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

Our editors’ weekly roundup of Canadian art news.

Marcel Dzama continues his collaboration with American artist Raymond Pettibon by creating a limited-edition, 36-page zine, the proceeds of which will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union. Titled Illegitimate President, the work is described as the “artists’ personalized version of a political pamphlet filled with vibrant, vocal responses to topical subject matter.” Dzama and Pettibon have collaborated on a number of zines, and their collaborative drawings went on view in “Forgetting the Hand” at David Zwirner Gallery in New York early last year. The zine will be launched at the David Zwirner Books booth at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, which begins February 24.

Toronto based Corrie Jackson, the RBC associate art curator, has been awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency. The annual program, which has a value of $15,000, sends a curator who is between 25 and 30 years old to work in residence for six weeks at Fogo Island Arts in Newfoundland. Jackson, who will undertake the residency in the summer of 2017, was selected by the strategic director of Fogo Island Arts, Nicolaus Schafhausen, and art historian Reesa Greenberg. Past recipients include Steven Cottingham, Kari Cwynar and Darryn Doull.

The Canadian Museum of History announced on Tuesday that the Rossy Family Foundation has donated $3 million in support of the museum’s Canada History Hall, a new signature exhibition and educational programming. One of the museum’s principal galleries will be named in honour of the family. The Canadian History Hall, which is slated to open on July 1, 2017, “will present Canada’s story like it has never been seen before. Visitors will encounter Canada’s national history, as told through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it, in an exhibition that brings together a collective story of conflict, struggle and loss, and also of success, achievement and hope.”

The Alberta College of Art and Design announced appointments to its board of governors on Wednesday. Carol Ryder has been appointed for a second term to the board of governors as chair, while Dale Turri, who has a background in the arts as a fund development professional, has been appointed as the latest member of the board. “These recent appointees complete our Board roster and come at a critical time for our institution,” said ACAD’s president and CEO, Dr. Daniel Doz, in a release. “We welcome Carol and Dale and look forward to confidentially moving forward with our strategic plan.”

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