Governor General’s Awards Gala March 2016

MCpl Vincent Charbonneau, Rideau Hall @ 0566, 2016

MCpl Vincent Charbonneau, Rideau Hall @ 0566, 2016

MCpl Vincent Charbonneau, Rideau Hall @ 0566, 2016

Receiving the 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, along with the other recipients, in Ottawa in March. 



Subversive Suzy Lake wins Governor General’s art award

Suzy Lake was among the first women to use performance and photography to confront gender politics — and her influence on the art scene was immediate and immense. 

Now the subversive visual artist has been named one of this year’s winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

She joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss her groundbreaking work, why her art isn’t quite biographical, and how identity can be formed through resistance. 

“Even though we knew who we weren’t, we weren’t quite sure who we were,” she says.

Listen to the full q interview here

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