ART CONNECTS: Local Colour with Tarah Hogue and Zool Suleman (@RunghCulture)

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay connected with our series of online gatherings, Art Connects!

In this conversation, Tarah Hogue, Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art, at the Aug-20-Art-Connects-SpeakersVancouver Art Gallery, and Zool Suleman, Editor of Rungh Magazine, will discuss histories and legacies of artists organizing for equity in the arts.

In particular, they will look to the early 1990s, when the Artists’ Coalition for Local Colour picketed the Vancouver Art Gallery and when the Rungh Cultural Society was formed, highlighting important precedents for the current moment.

Finally, as cultural workers from different generations, they will speak to the convergence of their activities and how their recent work draws upon this past.

The event will be moderated by Melissa Lee, Director of Public Programs, and Stephanie Bokenfohr, Public Programs Coordinator.

Date: Thursday AUG 20 4:30 PM (Pacific Daylight time- PDT)

Click here to register for this virtual event: Local Colour with Tarah Hogue and Zool Suleman


Tarah Hogue is a curator, cultural worker and writer. A citizen of the Métis Nation with French Canadian and Dutch ancestries, she was raised on the border between Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 territories in Red Deer, AB. Tarah is the inaugural Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2017–20), and an uninvited guest on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm [Musqueam], Sḵwx̱wú7mesh [Squamish] and səlilwətaɬ [Tsleil-Waututh] territories since 2008.

Zool Suleman is an advocate, writer and cultural collaborator. He is the Editor of Rungh Magazine and the Executive Director of the Rungh Cultural Society. In the early 1990s, he co-founded Rungh (1991), a national South Asian focused arts initiative; protested against the Vancouver Art Gallery (1991), as an active member of the Artists’ Coalition for Local Colour; and was a founding member of the Minquon Panchayat (1992), a national IBPOC-led artist movement which challenged the lack of anti-racism initiatives in Canada’s artist-run-centres and arts institutions.





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