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The Eli Langer case

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The Eli Langer case

Folder of documents concerning the Eli Langer case dated between 1993 and 1995, ff. 24. In 1993 the Canadian artist Eli Langer held an exhibition at the Mercer Union gallery in Toronto. The show coincided with the addition of section 163.1 (the “Child Pornography” section) to the Canadian Criminal Code, and Langer’s work, which addressed issues of childhood sexuality, was seized by the police whilst both Langer himself and the Mercer gallery’s director were arrested. The Canadian Centre, alongside other PEN Centres and well-known figures of the Canadian art community, supported Langer’s case. This folder contains: 1 typed letter from Allan Rock to Marian Botsford Fraser and Sandra Gwyn, [Ottawa], 30 November 1994, f. 1; 1 typed resolution unanimously adopted at the Canadian Centre’s Annual General Meeting on 21 June 1993, f. 1; 1 anonymous report titled “Artist’s work charged under new child pornography law,” ff. 2; 1 typed letter from Alison Gordon to Allan Rock, [Toronto], 13 January 1994, f. 1; 1 copy of “Notes from the Chair: Marian Botsford Fraser,” PEN Canada Newsletter (May 1995): 18-19; 1 copy of “Marian Botsford Fraser goes to court and files this report on the Eli Langer Trial,” PEN Canada Newsletter (December 1994): 10-11; 1 copy of “See no Evil,” Toronto Life, July 1994: 17-19; 2 press cuttings from The Toronto Star andThe Globe and Mail in ‘Sasha & Sal, Vicky Lee & Persia’, f. 1; 1 copy of Christakos, Margaret. “The unpublishability of Eli Langer,” Mix: The Magazine of Artist-Run Culture, Vol. 1, no. 23 (December 1995): 34-35; 1 copy of Bourgeois, John. “What is art and what is pornography?,” The Toronto Star, 26 February 1994: 1; 1 typed press release by Censorstop announcing a meeting in Toronto on 21 December 1993, f. 1; 1 typed report by Max Allen on the Eli Langer Press Conference on 22 December 1993, which took place at Metro Hall, Toronto, ff. 2; 1 typed report by Elaine Carol on a media conference titled “Eli Langer Bust” on 22 December 1993, ff. 3.

Le case d'Eli Langer

Dossier de documents concernant le cas d'Eli Langer, couvrant une période s'étendant entre 1993 et 1995, ff. 24. En 1993, l'artiste canadien Eli Langer présentait une exposition à la gallerie d'art Mercer Union, à Toronto. Cette présentation coïncidait avec l'ajout de la section 163.1 (la section sur la "Pornographie juvénile") au Code criminel canadien, et l'oeuvre de Langer, centrée sur des problèmes liés à la sexualité infantile, fut confisquée par la police alors que Langer et le directeur de la gallerie d'art étaient arrêtés. Le Centre canadien, conjointement avec d'autres Centres PEN et des personnalités connues de la communauté artistiques canadienne, ont soutenu le cas de Langer. Ce dossier contient: 1 lettre tapuscrite d'Allan Rock à Marian Botsford Fraser et Sandra Gwyn, [Ottawa], 30 novembre 1994, f. 1; 1 résolution tapuscrite adoptée unanimement par l'Assemblée générale annuelle du Centre canadien le 21 juin 1993, f. 1; 1 rapport anonyme intitulé "Artist's work charged under new child pornography law," ff. 2; 1 lettre tapuscrite d'Alison Gordon à Allan Rock, [Toronto], 13 janvier 1994, f. 1; 1 copie de "Notes from the Chair: Marian Botsford Fraser," PEN Canada Newsletter (mai 1995): 18-19; 1 copie de "Marian Botsford Fraser goes to court and files this report on the Eli Langer Trial," PEN Canada Newsletter (décembre 1994): 10-11; 1 copie de "See no Evil," Toronto Life, juillet 1994: 17-19; 2 coupures de presse du Toronto Star et du Globe and Mail dans 'Sasha & Sal, Vicky Lee & Persia,' Mix: The Magazine of Artist-Run Culture, Vol. 1, no. 23 (décembre 1995): 34-35; 1 copie de Bourgeois, John. "What is art and what is pornography?," The Toronto Star, 26 février 1994: 1; 1 communiqué de presse tapuscrit par Censorstop annonçant une rencontre à Toronto le 21 décembre 1993, f. 1; 1 rapport tapuscrit par Max Allen sur la Conférence de presse sur Eli Langer le 22 décembre 1993, à Metro Hall, Toronto, ff. 2; 1 rapport tapuscrit par Elaine Carol sur une conférence médiatique intitulée «Eli Langer Bust» le 22 décembre 1993, ff. 3.

El caso de Eli Langer

Una carpeta de documentos referentes al caso de Eli Langer datados entre 1993 y 1995, ff. 24. En 1993, el artista canadiense Eli Langer expuso su obra en la galeria Mercer Union en Toronto. La exposición coincidió con el momento en que se añadió la sección 163.1 (la sección de «Pornografía Infantil») en el código penal canadiense. La obra de Langer, que trataba sobre problemas de sexualidad infantil, fue incautada por la policía, mientras que Langer y el director de la galeria Mercer fueron arrestados. El Centro Canadiense, junto con otros Centros PEN y destacadas figuras de la comunidad artística canadiense, apoyaron el caso de Langer. Esta carpeta contiene: 1 carta mecanuscrita de Allan Rock a Marian Botsford Fraser y Sandra Gwyn, [Ottawa], 30 noviembre 1994, f. 1; 1 resolución, mecanuscrita, adoptada unánimamente durante la Asamblea General del Centro Canadiense, 21 junio 1993, f. 1; 1 informe anónimo titulado "Artist's work charged under new child pornography law," ff. 2; 1 carta mecanuscrita de Alison Gordon a Allan Rock, [Toronto], 13 enero 1994, f. 1; 1 ejemplar de "Marian Botsford Fraser goes to court and files this report on the Eli Langer Trial," PEN Canada Newsletter (diciembre 1994): 10-11; 1 ejemplar de "See no Evil," Toronto Life, julio 1994: 17-19; 2 recortes de prensa de The Toronto Star y The Globe and Mail en 'Sasha & Sal, Vicky Lee & Persia', f. 1; 1 ejemplar deChristakos, Margaret. "The unpublishability of Eli Langer," Mix: The Magazine of Artist-Run Culture, Vol. 1, no. 23 (diciembre 1995): 34-35; 1 ejemplar de Bourgeois, John. "What is art and what is pornography?," The Toronto Star, 26 febrero 1994: 1; 1 nota de prensa mecanografia de Censorstop anunciando una reunión en Toronto el 21 de diciembre 1993, f. 1; 1 informe mecanuscrito de Max Allen sobre la conferencia de prensa de Eli Langer, 22 diciembre 1993, que tuvo lugar en el Metro Hall, Toronto, ff. 2; 1 informe mecanuscrito de Elaine Carol sobre una rueda de prensa titulada «Eli Langer Bust», 22 diciembre 1993, ff. 3.

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01/01/1995

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Canadian Centre

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