Canada is said to be an open country, democratic, always welcoming new people and new ideas. In theory… Indeed, Franke James, an absolutely brilliant and amazing artist is learning it’s not always the case. And she is learning it the hard way.
To make a long story short : ” The Canadian Government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party, is actively working to shut down (her) solo European art exhibition, which is set to tour 20 cities in Europe. “
I discovered Franke’s amazing visual essays years ago – she is one of the very first persons I followed on Twitter, thanks to a common acquaintance – and I have always loved them ever since.
Greatly drawn and very well thought, her essays have made me think about climate change, my impact, what should I do and so on. They made me laugh, they amazed me… Each time I read her essays I am just looking for more.
To me, her work deserve not only a European tour, but a global one… Go and check her website if you are not convinced. Check her latest story, Who cares about the Forest? as an example…
So today, I am asking you to relay this situation, so the Canadian government supports her back, or at the very least stop harming her European tour.