Geography Lesson : Canadian Notes

Sekula, Allan and O'Brian, John and Dufour, Gary. Geography Lesson : Canadian Notes. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery; Cambridge, MA: s.n., 1997.

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Abstract (English)

Sekula's photo-essay examines social relations between Canada and the United States by documenting two sites in Ontario: the Inco mine and smelter (Sudbury) and the Bank of Canada (Ottawa). In an accompanying text, the artist suggests the 79 photographs (with captions) draw attention to the ideological values of the Canadian bourgeoisie by focusing on relations between geography and money. Essays by Gary Dufour and John O'Brian situate Sekula's critical investigation of Canadian national identity (represented in bank architecture and landscape imagery) within the contexts of Canadian economic and political history, multinational industrialization and capitalism. Includes epilogue in photo-essay form. Circa 210 bibl. ref.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Sekula, Allan (Artist); Sekula, Allan (Author); O'Brian, John (Author); Dufour, Gary (Author)
Dossier: 420 - SEKULA, ALLAN
Collation: 96 p. : 86 ill. (36 col.) ; 29 x 23 cm
ISBN: 0262692007
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery; Cambridge, MA: s.n.
Artists: Sekula, Allan; James, Geoffrey; Smithson, Robert; Duchow, David
Event Statement: "Geography Lesson: Canadian Notes" exhibition chronology: Dec. 1986 - Mar. 1997, Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Long Island City, Old Westbury, Washington, Saskatoon, Windsor, Vancouver, Normal, [Philadelphia].
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE; LANDSCAPE; PHOTOGRAPHY; DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY; CANADIAN BOURGEOISIE; CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY; CAPITALISM; CANADIAN ECONOMY; BANKING; MINING; MONEY; CANADIAN NATIONAL IDENTITY; INTERNATIONAL NICKEL COMPANY (INCO); ERICKSON, ARTHUR; BANK OF CANADA; SUDBURY; SERVICE, ROBERT; GREENBERG, CLEMENT; INNIS, HAROLD A.; JACKSON, A-Y.
Notes:

Conceived as a self-contained installation which functions as both exhibition and book, "Canadian Notes" (1986) is the second in Sekula's "Geography Lessons" trilogy, which also includes "Sketch for a Geography Lesson" (1983) and "Fish Story" (1995).

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Date Deposited: 04 Jun 1998
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:03
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/12073
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