Our editors’ weekly roundup of Canadian art news.
On Monday in Montreal, artists Myriam Jacob-Allard and Velibor Božović were awarded the 2015 Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowships in Contemporary Art, worth $60,500 each. Awarded annually to recent graduates from a master or PhD program in the visual or media arts, the Bronfman Fellowships support emerging artists. Past recipients include Julie Favreau, Aude Moreau and Brendan Flanagan.
More than 35 individuals from the art-publishing community delivered a letter to Simon Brault, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, highlighting the unresolved status of Canadian art publishing and its negative effects on Canadian art publications. Signees are organized under the Canadian Art Publishing Network and include a wide range of editors, writers, curators and directors of artist-run institutions.
A new report written by the Remai Modern Art Gallery, set to open in Saskatoon in 2016, suggests that the gallery will be applying admission fees: $12 for general admission and $16 for special exhibitions. This stands in contrast to the Mendel Art Gallery, the institution that the Remai Modern Art Gallery will be replacing, which operates on an admission-by-donation basis.
On May 1, 2015, a group of artists in Toronto will be taking over a long-abandoned kiosk in the TTC’s Chester Station and operating a newsstand-cum–art gallery out of the building. Commuters will be able to purchase artists’ projects related to issues of transit and city life along with their morning coffees.