Uh-Oh, Canada

August 21, 2008

By Mike Landry

FASTWURMS' "Flag" installation

Ryan Rice’s touring exhibition Anthem: Perspectives on Home and Native Land is winding up its three city run at Halifax’s Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. It’s an interesting last stop given the controversy ceramist Léopold Foulem caused last year in Halifax with his black-faced Santa Clause coffeepot.

The exhibition didn’t raise any hullabaloo in Ottawa or Banff, but MSVU gallery director Ingrid Jenkner says “it is possible that people outside the campus would find some of this difficult to accept.” She doubts it will though.

“I don’t think the works are deliberately controversial. They’re much more subtle than that, says Jenkner. “I think the show is more about collapsing boundaries than erecting them.”


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