Canadian Art Gallery Axes Show Over ‘Cultural Appropriation’

An art gallery in Canada has canceled an exhibition which was accused of cultural appropriation so extreme it has been termed “cultural genocide”.Visions Gallery, a contemporary venue in Toronto, scrapped a five-day display of work by artist Amanda PL because of its treatment of an indigenous Canadian art style.PL’s work drew on the colorful style popularized by Norval Morrisseau, who hailed from Canada’s Anishnaabe group of tribes and shot to fame around the 1960s.His work retells tribal legends and has spiritual overtones – which PL said inspired her works in turn, even though she isn’t indigenous. Here are some her paintings:

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