tagged: canadian

Canadian Content

by Joel Kuennen
In 1968, the idea of Canadian Content was set down as law in the Broadcasting Act of Canada. It ensures that “each broadcasting undertaking shall make maximum use, and in no case less than predominant use, of Canadian creative and other resources in the creation and presentation of programming.” As Ryan Edwardson aptly points out in his book (2008), Canadian Content is a cultural response to a very determined approach to country-building as a “post-colonial national project.” The first few... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 10/23/13

Spinning Some Stories

by David Yu
        I was first introduced to Jon Pylypchuk’s world at the USA Today show in the Royal Academy of Arts. He had a full room installation appropriately titled, .  The diorama depicted a war scene where furry humanoid creatures assemble to “cope” at base camp recouping after battle. For his third solo show at Alison Jacques, Pylypchuk has created another full room installation accompanied by new mixed media paneled paintings and paper collages. With each of these formats Pylypchuk... [more]
Posted by David Yu on 2/7/09