The exhibit may be gone but the issues are not forgotten. Gloria Larocque speaks with Meghan Murphy about the recent cancellation of Pamela Masik's 'The Forgotten' by the Museum of Anthropology. While some claimed silence and censorship, others questioned the artist's motives and pointed to a lack of consultation and collaboration with the families and community of the missing and murdered women of the Downtown Eastside. When art cannot stand on it's own, when art, in and unto itself cannot create productive dialogue, what are the next steps? What are the key issues? What has the mainstream media left out? What needs to happen in the future around this project and other exhibitions of this nature? For further commentary around these issues please see http://www.feminisms.org/tag/pamela-masik/.
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