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December 9, 2023Decolonize National Gallery of Canada?
Director not interested in thinking about it.
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December 5, 2023Political censorship at AGO, say GG winners
Canadian artists protest Indigenous Curator Wanda Nanibush's forced departure.
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June 16, 2023What is a South Asian Museum?
Culture Minister struggles with opaque consultations.
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April 23, 2023Artist Withdraws from PAMA exhibition
“Canadian Sikh activist” photos at centre of dispute.
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November 11, 2022National Film Board Fails Equity Audit
A recent report released by Racial Equity Screen Office (RESO) gave a failing "F" grade to Canada's National Film Board.
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June 3, 2021Vancouver City Council Remembers and Forgets in Komagata Maru Apology
Vancouver City Council issued an apology on May 18, 2021 for the historical discrimination against the 376 passengers aboard the Komagata Maru steamship in 1914. It declared Sunday, May 23, 2021 as the "first Komagata Maru Remembrance Day to be marked in our city".
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April 2021A Response to The Tyee About the Taike-sye’yə Mural
Our motive for writing our piece (True both to history, and solidarity) was to try to counter this "fact" - that Musqueam paddlers canoed out across the inlet to feed the passengers on the Komagata Maru.
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April 13, 2018Letter from Victoria
Rungh continues to follow the events unfolding at the Open Space gallery in Victoria, BC. A letter regarding the meeting held on Saturday, March 10 can be found here. We welcome responses.
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March 31, 2018Event Report: Do You See What I See?
On March 23, 2018, the Zista Arts Society in Toronto held a group art exhibition entitled “Do You See What I See?” at the Super Wonder Gallery. Curated by Nimisha Bhanot, Rungh asked Aneesha Dev to provide an event report. Thank you to all.
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March 13, 2018Open Space Forms a New Interim Board of Directors; Former Board Resigns
The new interim Board of Directors at Open Space has issued a statement which can be found here.
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March 5, 2018IBPOC Victoria Hosting Public Forum at Open Space
IBPOC Victoria will he hosting a public forum at Open Space in Victoria on Saturday, March 10 at 2 PM. This event is independent of Open Space. The text of their Facebook post is reproduced here.
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March 5, 2018University of Victoria -Department of Writing supports ACC-CCA Boycott of Open Space
The University of Victoria, Department of Writing has released a letter written to Open Space, Executive Director, Kegan McFadden, supporting the ACC-CAA Boycott. The letter can be found here.
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March 2, 2018Rungh Receives Response to Aboriginal Curator Resignation from Open Space
Rungh has received a response from Sandra Hudson, a communications consultant, authorized by Open Space to respond. The text of the email received is here.
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February 25, 2018Call to Boycott Open Space Arts Society
Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/ Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC/CCA) issued a "Call to Boycott Open Space Arts Society's Call for a 'Curator of Exhibitions' " today in response to the resignation of Open Space's Aboriginal Curator, France Trépanier. The link and full text of the Boycott announcement is here.
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February 20, 2018Aboriginal Curator Resigns from Open Space - Rungh Seeks Response
Rungh has received a public resignation letter from France Trepanier, the former Aboriginal Curator at Open Space, effective February 20, 2018. The text of the whole letter is printed here. Rungh has sent a note to Open Space requesting a written response from the Chair of the Board of Directors.
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