Critical Writing Index

The art of anti-censorship

by John Bentley Mays

The Globe and Mail, June 7, 1985

Mays discusses the development and reasoning behind the Issues of Censorship group exhibition at A-Space Gallery that deals with the Ontario Government's official censorship of cultural information and how it affects the public good."Much of the new interest dates from May 31, 1984, when agents of the Ontario censor board seized a group of videotapes by English artists...A creation of the A Space curatorial committee, Issues of Censorship comes as a reminder of that event, and a sign to all and sundry that A Space isn't going to forget".

ITEM 1985.032 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Gary Kibbins

Stan Denniston

Lynne Fernie

Vera Frenkel

Peter Greyson

John Greyson

Lisa Steele

Kim Tomczak

Robert Wiens