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News in Brief: Scotiabank Photo Award Win, Bau-Xi Turns 50, Remai Partners with e-flux

Our editors’ weekly roundup of Canadian art news.

On Wednesday in Toronto, Angela Grauerholz won the fifth-annual Scotiabank Photography Award. Grauerholz will receive a $50,000 cash prize and a primary exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2016 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, and a book of her work will be produced and distributed by German publisher Steidl.

Bau-Xi Gallery’s Vancouver location is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1965, the gallery is marking the occasion this week with two exhibitions: an anniversary celebration show on the gallery’s main floor featuring key works from their stable of artists, and an exhibition on the upper floor that looks back at the gallery’s history.

On Tuesday, the National Gallery of Canada Foundation announced a $2 million donation made by the Koerner Foundation of Toronto to the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment Fund. The donation follows the inaugural $2 million donation made by the Sobey family in February, and will contribute to artists representing Canada in the Venice Biennale.

The Remai Modern, scheduled to open its doors in Saskatoon in late 2016, has partnered with e-flux journal to launch supercommunity, a daily on-site and online posting of “poetry, short fiction, plays and other epistolary forms by nearly 100 authors” focused on expanded issues of “community” at the 56th Venice Biennale. Selected participants from the May to August run of the Biennale project will participate in a symposium to take place in Saskatoon in Fall 2015.

Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Arts has partnered with the Kosovo Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale to present Flaka Haliti‘s exhibition “Speculating on the Blue,” and to create an accompanying publication produced by Berlin-based publisher Sternberg Press.

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