for the award is $25,000, with $15,000 each for two runners-up. The winner was announced at a ceremony this evening in Ottawa.

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News in Brief: OCAD University Receives $1 Million for Historic Renovation

Plus: Andrew Hunter is the Art Gallery of Guelph’s new senior curator and the Emerging Digital Artists Award announces its winner.

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New Auction House Puts Montreal, and Dealers, Back in the Game

ByDealers is what it sounds like: an auction house run largely by dealers themselves. First lots include Riopelle, Ferron, Mitchell and more.

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News in Brief: A New Space for Indigenous Art

Plus: a new Canadian auction house, drama at the AGO, Melanie Joly’s culture policy under fire, Rodney Graham inspires a line of coats and more.

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News in Brief: Indigenous Architecture Headed to Venice Biennale

Excitement is building about the fact that Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal’s project “UNCEDED” will be in the spotlight at the next Venice Biennale.

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News in Brief: Artist and Musician Wins $50K Prize

“You don’t have to be skinny or blonde or sing in English or French, and you can stand by what you want to do and what you want to say,” said Lido Pimienta.

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What Was Revealed During Canada’s #AskACurator Day

An ancient nail clipper, a slightly less ancient video game, and a very-not-ancient arts and culture problem.

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News in Brief: Arts Community Demands Changes at Calgary City Hall

This week, Calgary arts groups walked away from plans to create a new gallery, and also demanded more funding. City Hall was implied to be the problem.

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News in Brief: Unearthing the Visual Culture of Canadian Slavery

Charmaine Nelson will teach Canada’s history of slavery at Harvard, Jaimie Isaac is Winnipeg Art Gallery’s newest curator and more.

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Meet Momenta Biennale, the Successor to Montreal’s Mois de la Photo

With a curator from France, the new Momenta Biennale de l’image aims to put Canadian and international artists on the same platform.

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