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Ukrainian-Canadian Art: Problems of Definition and Prospects for the Future

Description: CIUS Seminar Audio Part 1 and 2.

On February 2, Mr. Jaroslaw Balan, a Masters' student in English at the University of Alberta, presented the seventh Institute seminar of the 1977-78 academic year at the University of Alberta entitled "Ukrainian-Canadian Art: Problems of Definition and Prospects for the Future." The speaker addressed himself to the following questions: Is there such a thing as Ukrainian- Canadian art? If so, how does one identify it? Is it useful to classify art in terms of ethnicity in form or content? How does one make distinctions between the definitions: Ukrainian art, Canadian art, Ukrainian-Canadian and Canadian-Ukrainian art?

Some observations were made about the emergence of Ukrainian-Canadian art and the possible future of such art. Mr. Balan attempted to develop a set of guidelines— a framework—within which Ukrainian- Canadian art could be discussed coherently and consistently. Most practical examples were drawn from literature and painting.

Found in CIUS Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 3 (Winter 1978)
Author: CIUS
Publisher: CIUS
Date: February 2, 1978
Contributor: Jars Balan
Language: English, Ukrainian
Original Format: Magnetic tape, audio cassette





CIUS, “Ukrainian-Canadian Art: Problems of Definition and Prospects for the Future,” CIUS-Archives, accessed November 25, 2020,
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