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The Beauty of Rupture

Artists of Asian descent and Canadian identity

Keith Wallace

LANI MAESTRO, dream of the other, 1998, slide dissolve installation, audio, courtesy the artist.

The norms of what have been considered Canadian cultural identity were governed for more than four centuries by the colonial heritage of the English and French. Their influence even veiled the presence of aboriginal cultures, the First Nation peoples who have inhabited this country from time immemorial. In the past two decades, however, Canadian cultural identity has been transformed. First Nations peoples are in theā€¦

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